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Taitung Cultural Excursion Resort
Ranked #12 of 90 Hotels in Taitung County
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We spent two nights at the TCE. It is a small boutique hotel, and as commented previously does have some charming qualities in terms of the decor, especially in the lobby. However, the rooms themselves are small with minimal furnishings and amenities. The bathrooms could use a little work and looks as if it was converted from another building rather then a trendy design which I believe was the intention. Although the common areas, being the lobby and restaurant are decently maintained, the rest of the hotel, from the hallways with broken light fixtures, to the grimy exterior of the building could use some maintenance. The hotel offers a buffet breakfast with a very limited selection. The location is next to the cultural museum which is nice, but otherwise is in an isolated industrial area away from any major transit hubs and the city itself is a 10-15 minute drive. The staff are young and friendly, but at times are not as helpful as one would expect. Although a decent attempt at a boutique hotel, there appear to be some significant drawbacks which unfortunately, would prevent us from staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank JCW416
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Love the design features in this small boutique hotel, open about two years. The designer used lighting and interesting fixtures to create a playful, intimate, elegant atmosphere.

Our twin room was small, modern, comfortable . Try to get a larger room if small spaces annoy you. Price includes a reasonably good breakfast, with Asian and some Western cuisine.

Staff is helpful, friendly, English is spoken by some staff.

The Italian restaurant on the ground floor is wonderful. There's a good choice of high quality food, and the prices are very very reasonable. Very limited wine choice. Ordered a 2007 wine off the menu, but a 2011 bottle came to the table. Explanation from staff: menu was printed two years ago. Sorry.
Evening meal is busy, reservation recommended.

Noise: The room was very very quiet until the women booked in next door came back to their room. They spoke in very loud voices for some time, until I knocked on the wall to let them know they were disturbing us. The next morning there were various doors being slammed as people left their rooms. If people would be more considerate of others, and remember there are other people trying to sleep hotels would be more enjoyable.

Location: beside the Prehistory museum in the area of the new train station, outside of the city centre. If driving, follow the brown road signs to the museum. The hotel will give you free tickets to the museum.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank morgane121
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Surprised that this Michael Graves designed hotel, adjoining the Graves designed Cultural Museum has not been previously reviewed. We are part of a group that has spent 2 weeks in Taidong during July/August of the last two years. Most of us stayed at TCE. The hotel is spotless, staffed by locals who could not be more hospitable. Admission to the excellent museum is included in the room price as is a very good breakfast with terrific coffee! While adjacent to the Cultural museum, it is 10 minutes out of town, so a car is a good idea, though taxis are available. They also offer free transportation to the Taidong airport.

International travelers should think of the TCE as a very nice international 3 star hotel. There is no pool or exercise room, and the rooms, while modern, comfortable and clean, with flat screen TVs and internet, are not luxurious. Those panting for western food can do no better than the excellent Italian restaurant, "Graves". The chef came from 5 star internationally managed "Lalu" Resort and does a terrific job at an extreemly reasonable price.

A real bonus is that the hotel is non smoking and does not accept large tour groups, guests are mostly families, many of them Taiwanese. English is spoken and the general manager is first rate.

Room Tip: corner rooms are the most spacious
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Bmontrachet
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Taitung Cultural Excursion Resort

Address: 950 No.1 Museum Road, Taitung City, Taitung County 950, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taitung County
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Taitung County
#7 Best Value Hotel in Taitung County
Price Range: $67 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Taitung Cultural Excursion Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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