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Silks Place Tainan Review : Junior Family Suite


Tainan is known as Taiwan's cultural capital. 

Boasting the distinction of being the island's oldest city, it carries a rich history spanning more than four centuries. Traces of Dutch colonization, the enduring legacy of the Qing dynasty, and the imprint of Japanese rule can be found within this city. A mere 1.5-hour journey via the High-Speed Rail from Taipei transports you to this historical haven, making it a must-visit destination for those eager to delve into cultural heritage with a few nights' stay.

Silks Place Tainan

If you are heading to Tainan with kids, Silks Place Tainan is the place to stay. 

Silks Place Tainan

As Tainan City prepares to celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2024, this centrally situated hotel is an excellent option for a stay. Positioned right in the heart of Tainan and with a department store conveniently adjacent, it offers a prime location. The hotel is only a 15-minute drive from the airport and a 25-minute drive from the HSR station, providing unparalleled convenience for guests. With 255 well-appointed guest rooms, it's the perfect choice for those seeking a comfortable and hassle-free stay.


There is a big reception area to check-in. 

Reception at Silks Place Tainan

Next to it is T-bar for those who need a drink while waiting.


There is also a library for those who prefer a quieter setting. 

If you look around, you can spot several wild boar sculptures around the hotel. 


Overall it is a big and inviting lobby which is befitting of Silks Place Tainan's 5-star status. Official check-in time is at 4 pm and check-out is at 12pm.

 Silk Place Tainan Room Types

Rooms are available on Regular floors (5-11) and Silks Floor ( 12-14). Silks Floor rooms will have access to Silks Lounge.

There are options for King Beds and Two Queen Beds for guests with a capacity of 3 o 5 pax per room.

The Room: Junior Family Suite

Wild Boar

We checked into the Junior Family Suite. At the lobby of each floor, you will encounter another lot of wild boar sculptures.

This room, clad in a light brown hue, is inspired by Japanese style with modern vibes. 

Sitting Area

There is a sitting area that doubles up as a day bed with a large sitting area/desk and walk-in wardrobe. At 52.9 sqm, it offers a generous space for up to 4 pax.

King Bed

For this configuration, only King Size bed is available. If you look closer, the side lights look like calligraphy brushes. The room can be separated from the living with a Japanese-inspired sliding partition.

Tatami Area

There is a tatami sitting area that gives you a zen-like look. It can double up as a sleeping space when needed. 

View from the rOom

There is a large size poster window with a pool and city view that adds charm to this cosy corner.

40 inch TV

Two 40-inch smart TVs with free in-room are in the room. 

Aiello SPot

Talking about smart, there is also an in-room virtual concierge "Aiello spot" (similar to Google Assistant) that doubles up as a Bluetooth speaker and radio.

A minibar and kettle with complimentary water, coffee and tea are provided. 

Sparkling Tea

We love the sparking tea provided in the mini-fridge.

Double Sink

The bathroom, it is spacious, with separate spaces for showers and toilets. The Toilets are equipped with Japanese bidet technology.

It also comes with an oversized bathtub.

Large bathtub

Bathroom amenities are provided, so you need not bring your own.


Overall, we love the space and the setup. It feels like a mini studio apartment, though we reckon families who need double beds to consider the Junior Suite instead. If you are driving, there will be a complimentary lot provided for the room.

Welcome Fruits

Exclusive Offer for Singapore Guests from July 1st 2023, to 15 Jaun 2024. You will receive a complimentary buffet breakfast in the morning. Price stars from NT 8,600 +10% (when you book for two). Make your booking here.

Silks Place Tainan Facilities

Now let's check out the other facilities in the hotel.

Silks Lounge (14F)

Silks Lounge

The Silks Lounge is open for guests who booked the Silks Floor rooms. 

Silks Lounge Tainan

French patisserie is served daily during tea time. Halal cuisine for Muslims is also available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pre-orders are needed for these meals.

Silks Lounge

Fitness Center (4F)

Fitness Center

If you need to work out during your stay, the fitness centre is open. With free weights and cardio equipment, you will be able to maintain your health regimen during your stay.

Kids Club (4F)

Kids Club Silks Place Tainan

This large kids club will appeal to Junior guests. From board games to PS4 consoles to foosball to books to read, your child would be happy to spend a couple of hours here.

Pool and Lawn (4F)

The Lawn

The Lawn and pool are the heart of Silks Place Tainan. 

When we were there, it was always bustling with activities, especially the pool.

Silks Place Tainan Swimming Pool

Silks Place Tainan Restaurants

There are some good restaurants at Silks Place Tainan. We had a chance to try a few of them during our stay.

Robin's Grill (1F)

Robin's Grill
Western Breakfast is served at Robin's Grill. 

