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4.0 out of 5

"So close to the main train station. Easy checkin. Easy to get to the places I wanted to go. Plenty of places to eat and shop nearby. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 14 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

Hotel Nikko Nara puts you in the heart of Nara, within a 20-minute stroll of Nara Park and Kofuku-ji Temple. Highlights at this hotel include 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a bar/lounge.

A day of pampering can include massages and thalassotherapy. The buffet restaurant, SERENA, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a gym, and a coffee shop/cafe. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Nara hotel include Nara Prefectural Cultural Hall and Nara National Museum.

Economy Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$121* Per night/room 4 Oct. - 5 Oct.

Large Twin Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Moderate Twin Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Nikko Nara ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Nikko Nara

Everyone (4)
5 out of 5
So close to the main train station. Easy checkin. Easy to get to the places I wanted to go. Plenty of places to eat and shop nearby.

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Oct. 2019 by Front Office Manager

Thank you very much for choosing Hotel Nikko for your recent trip to Nara. We gladly read your review and appreciated your valuable feedback about the smoothness of check-in, the proximity to the train station and the nearby attractions and shops. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us has been comfortable and has met your expectations. On the encouraging words we have received from you, we will continue to work to improve the service to satisfy all of our customers. Thank you again for your review. Sincerely yours,

4 out of 5
This was a pleasing hotel, nice and close to the main area of the city. The staff did not speak much English so it was hard to communicate with about in-house movies etc but we got it done. The restaurant buffet was delicious and the rooms were good. It was very expensive but everything seems expensive in japan for us.

Posted by , from Australia on 31 Mar. 2018

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3 out of 5

Attention needed

Checked into our room which smelled like a former smoking room, or had circulation from a smoking floor. The windows are sealed shut, so turning up the air conditioning only made the smell worse. Our room was very tired and the bathroom in particular was not very clean, with dirty hand marks on the doors and walls.

Posted by , from AU on 16 May 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to all tourist attractions

Pros: Location was main attraction but room was pleasant
Cons: Non smoking policy should be applied to whole floor rather than room only but perhaps this is not practical. Certainly room ventilation was very good.
Location: Close to all major Nara tourist attractions Nara Tourist Office is outside and shops and food venues within walking distance.
Perfect location close to station and attractions. Room was a little tired but very clean and staff were efficient. Non smoking only applied to room so corridors lifts etc did smell of cigarette smoke which was unfortunate. Overall a worthwhile stay.

Posted by , from daylesford australia on 16 Feb. 2016

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Property Features

Hotel Nikko Nara offers its guests a full-service spa and a fitness center. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. The business-friendly Hotel Nikko Nara also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Nara hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 330 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Nara Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Nikko Nara offers 330 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

SERENA - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

YOSHINO - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

SHUKO - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

ICHO - This steakhouse serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

Spa Services

  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Security system
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 3000 for adults and JPY 1600 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: JPY 1200 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Nikko Nara
  • Nikko Nara
  • Hotel Nikko Nara Nara
  • Hotel Nikko Nara Hotel
  • Hotel Nikko Nara Hotel Nara

You should know

  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.