Les Suites Taipei (Ching Cheng), Taipei, Taiwan

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Les Suites Taipei (Ching Cheng), Taipei China street/mailing addressAddress: No.12 Ching Cheng Street
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Average: 4.5 (70 votes)
Ranked #10 out of 184 in Taipei
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11/16/2009
5
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11/15/2009
5

Wonderfully quiet retreat in a hectic city. Small but very compact rooms, excellent service.

Will be my first choice when returning to Taipei.

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11/11/2009
5

What else to add to the already high number of good comments about this hotel?

Well, it's all in the details, the attention of the staff, their competence and friendlyness.

This hotel is clean, spotless and decorated with taste.

No glitches at all – I can confirm all positive previous comments!

Pleased with the service, I approached one of the staff members at the end of my stay - looking for the tip-box! To my surprise, there was none! The lady just said that their reward is a happy customer… Wow, another first in all those years of travels!

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10/29/2009
5

I was in Taipei for only 2D1N. The outside of the hotel did not look too impressive. But the interior was surprisingly different. It is a modern business hotel. Whilst it does not have the grandeur of larger 5* hotels, the lobby was an spacious area which was cosy at the same time. The ground floor also had free internet in a lounge area with laptops/desktops. To the other side were the dining areas which had free flow of biscuits and coffee/tea. The overall look was that of a modern boutique business hotel.

We booked a junior suite. The room was decent sized for a junior suite. They also had a free taiwanese mobile phone for your usage during your stay (which we did not use). The bathroom was good as well, with a nice dresser and I like their shower facilities. Bathtub was normal - nothing spectacular. The toilet was quite high tech, with a heated toilet seat. There was also a mini expresso machine in the room. Overall, the suite was lovely though it would be nicer with flat screen TV.

Location wise - it was very convenient. It was just a few minutes away from the Nanjing East road station. A 24hr MacDonalds and a convenience store were at the doorstep of the hotel. The hotel was not near any particular attraction - but we were there for a concert and the Taipei arena was just 10 minutes walk away. The subway was easy to use and we found the Ching Cheng Les Suites a good starting point.. we went to Taipei 101, Shilin Market, Taipei Main Station area..

I would stay at Ching Cheng again.. the next time I visit Taipei.

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09/22/2009
5

the service was near to perfect! very attentive staff the front desk anticipates your needs. The complimentary green tea cookies was so delicious i asked the front desk were I casn buy them they said its made on the house but that I can take some home. When I checked out, I had a box of complimentary cookies.

The front desk staff though have to be briefed more on the restaurants around the area. Wasnt happy with their 2 recommendations.

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09/20/2009
5

Nicely located steps from the elevated railroad's Nanjing stop along Fuxing, this hotel's surroundings belie its calm and sophisticated interior. If you are happy traveling by way of the public transportation lines, you cannot go wrong with this hotel. The staff is knowledgeable and always eager to serve. The breakfast that comes with your room rate is high-quality, varied in dishes each day, and bountiful; I could almost skip lunch with all that I ate at the buffet. And the breakfast room looks out on a quiet and simple garden, one that feels more like your backyard than a city hotel's typical plantings. The rooms and public spaces are clean and fully designed to maximize quality and usefulness. There are no noise issues in the hotel (my room was on the third floor). The bathroom's drenching shower was a delight each day of hard work.

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09/06/2009
5

This is my 3rd stay with Les Suites hotel in Taipei, and each stay has been fantastic. The decor is trendy but understated with a calming zen-like atmosphere. The breakfast buffet is quite good and this time the hotel was offering happy hours on Mon, Wed, Fridays where each staying guest gets 2 free drinks plus some munchies. We had booked a room with a double bed and a twin, and it was roomy enough for me and my 2 tall teenage kids. However, the best thing about the room is it has the WORLD's BEST SHOWER (a huge "rain" shower with as much pressure and heat as you want)! Believe me, I have stayed at many hotels all around the world, Les Suites' showers are the BEST!

