AddressTakabatake-cho 1096 NaraSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
This grande dame of Nara hotels is a classic, with high ceilings and the smell of polished wood all around. All the rooms are spacious and comfortable with big beds. Unfortunately, some of the bathrooms have cramped unit bathrooms. The rooms in the Shinkan (new wing) are nice, but we recommend the Honkan (main building) for its great retro atmosphere. Free wi-fi in lobby; free LAN cable internet in guest rooms.
Our independent authors have visited Nara Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Nara.
Description provided by property
The century old Nara Hotel features classic Japanese architecture and elegant rooms with free wired internet. Located on Nara Park’s beautiful hills, it overlooks the ancient capital’s historic sites.
The cosy rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and warm colours. They come with an LCD TV with satellite channels, a minibar and a bathrobe.
From Nara Hotel, the center of Nara Park is a 10-minute walk, Isuien Garden is a 15-minute walk and Todai-ji Temple is a 20-minute walk. Nara Station is a 10-minute bus ride away and connects to Kyoto in 45 minutes, while Kansai Airport is a 100-minute bus ride.
Guests can explore the ancient city with Hotel Nara’s rental bicycles. They can relax with a massage or browse in the hotel’s gift shop.
French cuisine can be enjoyed in a mixture of classic Japanese and French décor at dining room Mikasa, while Restaurant Hanagiku serves seasonal Japanese dishes. Guests with a dinner-inclusive plan can choose either French or Japanese dinner. Freshly baked pastry and park views are offered at the Tea Lounge.
Guests with a meal plan are asked to indicate their dinner selection from a choice of a Japanese-style dinner or a French-style dinner at the time of booking.
Japanese-style room cannot accommodate an extra bed.
Services & facilities
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking rooms
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
- Free parking
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