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What foreigners think of Taiwan’s hotels

The Grand Hotel is pictured in this photo taken in Taipei on July 21 last year.

Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Liberty Times

What do foreign tourists think of Taiwan’s hotels? According to a recent survey done by HotelClub, a well-known Australian Web site for booking hotels, W Taipei has “the Best Hotel Bar After Dark,” while The Grand Hotel is considered Taiwan’s “Most Traditional Hotel.” The more fairly priced Ambience Hotel and Yomi Hotel were voted “Most Futuristic” and “Best Hotel to Take in the Night Markets” respectively.

Jonathan Starkings, HotelClub’s director of commerce, says that 30 hotels were selected to be included in the survey, and that the voters not only included members who had previously stayed at the hotels but also HotelClub mystery shoppers. The results of the survey are now available to HotelClub members to use as a reference prior to traveling to Taiwan.

HotelClub was established in 1996 and currently has six million members. There are hotels in 7,400 cities on its Web site, and they have 75,000 rooms on average that are available to members.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)






1. book v.

預訂 (yu4 ding4)

例: Have you booked tickets yet?


2. after dark prep. phr.

入夜 (ru4 ye4)

例: It is not safe to go out alone after dark.


3. mystery shopper n. phr.

神秘顧客 (shen2 mi4 gu4 ke4)

例: Mystery shoppers have reported that the restaurant is unsanitary and the service is terrible.


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