We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Convenient, modern, clean”
Review of Plaza Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Plaza Hotel
Ranked #35 of 278 Hotels in Taichung
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Stayed here 2 nights, double bed room. Rooms are small, but very functional. Bathroom large, but could use some storage shelf for toiletries. Lots of hot water.

Staff is very friendly and helpful. They are knowledgeable about the city and tourist sites; willing to help with restaurant recommendations and reservations.

Some rooms on each floor do not have windows, so ask for window room if that is important to you.

Only complaint: the room carpet needs a good cleaning or replacement.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
1  Thank Dan P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
達欣商務精品飯店, supervisor Daisy Tsai at Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2014

Dear Danmango

Thank you so much for choosing our hotel and taking the time to write this comment.

We do deeply apologize for the equipment we offered that made you feel unclean. We will improve this problem as soon as possible.

Most important, we are so happy that your good comments to the staff's service and it is really support them to become better at what them do.

Thanks to your good comments again and it will assist us in becoming better at what we do.
We look forward to welcoming you anytime to Plaza Hotel and hope to see you soon in the near future.

Best Regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (222)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

69 - 75 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 8 March 2014

I had stayed in Plaza more than 3 times and each time it did not disappoint. I had stayed in a few other hotels in Taichung and found Plaza to be the closest to my heart. The rooms are small but clean and everything is adequate. The bed is comfortable and firm. Some rooms have no windows so if that is a problem, do make sure you ask for one with it during booking.

Lighting is very sufficient. Breakfast is not of a huge spread but more than enough for a good start. There is a gym at the basement, together with a business center but I had no time to try that out. There is a convenience store on your right when you exit the hotel, just 30m down. A local eatery serving simple local small dishes is along the same stretch as well.

The staff are very professional, efficient, polite and helpful. There is no problem keeping your baggage till check in time. The location near the bus station and train line makes transiting anywhere easy. This hotel is truly value for money. Will return again and again!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank twofeathersSingapore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
達欣商務精品飯店, supervisor Daisy Tsai at Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Dear twofeathersSingapore

Thank you for writing this very positive review, we truly appreciate your comments and we are delighted that you like us.

Most important, we are so happy that your good comments to the staff's service and it is really support them to become better at what them do.

Thanks to your good comments again and it will assist us in becoming better at what we do.
We look forward to welcoming you anytime to Plaza Hotel and hope to see you soon in the near future.

Best Regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Like most reviewers, the hotel is located next to the Taichung Train Station & less than 3 mins walk to the Taichung Bus Station. Although the hotel is located very close to the train station, it is very quiet.The hotel is about 4 to 5 stations from the Xinwuri high speed train station or about 15 mins taxi ride.
Our check-in was fast, friendly & efficient. The staff speak excellent English. In the lobby there is a PC with Internet free for guests to use. The business center, gym & car park are located in the basement. The hotel provides a pamphlet with all the interesting sites & night markets to visit in Taichung.
We booked a family room without window for 1 night stay. Although the room has no window, it is very clean & spacious for my 2 young children to romp around. The bathroom is amazingly large with bright neon green tiles. Unlike the other review, we had a shower with massage jets.
The hotel provides free 4 bottles of mineral water & complementary potato chips & chocolate bars. The large 42 inch tv has local and English channels.
We were given free buffet breakfast located on level 2 cafe. The breakfast was alright but the service was excellent. During check-in, we were given 4-meal discount coupons for lunch which we did not use. There are simply too many restaurants around & behind the hotel (there is a short-cut behind the hotel to go to a back alley with shops, a shopping mall & restaurants).
Check-out was fast & efficient. Because there are so many places to visit such as the Earthquake museum (about 50 mins bus ride opp the hotel), the Fengjia nigh market (about 40 mins bus ride), Taichung Confusion temple & musical factory, we decided to spend an additional day in the same hotel, ie after our Sun Moon Lake trip. The hotel concierge allowed us to leave our bags for our overnight trip to Sun Moon Lake. BTW the Nantou bus station to Sun Moon Lake is about 10 mins walk from the hotel.
There is also a famous Sun Cake shop opp the hotel.
If we ever come to Taichung, we would definitely stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank tccfairmont
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
達欣商務精品飯店, supervisor Daisy Tsai at Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Dear tccfairmont

Thank you for writing this very positive review, we truly appreciate your comments and we are delighted that you like our room and location.

Most important, we are so happy that your good comments to the staff's service and it is really support them to become better at what them do. Hope the Plaza Hotel Experience could make the good memories in your Taichung trip.

Thanks to your good comments again and it will assist us in becoming better at what we do.
We look forward to welcoming you anytime to Plaza Hotel and hope to see you soon in the near future.

Best Regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This hotel is right next to the Train Station and many bus stations. The room is modern and clean.
The business center,fitness gym/ and self help laundry room are located in the basement but modern and clean. The free breakfast offers plenty of choices. The down sides are : No shower curtain in the bathtub and sometimes, the elevator doesn't work with the room card. The card needs to be re-magnitized to work in the elevator. The front desk clerks are always helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank hoahome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
達欣商務精品飯店, supervisor Daisy Tsai at Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Dear hoahome

Thank you so much for choosing our hotel and taking the time to write this comment.
We do deeply apologize for the equipment we offered that made you feel inconvenience. We will improve those problems as soon as possible.
Most important, we are appreciate your good comments to the staff's service and it is really support them to become better at what them do.

Thanks to your good comments again and it will assist us in becoming better at what we do.
Hope the Plaza Hotel Experience could make the good memories in your Taichung trip.
We look forward to welcoming you anytime to Plaza Hotel and hope to see you soon in the near future.

