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Forward Hotel - Songjiang
Ranked #144 of 575 Hotels in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Clean convenient close to trains”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Not much around but taipei is small, it's so easy to get around. It's so convenient, 2 mins walk from the station which brings you everywhere. Clean. Receptionist dont speak much English and the breakfast was poor but who eats in the hotel in Taipei when street food and cabs are so cheap! Highly recommended when looking for cheap clean convenient room!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights in April. The rooms are great. The first few nights we had a room with a large king bed, but switched rooms for the remainder of our stay to a room with a bathtub and STEAMSHOWER!! (room 618 if i remember correctly!). All rooms are different, so it's good to ask for what you want. The corner rooms have a little balcony and are also quite nice. But my heart was set on that steam shower, so we opted out of the balcony room.

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is even free laundry in the lobby! Breakfast was fine, but don't expect good coffee. Luckily there is a great little coffee shop just next door for your fix. The MRT station is just a few minutes away. Was very convenient to travel to all parts of the city. There are some good restaurants walking distance to the hotel. And a nice foot rub place too!

I woudl definitely stay here again when i come back to Taipei.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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80146267, 主任 at Forward Hotel - Songjiang, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear poxybolt :
Taipei Forward Hotel was very grateful for your visit.
Hopefully,Taipei Forward Hotel offered you a brand new feeling during the visit.
We're really great to serve you.
We are sincerely hoping that you had a great time with us. 0
We are looking forward to serve you again.
Best Regards,
All staff presents respectfully.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

So I am going to start my review off in saying this hotel is in a business/residential area. It is not a very touristy place. If you are looking for a great scenery of Taipei night view you would not want to stay here.

This business hotel is situated off of Nanjing East Road which is a major street. There are lots of restaurants and business in there. But the best thing about this hotel is that there is an MRT station very close to it. So if you were to sightseeing around Taipei, the MRT station near by can take you anywhere you want to go. Because the hotel is tucked away behind a major road, there may be an expectation that you can hear road noises at night. But you do not hear any road noises at all. When you have been walking around Taipei sightseeing all day, it was nice to come back to an hotel room that is quiet.

The rooms in this hotel is small. But for such a small space, the room was very well laid out and functional. The bed itself was incredibly comfortable and after a long day sightseeing , a comfortable bed was important.

The staff was incredibly helpful and courteous. I read in a previous review that the staff made exceptions for the laundry room and the guest wasn't so pleased about it. We went and washed clothes 30 min before 10pm and I did not realized that. There was also another family that was freaking out because they thought the staff was going to shut off the power. So I went and talked to the staff (the on duty manager) and asked nicely if they could keep it open for a while because I was doing laundry and another family was doing laundry. They were very accommodating. I got to wash clothes and so did the other family.

Overall the whole experience was wonderful and we would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room. You get a nice balcony even with a standard room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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80146267, 主任 at Forward Hotel - Songjiang, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear Ling W ,
We are thankful that you chose us for this journey of yours. It has been our honor to serve you and wish that you are completely satisfied with our services. Should there be anything we can do to improve our services, please do not hesitate to drop us a note.
We are looking forward to hearing from you again.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in May '12. Fantastic Location, Compact but well built, lit and disigned rooms. Courtesious Staff and fast WIFI.

This Hotel has everything a businesss traveller needs (except that the place which they claim as gym just has a treadmill and a stepper......big disappoitment for me)

Overall the room was great had this very nice self lit designs in on the wardrobe and wall beind the bed, it looked beautiful.

Bathroom has nice rain shower, temperature controlled automatic toilet seats.

Breakfast was quite eide spread and nice (though there were no variety, all 5 days menu was almost the same)

Gym n Swimming Pool - Already explained before, they have tied up with a Swimming pool of a school nearby if you wish to swim (If you not looking for these two things in a hotel, this is best budget option to stay)

So, all and all a pleasant stay except my complaint about the Gym (they add just a multi gym and few few ree weights and a gym ball, I'll love to stay there in every visit)

Room Tip: Chose any, all are road facing n well lit. Higher the floor is better.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Stayed in 3 different types of rooms. All fittings are good and new. Breakfast was fine with a good but modest selection. But feature is the close access to the MRT and the Evergreen Bus dropoff point.

Note that the Laundry Room suppose to close at 22:00. We were told by the desk staff that power to the washing machines will cut off at 22:00. However this is NOT true, another guest was still waiting for her washing to be done at 22:40. Apparently this desk staff could make allowances for other guests and not us. This is the same desk staff that failed to book a taxi for us in the morning.

Apart from the bad experience with this desk staff, overall we did enjoy our stay

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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80146267, 主任 at Forward Hotel - Songjiang, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear Smith S ,
We are thankful that you chose us for this journey of yours. It has been our honor to serve you and wish that you are completely satisfied with our services. Should there be anything we can do to improve our services, please do not hesitate to drop us a note.
We are looking forward to hearing from you again.
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Jakarta
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

My wife and I stayed in Forward Hotel for a few nights back in November 2012. We were quite pleased with the overall experience, though our room was small, it was very clean and the bed was comfortable to sleep in. Another positive note is the strategic location, which is only 3 minutes away from the closest MRT station on foot. Seven eleven is also just around the corner for you to buy some water and groceries. The only downside of our stay is the language barrier that we had with the front desk staff. But overall, i would definitely stay in this hotel again in the future, as it is worth the money, and location wise is perfect after a long journey wandering around in the city of Taipei.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

This is an incredible hotel with excellent service. All staff members are very helpful and very polite. The rooms are really in very clean condition always. We are staying in three different types of rooms now. Some have a small balcony and some have different sizes of bathrooms. If you choose a corner room your bed will be bigger and the room size also. The bed is execellent and pillows are quality ones. There is a small gym and a laundry room on ground floor. Breakfast area is in the basement and it's a really good food from Taiwan and some western food choices. Lobby is very clean very spacious and you can surf the Internet without any problem. They have four computer terminals for you to use and also free Wifi in every single room with good reception always. The underground is only two minutes from the hotel which is excellent. I would definitely go back to stay at this hotel in future.

Room Tip: Choose corner rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Forward Hotel - Songjiang
Address: No.3 Yijiang Street, Jhongshan District, Taipei 104, Taiwan (Formerly Viscount Hotel)
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #144 of 575 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Forward Hotel - Songjiang 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About HotelForward Hotel Taipei is located along Yi-Jiang Street, just next to the busy Nanjing East Road and Songjiang Road intersection. The hotel incorporates classic, elegant design with rich foreign flavor, enhancing the leisurely romantic atmosphere of the Zhongshan District. A 32 LCD television, free wireless Internet access and Japanese satellite TV channels are some of the amenities in each of the 90 guest rooms that make it easy for you to receive up-to-date business information in your own room. All rooms have automatic smoke detectors and are constructed with fire-resistant materials to ensure our guests safety and to enable you to enjoy a peaceful and comfortable stay with us. The lobby also has free, 24-hour computers, broadband Internet access, and mail and fax service for our business travelers.Hotel HistoryForward Hotel Taipei was previously known as the Viscount Hotel, which was one of the most famous tourist hotels in Taipei City. The scale and amenities of Viscount Hotel were acknowledged by many to be among the best and due to its complete lifestyle amenities and high accessibility, Viscount Hotel quickly become the premier tourist hotel among Japanese tourists.Older generations still remember the Viscount Hotel Western Restaurant which was located on the first floor of the hotel. Its European-style interior design and the fact that it was also an expensive steak house made it both a great place to do business and a romantic setting for couples to enjoy a meal together.As time passed, Viscount Hotel finally ceased operations in 2007 after serving guests for more than 10 years. The all-new Forward Hotel Taipei will stand at Viscount Hotel's former location along Yi-Jiang Street and, after six months of renovation efforts, will revive its glorious past and continue to provide a comfortable stay to all tourists. This hotel is another success of Forward Enterprise Group, other hotels under this group include: Ban-Qiao Forward Hotel Taipei, Taipei Grandforward Hotel, Forward Suites Hotel, and Hotel Purity. ... more   less 
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