HOTEL PROVERBS TAIPEI
What We Love
- The free portable WiFi “egg” for mobile internet
- Friendly and professional staff give lots of personal attention to each guest
- Almost everything in the mini-bar is complimentary
- The rooftop pool, ideal for cooling off after a hot and humid Taipei day
- Complimentary toothbrushes come in two different colors, a cute way to avoid grabbing the wrong one
What To Know
- The light switches in the room can be confusing
- The hotel has its own bakery, L’Idiot, which turns out fresh pastries and bread every morning
- Not all bathrooms are divided from the rest of the room by a wall; some just have curtains
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Design-forward hotel in Taipei’s rapidly developing Eastern District with fabulous beds and thoughtful amenities
Even from the outside, Hotel Proverbs distinguishes itself from Taipei’s other hotels: the black mesh rectilinear façade created by Ray Chen (who also did the interior design) really stands out. Inside, the aesthetic combines a natural palette of grays and browns with copper and leather touches, mid-century modern furniture, and high-tech details like the portable pocket WiFi that the hotel lends to each guest. The wood paneling and floors in the guest rooms can covey the impression that you’re in a very upscale cabin, but the eye-catching grayscale marble in the bathrooms, the Nespresso machines, and the oversized tubs keep things modern and luxe. The restaurant, TK, a glam space with a three-story ceiling, is helmed by Fudy Chen, who has created a menu of carefully sourced steak and seafood; meanwhile, the East End bar is a popular neighborhood spot and does creative cocktails in a gorgeous, industrial chic atmosphere with city views.
In the Area
For travelers, Hotel Proverbs has an excellent location in the quickly growing Da’an District, home to a good number of the Taipei’s shopping and business hubs. Most visitors will want to spend time at SOGO, the mega-department store just a couple of blocks away; it’s easy to while away an afternoon here poring over the goods, picking up souvenirs, and sampling all kinds of Taiwanese food. The nearest metro (MRT) stop, Zhongxiao Fuxing, is a few minutes walk from the hotel, which makes it easy to zip around the city. The famous Liaoning Night Market, open until 11 p.m., is a 15-minute walk away, and the ideal spot to try out local street food.
How to Get There
Elegant business style hotel with beautiful, sleek, modern design. Guest rooms are a good size with fantastic bed, lovely bathtub and a minimalist design. I loved the copper clad walls in the guestroom corridor but clearly hard to maintain as they were covered in hand and finger prints detracting from the sense of luxury
The key opening door was a nice old fashioned touch
But where were the proverbs? As a designer I love a good story. The name promised much but delivered little by way of narrative - nevertheless a beautiful hotel
I stayed for business trip and extend one night for personal. The location is at Da'An district which is perfectly for tourists as there are shopping mall like SOGO, and quite a lot famous restaurants near by.
The room is like an industrial theme which I quite like it. I stayed at the classic room and the size of room is perfect. It is clean and with amenities all you need.
However, their pillows are too soft and thin even I had two together. A pity that I didn't have a very good sleep there.
Stayed for 5 nights in feb 2019-
Positive- comfortable and quiet room. Nice bar with good cocktail selection. Boutique hotel in terms of room decor
Negative- breakfast was underwhelming- a few options to choose from, so-so quality and service. Lots of mess in the corridors. Overall does not look very clean in corridors - smudges on doors, very dark areas.
Overall not at the standard I was expecting.
West end bar staff v helpful in evenings, during day staff overall can be bit clumsy and some do not seem to speak English at all. Of course everybody is well intentioned but the hotel needs to bring its food up to standard.
Very good experience and the staffs were very polite. The hotel is located in a very good place where all the young people of Taipei hang out. The only thing that some people might feel a bit weird is that there is no washroom door but only a curtain.