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Howard Civil Service International House
Ranked #161 of 585 Hotels in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Fine suites, with a nice and big living room and bathroom. The room was not that big, but acceptable.
Has some good restaurants nearby and the Metro is not far away.
Very nice and helpful staff, has almost all Taiwanese people.
The breakfast was good with a lot of variety, continental and local, the same for the other meals.
The conference rooms where good and the Auditorium was stunning.
A good experience.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Miguel C
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

This is my 2nd stay, I am hosted so trust others that this is a great value. My room and service is excellent: Breakfast presented all the diversity I could ask for, and they do have expresso machiene which makes a nice americano. Room is large, sleeping area seperate from 'office' type sitting room with fridge, hot water and even every 3rd day 4 nice pieces of fruit provided. Internet functions very well
(I travel with my fine wire, which is always more secure, but they have also wireless), remember to get login and password credentials at check-in, but when ordering by phone the wait was just a few minutes for delivery of paper info. The reason I do not give 5-stars overall is that there is no thrill - this is a nice simple unassuming bedroom near NTU with a vibrant night market and many restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

Basic, clean and comfortable for a one night stay. Staff are exceptionally freiendly as one would expect in Taiwan. Breakfast was adequate, congee was best item on the buffet.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank seaniem
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

My wife and I stayed here for five days while she spoke at an academic conference at the National University just a block away. The room was nice and minimally furnished, but the bed was a bit harder than some people may like (hard memory foam mattress means lots of support for bad backs).

It's not the Westin or a W Hotel, but it was safe, clean, and nice. The included breakfast buffet was a nice touch, as well.

We had a suite, with a couch, flat screen TV, and desk, but I learned from colleagues that single travelers slept on double beds in small rooms. (Admittedly, though, they aren't small compared to NYC hotels.) Recommended for budget travelers. The subway is just a block away, the street traffic is surprisingly quiet at night, and taxis are easy to get.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank AuthorAllen
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

I've reviewed this hotel several years ago. I still stay here during each visit to Taiwan which is 6-8 times a year. To my knowledge rooms can only be booked by called or emailing the hotel directly. It's worth it. At only 2000 a night plus 200 internet, it's the best deal in town. The hotel was recently renovated and the lobby is beautiful. The rooms have been updated as well. At times the walls can be thin (I can hear the man next door snoring) and the rooms are small -- even by Taipei standards -- the the great breakfast, super location, friendly staff, huge windows, bright room, etc., make this hotel a perfect location for this very picky business traveler. Will continue to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

On a week-long business trip to Taipei, I had to switch to this hotel for the weekend from the Grand Hyatt. So, a completely different proposition but good in its own way. It's part of the Civil Service conference venue, so caters mostly for conferences held in the centre on the same site, but apart from the hotel. There was water dripping form the ceiling of the foyer when I arrived and I had to alert the desk staff one of whom casually put a 'wet floor' sign over it and carried on but it seemed to have been sorted an hour later.

The front desk service was otherwise good and the hotel is spotless. I had a spacious room on the 12th floor, with a separate lounge. There was just water in the minibar and the tea is limited to the jasmine variety only. The en-suite was spotless if a little dated but the shower dripped constantly and pretty loudly. The place has a more efficient than luxury feel and has an almost office-like quality and is comfortable rather than elegant.

I had just breakfast in the hotel which was a pretty average buffet arrangement but it did serve black tea and toast along with juice but some of the dishes were stone cold. Plenty of fresh fruit however.

The location is very good, not too far and a very pleasant hour's stroll from the centre of Taipei. The nearest MRT station is Taipower, so the journey takes no more than 15 minutes to Taipei central station, with the Chiang Kai Shek memorial less than 10 minutes away. The hotel is an easy ten minute walk from the MRT. The staton is located on a busy street which has lots of shopping until late and has burger places and a couple of Starbucks.

Back at the hotel, make sure to check out the artwork, mainly prints and small sculptures by a famous Taiwanese artist, Liao Shiou-Ping. They are fantastic. The hotel also has some very nice quiet grounds and a courtyard with some water features. It has a very spacious and quiet business centre which includes a good CD and film library. There is also a cafe in the conference centre.

Overall, a very good stay, not luxury but clean, efficient and comfortable. Be prepared to eat nearby however.

Room Tip: Upper floors seem to have small suite-type rooms
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

Stayed here recently for an academic conference, with the room paid by the conference organisers, so I won't comment on the value for money. This a nice quiet hotel, probably because it caters mostly for civil servants and academics. Room was clean, well-serviced and comfortable, with a spotlessly clean full-size refrigerator (first time I have seen this in any hotel) . Breakfast was included for our booking, but was missing a few things (e.g. decaf coffee, light milk, and muesli) that would have improved our experience. Staff was very polite and extremely helpful. WiFi worked very well, and the TV had a few good channels in English. The gym is excellent: didn't try the pool. Very close to NTU, and the very pleasant Da'an Forest Park (a great place to walk or run) half a kilometer to the North.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Steven K
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Additional Information about Howard Civil Service International House

Address: No.30, Section 3, Hsinsheng South Road, Daan Dist, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#65 Luxury Hotel in Taipei
#70 Business Hotel in Taipei
Price Range: £63 - £402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Howard Civil Service International House 5*
Number of rooms: 275
Also Known As:
Howard Civil Service International Hotel Taipei
Howard International Hotel

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