The staff at Les Suites also go out of their way to make our stay comfortable. During my previous stay earlier in the year, I had tried some slices of a very sweet, exotic, and creamy fruit for breakfast and wanted to know what the fruit was. The staff told me it was a "Buddha's head" then went back to the kitchen and brought me a whole fruit! During our stay this time, my daughter was offered a very delicious red cocktail during their happy hour. She absolutely loved it. As her birthday is coming up, she wanted to make the drink to serve at her birthday party. As we didn't know what the cocktail was, I could not find the recipe. So, I emailed the hotel, and they replied within 1 day with the recipe! These are just 2 examples of how great the staff are at Les Suites.

I would not consider staying anywhere else in Taipei! I highly recommend Les Suites!

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09/02/2009
5

I am originally from Asia and now living in London. I have stayed at many top Asian hotels the likes of Aman resorts and Banyan Tree. I would rate this as among the most friendly, convenient and best all round city centre hotel in the world. I have stayed here many times and the service is always courteous and prompt. Lovely modern room with a nice touch of a room phone as a mobile phone for Taiwan. Fantastic breakfast and afternoon tea. Slight downside is almost all rooms have 'terrible' view but then again, this is a small hotel in a densely populated city.

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08/19/2009
2

i find this hotel average, compared to the previous hotels in taipei that i have stayed in before.

although this hotel is located right next to the train station, it isn't as ideal when travelling by taxi. Also, it takes many attempts before the lift is activated with my hotel key, and it's the same for my colleagues. The bed is also not very comfortable! and the aircon is not strong enough! The worst is that for some reason, warm water for bathing does not work for the standing shower, until i on the warm water for the tub!

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08/14/2009
4

Location: Taipei is huge, so you better chose a hotel close to the subway to ensure you can reach all parts of the city easily - and this hotel is located 2 minutes from the subway, in a quiet side street. The area has some nice bars, restaurants and shops.

Hotel: small, modern hotel, very nice furniture. Yes it is trendy but not too much, more of a classy modern style, tasteful. There is a nice room with internet and a good library plus a bar where you take your breakfast as well as a small terrace / garden. The breakfast room is nice, but personally I do not like club chairs and tables to have my breakfast as they are too low to eat correctly...but for a a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon it is nice.

They have a very small gym - if you need a lot of machines you wouldn't like it, but at least they have a small facility!

Rooms: the rooms are spacious and modern, nice furniture, quiet. Nice bathroom.

Food: had only breakfast, this was OK.

Service: nice and friendly - not perfect or 5-star luxury level (it is a member of the small luxury hotels so you expect something), but OK.

Overall a good deal, not comparable with the best 5-star luxury hotels, but from my point of view still one of the best choices in Taipei - especially if you like small hotels rather than bvig hotel chains! I really liked my stay here and would probably return to this property if back to Taipei!

PS: Don't miss some excursions, e.g. to the East Coast - lovely!

And try the restaurant close to the hotel - expensive, but excellent (sorry but I dont remember the name, just ask the concierge - if you exit, turn right and after 50-10 meters on the right side you see the restaurant terrace)!

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08/13/2009
5

i have been staying at this hotel for many times. basically, everything is perfect! and especially for a single female business traveller like myself, the cozy room which is not too big really comforts me! however, it has been over-priced recently...

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08/10/2009
5
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05/22/2009
5

Fastest check-in ever for an eastern hotel, staff was great, rooms were awesome except they do not have safes. This is a problem when on long business trips. I would for sure stay again.

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05/20/2009
5

Hotel was lovely, room was well laid out , quiet and a good size, bathroom was fab - even a radio in the shower... The staff were amazing, I had to visit the emergency room during my stay and they were kind enough to bring food to my room and even allow me to stay in my room, past check out time, until I had to leave for the airport.

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05/19/2009
3
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05/09/2009
5

Fantastic boutique hotel very close to Nanjing East Road MRT station. Tranquil and very welcoming reception, lovely rooms with everything you need, great bathrooms with all extras you might need (cotton buds, toothpaste, hairband etc) and hilarious jazz toilets with 3 wash programs and a bum dryer!

Breakfast is lovely - fresh juice, soy milk, fruits, dim sum (lovely), congee, eggs, omelettes, pastries.

Small functional gym, free coffee/tea/biscuits and fruit and a nice library with free internet terminals.

