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Guesthouse Tamura Reviews

1107-2,Takabatake-cho, Nara, Japan

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93%

Rating
161 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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97%

Very lovely host and a great breakfast. We enjoyed our stay at the guest house very much.


80%

Staff were friendly and helpful and laundry although outside was efficient


91%

Very good location, between train station and park with main sights. Hostel is small and familiar, very helpful staff, nice japanese breafast for little money.


89%

We enjoyed our stay in this Guesthouse, the owners are extremely helpful with information on places to go and things to do, they speak very good English. The house is close to the park and within walking distance to the station and the town centre. Had a great stay here.


97%

A stay in Guesthouse Tamura in Nara was a wonderful experience and felt like a real home. The hosts were most friendly and the daily breakfast most enjoyable and excellent value. Typical of the atmosphere of kindness was that when it was raining on the morning of our departure and the host drove us to the train station.

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Close to the park and most temples and shrines. It is about a half hour walk from JR train station. Staff were most helpful and willing to assist us.


100%

There is a traditional bath tub in the hostel ready to use. The special japanese breakfast is very good, unexpensive and plentiful.


100%

Hostel in a real Japanese home! Spot on location, 5 stars cleaningness, perfect English speaking owners with helpful knowleges of Nara. Don't miss the breakfast, home made veggie Japanese delights at a price of an ice cream that you will remember for a long time.


71%

Very clean, very safe-feeling neighborhood. She was helpful, providing us with maps and explaining how to get to the most interesting areas, and she does speak some English. It should be noted that this is her home, so it does feel a bit awkward. The main negative we had is that it's so far from the train station! Be prepared for a proper walk across town with all your luggage.


86%

Great location, only a short walk to Nara Park. Cozy little hostel. Nice breakfast


94%

we were upgraded to a suite, tatami!!! very first time sleeping on tatami. my friend and i were so thrilled that night. the facilities were all good, i liked it also has japanese shower room but unfortunately we didnt try it.


100%

Yummy Japanese home breakfast for JPY300. Please do try!


100%

Everything was great!! And also the staff was very helpful and kind.


86%

Loved the breakfast the lady kept us company and asked questions, felt like having my mom with me, really cozy place to stay just to relax a bit


97%

This place was very clean, relaxing, and exactly what I look for in a guest house/hostel! Everyone who worked there was so nice and welcoming. It was a quiet place to rest but also very social and easy to meet other guests. It is good that it is behind Nara hotel because if you get lost Nara Hotel is on all the maps posted around town! I felt like I was a guest in someone's cute house, it was so great :). I will definitely stay here again and couldn't imagine staying somewhere else!


100%

Beautiful house! Everything was perfect, from the host herself to the slightest detail. Not to mention the Japanese breakfast. YUMMIE! Thank you! Veronica

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Very cosy home. The owner is very helpfull, friendly and English speaking. Laundry and rental bikes are possible. Highly recommendable.


80%

The hostel has everything you need. The only thing that you might feel a bit less comfortable is the location. You have to walk for 20 minutes if directly from JP station. The other station is closer, like 10 mins walk. But at night getting the direction can be tough. Nara is super quiet at night and to be honest walking in a non-man neighborhood is a bit scary. However during day time, no problem. Staff are helpful and place is very clean. Nara park can be accessed within 5 minututes.


71%

Location is a bit hard to find; the walk from JR Nara station is far and you'll have to be mindful of the small signs on the street. The place itself is warm and accommodating, with the owner making a lot of effort to welcome. Her English is not superb but she can communicate well enough. Most guests can speak Japanese anyway. They have complete amenities even bike rental and laundry machine, with corresponding fees, of course. There's also free water and snacks.


97%

This was a fantastic guesthouse and excellent value for money. The lady who runs it keeps an extremely clean and comfortable, well furnished hostel. Good location - 10 minute walk from the large Nara park area with all the deer and temples. There are very few, shops or restaurants in the immediate vicinity as it is located in a suburb, however, they are just a 10 minute walk away. A very nice Japanese breakfast is also provided for a small fee. Free tea / coffee / biscuits. Highly recommended.


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