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Hotel Tainan
Ranked #16 of 242 Hotels in Tainan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews
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“Average hotel...”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Tainan Hotel is officially a four star hotel. But it really has to shape up to maintain those stars! The location is super. Just across some streets from Tainan station. Close to Mitsukoshi department store and also the long digital shop street. But, if you are in need of using wifi, forget this hotel! They claim to have wifi but 99 % of the time it just didn't work. That is really bad service from a hotel that has four stars! We were lucky to find a private wifi network that we could use most evenings.
The buffet breakfast was good with a variety of asian and western food. More or less the standard. The croissants could have been good if they hadn't put them in a warm container early in the morning and left them there. So, if you had breakfast later the bread was very dry! And the staff didn't really bother about it either. Neither did they bother about the burners under the canteens, so most of the time the food items where just half warm.
In the evening the restaurant provided a buffet dinner. We didn't try that but obviously it was very good since the restaurant was full every night. Seemed like the locals went there for dinner and that is a good sign!
The room, business room, was good. Had everything you could expect.
But a hotel is nothing without its staff! The staff at Tainan hotel was very helpful. Always smiling and greeting you! A good service was that they even called and asked if we had any laundry to be done!
Can I recommend this hotel? Yes I can but as I said, don't be sure that you will have a working wifi! So if that is important, take another hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for working and reliable wifi! On 5th floor it didn't work.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

We chose this hotel because of its location --- a short walk from the train station. It is run efficiently, and the rooms are adequately appointed and clean. The bathrooms (and showers) are wonderful.

When we arrived, we were issued meal tickets for breakfast. The tickets showed three choices, none of them pleasing ... I was relieved to find a buffet meal of decent variety. Lunch and supper at the hotel seemed to be a bit expensive, though.

I was a bit surprised by the "greeting committee" at this hotel. At times, there were four men lined up just inside the hotel door, smiling and greeting everyone who entered. Maybe this is standard for the area, but I have never seen it before!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank EdMed
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Malaysia
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73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

This hotel is just opposite the Tainan train station in the city center ( NOT Tainan HSR station). We chose this hotel because one of our itinerary is to visit the National Cheng Kung University, which is across the other side of the rail station, linked by a tunnel, and some major tourist attractions are within 15-20 min walk makes this hotel a good base for our short stay.

We have coupons for breakfast, good varieties of both western and oriental, they might not be the best in town but you won't be too disappointed.

Since the hotel is built in 1964, it's sure aged quite a bit, but they do have renovations here and there to keep up with the time. Our old fashion room is quite big and clean. Beds are comfortable but our window facing the main street is quite noisy when opened , but tolerable when the aircon is on with window closed.
The front receptionists are friendly, concierge and hotel guards are courteous , when ask for direction , they walked with us out of the hotel and showed the actual directions on the main road. If you don't mind an old hotel, this one has good values and convenient.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012

A comfortable lobby and friendly staff welcome you to their Hotel. Within walking distance are numerous restaurants, snack shops and a major bus stop.

The standard room was comfortable and spacious and having a room in the back kept it quiet.

What I didn't understand is why their swimming pool is for show only (per the staff) even though they show it in photos of their property.

The buffet breakfast was varied and delicious.

Compared to the price of the other fancier hotels in the City we made the right choice. The Hotel Tainan offered us everything we were looking for.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank loisnewyork
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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I found Tainan Hotel at the last minute as my plans had to be changed due to the Typhoon. Never visit Taiwan in August!

It is probably the best located hotel in Tainan as it is next to the TRA Tainan Station. If you are coming from Taipei via THSR trains, they drop you at TRA Shalun station, from where you take a local train into TRA Tainan station. Be sure to pick up handy guides from the visitor booth located at the station exit.

Now why is Tainan Hotel recommended..... its excellent location to the TRA station and tourist bus 88 and 99 stops makes this hotel ideal for the newbie to Tainan. The reception staff was very helpful with local information and its breakfast has a wide spread.

It is quite dated but then Tainan is dated! I didn't have a problem with its age. The rooms are clean.

It is located near MOS burger and a branch of Anping Bean Jelly, as well other local eateries.

Have fun!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sgp_traveller74
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Bethesda, Maryland
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127 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2011

2 blocks from the Tainan central train station (not the High Speed Rail station on the outskirts), this hotel's rooms are comfortable. Free wired internet (but no WiFi) is in each room. The breakfast buffet (included in my price) is modest in its offerings for Westerners: scrambled eggs, toast, fruit, salad items. The hotel is clean and the staff in the lobby very helpful. It is about a 20 minute walk from NCKU -- to get to the far side of the train station, you go through a pedestrian tunnel under the tracks just to the right (South) of the station.

Room Tip: If you stay street side, you may want earplugs -- there's always someone zooming by on a motorcy...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Macau, China
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2011

Pro:
- Located right across the train station. Super convenient (as there is no international airport at Tainan, you have to fly to Kaohsiung / Taipei and take train to Tainan)
- 7-11, bookstores, restaurants and departments stores are just 1-5 minutes away.
- Old hotel but has been renovated. Room is clean and not small.
- Price is reasonable.

Con:
- No facility as it's an old hotel. Say, no swimming pool...
- Breakfast is just so so. Skip it and go out to have some traditional noodles!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Tainan
Address: No.1 Cheng Kung Road, Tainan 70050, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Tainan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 242 Hotels in Tainan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Tainan 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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