The Hondo is a very good hotel unfortunately not in a very good location unless you need to be across the road from the enormous new stadium. Getting to the Hondo will cost you about $50 (US; Canadian; Australian) in a taxi from the airport or $3 pp on a comfortable coach style air conditioned bus. If you get the bus from the Evergreen bus company it stops at a crossroads downtown and then it is about a 15 minute walk to the Hondo. The local buses are air-conditioned, cheap at only 15c flat and frequent. The subway/skytrain is efficient priced according to distance/sections travelled to but still cheap 20c to 50c and fast but the subway station is down by the crossroads which means a long walk after a busy day. Everything of interest is a long, long walk.
The staff are efficient.
There is a printer with the free computer to print out your next hotel or air fare confirmations.
The folks in Taiwan are very friendly and helpful. You cannot stand longer than two minutes before an English speaking Samaritan steps forward to assist you with directions or instructions on how to use the fare machines in the subway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capital Hotel Arena (Former Hondo Hotel), functioning as a hotel, a resort and a business place, is situated within busy Nanjing E Rd. business area. With convenient transportation, Shin-yi area, where big malls, Taipei 101, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei Arena, night fairs, and other business areas are, are just blocks away.A business or tourist friendly hotel situated in the middle of everything from shopping malls and museums to religious temples. The guest rooms are trendy and equipped with telephones, mini bars, and air-conditioning. Wake up to a complimentary breakfast from the restaurant or just grab fresh pastries and an espresso from the coffee shop. The business center can accommodate corporate gatherings and meetings so conducting business should be no problem. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hondo Hotel Taipei