We stayed in Nippon Hotel and greatly enjoyed it. The we stayed in a Superior Corner room and got upgraded to a Suite (we stayed two times) both were great. The main difference is that the suite had a sitting area and a big bathroom with a Jacuzzi. The corner room was a good size minus was the very small bathroom. We had complimentary fruit baskets in both stays, and a call once we were in the room confirming that all was ok in the room. 2 bottles of water were provided daily and tea and coffee facility. Rooms were cleaned daily. During our stay the weather was around 9 degrees and the central heating was not working at the time, they provided us with extra blankets, that was the only thing i would complain about, but it seemed they didnt expect that cold weather in early october, i do not know, so maybe confirm if they have fixed the heating issue if planning to stay in colder months. the AC was working fine and we had no issues with cooling.
Breakfast was OK. There was a variety of cheese, vegetables, fruits, breads, cereal and hot dishes such as sausages, pancakes, eggs however it does not change, so its nearly the same food every day, but that’s ok if you are staying for a couple of days you can make your own mix and match.
We also ate in the coffeeshop on the ground floor, it was good (omlete and club sandwich).
We took one tour, the Dolmabahce Palace, through the hotel and we had an issue as we thought we would be able to see the Harem however when we were on the way the guide mentions it is not included and there is no option but to miss our trip back if you do want to pay extra to see it. The guide book does not mention any extra’s that we may chose. Anyways if anyone is planning to take this tour confirm that you will see the room if you are interested.
Taking taxis from the hotel was easy and the tell you the approximate price that you will need to pay to make sure that the taxi driver does not rip you off. They also provide you with information for the metro if you want to use it.
It location is great, it has a lot of souvenir shops around it, coffee shops and restaurants. It is also only exactly a 5 minute walk to the metro and Istiklal Street which is a great place to shop, eat and people watch.
Overall, great service, location and rooms for our short touristy trips.
- 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 days 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