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Hotel New Wakasa

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wakasa is a small accommodation on a local street in Nara. Breakfast and dinner were delicious with wonderful food. Bathrooms had Shisedo products and spacious shower/bath area. Decor could be updated but overall a nice stay with helpful staff.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stay, very helpful and accommodating staff. Extremely welcomed on arrival, greeted us friendlily. Rooms are neat and clean, onsen is small but quiet with very few people. Shower room is very spacious with personal space. Breakfast is delicious, very traditional. All in all, wonderful. Made us feel home. Highly recommended.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We visited Nara for one day while travelling Japan and it was one of the best days of the holiday, the city is wonderful and this hotel was the perfect place to stay there. The hotel is set near the parks in the older area of the city, we were a bit suspicious walking towards it but when we found...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The hotel is closely located to Nara park, which is ideal for sightsseing but not so close to Naramachi, where the restaurants and a decent nightlife is situated. The hotel sits next to a main street which is somewhat noisy and which can be heard from the rooms and the surrounding of the hotel is not very attractive. After a...

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I have included pictures of the evening meal we had at this hotel It was not cheap but it was still very good value The service is excellent and although a little tricky to find initially it is well located near Nara Park where most of the best sight seeing is located

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Clean nice traditional.japanese hotel.experience friendly staff traditional rooms with private bath but also a public bathhouse close to sites and park about a mile from train station and around the corner from 711

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Staff try to be nice but not very successfully. Very restrictive with meal times. Really far away from JR Nara St. bu quite near to the Todaiji. Room was very big in traditional japanese style, onsen were nice and they give you a 'yukata' to stay in the hotel. Abundant kaiseki meals (breakfast and dinner). They give you deer cookies...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The good: reasonable room, comfy futon, comfy yukata, close to Nara Park and the big temple. The private outdoor bath was cool. Souvenir photo was quite funny. The funny deer stuff everywhere is kind of cute. Front desk explained sightseeing really well and gave us free deer cookies. The not so good: quite far from Nara JR station. Quite a...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The positives *Great service from the staff (this would be the main reason why I rate them a 4), I decided to book this hotel (and Nara) literally only 2 days before the stay and called the hotel to book the 3 Michelin Wa Yamamura for me, they were able to get me a reservation with zero fuss. Arrived early...

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is simply awesome, they helped us in everything even when the communication wasn't perfect.the rooms are traditional, splendidly clean and overlooking the hills with wooden bathtub on the room balcony to enjoy a relaxing bath with wine or sake late at night..

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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Hotel New Wakasa

Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara 630-8274, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $232 - $444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel New Wakasa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“direction west is off the main and noisy road”
 of 5 bubbles 811WalterS, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“Park view is better”
 of 5 bubbles 104bernardd, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The japanese style Roms are very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles baerli-bu, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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