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“A pleasant addition within Ximending” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Go Sleep Hotel - Hankou

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Go Sleep Hotel - Hankou
Ranked #37 of 246 Taipei B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A pleasant addition within Ximending”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Good location within Ximending with friendly hotel staff and new, clean rooms with wifi. Includes breakfast which I did not get to try though. There was technical hiccups on the last day of our stay but we were escorted to their sister hotel with no hassle. Location is a little hard to locate - bigger pop-out signboards on the building will be good! I read reviews which are bothered about the security of the rooms which shared the same building as night entertainment services. Not an issue to me though cos you can always wait for the next lift if you are not comfortable, and levels to the rooms can only be reached using the security room card. Overall, a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
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1 Thank 500rocks
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Summary:
Pros:
This is a very clean and new hotel with comfortable rooms, at an excellent location.
Staffs are very nice.
Cons:
Shared building.
Recommended?
Sure!

We stayed at this hotel at the beginning weeks of October for 5 Nights, the city is crowded with tourists due to the Chinese Holidays of Mid-Autumn Festival (8/15 in the lunar calendar, Late Sep to Mid Oct), Communist China's National Day (Oct 1) and Republic of China's national day (Taiwan, Oct 10), you should avoid visiting China/Taiwan/HK during these times.

From other reviews, the hotel seems to be hard to find, and Google Map doesn't give a pin-point location for it. To get to the hotel, exit the MRT Station from Exit #6, walk into Ximen-Ding (the shopping area) along Hanzhong Street (Main shopping street) until the pedestrian area ends. Turn Left onto Hankou Street, walk for a block, get across Xining South Street (You should see a 7-11 and a Hi-Life convenient store), when you've walked pass a driveway leading into an underground parking lot, the hotel entrance will soon appear on your Left. It is hidden behind a yellow glass auto sliding door.

The check-in process is fast and efficient, and no credit-card guarantees are required as we booked our room through Hotelclub. The hotel lobby is new and clean, this is also where guests can get refreshments 24-7 and their breakfast. Then the down side of the hotel comes as you will have to leave the lobby, and use the public elevator which leads to your room. However, to increase security, they've added a smartcard reader so you will have to use your room key to get to the hotel floors. The hotel shares the building with Karaoke lounges, Mahjong club and even a bowling place. Not the best building to stay, but the new security measure certainly adds more confidence.

The room is clean and bright, with a 42" Flat Screen TV. Cable and CNN available. The bathroom is very clean and new, shower is great. This is actually the cleanest hotel of its class (Family/Tourist Class) I've stayed in Taiwan, as Taiwanese hotels are usually run-down and old. The room is dustless, very clean, and anyone would find it comfortable staying there. However the sound insulation is a bit poor, and also the construction noise from the hotel's 10/F extension could be bothersome in the morning (From ~9AM till 5PM). Also, the room actually has a view from the window (I have stayed in hotels in TPE where your window look into the back alley, that's not good).

During our stay, the shower drainage was clogged once, and the front desk gentleman came over to help us, even at 1AM. We were given several boxes of tea and a deep apology for the incident. Politeness, and the attitude of the staffs are just excellent.

Breakfast is good in Taiwanese standards. Serving rice with Taiwanese meat sauce (Local Breakfast), cold noodles, dimsum, vegetables, fruits, juices, tea and even fresh brewed coffee. Toast is also available if you don't enjoy the local tastes.

The location is excellent, it is around a 10min walk from the MRT Station, and it is only 1 stop away from the Taipei Main Station. The walk to the MRT station is fun, as the shops and eateries will keep you entertained.

Room rates are around US$60, I expected to have an individual building originally, but given its location and the property prices there (~US$5000/sq.meter), I think that's the best you would get for its price.

I certainly recommend this hotel for those who wants to be in the City Center. Certainly value for the money you pay. Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the stay, and I personally liked the breakfast. And if you value cleanliness in your room a lot, this is the place you should stay, stay away from the older hotels.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing North. Rooms facing the south outlooks the back of another building.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank MCHOI_HK
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Singapore
Level Contributor
85 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Really have problem finding this hotel to check in as there was no clear signage to indicate where the hotel was located. My son was really feeling not safe staying in this hotel as there were all kinds of activities on each floor of the building. Overall the room was clean & neat, the hotel interior was quite nicely renovated compare to the exterior of the building which looked very old & shabbly. The staff quite helpful but the breakfast was not really up to standard. Overall, value for money to stay as its near the shopping area of Xinmentind

