Play Design Hotel

Play Design Hotel

5F, No.156-2, Taiyuan Road, Datong District, Datong, Taipei 103 Taiwan
Play Design Hotel
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5.0
#2 of 5 B&Bs in Datong
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.1
Play Design Hotel rooms are furnished by different Taiwanese designer's works - from lamps, chairs, tables, cups, to bathroom supplies. It is more than a place to stay for the night. It is your way to knowing, experiencing, and even furthermore buying Taiwan contemporary design. The rooms also feature 5-star-hotel-level King-size mattresses, and the washing-drying machine inside the room that serve for your utmost comfort and convenience. East of Play Design Hotel is the youthful Taipei - the fashionable Zhongshan Business District, and West of the Play Design Hotel is the nostalgic Taipei - Dadaocheng. This is where the old Taipei joins the new - a perfect starting point for your cultural experiences in Taipei.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Mid-range

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5F, No.156-2, Taiyuan Road, Datong District, Datong, Taipei 103 Taiwan
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Great for walkers
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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
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Sung Shan Airport
National Taiwan University Hospital
19 minTaipei Metro
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Elicia C wrote a review Jul 2016
65 contributions16 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located at Zhongshan area, just 5 mins drive from Taipei main station. And walkable distance of about 10mins to the Zhongshan or Shuanglin train station. Play design hotel is located in one of the normal looking building from outside, but going up to level 5 will give you a wow wow factor. When we arrived, the receptionist showed and explained the different room type and its inspiration. It's was really nice. All rooms have natural sunlight. The furnitures in each room were unique. Place was clean, cemented floor, bed was comfy, towels were packed in a transparent bag for hygiene purpose, toilet was clean and rather big.
Just around the area, there are many food stores around, ranging from Japanese food to the traditional local food. So no worries about being hungry! 5 mins walk from the night market. Diagonally across the road, there is a supermarket and a coffee branch.
Lastly, my picture tells it all.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TeamBorsando wrote a review Jan 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark10 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at PDH as part of our honeymoon trip and it was definitely our favorite place. The location is brilliant, at a short walking distance from the metro and near few really good shopping malls. Also, 10 minutes distance from the excellent restaurant Din Tai Fung. The staff was really nice, room super clean, bed very comfortable, fancy beauty products in the shower. We fell in love with the concept, this place is different from anything we have experienced before. You can read more on their website. We used the little booklet and map provided by the hotel to discover the neighborhood and all sorts of local artisans and cafes. Only thing to improve is the wifi, which was a bit unstable, but the staff was ready to help. Enjoy this gem :) Thanks again for the great experience, Play Design Hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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markpilks wrote a review Nov 2015
London, United Kingdom186 contributions135 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights. Booked thru Airbnb. Very easy to find, lovely people with lots of great travel tips. Walking distance to the main train station plus 2 metro lines. Decent size room, very modern design, air con and wifi. Plenty of breakfast places nearby. Surprisingly quiet at night. All good!
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Adrian S wrote a review Oct 2017
Gold Coast, Australia410 contributions203 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for our first two nights in Taipei and cannot recommend Play Design Hotel enough. The hotel is well located a 7-8 minute walk from the Zhongshan MRT station, with many 7-11s, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants located nearby. It is also 10 minutes walk from the lovely Dihua street and the bus to the National Palace Museum. We were warmly greeted by Gina and given cold water and a thoughtful map produced by the hotel, as well as personal recommendations for local dining and bespoke dining. We then explored the local area including Dihua street and returned to check in approximately 3pm. We stayed in the room designed by Japanese artist Naho Ogawa and it was amazing. I couldn't possibly explain in detail all the thoughtful designs and finishing touches included in the room, but suffice to say it was spacious, modern, comfortable, had an amazing shower, and a beautiful view of Taipei 101! The dual washer/dryer was much appreciated too. Our friend stayed in the Tea room and this was beautiful also. This is a great place to base your holiday in this wonderful city and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Leehilt wrote a review Oct 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia9 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife had to go to Taipei and Play Design Hotel was recommended to us. This place is basically a cross of a boutique hotel and a Airbnb.
Location on a reasonably quiet street was very convenient for us with the MRT about an easy 10 min walk away. Easy access to grocery shops, coffee bars, restaurants and of course the Ningxia night market.
The rooms are basically styled in the industrial concrete look fitted with very modern amenities and of course the interesting design pieces from local designers. The room we had (No. 3) was great. It was a decent size and comfortable. It had the usual TV, mini fridge etc but also as a bonus had a washing machine / dryer and a ceiling heater / dryer in the bathroom. If there was one thing on the dislike list, it would be that the bed was a bit too soft for my own liking.
Finally on the staff there, they were great. From check in to check out, any queries to room cleaning, the service was first rate. The reception desk is only open during the day but the staff can be contacted at anytime if needed. If you are looking for a traditional type hotel in Taipei, this might not be for you but if you are willing to try something different then I would highly recommend this hotel to you.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reena316 wrote a review Feb 2017
6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Play Design Hotel is an awesome hotel! Cool interiors, each piece of furniture used in the rooms and throughout the hotel appeals to the senses, yet very functional. Location is good, very accessible to Taiwan's local culture, and a lot of boutique shops and cafes are nearby. What i like best though are the people, very warm and wonderful, they go out of their way to assist us and make us comfortable. Everything made for an amazing first trip to Taiwan. I would love to stay here again when I go back.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from danielnmc, 業者 at Play Design Hotel
Responded Jun 22, 2017
Thank you so much Reena. It's our pleasure to have you stayed in Play Design Hotel. Please come back anytime you like. The furnishings are constantly changing so there will always be freshness for lodging. We look forward to accommodating you soon again in the future! :)
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ScoutScout wrote a review Dec 2016
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a fantastic place to stay. The owners are very, very nice. The room has a lot of fun design aspects. The location is brilliant. The room is very comfortable and clean. We stayed a week and loved it. It is unique.
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Date of stay: December 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from danielnmc, 業者 at Play Design Hotel
Responded Jun 22, 2017
Thank you so much for your stay. It's our pleasure to have accommodated such a fantastic guest like you. We look forward to accommodating you soon again in the future! :D
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Miss Draper wrote a review Sep 2016
London, United Kingdom59 contributions30 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Play Design Hotel is by no means a traditional hotel. It’s a boutique hotel with a twist. The hotel occupies one whole floor of an older building. It is conveniently located near Zhongshan MRT and right next to Ningxia Night Market. The staff were incredibly informative, friendly and helpful. When we checked in, they gave us a detailed introduction of the hotel’s philosophy and how they support local Taiwanese designs by incorporating their designs into the hotel rooms. There is a different theme for every room. We stayed at Room 502 which is the “Magic Room”. There were elements of fun and “magic” here and there in the room. The room is relatively spacious compared to other boutique hotels. Note that they provide daily cleaning but not breakfast or 24-hour room service. I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for something different and are interested in learning about Taiwanese designs.
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: friendly staff, good location, fun place to stay
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LSChicago wrote a review May 2016
Kalamazoo, Michigan32 contributions9 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is tucked into a residential building near the Zongshan MRT station. It is the entire 5th floor of the building. Each room has a different set up with artisan and design items from local designers. We stayed in room 503, which had furniture and accessories. It was beautiful.

