Your search for a hotel in Taipei that is near the Taipei or Ximen Station will probably bring up Taipei M Hotel – Main Station.
Eager to know whether the hotel will live up to your expectations?
Keep scrolling down to find out.
In this comprehensive review, I look at every aspect of what makes a great hotel stay, and where Taipei M Hotel – Main Station stands against that benchmark.
- 1 Short Verdict
- 2 Why Should You Trust Me?
- 3 Location
- 4 Room Condition
- 5 Staff
- 6 Lobby
- 7 Facilities
- 8 Breakfast
- 9 Final Verdict
- 10 Gallery
- 11 Travel Blogger Mentions
- 12 Contact Information
No Taipei M Hotel review can start without mentioning that the hotel is at a very convenient location for travelers.
If you want close proximity to Ximending, Ximen MRT Station, and Taipei Station, you will want to consider booking a room here.
The rooms at the hotel might seem a little basic for the price that you are paying for, but it has all the amenities that an average guest will need.
On the positive side, the hotel staffs are friendly and helpful. Besides, I was very impressed by the housekeeping staffs’ ability to uphold the cleanliness of the rooms daily.
However, people with a bigger build might find the bathrooms a little too small.
If you are a light sleeper, you might also want to consider looking at other hotels or request for a room far away from the lift lobby because the soundproofing of the rooms in this hotel is really bad.
In short, Taipei M Hotel is a good choice for travelers looking to stay in Taipei for just a few days. Its location makes it perfect for travelers who are planning to shop around the Ximending area.
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Why Should You Trust Me?
I was traveling around Taiwan – Taichung, Nantou, and Taipei for almost 2 weeks.
When I arrived in Taipei, I stayed in one of Taipei M Hotel’s Fashion Double Room while my parents and siblings checked-in to the hotel’s Luxury Family Room. We stayed there for 5 days and 4 nights.
Unlike many hotel reviews on the Internet, this detailed review was not paid for, nor sponsored by the hotel. It is an independent review of the hotel based on my stay.
Instead of being brought on a “press tour”, I explored hotel facilities on my own, took as many photos as I can, requested for basic services, and put forward common questions that any guest might have to its staffs just to evaluate their service.
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First things first, both Ximen MRT Station and Taipei Station are less than 10 minutes away from the hotel by foot.
For travelers exploring the city on your own, staying right next to Taipei’s main transportation hub and its busiest shopping areas is very convenient.
Around the hotel, you will find many eateries, restaurants, food stalls and convenience stores. Food is really the last thing you should worry about.
Travelers usually stay in the Ximending area for two reasons – convenience and shopping. Aside from the train stations, there are probably thousands, if not hundreds of stores and stores selling fashion items, tea, souvenirs, cosmetics, beauty products, and many, many more in the area.
The hotel, being so close to the shopping vicinity, acts well as a base for travelers who are in Taipei for a shopping trip. You can literally drop off the items you bought, catch a breather for a couple of hours, and be out shopping again.
Unlike some hotels located at the center of Ximending, Taipei M Hotel is further away. Thus, its surrounding streets are relatively quieter throughout the day, even during peak hours.
We stayed in the Fashion Double Room while my parents and siblings stayed in the Luxury Family Room.
Both the rooms were brightly-lit by yellow lamps. Of course, they had all the amenities that I would expect from any hotel in Taiwan.
The Luxury Family Room was very spacious, and the standalone bathtub in the bathroom caught my attention as I entered the room for the first time.
There is also a coffee table with two chairs beside it in the family room. Guests can use this spot to relax or to have a cup of coffee or tea after a day of exploring the city.
On the other hand, the coffee table is nowhere to be found in the double room.
When I stepped into my room, it looked pretty basic at first glance.
A queen-sized bed occupied one corner of the room. It took up the most space, leaving just enough space for a person to walk around it to reach the vanity table, the door, and the bathroom.
When we were laying on our bed, we could watch the television that was facing us directly. Naturally, the bed became the spot where we spent the most time when we were in the room.
The edge of the platform between the bed and the windows in the double room is starting to wear off. There were obvious attempts to keep it in place with tape. However, it didn’t bother me beyond when I first spotted it.
The rooms, despite their basic interior design, seemed new, and they lived up to our expectation. It was a pretty relaxing 4 days and 3 nights stay when we were there.
When we first entered our room, it was clean and there is nothing we could be picky about.
The room felt fresh, and surfaces in the room were spotless.
However, the floor was carpeted all across. After a few days of staying there, you cannot help but wonder how clean the carpets are since wearing shoes into the room would have brought in some dirt.
As for the bathroom, when we stepped into it for the first time, the floor and every other surface in it was dry and squeaky clean.
The hotel uses a stainless steel drainage that covers a wider surface than other hotels that we stayed in.
I think the wider surface area made the clogging of hairs to be less visible, giving the impression that the bathroom isn’t getting dirty as we shower.
If you want a nice view from your room, you might want to request for it from the front desk when you check-in. However, the chances are slim, simply because the hotel is surrounded by other high-rise buildings.
For the rooms we stayed in, there isn’t much to see from the windows. All I could see were rooftops of other buildings next to the hotel.
It’s not like it is easy to reach the windows anyway. In the double room, I can only reach the window by climbing onto my bed. The view outside is simply not worth the effort.
I was always more interested in what’s on the television than what’s out there.
The hotel does have a nice view, though, but only if you go to the rooftop on the 11th floor.
The bed was neatly prepared, waiting for our arrival.
As you can see from the photo below that was taken in the double room, the blanket even had very little creases on it.
Nothing to shout about if you are someone who is just looking for a place to pass the night, but it does show the attention-to-detail of the housekeeping crew.
The bed itself was soft, so are the pillows. Personally, I am not a fan of beds or pillows that are too soft, but I didn’t have problems falling asleep during the 3 nights I stayed at Taipei M Hotel – Main Station.
The blanket provided was light but kept us warm. Also, it was very comfortable to snuggle underneath it.
All in all, the beds are nice enough that we wouldn’t mind staying in the room all day.
Since we were staying in two different types of room, I got to see the differences first-hand.
I felt the bathroom in the double room was a little cramped. A thin glass wall is all that separates the shower from the rest of the bathroom.
I guess it’s best to describe the amount of space this way. You can have one person showering, another person using the sink, and a third person sitting on the toilet bowl at the same time.
That’s the maximum, and these people cannot be moving around unless one of them leaves the bathroom.
On the other hand, the bathroom in the Luxury Family room was more spacious. It also features a bathtub which doubles as the spot to get a shower.
Both the bathrooms were clean, and the housekeeping crew did an amazing job of making sure that they stay clean every day.
Taipei M Hotel – Main Station provides the following amenities in their rooms:
- Hair dryer
- Coffee and tea sachets
- Mineral water
Like many other hotels that we stayed in Taiwan, Taipei M Hotel over-delivered when it comes to amenities.
All the appliances in the room looked new, and there were all functioning well.
The toiletries were replenished and towels were replaced by the housekeeping staffs on a daily basis.
Aside from the bottled mineral water provided, the hotel also has a water dispenser at the lift lobby of every floor. The machine is a god-sent for guests who want to stay hydrated during their stay.
The rooms at Taipei M Hotel had poor soundproofing.
I stayed in a room right next to the lifts and water dispenser, and I could hear people’s footsteps and voices all the time.
There are notices in the corridor telling guests to keep their voices low, but most guests who are overly excited about sharing their latest adventures will probably ignore them.
As for noises from the street, I could barely hear any since I was staying on the 9th floor. Moreover, the street where the hotel is located was never busy.
The poor soundproofing didn’t affect me much since I fall asleep easily. However, if you are a light sleeper, you might want to request a room that is in a corner, far away from the lifts.
When you are checking into your room, the staff at the front desk will give you a simple set of instructions on how to connect to the hotel’s WiFi network.
From my room, I was able to discover many WiFi access points. There is also a port for wired Internet connection.
The following are my Internet speed test results during my stay at Taipei M Hotel:
As you can see, the download speed is very fast, and I had no issues watching online videos. The upload, however, was a little inconsistent at times.
When it was fast, I was able to backup all the photos and videos I took during the day to Google Photos. It was impossible to do so on some evenings.
To sum it up, the WiFI at the hotel is usable. Almost every traveler who is reading this review will have nothing to complain about its speed.
Our first encounter with hotel staffs was when we were checking in.
It was in the evening, and the front desk was quite busy with a few groups of guests trying to check-in.
Yet, the staffs did attend to us without letting us wait for long. The lady who was helping me to check-in did it in a very efficient manner. It only took around 10 minutes to get my key cards.
Not only that, but she also explained everything about the WiFi connection, how breakfast vouchers work, and some miscellaneous items about staying at the hotel within the 10 minutes.
During our stay, we didn’t need help from the housekeeping crew.
However, one of our neighbors had several requests. They probably needed some special assistance because they had to wait outside their room while the housekeeping lady resolves their issue.
I overheard the conversations. The housekeeping lady was very courteous with how she addressed the guests, and she was constantly updating them about what were the steps taken by her to resolve the issues.
