The Splendor Hotel Taichung4.5 out of 5.0
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The Splendor Hotel Taichung Check in and out on the 12th? Floor. Room very spacious and nice. Pool and dressing rooms nice. And they have wet and dry saunas and hot medium and cold ‘spa’ pools – which reminded me of my experience in Japan. Loved it. (Note to the inexperienced, shower at the pools before going in). Mall and a convenience store right next store Very professional and will be my ‘go to’ place in Taichung if I can get in for the right price.
The hotel looks fancy outside but our room is a bit old. Our room has a nice view to the boulevard in early morning. At first we can't find the TV remote control and have to ask for it. The buffet is so so, not so many options. The only tasty thing I beleive is Taiwanese Congee. The rest is normal with noodle, chicken nugget, cereal, bread and not warm sausage things, etc. Basic drinks. Overall, hotel position is a plus locating in the centre with many shops (opposite to convenient store).
Spent about 24 hours in Taichung and had a very good stay at the Splendor. Check-in The staff were quick, polite and helpful. I had arrived early for a conference and the room wasn’t ready yet. They offered and I enjoyed the use of the pool/spa/showers and was able to change and get ready for my meetings. The Room Well appointed, large, and comfortable. The only complaint - the king-sized bed isn’t really a king but two full beds pushed together. Not the end of the world, but this is about the only minor issue. The bathroom offered a bath tub, a separate toilet, and shower. Amenities were appropriate and plentiful. Breakfast Breakfast was included in my stay and it was very impressive. The spread included a variety of Asian and Western options. The best part was the chef who walked the hall and cheerfully (and obviously proudly) greeted the guests and described his offering. Overall a solid 4-star (circle) option
My husband and I went on our anniversary trip to Taichung and stay here for 9 nights. It's got good location, very clean and staff are very helpful. The hotel breakfast has got good variety of food to choose from. It's a city hotel that ticks all the boxes for a short stay. However it lacks of a wow factor for a memorable break.
This is a very good hotel in a central position. The receptions are friendly and courteous. The rooms are spacious, clean, and pleasntly decorated. The showers are warm and the jetstream strong. There is a good gym with treadmill and several machines. Adjacent to the gym, separated by a glass panel, is a room in which there are regular classes of yoga and aerobic exercises. You can also hire a personal trainer. The breakfast is a major event of the day. There is a huge variety of food of different regions of the world. In the same building is a mall with convenience store, bakery, resturants of different types, bookstores and other types of store. It is short ride on taxi from the airport or the bus depot with bus to the Taipei airport.
Splendor Hotel Taichung is a fine medium grade hotel, so just be sure you take advantage of discount offers and don't pay high grade prices, or you will be disappointed. The rooms are clean, but in spite of popular belief, not soundproof just because they are 15+ floors up. Sound does travel up folks. If you get a room facing the main street, Taiwan Blvd, you will hear traffic noise. Also, if you have a partying group or a loud TV next door, you will hear them too. Never could figure out the A/C temp control, but think they shut it off around 2-3AM because by 5 the room was getting warm, whereas it had been very cool at 11. Of course they also offer the ever popular universal comforter, which means you either have it on and sweat or off and freeze, since there is no way to "layer" to adjust to different temps.Who ever invented that concept should be forced to wear a down jacket all year round! Probably the biggest disappointment was the breakfast buffet. Not cheap, and extensive offerings, but the overall quality was lacking - especially their "western" offerings. Oatmeal consists of a few random flakes of oats floating in a sea of warm milk - not the nice, thick chewy oatmeal from the US that you pour some milk on. A couple of dry waffles laying on the counter, a pile of limp cool bacon, & some soggy french fries & chicken nuggets are not too enticing either. And how can a sausage in a bowl of water on a steam cabinet be barely warm? I guess if I ate at 6:30 when they started instead of 8:30 normal breakfast hour, it might have been different. The fried eggs(not the scrambled in a bowl) or the omelets which are made to order were the only western items not cold. Chinese congee and noodles made to order were, OK, but don't try the fried rice noodles from the steam cabinet or you will be sorry. I rarely don't eat everything on my plate, but just could not force those down. The bright spot on the breakfast buffet was the Japanese section, where the chef was out front and very attentive, and the items were fresh(though cold, but were supposed to be) and tasty. The cold drink selection was also lacking in variety, though the fancy coffee machines did provide a few decent hot drinks. Overall, save your extra $, and don't add the buffet breakfast to your room cost unless you are Chinese and have an affinity for high priced noodles and congee. There are several places around the area where you can get better (hot) food at more reasonable prices. Not sure about the other buffets, but have learned that first impressions(ie:breakfast) are pretty good indicators of what is to follow. They also have non-buffet venues, and those might be better - look for other reviews. The fitness center did not open until 10:30 on Monday, so was not able to use. Free parking and free internet are good perks, and having the shopping center below the hotel adds some attraction for after dinner, as it's open 'till 10PM.
