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First Hotel

No.63 Section 2, Nanking East Road, Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of... bland/ plain. Complimentary breakfast gets a thumbs up but it is quite plain as well. It's located right across from a bus station as well. Apart from that... everything is just... alright. Also, most of the staff know English and are very friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I stayed at this hotel with my family (mom and sister) for a couple nights. It was a package trip, and we upgraded the hotel level, so I was expecting a better service and facility. The breakfast was horrible - we couldn't eat most of the things. I think most guests were Chinese coming with a bunch of people in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This hotel was included in the price of our tour. Our first choice of hotel was full and so we were asked to pay an extra fee for this "upgraded" hotel. Upon arrival we found a dated hotel but with pleasant staff. The room turned out to be very old and didn't even have a window - although there were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Taipei is one of the best cities in the world. It exceeds the standard on food, access, price, things to do, things to see, friendliness by far. But be fair, the state of the median hotel in Taipei is sorely lacking from an international standard. In most cities, you'll find that an average 3-star hotel would be similar to a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed here for four nights before visiting Sun Moon Lake, the room we had was old fashioned, dark and although it was clean it smelled of cigarette smoke. As we were out all day until late it was fine as a base and to sleep in. On our return from Sun Moon Lake we were give a refurbished room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our package holiday included this hotel.On the bright side we had a window and were given a handicapped room,huge bathroom and a motion (pardon the pun) activated flush system for the toilet. Room had wi fi which was patchy and dissappeared for one day of our 4 day stay.My wife did go down to the desk to complain but she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This time, as numerous other times, I had a very good time while staying at the First Hotel in Taipei. The First Hotel and its staff, in all these years in general but in this year [October 2014] in particular, have always were extremely helpful and friendly. I do feel that the First Hotel is indeed "my home away from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

For a first trip to Taipei, this hotel in my eyes, is just OK. It is definitely does not fit my description of a fancy hotel, but for a place to stay for evenings, it suits the purpose. There are a couple of fast food places and shops within walking distance (5 to 15 minutes walk) and there is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Due to the large amount of trading exhibitions in Taipei in Nov, and the First Hotel is the only one left within our budget. So we book the double room for 4 nights. Transportion: you can take the freego bus from the Taoyuan International Airport and drop off right outside the hotel. Loaction: 5mins walk from the Songjiang Nanjing station,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My first trip to Taipei and booking a hotel was not easy task since I don't know a word of Mandarin and it seems like all the budget hotels and guesthouses does not have an English as a language option in their official web sites. A friend finally recommended this hotel and I made the reservation with his help (translating... More 

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