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“Never ever to stay in this hotel again!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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First Hotel
Ranked #357 of 565 Hotels in Taipei
North Sydney, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Never ever to stay in this hotel again!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2010

As we arrived on the first night we were escorted in the corner of the hotel which was a very small room. At night the bathroom had a flood which was very annoying and then in then morning it was flooded again and we had to be changed into another room all though my child likes the cartoons and we did like a bit of the morning breakfast you serve, but I will never ever come to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2009

The hotel is located slap bang in the middle of a long road. Its about a 20 minute walk from the station on one end of the road; the closer station being 15 minutes' walk. However, once you get to the station you're pretty much connected to the rest of the city.

Staff at reception were reluctant to speak to us in English which we found very annoying (maybe he was having a bad day? still...) but we got there in the end!

The room itself was pretty nice. I think we stayed in the refurbished quarter. The bathroom was pretty but the only problem we had was with the water flowing out of the shower cabinet (bad design?)...we had to shove towels on the floor to block the water from going into the main room!

Finally, if you do stay at this hotel, the restaurant below is good too!

Overall, I'd recommend this hotel to people who aren't too fussed about luxuries and who also wouldn't mind walking 15 minutes!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shuism
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2009

The location was very convenient, just a five minute walk from the closest subway station which can connect you to the rest of the city easily. The room itself wasn’t too bad, pretty old, but comfortable overall.
Definitely don’t be fooled by the lobby. It gives the impression that the rooms are much nicer than they actually are. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, cleaning ladies bow and greet you as you walk down the halls and everything, so that’s very nice.
The buffet breakfast was ok, though we found food in Taipei in general was only just edible. The buffet has a huge variety of stuff though, so you can kind of pick out what looks edible to you e.g. bacon, sausage, eggs, definitely a no-go. The fruits, cereals, and toast were all fine. Like I said though, probably just standard for Taiwanese cuisine, so the hotel cannot be blamed for this.
The TV in the room was great, really large and plenty of viewing options. The amount of chanels on free to air Asian TV never ceases to amaze me.. there’s like 90 of them, and about 10 of them are English-speaking so that was good.
All in all, First Hotel is not Buckingham Palace, but a decent place to stay on a budget when visiting the city.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about First Hotel

Property: First Hotel
Address: No.63 Section 2, Nanking East Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #357 of 565 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — First Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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