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Charming Castle Hotel
Ranked #251 of 571 Hotels in Taipei
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
57 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Nice Stay in Taipei”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

I stayed at the Charming Castle Hotel in November 13' for 3 nights. When I booked, options were very limited due to special events going on in Taipei. From Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) I took the Evergreen bus to the Evergreen Laurel Hotel stop for 150 TWD ($5). From the Evergreen Laurel Hotel, head south one block then make a right down Changan East Road. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the Charming Castle Hotel.

Upon walking into the lobby the staff was helpful on check-in. They assisted us with any questions I had. As other reviews have stated the rooms are clean, a little dated with the furniture and the shower does wet the entire bathroom which did not bother me. There is a tv, frig, free bottles of water and a unit to warm water for tea. There is not a safe in the room to hold passports and I could not find a temperature adjustment for the a/c. There was only an on and off switch so the room was very cold at times. The hotel offers a Chinese style breakfast each morning which was good. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the nearest metro station. The hotel is situated in a good night life area with many good restaurants and places to have a drink.

I enjoyed my stay at the Charming Castle Hotel, I would not hesitate to book her again if I had to.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Found this hotel using TripAdvisor the day prior to arriving. The photos looked very good but we were a bit disappointed when we saw the rooms. The decor was from the 1980's, the rooms were very clean and well cared for, and the size of the room was fairly large. The bathroom was roomy too but the open shower is just not what us Americans are used to. Almost everything in the bathroom wold get wet when showering. The location was pretty good, about a 10 minute walk to the MRT, but there were many other hotels steps away from the subway. The breakfast was included and was very good.

All-in-all, we did enjoy our stay there as the staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the highest floor possible as some street noise is heard on the lower floors.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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213 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

This establishment is part of the City-Hotel group. It is a good place to stay for business or leisure and because of its good location many restaurants and shops can be reached by foot. The room we had was decorated in Chinese style and equipped with all amenities necessary. The bedding was very good. The bathroom was large with a huge jacuzzi bath tub, but rather impractible as no curtain causes splashing all over. The breakfast buffet provides both Chinese and western food. Except for the reception, the staff does not speak English.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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istanbul
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

easy access from everywhere, room price is good (not so high), very close to computer & electronic market subway also.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Laguna Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

Charming Castle Hotel is a small hotel about a kilometer's walk from Shandao Temple MRT Station. The location is a bit inconvenient for tourists who plan to get around by MRT. But the hotel itself makes up for it with it's reasonably priced rooms. Our room, on the top floor (8th floor), which was about 3900NT, had a jacuzzi in the bathroom and a massage chair. The beds were comfortable, the air conditioning was very cold considering the cool weather. The hallway smelled of cigarette smoke but the room itself was very clean had no smells.

Breakfast buffet is included in the room charge. It is not a very big selection, and not an international menu. But it was adequate for me, because I'm Asian, I'm happy with rice, eggs, bread and a little meat for breakfast. And of course they served congee for breakfast as well. There was free wifi in the breakfast room, which is available to hotel guests even when breakfast is over and there is no food being served.

Next door to Charming castle are several restaurants with 100NT menus, meaning full meals (meat or seafood plus all the rice you can eat) that cost only 100NT but their menus are in Mandarin and we didn't know how to speak Mandarin so we couldn't order properly. Only from the limited selection that they had photos of. The food is still very good and very cheap, and late at night these restaurants are full of people eating and drinking till the wee hours of the morning. Despite this, the hotel rooms are quiet.

The front desk staff are helpful and friendly and did their best to communicate with us, despite our limited Mandarin. But they do not have bellboys so you have to take your luggage to room yourself. Which was easy for us as we had little luggage and they have an elevator.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Charming Castle Hotel
Address: No.52 Section1 Changan East Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #251 of 571 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Charming Castle Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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