SOF Hotel
Newly renovated
Free Wi-Fi

SOF Hotel

No.52, Guangfu Rd., Central Dist., Taichung City 40045, Taiwan, Central District, Taichung, Taiwan, 40045
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    SOF Hotel Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (1101 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "It was a very heart warming stay as the staff were warm hear..."

    ho

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    September 18, 2018

    9.1
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 92% of guests

    Things you’ll love about SOF Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 280 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Taichung

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.5
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Taichung Park330 m
  • Paochueh Temple2 km
  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts2.01 km
  • National Museum of Natural Science2.45 km
  • Fengjia Night Market5.48 km
  • Luce Memorial Chapel8.24 km
  • Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden8.54 km
  • 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan11.21 km
  • Kaomei Wetland22.81 km
  • Wuling Farm68.75 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Booked 25 times since yesterday | 20 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Value for money8.7
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportTaichung Airport (RMQ)
    Distance to airport15.1 km

    Rooms available at SOF Hotel

    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Balcony with Bathtub
    Deluxe Balcony with Bathtub
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Double Balcony
    Deluxe Double Balcony
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Executive Suite Room
    Executive Suite Room
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Quadruple Room
    Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Family Quadruple Room
    Family Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • 2 double beds
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    Economy Double
    Economy Double
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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      Deluxe Double
      Deluxe Double
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        What people love about SOF Hotel

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "One of the best hotel in central Taichung."

          JOHNNY

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          November 26, 2018

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "Everything is perfect, especially the design and space."

          Siew

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          January 9, 2019

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Staff were very attentive."

          Mei L.

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          January 9, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional

        "The room was clean and neat, provided everything we needed."

        Alice

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        January 10, 2019

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        What they offer

        8.8
        Excellent

        "My first sight was this is an unique design hotel."

        Siew

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        January 9, 2019

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        Reviews of SOF Hotel from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (1101)Booking.com Reviews (1027)
        8.6
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        10
        Cleanliness8.8
        Facilities8.1
        Location8.5
        Service9.1
        Value for money8.7
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Lianna from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Economy Double
        Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

        Love love this Hotel”

        The hotels design is absolutely gorgeous, with an open roof at the top so when it rained it was so pretty to watch from the landing. The room was so comfortable and well designed. The staff were very nice and the hotel offered free snacks as well. The location is close to convenience stores and restaurants and a short walk to the Taichung Main Train Station. I really appreciated that they encouraged energy saving and only cleaned the room when we needed it. Which I think overall is better. Would stay in this hotel again on my next trip!

        Reviewed April 05, 2019

        Hello Lianna~ Thank you so much for the high score. It's our pleasure to have you here! I'm receptionist Chelsea, hope to see you again soon.

        Responded April 12, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Crystal from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Superb stay!”

        I was initially shocked when the building looks like an abandoned old building from the outside. It was a designer's hotel indeed in the inside. Everything was great and customer service was friendly. Comfy bed and bathroom. Definitely will stay again if i have the chance to travel to TaiChung.

        Reviewed March 26, 2019

        Hello Crystal~ Thank you for your compliment! I'm receptionist Chelsea, hope to see you again soon.

        Responded March 28, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        QUIRIN from Malaysia
        Group
        Family Quadruple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        A Unique Hotel ”

        Stayed for 2 nights here. The staffs were friendly, room was spacious. Walking distance to Yizhong night market & Miyahara Ice Cream shop. Free snacks. Minus point is only the light is too dim for us ladies to put on makeup :-). Overall it is a good place to stay.

        Reviewed March 22, 2019

        Hello QUIRIN~ Thank you for your suggestion! We will definitely change our lights. I am receptionist Chelsea. Hope to see you again soon.

        Responded March 23, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Hyesoo from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Wonderful staff I never met”

        The hotel lobby is beautiful and good for taking pictures. And the staffs of hotel so kind and nice. Especially 美玉 and Ray are so fun and friendly. Also one staff helped us to reserve the restaurant instead of me. It was a great hotel to stay.

        Reviewed March 14, 2019

        Hello Hyesoo~ Thank you for your compliment! It's our pleasure to help you. I'm receptionist Chelsea. Hope to see you again soon!