Staff are really lovely and lift this place from very good to truly excellent. Could not find fault at all

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05/01/2009
5

I highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Taipei. We were coming off a whirlwind Asia Tour and found this place to be an absolute respite. It is a easy taxi ride from and to the airport. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. The breakfasts were a delicious mix of western cuisine and local specialties. There were several lap tops and Wifi access for easy connectivity. I would highly recommend Le Suites Taipei (Ching Cheng) for either the business or leisure traveler as a hip and luxurious stay with local flair.

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04/30/2009
5

This was my first business trip to Taipei - didn't know the city at all, and found Les Suites Ching Cheng reviews on Trip Advisor and booked in on the strength of them. After staying three nights I would highly recommend this hotel. It is, as the name suggests, a "suite" hotel, so what you don't get is the huge lobby, or any restaurants or bars on site. So if you are expecting this type of "grand" international hotel it would be easy to be daunted at first. However, what you DO get is everything you need as a business traveller. The rooms are clean, more than spacious enough for a solo traveller, and extremely well-equipped. I was amazed by the little amenities I kept finding even after 3 days stay - the usual stuff like ironing board, minibar (reasonably priced) etc, right down to paperclips, electrical adaptors and computer cables in the drawer. They also provide a cell phone that works outside your hotel all you have to do is give people the hotel number and your room number and calls get transfered to you wherever you are in Taipei!

The staff are more than helpful - I arrived on a Sunday afternoon and wanted a suit pressed for a meeting first thing Monday - no problem. No problems communicating with them in English too, compared to general public in Taipei.

The free wireless internet in your room, plus multiple computer terminals in the business lounge, are a huge bonus for keeping in contact with the world, especially when on business. All hotels should provide this!

Breakfast buffet is provided on site and is very good.

For other meals, this hotel is located in a good little locale, just off the main roads, and there is a street full of dining options within a minutes walk.

The hotel is also adjacent to an MTR station, which makes it easy to get around if you want to sightsee.

The staff couldn't do enough for you, and I would highly recommend this hotel.

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03/11/2009
5

This is the best business hotel I've ever stayed in. The ambiance and service is simply great.

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01/05/2009
5

Travelling with 3 adults, and 2 kids under 5 years old. Husband was going for business. This hotel as number 1 in TA is not without reason. I booked 3 nights at Les Suites Ching Cheng, and we are glad we did.

Upon arrival at Taoyuan airport on Jan 1, we booked the hotel car to pick us up. A sign was held up for us, we went outside to wait for our car, the driver picked us up in a big comfortable van for NT $ 2650. Took about 45 minutes, we arrived at the hotel.

Upon arrival, two bellboys helped us with all our luggage. Check in was a breeze, we requested for a King size bed, but they said they couldn't upgrade us. We were getting a room with two twin beds, they said we can look at it first and decide whether we wanted a Queen bed instead. They took us to our room, we saw the room was perfect, two twin beds, but you can just push them together, it would be like a king bed. They fixed it for us the second night with a king size mattress on top, so there was no more gap between the two beds.

The room had great amenities, nice bathroom, and good shower. Japanese Toilet, a heater light, excellent music to listen to if you wanted to, we especially liked the comb they have , my daughter loved the comb because it's really nice for her long hair.

The rooms are good, except for no lcd tv. When we arrived, the TV had problems, all fuzzy, and felt dusty, I sneezed a lot first day.

Next morning, I told the reception before we left, please fix the TV, the sink (water wasn't draining fast enough), requested extra box of tissue, and the bed, and please vacuum more.

When we got back in the afternoon, ALL of that was fixed.

The staff couldn't do enough for all their guests.

Excellent internet in the room, excellent computers/ and laptops for public use in the public lounge.

Breakfast is wonderful, western buffet on one side, and Asian delights on the other, and a omlette station, really cool, the wall of the breakfast lounge opens up into omlette station.

24hours snacks, fruits, coffee and tea for guests.

There were at least 8 kinds of bread and pastries in the morning, loved the congee with their 6-8 kinds of condiments, and 4 kinds of juices, and cereals, and salads, and fruits, and dim sum, and etc.

When we left, we asked the reception to book us a wagon taxi, for NT $ 1200, we got to the airport on Jan 4.

Next to the hotel is Subway, Movenpick, McDonalds, Family mart, bakery, and Sincere (department store) and the Subway station is a few steps away.

We had a fabulous time.

Highly recommended.

