AVOID THIS HOTEL. BAD LOCATION WITH BAD STAFF
Posted Nov 22, 2013
We stayed at many Nikko hotels in Vietnam and Japan in the past, so when we saw a Nikko in Shang Hai it was the obvious choice. We got to the hotel and the lobby was very nice, as we would expect from a Nikko and that was the last time our expectations from Nikko were met.
Our room was extremely hot (29 degrees) and the aircondiion did not work. We called for maintenance who came up to our room and did nothing except took his gauge out to tell me the room was hot. The concierge came up to tell us we are going to change rooms, so he gives me a key to another room across the hall. When i go down to reception to hand in the old room keys I am told that i need to pay the difference as the room is bigger and there was no same room of that type available. I asked to speak to the manager and he came out and said it was fine for tonight but needed to move tomorrow to another room. I bluntly refused and after 30 minutes of discussions he decided to leave it.
The new room wasn't great either, the bathroom door handle was loose and came off. The window blinds were broken so we couldn't have a shower with the lights on at night time as the adjacent building would see straight in. We didn't call maintenance as it was too much hassle and put up with it until we left.
Overall, the hotel staff do not understand service and expectations of a guest staying at the Nikko or a 5 star hotel. The location was in a residential suburb so you can't walk anywhere. Avoid it and go elsewhere