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Review of Luckynews Classic Hotel

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Luckynews Classic Hotel
Ranked #24 of 134 Hotels in Taoyuan
Sheffield
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2009

My wife and I booked this hotel because for some reason not many came up on our original Google search, in fact we only found it then on the Hotel Club website. I must say I was a bit apprehensive, particularly bearing in mind the price was pretty low....
However we were both very plesantly surprised. We booked a suite and we both really liked everything about it, apart from the breakfast. But to be honest I`ve never had a breakfast I`ve liked at any Chinese hotel, so that`s not really saying much anyway !

We had a bit of trouble finding it, partly because "the underpass" which you need to use (on the route from the train station, just West of it) has a flyover over the top of it as well, and that`s what is shown on the maps ! Ironically we discovered that the hotel will pick you up from the station anyway, as well as the airport which we`d just spent an hour travelling from on a bus !

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — The breakfast
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Victoria BC
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2009

Lucky news is a quirky hotel, but it is a great and inexpensive way to stay over in Taoyuan if you have an overnight layover. They have free shuttle pickup at the airport, and our room was clean and attractive. DOnt expect anything fancy, but for the price, it was great. Keep in mind that it is at least 30 minutes from the airport if there is no traffic.

Don't worry like I did. The hotel is legit and not seedy. We would stay there again.

Stayed December 2008
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2008

We weren't expecting much when we initially booked Lucky News Hotel, but we were drawn to the free pick-up service they offer. When we arrived, we were so stunned by the amenities and the room that we thought there had to be hidden cameras somewhere, or maybe the shampoo was going to be added to our bill. Actually, this is just a lovely hotel that offers quite a lot of things for the price. The most attractive is the free pick-up/drop-off service from Taoyuan airport, Taoyuan High-Speed Railway station, and the Taoyuan train-station. They also offer free fruit on check-in, decent free teas, free water, and a free breakfast. We had to leave the hotel at 5am one day and weren't expecting a breakfast, but the staff kindly packed us a paper bag with bread and coffee. Just a small kindness that was greatly appreciated.

Oh yes, and the staff is just lovely. They always smiled and helped us with whatever we needed. They even remembered us when we came back 2 weeks later on our way out of Taiwan.

The only downside is that it's a shame the location (in Taoyuan) is so far from Taipei. I would love to say you could stay here while in Taipei, but you couldn't really. While the train to Taipei is in walking distance, it's just too far away to be pratical. Just use this hotel as a pleasant little place to recharge while transiting. The rooms are pleasant enough (some are nicer than others) and very clean.

  • Liked — Great staff, free transfer to major points of transportation
  • Disliked — The fact it's 50km from Taipei
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Janelle J
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Taipei
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69 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2008

While this place isn't the Four Seasons, it is a good, clean, value-priced transit hotel, especially for people who are tired of other hotels in the area (the Chinatrust comes to mind) charging an additional fee for non-Taiwan residents.

The hotel provides a free, round-trip shuttle service to/from the international airport, high-speed rail station, Taoyuan train station and other areas in Taoyuan. I paid about USD 50 for the night, while friends paid about USD 60 for a larger room. Sunday and Monday nights are discounted to as low as USD 36.

Positives include: fruit basket, very comfortable bed, excellent room soundproofing and blackout curtains, small breakfast (coffee/tea/egg sandwich) brought to your room in the morning, soap/shampoo/razor/etc., free wifi, free r/t shuttle service, caring staff that speaks good English, lobby internet computer w/ printer.

Drawbacks are : no paper/pens in room, strange bathrooms with modern fixtures but dated-looking tiling, and a constant feeling the place is a bit on the love hotel side (parents--keep your kids away from the TV remote). The Taoyuan bus and train stations are within walking distance, but you might want to take the shuttle if you have more than a backpack or briefcase.

  • Liked — Nice service and free rt shuttle to airport, high speed rail, etc.
  • Disliked — This place can't seem to decide if it is a business hotel or love hotel
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Luckynews Classic Hotel
Address: No.24 Jieshou Road, Taoyuan City, Taoyuan 330, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taoyuan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 134 Hotels in Taoyuan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Luckynews Classic Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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