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Empress Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.14 The Hwei Street, Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #245 of 432 Hotels in Taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The reviews point to one thing- its old but its clean. But with the Agoda price of just about US$ 60 a night, I took the chance. Hotels in Taipei have been very pricey nowadays and a clean decent hotel on good surroundings with a free buffet breakfast is worth a try. While the building is outdated, the corridors, bathrooms... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have stayed at the Empress about 10 times over the last 5 years. My only complaint is that if you go in January, they have no heat. Normally Taiwan isn't cold, but temps can drop at night into the 50's in January and February. I asked at the desk if they could turn up the heat in my room,... More

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Tasmania, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a review about my wife’s stay. She arrived from Viet Nam to be told that she did not have a reservation, they refused to call the local Taiwan office of the travel agency as “it would cost a fortune and you will have to pay for it” - after my wife called me back in Australia (at her... More

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Shanghai, China
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I think it's helpful to approach a stay at the Empress Hotel in Taipei with realistic expectations as to what it is and what it is not. It's not a paragon of sophistication and refinement by any stretch of the imagination; it's also not the final, squalid circle of Hell as some reviews have made it out to be. While... More

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Empress Hotel doesn't live up to its name. It's over priced and in a word 'appalling'. We arrived a day late due to our HK flight from SF being diverted to Beijing and we're still waiting for our refund (2 weeks later) from the Empress Hotel. The bedroom smelt damp and no wonder there was a large damp patch... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The hotel is quite expensive for what it offers, despite being located in a not so popular area. About 15 minutes walk from the Metro. Room was spacious. View was a backyard from the room that was not so pleasant. Only Oolong & green tea offered in the room. Coffee had to be purchased from outside. Reception staff provides travel... More

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Albuquerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It was comfortable and cozy yet basic. The breakfast was good and staff was friendly. The business Center was small with only 2 PCs but it was manageable. Asking the clerks behind the desk for taxi cabs were quite convenient without having to hail one from the street. A night market was close... More

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Brighton
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights in August, the hotel was okay for the price. Location is not the best as you are not that close to any of the MRT stations and will take at least 25 minutes to walk to the centre although Taxis are very cheap and only cost about £1.50. The room was clean but very dated... More

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Paris
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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Basic budget/business hotel, clean and well maintained, fast internet by cable (no wifi) , it's 10-15 mins walking from the closest MRT station. Breakfast is japanese style buffet, basic toast coffee/tea and some hot/cold dishes, but we had only one paid in our reservation, not their fault and I don't mind, but it's something to check with your booking website/agent.... More

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Address: No.14 The Hwei Street, Taipei, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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