Westgate hotel – stylish hotel with superb location in Ximending

This time in Taipei, we had a short stay in Westgate hotel located at Ximen mrt.  We took the Kuokuang bus from Taoyuan airport to Taipei main station and via a one-stop MRT to Ximen station.  Our hotel was located just a minute walk from Exit 6.  Don’t worry about dragging your luggages as there is elevator and lift.

The Westgate hotel has its own building unlike some hotels that are located on certain floor of a building.

Once you push open the wooden door, you can see a high ceiling and stylish lobby with cozy seating corner at a side, and the reception counter right in front.

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The lobby has some interesting and fun art decor, like the high ceiling installation with the cute flying fat man, stainless steel sculpture, and the ‘Westgate Teddy Bear’.

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Next to the reception is the Unwind Bar and Restaurant that serves the buffet breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. There is also a bar if you need a sip to unwind at night.

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The common facilities are located on the second floor.

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The gym is bright with floor to ceiling glass windows. Mineral water and towels are also provided. Do you notice that the lower bottom glass is filtered ?  This is to provide privacy for ladies while working out.

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Business centre and relax area with coffee machine.

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Self-laundry service and even ice dispenser for a cold drink !

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Do note that the lift is accessible with your room card and only to your floor only !  I always like to take a peep when the lift opens as each floor’s lift area is uniquely designed with art installation.

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There are a total of 121 rooms within the hotel with various room types- Cozy, Deluxe, Premier (Double/Twin), City View Premier (Double/Twin), Dual Queen, Premier Dual Queen, Executive Suite, Grand Suite (Double/Twin).  We have the luxury to check-in to the Grand Suite.

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Oh, this comfortable king size bed indeed gave us a good night sleep !  Next to the bed is the iPod and iPhone stereo and alarm clock.

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The Grand Suite room is elegantly designed, bright and well equipped with toiletries, slippers, hair dryer and even a Nespresso coffee machine.  Pretty spacious with a sofa and a writing desk.

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The room is designed thoughtfully with little touches to make your stay more comfortable.

Surprising pleased to find the air-con adjustment panel just beside your bed – saving you the trouble to get out of the bed to adjust the air-con.  Most importantly, the air-con outlet is not facing the bed.

Multiple power points for you to charge your phone, camera.

I love the way they separated the bathroom, toilet and washing basin. The bathroom has a bathtub and multi-functional shower stall.  You can even enjoy rain shower with massage jets to relief your tireiness !  The toiletries are good quality ones – Oliva.

Different color mugs to avoid confusion and even the slippers have different colors !

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Besides the usual complimentary coffee and tea bags, you can also enjoy Nespresso coffee, snacks, pineapple tarts and can drinks.

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The lovely mascot – Dragon !

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If you stay in the Suite/Executive room, there is also complimentary dessert and drink.  Two slice of cakes and coffee/tea are being served for each guest !

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Westgate also offers family room – Premier Dual Queen with 2 double beds.  The room is pretty spacious too and the best part is there is double washing basins and separate bathroom and toilet.

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This is the twin bed room.  Really like the layout of the room with the island style washing basin and the rotatable mirror.

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You can even pull the curtains to have undisturbed sleep or more privacy !

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The breakfast buffet offers a wide selection of hot food, salad with different dressing, cereal, bread and toast with jams, fruits, yogurt, soya milk, taiwanese porridge and even the braised pork rice – yummy !

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The Westgate hotel’s location is indeed unbeatable – very convenient for shopping and eating.  The famous Ah Zhong mian xian is just a stone throw away from the hotel !  The impeccable service and little thoughtful touches in the room really make the stay really comfortable and enjoyable !  If you like to stay in a good quality accommodation in ximending with less than 1 minute walk to MRT,  Westgate will be the preferred one !  Look out for their hotel promotions in the Westgate website !

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