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Hotel Papa Whale

No. 46, Kunming Street, Wanhua District, Wanhua, Taipei 108 Taiwan
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#19 of 94 hotels in Wanhua
"Industrial Revolution" of hotels in Ximending HOTEL PAPA WHALE Crafted elaborately by Hai pa Wong Group, the leader of catering & restaurant of Taiwan As whale is the largest mammal in the ocean, it inspired Hai Pa Wong to name the hotel as PAPA WHALE Symbolic of free style swimming by the blue sea, Exterior is decorated with galvanized zinc plate which crafts a simple style A masterpiece of old building renovated by two Taiwanese designers Yuan & Yeah with unique tastes, SOHO urban & Yuppie ambience full of the whole space
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
423Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
31Attractionswithin 0.5 km
485Reviews20Q+A30Room tips
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Ica Dy wrote a review Jan 2021
Baguio, Philippines1 contribution1 helpful vote
This got to be one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. As you arrive at the hotel the transfer pick-up that was arranged by the hotel was great. The person driving was extremely kind and he helped us to carry all our luggage and even offered to tour us around. The concierge is really kind, sadly I was not able to get the name. They were extremely accommodating. The interior of the hotel is so pretty and the rooms were comfortable and homey. The first day, the heater was working but the second day, it broke down and my mom had to ask someone to help us fix the heater. The staff was apologetic and gave us a new room to stay in and apologized for the inconvenience, and it was even an upgrade from our original room. He was willing to help and will do anything in order for us to have a memorable stay. He is one of the best staff that this hotel could have, The hotel also has a breakfast that comes with it and the food is phenomenal. The hotspot for breakfast every day is so good, the coffee tea duo is unbeatable. The place was extremely clean but it is self-service. There are staff to accommodate you if you need help, just a few walks there is a place that sells shaved ice dessert and it is soft and delicious. The hotel is also situated in an area where there are already a lot of shopping centers and around 10 minutes walk in order to go to the train station. The location is perfect and Taiwan is pretty small which taking the train is more than enough to explore the city.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Janeytale wrote a review Sep 2020
99 contributions40 helpful votes
Hotel is located within walking distance to ximending which is really convenient. It’s like a container concept and room and bathroom were quite good. Only thing is the shower door is rusty so that’s a bit disgusting. Breakfast is at the hot pot restaurant next door. Simple yet delicious. Not much Taiwanese food but the lu rou fan was pretty good
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Robin C wrote a review Sep 2020
Sunnyvale, California6 contributions8 helpful votes
We checked in on Sep 17 2020. The front desk lady “Sherry Chen” had a rude attitude towards us during our check in process. We were applying the government’s travel reimbursement (安心補助) and had many confusions. She did not have any patience towards us nd was reluctant to explain any detail. Need a way better training!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Poohbear8204 wrote a review May 2020
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions5 helpful votes
My 1st time staying here and the room caught my attention as is located at basement and I was like wow when enter the room which is like a cruise theme big spacious room for me to rest and a big TV infront of my bed to let me enjoy my movies. Noise level is at the minimum and Toilet is definitely big enough. They do provide hotpot breakfast which I just get to know(but not at the moment cause of covid 19) and there is coin laundry washing machine for guest to use. Is walking distance to ximending shopping area and there is a drinking place just beside the hotel. Receptionist provide good information and all are friendly👍👍👍😊 I Wii be back to stay at the same room when I am back.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Darren Lo wrote a review Mar 2020
Taipei, Taiwan31 contributions20 helpful votes
周末入住台北西門Whale Papa,雅緻雙人房:時尚的簡約工業風設計,愉快的周末。入住期間,特別感謝前台蘇先生的細心協助!有機會會再入住!Mr.Lo Especially express my appreciation to the assistance from Mr.Su in front desk during our staying 3/14. General speaking, the decoration and service,scale are above the average hotels.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
2 Helpful votes
US$28 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Papa Whale
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Papa Whale?
Nearby attractions include Ximending (0.2 km), VAR LIVE TW (0.4 km), and Tianhou Temple (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Papa Whale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Papa Whale?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Papa Whale?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Papa Whale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Modern Toilet Restaurant, Mala Yuanyang Hotpot, and Tiantian Limei Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Papa Whale?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Papa Whale?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dalongdong Bao An Temple (3.1 km), The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (6.3 km), and Taipei Confucius Temple (3.0 km).
Is Hotel Papa Whale accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.