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12/26/2008
5

I really like this hotel because it is very cozy boutique hotel that is pleasant to stay. It starts with the soft lighting and color tones in the lobby area and the sitting area near the check in counter. There are free computers with Internet to use all over the sitting area and that is great. I also love the other dining / lounge area that has free cookies and biscuits and soft couches to sit on to read or relax and have a chat with friends. They even have books and magazines for guests to read in the dining / lounge area.

The beds are very comfortable with soft blankets that wrap around you and give you a good night's rest. I really like the heater in the bathroom that keeps the space warm and it's a great touch on a cold day. Even though the washroom is small, it packs a shower, bathtub, an Japanese style electric toilet (with a porcelain warmer that keeps the buttocks warm), and even a mini make up area with a stool. I also like the giant mirror in the bathroom that makes it look bigger and you can see yourself from most areas of the bathroom.

I was expecting slightly bigger rooms and wish I had slightly bigger rooms for the price I was paying.

The hotel has free wireless Internet access which is quite convenient.

Location is ok and is right next to a subway station which is quite convenient for the places I am trying to get to.

A nice cozy hotel to stay in Taipei but a bit pricey.

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12/12/2008
5

Stayed at Les Suites two nights. We had reserved two rooms and both were upgraded our first stay and one was upgraded for our second stay. The rooms were very clean and well appointed with comfortable beds. Breakfast had lots of variety and on our second stay because we were leaving early for our plane they put together a breakfast that we could take with us. We had originally planned to go to Haulien for a couple of days and the staff assisted us in securing tickets. The system didn't seem to like our credit card so Duncan paid for them himself. After he had worked so hard it was a shame that we had to tell him that we would not be able to do the trip as we were stuck in Phuket, Thailand due to the closure of the Bangkok airports. He took that in stride and revisited the train station and got a refund for us! I loved the hotel and the service was above and beyond.

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12/03/2008
5

This is one great hotel with modern facilities, top class service and most friendly staff. I stayed in this hotel for more than 6 months and kept coming back to the same hotel as there is none like it with helpful and caring staff.

The rooms are catered to your every need and superb bathroom facilities with cozy lobby complete with books for your reading leisure. Fruits and flowers are refreshed constantly in your room.

Highly recommended!! I will definitely be back to this hotel whenever I have the chance. The staff's service are clearly well trained and well mannered, attentive to your every whims and needs.

Ascott Shanghai can never be comparable!!!

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11/23/2008
5
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11/17/2008
5

We are Americans living in HK, and we made a weekend getaway to Taipei without our 3 young kids. This hotel was the highlight of our trip by far! The service was absolutely flawless. The location was excellent (50 yards from MRT system), super close to convenience stores, a few restaurants, bars (try Jolly - get 50% off beer with your hotel room key & Monkey Bar - only if you want to see ALL the expats in Taipei), The breakfast buffet was nice. Free internet. Free use of mobile phone. Very nice computer lounge with both Mac & PC. IF we ever go back to Taipei, we'll definitely stay here again!

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10/24/2008
5

I have stayed here for 5 nights, I was really impressed, the employees were very friendly and helpfull. I arrived very early in the morning, and my room was of cause not ready, check in is 15.00 but they did everthing to make it nice for me. Including breakfast. room is very nice, the bathroom is wonderful. breakfast is not to big and very nice and i cannot complain about it, the wifiaccess is available from everywhere in the hotel. The hotel is 20 seconds away from a mrt-station. I can recommend it. it is more a business hotel, a lot of business man having breakfast with you and the gym is very small, unfortunately no bike was available, but it doesnt matter. So i would stay here again. a very good hotel. high level on services. if you would compare this with the poor standard in most of the hotels in germany concerning service. I am really impressed.

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10/16/2008
4

Les Suites is just 1 min away from Nanjing MRT station, excellent location with a department store opposite the hotel, and 15mins to Breeze shopping mall. Service was great, I asked the hotel pickup from the airport for TWD$1850, I think its really worth the extra money for the hotel pickup (Taxi about $1200), the M.Benz was comfy, driver was polite and safe. I asked the hotel to make restaurant arrangements for me before arrival, and they promtly replied my emails and requests.

Everything is near perfect but I only gave it a 4 star because I think the hotel's sound proofing has issues, you can hear the next room flushing the toilets at night. Its quite annoying when you're tired and just want a peaceful sleep, its so loud that you'd think the noise comes from your own bathroom!

