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“Great location and has all the necessary amenities and services” 4 of 5 stars
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Wonstar Hotel - Ximen
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.105 Xining South Road, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #270 of 447 Hotels in Taipei
3.5 of 5 stars 49 Reviews
Singapore, Singapore
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“Great location and has all the necessary amenities and services”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Great location if you like shopping at Ximending, which is a young Jap/Korean themed shopping area. Just walk down less than 50m to reach the edge of shopping area. Walking to Ximending MRT station (exit no. 6) takes about 5 mins. Ximending MRT station is 1 stop away from the Taipei main MRT station (blue line), which is also the connection station for Taipeu high-speed train and normal railway.

It's standard twin room is small, in the sense that it can only accomodate up to 2 big luggages. It provides big LCD TV, wireless internet access in-room, free drinks and snacks, fridge, bedroom slippers, safebox and all the standard bathroom amenities.

Breakfast is not that widely-ranged, but it is enough for our family. Chinese porridge comes with different daily side dishes e.g. vege, eggs. Bread toast with butter and jam. Coffee, tea, milk, juices..

Reception staffs are very helpful in answering our queries and providing recommendations on where to tour in Taipei.

I would consider staying there again for my next Taipei trip!

Note: If you are taking taxi, most taxi drivers know the Wonstar (Zhonghua branch) as it is more established. So you need to give the exact address in order for them to drive you to the correct branch.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

Wonstar Hotel (Ximen) is very well located and relatively new. Room size is reasonable, and actually bigger that those at CityInn. The rooms are very clean, and bathrooms are nice as well. I've stayed there twice, and actually received a free upgrade on my 2nd stay.

The only downside would be the supplied breakfast, as choices are limited and leans more to the oriental style (congee with condiments).

This hotel will definitely be my choice, for my next visit to Taipei.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Our travel agent booked us this hotel as all others in its list was fully booked. Checked with some friends, and they gave good comments about the hotel, main reason cited was its great location.

When our airport transfer (part of our "Free & Easy" travel package) dropped us off, we were not disappointed: hotel is right smack in the middle of Ximending shopping area. The street where the hotel is located is bustling with life, next door is a Korean BBQ place, and two doors down is a foot massage stall. A few doors down and round the corner is one of Ximending's major pedestrian streets filled with colour and life.

From the hotel, it's a short walk through the Ximending pedestrian zone to Ximen MRT station -- about 7 to 8 minutes walk, although we always took longer as the shops and buskers and stalls were always so delightfully distracting! Also, from this area, we managed to walk to Taipei Main Railway Station, and if you enjoy walking like us, walk to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, and onwards to Sun Yat Sen Memorial and all the way to Taipei 101. :)

Also not to forget, there are two 24-hour 7 Eleven-style convenience stores, so that's super convenient. Although the road in front of the hotel was bustling and Ximending is always bursting with life, our room was very quiet, we never heard any other guests even though the hotel was presumably full.

The staff is friendly -- always standing up whenever a guest enters the lobby, and even bowing a little, and requests to borrow a plug adaptor or to ask for help with the huge flatscreen remote control, or to ask for directions and recommendations for restaurants was always met with promptness and friendliness, even when they look tired.

Room was smallish, but modern and new as if recently renovated. Sheets and towels were changed daily (no request to reuse towels to save the environment), flatscreen TV was huge with literally more than 100 channels (including two free but hidden adult channels which should be kept away from children's eyes) including plenty of channels in English like HBO, CNN, BBC, etc. Toilet was modern, no bathtub in our room. View out the window was to the next building's apartment kitchen which was so near we could have had a shouting conversation with our neighbour, so we kept the curtains drawn at all times.

The included breakfast was congee everyday with a selection of cooked meats and vegetables to accompany it, and toasted bread with the usual coffee / tea / juices. We loved it but perhaps Western travellers who dislike congee would do better to look for breakfast elsewhere. Breakfast staff was chatty-friendly, a copy the local English daily was available, breakfast area was smallish adjacent to the lobby but perhaps sufficient for the small hotel -- was never too crowded when there.

All in all a pleasant stay for us, and we would not hesitate to stay there again due to the fantastic location right next to Ximending, and the modern clean rooms!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wonstar Hotel - Ximen

Address: No.105 Xining South Road, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #270 of 447 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wonstar Hotel - Ximen 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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