Being frequent visitors to Taipei, this would have to be the best hotel we stayed in. We really dont stay in very pricey hotels and would really try our best to search the internet for hidden gems. This one is absolutely precious. It is not expensive. I think we paid about 65-70$/night for 5 nights. The rooms looked like new, not too big but spacious enough. The best part about it?
Location! From the airport, just hop on the airport bus that will bring you to the Xindian MRT station. The hotel is right across the station, where the bus station is also located. No need to ride taxis which charge expensive fares. We loved the fact that the airport is just within reach because of the airport bus which makes its first and last stop beside the hotel. Taipei has also become within reach because of the MRT station across the hotel. Friends have said that Xindian is quite far from the city center, but if you just literally cross the road to get to the MRT, who cares!
Around the area, there are several Family Marts and 7-11s, a Mister Brown Cafe, there is also a milk tea place at the ground floor of the hotel. There is also a Mc Donald's nearby, and a nice massage place a few minutes down the road. Another good thing about this hotel is that it is located beside the Bintan Lake. This was just awesome. You get a good view of it from your hotel room, and walking there during the early evening was fantastic. the lake is lighted up giving you a fantastic scenery. There is a bike and jog trail beside the lake, plus several cafes and restaurants. You may also want to walk through the suspension bridge which brings you to the other side of the lake. This would make for a good stroll in the evening. Me and my wife even went for a walk in the dead of the night and never felt scared at all.
We are not fans of Taiwanese cuisine, though, so we never really cared much for their breakfast. The staff spoke basic English but I couldnt say that they were really friendly.
It is not the Bellagio, but because of convenience and location, it is really just perfect for us!
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