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8.6
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
  • Nara Visitor Center & Inn200 m
  • Meisho Daijoin Garden250 m
  • Shiga Naoya Former House270 m
  • Gangoji Temple310 m
  • Gangō-ji310 m
  • Tamura Seihoen330 m
  • Imanishike Shoin330 m
  • Sarusawa Tourist Information Office330 m
  • Kōfuku-Ji Buddhist Temple350 m
  • Fukuchi in Temple360 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Nara Hotel

    1096 Takabatakecho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301 - See map
    "It well located for visiting Nara park, Todai-Ji, Kofuku-Ji, Kasaga-Trisha shrine, Isuien garden and Yushitien Gatden."
    May - December 2, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.9 rating for cleanliness
    • 790 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Nara

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 38 times

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    Room comfort score
    8.8/10
    Room size
    42 sqm.
    Location score
    9.0/10
    Cheapest price score
    Better than
    95
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    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center15 km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport37.9 km

    Rooms available at Nara Hotel

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Garden Deluxe Room
    Garden Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
    • Park view
    • 2 single beds
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    Crown Suite - New Building
    Crown Suite - New Building
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 double beds
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    Deluxe Twin Room with Garden View - Main Wing - Non-Smoking
    Deluxe Twin Room with Garden View - Main Wing - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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    Standard Twin New Building
    Standard Twin New Building
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Twin A
    Deluxe Twin A
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    • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
    • Park view
    • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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    Hollywood Twin - New Building
    Hollywood Twin - New Building
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Twin Bed Park View
    Deluxe Twin Bed Park View
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    • Room size: 51 m²/549 ft²
    • Park view
    • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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    Royal Suite Room
    Royal Suite Room
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    • Room size: 127 m²/1367 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Twin Bed B
    Deluxe Twin Bed B
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    • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
    • Park view
    • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Park view
    • 2 single beds
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    What people love about Nara Hotel

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "So most of the guests today are also wealthy and love the atmosphere there."

      Axel

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      September 4, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The hotel has an elegant, classic style, a wonderful mix of easy and west."

      May

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      December 2, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The location is perfect, the staff is extremely friendly."

      Florian

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      October 25, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "We will definitely return to hotel Nara should we visit Japa..."

    Michael

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    July 5, 2018

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    What they offer

    9.3
    Exceptional

    "Our stay at the Nara Hotel was great, such ambiance, a hotel..."

    Laurenske

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    January 6, 2016

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American

    Restaurants on site

    メインダイニングルーム 三笠
    Cuisine:French
    日本料理 花菊
    Cuisine:Japanese

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    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.3
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.2
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (117)
    8-9 Excellent (77)
    7-8 Very Good (46)
    6-7 Good (23)
    <6 Below Expectation (22)
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    Mar - May (94)
    Jun - Aug (66)
    Sep - Nov (67)
    Dec - Feb (58)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    SANGEUN from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in September, 2018

    Niceee”

    The room has high ceiling as if victorian houses. Staff are very nice and polite. Old but everything tidy up perfectly. If you don't have a car or have heavy luggage it maybe quite hard to get here. But I can guarantee that you will find satisfied with the room in the old building.

    Reviewed September 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ajay from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin New Building
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

    A Grand Hotel in a beautiful historic city”

    Nara Hotel is everything you would expect from one of the old heritage hotels on the oldest capital of Japan. This year, it celebrates its 110 year and it’s looking every bit as good as it did when it first opened! Think teal and mahogany fittings in a period style hotel with grand tea rooms and silver service restaurants. It’s situated just off the Nara parks which have all the sights within walking distance. The shuttle bus service to the two stations is a nice touch. The hotel shop sells its merchandise and they do have beautiful stuff. Book a room on the old building to get the best experience.

    Reviewed April 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chia from Taiwan
    Group
    Standard Twin (Non-smoking)
    Stayed 1 night in November, 2018

    excellent hotel”

    I stayed in Nara Hotel once a year, never feel disappointed. One time, I tried to borrow the luggage weight after checking out. When I came back from lunch to take my luggage, all the bags were weighted with a small hand-written tag on it. Very thoughtful! The food, staffs, views and the hotel itself are perfect! Definitely will stay here next time.

    Reviewed March 05, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ming from Canada
    Couple
    Hollywood Twin - New Building
    Stayed 2 nights in April, 2018

    Friendly Staff”

    If you are looking for a high quality services, this is the right place for you. The architecture is also another selling point! Old fancy looks from the outside and nice interior designs as well. I, personally was out most of the time but next time if I visit Nara I will definitely use it again to enjoy my stay.

    Reviewed May 02, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Alejandro from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin (Non-smoking)
    Stayed 3 nights in May, 2017

    An old dame, an experience for those who love antique hotels”

    This Grande Dame of Nara is an old wooden building full of elegance and history. The hotel has access to an amazing garden which belonged centuries ago to a temple. Rooms have very tall roofs and have old furniture. The hotel has wonderful ball rooms to enjoy a drink and interesting paintings on the walls, some from famous Japanese artists such as Uemura Shoen. Service is very professional with the classic touch suitable for this hotel.

    Reviewed June 09, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Li from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Twin - City View
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2016

    Classic hotel with over 100 years history”

    Staying at the hotel itself is very special. It is a historical building but very well maintained. The hotel has many famous guests in the past including the Japanese Royal families. There is a short cut down the stair via the car park to get to the town

    Reviewed May 30, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Winnie from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Japanese Style - B
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2015

    Very good hotel”

    Good location, pretty environment, friendly staff

    The hotel is slightly old itself but the rooms are very traditional Japanese style and I love it. The food was great! You can walk 15 mins or so to feed the deer, a very nice hotel! Staff are friendly and their English skills are good as well.