        Responded March 15, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        7.6
        Very good
        kin from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Economy Double
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        Very good”

        Very good design of space, modern design in a traditional area . One of a kind. Wish there was a chair though

        Reviewed May 19, 2019

        Hello kin Thank you so much for liking SOF Hotel. We'll consider having a chair it the room. Thank you Please come again.

        Responded May 26, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rachel from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        Fantastic stay”

        Is near to Taichung railway station , may be less than 15 min. Not recommended dragging luggage and walk to the hotel as the road is not very smooth. The room is spacious. Have free flow drinks. Next to the hotel has a very good massage call 夏都养生馆. And near tourist places and night markets like Yizhong night market and Zhonghua Night Market .

        Reviewed April 27, 2019

        Hello Rachel~ Thank you for the high score! Our loction is very convenient and have much to experience! Thank you for choosing SOF and hope to see you again soon.

        Responded April 28, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Siew from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

        Highly recommend”

        My first sight was this is an unique design hotel. Everything is perfect, especially the design and space. Location is good, just walking distance abt 5 minute from Taichung train station, a lot of bus station nearby, convenient store is nearby too. I like the toilet the most, room is very clean, oh ya, there is a huge TV in the room :) If you prefer a quiet hotel, this is your choice. Will be back to SOF next time if I visit taichung again

        Reviewed January 09, 2019

        Hello Siew, We are thankful that you chose us for this journey of yours in Taichung. It has been our honor to serve you.Thank you for your valuable advice! I hope we can once again provide the best service to you! See you next time : ) Mii, front desk staff

        Responded January 26, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Randy from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Balcony
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

        Unique place, Value for money”

        This hotel will give you the goosebumps when you see it from the outside. It looks like an abandoned hospital from the outside, and as you approach the entrance, it looks like it has been abandoned even before the building was completed. But as you enter, you will be greeted by the warm and friendly staff, and you start to realise that rustic look of the building is an intended design which is very intriguing. Dont get me wrong, the design was done gracefully and the whole place felt very unique and welcoming. Cleanliness was good, bed was comfortable and price very reasonable. If there's one thing i didnt like, its the lighting in the room; they're a little too dim (but i guess it's part of the overall theme), hence a bright light as an option for guests who'd like to do reading etc in the room. Overall, highly recommend this place and for the price, you cant go wrong.

        Reviewed December 11, 2018

        Hello Randy^^ Thank you very much for your stay at our hotel. It is our pleasure to see your satisfaction with us. I look forward to your next visit to our hotel. Looking forward to meeting you next time~~

        Responded January 04, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Tan from Singapore
        Group
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

        2nd floor rooms belongs to us! ”

        We travelled in a big group, 7 rooms in total and they accommodated us by arranging most of our rooms on the same floor. All done over the counter without any prior arrangements. And just ask the staff about any food recommendations nearby and they are more then friendly to intro! Thumbs up to the service from the staffs. 尤其是晚班櫃檯的美女 😍 The rooms were totally clean and such a unique building from the outside and inside. Love the wooden planks design near the bed. Ample of space to layout 2 luggages too. Lots of good food nearby within walking distance as well. Will definitely come back here when back in tai-chung.

        Reviewed November 28, 2018

        Hi Tan I'm glad you choose SOF, thank you for your satisfied with the front desk service, If there is a chance to come to SOF again, you can note on the booking need to arrange the same floor room ahead of time, is beneficial to reduce the waiting time. Anyway, I'll tell the night shift staff that you said she is very beautiful and thanks you guys's snack snd drink :)) Mii from front desk.

        Responded November 30, 2018
        SOF Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Yu from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Cool looking hotel”

        Room is spacious enough for me. Very near all the night markets. Design of hotel is cool too. Will stay again.

        Reviewed May 08, 2019

        Hello Yu Thank you so much for liking our hotel, it's our pleasure to have you here. I'm Claudia. Thank you Please come again!

        Responded May 26, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        CHIA from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Family Quadruple Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        NICE AND CLEAN ”

        NICE DESIGN , GREAT FOR MONEY VALUE AND CLEAN

        Reviewed May 03, 2019

        Hello Chia~ Thank you for the high score! It's our pleasure that you have a great experience during your stay here. Hope to see you again soon!

        Responded May 04, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        8.4
        Excellent
        Gwen from Singapore
        Couple
        Economy Double
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

        Nice industrial design ”

        Everything was great, except that the cleanliness of the room could be improved. There were quite a bit of dust and strands of hair lying around. Staffs were super friendly and more than helpful. Loved the design especially. Will recommend to friends :)

        Reviewed March 29, 2019

        Hello~ Gwen thank you for your comment we are glad that you like our hotel, and we'll improve our cleanliness problem. thank you so much, I'm Claudia from the front desk please do come again!

        Responded March 29, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        7.6
        Very good
        Graham from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

        Designer Hotel Shabby Chic”

        The design of the hotel which recycles an old building into a cool pad will not be to everyones taste. Personally I loved the concept and the new rooms in Black & Wood were very stylish & comfortable. No restaurant but free tea coffee and snacks 24hours a day is a nice touch. 5 minutes walk to loads of bus routes. 10 minutes to Taiching Station. I would stay again

        Reviewed March 16, 2019

        Hello Graham~ Thank you for liking SOF! Hope to see you again soon.

        Responded March 16, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Cecilia
        Couple
        Economy Double
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Great!”

        I stayed at SOF with my husband for one night, both of us were so satisfied and happy for this decision! The hotel is so well designed, our room (609) is not big with comfy and perfect for two people, all facilities that we saw are new and clean, even the shower head, no any water stain left! There’s a small but enough open bar in ground floor where you can find tea bags, instand coffees, hot and cold water all the time. No breakfast available from the location but very easy to find it nearby. Who will arrive with car need to be awarded that the parking place in collaboration with them is not the one in front but the one of an outlet department store nearby, 100NTD per day. We fortunately found a public parking space just next to the hotel coz it’s free from 18:00 to 20:00. Overall, well recommended and we’ll def. go back for next occasion!

        Reviewed February 24, 2019

        Hello Cecilia~ 609 is our economical room. Economical rooms is smaller and also the cheapest rooms in SOF. Maybe you can try our standard rooms or balcony rooms. They are bigger and more comfy to stay over night! Also, we will serve breakfast in the near future. Our menu is under discussion right now! Thank you so much for recommending us. I'm receptionist Chelsea. Hope to see you again soon.

        Responded February 25, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        8.0
        Excellent
        Mandy from Malaysia
        Group
        Economy Double
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

        Good Design Hotel”

        Somehow this hotel might look a bit creepy from images. Totally worthy to have a stay on this fantasy design hotel and we were so surprised and impressed when arrived there. The room is clean and comfort, toilet are clean. Location wise just the right point, you may just walk cross to zhanghua bank street can easily access with bus station, but a bit hard to look for night market snack food. Oh yea! they do provide tasty and hot soy milk on the dining area, it was so warmly to us on every morning.

        Reviewed September 16, 2018

        Hi Mandy,I'm thankful that you chose us for this journey of yours in Taichung. It has been my honor to serve you. The soy milk is from traditional market,we're really happy about you like it,Hope that we can once again provide the best service to you! Mii from front desk.

        Responded September 18, 2018
        SOF Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Valerie from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

        The Best”

        It was an amazing stay at SOF with extremely friendly and helpful staff! The extra mile one of them went impressed us - we were looking for a certain item but were unable to find the past 5 days in Taiwan. When we told the front desk staff about it during a chat session, she offered to purchase it for us from the store near her house! (If the hotel manager sees this, I wish to compliment this lady from Taipei with the shoulder-length hair at the Front Desk who worked afternoon shift everyday we were there 18-22Jul. Sorry I forgot her name. She is the most helpful and sincere hotel staff I’ve ever encountered.) The other situation was that we sent our clothes for laundry service and forgot to clear the pockets of about NT 3000. The next day, the clothes were returned with the stack of notes removed from the pocket. The honesty of the Laundry staff was deeply appreciated. Needless to say, all in all, the superb experience made our Taichung stay even better!

