Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Marriott | Marriott Bonvoy
Reload this Page >

Fairfield by Marriott Taichung, Taiwan [Master Thread]

Fairfield by Marriott Taichung, Taiwan [Master Thread]

Old Apr 18, 19, 8:52 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Taiwan
Programs: IHG Spire Ambassador, Marriott Platinum, Hilton Gold, oneworld Emerald
Posts: 1,126
Fairfield by Marriott Taichung, Taiwan [Master Thread]

Anyone stayed there? How is it? Looks like a decent value for points, but rating on Marriott is quite low.
barracuda93 is offline  
Old Apr 18, 19, 9:43 pm
  #2  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Programs: UALifetimePremierGold, Marriott LifetimeTitanium
Posts: 68,465
Rating is 3.7 out of 5. Not great but not horrible. Category 1.

Hotel website:

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rmqfi-fairfield-taichung/

"
Minutes away from Feng Chia Night Market"

If you stay there, please do a trip report after your stay. Thx!

​​​​​​​Cheers.
SkiAdcock is offline  
Old Apr 18, 19, 10:14 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SFO
Posts: 3,499
Does Fairfield by Marriott provide breakfast in Asia? It says breakfast there is a fee. I mean the Fairfield in the Americas donít necessarily have the best breakfast but at least itís provided.
myperks is offline  
Old Apr 19, 19, 4:18 am
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Taiwan
Programs: IHG Spire Ambassador, Marriott Platinum, Hilton Gold, oneworld Emerald
Posts: 1,126
Originally Posted by myperks View Post
Does Fairfield by Marriott provide breakfast in Asia? It says breakfast there is a fee. I mean the Fairfield in the Americas donít necessarily have the best breakfast but at least itís provided.
I stayed in one FF so far, in Surabaya, and got free breakfast.
barracuda93 is offline  
Old Apr 19, 19, 9:01 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Toronto (YYZ)
Posts: 6,147
Originally Posted by barracuda93 View Post
I stayed in one FF so far, in Surabaya, and got free breakfast.
ALL FF's offer free breakfast to ALL guests.
imverge is offline  
Old Apr 19, 19, 10:37 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: HKG
Programs: CX DM, SPG Pt, Le Club Accor GO, Shangri-La GC Jade
Posts: 1,327
I stayed there few months ago. It's a nice hotel, new and clean.

Yes it's within 10 minutes walking distance to Feng Chia Night Market, and I think it's a must-see for Taichung. But relatively speaking the location is a bit off from the city center so you may need to take a taxi in and out of the hotel when going to other sightseeing points
Breakfast is so-so in South East Asia's standard, choices are limited but it's ok
barracuda93 likes this.
sscywong is offline  
Old Apr 19, 19, 7:10 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,636
Looks to be a reasonable distance from both Taichung Airport and the High Speed Rail Station.

Can anyone feedback on the fitness centre? Does it have a treadmill, elliptical, and/or a stationary bike?
Fly Me To The Moon is offline  
Old Apr 19, 19, 8:37 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Programs: Accor Platinum, SPG Platinum
Posts: 918
Originally Posted by Fly Me To The Moon View Post
Looks to be a reasonable distance from both Taichung Airport and the High Speed Rail Station.

Can anyone feedback on the fitness centre? Does it have a treadmill, elliptical, and/or a stationary bike?
I am here now. Itís not so convenient for tourists and is mainly geared towards business people. The one thing nearby is the night market but for everything else youíll need to keep getting Uber (cheaper than taxis). Itís 25 - 30 mins to get to the centre / bikeway (a must try!) and Flora expo. If you tried local buses it would be at least double the time.

Rooms are nice and new with comfortable beds (not too soft, not too firm).

Gym - self access with key, treadmills yes, bikes I didnít see. Bottled water there.

Apart from location issues, the breakfast is OK (and always included) but repetitive after a few days. We didnít receive ANY housekeeping over 3 nights. It appears that the DND switch is confusing with only the bell light on outside door indicating if DND is on or not and the light is white or yellow, not green/red. And sometimes compared with Master switch you donít know which way to put the DND switch. The hotel is trying to solve this issue but it meant no housekeeping!