Although this hotel does not have amenities of a big hotel, we were completely fine with that. The room comes with plenty, such as toiletries, water, cable TV, comfortable bed, awesome rain shower, hair dryer, hot water kettle, fridge, local city guide book, Bluetooth speakers, and a washer/dryer. The washer/dryer was great, and let's you pack a lighter suitcase - just wash and re-wear.

Location is great too. Very close to Zongshan MRT, and less than a half block from a night market. Walking distance to Ximen, and many other sights.

Last note that the staff is very nice. They accommodated holding our bags before check in and after check out time. They are easy to email with before you arrive as well.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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fry22016 wrote a review Apr 2016
Bophut, Thailand26 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very individual and beautiful rooms with passion for the detail.
The host is so nice and knows everything about the area around the hotel.
Only thing i didnt like was the bathroom, it was too small and after a shower everything was wet. But not a big deal.
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Date of stay: March 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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grantatmaroubra wrote a tip Nov 2016
Sydney133 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"try the night markets around the corner for some great street food"
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Miss Draper wrote a tip Sep 2016
London, United Kingdom59 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"friendly staff, good location, fun place to stay"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Play Design Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Play Design Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ningxia Nightmarket (0.1 miles), SPOT-Taipei(Taipei Film House) (0.2 miles), and Liaoning Street Night Market (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Play Design Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and self serve laundry.
What are some restaurants close to Play Design Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bingzan, Gu Zao Wei Tofu Pudding, and Shuang Lian Tangyuan Soup.
Does Play Design Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Play Design Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Play Design Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Datong.
Are there any historical sites close to Play Design Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting MyTaiwanTour Travel Services (0.9 miles), Dalongdong Bao An Temple (1.3 miles), and Taipei Confucius Temple (1.2 miles).
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