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10/12/2008
5

Les Suites scores 5 stars on every count:

Location: If you've never been to Taipei you may not realize that the MRT stations are quite far apart, and many of the city's large thoroughfares are not very walkable. That makes the fact that Les Suites is right next door to an MRT station a big win, location-wise. It would be even better if the station were on the more touristy Blue or Red lines, rather than on a branch line, but the extra transfer is not a big deal.

Facilities: Impeccably clean. Beautiful, understated, contemporary design. Quiet. Delicious breakfast and snacks. Excellent all around.

Service: This is where Les Suites really sets itself apart from any hotel I've ever stayed at. The staff are simply magnificent. They are all friendly, polite and helpful. They go out of their way every time to make their guests feel at home.

Just to give a couple of examples: I had to head out before breakfast one morning on a two-day trip east, so they prepared a bagged breakfast for me. When I returned two days later and re-checked in, the bags I had left with the concierge were already waiting for me in my room. When I walked out into drizzly weather the concierge offered me an umbrella. When I left for the airport they offered me a bottle of water to take with.

Seriously, book this hotel. You will not regret it.

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10/01/2008
5

The Wife and I had planned to spend only 2 nights at this hotel for a short weekend break. But Typhoon Jangmi paid Taiwan a visit and our departing flight was delayed by almost 16 hours, so we spent an additional night there.

We could think of no better place to wait out a typhoon than at this lovely boutique hotel.

The service provided by the small team of relatively young staff was impeccable. They were sincere and went to great lengths to make sure that we were comfortable.

For example, we had to check out at 5:30am to catch an early flight out of Taipei. Even though breakfast was served in the lounge only from 7am, the staff offered to prepare a packed breakfast of sandwiches, coffee and juices for us.

And when it was clear that the typhoon was going to be a strong one and many businesses in the city would be closed, the hotel management made sure that guests would not go hungry by serving up special set lunches and dinners at very reasonable prices (the hotel does not have a restaurant and normally only breakfast is served in the lounges)

Last but not least, the free use of computers in the lounge to go online was invaluable to the stranded guests trying to get updates on flight situations and re-scheduling their flights. (I'd have had to pay something like US$15 per day for Web access at one of the big chain hotels)

Taipei might not be a visually pleasing city, but in Les Suites Ching-Cheng we found a bright shining gem.

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08/23/2008
5

This place is fantastic in every way - and great for both business and leisure travelers. The rooms and lobby areas all have nice decor. There are lots of nice little touches in the rooms - a fully stocked desk, fresh fuit and plenty of amenities in the bathroom. Service is also prompt and fast. We needed an extension cord and they brought one up within 5 minutes. If you're on vacation and didn't bring a laptop, there are plenty downstairs. The lounges are nice for sitting and chatting and there are always snacks and tea available. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat. Next time I got back to Taiwan, I'll definitely stay here.

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08/12/2008
5

This hotel is a real gem. Flawless. I am usually a very critical person but cannot criticise anything. The rooms were small but comfortable, the bathrooms were luxurious and it was lovely to be able to have complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits at leisure in the lounge. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

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05/14/2008
5

We have spent one night at Les Suites Ching Cheng after touring in Taiwan by rental car and an other three nights a couple of days later before going to Bali.

We (my husband and I) have been travelling a lot in Asia within the last years and we always stay in 5-stars hotels, but the Les Suites Ching Cheng hotel was one of the best hotels, we have ever stayed at.

Although the hotel does not offer some of the facilities, that a five-star hotel usually has (there are no restaurants in the hotel, no sauna, just a small lobby), it is the small size (I guess about 84 rooms) and the kind of private atmosphere the hotel has, that makes it something special. So if you like the ameneties of a five-star hotel, but prefer a small, boutique-style place with excellent service and a private atmosphere, this is the place to go. Although there is no restaurant, you can always order food from the (roomn service) menu and they will also serve it to you in the lounge area, where they also provide a complimentary, excellent breakfast. Besides, there is free internet access in the lobby.

Inbetween the two stays we've spent three nights at the Shangri-La Makati in Manila (which is a huge hotel with hundreds of rooms) and we were more than happy to return from that hustle and bustle to Les Suites Ching Cheng. You could really feel the difference between those two places.