    Reviewed July 28, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Melissa from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style - B
    Stayed 1 night in June, 2015

    Great historic hotel”

    Lovely staff, great location, nice rooms

    Stayed in a traditional Japanese room in the main building - bathroom tub might need a change to look cleaner and fresher... Other than that it was a perfect room and perfect shower, great bathroom supplies!!! Lovely service from the staff. We will definitely stay again! Everything in walking distance!

    Reviewed June 29, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kam from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July, 2013

    Cultural and historical City”

    Clean, good service and top package

    It's not cheap compared with other hotels in the city. It's not near JR nor Kintetsu Station. But it's very near the sight-seeing spots. The service is excellent. Everything is clean and tidy. The room is relatively big in Japan. The hotel is indeed historical and properly the most high-class on in Nara. Therefore, I think Agoda had really offered me a relatively cheap price. It's highly recommended for tourists with enough funds.

    Reviewed August 04, 2013
    9.6
    Exceptional
    May from United States
    Solo traveler
    Hollywood Twin - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in November, 2018

    Wonderful experience at Nara Hotel. Highly recommend ”

    I had one night stay and has a extremely delightful experience. The hotel has an elegant, classic style, a wonderful mix of easy and west. It well located for visiting Nara park, Todai-Ji, Kofuku-Ji, Kasaga-Trisha shrine, Isuien garden and Yushitien Gatden. But the real treasure is it’s staff: they are an army of magicians willing to go out of their way to help you! I forgot my camera charge at home, the lady in front desk alled all the electronics stores in order to find a replacement for me, once Located she placed it on hold, write me a note it and called a taxi to take me there. My glasses came apart during dinner, the waitress lady magically found a tool and fix the tiny screw such a disaster was avoided! The lady helping with my luggage did much more for me with bus, train and tour information. I’ve stayed in 5 stars hotels, this one standout as they made me feel like a royal, and that’s what a 5 star hotel is all about!

    Reviewed December 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Florian from France
    Couple
    Hollywood Twin - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2018

    Exceptional”

    You will actually feel like Japanese royalty when staying there. The location is perfect, the staff is extremely friendly. The stay in this hotel was definitely one of the highlights of our Japan trip.

    Reviewed October 25, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Tina from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin New Building
    Stayed 1 night in March, 2019

    CLASSIC HOTEL”

    CLASSIC HOTEL

    Reviewed April 07, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Zhang from China
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2018

    so nice!”

    so good!

    Reviewed October 05, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Axel from Germany
    Family with young children
    Standard Double Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in August, 2018

    Oldschool Grand Hotel with a great history”

    The Nara Hotel is e real Grand Hotel of the good old times. For example: you get no keycard for your room, you get a key! It's more than 100 yaers old and in former times Hollywood stars Royals stayed here. So most of the guests today are also wealthy and love the atmosphere there. Just look for a good prize and you can also for 1-2 nights be a part of Japanese establishment.

    Reviewed September 04, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Michael from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in July, 2018

    Special experience.”

    From the second you arrive all the staff make your feel special. Yes it’s a special place with all the history and the building and rooms , we stayed in the old section, the high ceilings in the rooms and corridors certainly tell you a story as you walk them. Both restaurants serve beautiful food, and the staff certainly ensure you enjoy your experience. The bar area provides an exquisite experience should you take the time to enjoy a cocktail , or two. Again the staff were superb. We will definitely return to hotel Nara should we visit Japan again in the near future. Well done to all the staff we had the good fortune of meeting, and also to the many other staff behind the scenes, especially chef!s, our dinners on every evening were superb, one could dream of the experience of enjoying the French onion soup that both my wife and l enjoyed.

    Reviewed July 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Georgina from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Twin - City View
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2018

    Most comfortable beds!”

    Beautiful hotel. Great location within walking distance of major attractions The beds were sooo comfortable and the linens and pillows so nice to the touch. Staff was exceptionally helpful. Only disappointment was not being able to sample their delicious food;restaurants in hotel we’re just too expensive. I think breakfast is at least afternoon tea should have been complimentary.

    Reviewed April 09, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Veronica from United States
    Family with young children
    Hollywood Twin - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in July, 2017

    Excellent”

    The hotel is very charming. We did not have breakfast included and to order off the a' la carte menu was not welcomed. We stayed in the newer wing and there was a smell of mildew in the hallway but not in the room. The room was gigantic and while a bit dated, still very comfortable. We had a Hollywood twin with nature view. We loved the opportunity to rent bikes from the hotel to explore the park and surrounding area. The gift shop offered some nice gifts to bring home. It was a beautiful trip to Nara and a special place. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed July 19, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Karen from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe - City View
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2017

    Beautiful hotel with a gracious staff. ”

    The traditional Japanese restaurant was excellent and the meal was presented and served very artistically. The Nara Deer Park, cherry trees, and multiple temples were in walking distance. We spent the day in a wonderful outdoor environment.

    Reviewed April 16, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    MING from China
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in November, 2016

    Everything prefect”

    This is a very good place for stay in Nara. The place near by most of sight seeing places. You can rent a bike from hotel. The japanese style room is good for those want to try Tatami. Somehow the price for each night is quite expensive. Staffs are helpful and very kind.

    Reviewed November 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Petr from Czech Republic
    Family with young children
    Standard Twin (Non-smoking)
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2016

    Amazing property with super helpful reception staff”

    restaurant is a differnt story though: stuffy waiters with poor English, favoring japanese guests, presenting every miso soup as if it was a miracle, stretching a simple breakfast to a one hour ordeal...

    Reviewed April 15, 2016
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    • Exceptional location
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    • Kintetsu Nara Train Station is within 0.76 km