Let me start by stating that the Nippon Hotel is definitely NOT a four star hotel. The small size of the superior room is nothing compared to the other imperfections of the hotel. First of all, the house-keeping was a disaster. There was supposed to be two bottles of complimentary water and there were TWO occasions where they failed to replace them or even bothered to replace the dirty cups! Also there was supposed to be free daily newspaper, which we opted to have under our preferences upon check-in and the whole time we were there, we did not even get ONE!
Secondly, the worst thing about this hotel has to be the lack of sound isolation and PAPER-THIN walls. Let me add that the doorbell function is the biggest fiasco ever as it is so loud that you can hear it through your own door when others use it. On one occasion late at night, the neighbors rang the doorbell and knocked on the door of an adjacent room MORE THAN 100 TIMES (seriously)!!! Apparently, they do not know how to use the phone to call the other room. After enduring as much as possible, I jumped out of bed to confront them and the minute I opened the door, the woman ran back into her room and her man finally got some brains to go down the reception to get a hotel card to open the door!!! Also, their kids sometimes played their remote control cars outside the hotel rooms LATE at night, which made it impossible to sleep due to the lack of sound isolation!!!
That's not the end of it. On TWO occasions LATE at night (again!!!), the woman and her man started arguing in Arabic at the top of their voices!!! Doors were slammed and then the man would return to the room and they would start arguing again!!! I literally had to shout from my room to make them stop!!!
The only good thing about the hotel is the location but trust me, there are TONS of other hotels in the same vicinity and it would be in your interest to check them out before committing to the Nippon Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by Japanese minimalist design, this hotel offers a unique setting for your visit to the exciting shopping and entertainment district of central Istanbul. The Nippon lies just off the famous Taksim Square and a 5-minute walk from the bustling streets and nightlife of Nisantasi. Frequent and convenient metro services connect the hotel to the historic centre, just 20 minutes away by foot. After a day's business or sightseeing, unwind back at the hotel's well-equipped fitness centre. The trendy restaurant offers a variety of Turkish and international cuisine to enhance your experience. Other facilities include a free Wi-Fi service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nippon Hotel Istanbul