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Location: excellent; there are plenty of restaurants (as well as a McDonald's and a Subway), shops, a mall, Sogo department store and a Supermarket nearby. Right in front of the hotel entrance you'll find the MRT-Station "Nanking East Rd.", which provides easy access to other places in Taipei. In my opinion, the location could not be better.

Service: very friendly and personal; staff was always very helpful and pleasant to assist you.

Rooms: very clean, tastefully furnished and high standard. Everything seems to be new and equipped with high technical standards (e.g. there is a japanese-style toilet with a heated seat, free mobile phone in every room...).

If we should ever go to Taipei again (this was our second trip to Taipei, first time we stayed at The Sherwood), Les Suites Ching Cheng will definitifely be our choice again. We simply loved this place. Go there and you won't regret it.

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05/09/2008
5

I would recommend this hotel to any international traveler to Taipei. It was recommended to me both by locals and by fellow international travelers. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and proficient in several languages (including at least Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, and English). The service is clearly well-planned, from water for tea ready once you check-in to outlet converters in the bathrooms. One especially thoughtful detail is their complementary cell-phone, which acts as an extension of the hotel room phone, but can be used anywhere in Taiwan! The rooms are beautiful, although perhaps small for some people. Although I was staying as a guest on a touring trip, it seems like it would also be an outstanding location for a business traveler.

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04/25/2008
1

This was my second stay at this hotel and I was sorely disappointed even though first stay was fine. Upon check-in, I was given different room than the King-size bed I confirmed upon reservation and was given room with a Queen and Twin bed instead (and didn't find this out until I got to the room since front desk didn't deem it important enough to inform me upon check-in and was told when I called that other type was full). Next day, I was treated to a cold shower and was advised that the hot water pressure was broken throughout the hotel. Upon check-out, they tried to charge an US$/TW$ exchange rate which was about 10% higher than prevailing rate (since booking was in US$) and when I objected, first agreed to use prevailing rate and then later insisted on charging this premium and showed me a page from web site which is different from one on web site. Will not stay there again.

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04/24/2008
1

We had a reservation and were denied a room.

We stayed at the (one month new) San Want Residence (not hotel) and it is so much nicer than Les Suites. The lobby is true 5+ star with incredible chandeliers and marble throughout. Excellent staff and location (see my review by clicking on my name).

Before booking Les Suites, be sure to check out the San Want Residences.

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02/10/2008
5

My wife and I stayed at Les Suites Ching Cheng for 3 nights on a weekend getaway to Taipei, and the hotel was one of the highlights of the trip. The hotel is very stylish and well laid out. For those travellers who prefer smaller places to stay this place is perfect. Good location next to Nanjing East Rd subway, although being surrounded by McDonalds, Subway and Hooters takes the edge of the Taipei experience.

Nice little touches like iPod alarm clock in the room, honour-system bar and Mac in the business centre, differentiate this place from the run of the mill Hyatt and Sheraton in town - and Les Suites will be my lodgings if i;m back in Taipei.

Possible downsides are walking proximity to good bars/restaurants and tourist sites.

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02/06/2008
4

I read all the reviews on TripAdvisor with a certain degree of skeptism before taking a trip to Taipei and Saigon in Jan. 2008. However, after pouring over numerous thoughtful and insightful advice from other members, I can honestly say that the reviews on this site are genuine and, for the most part, accurate.

The level of service at the Les Suites Ching Cheng in Taipei is, by my experience, one of the best in the world. The space is elegant and modern. I stayed in a Jurnior Suite. The daily breakfast included congee with all the trimmings and fresh juices along with pastries and eggs. It was very good.

The staff was exceptionally polite and helpful. Our luggae was delayed from the Cathay Pacific flight, and we asked Ricky at the front desk to call the for status. He gladly made the call and several followed-up inquiries on our behalf with the airlines. The luggae was delivered 8 hours later. Most of the staff spoke English adequately. The cell phone and internet was included in the price of our hotel room. These two features alone, saved us money when compare with the ohter mega hotels.

The location is great as we were only half a block from the metro station.

I would highly recomend this small and reasonably priced yet elegant and modern hotel in the heart of Taipei.

