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9.1

Exceptional

265 reviews

265 reviews

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Breakfast3
Food & Dining2
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Ara-Ike Pond

160 m

Sarusawa Pond

180 m

Kofuku-ji Temple

260 m

Yu Nakagawa honten

260 m

Tamura Seihoen

260 m

Popular landmarks
Nara National Museum

530 m

Isuien Garden

740 m

Nara Park

1.1 km

Todai-ji Temple

1.1 km

Kasuga Grand Shrine

1.4 km

Closest landmarks
Nara Visitor Center & Inn

90 m

Sarusawa Tourist Information Office

220 m

ASAHI PARK

270 m

Kikazaridokoro Miyabi

310 m

Gango-ji Temple

320 m

Asukasou Hotel

1113-3,Takahata-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, look no further. Strategically situated in Nara, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Nara Park. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Nara

Excellent room comfort & quality

670 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Car power charging station

Sauna

Spa

Shops

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nara every 9 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.0 km

Rooms available at Asukasou Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.2

Japanese Style Room with 10 Tatami - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Modern Japanese Style Twin Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 semi double beds
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Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Family Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 4 futons
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Economy Triple Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 futons
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Family Double Room
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  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 4 futons
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Superior Family Room
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  • Shower and bathtub
  • 8 futons
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Asukasou Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Asukasou Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Asukasou Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at Asukasou Hotel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3850 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the ryokan.

What are my dining options at Asukasou Hotel?

Asukasou Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Asukasou Hotel?

Asukasou Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Asukasou Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kintetsu Nara Train Station, 630 m away from Asukasou Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby Asukasou Hotel?

Asukasou Hotel’s neighborhood is Nara which includes popular restaurants such as Mentoan, Maguro Koya and Okaru.

What popular shopping places are close to Asukasou Hotel?

Located in the Nara area, Asukasou Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Higashimuki Shopping Street, Tamura Seihoen and Naramachi Millet.

What are popular attractions near Asukasou Hotel?

Asukasou Hotel’s location in the Nara neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Asukasou Hotel?

Asukasou Hotel is located within Nara, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Mt. Wakakusa, Kazugayama Genshirin and Mumuroji.

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What people love about Asukasou Hotel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean and comfortable."

    Ka

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    January 8, 2023

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Very nice and clean ryokan."

    Seng

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    October 14, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "It located in a safe and quiet area."

    Kanokon

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    January 14, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 241 Nara properties
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Room comfort score
9.2/10
Service score
9.4/10
Location score
9.3/10
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Better than
95
%
of Nara properties
Better than
92
%
of Nara properties
Better than
90
%
of Nara properties
Better than
89
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of Nara properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
265 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.8
Location
9.3
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More about Asukasou Hotel

More about Asukasou Hotel

Asukasou Hotel

Get the most from an urban escape in Nara when you book a room at Asukasou Hotel. Located right in the city center, Asukasou Hotel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Asukasou Hotel. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the ryokan's available parking, right on-site. The ryokan provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the ryokan to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Asukasou Hotel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The ryokan also offers a refrigerator, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that a hair dryer and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the ryokan. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the ryokan's vending machines.
Recreational facilities at Asukasou Hotel are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, spa and sauna. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops.


Around the property

One doesn't need to look far as the ryokan enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. An afternoon of browsing the works at Nara National Museum located 530 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene.


Reasons to stay here

Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 93% of other accommodations in the city.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Nara.
This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 91% of competition within the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

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3 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
Available in all rooms
  • Blackout curtains
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
花鳥紋 Kachomon
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Location

1113-3,Takahata-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301
Exceptional
Location

9.3

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.0 km 1.0 hour drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    55.5 km 1.4 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Kintetsu Nara Train Station
    640 m
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
    640 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Konishi-drug store
    450 m
Shopping
  • Higashimuki Shopping Street
    450 m
Convenience store
  • Circle K
    390 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    390 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    260 m
  • Nara National Museum
    530 m
  • Isuien Garden
    740 m
  • Nara Park
    1.1 km
  • Todai-ji Temple
    1.1 km
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
    1.4 km
  • Nigatsu-do Temple
    1.4 km
  • Heijokyu Ruins
    3.8 km
  • Toshodai-ji Temple
    4.4 km
  • Yakushi-ji Temple
    4.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Nara Visitor Center & Inn
    90 m
  • Ara-Ike Pond
    160 m
  • Sarusawa Pond
    180 m
  • Sarusawa Tourist Information Office
    220 m
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    260 m
  • Yu Nakagawa honten
    260 m
  • Tamura Seihoen
    260 m
  • Tokondo
    270 m
  • ASAHI PARK
    270 m
  • Nanen-do
    290 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • If guest will stay with child, please inform the hotel in advance about a number of children and age. Please put a note in special request box.
  • Dinner start time should be from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM. Breakfast start time should be from 07:30 AM to 08:30 AM. Guests are required to inform the property in advance of their estimated time of arrival for any special request.
  • Children Policy

    Infant 0-1 year(s): stay for free.
    Children 2-6 year(s): will be charged JPY 1,100 per person per night for using amenities and bath when using existing beds.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.0 Km
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3850 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 30
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1938
  • Most recent renovation1987
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Asukasou Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.1
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.8
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality9.2
Service9.4
Value for money8.6
High score for Nara
Rating
9+ Exceptional (84)
8-9 Excellent (24)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (27)
Jun - Aug (30)
Sep - Nov (25)
Dec - Feb (44)

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10.0
Exceptional
Kanokon from United States
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Best Ryokan with excellent service and delicious food.”

