One of the benefits of staying in a hotel like Nikko is the buffet breakfast right? Usually I would say yes but this time I’d have to say no. =( Read on to see why.
Groggy DiploWife half-heartedly trying to smile for the camera.
I honestly don’t know how a hotel like Nikko can get breakfast wrong. I am simple to please when it comes to breakfast – scrambled eggs with bacon/sausage/ham and rice would make me happy already. But for some reason nothing tasted quite right here…
TD’s first plate of breakfast. For some reason the eggs didn’t taste good and neither did the rest of it. Like it lacked salt or something. I wonder if it’s just because our Filipino tastebuds are just used to having more salt? We even tried some of the local dishes thinking it would be better – unfortunately it wasn’t.
My plate: cold cuts, beef ham, chicken sausage, grilled asparagus, fried potatoes and bread. The only thing that tasted okay were the cold cuts and the bread! How can you get scrambled eggs wrong? Seriously… All you need is to put salt. =P
The next day we basically stuck to fruits, crackers, cold cuts, cheeses and yogurts! My husband and I always say – you know it’s a bad buffet if the best thing on it are the fruits!
The set up was okay, nothing fancy. However my complaint was that they didn’t clean the tables well between guests. It was quite a busy weekend, but hotels should be used to this kind of numbers.
I like that there was an indoor pond beside our table and a view of the al fresco area.
Despite this I still think Nikko is okay to stay in because of it’s location. There are many shops and restos nearby that you can walk to, especially in KLCC. So I’d definitely sacrifice breakfast for this location. Besides I ate healthier because of it! LOL!
Be warned though that the dining area is quite small and since the hotel was fully booked for the long weekend there was a a long line for breakfast. Good thing hubby and I arrived either early or late so we didn’t have to line up.
I heard that Hotel Nikko is now under a new name and management: Intercontinental Hotel. Perhaps the quality of the food and service has changed since the change in management? I sure hope so!
- Check out pictures of our hotel room here.
- Some neat features of our hotel room here.
- Japanese Restaurant at Hotel Nikko
- We paid 208 USD for 3 days 2 nights (November 2010) via Agoda.com
- 165, Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (View map)