Westgate Hotel Review (Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan)

We stayed in Westgate Hotel during our trip to Taipei in September 2015. Hotel is generally clean and comfortable. We opted for executive room but our only complain is there is only a really small window with no view at all. Hubby blamed the "lack of sunlight from window" causes us to wake up late everyday but I think we are just generally pretty good in sleeping.


Room is a good size for Ximending standard. There is a queen size bed, shower, toilet, TV, and a separate living area on a platform. In room safe is provided for safekeeping of expensive items.

Bed-queen size.
Separate living area.. pretty cosy
Toilet with multiple cool function-heated seat etc
Shower head has good water pressure but the space is quite small. I can't hang my clothes in the shower room as the water will splashes on my clothes. This is how small the shower room is...
Coffee and tea making facilities and wine glasses
Complimentary drinks in fridge

Some complimentary titbits - once off as it was not refill on subsequent days.


Amenities included bathrobe, toiletries, hair dryer..

Bath robes
Baby cot and baby bath tub is available on request.


As for facilities, there is a laundry room (which is one of the reason we opted for the hotel), gym and business centre. 

All the facilities are located on Level 2.

Second level
Laundry room- our most visited facilities. Open 6.30am to 10.30pm daily.
Price NT 50 for washing (30 minutes) and NT 10 for every 10 minutes dryer (we used about 50-60 minutes for each wash load). Washing powder is complimentary and can be obtained from reception at Level 1. 
Laundry room- washer and dryer
Ice making facilities available at laundry room
Gym room
Complimentary water and towel in gym room with magazines to read.
Business Centre- complimentary coffee and water

Do note there is no parking on site for the hotel's guest.


Complimentary with password provided in the room. 


Breakfast is included in the room package so we had our breakfast at the hotel. The selection is good and food is not bad as well.

Cold section- salad
More selection for salads
Topping for salads or we just ate it on its own
Hot dishes- noodle ,egg, etc
Steamed bao
Hot food- vegetable, meat, fried potatoes
Condiments for porridge
Braised meat rice- a local favourite
Selection of breads
Hot drinks- coffee from machine. This is good
Fruits and more hot drinks
Drinks- selection of juices
Vitagen and yogurt

Overall, we had a pleasant stay at the hotel. And did I mention about its superb location. It is merely less than 5 minutes walk from Ximen MRT Station Exit 6. It is really easy to get around using MRT and because of its central location at Ximen MRT, one could get to many places in just a few stops (to name a few- CKS Memorial, Taipei Main Station, etc). On top of that, Ximending is just so bustling and happening that you can go down, had something to eat, shop, watch street show, go back to hotel and rest and go down to enjoy the "young" atmosphere again. Shops at Ximending opens till late so can practically shop anytime. There are a few shops that open 24 hours as well (7-11, Watson).

A good choice if you wanted somewhere central, near to MRT, lots of attractions nearby, wanted to get your laundry done and clean comfortable room.


  1. That’s a great looking hotel. They have a real modern aesthetic going on. It’s cool that the drinks and snacks were complimentary – much better than the system we have here, where you have to pay eight dollars for a drink! The food also looks amazing. I’m definitely going to consider staying here if I ever go to Taiwan.

    Danielle Richardson @ The Hoste

    1. Definitely. It is a modern hotel, clean and very strategic location in the heart of Ximending. Have fun if you are going to Taipei.


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