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Smile Hotel Nara
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking, Smile Hotel Nara in Nara
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8.3

Excellent

1,045 reviews

1,045 reviews

Housekeeping21
Breakfast2
Shops2
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Vierra Nara

150 m

Kohyo AEON

170 m

Old JR Nara Station

240 m

Sanjo Road (Sanjo Dori)

280 m

Nara Train Station

110 m

Popular landmarks
Kofuku-ji Temple

1.2 km

Nara National Museum

1.7 km

Isuien Garden

1.8 km

Todai-ji Temple

2.1 km

Nara Park

2.3 km

Closest landmarks
Okanishi dental clinic

200 m

Nara City Tourist Information Center

230 m

GS Park

300 m

welcia

320 m

Fujiwara Clinic

530 m

Smile Hotel Nara

4-21 Sanjo-Honmachi, Nara, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8122 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. 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. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

110 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

920 meters to Naramachi

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Dry cleaning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nara every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.8 km

Rooms available at Smile Hotel Nara

Twin Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 double bed
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Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Single Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Smile Hotel Nara?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

Is breakfast offered at Smile Hotel Nara?

Western breakfast is available for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Smile Hotel Nara?

Smile Hotel Nara does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Nara Train Station, 100 m away from Smile Hotel Nara.

What restaurants are nearby Smile Hotel Nara?

Smile Hotel Nara is located in Nara, famous for good restaurants such as Mentoan, Maguro Koya and Okaru.

What popular shopping places are close to Smile Hotel Nara?

Shopping options in Smile Hotel Nara’s Nara neighborhood include Higashimuki Shopping Street, Space Roku -The 3rd Street- and Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo.

What are popular attractions near Smile Hotel Nara?

Smile Hotel Nara is located in Nara area, which is famous for attractions such as Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Smile Hotel Nara?

Smile Hotel Nara 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 Smile Hotel Nara

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean and the bed was comfortable."

    James

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    March 15, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Room is clean."

    CHEW

    |

    December 26, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location just behind the train station."

    Cindy

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    March 25, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 241 Nara properties
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Value for money score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.5/10
Location score
8.8/10
Service score
8.8/10
Better than
83
%
of Nara properties
Better than
79
%
of Nara properties
Better than
78
%
of Nara properties
Better than
78
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of Nara properties
Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
993 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Location just perfect for esp for guys come to Nara by JR tr...
Xin from China
Solo traveler
More about Smile Hotel Nara

More about Smile Hotel Nara

Smile Hotel Nara

Smile Hotel Nara is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Nara. Experience an urban escape in Nara with a stay at Smile Hotel Nara, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
The facilities and services provided by Smile Hotel Nara ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Smile Hotel Nara. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator and instant tea in some rooms.
Smile Hotel Nara also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Smile Hotel Nara has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Nara during your stay at the hotel. Engage in the city's best art at Nara National Museum located 1.6 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 90% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 83% of the city's accommodations on value for money

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Room service
  • Vending machine
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Kids meal
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels

Location

4-21 Sanjo-Honmachi, Nara, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8122
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    36.8 km 56 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    54.2 km 1.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Nara Train Station
    110 m
  • Shin Omiya Station
    940 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Okanishi dental clinic
    200 m
Shopping
  • Higashimuki Shopping Street
    970 m
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    140 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    100 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    1.2 km
  • Nara National Museum
    1.7 km
  • Isuien Garden
    1.8 km
  • Todai-ji Temple
    2.1 km
  • Nara Park
    2.3 km
  • Nigatsu-do Temple
    2.5 km
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
    2.7 km
  • Heijokyu Ruins
    2.7 km
  • Toshodai-ji Temple
    3.2 km
  • Yakushi-ji Temple
    3.4 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Nara Train Station
    110 m
  • Vierra Nara
    150 m
  • Kohyo AEON
    170 m
  • Okanishi dental clinic
    200 m
  • Nara City Tourist Information Center
    230 m
  • Old JR Nara Station
    240 m
  • Sanjo Road (Sanjo Dori)
    280 m
  • GS Park
    300 m
  • welcia
    320 m
  • Fujiwara Clinic
    530 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
  • 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 until11:00
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors12
  • Number of rooms 175
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2005

Reviews of Smile Hotel Nara from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.4
/
10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.8
Location8.8
Service8.8
Value for money8.6
High score for Nara
Rating
9+ Exceptional (166)
8-9 Excellent (68)
7-8 Very Good (59)
6-7 Good (24)
<6 Below Expectation (26)
Time of the year
Mar - May (92)
Jun - Aug (61)
Sep - Nov (90)
Dec - Feb (100)
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10.0
Exceptional
tjien from Indonesia
Couple
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

100 meter to station. Clean. Comfort. Comfy. Cheap.”

There is no minor. Everything good and complete. There is microwave and londr in 5 th fllooor. Near aeon mall in nara station, which sell many arten from foods .Situation inthe city is awesome like in the village , not croweded especially rides one or two stop from nara. 100 m from station is farmer market which sell frsh fruits and vegetables, but not so big stores. Front yard from trainstation are bus stations to all destination of obyect tourism like nara park. Great Budha temple and Kashoga shrine. Check out time is from 10 till 11 oclock when people begin to leaving for hotel. Panorama from hotel is Trains bridge leaving from nara station.

