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“Nice and cosy hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of amba TAIPEI XIMENDING

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amba TAIPEI XIMENDING
Ranked #66 of 565 Hotels in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, null, Singapore
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice and cosy hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Easily found with big sign board on the edge of the building, just above a famous shopping centre. Breakfast is good with nice spread with Local dishes, porridges, noodles, egg centre, cold spreads, fruits, coffee machines. Location is in the centre of Ximending and near Ximen station.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Walter S
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for sharing with us your recent amba experience.

It is a true pleasure to know that you had an overall enjoyable time with us. With your general recognition, the amba team will surely be highly motivated with confidence to keep on striving for the next level of excellence and bring more enjoyable amba experiences to every friend staying with us during their time in Taipei.

Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. We shall all be looking forward to welcoming you soon whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei in the near future.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
102 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Location is the biggest value for this hotel. It is located in XIMENDING and you can walk to many shops and restaurants very easily; it also only take 6-7 walk to the MTR station as well.

The room is standard and clean; service is good, but I can't think of any other positive experience to share.

We had a very noisy neighbor that we had to make a complaint, they shut up afterward so I assume the staff had done the right job.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Winston L
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for let us know about your recent stay with us.

It is a true pleasure to receive genuine feedback from our valuable friends staying with us. With your kind share, the amba team shall always keep on improving to the next level of service and, therefore, to create more enjoyable amba experiences with every friend choosing amba during their time in Taipei.

Thank you once again for your time on sharing. We shall all be looking forward to welcoming you soon in the near future whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Sacramento
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We just spent three nights there and would highly recommend it. First of all, it is a great location. Close to MTR and lots of shopping and restaurants. Also within walking distance of Longshan Temple and the night market next to it, although there is plenty of street food in Ximnending.

One of the best amenities of this hotel is the free laundry machines on the sixth floor. They even provide free detergent for you to use.

The staff mostly speak English and are very helpful with booking reservations and answering questions.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank JSKingsfans916
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for your post and let us know about your recent amba experience.

It is a true pleasure to learn that you had an overall enjoyable time with us. Your recognition in general is the greatest encouragement to the entire amba team and please accept my sincerest gratitude on behalf of the entire amba team for your gracious support.

We shall all be looking forward to welcoming you soon in the near future whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Hong Kong
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Location is great but hotel is not. At least not for the price paid. Floor in room was visibly dirty and hard to get housekeeping to clean up. I travel a lot and what was left on the floor next to the bath was not pretty! OK, maybe a slight oversight but everything else about this hotel leaves you underwhelmed. Cheap Ikea furniture. Sink located in the room. Bed quite hard. Sheets felt startched. While at the right price (around US$100) it might be considered a decent place, at the price I paid, it was a rip-off. I can stay for less at the wonderful Tango hotels and truly have a good experience. I do not recommend this the Amba budget/tourist class hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MTB_BIKE_MAN
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your recent amba experience with us.

It is a true disappointment that we failed to meet your expectation during your stay with us. Your valuable feedback will surely be raised to all departments concerned for any improvements needed.

Thank you for your valuable time on this share and wish you all the best.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is our third stay. Location is fantastic and you can actually get onto eslite store floor from the same hotel lift. Everything in Ximending is within walking distance.

Breakfast is great with a good spread and we enjoyed the Taiwanese RuFan ( minced pork with rice) and noodle soup very morning. We only ask that breakfast hours be extended to 11 am as most guests are in holiday and may not want such an early start particularly since you can stay up late with the night markets and 24 hr stalls!

We wanted to stay 3 nights but the extra large rooms were taken on the first night. As a result, we took the standard room the first night and opted to switch rooms. The hotel is accommodating that despite full occupancy they were able to prepare the second room by 11 am the second morning.

Service is always great as the staff are young and enthusiastic. Jerry of concierge even helped me look for the contact number of a shop which had unintentionally wrapped 2 left shoes for me! I had checked out yesterday but Jerry obliged and called me with the contact number within 5 minutes!

This was a new boutique hotel when we first stayed 1.5 years ago. We see that it is still being maintained well after 2 years. We liked the quirkiness and the wittiness of the ba-isms like Ting-ba ( the bar) , Chi-ba (the restaurant), Chuan-ba ( the slippers), Xi-ba ( laundry area).
There is a little wear and tear but nothing too significant. It used to be quieter but somehow the hotel has started to attract Asian tour groups. This makes the experience less interesting especially when you keep running into big noisy groups checking in/out AND holding up the lifts!
The tour groupies do make a lot of noise in the corridors when they return in herds so I would suggest the hotel limit the tour groups to certain floors. The concept of this hotel attracts independent travellers and it is such a shame that the hotel is going down the tour group route.

This will be one factor we will consider when deciding whether to stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lucidbabe
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us once again.

I am truly touched to read your share and learn that you had yet an overall enjoyable stay with us. It is and always has been our utmost goal to keep on bringing more wonderful amba experiences to our valuable friends staying with us, especially to an old friend like you. Thank you for letting us know we are actually making this happen from your every kind word shared.

Please accept my sincerest appreciation on behalf of the entire amba team for your valuable feedback. Meanwhile, I would be more than happy to expect more of your precious comments to us if possible and you are very much welcomed to contact me at ximending@amba-hotels.com. Myself and the entire amba team shall all look forward to welcoming you soon whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

This the first time to stay with Amba.

I got to know this hotel online, which comments are great and from the pictures which provided by the hotel looks great. I was there for 3 days & we check in for an extra large room, great service with very clean & comfortable environment also reasonable rate for this district which is a hotel I am sure be back again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jazjim75
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for letting us know about your recent amba experience.

It is a true pleasure to learn that you had an overall enjoyable time with us. Your recognition in general is the greatest encouragement to the entire amba team and we shall all be looking forward to welcoming you soon in the near future whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Singapore
Level Contributor
64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

location is good, right in the building itself is a mall, and there's an eatery downstairs too.
the 3 pax room i booked were all full so we got a free upgrade to one with a balcony, no fantastic view, but room is very spacious and clean.
we kinda like the design where the loo and bath are separated, with washing sink outside. this way, we don't have to wait for one another to use the bathroom.
just a tad expensive, overall stay was good!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank shenpl02
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for sparing your time to share with us your recent amba experience.

I am delighted to learn that you had an overall enjoyable time during your stay with us. Your recognition in general is the greatest encouragement to the entire amba team. Please accept my sincerest appreciation on behalf of the amba team for your kind words given.

Thank you once again for your review. The amba team will always look forward to welcoming you soon in the near future whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Property: amba TAIPEI XIMENDING
Address: 77 Section 2 Wuchang Street, Taipei 10843, Taiwan
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Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 565 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — amba TAIPEI XIMENDING 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
amba Taipei Ximending is located in the heart of trendy Ximending shopping and entertainment area in Western Taipei, just five minutes’ walk to the Taipei Metro Ximen Station, one metro stop from the Taipei Main Station for high-speed rail, and only 20 minutes’ drive to Taipei 101. Nominated as one of the best hotel openings by Wallpaper* magazine in 2012, amba Taipei Ximending occupies levels 5 to 10 of the fashionable Eslite shopping complex on Wuchang Street, junction of Kunming Street. This hip, eco-friendly hotel features free high-speed WiFi access hotel-wide, 160 contemporary guestrooms with separate rain shower, and free use of a self-service laundry room. Extra large rooms, loft rooms and balcony rooms can accommodate up to four adults, ideal for friends and family to share. Dining options include chiba – an international all day restaurant for fun dining, tingba - a retro chic music lounge, and tianba – a bakery with an alfresco courtyard. Best of all, there are many locally inspired fun elements awaiting for your discovery. ... more   less 
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