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mick059
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

I went to Taipei earlier this month with a friend and stayed at Go Sleep Hotel (Hankou). Finding the hotel is extremely difficult and nobody seemed to know its locality. There was no visible signboard and the reception desk is hidden behind a yellowish glass door. The hotel is actually located in a run-down building (or arcade place?). The lifts to our rooms are away from the reception desk and you have to share with people going to KTVs, billiard halls and other entertaining businesses in the same building. The lifts were smoky and well, dirty and no security personnel around.
We were upgraded to a spacious room with a double and a single bed. The room was clean but we do have mosquitoes flying around occasionally in the night. The walls between the room is so thin that you could hear conversations from your neighbours and therefore noisy at times.
The reception desk staff were polite, helpful and ever smiling. The buffet breakfast which consisted of simple chinese dishes with porridge, toast, japanese noodles was okay but not fantastic. Coffee, tea and juices were available throughout the day.
The plus point is there are many eateries and convenience stores within close vicinity of the hotel. It is about 8 minutes walk to the nearby Ximen station.
This hotel is definitely not my choice for my next visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a window
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Will W
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

Go Sleep Hotel is certainly value for money, located in Ximen area with lots of shopping and eateries nearby. It is very new and very comfortable. Its sparkling clean, with a spacious bathroom tapped with a rain shower (yay!!!) so we certainly had a great rest. The staff are extremely polite and helpful. Breakfast was nice, choice of traditional chinese food / porridge / toast and the staff kept inviting us to help ourselves to coffee / tea whenever we felt like it.

It is rather hard to find the entrance because it is inset and the signboard is yellow with cartoonish words on it, looking more like an arcade place instead of a hotel. It is not very visible or well sign-posted, which is confusing because that whole area has signboards all over the place. Another thing is that it still is quite a distance to the Ximen train station and that is not fun when you're dragging your luggage amidst the crowd. I read reviews on the security, the building is shared with some other tenants and the hotel is only occupying the upper levels. However the hotel floors are by access card only so you only have to bear entering the elevator with young punks / old men till they get out at the 4th floor or so. If you're worried, just wait for the next lift.

Tip: make handy the hotel's phone number just in case you cannot find the entrance. In fact I walked into another similar hotel by mistake and they kindly told me where to find Gosleep.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Enhui
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

We travelled in a group of 3s - all ladies and chosen this hotel due to the great proximity to Ximending, eateries and convenience should we need to walk back from a night out. However, despite having checked through the reviews it doesn't seems to say anything about the hotel's greatest weakness - The security!

I like to believe that security comes above all else, that comfort and $$ are only secondary factors. Go Sleep Hotel - Hankou proven it all right.

Now, don't get me wrong, the receptionists are great - helpful, courteous and ever smiling. The room cleaning are great and prompt. The breakfast - well, a little letdown considering all the good food you have in the vicinity you probably won't miss it anyway.

That probably earned a 4.5 stars out of 5.

BUT, the lifts. Did I tell you the hotel was difficult to locate in the first place? It has no signboard of its own (you have to identify w a bowling alley signboard in plain chinese characters - good luck to those who can't read) and instead of the usual 'go-past-receptionist-to-lift' kind of structure that somehow gives a little more security to the customer, its a common lift that is shared with all other tenants of the building.

With a door that blocks all visuals, the receptionists can't even see who's out, let alone know whether you're in danger. Ahhh, did I mention that the tenants of the building are all in the entertaining businesses? KTV, billiards whatsnot. So many times we've seen punks, dirty old man in the same lift as us.. a dirty lift with smelly stench and no camera.

Not to mention that the lift goes directly to the floor our room was on and it's accessible by EVERYONE. Or the fact that on our trip there the lift broke down 3 times and one night we had to walk the stairs, the dark stairs with dirty water.

I'm never going back to that hotel even if the service or room was great. Just doesn't make sense to pay for something like this!

Room Tip: Choose rooms on high floor to avoid hearing noisy bowling sounds. However, should the lift breaks do...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank crazyshoots
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Property: Go Sleep Hotel - Hankou
Address: 1F, No.54, Section 2, Hankou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei 108, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 246 B&Bs / Inns in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Go Sleep Hotel - Hankou 3.5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Go Sleep Hotel Ximen Hankou Branch is located in Ximending Shopping Area, near Ximen MRT station, a popular recommended Ximen hotel. ... more   less 
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