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1 room, 2 adults

Smile Hotel Nara

2.5-star2.5 stars
4-21 Sanjo Honmachi, Nara, 630-8122, Japan

City-center hotel within easy reach of Sarusawa-ike
  • Free WiFi
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  • Adequate and good priceDec 15, 2019
  • Close to the station, so in easy reach with luggage. Friendly and clean.Aug 15, 2018

Smile Hotel Nara

from Rs1,563
  • Business Single Room, Smoking
  • Business Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Business Double Room, Smoking
  • Business Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Business Single Room, Non Smoking

What’s around Smile Hotel Nara


  • Heart of Nara
  • Nara Park - 33 min walk
  • Todaiji Temple - 33 min walk
  • Sarusawa-ike - 16 min walk
  • Kofuku-ji Shrine - 19 min walk
  • Nara Woman's University - 22 min walk
  • Kasuga Shrine - 36 min walk
  • Yakushi-ji Temple - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 31 min drive
  • Nara Station - 4 min walk
  • Kintetsu-Nara Station - 15 min walk
  • Shin-Omiya Station - 17 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 175 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Languages Spoken
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Smile Hotel Nara’s small print

Also known as

  • Smile Nara
  • Smile Hotel Nara Hotel Nara
  • Smile Hotel Nara Nara
  • Smile Hotel Nara Hotel


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 800.00 for adults and JPY 800 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Smile Hotel Nara

  • Does Smile Hotel Nara offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Smile Hotel Nara does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Smile Hotel Nara?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Smile Hotel Nara?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Smile Hotel Nara.
  • Are pets allowed at Smile Hotel Nara?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Smile Hotel Nara?
    You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Smile Hotel Nara?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mister Donut (4-min walk), 餃子のざ (4-min walk), and Kinatei (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Smile Hotel Nara and nearby?
    Recommended spots to visit include Sarusawa-ike (0.8 mi) and Kofuku-ji Shrine (1 mi), along with Nara Woman's University (1.1 mi) and Nara Park (1.7 mi).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 83 reviews

Very good 8.0
The room itself is a bit misleading, its a small rectangular shape room with no aircon so you need to open the window but not too wide since it is too windy the window spoil, so you will be in the dilema, to open or not to open. The staff are great and friendly. The location is very near the nara train and bus station approx 5-6 minutes walk. It is also a walkable distance of around 20-30 mins to Nara park and Todaiji temple while strolling along shopping street to buy souvenir. There’s also a lot of friendly Nara citizen ambassador along the bus station readily to help you anytime.
Hui, sg2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Smile hotel
The people who worked there were accommodating - no problem with left luggage - it was very close to the jr station so especially good if you are on a rail pass for a short stay — it wasn’t luxurious but it was perfectly clean and comfortable
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good Location
The Smile Hotel is in a good location, very close to the JR Nara train station which has food and stores. Rooms are spacious for Japanese standards and clean. Hotel has laundry facilities for travelers. Rooms are clean. Downsides: Air Conditioning/Heating is centrally controlled, meaning that if the heater is running, you cannot get air conditioning, you can only open the window, and vise versa. Also, while the hotel promises a "Western Breakfast" they use the term very loosely. I was not impressed with the breakfast. Wifi was also very disappointing and wired internet in the room did not work.
Greg, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice room. Very short walk to the train station. Poor Wi-Fi connection and speed.
gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
jp1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
TAKAKO, jp1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
jp2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
ベッドが広く寝心地はすごく良かった。 部屋にコーヒーがあるといいな。
jp1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ideal near the station!
Masahiko, jp2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Tadashi, jp2 night business trip

Smile Hotel Nara