We brought our 12 month old baby to Taipei for Xmas and New Year 2014; and we feel truly happy and blesses to stay at GraceHome, which made our trip so easy and unforgettable.
As we have a young baby, we definitely looked for the most convenient location while still staying away from noise - which seems impossible, but GraceHome made it happen. Just steps away from 3 different metro line station while tucked in a quiet residence area (just a block from the noisy main road), we were able to move around in Taipei easily and my baby can sleep soundly at night. There are supermarket, pharmacy, foodie street just around the corner. The most pleasant surprise is that literally you cross the street, you arrive at Daan Forest Park which entertains both adults and kids. A huge playground suitable for young baby like my son and older kids is just perfect for parents travelling with kids; every day we brought my son to play the swing and he loved it! A big lake full of birds is located in the centre too.
Food is something that you can't miss out when you are in Taiwan! Christine (owner of GraceHome) brought us fresh local fruits and famous snacks when showing us in our room and she even went down to buy baby snack for my son. The rice crack she gave to my son is the ultimate favourite snack of my son - which would keep Jim busy for half an hour in the high chair while we could enjoy our meals! Thank you Christine!!! Yongkang Foodie street is just 10 mins walk with stroller and you get all the snack /decent restaurants you want, not to mention the most famous Ding Tai Fung (1.5-2hours waiting time is expected though!!!!)
The room itself is very cosy and feels like a home. What we like about is that a partition separates the living room and bedroom; so when my baby got to bed at 8pm, we can still watch a movie - much better than a hotel room!!! We could also do some laundry too. The kitchen is well equipped though we ate out most of the time. Daily cleaning is provided and the room is very secured. You may leave your stroller in outside commune area so you don't sacrifice your own space.
The driver GraceHome provided was very polite and professional and drove with attention since we have the baby with us. In car wifi is also equipped.
Again we wanted to thank Christine and her staff for our lovely staying and we will definitely come back for our next visit. Meanwhile we highly recommend to any families with kids and you simply can't find any other place better than here in Taipei! Lastly we are also happy to be the first French family who stay there and I am sure it is just the beginning :)
Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai!