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amba TAIPEI XIMENDING
Ranked #71 of 571 Hotels in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great choice for young travellers”
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Great location:
located in the heart of ximending and in the same building of famous shopping mall 誠品。
Convenience stores 7/11 and eateries are all around the hotel. Bars, retail clothing and street food carts are everywhere. MRT is around 5mins away from hotel.

Room
Big room, big TV with trendy design. Separate shower area from the toilet. Provided local quality brand supplements....lovely :)

My stay was awesome. Thank you amba :)

Susanna
from canada

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank HiBeautiful
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear amba friend,

We are also happy to have you with us. Thank you Susanna!

Your recognition towards amba’s location is very much appreciated. Reading your kind feedback and support towards us is, by all means, the greatest encouragement to us all. Please accept my sincerest thank you on behalf of the entire amba team for giving us this wonderful inspiration to keep on striving for betterness.

We look forward to welcoming you soon whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Like my title, if you like Ximending (XMD) area, then you will probably love this hotel. XMD is quite a few stops away from other attractions like Taipei 101, but there are lots of stuff to see around the area and loads of places to dine. This is my first visit to Taipei and we booked this place under a relative's recommendation. The location is decent, and metro is about 10 - 12 minutes walk (I notice that other people says its 5 mins walk.. perhaps I walk alot slower). I reached Taipei early in the morning and asked if i could check in a little earlier to rest and the staff's reply was that the hotel does not have a policy of letting people check in early or check out late. He had no expression on his face and he just gave me a look. Okay... got your point.

We booked a medium deluxe (I think) and the room was quite big, with the separate bath and toilet situated at the corridor area. The room was comfortable enough, but they have an odd lighting arrangement whereby if I switch on the corridor lights, the bedroom lights will be on as well. We try playing around with the switches and it was still the same, which was quite annoying, as it means that if one party gets up first, the other will be awaken by lights shining in their face. The bed was too soft for my liking, resulting in me waking up with a back ache every day, but I think that is more of a personal thing. Choices of tv programs are quite limited, if you are a foreigner but it is ok for me.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent amba experience.

Your recognition towards amba’s location is very much appreciated. Meanwhile, your valuable observation to the lighting arrangement will surely be handed over for internal evaluation for upcoming amba properties in the future. Yet, more TV channels will be added in the near future to enrich the watching experience for everyone choosing amba. Last but not least, please accept my sincere thank you on behalf of the amba team for giving us the opportunity to become a better choice for everyone staying with us.

Thank you once again for your support towards amba!! We shall all look forward to welcoming you soon whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

In the heart of Ximending, it was easy to locate the hotel. The lobby and interior was nicely decorated. I like the artistic decor which gave the minimalist look. The room layout was good, ample space for luggage and to move around. The toilet and shower were separate and they provide very nice smelling toiletries to use too.

Complimentary slippers were also provided and can be brought home as souvenirs. The bed and pillows were comfortable. and You can actually surf internet using the tv although a bit slow. Noetheless, the location wins!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Sha_Lee_Raja
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your recent amba experience with us.

Your kind words towards amba’s location and décor are very much appreciated. On top all, I am mostly delighted to learn your appreciation regarding our amenities, which were selected specially to provide the most comfortable yet memorable experience with all friends staying with us.

Thank you once again for your kind support towards amba!! We shall all look forward to welcoming you soon in the near future.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I go to Taipei about once a year and this is by far the hotel I like most. The location is great - 5-10 mins walk from the Ximen station and lots of restaurants and food stalls nearby. The rooms are comfortable and stylishly designed. Staff is always helpful and polite. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting Taipei!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank yayyyyy
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for sharing your recent amba experience with us.

It is a true happiness to learn your appreciation towards amba.
Your kind recognition regarding our location, design and service are, by all means, the most wonderful encouragement to the entire amba team!

Thank you once again for your kind support. The amba team shall always looks forward to welcoming you soon in the near future.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

It was actually my 1st trip to Taiwan. And especially more meaningful as its our 1st get away after my wife gave birth.

The hotel is around a 7-8min walk from the Ximending station. You will take a longer time to walk to the station as while walking... you will walk past all the food,snack,clothes etc shops. Definitely will stop and have a 2nd glance.

