AddressTakabatake-cho 1096 NaraSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Founded in 1909, the grande dame of Nara hotels has hosted dignitaries from Edward VIII and Albert Einstein to the Dalai Lama. It retains a Meiji-era style in its traditional exterior, high ceilings, gorgeous woodwork, refined Japanese and Western restaurants, bar and beautifully landscaped grounds. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with big beds, though some have cramped unit bathrooms.
For historic atmosphere, we recommend the Honkan (main building) over the Shinkan (new building).
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. The property will be going through renovation works from Mon 25 Jan 2016 until Tues 31 May 2016. During this period, guests may experience some noise or light disturbances, and some hotel facilities and services may not be available.
Services & facilities
- Bicycle rental
- Non-smoking rooms
- Designated smoking area
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Free WiFi
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