We stayed here for a family vacation, and thought this was a great hotel. There is an Evergreen bus from Taoyuan airport that stops at the hotel (150 NT adults, 75 NT children over 6), and guests receive two free tickets for the return trip on checkin. We had a "superior suite", not really a suite with a separate room but a very spacious room (463 square feet) with king bed at one end, large screen plasma TV in the middle and a sitting area with sofa and chairs at the other. Desk in the corner with your own fax machine (though we didn't use this). Room safe spacious, but doesn't quite fit a larger laptop. Complementary Wifi. Room was very clean.
Yes, the bathrooms have gold plated sinks and are a little over the top, but overall we thought the marble bathroom with separate shower, whirlpool tub, and two sinks was comfortable. Mattress was firm, blackout curtains very helpful for jet lagged sleep. At least for us, sound proofing was excellent--we were told the hotel was full, but never heard any neighbors.
There is a small fridge with minibar, complementary hot water dispenser and two bottles of mineral water replenished daily, also complementary fruit in the room each day was a nice touch. Our room rate came with daily breakfast for two; perhaps this wasn't the most extensive buffet but we thought the breakfast was very good, though with an emphasis on an Asian style meal with congee and accompanying dishes, steamed bun of some kind, and stir-fried Chinese vegetables. But you could get eggs cooked to order every day (including omelettes), and there was fruit, cereal, yogurt, cheese, bread/muffins/danish, assortment of juices etc.
We thought the staff was great--very accommodating and eager to please--we were able to communicate with them in Mandarin but I saw their English was pretty good, though more variable. Always were helpful with regard to suggestions about where to go, and even were able to charge our camera battery when we realized we had left the charger at home.
Location is in a somewhat nondescript financial district in Taipei, but we thought it was an excellent base for seeing Taipei. Walking distance (3-4 minutes) to the Songjiang Nanjing MRT stop on the Luzhou (yellow) line (make sure you take Exit 4 when returning, which is the closest to the hotel), always easy to hail a cab. There was a Starbucks 30 seconds from the hotel, a Welcome supermarket a minute's walk away (both around the corner) and a Seven-Eleven next door (where you can also purchase high speed rail tickets). There is also a very nice bakery in the lobby of the hotel selling pastries and breads.
So all in all, we were very pleased with this hotel and would definitely stay there again when we are in Taipei.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Taipei) is situated in the heart of Taipei’s business and financial district. The 100 spacious rooms and suites feature a soundproofing system that reduces ambient noise levels to below 40 dB. The fitness center offers modern health-club facilities including an assortment of Spa treatments. The elegant Evergarden serves a variety of Chinese cuisine for guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Evergreen Laurel Taipei
- Hotel Evergreen Laurel