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Nippon Hotel
Ranked #108 of 204 Hotels in Santiago
Reviewed March 23, 2008

We stayed at this hotel because it was a great price and in a great location. However, a few words of caution.... Expect to have your personal belongings and luggage gone through by staff when you are not in your room. We arrived and immediatly went to dinner, when we returned all the luggage had been gone through. We had our television turned on, air conditioning turned off and luggage searched on a second occasion. These instances occurred during the evening, hours after maids had already straightened the room. Our room coincidently did not have a key for the safe (additional people staying with us were also informed that their rooms did not have keys for their safe either). Money did go missing and we had to carry passports and jewelry with us at all times. Even if the hotel managment addressed the safety issues, I would not stay here again. The beds were extremely small and uncomfortable, there were no lamps or overhead lights, and if you're taller than 5'9' you won't be able to stand in the shower. I'm not a picky person, but there has to be better choices in this budget range than this hotel!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank AliciaandJack
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Reviewed November 27, 2006

We had three nights at the Nippon on a short break to Santiago, and were left neither amazed nor horrified by any aspect of it.

The hotel itself is a lurid pink building located a 10 minute stroll from downtown Santiago, and has a very old fashioned fell to it. Rooms have only old style key locks, rather than the card style entrances used almost everywhere now, and are small, with a tiny attached bathroom. TV has no English language channels, though it does have a number of Spanish language cable channels. Furnishings are old and rickety, and certainly don't reflect the 4* rating it apparently has earned.

Breakfast is included with the rates, and is a straightforward cold buffet affair.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled with friends
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3  Thank DWFB
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Reviewed August 18, 2006

Just got back from a 5-day stay at the Nippon. Its was a great stay the staff is great very, very helpful. The location is the main strength of this hotel its right off of the Alameda (Avd. Lib. Bernardo O'Higgins) close to resteraunts, shops, attractions (just a block from Cerro Sta Lucia!) and the metro. The breakfast is ok, to get the most out of it ask for the Jappanese breakfast (bowl of rice, filet of salmon, bowl of miso, and salad). Rooms are basic but fuctional. The staff is very helpful everyone I delt with was very professional and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled solo
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3  Thank rrobstet
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Reviewed February 20, 2006

I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel for $38 a night. I believe the normal rate is $80, and it's well worth that amount too. The hotel looks like new and is sparkling clean. The staff is friendly, and there are nice perks like an in-room fridge. The Japanese restaurant was not yet opened as of January 2006, but I believe it's opening sometime soon. The one possible problem with this hotel is its location. It's actually a nice neighborhood, but it's on a hidden side street that NO cab driver has ever heard of. Our first cab driver at the airport actually dropped us off with a different driver because he had no idea where to go. The second driver had to call the hotel and ask for directions. After that, we just asked cabs to drop us off at the well-known luxury hotel around the corner and walked back to the Hotel Nippon from there. Moral of the story: if you stay here, be sure to print out a map or some detailed directions to get to the hotel! But, it's definitely a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Nippon Hotel

Address: Baron Pierre de Coubertin 62, Santiago, Chile
Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Santiago
Price Range: $64 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nippon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the civic, financial, cultural and foundational center of Santiago gives easy access to various points of interest.Nippon Hotel is a pioneer in Chile to incorporate in its atmosphere the mixture of Japanese and Western culture since 1990. ... more   less 
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