If youíre on a business trip, itíll be ok as long as you have a room away from the highway (noise) but the hotel said they will replace the windows on that side later. If youíre on a leisure trip I probably wouldnít recommend it unless you have organised tours booked that can pick you up from the hotel. Itís better to wait for Le Meridien mot open, which will be near the central station. Apparently a JW could be in the pipeline too.

Finally, there was a 1-hour membersí drinks while I was there. Director of Sales was around (didnít see GM). Wine, beer in cans and 1 savoury snack and 2 types of cake to nibble on. They say they may repeat it once a fortnight / month but not sure yet.
yorkboy24 is offline  
Old Apr 19, 19, 11:48 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SFO
Posts: 3,499
Originally Posted by imverge View Post
ALL FF's offer free breakfast to ALL guests.
apparently the FF in Seoul does not provide breakfast so that was why I asked. Itís good to know that this one does. May try it next time Iím in the area.
myperks is offline  
Old Apr 20, 19, 7:39 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Toronto (YYZ)
Posts: 6,147
Originally Posted by myperks View Post


apparently the FF in Seoul does not provide breakfast so that was why I asked. Itís good to know that this one does. May try it next time Iím in the area.
Good to know.
imverge is offline  
Old Apr 22, 19, 8:39 pm
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Taiwan
Programs: IHG Spire Ambassador, Marriott Platinum, Hilton Gold, oneworld Emerald
Posts: 1,126
Originally Posted by sscywong View Post
But relatively speaking the location is a bit off from the city center so you may need to take a taxi in and out of the hotel when going to other sightseeing points
There is not much to see in Taichung anyway, not a tourist destination really.
barracuda93 is offline  
Old Apr 22, 19, 8:42 pm
  #12  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Programs: UALifetimePremierGold, Marriott LifetimeTitanium
Posts: 68,465
Originally Posted by yorkboy24 View Post


I am here now. Itís not so convenient for tourists and is mainly geared towards business people. The one thing nearby is the night market but for everything else youíll need to keep getting Uber (cheaper than taxis). Itís 25 - 30 mins to get to the centre / bikeway (a must try!) and Flora expo. If you tried local buses it would be at least double the time.

Rooms are nice and new with comfortable beds (not too soft, not too firm).

Gym - self access with key, treadmills yes, bikes I didnít see. Bottled water there.

Apart from location issues, the breakfast is OK (and always included) but repetitive after a few days. We didnít receive ANY housekeeping over 3 nights. It appears that the DND switch is confusing with only the bell light on outside door indicating if DND is on or not and the light is white or yellow, not green/red. And sometimes compared with Master switch you donít know which way to put the DND switch. The hotel is trying to solve this issue but it meant no housekeeping!

If youíre on a business trip, itíll be ok as long as you have a room away from the highway (noise) but the hotel said they will replace the windows on that side later. If youíre on a leisure trip I probably wouldnít recommend it unless you have organised tours booked that can pick you up from the hotel. Itís better to wait for Le Meridien mot open, which will be near the central station. Apparently a JW could be in the pipeline too.

Finally, there was a 1-hour membersí drinks while I was there. Director of Sales was around (didnít see GM). Wine, beer in cans and 1 savoury snack and 2 types of cake to nibble on. They say they may repeat it once a fortnight / month but not sure yet.
Thanks for the detailed review. Much appreciated.

Cheers.
SkiAdcock is offline  
Old Jul 9, 19, 4:04 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 3
I stayed here a bit more than a month ago, breakfast was great. Definitely worth the 7,500 points at the time per night... I believe it's got insane value for just a category 1, now it's a category 2, it's still an awesome choice.
gahafa is offline  
Old Jul 9, 19, 4:22 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SFO
Posts: 3,499
Originally Posted by gahafa View Post
I stayed here a bit more than a month ago, breakfast was great. Definitely worth the 7,500 points at the time per night... I believe it's got insane value for just a category 1, now it's a category 2, it's still an awesome choice.
wasnít this place a category 1 back in April? Was this a mid year unannounced increase? No more category 1s in Taiwan anymore after the Beitou properties and now this one.
myperks is offline  
Old Dec 21, 19, 3:06 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Programs: SPG Platinum, Marriott Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 218
Hi does anyone has email address of Fairfield taichung , either front desk or reservation team ?
shevboyz is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: