San Want Residences Taipei4.5 out of 5.0
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I do not even write reviews, but for this hotel, I will make an exception. This was my first time in Taiwan and the level of service and attentiveness the staff had here made my visit nothing but exceptional. On top of that, this hotel is centrally located and is a 5-10 minute walk to 2 different MRT stations. Breakfast was also good and had a decent variety of things to choose from. I highly suggest not wasting any more research time and booking this place. You will not regret it!
My husband discovered this hotel quite a while ago, but I haven't been able to stay in it until now. We had to book early. Everything about the room is quite good. The staff is very helpful. The breakfast buffet choices are mostly Asian. I like eating vegetables for breakfast. They had a nice breakfast ham and I ordered a cheese omelet and toasted some bread. I don't speak Chinese and found the location a little intimidating. I went out looking for a hair salon in every direction from the hotel late one afternoon and found nothing that looked inviting. It is well located for use of the MRT.
I personally loved the huge king size bed (it was bigger than your California king size bed), amazing Chinese and Western breakfast, and bathroom. The bathroom had a Japanese toilet, strong shower head pressure, and a side bath. The only downside of this hotel was its location. It was far from public transport.
Like what the other positive reviews say, there's nothing to nit pick about this hotel and you know it once you step in. Perhaps it's a little small in scale but hey, it's a "small luxury hotel." The standard studio double I stayed is not very big for me but it does feel spacious enough. I'm sure the more expensive rooms are bigger. The room employed lots of wood (or wood skins) so it exudes a certain degree of warmth. It has a Sony Bravia TV and the signal is good enough to justify its high definition. It comes with a wide selection of local and satellite channels. I realized that there's a HDMI socket on the wall near the TV so maybe it's possible to connect laptops or other devices to the TV. The desk comes with a printer and also some old school stationery in case you need to work. The bed is big, comfortable, and so are the pillows. The room comes with a minibar, which unsurprisingly requires you to pay. But it does come with complimentary fruit and a couple of biscuits that the mother company of the hotel is famous for. Bathroom comes with both a shower and a bath tub. The latter is a bit unorthodox as the tub is below ground level: probably a response to the hotel's main clientele, the Japanese. It also comes with an auto bidet which does everything for you. It can get too sensitive though, any slight movement seems to trigger it rather easily. What impressed me the most is the room's noise insulation─I've stayed in many hotels nearby and San Want has the quietest room. I could see cars travelling to and fro on an elevated highway just out of my hotel window and I could hear nothing. Unless you pay more, generally the rooms get a city view. I personally prefer city view to park view since that is what makes Taipei unique despite the ugliness of the cityscape. The hotel sits along a major road in Taipei (Nanjing East Rd.) so it's easy to get around either by taxi or public bus. The nearest MRT station is Zhongshan and while getting there from the hotel is rather straightforward, it's still a 10-15 minute walk. Zhongshan, however, sits on the Red Line. This would be most convenient if you are travelling to the Elephant Mountain, Taipei 101, Ding Tai Fung, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Station, Shilin Night Market, Beitou Hot Springs or Tamsui─they are all on the same line, and you don't need a transfer. As for the district where the hotel is, it's true that the nightlife there is bustling but generally speaking, there's nothing dangerous about it, even in the wee hours, not to mention there are at least 3 five-star hotels nearby. By Western standard, Taipei is perfectly safe: just stick to your common sense as a tourist. The upside to this is the many nice restaurants and eateries in the area.
Re-visited San Want Residences after some years, all the past impressions are fully confirmed. Position is excellent, as hotel interior/lobby/rooms/etc.Service is excellent, breakfast is great, everything is worth every penny you spend.
Well maintained facilities very friendly staff great breakfast nice and clean rooms location to sights nearby and close to main rail system and lots of restaurants most you can walk too 11 am to 5 pm tea time nearby shopping park across the street 7 elevens everywhere and lots of bakeries
Luxury hotel across the street from park and easy walking distance to MRT. Hotel is very well appointed marble entrance, library reading room on main floor with comfortable chairs and loungers, restaurant and bar on second floor. Rooms were large and very comfortable with a great shower and all the amenities provided. Breakfast buffet will meet both Asian and Western tastes and coffee actually was quite robust. Staff are friendly and very helpful. We would recommend for business travellers or vacationers who wish to explore Taipei.
A very high quality suite in a boutique hotel that sets an extremely high bar of service. My wife, adult 2nd son and I stayed here April 2017 - actually twice, with a break at Hualien in between, to visit the magnificent Taroko National Park. On our stay at SWR Taipei, we were treated as royals - right from the time our taxi pulled up at the kerb, until check-out time. Nothing was too difficult, service was spontaneous and quick - and even offered when not asked. And too many fine and top quality details to mention in a short review. Suspected this place would be exceptional, right from the time we first made online contact months before our stay - and proceeded to book without hesitation. While all staff were wonderfully attentive, would like to mention Penny in particular - who seemed to have that natural grace and keen sense of service which is rare these days, when performed so well. Thank you, San Want Residences Taipei.
Can't say enough about this hotel - Very spacious, clean and comfortable rooms, excellent customer service (in particular by Penny on the front desk), breakfast provided was a great mix of western and local cuisine and WiFi was very good throughout hotel. Location was great (less than 10 minutes from 2 subway stations). Had a great stay in Taipei but it started off right by staying at San Want Residences.
My husband and I spent a few days in Taipei. We expected San Want Residences to be great but it was superb! Location excellent, close (a few blocks) to metro station if that would have been needed. Service could not have been better, the staff was discreet and at the same time smiling and polite, rooms were spacious, bathroom "de lux" (even our own plunge pool!). All our wishes were taken care of. The only minor details I could have hoped are the room service list and hours (not 24h) and the fact that the bathroom had only one wash basin. However, we would recommend this hotel with very warm hearts and if again in Taipei would not consider any other hotel.
- Close to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located in Zhongshan within a mile (2 km) of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, San Want Residences Taipei is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as National Taiwan Museum. This 4.5-star hotel has 81 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. Located centrally in Taipei, it's also close to Taipei 101 and Confucius Temple.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
San Want Residences Taipei's 81 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water. 37-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 pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and desks.
San Want Residences Taipei features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TWD 1800 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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96% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 689 reviews