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City Lake Hotel Taipei
Ranked #206 of 565 Hotels in Taipei
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
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“A Decent Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

Stayed there for 7 days. It is a decent hotel without much facilities to talk about.
The location is ok, near MRT station and definitely enough shops and restaurants around the area.
The room is clean and well maintained. The breakfast in the hotel is average. This place is good for business trip or short stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Stayed only 1 night. The interior of the room appears to be quite well maintained. Bed was comfortable. Can't say much about location cos it was only an overnight stay. Room and bathroom were very clean.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Older hotel that's been refurbished a bit. It's all very average. The wifi is free, but the throughput sucks and is worthless for Skyping home. There is wired Internet at the room's desk that's a bit more stable, but sometimes Skype struggled with that connection, too. There is breakfast offered in the morning, but the hot items are lukewarm and overall it's not that good. There are several restaurants within walking distance. We had dinner at Jolly, a microbrewery that serves Thai food, a couple of nights and enjoyed it. There are some Western options across the street that we didn't try. The hotel gives you a "free" drink coupon for its lobby bar. The coupon is worth Taiwan 150, which is enough to buy a bottle of Taiwan Beer and not much else, but you have to pay the tax in cash. If you order anything else, you pay the difference plus tax. Maybe that's why the bar was always empty.

Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Just returned from a week's stay in a deluxe suite. Hotel is located in Neihu and was chosen because of proximity to the Taipei Exhibition Ctr. Although it is not located in the city, the MRT (Huzhou station) is about 5 min walk away and there is no lack of cabs. 7-11s, a couple of great bakeries (Hogan's), eateries, Post Office, are within 10 min walking distance. Hotel is quiet even though the building is near the MRT track and at a busy road junction. Guest room is well stocked and cleaned daily. On the roof level, there is a simple gym area as well as a laundry corner with washing machines and dryers (complimentary) where you can get your washing cleaned. Unfortunately no pool nor spa within the property though. The room stay cost was however pricier than usual (as in all other hotels) as there was a major exhibition in the city. Otherwise, it was overall a decent, comfortable stay and being in this location also allowed us to experience staying in the suburban side of a beautiful city. We booked a half day tour to Jiufen from the hotel - convenient and easy. Plenty of reasonably-priced eats in Taipei and the people are polite and thoughtful.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Stayed 4 nights here in March 2012.
The metro stop is just 2 mins walk away from the hotel. It is not difficult to get find food. There is a 24 hrs Mos Buger and a few good restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel provide free breakfast.
The room is nice and clean, and the staff is friendly. The hotel provide free transport to nearby location, just make booking at the check-in desk.
Excellent business hotel but for holiday makers it a bit far away from the major Taipei tourist sites.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

We reserved a 1 night stay on 31-Dec'11 for Taipei countdown. The hotel is conveniently situated next to subway train station and it's surprisingly quiet. The room is spacious with comfy beds. The furnishing is top-notch and there is free laundry service.
We are so touched by the reception service. Her name is Ling. She spoke perfect English and helped us in directions and giving instructions to the cab driver. I stayed in many hotels in Taipei and she really impressed us with impeccable service. Thank you.

Rommel

  • Stayed December 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

This 14 story property pleasantly surprised me. When I arrived on Christmas Day, 12/25/2011 I was concerned about the photos that I had viewed on the internet regarding the hotel, so I asked to see a room thinking that if I was not satisfied, I would only stay for a couple of nights instead of the full week I had originally scheduled. Upon entering the room, a king sized bed, sofa, 37 inch flat screen, full working desk, black out curtains was what I saw. "I can do this," I thought.

In addition, it is often the small things that make the difference in 3-4 star hotels. This property "gets it". Free wi-fi. For many business and non-business travelers alike, the internet is something desired and believed that it should be complimentary.

Though the hotel does not boast of valet parking, the desk staff is fluent in English and at least a couple other languages. They were very helpful in assisting me to the local lunch fairs and shops. There is a complementary bottle of water every day. Oh, and snacks too alternating between fresh fruit and cheese and crackers. The little things do make a difference.

The bathroom is also spacious and offers a generous amount of amenities including toothbrushes, swabs, lotion and shower gel. The air conditioned room has easy-to-use control at your disposal.

Many hotels in Taipei offer free breakfast however the City Lake Hotel has both hot and continental style items. The spacious area for seating gives guests the feeling of comfort without bumping into other guests. The omelet station chef cooks to your order and the display includes salad items, cereals, freshly brewed coffee (or espresso!) and hot milk, a unique attention to detail. (I don't know about you but hot coffee with cold milk makes no sense to me).

Finally, the location is tough to beat. 3 minutes walk from the subway station. Access to the hotel from the international airport takes about 90 minutes the inexpensive way (express highway bus to Songsang domestic airport, then change to the subway...about 9 US$) or 1 hour the unbelievably expensive way by taxi or hotel limo service, about 50 US$.

For about US$ 100 a night, this service, attention to detail and comfort is tough to beat.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: City Lake Hotel Taipei
Address: No.462 Section 5, Chengkung Road, Neihu District, Taipei, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #206 of 565 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — City Lake Hotel Taipei 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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