Hotel Royal Chihpen

Hotel Royal Chihpen

No. 23, Lane 113, Longquan Road Beinan Township, Taimali 954 Taiwan
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Spa resort in 7-story building situated in hot springs area on the eastern coast, 20 kms from Taitung Airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Hot spring bath
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
Chinese, Japanese

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No. 23, Lane 113, Longquan Road Beinan Township, Taimali 954 Taiwan
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Larry-Calif wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As we arrived on the bus, the hotel looked inviting after a long day of sightseeing.

Our Room #203 a triple with a double bed and a twin bed overlooked the spacious enclosed interior lobby. The room was decorated in light beige color walls with accent matching carpet. The desk, chair, nightstands furniture were light color natural wood creating close relationship with nature. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Too bad we are only stayed one night.

The bathroom was modern with marble walls and floor. Walk-in shower and in-room hot tub.

Spa Paradise:
It was a family place enjoying the exciting atmosphere. It has hot spring slide, hot whirlpool, and ultrasonic bath for everyone in the family. I can still hear the sound of children screaming and laughter from the hot spring slide.

Open Air Spa:
The hotel mineral springs comes directly below ground source bicarbonate spring. Since the perfect spring quality is both colorless and odorless, after bathing the skin is smooth and soft.

Outdoor Evening Show:
The evening show was a song and dance show performance by the local aboriginals. They were very talented. After they show the audience was invited to take pictures with them.

Naruwan Buffet Restaurant
We had both dinner and breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant. Naruwan offered American, Chinese, Japanese, European, and Taiwanese cuisine - taking the best or favorite dishes of each cuisine and presents as a buffet. The multitude of entrees and side dishes were both vegetarian friendly and vegan options.

With the great service and wonderful food, I felt RELAX AT SPA RESORT ... at Hotel Royal Chihpen.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 知本老爺 ALERT, 顧客服務/櫃檯辦公室 at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Dec 1, 2020
Dear Larry-Calif, thank you for having a stay in Hotel Royal Chihpen. We are profoundly grateful to see you sharing your impressions and experiences from Hotel Royal Chihpen with other travellers. We appreciate all praise you gave, which is such a great honour for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards
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IanWriter wrote a review Mar 2024
New York City, New York
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a large, luxurious, but slightly dated spa-type hotel, in a hot-spring area. It is set in a lovely natural environment and offers many facilities to take advantage of the location.

My room was quite handsome with a good bed, two night tables, a desk, a low chair with coffee table, TV, and a room safe. There was no separate chair for the desk so I had to use the coffee table chair which was uncomfortably low. Unusually for a hotel in this class, there were no USB charger outlets. The room was very cold but only a light duvet was provided for the bed, so I and others in my group had an uncomfortably cold night.

The breakfast buffet was extensive but uninspired. I arrived as soon as the buffet opened but found the scrambled eggs completely cold. There were two flasks of filter coffee sitting on a hot plate, but both were luke warm because the hot plate temperature was set too low. At the omelette preparation station, several fried eggs had been prepared and then left on individual plates for anyone who wanted them, which again ensured that the eggs would be at best luke warm.

