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Opio, France
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Thank you for nice welcome and lovely breakfast. The hostess is nice welcoming and accomodating. Place is big clean with cooking facilities and laundry just like home. Only drawback is distance from JR station for those on JR paas. I warmly recommend this place .

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

In July our family visited Japan and one of our aims was to experience staying in a Ryokan. We stayed two days and one night . When we arrived we were greeted by our lovely host who brought us refreshing kakigori a Japanese shaved ice dessert. We slept on futons , enjoyed a traditional breakfast and our host was accommodating...

1Thank S V
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Really enjoyed our stay at Hotobil. Prices of ryokan were a bit out of our price range and this was a great way to experience a traditional Japanese guesthouse without the huge price tag! As others have said, about 15-20 minute walk from the city center but conveniently located near JR Kyobate station. Such a friendly welcome from our host....

Thank Josie501
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this place. It is clean, pretty and well located not far from JR Kyobate station and within Naramachi district. The host was so warm and welcoming! She has the cutest doggie! The Japanese breakfast was the best I ever had! I wish we had stayed a second night.

1Thank Bert M
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights there. When leaving will felt sad. The centerpiece of Hotobil is the host, she the essence of good host, honest, looking after guests and preparing best breakfast we ever had in any accommodation. Hints: it is c.a. 1 km from all tourists attractions but on the way you find spots worth visiting such as Japanese house...

1Thank Andrzej K
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Although we stayed for just 1 night, we all (a group of 4) felt the place was so relaxing and quiet. Bathroom and toliet were clean. The Japanese style tatami room is what we loved with comfortable futons rolling out at night. The dinner (at extra cost) was amazing and so does the breakfast which was complimentary. Thanks to the...

1Thank AliceChui
Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We just left Hotobil this morning and I couldn't wait to write a review, because this place was wonderful! If you are looking for peace and quiet, comfort, privacy, and incredible food, then Hotobil is the perfect guest house for you. On the day we arrived we were greeted with a iced-macha treat and it was wonderful! Breakfast in the...

Thank Jordan P
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This was a lovely part of our stay in Japan and a good experience to stay in a Japanese style tatami room (ie. on futons on the floor that you roll out each night). There are two rooms, a small one and a large one. As a family with two adults and two kids, we stayed in the larger room....

Thank shukran_habibi
Tehran Province, Iran
Reviewed 1 April 2016

It was amazing wonderful enjoyful part of our trip. If I had the experience which I have now for sure I would have booked all staying days there.Lovely host always smile in her face remind us our grandmothers. The things which made our stay perfect: Good location near city loop bus in different directions also direct to Nara Jr station...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect accomodation for a couple or a small group of traveller who is looking to get away from the crowd and really sink in the beauty of Nara. Free parking is provided next to the vegetable garden and the house is only about 20 minutes walk from the famous Nara park. The landlady was very friendly and...

Thank D4rk4n63l

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Address: 181-15 Kainozukacho, Nara 630-8142, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: €108 - €194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotobil 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“select Japanese style room, which is bigger and has terrance.”
 of 5 bubbles Luyee, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Both rooms are nearly of identical size”
 of 5 bubbles MikeO757, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The traditional room is prettier than the western room, but otherwise the only difference is the presence or absence of chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles alisonc48, 31 May 2015 | Read review
“Japanese style rooms is more charming and you can enjoy some of the cultural deco”
 of 5 bubbles miki122, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The yamato room with balcony is better, full of Japanese sense~”
 of 5 bubbles Geeeem, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
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