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“Beautifully designed hotel with very convenient location!!”
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Swiio Hotel
Ranked #29 of 578 Hotels in Taipei
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed here with my mum for 3 nights as I noted its super good location and competitive room rate when I booked.
Staffs are very helpful and nice, they speak good English. Hotel itself is nicely designed, which I guess many other reviews and photos have shown! :) ..although my twin bedroom is a bit compact.. It is well equipped though, Amenities are as good & comprehensive as those in 5-star hotel.
Not to forget the lobby, I caught up with a friend late night at the lobby, brought own beer and sat there for hours. Cosy atmosphere for us with nice furniture. Most importantly, No complaint from front office. That night, we discovered a very modern toilet and self-help pantry at the common area too..

WIth that competitive price, it's definitely worth going back next time when I visit TPE

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

The hotel is hard to find if you are new in Taipei Taipei(simending) because the hotel lobby is located at six floor, floor below is saloon and others boutique shops. So when the taxi driver stop at the road for you(Wu chang second section) you can try look for TGIF, the hotel entrance is just beside it. You need to take the lift (becareful not the left lift which bring you to a night club) to six floor. The design of the hotel is very modern and beautiful. I had choose a room with window which cost a little bit more but it is worthwith because it is bigger and you can view the street. Beside the window is a cosy coach. This hotel is recommended for heavy shopper where they can shop just downstair and can bring back to hotel in walking distance. For those who want to travel around I would not recommend because the road is close for taxi after 7pm(for shoppers). Weekend even close earlier. It will be problem when you want to get back to hotel during night time (to walk a little bit more).

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel n love it... staffs are very friendly n helpful. Room r clean & cosy, nice shampoo n body wash with stylish corridor...You may feel abit run down on the first floor when taking lift up to the lobby which is at level 6. But was caught by surprise that the lobby is so cosy, stylish.
Easy to access to restaurant, shopping n XIMEN MRT is just abt 10 minutes walk.
Highly recommend this hotel n value for $$$$$.
Will come back again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great location and tastefully decorated. The hotel is located at the edge of Ximending, thus not as noisy as those located within. The hotel is nice and the staff are helpful too. Room was compact with a double bed, flat screen TV, mini fridge, sofa, bedside tables and a bathroom. The hotel is about 10 mins walk to Ximending MRT station and just a stone throw away from 7-11. There are dedicated lift to the rooms using the hotel room key, thus non hotel guest are not allowed go up to the room levels.

Room Tip: Clean room, security and within walking distance to Ximending MRT Station.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for good location, money for value and nice staffs. The room is not very big but it is cosy and just nice for couples. It is in the heart of xi men ding so it is very convenient and within walking distance to mrt. the hotel is quite new and the design is very stylish. rooms are very clean as well. will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

the hotel offered me a free upgrade to a bigger room, but the room is still quite small. the decoration is new, and it's clean. the room i stayed without any windows but i prefer to have. the hotel location is excellent but it's inside a building with lobby at 6/f. easily missed the entrance. about 5 mins walk from ximen metro station. staff are nice and helpful but the check-in time is quite late (15:00) and there is a penalty for late check-out, even they have vacant rooms. this is one of the best option for budget hotel and i will consider to stay there again.

Room Tip: There are some rooms without windows. Please specify to the receciption if you would like to have o...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I stayed there together with one other friend from 19th Sept to 25th Sept 2012. We were pleasantly surprised when we received our room. Thankfully, we got one with the window.

We stayed in the Ximending branch and it's very accessible. From Taipei Main station to Ximending, it would only cost you around NTD $16 to 20. To locate the hotel, after you have come up from the MRT station, turn right. Baleno should be on your right. Then carry on walking until you see KFC. After which, turn left. Then keep walking until you see Rainbow Hotel. After that, turn left and walk until you see TGI Fridays. Take note that the hotel lobby is on the 6th floor and only the middle and the right lifts service guests from the hotel.

What I like about this hotel apart from the appearance is the fact that amenities are plentiful - they replace them everyday. In addition, you get to enjoy free coffee from their coffee maker in the lobby. Lastly, their service is great; they really try their best to provide you with information that you need. One thing they can improve on is to smile more though.

One think bad about this hotel is that the walls are really thin. I could hear laughter coming from the other room at night.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Swiio Hotel

Address: 10F., No.72, Sec. 2, Wuchang Street, Ximending, Taipei 10844, Taiwan
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Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #29 of 578 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range: $62 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Swiio Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SWIIO hotel is located in central Taipei’s Ximending area, just 300 metres from Ximending MRT Station. Located 1 km from Taipei Main Station and Longshan Temple, the hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and an iPod dock. Modern rooms feature soothing pastel colours and come equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Tea and coffee-making facilities and a safety deposit box are provided. Hotel SWIIO is 1.5 km from Huashi Street and 6 km from famous landmark, Taipei 101. The hotel offers laundry services. Fax and photocopying is also available upon request. Luggage storage facilities are provided at the 24-hour front desk. ... more   less 
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