FUWARD Hotel Tainan
Very good, convenient locationWe stayed there for 2 nights. We found Fuward to be a very good hotel. Our room was large enough for two persons. Big, comfortable bed, small table and chairs, TV set, wardrobe, bedside cabinets. Bathroom was very functional: both bathtub and shower, big washbasin and Japanese-style toilet. Everything was clean. Breakfast selection was very good and mostly tasty. Staff was bit too official for my liking but helpful and courteous. They provide a free shuttle for night markets (appreciated), but remember that you need to book it at least 1 day in advance. Location was very good for us - just opposite the Hayashi Department Store, close to the Museum of Literature and Confucius Temple. The bus stop of the route going to Anping fort is also nearby. Also convenient for the bus going to HSR Tainan station.
Stained bedsheetOld hotel opposite hayashi dept store. Good location. Hotel standard is just 3 star. Room is small and without window. There’s a musty smell typical of old building. Smell is terrible. Price is high as today is weekend. Twice normal rate
Good clean old hotel. Needs more plug outletsNot my first time at this hotel, but experience was the same as last time. The breakfast is less Western friendly than some hotels, but then you are not in Kansas anymore. There is still plenty of food to choose from, and good strong espresso. The staff were to the very last excellent, friendly, helpful and a good command of all things English. I never once had to ask someone to repeat themselves. The bathroom has a decent sized walk in shower, no shaving mirror, but lighting is adequate. My only gripe is the number of outlets. There were three that I counted, one behind the bed (night lamp), one by the desk (business desk) and one to the left of the TV, near where your suitcase would be stored. There is a safe in the room if you need one. The taxi to and from the HSR station is about 20 minutes and cost approx. 450 NTD. The hotel offers a shuttle service, but not 24 hours. Contact them about that.
back againwe stayed here in Jun and now back again in Nov. It is still a nice place to stay and we actually walk to the Nightmarket this time, about 30mins walk, or else, 100-120NT per taxi ride. Alternatively, you can prebook the hotel free shuttle at fixed timing. To us, breakfast is nice and they tweak their menu everyday. We also walk to the Tainan train station as this time we did not hire a car. Else it is about 100NT taxi ride to Tainan Train station. There are also buses available but we wanted to walk so that we can eat more at the night markets.
Mixed feelingOverall, I had a pleasant stay and would come back to stay. The room was clean, large and the bed was comfortable. The shower pressure was awesome. I had a really good sleep. They also offer free use of washing machine and dryer, which was an excellent service as it was very hot and humid, I had spare t-shirts in my backpack and I could wash the sweaty shirts before packing them back into my case. The breakfast was basic and nothing was special, but nothing was bad either. I would choose room only rate next time. At the time of check in, the reception staff introduced me their shuttle bus services to night markets and Tainan station. As I was not sure what time I was going to check out, I just took a note and did not take any actions. Next morning (my check out day), I asked the reception if I had to make a booking for the shuttle bus to the station and I was told that it was necessary one day in advance and same day booking was not accepted. When I looked at the time table again and had a careful read, there was a mention about one day advance booking, yes, it was my fault did not read it properly, but when the reception staff introduced the shuttle bus, she could have mentioned about the time limit of the booking. It was only like USD3 by cab to the station, it was not a big deal, but still I feel like a very important information was missed by the hotel staff.
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