We stayed for 2 nights. Staff are all very welcoming and super nice. Nice and huge international selection of breakfast buffet. The chef welcome and accommodate our needs every morning. They also have a great facilities of gym, spa and swimming pool. Great location in downtown as it is near in some of the tourist spots. We will absolutely come back and recommend this hotel to our friends.
I visited Taichung for business and stayed at the Splendor Hotel. The location of this hotel is very convenient! It’s on one of the main roads of Taichung and only about 10 minutes by taxi from Taichung Train Station. There is a free shuttle bus to the hotel from the High Speed Rail Taichung Station. Park Lane by Splendor which is a department store is in the same building and Eslite Bookstore is only about 5 minutes on foot. There are also several places around the hotel worth a short taxi ride such as the National Theater and the Natural Way Six Arts Culture Center. Reception was on the 12F. The girl who checked me in at the Front Desk was efficient and friendly. She explained everything I needed to know during my stay. I would like to send my appreciation to the manager Paula and Zoe who assisted with a lot of my requests as I was not very familiar with this city! I had a Splendor Suite on the 23rd floor. The suite was very spacious and nicely decorated. The suite was also extremely well equipped. There were a lot of complimentary amenities including several bottles of water, espresso coffee maker, water boiler, coffee/tea, and all kinds of toiletries. There was also a massage chair which helped me de-stress from work! WiFi was very fast and stable! I had no problem dealing with my work anywhere in the suite. The health club on the 15F was great. The gym was well equipped and the pool was big and clean. There was one separated lane for people who actually wanted to swim instead of just played in the pool. Locker room, sauna, steam room and whirlpools were free of charge for hotel guests. There were 3 whirlpools with very different temperatures! There was also a nice area with TV and lounge chairs for you to relax inside.
The hotel rooms were modest at best, however I really enjoyed the convenience of nearby shopping malls and tourist attractions such as SOGO shopping mall, as well as the various shops and restaurants at the hotel block. The breakfast provided was a well balanced blend of continental and Taiwanese. The meal benefited from local specialities such as pork floss, noodles and seafood, as well as the classic omelette no hotel ever messes up. I wish the rooms were more luxurious given the high price, but you can't have everything I guess.
This hotel is located in a very good position at centre of the taichung city. Convenience is the main advantage of this hotel. The Sogo, CMP Eslite, natural science museum , Dawncake and citizen's Square are all within five minutes walking distance. You can also travel to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art and Feng ~Kia night market by taxi if the weather is good. Otherwise ,you may stay in the hotel to enjoy the oriental spa in health club. I visit the shopping mall in the hotel and they provide discount for tenant in hotel. The room is nice and comfortable. The receptionists are very friendly and proficient in English. This may be a great help to visitor who cannot communicate using mandarin.
- Walking distance to National Museum of Natural Science
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in West District within a short walk of National Museum of Natural Science, The Splendor Hotel Taichung is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Paochueh Temple. This 222-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located in central Taichung, the hotel is also near Taichung Park and Feng Le Sculpture Park.
Enjoy a drink at the pub or relish the Taiwanese cuisine at LOBBY LOUNGE, one of 4 onsite restaurants, which serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
The 222 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, free newspapers, and free local calls. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and desks.
Guests of The Splendor Hotel Taichung have access to an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TWD 3500 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 361 reviews