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“Great location and friendly staff”
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Rainbow Hotel
Ranked #267 of 578 Hotels in Taipei
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Its in the heart of ximending, walking distance to the subway station, surrounded by so many shops and resturant that u will want to try them all.
Hotel is cheap and staff is really helpful.
room is clean and comfortable, tv is working fine, interenet is avail upon request.
a real deal for $

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Pros: The hotel is smack in the middle of Ximending i.e. you're in the centre of all the action, and right next door to the famous fried chicken stall which never seems to close. It's also less than 5 minutes walk to the Ximending MRT station which is of course great as well. Food and shipping is at your doorstep literally. Our room had a view of the street, not sure if this is exactly a pro as you don't really want people to look in from the next building but you did have an eye on the action. Cons: The rooms are pretty small, however the bathrooms are usually sizeable and they have all the necessary bathroom toiletries provided. Pillows are for some reason quite hard. Everything is quite clean and decent, nice TV with channels etc. Breakfast is forgettable but enough to fill your stomach.
I stayed with 3 friends for a total of 4 nights, it was very good place to stay and explore Taipei from. Reception was friendly and helpful with suggestions on where to go etc. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

First things first. This hotel is located at the heart of ximending. Very convenient to shopping and eating places. However the entire hotel is so rundown and not up to date.
The price is average but if you are very particular about hotel interior design then please skip it. If not I'm sure you will love it. The room is so small (room 805) and the closet door may not be opened to wide as it will hit on the bathroom lights switch. The bathrooms are clean but are so dated. Bottom line is this is basically a better version of a backpackers inn.
Wifi is free in rooms. Breakfast can be provided with a fee but don't bother as it is a sandwich and packet drink.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Location is superb. The counter staff service staff is also good in providing us the directions to the Carrefore and other locations. Were there for 4 nights last week. Very nearby to the Metro line and shopping makes perfect especially for families :)

Room Tip: Spacious in choosing a deluxe room compared to the normal standard room
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Location is superb! It's not nosy as stated in some of the review. 2 of us booked a triple room because we want a spacious room. Rainbow upgraded us to double queen size bed throughout our 3 nights stay. Staff were great and very helpful and introduced us to eat the beef noodle, midnight supper and fresh and reasonable price jap restaurant near the corner (mei guan yuan). Air is rather dry, so 7-11 is right at the corner to replenish water every now and then. Phamacy is across the hotel. Subway is within mins. It's awesome!

Room Tip: Book early to avoid disappointment
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were there for 3 days 2 night in year 2011. This hotel location is fantastic. The down side for this hotel is quite noisy and free wifi signal in our room is really very weak, we need to surf at level 3. The Metro lines is just about 5 minutes away from hotel. Shopping in Ximending is no complaints at all! There's 24-hour Watsons and 7-11 stores at every corner too!

Room Tip: If you want to access WiFi in room, level 3 will be best but is really quite noisy!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at Rainbow Hotel from 12 to 16 May 2013 with some friends. As mentioned in most reviews, the hotel is located right smack in the centre of Ximending, within 5 minutes walk to Ximen Station. Food selections are aplenty around the area. You can literally grab a cup of bubble tea or a fried chicken cutlet just below the hotel. In the evenings, there are also many make-shift stalls selling food like taiwan sausages and other toys and knick knacks.7-11 stores and Watsons can also be found just across the hotel property. The famous 阿宗麵線 (Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle) is literally a 2 minutes walk away.

I booked a triple room and found it to be adequate and spacious. Complimentary Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the hotel premises and was reliable. The room was clean with toiletries provided in the bath. Those who enjoy watching Taiwanese programs are in for a treat as there are many channels showing the latest variety shows and idol dramas on top of some basic international programs (Star Sports, CNN). Prior to the trip, there were some reviews which remarked the hotel to be slightly rundown, in need of some freshening up. However, I felt the premises and room that I stayed in to be perfectly fine by my standards.

Most importantly, the service provided by the front-counter staff as well as the breakfast crew is to be commended. My friends and I felt very welcome from day 1. The staff always greeted us with a smile, and was very helpful in providing us with directions to places within Taipei. All in all, a great choice and I hope it would not be long before our next stay at Rainbow Hotel when I visit Taipei again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rainbow Hotel

Address: No.36 Hanzhong Street, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
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Ranked #267 of 578 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range: $59 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rainbow Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 240
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