Four Points Taipei Linkou

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Old Aug 26, 18, 10:16 am
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Four Points Taipei Linkou

Stayed at this new hotel over the weekend on the Opening Rate of TWD 3,999 including breakfast.

This will probably be my go-to hotel for one-nighters while starting my Cathay tickets ex-TPE (I never liked the Novotel Taoyuan, and had been staying at Four Points Zhonghe previously).

My CX flight touched down in TPE at 19:40 and was at gate by 19:45. Got off the plane and went through immigration and customs, and was out in the Arrivals Hall by 19:55. Walked over to the "Departures" side of Terminal 1, and then went down two levels to the Taipei Metro Station. Caught the Commuter Train leaving at 20:07 (TWD 60 to get to A9 Linkou Station). Was at Linkou Station in 15 minutes. The Four Points Linkou is just across the street from Station Exit 2. Checked in and was in my room unpacking by 20:30. That's the fastest plane-to-room time for me ever in Taipei.

I had booked a standard double room, and was pre-upgraded, as Platinum member, to a deluxe double room. I inquired if there were any king bedrooms available, and the attendant switched me over to the last one (also a deluxe category). There were no studio suites to be upgraded to (fully booked), so I am not sure of the upgrade policy here for Platinum members.

Three restaurants are open: Eatery for western, a Chinese restaurant, and also the Lounge. I only tried Eatery for breakfast in the morning. Must try these next time. I did a quick run in the gym; pool and sauna will not be open until at least one month later. There is a small shopping mall called Global Mall across the street (where Linkou Station is); I did not get a chance to see what was there. A Family Mart is a half-block from the hotel.

Eatery for breakfast...quite a good spread of Western, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese choices. Egg station. Many pastries to choose from. Self-services coffee machine.

All in all, this is a good hotel. I like the convenience and close proximity to the Airport. Photos are below.


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Old Aug 26, 18, 10:21 am
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Special in-room gift for Platinum members was SIX bottles of Evian water!


Don't see many of these as standard in hotels rooms...an alarm clock with an NFC charger for mobile phones.
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Old Aug 26, 18, 2:32 pm
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I would avoid this place anytime, this place has no respect for their customers. Had me on hold for 20 mins and hangup after. Worst experience ever.
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I stayed at this property again this past weekend, and was upgraded to a Studio Suite on the 11/F. There should be four suites on this floor in the corners of the building, and each being able to connect to a standard room.

The suite has a partitioned living area with a daybed/sofa, an arm chair with table, and a second TV mounted on the wall. The closet adjacent to this living area is of a generous size.

Still six bottles of Evian in the room, which seems to be the "standard" water offered in the suite.

The bathroom has twin vanities (vs. single vanity for the bathroom in the Deluxe Room), but is otherwise identical in all other aspects.

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Great photos, thanks!
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Old Oct 5, 18, 11:13 pm
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I noticed they sell 'Club' rooms ... I am guessing this is in name only and their is no lounge or club (i cannot find a reference to one.)?
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...Walked over to the "Departures" side of Terminal 1, and then went down two levels to the Taipei Metro Station....
Thanks OP for the review. Note that this hotel and the TPE Taoyuan airport is on the Taoyuan Metro, not the Taipei Metro.

The 2 systems intersect in I think 2 - 3 different places (1 Taoyuan Metro station (A2) intersects 1 Taipei Metro station and another one (A1) intersects with 2 Taipei Metro stations) but you do have to exit/re-enter. If you use a stored value card (e.g. EasyCard) it works on both systems.

TPE Airport Express Finally Opens on 3/2! CI & BR Provide Downtown Check-In discusses the Taoyuan system.
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