A supposedly 5 star hotel should not offer guests unheated rooms in uncomfortably cold weather, and it should not serve carelessly prepared breakfast fare.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 知本老爺 ALERT, 顧客服務/櫃檯辦公室 at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Mar 29, 2024
Dear lanWriter, Thank you for sharing your comment with us following your recent stay at Hotel Royal Chihpen. We are pleased to learn that you were satisfied with the environment and facilities. However, we are concerned regarding your feedback on the room equipment and the restaurant. We are sorry for what you have mentioned and we have immediately conveyed your review to the concerned departments for the future improvement. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel again in the future. Yours sincerely,
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Anna M wrote a review Mar 2020
Guam, Mariana Islands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love this hotel. We were warned of the sulfur smell in the room but we did not mind as there were many pluses than minuses in this hotel. We love the bath tub, the vanity supplies and the room service availability. It was very nice just to relax in the bath tub, throw in the yukata provided then enjoy their room service afterwards.
The aviary and the zoo were great as well.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from 知本老爺 ALERT, 顧客服務/櫃檯辦公室 at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Dear Anna M, thank you for having a stay in Hotel Royal Chihpen. We are profoundly grateful to see you sharing your impressions and experiences from Hotel Royal Chihpen with other travellers. We appreciate all praise you gave, which is such a great honour for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards
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aukahkay62 wrote a review Mar 2023
Singapore, Singapore
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This spa hotel is located in Taitung county. Basically it is a Japanese onsen style hotel with indoor and outdoor onsen. The room is spacious with your own private onsen tub in the bathroom. There is a sumptuous buffet spread comprising Western and Taiwanese dishes in the morning. At 2030, there is an aboriginal cultural show in the Amphitheatre of the hotel featuring performers from the Amei tribe. In inclement weather, the performance is held indoors in the hotel lobby which was what happened during my stay. A great hotel with a wonderful hot spring experience.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Make sure you attend the aboriginal cultural show nightly at 2030.
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Response from 知本老爺 ALERT, 顧客服務/櫃檯辦公室 at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Mar 24, 2023
Dear aukahkay62, thank you for having a stay in Hotel Royal Chihpen. We are profoundly grateful to see you sharing your impressions and experiences from Hotel Royal Chihpen with other travellers. We appreciate all praise you gave, which is such a great honour for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards
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Musicfan0816 wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater Newcastle, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent facilities and great customer service. There is an open door to the attached balcony where can breath in fresh air and listen to the birds singing. Breakfast and dinner buffet are yummy, plenty food, fruits and drinks. Enjoyed the young artists' performance at night, refreshing, entertained and yet educational. Thumb up to the hotel using profits on local economy and employee education. Only got to stay there for 1 night, but would love to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from HRC-089510666, Guest Relationship Assistant Manager at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Musicfan0816, thank you for having a stay in Hotel Royal Chihpen. We are profoundly grateful to see you sharing your impressions and experiences from Hotel Royal Chihpen with other travellers. We appreciate all praise you gave, which is such a great honour for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards
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Andy F wrote a review Nov 2023
Devizes, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a large full service hotel with large outdoor pool and various hot springs facilities on offer. The lobby is large, the dining room large and uncrowded (there are several 1F restaurant options), and WiFi everywhere. The lounge bar serves (bottled) craft beer. My room was large and very well appointed. Large comfy bed & lots of toiletries. Enjoyed my stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 知本老爺 ALERT, 顧客服務/櫃檯辦公室 at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Nov 9, 2023
Dear AndyF430, thank you for having a stay in Hotel Royal Chihpen. We are profoundly grateful to see you sharing your impressions and experiences from Hotel Royal Chihpen with other travellers. We appreciate all praise you gave, which is such a great honour for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards
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A. Le. wrote a review Jun 2020
Stockholm, Sweden
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Man at front desk extremely rude, hotel did not respond to my review on google, so I wanted to make sure it is also here, as this was such a terrible experience. Horribly expensive and extremely dated, food was terrible and the service is just nasty. really not worth the money.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 知本老爺 ALERT, 顧客服務/櫃檯辦公室 at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Jun 15, 2020
Dear Tyww, thank you for having a stay in Hotel Royal Chihpen. As the criticism you mention about during your stay, we are sorry and we apologize for any inconvenience. We will immediately convey your review to the concerned departments for the future improvement.Thanks for your feedback. Yours sincerely,
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Luke Z wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Total relaxation with their hotspring service. The food collection is beyond your imagination. It has all the things you want for a resort. My wife and I had a great time there. One thing though is that it is a little far away from everything else, which can be good or bad :)
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from 知本老爺 ALERT, 顧客服務/櫃檯辦公室 at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear Luke Z, thank you for having a stay in Hotel Royal Chihpen. We are profoundly grateful to see you sharing your impressions and experiences from Hotel Royal Chihpen with other travellers. We appreciate all praise you gave, which is such a great honour for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards
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maptraveler wrote a review Dec 2010
Beverly Hills, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall this hotel/spa is way over-priced for the value and services that you pay for. If you are going to Chihpen, it is basically for the hot springs or the nearby national forest. Otherwise, there is little reason to come here. This hotel is reportedly the best in the area... but that is not saying much since most of the other choices are weak.

This hotel is quite expensive and a stay here will likely cost as much as or more than a stay at the Singapore Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong Four Seasons, or Taipei Shangri-la. But the service level and quality of the property are more comparable to Holiday Inn someplace in the US.

The best thing about the hotel are the on-site hot springs/onsens. There are 3 in total. Two are Japanese style, and are up to the standards of a high-end Japanese onsen hotel. Both of these onsen are Japanese style single-sex facilities where swim suits are not allowed; one pair is outdoors, and one pair is indoors.

The third onsen is Taiwanese style, meaning co-ed and swim suit required. This one is very large and includes various pools with different flavors, including chamomile, lavender, mint, etc.

There is also a nice large heated swimming pool and kid's pool, archery range, playground (but very dirty). The gym is small and very old with 20 year old equipment. The recreation area also includes a videogame arcade, pool tables, and internet stations. Wi-fi is free throughout the hotel. There is also a nightly dance show by the local aborigine tribes of Taiwan, which is pretty nice and entertaining.

