Taipei Fullerton Hotel – South
What We Love
- A modern hotel in Taiwan’s buzzing capital city, including breakfastAscending the cloud-piercing Taipei 101
- The handy central location, close to the MRT
- A relaxing dip in the indoor and outdoor pools
What To Know
- Just a minute-walk from the Daan metro station with access to the red and brown lines
- Rooms are decently sized
- Free WiFi works well
Make an urban retreat to enigmatic Taipei and stay right in the commercial centre at the Taipei Fullerton Hotel – South. Located in the Daan district, close to the MRT and within walking distance of the world-famous Taipei 101 skyscraper, this sleek four-star property is the ideal place to stay.
Foodies will rejoice at the city’s culinary offerings (especially if you’re looking for cheap eats). Spend time at the busy night markets, take respite in tea houses and marvel at the mish-mash of architecture, from Japanese-era mansions to quaint shophouses. And when you need some time out, recharge your batteries with coffee and homemade cookies in the Fullerton lobby or take a walk around the rooftop Zen garden.
How to Get There
I have a business trip extended to 12 days in Taipei. This one is less than n5 mins walk to Metro station Da'an, metro is the best commute choice to my destination, save so much time during traffic hours.
The hotel has free breakfast on the 2nd floor, different dishes every day and they are indeed better than Marriott or Hyatt in many US locations.
Rooms are very clean, I like firm bed they have, and sheets are very white and clean. There are no smell, or smell of Clorox. I literally have to ask front desk for recommendation of dinner choice since hotel does not have a restaurant for dinner or lunch. I did stay long enough for one weekends. Staff are super helpful for me, have to give a shout-out to Ivy, Cherry, Carol and Clara, who helped me a lot.
This trip is long, but out of surprise, hotel actually makes this particular business trip enjoyable. It rains a lot during the stay, damp air and humidity bothers a lot, services from hotel does make this strip rather enjoyable, hence the title.
Hope this helps when you choose the hotel next time in Taipei.
Nice clean and comfortable room with large double bed, aircon, wall-mounted large flatscreen TV, tea/coffee, minibar (a couple of soft drinks for free), robes, safe, large walk-in shower. We stayed on the 7th floor at the rear side of the hotel, it was very quiet and we got good sleep. Breakfast is 6.30-10.00 and adequate with a variety of western and Asian choices. Staff and welcoming and helpful. Very close to Daan MRT station makes a great hotel location.
I’ve stayed at a few hotels in Taipei including the excellent Les Suites and the perfectly acceptable Tango. This falls far below the latter unfortunately.
Starting with the room, there was almost no daylight at all. One window which looked almost directly on to a brick wall. Acceptable in Hong Kong perhaps, but not Taipei. Perhaps way have been fact that I was in a x12 room - do not accept being placed in any room ending in 12.
The shower floor easily overflowed on first use into the bathroom. On inspection, I found that the plug hole was full of (someone else’s) hair. It’s easy to clean, which I reluctantly did myself, I’m not sure why the cleaners didn’t.
The bed - “two single beds doth not a double-bed make”, it might work sometimes, but with each single individually being so lumpy and a clear divide felt between, I had an awful night’s sleep.
Breakfast - now to be fair most Taiwan hotel breakfasts aren’t too western-friendly, but this was poor even with that in mind. The coffee was a lukewarm brew pot, the toasters didn’t work (3 out of 4 days), baked beans usually aren’t served (intentionally) cold guys.
On a positive, the staff are nice and it’s less than 5 mins walk to Da-an station.