Robin's Grill interior

It is a buffet set up with a combination of Western delights and some local dishes.

Tainan Beef Soup

We recommend trying the Tainan beef noodles. 

Plenty of space to sit, but a place by the window would be great if you are in a group.

Western Buffet at Robin's Grill

Alternatively,  head to the 4F Banquet rooms for traditional Tainan dishes. We heard the choices there were as delightful, if not better, for those who prefer Chinese food.

Traditional Tainan food on 4F

Robin's Teppanyaki (1F)

We had the pleasure of dining at Robin's Teppanyaki for dinner. Our dinner was in a private room that had exposed red bricks, giving it an industrial vibe.  Dinner was the Teppanyaki Suumer Set Menu with prices starting from NT $2580.

Robin's Teppanyaki

The main dishes were prepared and presented by the chef and team in front of you.

Dare to try seahorse?

The appetisers were Atu Fried Fish, Marinated Tuna and a Seahorse. I was apprehensive about the Seshorse since it was my first time trying out one. Interesting, it was crunchy without much meat in it. Not too bad, I have to add.

Other dishes we had were Abalone with King Oyster Mushroom, Mud Eel with Butter and Mashed Yam.

The main one we chose was the Iberico Cap 4 oz which was surprisingly tender.


The chef put on a show with the Eel with Sansho Fried Rice. Eating Teppanyaki is akin to enjoying a show, as you can see from how the chef made the rice.

The Fried Rice was as delicious as it looks.

After a few more dishes, it is safe to say that we had our fill.

Other than the meal, you have access to the salad bar and dessert station, ala carte buffet style.


Glass House (4F)

Glass house

The Glass House is more for chilling rather than a meal. 

Glass House

Get a cocktail here, or if you are brave enough, try their 108 shots pagoda tower. 

108 shots pagoda

There are 108 different flavours in the tower for you to indulge in, perfect for partygoers.

108 shots padoga

If you prefer something milder, there are the 36 Strategy shot drinks. 

Glass House 36 Shots

For this sampler, you even get to play a game of rising bamboo Chinese fortune sticks. Basically, you just drink whatever is on the stick drawn.

36 Shots


Silks Bar Hopping Bus Tour

Silk Bar hopping Tour

If you think you need more drinks, the Silks Bar Hopping Bus Tour is perfect for the evening. Grab a few friends and head to a bar-hopping bus operated by the hotel every Friday and Saturday. This tour is also open to non-hotel guests.

Open Top

This open-top neon-lit bus will take you to 7 of the most unique bars in Tainan, and it costs NT1980 per pax. Along the way, you will play games on the board, and the wrong answer will get you a shot.

Bar Hop

At each destination, guests will be offered drinks outside the bars. If you are a party animal, you will love this unique bus tour.

Around Silks Place Tainan

Department Store

Shingkong Mitsukoshi

There is a department store, Shinkong Mitsukoshi, located just next to Silks Place Tainan. This is perfect for those who want to do a little shopping.

Dadong Night Market

Dadong Night Market

Taiwan is popular for night markets, and a visit to a Night Market for street food and games is a must. Dadong Night Market, located 10 minutes away, will be the perfect place with its numerous food options.

Yongle Market Street Food

Guo Hua Street

We always fancy trying out authentic Tainan food. A visit to Yongle Market satisfied our cravings. The market is about 6-minute drive or 20 minutes walk from Silks Place Tainan.

Sweet Treats

From sweet treats to Pig tongue dumplings, this has to be one of the more traditional Taiwanese street food that we tried.

Pig Tongue 

Worth a visit for foodies!


Build in 1900

T-Bar is co-run by the Silks Group. While you are exploring the cultural side of Tainan, why not drop by The Old Tainan Magistrate Residence?

Exploring Cultural side of Tainan

The Old Tainan Magistrate Residence is a historical residence with roots in the Empire of Japan.

Old Magistrate Residence

 Originally built in 1900 as a residence for Tainan Governor Ima Konicihi, it has seen various transitions, including a concert hall. The building itself retains the original facade of the past with English colonial architectural references.

Shop at MRLC

Today, it is known as Magistrate Residence Living Center (MRLC), which houses exhibitions, a store and T-bar. An interesting place to visit, given its historical significance and architectural design.

T-Bar Meal


To be honest, we did not expect Tainan to be such a vibrant city. From its cultural heritage to unique bars to street food, it has a different feel to Taipei. While Taipei is more modernised, Tainan is more old school.

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As for Silks Place Tainan, you get to enjoy all the modern perks while being surrounded by these old-school charms. This makes it the perfect stop for families, couples or explorers setting food on Tainan for the first time. 

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