Nikko Konishiya Hotel

1030 Kamihatsuishi-cho, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, 321-1401, Japan
#73
Rank 73 of 214 hotels
in Nikko
Terrible (1.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Stay at your own risk

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 7, 2006

We traveled with my parents and my sister this June. Out of many choices from the Japan-Guide.com website, we chose to make a reservation with this place because the price looked reasonable --although the meals were on the high side(listed separately from lodging). We wanted to experience a good traditional Japanese meal, and thought we must be getting one by paying 4,000 yen(per person) for dinner and 1,500 yen for breakfast.
The sight of the hotel from the street was not promising. The place was kind of dark,old, and cluttered, which is quite surprising to us. We were coming towards the end of our 6-day trip in Japan, and everywhere we had gone on this trip was clean and cleaner. Konishiya was just an anomaly. The carpet in the hallways and in our rooms was not only filthy beyond belief (greasy, black dirty), but also worn. The toilet was leaking, they wrapped a towel around the pipe and put several towels on the floor to absorb the moisture. However, the water was running all night, quite loudly during the night. I kept my suitecase zipped up in fear of insect crawling in. The latch on the sliding window was rusted in the open position. We could not lock the windows at night or when we were out. There was no security. The onsen bath was not a good experience, either. The room was so small, and the ventilation was so poor that the room was as hot as a sauna. I couldn't stay long enough to enjoy it. The water in the bath was not circulating. We just didn't feel that it was clean.
The meal was a joke. There were 8 small dishes total, including soup, rice, and fruit. Not only did they not taste good, they were sitting on the table long before we arrived -- sampled by the flies which we kept waving off during the meal. It was a rip-off at the price of 4,000 yen per person. Needless to say, the breakfast was another disappointment.
The staff was not friendly to say the least. It was very different than everywhere we had been to on this trip. We all felt very strongly about posting a review to warn others.

Directions: Near the famous Shinkyo Bridge (red "god bridge")

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