Hotel Sense4.0 out of 5.0
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A typical Asian boutique hotel with Chinese style grandeur LOCATION: Located in the zhongshan area close to a lot of nearby restaurants and eateries DINE + DRINK: No bar or restaurant that is noteable ROOM: I stayed in 205, so this review is based on that; VIEW: Sweet view of the street outside ; SIZE: Very spacious room; AIR-CON: Perfectly functioning cooler that helped in setting the perfect room temperature; BED: Comfortable bed that played the expected part to put me to sleep; BATHROOM: Stand in shower; TOILETRIES: OK toileteries FACILITIES: A joke of a gym that is nothing more than a glorified room SERVICE: Friendly staff that took Spoke decent amount of English to take care of all my needs with a smile. Special Shout out to Johnny at Front desk HOW WIRED YOU WILL BE: Free high speed Wi-Fi that works well all over the property. Big Plasma TV screen dishing out hundreds of channels spanning sports, news, music, movies and a wide variety of entertainment in multiple languages
Having been to quite a few hotels in the area, the Business Double which I stayed is simply the biggest and the most spacious of this class. My room is the very first one out of the elevator, not sure if it's bigger than the middle rooms. It's really big to the extent that the air-conditioner seemed to have a hard time trying to cool down the whole room during my stay. The bed is nice and comfortable but it's a push up of two smaller beds. Noise from the street is audible but I would say the noise insulation is quite decent. There's nothing much to see out of the windows except for the opposite apartment but being in the first room still managed to get some unobstructed view of the city. Front desk service feels professional as I generally don't like over zealous ones. Someone mentioned the hotel performing a room check when checking out, it still does. While it's indeed uncommon these days, I'm actually fine with this but people departing for some other urgent business should bear this in mind and set aside some time for the inevitable wait. The hotel is 5 minute walk to a MRT Station so it's still quite easy to get around despite being a little off the CBD. There are lots to eat around as well as 7-11s. The area is known for nightlife but I didn't find anything disturbing to sat the least. It's Taipei after all. I'll definitely choose this hotel again just because of the big rooms.
My expectation of this hotel I think was a bit too high. The room looked old and gloomy. I definitely didn't like the furniture although the room was spacious (we had a living room). But maybe, it's simply because I don't like the oldies concept of the hotel room, which didn't fit my interior preference. The special thing I found out from the hotel was the big onsen-like bathtub. It was big enough to easily accommodate 2 people. Two pockets of bath salt were also purposely prepared for guests. Despite of the room interior in general, I like the bathroom. The service of the Sense is really good, staffs were very friendly and helpful. They always looked cheerful and served sincerely. Thus, made my stay better. Other things like cleanliness, bath amenities, comfort level, were exactly as Accor standard. However, with the same budget I definitely will choose another hotel which offers more modern interior look.
Everything from up till end was good about this hotel. I stayed 2 nights at this hotel. One night on 27 Feb and another on 3 March. - Room is big - No cigarettes smell - Toilet is clean and has a lot of amenities to even hair bands for us girls - Price is friendly on the pocket - All their front desks staffs was super friendly, polite, helpful. Thumbs up!!! - Free coffee, hot chocolate, water at the lobby - Front desk staffs can speak English - Most of the tourist that stay here are Japanese - Hotel is all quiet - There is a lot of shops, food, convenient stores, Mos Burgers (3-5 mins walk also) - Trains nearby (3-5 mins walk) - Near to the Shilin night markets (think around 150-200 NT by taxi, or just a few stops by train) - Will stay here again on my next business trip, unless I find a better deal. Some minor things that needed to be improvised, was: - Bed too soft for my liking (I have lower back pains) - Breakfast variety can be improvised
Location is ok, close to some typical Taiwanese neighbourhood. You have to walk 5 minutes for the orange line and 10 for the red line. Of course if you don't like that just order a taxi. Service was pretty good and the woman at the reception was helpful and polite, as expected. The room was too big and without windows. I was surprised but I did not complain because it was 7 PM and I was tired. Aircon was not working properly and the noise from what I guess was the elevator made my night a bit complicated. Breakfast is good but you are in... The basement underground, again no windows. They must have something against natural light. Hopefully there is a little rooftop bar that gives you a little air and a feeling of space.
We are a family of 4 (pre-schooler and a baby), so I am very concerned by the safety, cleanness and the quality of breakfast. The hotel failed on all of those. First bad impression was when we arrived at the lunch time and left the luggage at the lobby, which in the evening was still staying in the lobby and not cared of. The room was cleaned only on the surface and one could see LOTS of dust on the ceiling, hair in the bathroom and I just do not want to think about the carpet floor. The dust provided really bad smell to the room, I even thought that we mistakenly had a smoking-friendly room. The staff gave as a perfume diffuser that disguised the smell and advised to turn on the air-conditioning all the time... The hotel was the very first hotel in whole Asia and Europe to ask us to pay to have a baby cot (that we mentioned in the reservation though). Given the price for the room, that charge was more than unusual. The fitness centre is so old that we preferred to run outside and you have no parks with other than bitumen nearby. The room, that dramatically lacked of drawers, was equipped with a TV on a turning shelf which is very dangerous for the little ones. The staff removed the TV promptly upon our request. The room had also a very dangerous balcony with no safety lock to protect the little ones. I personally disliked the pillows, but I am very picky with good pillows. Good point for the breakfast is that various fresh fruits were served, but the choice of dishes is limited and is more asian-style. It was difficult to find anything suitable for the kids. They ended eating scrambled eggs every day. If you travel alone, the hotel is conveniently situated close to the MRT in not very touristy but very busy (read "noisy") area. A taxi is fairly easy to grab near the hotel in less than 5 min.
The hotel is just two minutes walk from metro station. The triple room we stayed is spacious and the balcony in the room is cozy. The bed is comfortable It is suitable for both business and leisure trips. The breakfast provides a variety of food.
Room is nice and bigger than most hotels in Taipei. Service was good until check out. I would give this hotel a 5 star if they didnt ask me to wait there until they check the room and see if everything was ok after check out then I could leave. I'm not sure about this, but I have been traveling the world and personally it's the first time a hotel holds me there, and all I felt was a day ruined by getting distrusted and disrespected from a hotel for no good reasons. Mr. Wang at the counter explained that they do this to every customer before they leave. It is how their hotel is different from other hotels, and it's only for checking if customets left belongings in the room. As a frequent traveller, I don't really buy this reason. 2 star for a happy new day ruined.
The hotel was booked for me and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. My bags had been delayed on my flight and they took me to a nearby shop to let me get some necessaries. Nice breakfast with choices to suit all tastes. An excellent choice.
We booked this hotel at the last minute. Room is spacious although rather dated. Receptionist was very helpful during check in but the check out receptionist was not interested to help with the many boxes we needed to load on the taxi. Receptionist pretended not to see us struggling with the boxes. Free tea & coffee provided at the lobby was a nice touch. Average hotel in my book given the choices available around Taipei.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 173 reviews