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02/02/2008
5

Wonderful little boutique hotel with some lovely touches and attentive staff. Satisfied with everything

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01/27/2008
5

What a great boutique hotel! The staff members are friendly and knowledgeable, the complimentary breakfast is absolutely delicious, the location is great, the atmosphere is very comfortable, the rooms are clean and spacious, but the best part is the price! Excellent hotel! We would recommend it to anyone!!! This is by far, the best hotel we've ever stayed in, in Taiwan...it's better than the Sherwood and the Hilton.

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01/27/2008
4

First time in Taipei, didn't know which hotel to book so checked out tripadvisor. No regrets booking this hotel. Had the suite. It has a very good size, has almost everything I need except bathoil/bathsalts for my bath. Staff was great. Breakfast could have more choice esp. for Asian breakfast. This hotel is in the city and has free coffee and snacks the whole day through.

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01/21/2008
5

Stayed here for a girlfriend getaway with two girl friends of mine during the last weekend of December. Agent made a mistake and only booked us for a double room (rather than a triple room). I had to email the hotel to clarify. The staff's attitude was not overly enthusiastic or helpful at the beginning so I wasn't expecting much. However, it surprised us to find that the hotel actually upgraded us to a bigger room upon check-in! We got a more spacious room! Room was above average. The only complaint would be inadequate electrical sockets and no tissue paper inside the washroom.

Hotel staff was generally okay but the ones at the front desk was very helpful (just like most Taiwanese) and cheerful. The hotel is conveniently located 2-min away (literally!) from the skytrain station. I'd have to say the station is not on the main line where most tourist attractions are and you always need to make an exchange one stop down. Nonetheless, I think it's an excellent choice for those who want to stay away from all city bust.

Even with the close proximity to the skytrain station, we still ended up taking quite a lot of taxi rides (it's too affordable!). Because it is a boutique hotel, many taxi drivers do not know where it is. One taxi driver even took us to the wrong hotel. Hence, make sure to bring the hotel card with you if you intend to hop on a taxi.

I would definitely stay again but I recommend to book way early in advance. It was quite pricey compared to other hotel choices that we could have picked. Service was great but I think it would have been better if we get a better deal on the room rate! ^_^

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01/13/2008
5

We stayed at Les Suites Taipei Ching-Cheng for 7 nights in December. In every respect the hotel exceeded our expectations. The hotel is a luxury boutique hotel that has less than 100 rooms, and the service is extraordinarily good. The front desk staff is knowledgeable, attentive, professional, and friendly. The hotel’s manager, Andrew, is an extremely helpful resource, and clearly knows how to run a fine establishment. He was always eager to suggest places for us to visit, to shop, and to eat. Thanks to him we discovered some of Taipei’s treats that we would not have otherwise, and had the best Shanghai style dim-sum I’ve ever tried! Breakfast at Les Suites Taipei Ching-Cheng includes a selection of Chinese and Western delights, including fresh squeezed juices, omelets prepared to order, and pastries. Our room was spacious and had both comfortable beds and a beautiful bathroom complete with a rain shower and every amenity one could want. This hotel is truly a lovely oasis in a very busy city. This was our first trip to Taipei, but due in large part to our exceptional stay at Les Suites Taipei Ching-Cheng, it will not be our last!

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12/02/2007
5

Two of the best things about this hotel: it's in a great location (just steps from an MRT and in a nice neighborhood) and it's loaded with thoughtful amenities.

For those missing American food, the Les Suites Taipei Ching Cheng is flanked by a McDonald's and Subway and is just 100 m from a Hooters. These restaurants certainly don't prime up the location, but it gives you a sense of the neighborhood's demographic - it caters to expats and younger locals. One of the main shopping areas is just a short walk away and the Brass Monkey pub (a popular bar) is about 3 minutes away.

The hotel/room amenities/service are a cut above the competition: free internet in the lobby on a Mac computer (w/ 22-inch screen); in the room, it's the little things that impressed me like your own hot water boiler for the complimentary tea, immediate ice delivery, your own mobile phone for complimentary city calls, pre-set all-music stations for your room and bathroom...