In the breakfast area, however, the staffs didn’t look friendly on most occasions. They were greeting us and pressing the lift buttons for us, but we didn’t feel pleasant waiting around for long. It felt like we were troubling them.
Other than this, all was good.
The lobby, as far as I can recall, was simple and spacious.
As you step through the main entrance, the busy reception will be on your right. If you are going up to your room, all you need to do is to keep walking straight as the lifts are right across the lobby from the entrance.
There are a few couches for guests who are waiting. It didn’t feel cramped even during the busy hours when guests were checking out.
Although many luggage pieces can be seen at a particular corner during peak hours, there was still plenty of space for guests to maneuver.
Worried about putting too much into your luggage or simply curious to know the weight of your shopping haul? Well, Taipei M Hotel got you covered. They prepared a scale at the lobby just for you!
Right outside the lobby is a shaded area where guests can hang around with free-flow water, coffee or tea. It was a nice area to chill with friends and family members, especially in the evenings.
Some of the facilities provided by Taipei M Hotel – Main Station are:
- Rooftop sun terrace
- Fitness center
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box
- Meeting facilities
- Business center
- Ironing service
Since I was out exploring Taipei during my stay here, I didn’t get the opportunity to fully enjoy the facilities above.
I did, however, have a chance to check out the hotel’s rooftop sun terrace and its fitness center.
Taipei M Hotel – Main Station does not have a pool.
Gym / Fitness Center
There is a dedicated section on the 11th floor of the hotel where guests can have a workout using one of the treadmills or dumbbells. There is also a workout machine for strength training.
I wouldn’t call it a gym, though. It is more like a workout area in a common space shared with the hotel’s bar.
Rooftop Sun Terrace
The rooftop sun terrace is probably the most beautiful area in the hotel’s most beautiful area.
Looking back at the time when I was deciding which hotel in Taipei to book, the photo of Taipei M Hotel’s rooftop did capture my attention.
The deck of the rooftop was covered in artificial grass. There were tables, chairs, and swings where guests can chill, have a chat or eat their breakfast in an outdoor environment.
We went to check out the terrace on a sunny day, but it didn’t feel hot thanks to the breeze and also the roof sprinkler system.
The dining area for the free breakfast provided by the hotel is clean and equally spacious as the lobby.
I would say that the free breakfast offers a decent variety. The food they have is slightly different every day. However, I can imagine how guests who are staying longer at the hotel will get bored with the food.
For me, I felt the food provided was nothing to shout about, except for the fried noodles that I really liked. I had better breakfasts at smaller hotels or even hostels that I put up at during this trip.
One thing worth noting is that the trays at the breakfast buffet do not have labels, not even in Mandarin. I had some difficulties identifying some of the food items, but the service crew on duty was able to help me out.
The staffs in-charge of the buffet was also quick to clear used dishes and cups off our table.
Overall, I would conclude that Taipei M Hotel is a nice hotel to stay in, especially if you want close proximity to Ximending and MRT train stations.
The rooms are simple, clean and come with adequate amenities.
Be a little wary if I am a light sleeper, though. Unless you get a room in a quiet corner, you will be bothered by guests and their chatters as they walk across the corridor in front of your room.
The staffs were friendly, and they do take the effort when attending to requests put forward by guests.
Some guests might pick on the small bathroom in the Fashion Double Room, but for us, it didn’t really matter because the housekeeping staffs were able to keep it clean all the time.
Looking for a hotel in Taipei that is sitting in a convenient location and has all the amenities that you need? Taipei M Hotel definitely sits close to the top of the list of hotels in the area.
Travel Blogger Mentions
Jeng, a blogger from Arizona, United States, wrote about Taipei M Hotel in a blog post dated March 2017.
Aside from the photos that you can expect to see in a hotel review, Jeng also shared a tip on how you can pack food from around the Ximending area, and then have it at the hotel’s dining area. By doing so, you can enjoy your food with the free-flow coffee, tea or other drinks provided by the hotel.
Phoebe, a family travel and lifestyle blogger from Singapore, was in Taipei with her family after spending some time in Cingjing. They chose to put up at Taipei M Hotel.
Despite having a comfortable stay, there were slightly disappointed by the fact that the washing machines provided by the hotel were occupied with a long waiting list.
You can also read her blog post to enjoy the beautiful photos of the hotel that she took.
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For other inquiries, you can reach out to the hotel using the following contact information.
+886 2 2331 0065
No. 64, Section 1, Hankou Street,
108 Taipei, Taiwan.