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Silken Hotel
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

The building outlook, lobby, other common areas are good, smart, bright. Room spacious with adequate provisions, clean but the toilet room has a strong musty smell. I suspect the smell comes from the bathtub curtain. Staff polite. Buffet breakfast does not have so many choices and may not be suitable for westerners, however it doesn't bother me as there are too many delicious local food and snacks outside in Taipei waiting for me.

Price is relatively good in Taipei (around 1800), but location is not so good. It takes 15 minutes walking to the nearest underground station.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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1  Thank MissHK2009
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Reviewed November 4, 2009

Its really a nice hotel with excellent service. Nothing much to talk about facilities except free internet and wifi, but the place is really clean, with friendly helpful staffs. Personally I found the taiwanese breakfast to my liking, with vegetarian dishes and also some continental stuff. Ginding coffee machine to serve coffee, so no complains. They even got free adult channels but the downside is, i did not get much sleep as some inconsiderate buffoon turn on the volume of some screaming japanese porn at about 3-4 am in the morning. As the walls were relatively thin, with speakers and music pipe in through the ceiling, neigbours can here mostly everything coming out from the TV. I make complain to the reception at 4 am and they really came up to tell the other room to keep it down. Thats some good service from the hotel. The real setback is the location where u need to walk about 15 mins to the nearest Metro station. Or take a taxi ride to the metro which will cost 70 taiwan dollar.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank buzzlightyearkl
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Reviewed October 2, 2009

We had planned for 9 days in Taiwan, with the first few nites spent with Silken, then one other nite in between in Hualien and remaining with Silken. As we had to return to Singapore in the middle of the trip due to a family emergency, we returned to Silken Taipei from Hualien to catch the flight, and advised Silken that we need to cancel 3 rooms for 3 nites, but requested for 1 available room for us to repack our luggage (left at Silken hotel lobby) for an hour. As Silken was unable to advise if we could get any refund, we called hotelclub for cancellation and was told that no refund will be made, which we were fine with it and cancelled 2 rooms to minimize Silken's preparation.
However, upon arrival, as we had too much stuff and too little time to pack for the 5 of us, we had requested for 3 rooms instead, thinking we had already paid for it and for 3 nites. Silken refused our request and insisted on charging us for the additional 2 rooms, saying that they had received a prior cancellation request.

This is indeed ridiculous, we had paid for 3 rooms for 3 nites, which we were only requesting for use of 3 rooms for an hour and were refused and had to pay additional charges. As we were in a rush of time, we had to give in, and requested for a bigger room instead but was again refused by Silken.

I would say the hotel staff are very inflexible and always quoting other websites for additional requests, which I find it totally senseless as I expect the hotel staff to see to my requests directly.

Inconvenient location, had to take cabs most of the times, which add on to the costs, also located in the red-light district, not recommended for gals-only group.

We had stayed on the 2nd floor, which was really noisy with the hotel staff going in and out of the rooms and chatting next door. Also, the window was left open when we got in, even after them, the mosquitoes were already led into the room, resulted in us getting mosquito bites all over during our sleep.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank Jeantkh
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Reviewed July 15, 2009

I got to stay 2 nights in Silken hotel last year. it was a bit difficult to find basing on the address (rode a cab to find it) since it was located in a corner.
there had been some minor misunderstanding about my room reservation which had me a bit off. other than that, i was glad some staff can speak in english so i'm able to ask for directions.
the room was larger than i expected and the bathroom was nice and clean.
breakfast was buffet but with limited food choices. having the same choices for both mornings however, made me not want to eat.
i think there were some bus stop relocations during my stay so when i tried to go to taipei arena to watch the concert i went there for, i ended up looking for another bus stop instead, other than the one pointed to me by the staff.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled solo
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1  Thank arashiwantsme
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Reviewed April 25, 2009

While centrally located for Taipei, this hotel is unfortunately not within walking distance of all the sights and attractions. The closest metro is also a 15 minute walk, though it should be easy enough to find. The views of the hotel are not great, as it overlooks a flyover. If you intend to take taxis in Taipei (which are cheap) then bring the hotel address card otherwise your taxi driver may struggle. The rooms are quite well appointed and almost luxurious - however, mine annoyingly had a slightly smoky whiff as it may have been used by a smoker. The concierge were smiley and tried their best to help, but couldn't understand my intense frustration, being a non-smoker, at wanting to change my room. Instead, I had to sleep with the windows open, which is not the best, given the fly over. However, there maybe better rooms available, so do not let this put you off. Breakfast was also very average, but this is no worse than B&B's and the average small hotel that you find across most European establishments.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled solo
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