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“Dirty, I woke up covered in ants, inconvenient location. Don't do it.”

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Hua Shin Hotel Beitou
Ranked #520 of 571 Hotels in Taipei
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“Dirty, I woke up covered in ants, inconvenient location. Don't do it.”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This hotel is not worth ANY amount of your money. I wouldn't stay here again if it were completely free:

1. The staff: kind, though after we woke up on the morning of what was supposed to be our second nite there COVERED IN ANTS (no metaphor here, real ants) they refused to refund us for the nite. They did offer us another room...but read on and you'll see why we opted to just take the loss and find another hotel.

2. Location: tough to find and essentially at the top of a mountain. About a 10-15 min walk from the city area and located in an area known for it's sulfur hot springs. So the smell wasn't all that pleasant.

3. Room/accommodations: The lobby is lovely. As soon as you leave it? Quality takes a turn for the worst. In our carpeted hallway there was a very large puddle that each time we passed by just had a new towel thrown over it (or over the previous towel from before). Our room was NOT cleans. The beds had stains and the floors hadn't been vacuumed in quite sometime. Moreover, our toilet had the "for your protection" seal over it...but when we went to remove that use the bathroom we found pee on the seat. So, yeah, there's that. Also the bathroom floor was dirty. We tried to make the best of the situation and purchased disinfectant spray and wipes, a cone air freshener, and shower shoes...but when we woke up covered in ants the following morning those just seemed like futile attempts to improve things that honestly should just be standard in a hotel. Those things being overall cleanliness and no large bug problems.

All in all? Though the staff was as helpful as they could be without refunding us our $100+...this place is absolute trash. Save yourself the time, effort and money.

  • Stayed December 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Rooms are big size beds are very comfortable ! Bathrooms arnt the best but still clean .. Staff are nice but very limited english only the owner can speak english . Place is a 3 mins taxi drive from station or 10 min walk . The hot springs bath was very nice as well . Breakfast was ok but for westerners its not good only Chinese food except toast tea and coffee . Only bad thing was wifi did not work at all !! I think this hotel is good value for money

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

So unimpressed with this hotel! For 3 stars I expect hot water at any time (especially with hot springs just outside the door), clean facilities, a real window and a real shower. This hotel looks ok from the outside but there has been a facade built in front of the much older building. As a result, the window in our room has a shoji screen in front of it and then 2 more walls then open windows that dont line up with our window. There is air conditioning that works well but it feels like a waste of electricity since our window is actually paper, not glass. The rest of the room was ok - bedding and floor is clean. The bathroom is another story! It is old and feels dirty. Maybe it was the dead cockroach in the corner - not the little ones. There is no shower curtain, just a handheld shower and a bucket. Plus we didn't have hot water the morning which is very strange since Beitou is known for its hot springs and the smell of sulfur is in the air. This is unacceptable for a 3 star hotel in a large city. Very disappointed.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hua Shin Hotel Beitou
Address: No.4-2 Yinguang Lane, Wenquan Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
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Ranked #520 of 571 Hotels in Taipei
Number of rooms: 40

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