Royal Palace Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

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Royal Palace Hotel, Taipei China street/mailing addressAddress: No.81-1 Section 1 Da-An Road
5
Average: 5 (9 votes)
Ranked #1 out of 184 in Taipei
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06/23/2009
5

I just stayed for three nights after reading such glowing reviews on TA, having always stayed in the Hyatt in Taipei. While the Hyatt is a fine hotel, and I never have any complaints there , you pay for it!

The staff at the Royal Palace are fantastic and very eager to please, the rooms although on the small size are great for Taipei with comfy Queen beds, a great deep bath tub and cold air con, the daily fruit and free soda's are a nice touch.

I was there just before they close intil 01/10 for a make over, and when they re open will be checking in again, as I said a great find. My only Gripe is that there is no Bar, and the surrounding streets have none.....that I could find at least but the Brass Monkey Sports Pub is Only a NT$80 fare away!

I hope in the make over they build a Pub/Bar in the hotel as you need it after a long flight.

All rooms have unlimited free broad band which is great.

A special note for the house keeping staff they are really nice and always greet you with a Cheery Hello !

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02/10/2009
5

I checked in to the Royal Palace after staying a few nights at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei. I stumbled across Royal Palace as I was doing some shopping along Da An road. I requested to see the rooms and was immediately taken upstairs by a lovely member of staff to see both a twin room and a double room.

The postives: the service here is fantastic. All my requests were met with smiles and staff in the lobby are always friendly and helpful in answering questions. The service here was better than the Grand Hyatt and the concierge / front desk staff at Royal Palace were happy to make multiple recommendations (Grand Hyatt concierge seemed to prefer to tell you what to do and provide only one option). The twin rooms are small but the double rooms are very sizeable. The bathrooms are functional and the showers have great water pressure. You can ask for a DVD player for your room at no extra charge (that would cost you TWD$1200 at the Grand Hyatt). Don't forget the free internet connection. The TVs are great with many pay TV channels (same as the Grand Hyatt). The beds here are super comfortable and I looked forward to an enjoyable sleep every night (the beds here are better than the lower floor Grand Hyatt rooms and on par with their Exec level rooms). You also get bottled Bon Aqua water free in your room and whenever I needed more, a member of staff would come quickly to my room with additional bottles at no extra charge.

The very small negatives: shower curtain in the bathroom, small twin rooms.

Check in and check out was quick and easy (unlike the Hyatt where I waited for nearly an hour to check in)

While I enjoyed things like having a bathrobe hanging up for me in the Hyatt bathroom and a view of Taipei 101 from my window, the service, comfort and the value for money at Royal Palace was unbeatable and I will definately stay here again. Thanks to all the staff at the Royal Palace for a wonderful stay.

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12/06/2008
5

I love a hotel with a great bed, quiet sleep, beautiful flower arrangements and with plenty of amenities, especially amenities! The Royal Palace is SUPER! It has a really friendly staff ( Lisa at the front desk recognized me from my first stay) always ready to help you get what you need or direct you to wherever you need to go. They recommended great restaurants, a hair salon and Thai foot massage center that was great. Service is key and they really deliver!

Great FREE Asian style breakfast in morning and the little fridge in the room also has commentary soft drinks. A beautiful conference room off the lobby with complimentary cookies, espresso and local teas. (my local Taiwanese business connection there loved having our meeting there) A separate cozy business center with three work stations and free wi-fi through-out the hotel.

Newspapers arrive in the morning, . On the ninth floor there is a small workout room with free bottled water and a great old massage chair.

Rooms have a great deep bathtub, and if that isn't enough -

Free shoe shines daily!

As my local friends say, "The Royal Palace is so convenient!" - located near the old and new Sogo's and the newish clean subway system. A Hong Kong business man suggested I stay at The Royal Palace, thank you!

Shopping and restaurants are GREAT in this section of the city. I love Taipei and you will too, especially if you stay here!

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10/04/2008
5

Used this hotel as a base for 12 nights when visiting family & friends in the Taipei area. Central location with close proximity to MRT, buses, shopping, restaurants. Superior Double Room spotlessly clean with comfortable bed and functional furniture. View from window was of the tree-lined lane with its selection of small restaurants. Quiet, no street noise. Room includes safe, plate of fresh fruit daily, small cooler with complimentary soft drinks and bottled water daily. Breakfast is available in the restaurant adjoining the hotel lobby. Good selection of Western, Japanese and Taiwanese food. Hotel staff pleasant and efficient. Small lounge/meeting room off lobby plus a business centre for those who need internet access, fax machine etc.

A well-run, small, friendly hotel in a very central location. Reasonably priced at approx. USD100.- Will stay there again on future visits.

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08/05/2008
5

Best bang for your buck at this hotel. For a small hotel, it has great amenities and the service is impeccable. The location is also unbeatable, right next to metro, bus stops, clubs, shopping, food, etc. on the busiest main street in Taipei. I come to Taiwan every year and staying here has never failed me. Good breakfast and small but nice gym. Rooms have nice flatscreen TVs and AC and soft beds. The upstairs suites on the 9th floor are great for a longer stay.

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01/25/2008
5

My friend who recommended me this hotel stays at this hotel every time he visits Taipei.

I stayed in a double room at this hotel during Dec 26-31, 2008. It's not a brand new hotel and some furniture/appliances appeared tired, but it's clean and everything was in well order.

The only window in our room was fully blocked by the very close building next door. Not facing other windows, fortunately.

Its location is excellent. It's in a decent area very handy to many shops and restaurants. Different public transports, like MRT, are within walking distance from this hotel.

The breakfast buffet was quite ordinary. It's kind of Japanese and Western styles, and would be good if local foods, like soymilk and deep fried dough, were supplied.

There was a 24-hour business center with free internet access and printer.

The front desk was very patient and helpful. They helped ring around for the information about a museum for me. The other day I only asked for the airline contact no. When the manager (Edward) realised that I tried to change flight time, he voluntarily offered to sort it out for me. I was very impressed.

I will return to this hotel at my next visit Taipei. Like my friend, I will recommend this hotel to my friends who are going to visit Taipei.

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07/19/2007
5

I spent a quick night at the Royal Palace in July and was pleased to discover what a great find it is, and at an excellent price. I was travelling on business and the hotel had been booked for me (in the past I have stayed at the Grand Hyatt, which is wonderful, so I was disappointed to have been booked elsewhere on this trip) and I discovered what a gem the Royal Palance is and would definitely stay there again for business or pleasure. The hotel is in an excellent location and the staff - who all spoke English - were very kind and accommodating, going to extra lengths to offer me coffee in the lounge when I was up early looking for a Starbucks, addressing an issue with the phone in my room, etc. The room itself was small (as are many in Asia - this is not a complaint!) and nicely appointed, immaculate, with extra touches such as a fruit plate and free sodas (and tea, of course) in the room. The hotel was very quiet which I appreciated after a long flight. A delicious breakfast buffet in the adjoining restaurant is included. On my next trip to Taipei I will be happy to return to the Royal Palace.

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06/04/2007
5

Taiwan's Boutique version of a hotel. If you prefer small hotels with a hip flavor, then this one is a good choice. The location is central to all the shopping in taipei and very close to the MRT. The service is superb with free fruit daily, bottles of water, free cokes and sprites. The price is very good- at about $100 per night, I would state that is a bargain in a major metropolitan city. There is a sufficient gym on the 9th floor, and free breakfast every morning in the restaurant downstairs. The staff is very friendly with a attitude to please. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting taipei.

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02/08/2007
5

This was the 2nd time that we stayed at the Royal Palace hotel in Taipei. We stayed a total of 5 nights and had an awesome time! If you are expecting a 5 star hotel, then this isn't for you. But if you are looking for a hotel that is extremely cozy and comfortable with excellent service, this is it.

The room is not huge but litle details make up for it's size. You can request unlimited complimentary bottles of water each day. Also, fruit bowls are replenished daily. The Bed is extremely comfortable and the shower has a good pressure. There is also a 24-inch flat screen TV with various channels such as HBO. Room service was overall excellent.

I found the mini gym more than enough for a quick workout. The machines were quite new and really clean. Again, there was endless supply of complimentary bottles of water.

The Staff was really attentive especially when they addressed you by name. For a boutique hotel, this was a pleasant surprise. Breakfast was in a really good restaurant at the lobby with a nice buffet spread of Taiwanese and Western cuisine.

Did I mention that in room Broadband access is complimentary? And for those without your laptop, there is a business center that offers complimentary internet access. There is also a meeting room with coffee-making facilities and comfortable couches for guests to lounge/meet friends when it's not in use.

Overall, my husband and I had a wondeful time. We will be visiting Taipei very often as we have family there. There is no doubt that this is the hotel that we will go back to, again and again.

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