King Set Hotel2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is about 5min by taxi from Taichung train station. The staff was welcoming but asked me if my friend had already arrived. It didn't take me long to understand that this is a love hotel and not a business hotel, or perhaps both. While the pictures on the hotel's website show only the business side of this split personality, the hotel also has Japanese style rooms like the one I've been given. It does not have a desk, and not a bed but a futon. The ceiling is low. The TV is old and only shows local channels. There are no windows. The plastic bathtub has been repainted/re-plastered but is somehow leaking water. There is no shower curtain. The room is adorned with a geisha picture. A condom is supplied, and so is a fan, a fridge and a water dispenser, all of which are of yellowed, old plastic. Breakfast consists of a sandwich and a hot drink served to the room until 10AM. There is no breakfast room. The room also has a mini Zen-garder. However, I would guess the potter plant is plastic, and it is bad fengshui to attempt a garden in the corner of the room next to the door. I also noticed the empty post of the floor supervisor, with an unfinished bottle of what seems to be a local gin. This hotel should be a museum of Taiwanese interior design of the 70s. By no means does this hotel deserve even a single-star rating.
I traveled through Taiwan on a budget and was happy with this hotel. Rooms were small, but just fine in my opinion. It was clean. The hotel overall is a bit old, but they have excellent service. Your choice of breakfast is brought up to you each morning and they staff spoke english well enough to help me with everything that I needed ( directions, get a cab, find the metro, things to do, etc. ). If you want a 5 star hotel with all the amenities, it's not here. But if you are looking for a good, solid place to stay that provides the basics with excellent service, I would recommend here.
I booked the hotel at 5pm and arrived at the hotel at 640pm, and the booking has already been processed to the hotel. Therefore i was able to checked in right away. The staff are very friendly too giving me very homely feeling.
King Set Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Taichung Park and National Museum of Natural Science. This 38-room hotel has conveniences like a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. It's in central Taichung and also close to Paochueh Temple and Feng Le Sculpture Park.
Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.
All 38 air-conditioned rooms feature washers/dryers, refrigerators, and espresso makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and phones are other standard amenities.
At King Set Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. If you drive, take advantage of free valet parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.