Reviewed October 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
David from United States
Solo traveler
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Great value”

Great location, 2 minutes walk from JR Nara station. Close to supermarket, bakery, and eateries located in the station. Staff is excellent, courteous and helpful, very typical of Japanese customer service which is the best in the world. Room is larger than a business hotel and the hallways are much wider also. Laundry facilities are located on 2 floors and there is use of a microwave oven on one floor . Although the hotel is located near the train station it was very quiet. The breakfast (800 yen) was excellent with choices (it's a buffet) of healthy Japanese foods (including natto!) or western food (bread, sausages, egg, etc)

Reviewed April 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
James from Philippines
Business traveler
Single Room - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2021

Comfortable and Affordable”

The location was very convenient since it is just a minute walk from JR Nara station. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I have stayed for a business trip and the rate was affordable given then excellent service and comfort.

Reviewed March 16, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Marissa from United States
Couple
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Awesome Hotel 👍”

This hotel was so cozy and everyone was so nice. The free breakfast was one of the best I've ever had, they change it up everyday and it is a nice homecooked meal. It's a bit tricky to find the hotel at first, but it is very close to the train station and many eateries which was very convenient! I loved it here and would definitely stay again next time I'm in Nara!

Reviewed September 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
선재 from South Korea
Group
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

2018.01.13 tourist ”

We was using here for 1day. First of all counter staff was so kind. Seriously i wasn't think about our check in but when we reservation we got double bed but in real we got a one king size bed So i question to her and she said sorry. We just make our luggage to that room. But a few minutes later we can got a better room change survice. I was so moved, if i go to nara again i will reservation here for her.

Reviewed January 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ira from United States
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

Exceptional”

Hotel was very well situated right next to the JR train station making it easy to arrive and leave. Rooms are so clean, even if they have very close quarters. The free coffee is yummy.

Reviewed May 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
ernie from Thailand
Family with teens
Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Great hotel for its price!”

The price to stay in this hotel is not enough to cover the good qualities of this hotel! Good price! Good location! Great staff!

Reviewed November 19, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Nani from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

recommended hotels”

very recommended...near bus terminal and station. we can around nara for here with any transportation. near market to buy something you need. staf that communicable and kind..thank you

Reviewed November 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Couple
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

The hotel that makes you smile.”

We found the room to be compact but adequate and spotlessly clean. The location of the hotel is perfect for the JR railway lines and the local buses.

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ho from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

Much appreciated! ”

I enjoyed my stay and the service here. It was safe, convenient and clean. Almost perfect except that it was quite hard to control the temperature of the shower.

Reviewed April 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Xin from China
Solo traveler
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Location just perfect for esp for guys come to Nara by JR train

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Cindy from Japan
Business traveler
Single Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in March 2021

Exceptional”

Great location just behind the train station. Also great value for money and staff is extremely nice and helpful. Some rooms face the train tracks so you may hear the train, so if you are a light sleeper bring earplugs. It did not bother me. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed March 25, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Gayan from Japan
Couple
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Good place ”

I feel Very good service from hotel staff great Good staff

Reviewed December 23, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Helen from Philippines
Couple
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

A minute walk away from the station. Hotel staff were so accommodating and they can converse in English as well.

Reviewed February 04, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Simon from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Good Hotel Recently Refurbished”

I your by bicycle and checked in for 2 nights to shelter from typhoon. I said I need to keep my bike somewhere inside. They said I could keep it in my room. They also have me larger room for free. Looks like the place has been taken over by Smile and refurbished. Very good, clean and new. Next to station that has restaurants, convenience stores and supermarket.

Reviewed October 24, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
XIN from China
Solo traveler
Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

A nice hotel”

The hotel is very near to the JR station. And the price is suitable, the room is nice and clean.

Reviewed April 19, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
CHEW from Singapore
Family with teens
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Value for money”

At this price, I think we got more than we can asked for. Room is clean. location is just next train station. Comes with pretty good breakfast. Only setback is the hotel is relatively close to a funeral palour building, which some people may not feel comfortable with.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Tzu from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Great location”

The hotel is located about 3 minutes walk from Nara JR station, for someone who has to catch early airport shuttle or JR trains, it is a great hotel to stay. It's also really convenient to catch any bus to Nara park/Todaiji temple etc. The bed and duvet are very comfortable, though the room is right facing to train tracks, it is not bothering and doesn't disturb the sleep. Bathtub is small but the shape is comfortable to use. In the lobby there are many comics books for people to read. The only thing is maybe the wall is too thin so some times in the early morning/late evening you hear neighbours' noises (i.e. closing the door, moving stuff or stepping sounds) that might disturb the sleep. But in general I think this is a nice hotel to stay.

Reviewed December 24, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Andrew from Australia
Couple
Single For Double Use Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Exceptional”

Great location but its a little complicated to find as there is no signage til you reach the property frontage. Many hotels in Nara have their name in English on the side or roof.

Reviewed January 27, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Tarquin from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Amazing location”

Right next to the Nara station and a short walk to all of the main Nara attractions. The room is clean and simple but spacious enough to stretch your body and open your suitcase. There are vending machines, coin laundry and free coffee on a few levels of the building.

Reviewed December 01, 2019

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