Nara Hotel

1096 Takabatake-Cho, Nara, Japan, 630-8301  show map
 4 stars
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Nara Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The classic Nara Hotel offers luxurious guest rooms close to Suzakumon Gate, Kairyuoji Temple and Heijokyu Ruins. Occupying a 5-story ancient building, the hotel was remodeled in 1984.

Nara Hotel is 30 minutes' walk from the center of Nara. A temple, historic sites and a museum lie a short distance away.

The hotel allows quick access to a wildlife park and hills.

There is Kintetsu Nara train station nearby. Nara Hotel is easily accessible from Itami airport lying within 40 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The property offers 127 guestrooms appointed with wireless internet, a personal computer, a writing table, a sofa and TV. Some rooms at Nara Hotel have a view over the park. The rooms are designed with traditional décor and have bamboo floors.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a seasonal restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. The lounge bar serves tea and coffee. Offering various dining options, Main Dining Room Mikasa and Kikusuiro are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests can make use of laundry, ironing service and newspaper service as well as currency exchange, a gift shop and a luggage storage.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Kettle
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1096 Takabatake-Cho, Nara, Japan, 630-8301

Get directions
City Center
  • Nara
    2.8 km
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    38.1 km
  • Kobe (UKB)
    56.1 km
Train Stations
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
    800 m
  • Nara Station
    1.4 km
Restaurants
  • Parco (cuisine: Japanese)
    200 m
  • Main Dining Room Mikasa (cuisine: French)
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    127

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Rooms and availability

Nara Hotel photos Room
Park Wing Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 26 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Standard|Standard Twin Room (Main Wing, Nara Park Side), Construction under way, Check-in 5PM, Check-out 10AM

Room facilities
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    Wing Single Room
    Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 35 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Standard|Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed (Main Wing),Construction under way, Check-in 5PM, Check-out 10AM

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      Standard Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Room facilities
        Wing Suite
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
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        Suite
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        Deluxe Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds
        Size: 34 m²
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        Deluxe Wing Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds
        Size: 44 m²
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        Japanese-Style Wing Room
        Size: 18 m²
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        Royal Wing Suite
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
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        Royal Suite
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Nara Hotel Nara location
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        Hotel Address:

        1096 Takabatake-Cho, Nara, Japan, 630-8301

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Nara
          2.8 km
        Airports
        • Itami (ITM)
          38.1 km
        • Kobe (UKB)
          56.1 km
        Train Stations
        • Kintetsu Nara Station
          800 m
        • Nara Station
          1.4 km
        Restaurants
        • Parco (cuisine: Japanese)
          200 m
        • Main Dining Room Mikasa (cuisine: French)
          200 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          127

        Hotel Awards

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        Nara Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2.7 km

        Places of interest

        • Naramachi - 300 m
        • Gangoji Temple - 300 m

        Train stations

        • Kintetsu Nara Station - 700 m
        • Nara Station - 1.3 km

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Kofuku-ji - 300 m
        • Isui-en - 700 m
        • Shin Yakushiji - 1.1 km
        • Todaiji Temple - 1.1 km
        • Kasuga Taisha - 1.3 km
        • Shosoin - 1.4 km
        • Heijokyoato - 3.7 km

        Museums

        • Nara National Museum - 400 m
        • Nara Prefectural Art Museum - 600 m

        Local attractions

        • Byakugoji Temple - 1.9 km
          392 Byakugoji-cho, Nara
        • Hannyaji Temple - 2.3 km
          221 Hannyajicho, Nara
        • Kairyuoji Temple - 3.0 km
          897 Hokkejikitamachi, Nara
        • Wakakusa Hill - 2.2 km
        • Futaiji Temple - 2.6 km
          517 Horencho, Nara

        Near the hotel

        • Meisho Daijoin Teien Museum - 230 m
          1083-1 Takabatakecho, Nara
        • Sarusawa-ike - 340 m
        • Nara National Museum - 490 m
        • Nara Machi Museum - 490 m
          14 Nishinoshinyacho, Nara
        • Kofukuji Temple - 390 m
        • Gangoji Temple - 330 m
          11 Chuincho, Nara
        • Kojindo - 480 m
          14 Nishinoshinyacho, Nara

        Restaurants nearby

        • Parco - 200 m

          Address: 1-1 Tsurufukuincho
          Phone: +81 742-26-8885

          66% likes this, based on 7 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese

        • Kikusuiro - 220 m

          Address: 1130 Takabata-cho,
          Phone: +81 742-23-2038

          83% likes this, based on 4 reviews

        • Kana Kana - 290 m

          Address: 13 Kunodo-cho
          Phone: +81 742-22-3214

          73% likes this, based on 44 reviews

        • Main Dining Room Mikasa - 200 m

          Address: Takabatakecho
          Phone: +81 742-26-3300

          90% likes this, based on 32 reviews
          Cuisine: French
          Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 64

        • Yofuresutoran Kikusui - 220 m

          Address: 1130 Takabatakecho
          Phone: +81 742-23-2007

          79% likes this, based on 33 reviews
          Cuisine: French
          Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 64

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          127

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        Nara Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Nara Hotel

        Average guest rating

        8.4out of 10
        Superb
        Based on 47 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          Old feel of hotel's original wing

        • Group of friends
          8.8

          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.

        • Single
          9.2

          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. :-)

        • Family with children
          4.2

          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!)

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          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.

        • Single
          7.4

          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.

        • Single
          6.6

          Surprisingly good knowledge of English in the hotel and the city

          Mildew in the outdated bathroom

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          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.

        • Single
          6.2

          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.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          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.

        • Couple
          8.2

          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.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          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.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Excellent service with quality everything

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

        • Family with children
          8.2

          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.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

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

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Nara Hotel Nara location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1096 Takabatake-Cho, Nara, Japan, 630-8301

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Nara
          2.8 km
        Airports
        • Itami (ITM)
          38.1 km
        • Kobe (UKB)
          56.1 km
        Train Stations
        • Kintetsu Nara Station
          800 m
        • Nara Station
          1.4 km
        Restaurants
        • Parco (cuisine: Japanese)
          200 m
        • Main Dining Room Mikasa (cuisine: French)
          200 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          127

        Hotel Awards

        JapaneseHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNaraNara Hotel

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

        Use Badge