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“Bad if you think your items are secure in your room while you're out.” 2 of 5 stars
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DiJin (Lake) Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.2 Lane 77, Bitan Road, Sindian District, Xinbei 231, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #20 of 141 Hotels in Xinbei
Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
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“Bad if you think your items are secure in your room while you're out.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

TLDR; Only stay here if you are ok with housekeeping entering your room even when you have the do not disturb sign lit.

We've stayed at the Lake Hotel in Taipei 3 times now and i wish i could say that it is awesome. On the past two visits maids have entered our room while we were out despite the Do not disturb sign clearly visible. I've spoken with the front desk both times when this has happened and while they say the appropriate customer servicey things, I don't think they quite understand why I am pissed. We continue to stay here because it is close to family, MRT and the things we do in Taipei. I do however think this will be the last time we stay here thanks to the lack of security and attitude of the staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2007

I've stayed at the City Lake Hotel a couple of times while on business travel in Taipei. The rooms are very comfortable and the service has been very good. On one trip I had a loose leg on the desk chair in my room. I casually mentioned it to the front desk, and it was fixed when I came back to my room that evening.

I enjoy the breakfast buffet at the hotel, and I've also had some good hotpot for dinner in the hotel restaurant. One of the benefits of staying at the City Lake Hotel is the proximity to Egret Mountain, which is a beautiful hiking path a short walk away. There's also Egret Lake, where people gather to exercise in the morning.

The one downside is that City Lake is not really in a central location. The traffic in Taipei is horrendous, and it seems to get anywhere from the City Lake Hotel takes at least 30 minutes. The city is extending the rail service out to City Lake, but it is not completed yet.

If the location of the City Lake Hotel is convenient for you, then I certainly recommend it. Make sure that you take a walk over to Egret Lake!

  • Liked — Friendly staff and nearby hiking trails
  • Disliked — distance from other parts of Taipei
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: No.2 Lane 77, Bitan Road, Sindian District, Xinbei 231, Taiwan
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Location: Taiwan > Xinbei
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Xinbei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DiJin (Lake) Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opening in 2007 and located by the beautiful Bi Tan Lake, the Lake hotel is designed in elegant gold and classic brown, provide guests multiple pattern of traditional Taiwanese culture concept and modern art deco style with 60 fully equipped guestrooms. All guestrooms are equipped with internet access and soothing atmosphere in order to provide personalized and detail service. The Lake hotel is a 10-minutes walk from Taipei Metro Xindian station, 40-minutes driving from Taoyuan International Airport, also easy access to any major attraction in Taipei. ... more   less 
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