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“an acquired taste”
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Ambience Hotel
Ranked #6 of 582 Hotels in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Stayed here during the early days of april 2012.

the hotel is located at the intersection of roads with an expressway above.
not much noise can be heard.

best idea for transport is the evergreen bus that stops at the hotel of the same and walk down the road towards the expressway. be prepared for at least an hour journey including stops along the way into the city of Taipei from Taoyuan, where the airport is located. this is the 10th stop. You may notice the building of an expressway which may link and provide faster transfer into the city as well as the blend of modern and dated buildings in and around taipei.

unless you are one who likes gold and other opulent colours, you may be drawn to its ambience of white and clean lines. an interesting marriage of taiwanese brilliance in archiecture with Starck french flair coupled with soothing pop music in the lounge downstairs.

The room itself provides adequate facilities for a good night's rest with a bathroom selection of bath oil, soap and the normal vanity stuff. Bathing options include long bath, hand held or rain shower heads.

The hotel is located on a street filled with seafood joints, convenience stores and a ten minute walk to 2 MRT stations which will bring you in no time to Taiwan 101, Shi lin market, Yanmingshan (a transfer to a bus or taxi service at another station on the red line is required) etc. The hotel staff are more than happy to help with directions.

The interesting thing I found is that the transportation card which can be bought at 200 NTD can be used for all public transportation options (excluding taxis) and purchases at convenience marts...with no expiry date. Literally you can use it even if you choose to return to taipei in a decade later.

Breakfast is sufficient for a small establishment and a light afternoon tea is also provided.

All in, felt it was a great starting point to my first visit to Taipei. Will return to stay here if opportunity provides.

A final note...the taiwanese love their dogs. You will see lots of people walking dogs. Spotted was a dog clinic along the same road as well as huskies, poodles, terriers and alsatians etc....

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Mei H
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SherryChang, Supervisor at Ambience Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time to write a comment after your recent stay at Ambience Hotel Taipei.

We are very delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. And we highly appreciate your feedback as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. I will share your comment with our team.

Thank you once again for giving us the opportunity to accommodate you and we all sincerely looking forward to serving you in the near future!


Yours faithfully,

Sherry Chang, Supervisor
Ambience Hotel Taipei

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

The hotel staffs are friendly. The room is nicely decorated. The house cleaning is efficient and the cleaning staff is polite. There is a nice small size buffet breakfast included. The free laundry machine is good but it might have a waiting line. The free internet speed is fast that I can make Skype phone call.

Overall it is a good value!

The only reason I didn't rate it as a 5 star is because the location is far from the metro stations. I am good at walking but I still feel it is a long walk (~25 min). Of course I understand if the hotel is right next to a metro station, they can easily justify to increase the room rate.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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FabulousDD, General Manager at Ambience Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2012

Dear Jon,

Thank you for your rating and review of Ambience Hotel Taipei. I am delighted to find that you had enjoyed our facilities and services during your recent stay. With regards to your comment about the hotel's location and its distance to the nearest metro stations, we are currently working on partnership with local taxi company to provide discounted taxi fare when taking our guests to and from the metro stations. Please join our Facebook Fan Page and stay tuned for our latest news updates.

Have a great week and we look forward to welcoming you back at Ambience Hotel Taipei in the near future!

Best regards,
Diana Dai
Deputy General Manager
Ambience Hotel Taipei

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

PRO'S
We arrived at the hotel mid morning and the room was ready. Although it was only a queen bed
and a king had been requested when booked online. I checked with reception and was told the scheduled room had been extended by the previous occupant and that we would be moved the next morning. No problem and it went well. Staff are pleasent and cannot do enought for you.
The free breakfast is excellent with plenty of variety. Cannot praise the hotel enough.
CON'S
Didn't effect us, but some may not like the 15 minute + walk to the MTR if used. But for that would stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dman44
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FabulousDD, General Manager at Ambience Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am delighted to know that you were satisfied with our guest service standard and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back at Ambience Hotel in the near future!

With best regards,
Diana Dai
Deputy General Manager
Ambience Hotel Taipei

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We could not have enjoyed our stay at the Ambience Hotel more!

The lobby was chic, the room brightly and wonderfully decorated, the bathroom extremely contemporary with a memorable bath with a view to the city skyline. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and nothing was too much trouble.

The only small nits would be the distance to the MTR (a healthy walk or a very cheap and available cab ride away) and breakfast (where the Western vegetarian selection wasn't as large as one would ideally like).

Overall, a huge two thumbs up for the Ambience Hotel. They could easily charge double what we paid and it would be justified. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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FabulousDD, General Manager at Ambience Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Dear Carla,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel and for sharing your Ambience Experience with fellow viewers on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and would consider choosing us as the place to stay in your future trips to Taipei. I have passed your comment about the limited vegetarian selection at breakfast to our chefs and they will work on providing more varieties in the future.

Once again we thank you for your valuable comments and feedback, and look forward to welcoming you back at Ambience Hotel in the near future!

Best regards,
Diana Dai
Deputy General Manager
Ambience Hotel Taipei

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed for 2 nights on a stop over to Bali.
You really can't go wrong with this Hotel it is simply stylish .
The room had plenty of space with a nice bathroom and the toiletries were good.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful .It was cold weather when we stayed and they put a fan heater in our room for us. The breakfast was very good plenty of choice and well laid out .
The bus system is very close We caught the bus to the 101 building .Plenty of eating places within walking distance . I would definatley stay again it was very good value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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SherryChang, Supervisor at Ambience Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2012

Dear Merryl,

Thank you very much for your recent stay with us at Ambience Hotel Taipei, and taking the time to contribute your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay. All our Ambience Hotel Taipei associates will continually work towards exceeding guest’s expectations by providing the most warm and caring service.

Once again, thank you for your wonderful comments, which are mostly appreciated. We look forward to serving you in the near future!


Yours faithfully,

Sherry Chang, Supervisor
Ambience Hotel Taipei

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Additional Information about Ambience Hotel

Address: No.64 Section 1, Chang'an East Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei > Songshan District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 582 Hotels in Taipei
Price Range: €73 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambience Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the most anticipated project combining the visionary talents of famous Taiwanese architect Wei Ming Lee and designer Ted Su, led by an ambitious and dynamic team of hospitality professionals, Ambience Hotel is the first offbeat and contemporary boutique hotel designed to breathe style and excitement into Taiwan's capital city. Ambience Hotel's 60 avant-garde guestrooms and suites feature a unique decor blend of polished steel, glass, white granite and calf-skin leather upholstery. Completed with free high speed wireless internet access, Video-on-Demand movie system, and luxurious Botanicus bath and body products, Ambience Hotel provides the service and amenities of a luxury hotel within a strikingly modern yet intimate environment. Combining comfort, functionality, and cutting edge design, Ambience Hotel is the ideal place to stay for business and pleasure in Taipei. ... more   less 
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