Hotel HD Palace
What We Love
- A cosy bolthole in a colourful neighbourhood of Taipei, breakfast includedThe wide variety of dining options in the vibrant Da'an District
- The quirky mix of art that dress the hotel's walls
- The great view of the city from the room's window
What To Know
- Staff is friendly and happy to help
- Guestrooms and bathrooms are super spacious
- It's a 10-minute walk to the nearest metro station
- The hotel lobby is on the second floor
Immerse yourself in Taiwan’s street food culture in the Da’an District. Here foodies will be enchanted with the variety of treats: from high-end dining establishments to the quirky street eats of the local markets. It is a vibrant district with plenty of nook and crannies to explore and easy access to famous landmarks. Stroll through Da’an Forest Park, the largest green space in Taipei, or head to Taipei 101 and check out the famous “secret” Starbucks at the top to sip a coffee while surveying the city below.
All this can be done with while based at Hotel HD Palace. Nestled amidst tall buildings, it’s a cosy bolthole with plenty of character. The interiors are warm, decked with an extensive collection of art that belongs to a private collector. Though quirky, the rooms are comfortable, plush with luxurious fabrics and all the modern comforts you need. Guests can also request for a massage in their own room, perfect after a day of exploring.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed at a twin room for 6 nights @NT$19100.
Location is not near train station but is easy to reach from Taoyuan airport via express bus no.1960 @NT$145 per person. There're many restaurants and convenient shops nearby with the TongHua night market at 10min walk away.
Hotel room amenities were comprehensive and bathroom was modern/clean. We stayed at 8th floor and the room smelled mouldy initially, (ok after long ventilation). The bed was firm and pillow soft, we asked for additional pillows to have better supports. The noise insulation was poor and the air conditioning could not be controlled from the room control panel. We had to turn it off at the middle of night. The charging points on the desk were at awkward position as mentioned. Wifi was very good.
Complimentary buffet breakfast consists of western and Asian food, they were changed daily with adequate varieties. However, on the last day, the buffet breakfast was changed to a lar carte without notice, as there were few guests left. We didn't confront the management as it was our last day and previous 5 days breakfast was considered good.
Overall, we wouldn't return here due overall poor room conditions. Guest must be careful and check with management if the buffet breakfast is changed.
We stayed here for 1 week for a family vacation. We arrived around 2pm and thought we could check in already since it’s normally the standard check in time. However as per their policy their check in time is 4pm so they did not let us check in even though it’s not that early anymore and we were so tired walking from the nearest train station with a toddler. Mind you that it is FAR from the mrt. When i booked this I saw most review comments that it’s near train station, but it is 20mins away from the nearest Mrt. Breakfast was very limited too. Not much choices. Rooms are old but okay.
This is a small hotel with convenient location close to Marriott Mall and a night market. Rooms are good size. Very much like the small night lights in the bathroom. Reception is on the 2nd floor. No doorman at street level. Very friendly staff at reception. Housekeeping staff also very friendly and helpful. Not a 5 star hotel but definitely felt like 5 star service.
The hotel is very well located, near to lots of good eating places. The staff were very friendly - I received a free room upgrade and they were very accommodating. The room was spacious and clean. Good value for the price.
Although the entrance to the hotel is a small foyer on the street level, the lobby on the 2nd floor is ample. Check in was easy and the staff is always smiling and willing to help to make your stay wonderful. The lobby is connected to their dining room for breakfast. They have 24/7 complimentary coffee and cookies.
We had a deluxe room with a Japanese tub ( too big), which we weren't able to use, but the rain shower is very strong and great. Hot water is fast. Amenities are plentiful. No skimping here. Room is large and clean sheets and comfortable bed. The cleaning lady is very pleasant and she fixed our TV, which somehow got the source mixed up. It was in Chinese so I could not figure it out.
Room is large with the street view and a view of Taipei 101. Room amenities - water kettle, complimentary bottles of water, cookies, WIFI. Lots of restaurants around. One across the street( Quality Restaurant) is a great new Japanese restaurant.
Safe surroundings. The night market is about 3 blocks away. So convenient. 7-11 store at the back of the hotel. Beside the hotel is a Restaurant/Bar where expats frequent. Great place. I highly recommend this place.