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First Hotel
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

The decoration in the hotel lobby is acceptable. However, the guest room is old that make me don't want to stay at the room. Don't expect too much on the hotel buffet breakfast,both the quality and variety are just okay. The location is quite good, which is ten minutes walk from the subway station.

Stayed: February 2012
1  Thank Pingche
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for two very long weeks with around 40 other people as part of a training group in Taipei. Needless to say not one of the 40 or so people in our group had a nice word to say about the hotel.

The rooms are very old, smell of smoke, have inconsistent air conditioning (either really hot or really cold). I'm sure with a bit of cash they could look and feel a whole lot better but I don't see that happening anytime soon. The bathrooms are pretty standard for Taiwan and are clean enough but it's the room itself that's disappointing - the carpet felt gross, there was hardly any room to store luggage and it felt completely crammed with two people. To be fair, it depends what room you get as we had friends staying in rooms that were much nicer and much worse than ours - it's all down to luck. Also if you are staying for business there are no irons in the room - in fact the hotel only has one iron so you need to get in early!

The hotel staff spoke very little English and were hardly welcoming or willing to try and communicate with/assist us. The small entrance was also a nightmare when you were trying to move in and out with bags and people would push past you or stand in your way (including hotel staff).

I didn't eat any meals except breakfast there so can't comment on the restaurant but the breakfast was a pretty disappointing affair and a sore point for much of our group. It's hard to say why - was it the hard, cold eggs? The super sweet bread? It was edible but just not what you'd expect at a 'hotel'.

Positives - the hotel is in a pretty good location close to shops, restaurants etc. The MRT station is about 5 -10 minute walk but I'm sure there are hotels much more conveniently located.

Overall, the hotel is tired, lacks atmosphere and is somewhat over priced for what is on offer. My advice is to give this one a miss and look for a private room in a backpackers - it wil probably be better value.

Room Tip: Ask to see the room first!
  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank sezbo_25
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

We booked this hotel for a 4 night stay in Taipei over Chinese New Year in 2011 based on price through zuji.com

I have stayed at many hotels world wide and bed and breakfasts in UK. This was on a par with the lowest class B&B in Blackpool.

We arrived earlier than scheduled check-in to offload some baggage. The receptionist appeared extremely inconvenienced by our arrival and the concierge who ticketed our bags seemed almost surly being interrupted from having his cigarrette at the front door.

We returned later and were told where to find our 2 rooms. Once leaving the reception area, the corridors turned scruffy and in need of new decor. We were shocked that neither room had a window. The rooms were clean but scruffy with carpets and wall paper peeling at the edges. Towels were frayed and ripped. The beds were very hard. Large gaps under the doors allowed light and noise to stream in from the corridor.

The tv in my room would only show in black and white. There was a hot water jug in the room, but no cups, milk or sugar.

On the third day my travel companion killed a cockroach in his room.

We only ate the breakfast on the first day as the food was not pleasant.

I will visit Taipei again, but I will not be returning to First Hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

The hotel gave a positive impression with staff being helpful with queries. There was a cafe linked to it and a Japanese restaurant below. The front desk looked new and I was expecting the same for the rooms. However, the rooms looked old and weary. The furnishings looked frail and dated. Some looked dusty and poorly maintained. The proximity to Ximending and other shopping areas were a distance away. The nearest train station was an approximate 20 to 25 minutes away (Brother Hotel). Nevertheless, being a business trip, all I could ask for was a decent hotel with basic amenities provided which was fulfilled in this case.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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2  Thank MJ-NORA
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Reviewed August 14, 2010

As we arrived on the first night we were escorted in the corner of the hotel which was a very small room. At night the bathroom had a flood which was very annoying and then in then morning it was flooded again and we had to be changed into another room all though my child likes the cartoons and we did like a bit of the morning breakfast you serve, but I will never ever come to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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8  Thank timor181763
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