And speaking of the bathroom, you a get a computerized toilet. The rainfall shower is one of the best I've ever used - it's more like a monsoon when you turn it on and is tight as a drum - no leaks. And ladies will love how the counter is designed lower and with a stool like a make-up/powder stand. Also, the innovative closet conveniently splits the room and bathroom and opens on both sides. The list goes on (a clothing steamer, DVD player...) - they really put a lot of thought into designing/renovating this hotel.

And that's where some might find the Les Suites Taipei Ching Cheng falls a little short. It certainly comes from humble, and older, beginnings. Some elements of the hotel and room are still a bit dated - for instance, the soundproofing is not the best. It's a relatively small hotel with only seven floors - I stayed on the sixth floor and could definitely hear a lot of street noise, even though it's not a busy traffic area and I'm a fairly heavy sleeper.

Also, the buffet breakfast is not exceptional, but I think many will still find it's good enough.

Overall, this hotel is a solid choice - I highly recommend it.

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10/28/2007
5

Very impressive boutique hotel in Taipei in good location for everything in Taipei.

The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed.

The service was floorless, the staff were excellent in every respect, including arranging restaurants, making tour recommendations etc.

I stayed in room 313 - it had lots of natural light, the bathroom had a Japanese style bath.

I would definitely stay again!

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10/20/2007
5

Les Suites is a small luxury boutique hotel, one of the "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" group (don't know how much that counts, but we've seen a couple of nice hotels belong in the group). We were most impressed with the service at Les Suites. We stayed there during my wife's birthday week, and the hotel provided a card and small gift for her on her birthday (we made no mention of this to the front desk). Also, we had an early morning flight at the end of the stay, and they packed us a breakfast for our ride to the airport. A cell-phone is provided to all guests in their room (all calls to the room are forwarded to the phone). Daily breakfast consisted of Western (omelettes, scrambled eggs, bacon) with some Chinese items (congee, dumplings, soy milk) available as well. The location is not exactly central Taipei, but is a one-minute walk to the subway. Interesting note about bathroom--toilet seat is Japanese style, meaning it will clean your bottom for you with the press of a button.

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10/02/2007
5

My 1st choice of hotel in Taipei when on business. Service by young professional staff is very efficient and warm. Absolutely love the place and location. Hotel exudes class. Used their conference room for a small 15 pax meeting and guests were impressed with the ambience! I'll get disappointed if i am unable to secure a room here for my trip.

Has cosy library lounge and internet PCs for use in lobby area. Great place to experience boutique service unlike the large hotel chains. Highly recommend to business travellers who like a low profile, quiet place to unwind after a day full of meetings.

Quality bathroom fittings (Lefroy Brookes UK). There are many room configurations and this makes it interesting if you stay at the hotel often.

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10/01/2007
5

This boutique hotel is very conveniently located, almost next to the light rail system in Taipei, which lets you explore the entire city without using the bus or taxi systems. The lobby and rooms are modern, almost 1960's Scandinavian in design, and there are large public spaces, including a living room area with free internet computers. The rooms are fairly large, with free in room internet access, a free cell phone for all guests, and enough room and deskspace for any business traveler. The bathroom is quite spacious and has all the amenities you want, including separate shower and tub areas. You should definitely take advantage of the breakfast package. There are two different daily breakfasts--western style and eastern style. The congee, soy bean milk, and chinese crollers are great for those who would like to try something different. And the pastries, breads, fresh fruit, coffee, and juices are very good for those with more continental tastes. Service is very professional, prompt, and always polite. If you arrive late in the evening room service is actually quite good--the wonton soup is excellent--and very cheap compared to the large hotel chains. And the laundry service is very prompt, reliable, and quite reasonable. For those who like to shop the hotel is located just down the road from a high end mall named the Breeeze Center that has everything a fashionista may want (Gucci, Armani, Marni) with a terrific gourmet supermarket and food court on the lower floors. Don't miss one of the best restaurants in the world--Ding Tai Fung--in this mall's food court area. You've got to eat the excellent soup buns (xiao lung bao) and great dim sum dishes--it's a must-do!!!

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08/25/2007
5

Excellent property, well deserving of its Small Luxury Hotels membership, very courteous and respectful staff, chic and modern rooms with every ounce of technology a business traveler needs, lovely and richly appointed sitting/reading areas on the main floor. Overall, a very comfortable hotel to come back to after a hard day's work or sightseeing - it felt like a home away from home.

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