Hotel Papa Whale

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Ningxia Night Market
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Hotel Papa Whale

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Superior Quadruple Room, 2 Double Beds, No Windows

Overview of Hotel Papa Whale

8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
46, Kunming St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, 10842
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Comfort Single Room, No Windows

  • 13 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bed

Elegant Double Room, No Window

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Elegant Triple Room, No Window

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Comfort Double Room, No Windows (on basement floor)

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Family Room (6 adults), No Windows

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Double Beds

Superior Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, No Windows

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Comfort Twin Room, No Windows (on basement floor)

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Superior Quadruple Room, 2 Double Beds, No Windows

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Ximending
  • Ningxia Night Market - 21 min walk
  • Lungshan Temple - 2 min drive
  • Huashan 1914 Creative Park - 3 min drive
  • National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall - 4 min drive
  • Daan Forest Park - 4 min drive
  • Zhongxiao Road - 5 min drive
  • Xingtian Temple - 5 min drive
  • Taipei Arena - 6 min drive
  • Grand Hotel - 7 min drive
  • National Taiwan University - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Taipei (TSA-Songshan) - 25 min drive
  • Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) - 39 min drive
  • Nangang Station - 11 min drive
  • Taipei Main Station - 16 min walk
  • Wanhua Station - 22 min walk
  • Ximen Station - 9 min walk
  • Beimen Station - 9 min walk
  • Taipei Subway Station - 14 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • 馬辣鴛鴦火鍋專賣 - 2 min walk
  • 花嘴廚房 - 8 min walk
  • 旺角石頭火鍋 - 5 min walk
  • 鄭記豬腳飯 - 8 min walk
  • 福州世祖胡椒餅 - 10 min walk

About this property

Hotel Papa Whale

Hotel Papa Whale is only 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for TWD 1300 per vehicle one way. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Also, Taipei 101 and Shilin Night Market are within a short drive. Fellow travellers say good things about the overall property condition. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Ximen Station is 9 minutes and Beimen Station is 9 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 335 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Self-service breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Water dispenser


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Self-service breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately TWD 250 for adults and TWD 250 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TWD 1300 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
Property Registration Number 575-1

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Papa Whale offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Papa Whale does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Papa Whale?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Papa Whale?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Papa Whale?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Hotel Papa Whale.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Papa Whale?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TWD 1300 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Papa Whale?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Papa Whale?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Hotel Papa Whale like?
Hotel Papa Whale is a short 9-minute walk from Ximen Station and 18 minutes' walk from Lungshan Temple.



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4/10 Fair

very bad breakfast
Very disappointing breakfast . stay for 5 days everyday not only cheap and same food but the food served was far below a normal hotel standard . 30% was cold appetiser . pre covid this hotel served steamboat buffet was far beyond expectation . Room basically never vacuum . Full of thick dusts on all the metal railing , lamp light etc . when u on the light you can see all the dust flying in the air .
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I love this hotel very much. Walkable distance from airport expreas station, Beimen station and Ximen station. Morning buffet was amazing. I stayed 3 nights and they served same meal but it was ok. I wish they add more vegetable on ths salad. I stayed in the smallest room but good size to open my suitecase and hung clothing. There are two shower heads in bathroom and rain forest shower was so pleasant. Washing machine with vending machine was helpful too. Strage service after check out is useful.
Mari, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff were helpful and efficient
Chwee Leng, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Good location, can walk from the hotel to Ximen. Would appreciate if the staff would be more helpful for the customers.
sasithron, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staffs are nice but the wifi connection is not so good
Ching Yin, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were really helpful , decor is great and they even have laundry and dryer available at common areas for use!
Mindy, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cigarette smoke smell in the room
2 our of the 5 nights there was heavy smell of smoke. Complained to front desk but they did not do anything. Just sprayed room airfreshener which did not resolve the issue.
Jane Marie S, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Overall good
Overall good stay. Good points: 1) reception staff Howard and Chris were exceptionally good. 2) rooms good size 3) good ice cream shop 4) close to airport MRT Down points: 1) walls a bit thin and can hear noisy neighbours ( plenty of them ) 2) ppl congregate and talk loudly in corridors outside room at 0800 onwards in morning Summary: I used to stay at another hotel chain but now I will definitely strongly consider this next time I stay in TPE .
Chung-Yiu, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Keith, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Christabel, 2-night trip
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