Nara Hotel

1096 Takabatake-Cho, Nara, Japan, 630-8301show map
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Overview

The comfortable Nara Hotel is rated 4 stars and features 127 rooms for guests to stay in. Renovated in 1984, the hotel combines French architecture with ultimate comfort.

Nara Hotel lies about 30 minutes' walk from the city center. A museum, a temple and historic sites as well as hills and a wildlife park are in a short distance from the property.

Nara Hotel is set a 45-minute drive from Itami airport.

Rooms

Nara Hotel welcomes guests to take advantage of wireless internet, a safe, a seating area, a personal computer and a sofa supplied in the rooms. Some rooms overlook the park. Bathrooms in these cozy rooms are fitted with a shower, free toiletries and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

The property features a seasonal restaurant serving Japanese dishes. Coffee and tea are offered in the lounge bar. Offering various dining options, Main Dining Room Mikasa and Yofuresutoran Kikusui are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests will benefit from 24-hour room service, newspaper service and porter service along with free private parking, a baggage storage and a lift.

Relax

Nara Hotel also offers meals and cots for guests staying with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   127.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Spa centre
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Park view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Gangoji TempleGangoji Temple1000 ft
NaramachiNaramachi1000 ft
Kintetsu Nara StationKintetsu Nara Station2300 ft
Nara National MuseumNara National Museum1400 ft
Nara Prefectural Art MuseumNara Prefectural Art Museum2000 ft
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ParcoParco700 ft1-1 Tsurufukuincho
Main Dining Room MikasaMain Dining Room Mikasa700 ftTakabatakecho
KikusuiroKikusuiro800 ft1130 Takabata-cho,
Yofuresutoran KikusuiYofuresutoran Kikusui800 ft1130 Takabatakecho
Kana KanaKana Kana1000 ft13 Kunodo-cho
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Nara StationNara Station4300 ft
Horyuji TempleHoryuji Temple7.3 mi1-1 Horyuji Sannai
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.7 mi
Kobe (UKB)34.9 mi
Train
Kintetsu Nara Station2700 ft
Nara Station4600 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  50  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Old feel of hotel's original wing

  • 8.8
    Superb

    a very beautiful historic building at a perfect location, very close to the most traditional part of nara. and hotel itself is actually just like a park. you can even see deers just outside your window in the morning. all staff are extremely nice and patient and the service is pretty good. and the lounge at first floor is also recommendable.

    the facilities are relatively old regarding the price. room not so big.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very good location for sightseeing (grab a taxi to/from the train station if you arrive/leave by train). Very polite and helpful (English speaking) staff. Spotless room, comfortable bed. Will stay again if I ever visit the city again.

    No wifi in rooms (wifi in lounges/reception, cable in room) is the only negative thing i can think about. :-)

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Near the park

    Staff is not helpful and kindly as asual in Japan. Price is high and dinner or breakfeast are overpriced (more than 100 euros for a dinner) Bathroom is very old fashion (in modern part of the hotel!)

  • 10.0
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    What can I say that hasn't been said before? Amazing hotel in an amazing location. Comfortable, clean, friendly and luxurious. Our stay here was the highlight of our trip to Japan. Like others have said here, go with the old wing! It added another rich layer onto our positive experience in Nara. (We did the breakfast, worth it... every yen...).

    I didn't like the fact that we couldn't stay longer... or move in permanently.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Room was great. Very comfortable.

    I thought the location was great, it being near the Kintetsu Nara station. Unfortunately, while the hotel isn't far from the hustle and bustle of Nara, to get there you need to climb quite a few flights of stairs. I was sweating, in autumn weather, by the time I reached the hotel. Not for the independent traveller. The staff were generally helpful but most are not able to converse in English.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Surprisingly good knowledge of English in the hotel and the city

    Mildew in the outdated bathroom

  • 10.0
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    This was the second visit for me in a couple of months, the first with my American friends and the second with my wife. The classic wooden building with the scenery of ancient City of Nara matched with warm hospitality of hotel employees satisfied more than expected for both of my party.

  • 6.2
    Good

    It is well located, and has an interesting history.

    1. The room was rather cramped and old-fashioned. There was no view at all. For the price, I was expecting something much better. The room contained no instructions, and I had to hunt to find the socket for the wired internet. The response on that antiquated system was very slow indeed. I think the hotel is in need of a major upgrade. I came from a superb hotel in Kobe, which was half the price, and much better all round. 2. The French meals in the restaurant were very expensive, and for a European, one does not travel to Japan to eat French food. 3. There was poor sound insulation, and I could hear guests in adjoining rooms. 3. I was surprised that the staff did not help with the luggage, after I checked out and had to walk, with it to the bus-stop, some distance away.

  • 10.0
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    Nara Hotel is a grand old hotel set in one of Japan's most historic and beautiful sights. The meticulously kept grounds and hotel along with the gracious and helpful staff combined to make our first visit to Japan unforgettable. Staying here is worth it for the ambience alone but the welcome extended to us by the staff exceeded even that.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very helpful staff and beautiful building. Nice location near the park and walking distances to all attractions. The history of this hotel also makes it very unique.

    No lift in the building.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location is unmatched. It is right on the edge of the Nara park, a day long sight-seeing venue in itself. Also the building itself has an "old" feeling to it if you're into that kind of thing.

    Staff courtesy was almost too much. Painful to watch.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent service with quality everything

    Lack of Internet access but they quickly changed our room and it was then available

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Enjoyed the old charm and ambience of this delightful hotel. The location enabled us to walk to the sights in Nara and not too far to the main centre. The staff were obliging and helpful too.

    The bathroom was a bit too small.

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    Over 100 years of history. You can walk the same halls as Einstein, Chaplin, and Helen Keller.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  50 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Japan

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.7 mi
Kobe (UKB)34.9 mi
Train
Kintetsu Nara Station2700 ft
Nara Station4600 ft
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