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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This property is not your standard hotel experience, it's a character filled home with a very interesting and friendly owner, who goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. Rooms are a bit tired, considering the property is 85+ years old that can be expected. The Japanese breakfast on the first day was outstanding. Get involved in local...

Thank allanmc
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The place is fine for just sleeping and within walking distance of all the attractions. However , it is not very clean and expensive for what it offers. The lady who owns the place speaks little English, but is very friendly and helpful. She offered to do our laundry which was appreciated.

Thank European123
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

owner stays on ground floor. very friendly lady. the room is small - not for more than 2. felt crammy. owner did offer another small room for 1 on ground floor. however, as family with small kid, we thought it was better staying together. the ryokan had seen better days and coukd do with a bit of sprucing up.

1Thank CodyKow
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights and must say the thing that makes this ryokan better than any other is the lovely host that is Noriko. She is hospitable, charming and very welcoming into her home that she loves and has looked after for years. If you're looking for something modern and new, then this wouldn't be the place for...

2Thank Kelvin89
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We recovered from a negative first impression of this inn to enjoy our stay here and would recommend it to others. I wouldn't feel right giving this inn an excellent rating given that the condition of the place and the quality of the furnishings etc is not up to the standard one would expect of accommodation in this price range....

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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 28 October 2015

It is difficult to write this review because the owner is so lovely. The ryokan is a bit rundown and not worth $202/night. The location is great and the beds comfortable. At around $100/night it would be terrific

Thank tmdsgy
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Our family of five stayed for two nights at Ryokan Tsubakiso. It was the highlight of our Japan trip. We arrived from east and west and were greeted by Noriko, who poured tea while we caught up as we relaxed on the tatami mats of the spacious family room. We occupied three rooms of this charming inn, two in the...

Thank pullittogether
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stayed for two nights and were impressed with the hospitality and spectacular Japanese breakfast. Noriko was so welcoming that we felt like we were staying at a relative's house. She even did all our laundry, which was a lot more than we thought we might get. Yukata kimonos were available for all of us, including our 9 year old....

Thank mkevorkian
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This place honestly has a bit further from the center of action than I’d anticipated, and a bit more resource-intensive than I had hoped for a ryokan, but if you’re willing to just take that in stride and jump in with two feet, it’s a fantastic experience. I don’t think we could have asked for a more authentic, enjoyable ryokan...

1Thank sqchristensen
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I went to Nara, travelling alone, for a few days and hadn't booked in advance. As luck would have it, Ryókan Tsubakiso was available and I couldn't have been happier. Noriko was super hospitable and the accommodation was great for the price. I highly recommend it!

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Additional Information about Tsubakiso

Address: 35 Tsubaicho, Nara 630-8343, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara > Nara Station
Price Range: ₹ 13,822 - ₹ 14,828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tsubakiso 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“There are rooms on the upper levels which look like they have patios.”
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 of 5 bubbles sixtysix66_66_66, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The hotel is so small, all rooms are probably great!”
 of 5 bubbles dkmerrifield, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
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