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
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Overview

Nara is a 5-story hotel in Nara within short distance of Isuien Garden, Gangoji Temple and Todaiji Temple. Operating in Nara since 1909, this hotel features ancient architecture and modern comforts.

The hotel is set 500 meters away from Himuro Shrine, Nara Machi Museum and Kasuga Taisha. This elegant property is about 3 km away from the center of Nara.

Nearby points of interest include the temple, historic sites and museums.

Nara Hotel lies within 40 minutes’ drive to Itami airport.

Rooms

This property offers 127 rooms including Tradition Wing Room, Deluxe Wing Twin Room and Royal Wing Suite. Some rooms come with a view of Nara Park. A bathtub, free toiletries and dressing gowns can be found in all bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a seasonal restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Guests can relax in the lounge bar serving refreshing drinks. Main Dining Room Mikasa and Kikusuiro are situated in a historic area, about 250 meters from the venue.

Services

Such business facilities as a meeting room and a photocopier are also available on site.

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:   129.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of JPY 2376 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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:
    129

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Rooms and availability

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

Room facilities
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    Standard Wing Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or Double bed
    Size: 35 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking (New Wing)

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      Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds
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        Wing Suite
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 66 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Crown Suite (New Wing)

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          Suite
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          Deluxe Wing Twin Room
          Bed type: Twin beds
          Size: 51 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Deluxe Twin A (Main Wing, Nara Park Side), Construction under way, Check-in 5PM, Check-out 10AM

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            Deluxe Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds
            Size: 34 m²
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              Japanese-Style Wing Room
              Size: 18 m²
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                Royal Wing Suite
                Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
                Size: 127 m²
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                • Air conditioning
                • Shower
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                Royal Suite (New Wing)

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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:
                    129

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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

                  Shopping areas

                  • Nara National Museum - 400 m

                  Monuments and Landmarks

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

                  Museums

                  • 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 42 - CAD 68

                  • Yofuresutoran Kikusui - 220 m

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

                    79% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                    Cuisine: French
                    Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 68

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    5
                  • Number of rooms:
                    129

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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:
                    129

                  Hotel Awards

                  JapaneseHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNaraNara Hotel

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

                  Use Badge