The buffet has a nice large variety, made with excellent local ingredients, but the cooking is very ordinary. The lobby lounge has a limited menu with very weak cooking, and service is very slow as it took nearly half an hour for them to make a club sandwich.

We booked a superior family room (which cost about US$400/night), but it had no balcony and the view was obstructed by shrubs and many telephone wires. The room itself was rather bland, with no wall decorations, or even wallpaper. The lighting was cold flourescent in the bedroom itself. Rooms do come with deep soaking tubs made of stone that fill with hot spring water. However, overall the room seemed a little worn and more 3-4 star like, and not up to the 5 star room rate we paid.

Aside from the hot springs and the pools, all the common areas like the lobby, restaurant, elevators, etc were more 3 star like in appearance and maintenance. The hotel was completed about 18-19 years ago, and from the dated look of things, has not been renovated since it opened.

Service was quite poor overall. We had arranged for a pick up from the train station, but no one showed up with a sign to pick us up. We later found out that it was a "group" pick up with a few other guests in a van, and that they did not bother to wait a couple minutes for us to come out of the station, and so drove off without us. This fiasco resulted in us having to wait for a hotel employee van to pick us up, making additional stops, and delaying our arrival at the hotel by more than an hour. Getting off the van, there was no welcome, and we had to handle our own luggage into the lobby. By the time we arrived, after 2pm, all the restaurants were already closed so we could not have lunch. None of the many staff that we complained to offered any apologies or even any minor compensation.

So, in sum, it is a 3 star stay for a 5 star price. I would only recommend this hotel if you have already decided to go to Chihpen in Taitung County, as there are apparently no better options. But, I think there are better places to holiday than at this hotel in this area, since the Hotel Royal Chihpen does not offer any luxury or value.
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Date of stay: December 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Moonlight wrote a review Jun 2010
Los Angeles, California
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first visit to Taitung. We chose to stay at the Royal Chihpen based on recommendations from family and friends. First of all, consider this an all inclusive place, because there are no worthwhile restaurants or attractions within 30 minutes of resort.

The transportation from the train station: make sure you arrange for pick-up and drop-off with the resort at least one day in advance. The hotel will charge you for the transport, but the cost for the transport is reasonable.

The room: We booked a traditional Japanese style family suite, which was adequate in size, and very clean and comfortable.

The amenities: both the outdoor and indoor spas were great and very well ran. The massage at the indoor spa was wonderful. The miniature animal exhibit was fun for the kids, so is the mochi making demonstration and the archery sessions at the outdoor pavilion pleasing.

Over all, it is the best place to stay in TaiTung. Will visit again if in Taitung.
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Date of stay: June 2010
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Brian S. Pierre
Taiwan149 contributions89 helpful votes
I think so.
Answer from aphpixels
948 contributions155 helpful votes
From my understanding, some (but not all) of the facilities are available to the general public for a small fee, however best to email ahead and ask them about which facilities you were hoping to access. I'm basing this information on the fact that I recall seeing them selling gift vouchers for spa usage, so one would assume that this is intended for the general public since hotel guests have full access.
oscarthedog2015 asked a question May 2015
Tannum Sands, Australia140 contributions9 helpful votes
what is a malasadas.we don't have them in Australia .will be there in may allan
Momofconnie asked a question Apr 2018
3 contributions2 helpful votes
請問所謂兒童活動是什麼?費用多少?謝謝
aukahkay62 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Singapore, Singapore588 contributions123 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you attend the aboriginal cultural show nightly at 2030."
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Warren K wrote a tip Feb 2020
Surfers Paradise, Australia116 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Park view best"
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Mike W wrote a tip Sep 2019
San Diego, California21 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything is supplied at each spa/hot spring so you don't need to bring any robes/slippers/towels."
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David B wrote a tip Nov 2018
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom49 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use Zhiben station - 15 minutes by taxi to Hotel Otherwise Taitung main station is 35 minutes by taxi"
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Nancy C wrote a tip Aug 2018
27 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room in different direction would have different views such as view of swimming pool, birds, trees, so I think any room should be fine."
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C$264 - C$322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
183
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Royal Chihpen
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Nearby attractions include Taimali Kinchen Mountain (7.8 km), Zhibenwenquan (1.1 km), and Jhihben National Forest Recreation Area (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hei Song Lamb Hot Pot, Mashalu Ocean Restaurant, and Shengmujiankang Farm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Royal Chihpen have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Royal Chihpen offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Royal Chihpen?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Royal Chihpen offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Royal Chihpen?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Chinese and Japanese.
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