The only good thing about this hotel is its location. It is right in the heart of all of the touristy stuff in Taipei and close to lots of places to eat.
The eighth floor room we had was very small and damp. The room was under an eave and felt very cramped. The windows were covered in permanent condensation and the air conditioning was on constantly. We had no control over the a/c, as it was run centrally. The bathroom was OK, though the shower was walled off and you had to climb up and over into it - very strange and a little hazardous. The floor of the room was a little dirty and did not get cleaned at any point during our stay. On the last day we came back to find that the cleaner had forgotten to lock our door after leaving. The door itself had a clear two inch gap between it and the floor, so the smell of smoke and the noise made by other guests came into the room.
There were huge numbers of tour groups, so the lift was out of action many times and actually broke on us once. The doors had a tendency to quickly shut and hit you.
Breakfast was a travesty. Bad smelling noodles, vegetables and cheapy white toast. We didn't bother going down after the first morning. I have lived in China and Hong Kong for quite some time and this is one of the worst I have seen.
The staff were also clueless. They seemed not to know anything of the local area and were unable to help in most situations. They also enforce a very strange 3 pm check in time, so don't arrive earlier than then. They charge 3,600 NT a night for the room we had at full price (we actually came on a deal), which is basically extortion.
Don't bother - go somewhere else.
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