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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
1. Excellent location: 1-3 mins walk to MRT/BTS & shopping malls around i.e. Sogo plus many F&B options around
2. Very efficient: In-room check in + quick check out time
3. Excellent guest services - Very clear & detailed, explained everything in the room
4. Free minibar e.g. snacks & soft drinks/beer (daily re-fill)
5. Excellent set breakfast at your choice (tasty and nicely presented)
I chose the hotel as I stayed in W Taipei, Le Meridian . Sheraton, Westin before . And would like to try Design hotel under Marriott bonvey programme. Although I am Titanium member, they do not offer certain benefits, such as guaranteed late check out, while their free mini bar is a big plus . The design is kind of industrial style with luxury version . Some people may not like it , my room could be upgraded and got 49 sq m , and a large balcony, the room is open style and packed a lot of function in the room . A large bathtub right in front of the entrance, a bold move, or this is taipei style? The room is open plan and no privacy, it is good for single traveller, in addition, many small restaurants and shops nearby , and the third floor bar is cosy too.
A great hotel in a great location, close to local food vendors, small boutiques and shops, 1min from the Metro station entrance with underground shops. Staff are very attentive and helpful, always willing to assist, proactive and friendly. Room was very well appointed, with free mini bar and quality fitout. Just wish the rooftop pool was heated. Otherwise, perfect!