I was a solo female traveler and i would like to recommend this place to everyone. It located in a safe and quiet area. Easy to go to every tourist places like pagoda, temples and Nara park. Staffs were nice, friendly and speak very well English. The most amazing part were breakfast and dinner. They served all the good qualities food. They served A5 beef both 2 night of my dinner, and also offered many season items. I love authentic Japanese food and i was not disappointed. I staryed at many hotels and Ryokan but this place is one of the most impressive place I've ever stay.

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Chun from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Exceptional”

The hotel opened its roof for guests to watch the annual 若草山山焼き (Wakakusa Yamayaki). Wonderful view! Add on top of that sophisticated meals, spacious room, serene environment and passionate staff... perfect stay!

Reviewed February 02, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Nattarat from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great service, great dinner, great breakfast, and great room!”

The room was beautiful. The outdoor public bath has a very nice view of the pagoda. Both dinner and breakfast were of very high quality. Everything tasted good! Just a 10-minute walk from Kintetsu-Nara station.

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Karrin from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

nice and quaint hotel”

great location and good onsen view. stayed for a night ryokan style with in room dinner. great experience and staff were really nice. they even moved our luggage to our room for us once our room was ready.

Reviewed February 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Li from China
Family with young children
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Ryokan style hotel”

The hotel is not very new. But I didn't go to Nara to look for modern stuff, so Asukasou works very well for me and my family. They offer traditional Ryokan room and service. Hotel staff are nice. They made some mistakes but they made it up with really good attitude and even gave us gifts to apologize.

Reviewed August 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Rod from Canada
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great Experience ”

We had a great time in Nara and this hotel was a big part of the reason. The food was excellent and it was great using the onsen at the end of the day.

Reviewed July 13, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Seng from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Nice ryokan”

Very nice and clean ryokan. Staff are very friendly and polite. I booked the one that comes with breakfast and kaseiki dinner and with private bath. Though it's expensive but worth it.

Reviewed October 14, 2019

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6.8
Good
chris from Australia
Couple
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Staff were exceptional!”

The staff at Asukasou are absolutely lovely and should be commended. We were dissapointed as our room smelt terribly bad of cigarettes so bad that my partner had a sore throat upon leaving. We had to book a private onsen as one of us is heavily tattooed, this isn’t a huge deal but should have been mentioned in the hotels guidelines or somewhere on their website before booking (we had to pay extra for the private onsen). The traditional breakfast is a lovely idea and was included in the cost however it certainly is not for everybody. All in all we would not return to this hotel purely as we don’t think it is very good value for money. If you are a smoker and don’t have tattoos you will probably love it!

Reviewed September 17, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Yee from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Very good”

Nice hotel at good price

Reviewed December 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
WAN from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

i like Nara Park and feeding the deer”

comfy, relax and good service

Asukasou Hotel is an excellent hotel in Nara, It is easy to find and just near the park. It has comfy room, good service. The only thing is the size of the spa quite small.

Reviewed July 17, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
WAN from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

i love Nara Park, feeding the deer have fun”

comfy, relax, good service

Asukasou hotel is an excellent hotel, the room is big and comfy, service is very good. One thing is the size of spa quite small.

Reviewed July 17, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Suet from Singapore
Group
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Excellent Choice”

Location, Service Staff and Onsen

Excellent location to explore Nara for a day, with excellent service by the staff. Breakfast and dinner was provided in our stay which was excellent. We also booked the private onsen room with a beautiful view. Enjoy our stay thoroughly.

Reviewed March 18, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
WANTING from China
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Great experience in Nara”

We really love it and appreciate everything from view to On-Sen and of course the staff. Very relaxing stay in Nara.

Reviewed November 04, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Yuadyong from Thailand
Group
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Staff performance so nice and Food is delicious”

Staff is nice, Food is good, Location is a bit far from train station

Location of hotel is near to sightseeing place but a bit far from train station. Staff performance is very nice and polite. We have dinner and breakfast, all food is tranditional style and delicious. Room is clean and big but a bit smelly.

Reviewed July 23, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
quan from China
Couple
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

it is very comfortable,excellent”

it is good service ,it's breakfast is great.

we had booked a Japanese room with breakfast, receptionist speak english fluency, he is not only give us good service,but also help our friends to find her hotel. Breakfast is great, very rich and tasty, it is first-class service.

Reviewed October 28, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Lifang from China
Couple
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Delicate Japanese style hotel, with friendly staff”

Old Japanese style, friendly / hospitable staff / close to main scenic spots

This nice small hotel let me sense the true flavor of Japanese flavor, tatami, Japanese tea / dessert, and especially the open bath with Pagoda view left me great impression. Staff are hospitable and friendly, some old female staff wearing kimono makes feel like making costume drama.

Reviewed July 05, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Pui from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

It's really nice hotel”

This is a very nice hotel, not only the services, also the staff!! All are very helpful and polite! I must be there again next time!

Reviewed April 07, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Huey from Singapore
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Good location and big room”

Location is good, big room and dinner served in the room.

The location and room are good. One 'unpleasant' incident happened just before dinner was served in the room. The waitress did knocked on the door once, I answered, but she didn't wait for me to open the door and used the master key to unlock and come into the room herself, I was shocked and disturbed, though she apologized.

Reviewed December 14, 2013

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5.7
William from Malaysia
Group
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Horrible!”

Close to park, Japanese Tatami style, enjoy the traditionals.

This was the first time i experienced a hotel in dark after 11.00pm, all corridors lights off except lobby, it's horrible! This is a hotel renovated from an old Japanese mansion, very traditional feels, however it's really spooky when in dark!

Reviewed June 09, 2014

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7.3
Very good
giles from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Lovely, Relaxing, local cultural experience”

Service, warmth, quality

Great in every way but, like all Ryokan's, overpriced. We got a great last minute deal which made it slightly better value for money.

Reviewed December 23, 2013

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