This review is from an American viewpoint. We traveled to Taipei in April 2014 for my son's wedding. We stayed at the Forward Hotel for 10 days.
Overall the hotel is very nice. The staff is friendly and the front desk staff speak excellent English.
The room had a king size bed that was very comfortable. There is a safe and mini-fridge, with two bottles of water provided everday. The bathroom had a seperate shower and bathtub. We had a large flatscreen TV, with CNN, HBO, Showtime and Cinemax.
Every morning we had the free breakfast buffet, that was open from 7:00 - 10:00. The menu changed daily and we always found food we enjoyed.
The hotel has free wifi in the rooms and lobby. The lobby also has three computers that have good internet speed.Off the lobby there is a laundry room with two washer and dryers. There is no cost to use the machines and they also had free laundry soap.
There is a MRT station one block from the hotel. If you need a taxi, ask the front desk and a taxi will arrive within five minutes.
Just out the front door and to the right is a 7-11 convience store. If you want American fast food there is a MacDonalds, Burger King and Pizza Hut within about a ten minute walk. There are many small local restaurants within easy walking distance to the hotel.
I would highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About HotelForward Hotel Taipei is located along Yi-Jiang Street, just next to the busy Nanjing East Road and Songjiang Road intersection. The hotel incorporates classic, elegant design with rich foreign flavor, enhancing the leisurely romantic atmosphere of the Zhongshan District. A 32 LCD television, free wireless Internet access and Japanese satellite TV channels are some of the amenities in each of the 90 guest rooms that make it easy for you to receive up-to-date business information in your own room. All rooms have automatic smoke detectors and are constructed with fire-resistant materials to ensure our guests safety and to enable you to enjoy a peaceful and comfortable stay with us. The lobby also has free, 24-hour computers, broadband Internet access, and mail and fax service for our business travelers.Hotel HistoryForward Hotel Taipei was previously known as the Viscount Hotel, which was one of the most famous tourist hotels in Taipei City. The scale and amenities of Viscount Hotel were acknowledged by many to be among the best and due to its complete lifestyle amenities and high accessibility, Viscount Hotel quickly become the premier tourist hotel among Japanese tourists.Older generations still remember the Viscount Hotel Western Restaurant which was located on the first floor of the hotel. Its European-style interior design and the fact that it was also an expensive steak house made it both a great place to do business and a romantic setting for couples to enjoy a meal together.As time passed, Viscount Hotel finally ceased operations in 2007 after serving guests for more than 10 years. The all-new Forward Hotel Taipei will stand at Viscount Hotel's former location along Yi-Jiang Street and, after six months of renovation efforts, will revive its glorious past and continue to provide a comfortable stay to all tourists. This hotel is another success of Forward Enterprise Group, other hotels under this group include: Ban-Qiao Forward Hotel Taipei, Taipei Grandforward Hotel, Forward Suites Hotel, and Hotel Purity. ... more less
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