        Reviewed July 30, 2018

        嗨嚕Valerie~~ 非常開心看到您的留言及給予了我們這麼多好評,謝謝您這麼喜歡我們旅店。能服務好每一位客人是我們最重要的工作職責。我是櫃台人員小玉(就是您說的來自台北中長髮的那位服務人員喔^^~~),不知道後來小姐到超市買的東西口味有沒有是一樣的合不合小姐胃口^^ 另外很感謝您提到我的服務部份,能服務到您們這麼nice的客人又這麼親切真的是我的榮幸,與您們聊天真的感受到很開心自然,希望有機會我們還會再見面,歡迎再度蒞臨這特別的植光花園喔~期待再遇到可愛的您們^^

        Responded July 30, 2018
        SOF Hotel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Valerie from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Overall review for a New Hotel”

        Stay here for 4 nights, pleasant place to spend our time in Taichung. Pretty new hotel which open around Feb 2018. Staff was extremely helpful and makes us feel welcome throughout our stay. Top recommendation for visitor who plan to visit Taichung

        Reviewed July 23, 2018

        Hey Valerie~ I'm thankful that you chose us for this journey of yours in Taichung. It has been my honor to serve you. You guys are relly kind and lovely :))) I hope that we can once again provide the best service to you! Mii from front desk.

        Responded July 25, 2018
        SOF Hotel
        8.0
        Excellent
        Michael from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Economy Double
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

        Unique and cosy but seems more like hostel”

        Our 2 nights stay was quite enjoyable except for the bed size. They mention it’s sufficient for 2 adults and a child but we felt the bed is too small for 3. I almost fell of the bed a few times. Cleanliness wise quite ok for hostel standard but not yet hotel level. Notice that reception also double as cafe staff. Also, all their staff are female and seems to be quite young, even the cleaning lady, are like around 20s or lower. First time encounter this in hotel line. Unique hotel design, very rustic and art feel. Will recommend to stay but do take note on the bed size for family.

        Reviewed February 16, 2019

        Hello Micheal~ Maybe you made a mistake. We never said such thing as "it’s sufficient for 2 adults and a child". We only told you: Sorry, we are unable to provide you king size bed for you, all double room types are standard double bed type, and remind you that because of the small room size, you can not provide extra bed service, thank you. These words are still in our dialogue record. Sorry for the inconvenience you went through. We recommend you to book a two-large-bed room next time if you bring a kid older then 6 years old. Thank you for choosing SOF and hope to see you again soon.

        Responded February 17, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Aria from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Overall great experience ”

        This place has a walking distance to public transportation (train station, bus stops). The hotel itself seems like being seriously renovated, however, it still owns its historic characters, which makes It’s a very charming place. A few things that can be a small setback is the lack of outlet assess near bathroom area so it is very inconvenient after shower when I style my hair using hairdryer. Another thing is the destinc smell on the air that I noticed when I am about to wake into the elevator to upstairs, though if you like the smell of beer you should not find it offensive.

        Reviewed February 03, 2019

        Hi Aria, Sorry for the inconvenience you experienced. We will try our best to improve it. As for the smell in the elevator, the floor was made from elm, a precious tree lives in Taiwan that will release essential oil. That's where the smell come from. It's actually good and won't do any harm to your body. Thank you for taking your time to leave your comment. I'm receptionist Chelsea. Hope to see you again soon.

        Responded February 10, 2019
        SOF Hotel
        6.4
        Good
        Clarice from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

        Good”

        Despite the rundown exterior building, hidden inside is furnished with a minimalistic design! Very cool concept! Rooms were clean, not very spacious but still alright. Drinks/snacks is provided at the dining area. Overall it's reasonable for the price, the only downside is that the location is not quite convenient.

        Reviewed January 20, 2019

        Hi Clarice, Thank you for your comment and sorry for your inconvenience. Our location is pretty convenient actually. there are a lot of bus stop and a night market near by. Train station is only 10 minutes walk away. Next time if you don't know how to get here or are lost of direction, we're always here to help. I'm receptionist Chelsea. Hope to see you soon again.

        Responded February 10, 2019
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