Back to the hotel. We arrived earlier than our check-in time. Staff helped us to to do an early check in.

My wife had emailed them that she is on breastfeeding and will need the hotel to store the breast milk during our stay. Once we reached..they actually asked us whether we need to keep the milk in the freeze straight away after long hour flight. Very impressed. Excellent services all the time.. even 2-3am.. We tried once went down to the lobby looking for staff to store the milk supply in the fridge. The front deck was with all smiles and helping us with it.

At the ground floor.. there's a chilling bar/pub where you can sit and enjoy a cooling cocktail or a beer.. while listening to liveband music at night.

at the lobby level.. there is this cosy cafe where they served nice hot coco drink.. It's a pity I managed to visit the cafe only on my checking out day, and realised they have tons of comics (chinese) on the shelf for you to take and read while at the cafe.

Room big and comfortable. everything working well. toilet and bathroom seperated (like this) no bath tube though

I will definitely be back here if I am staying in Taipei again. For Sure.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lord-sg
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for your valuable feedback with us.

I am overwhelmingly delighted to learn your gracious recognition towards us. It is and always has been our utmost goal to make prompt assistance to our valuable guests whenever possible and I am more than happy to know that our team accomplished this during your time with us…

Thank you once again for sparing your time to share your amba experience with us. The entire amba team shall always look forward to welcoming you and your lovely family again in the near future.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

This hotel is very good, the entire room is clean, quiet, and artistry! When we come in the room, er found all the lights were on, and all the ashcans were out of trash bag. So we don't know if they
forgot to set the bags to the ashcans or they didn't finish clean all the room!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Xiaowei X
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for staying with us and spare time to share your recent amba experience with us.

Your recognition towards our room is highly appreciated.
Yet, please allow me to explain to you that we don’t set trash bags in the ashcans in order to minimize the use of plastic bags for a green purpose. Your kind understanding is very much appreciated.

Thank you once again for your kind feedback!! We all look forward to welcoming you soon whenever your next trip brings you back to Taipei.

Teresa Huang
General Manager
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Recently spent couple days at the Amba Ximending. The room is fairly basic, minimalist, and "Muji-ish". It feels kinda barren. With the lone window fairly high up on the wall, the room kinda feels like a jail. That being said, it does have pretty much everything you need (except a desk lamp). The hotel sits literally in the middle of Ximending district. So the location is simply awesome. There are all kinds of food and entertainment, all within 5 minutes of walking distance from the hotel. Overall, while it's not a five-star luxury resort, it gets the job done.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank LewNY
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teresahuang77, 總經理 at amba TAIPEI XIMENDING, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear amba friend,

Thank you for sharing your recent amba experience with us.

I am glad to learn your appreciation regarding amba’s location. We all surely wish that you took well advantage of our location and explored what Ximending has to offer during your time with us.

Thank you for your kind support towards amba!! The amba team looks forward to welcoming you soon in the near future.

Teresa Huang
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Property: amba TAIPEI XIMENDING
Address: 77 Section 2 Wuchang Street, Taipei 10843, Taiwan
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Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #71 of 571 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — amba TAIPEI XIMENDING 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
amba Taipei Ximending is located in the heart of trendy Ximending shopping and entertainment area in Western Taipei, just five minutes’ walk to the Taipei Metro Ximen Station, one metro stop from the Taipei Main Station for high-speed rail, and only 20 minutes’ drive to Taipei 101. Nominated as one of the best hotel openings by Wallpaper* magazine in 2012, amba Taipei Ximending occupies levels 5 to 10 of the fashionable Eslite shopping complex on Wuchang Street, junction of Kunming Street. This hip, eco-friendly hotel features free high-speed WiFi access hotel-wide, 160 contemporary guestrooms with separate rain shower, and free use of a self-service laundry room. Extra large rooms, loft rooms and balcony rooms can accommodate up to four adults, ideal for friends and family to share. Dining options include chiba – an international all day restaurant for fun dining, tingba - a retro chic music lounge, and tianba – a bakery with an alfresco courtyard. Best of all, there are many locally inspired fun elements awaiting for your discovery. ... more   less 
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