Best regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Good location which located next to Taichung bus station and train station only few minutes walk. The room is tidy and clean. Hotel staffs were friendly provides helpful and excellent services. I stay 4 nights and happy that they have window in single room. The hotel beds and pillows were comfortable, I slept very well here. Everything is good, only the breakfast taste not good.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Connielai9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
達欣商務精品飯店, supervisor Daisy Tsai at Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

Dear Connielai9

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this precious review.

We are deeply sorry that our breakfast was not good enough for you, we will definitely improve our breakfast and provide more fresh and tasty breakfast for all the guests.
Most important, we are so happy that your good comments to the staff's service and it is really support them to become better at what them do. We will keep our service quality and do our best to get better.
We look forward to welcoming you anytime to Plaza Hotel and hope to see you soon in the near future.

Best regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 January 2014

My husband and I have spent one night with Plaza Hotel before visiting Chingjing in the next day morning. We have booked a Exquisite Suite(one double bed、without window). As we think this is only a short stay so we don't have much expectation. However this room is unexpectedly spacious (at least you can walk around with two luggages opened) and all necessary stuff are provided - including toiletries, fridge, coffee, tea, snacks, etc. The room is tidy and clean. This is really a good value hotel.

Breakfast is a simple one - toast, congee, salad, bun....taste is ok. If you spend few nights here you may choose other restaurants around the hotel. The staff and location of Plaza Hotel are also excellent. This hotel is located next to Taichung Railway Station and bus station and you can go most of the tourist spots in Taichung.

Room Tip: if you only have a short stay here, room without window can also be a good choice because of good va...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Opal H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
達欣商務精品飯店, supervisor Daisy Tsai at Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Dear OpalH

Thank you for writing this very positive review, we are delighted that even though you find the room you stayed in small but you still find the room comfortable.
Most important, we are so happy that your good comments to the staff's service and it is really support them to become better at what them do.
Hope the Plaza Hotel Experience could make the good memories in your Taichung trip.

Thanks to your good comments again and it will assist us in becoming better at what we do.
We look forward to welcoming you anytime to Plaza Hotel and hope to see you soon in the near future.

Best regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 December 2013

The best thing about Plaza Hotel has to be its location. It is located a very short distance from Taichung Railway Station- about a minute's walk, and it is also located opposite the bus stop where you can board buses to attractions such as Yi Zhong Street and Fengjia Night Market. The hotel provides a brochure with info on the bus services to take to the various attractions in Taichung (english brochures are provided). Do take note that Fengjia Night Market is about 40 minutes to an hour away from the hotel (If you have to choose between the two, Yizhong Street is nearer, but Fengjia, in my personal opinion, is definitely the better choice for its larger variety and endless plethora of night market stalls). Also, note that the last bus back from Fengjia Night Market to the hotel arrives at about 10pm, so try to head to the night market early so that you will have more time to shop (ask the bus driver in advance to check).

I was travelling solo, so I opted for the Single Room Suite. It was spic and span, clean, comfortable, and value-for-money (paid about SGD$60 +++ a night when I was in Taichung for two nights in August 2013). The hotel provides free breakfast buffet, but I opted for Yonghe Dou Jiang instead for a more authentic local breakfast experience, which was located a short distance from the hotel (about ten minutes walk, ask the reception for directions). Receptionists were friendly and obliging, gave recommendations on attractions to visit when I asked and were very helpful.

If you are heading to Cingjing by bus after staying in Taichung (like I was), I would recommend that you pick a hotel close to Taichung Railway Station instead of a hotel/hostel near Taichung HSR (high speed rail). This is because a hotel located near Taichung Railway Station would be much closer to the Nantou Bus Station, where you can take a bus to Cingjing (about 1.5 hr drive). Fee was about NT$200 ++. Note that even though Nantou Bus Station is within walking distance from Plaza Hotel, it would take you roughly 15 minutes- maybe longer if you're deterred by rainy weather. Directions are pretty straightforward though, you can ask the reception for directions to the Nantou bus station. Also make sure to check the bus schedule with the hotel's reception when you're deciding on what time you should leave for cingjing (they have a copy of the the bus arrival schedule).

Of course, as mentioned, if you're simply taking the railway train to your next Taiwan destination, staying at Plaza Hotel would be most ideal too as the Taichung railway station is located within extremely close proximity.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Vkoh22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
達欣商務精品飯店, supervisor Daisy Tsai at Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2013

Dear Vkoh22

Thank you so much for choosing our hotel and taking the time to write this comment.
We highly appreciate your feedback and we are delighted that you like our hotel. Hope the Plaza Hotel Experience could make the good memories in your Taichung trip.

Thanks to your good comments again and it will assist us in becoming better at what we do.
We look forward to welcoming you anytime to Plaza Hotel and hope to see you soon in the near future.

Best regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taichung hotels
0.1 mi away
CityInn Hotel Plus - Taichung Station Branch
0.1 mi away
53 Hotel
53 Hotel
#18 of 278 in Taichung
310 reviews
0.1 mi away
SSBHotel-Shin Sei Bashi
SSBHotel-Shin Sei Bashi
#25 of 278 in Taichung
147 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Park City Hotel-Central Taichung
0.4 mi away
Kiwi Express Hotel – Chenggong Rd
0.0 mi away
Chance Hotel
Chance Hotel
#39 of 278 in Taichung
163 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Plaza Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Plaza Hotel

Address: No.180 Jianguo Road, Central District, Taichung 400, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taichung
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 278 Hotels in Taichung
Price Range: £32 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Plaza Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing