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Tokyo, Japan
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55 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Empress Hotel is located near Tatung University and it takes 10-15mins from Minguan West Road station of Tansui-Xinyi Line. From Taipei station, I recommend to use taxi. This hotel is not large and elegant but reasonable. Then it is suitable for business use. Room is a bit of large, comparing with other business-type hotel in Taipei and clean. There is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Location is convenient. The airport bus 1961 drop off is 10 minutes walk to hotel. Yuan Shan subway is also nearby. Hotel is well located with the wonderful Expo Park and Maji Center to explore. Breakfast with local items is absolutely adequate.

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Denton, Texas
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Empress was probably awesome back in the day, but it's in serious need of a renovation in order to compete with modern hotels. If you're looking to stay in an old hotel that lacks all the interesting stuff about being old, this is your place. Pros : Bathroom had a bathtub, which was sort of cool. Checkout was easy... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

This hotel is alright. I stayed here for almost a week over Christmas and New Year's. As most people indicate, it's a good value for the money. Compared to other hotels that are overpriced relative to the value, it's actually a pretty good deal. Here you won't find a flat-screen TV. You won't find good towels, and you won't find... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The reviews point to one thing- its old but its clean. But with the Agoda price of just about US$ 60 a night, I took the chance. Hotels in Taipei have been very pricey nowadays and a clean decent hotel on good surroundings with a free buffet breakfast is worth a try. While the building is outdated, the corridors, bathrooms... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I have stayed at the Empress about 10 times over the last 5 years. My only complaint is that if you go in January, they have no heat. Normally Taiwan isn't cold, but temps can drop at night into the 50's in January and February. I asked at the desk if they could turn up the heat in my room,... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This is a review about my wife’s stay. She arrived from Viet Nam to be told that she did not have a reservation, they refused to call the local Taiwan office of the travel agency as “it would cost a fortune and you will have to pay for it” - after my wife called me back in Australia (at her... More 

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Shanghai, China
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109 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

I think it's helpful to approach a stay at the Empress Hotel in Taipei with realistic expectations as to what it is and what it is not. It's not a paragon of sophistication and refinement by any stretch of the imagination; it's also not the final, squalid circle of Hell as some reviews have made it out to be. While... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2013

The Empress Hotel doesn't live up to its name. It's over priced and in a word 'appalling'. We arrived a day late due to our HK flight from SF being diverted to Beijing and we're still waiting for our refund (2 weeks later) from the Empress Hotel. The bedroom smelt damp and no wonder there was a large damp patch... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

The hotel is quite expensive for what it offers, despite being located in a not so popular area. About 15 minutes walk from the Metro. Room was spacious. View was a backyard from the room that was not so pleasant. Only Oolong & green tea offered in the room. Coffee had to be purchased from outside. Reception staff provides travel... More 

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Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: No.14 The Hwei Street, Taipei, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Price Range: $77 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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