5 Recommended Business Hotels in the Charming Ancient Capital of Nara
The city of Nara is filled with a lot of tourist attractions such as famous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, other World Heritage Sites. Here are five business hotels in Nara that are recommended to those who value cost performance.
1. Super Hotel LOHAS JR Nara Eki
The first business hotel on this list is just a minute’s walk away from JR Nara Station via a deck that connects it directly to the train station. Super Hotel LOHAS JR Nara Eki has three types of guestrooms available, comprising single, double and twin rooms. Each of the rooms here is equipped with a VOD system and an air purifier. There is also a large public bath with natural hot spring water inside its premises, so you can soothe your tired muscles from all the traveling.
This hotel’s complimentary breakfast service with freshly baked bread, salads made from fresh vegetables, and other dishes is also earning rave reviews. There is free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel. English, Chinese, and Korean-speaking staff are also available.
2. Hotel Fujita Nara
This hotel has a prime location that is an approximately 5-minute walk from Nara Station. This hotel also provides great access to Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, and other temples and shrines that have been designated as World Heritage Sites.
Hotel Fujita Nara offers a wide range of guestrooms, from the functional Single Room, up to the Junior Suite Room that has separate living room and bedroom. There is also a floor that is for the exclusive use of women, and every room there comes with amenities and facilities that women would love, such as air purifiers with humidifiers, and massage cushions. Breakfast is buffet style, with about 40 dishes to choose from, including freshly baked croissants. This hotel also houses a restaurant with a view of the garden and a bar with such a relaxing mood. Wi-Fi is free for the entire hotel. There are also English-speaking staff.
3. Sun Hotel Nara
Sun Hotel Nara is just a minute’s walk away from JR Nara Station. It is within walking distance from the famous Nara Park and offers smooth access to the other major sightseeing spots in the city.
This hotel has three simple types of rooms: the single, double, and twin rooms. There is free Wi-Fi in the whole hotel, as well as computers with Internet at the lobby that can be used for free. Guests love this hotel’s buffet-style breakfast that features more than 15 dishes. Don’t you want to tour Nara to your heart’s content after a filling breakfast?
4. Toyoko INN Kintetsu Nara Ekimae
Toyoko INN Kintetsu Nara Ekimae is a hotel with a convenient location that is just a minute away from Kintetsu Nara Station by foot. The bus stop of the city-loop bus is right in front of this hotel and there is a taxi circle nearby, so it is the perfect base for sightseeing in the city.
This hotel offers compact single, double and twin rooms, as well as the “Heartful Room” that has a barrier-free design to facilitate access by those in wheelchairs. The entire hotel has free Wi-Fi, and there are computers and printers at the lobby that can be used for free. Use of the microwave ovens and water servers is also free of charge, so this hotel is recommended to those who want to travel at a reasonable cost.
5. Nara Washington Hotel Plaza
Nara Washington Hotel Plaza is a 5-minute walk from JR Nara Station. It is also within walking distance from Naramachi district that is the go-to place for shopping and dining in the area.
Every room at this hotel is clean and functional, equipped with air purifier/humidifier and VOD system for a fee. There is free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel. Further, there are restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the building. For breakfast, guests can choose from a traditional Japanese set, a set with bread and fried eggs, and a set with healthy Nara specialty dish (“chagayu,” rice boiled in roasted green tea and other kinds of tea).
The hotels on this list are business hotels that offer high-quality services at affordable prices, with convenient locations with easy access to train stations and major sightseeing spots to boot! So, please refer to this list when looking for a place to stay in Nara.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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