We were staying in a spare hostel in Tainan (which was much cleaner than this hotel & comfortable). We needed a place to spend the night prior to a morning flight out and didn't want to spend much money. This was considerably less expensive than other places closer to the airport and we liked that they offered shuttles to and from the airport for free. At $97 including taxes, it wasn't exactly inexpensive--but we also wanted clean and safe. I felt totally safe in the hotel and it was fancy in an old-fashioned way and somewhat clean. The bedding seemed clean but the sheets only covered the mattress about 80% of the way to the foot of the bed--a little strange. The carpeting was ancient and not totally clean but had been repaired (visible patches.) There were a few hairs in the tub and bathroom when we arrived, but otherwise the bathroom seemed clean. (I took a tissue and moved them to the trash.) The oddest thing that happened was that my husband moved a lamp to try to turn it off and apparently blew a fuse in the room/suite. All the lights went out and I was stranded in a pitch black bathroom. He called the operator to report the situation and they gave another number to call. He had to repeat the situation and direct request to send someone up to fix it --a few times. They assumed we didn't know how to turn on the lights. After several minutes he went to look for someone to help and someone called me to let me know that the lights were on now--which they were not. But 3 guys came back with my husband and 10 or 15 minutes later they fixed it after various discussisons, etc. Whole thing kind of funny. The "executive King suite" was huge. The bed was comfortable. I slept well. Front desk people spoke English perfectly or well enough and seemed friendly. Neighborhood didn't seem special but it was interesting looking around on ride to airport. Breakfast was OK. Eggs were good. We had been spoiled with wonderful authentic Taiwanese food in Tainan and this couldn't compare, but was OK. There appeared to be lots of tour groups in the hotel--busloads, but the room was quiet. Elevators were really crowded in the morning as well as the dining room for breakfast. I recommend checking out early and eating early to avoid the crowds. I would look for other options another time but this hotel was interesting and kind of a fun experience. (There were teen dancers practicing in the hallway at night and a busload of Chinese doing exercises outside by their bus in the morning.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown hotel, free regular shuttle buses to Taoyuan International Airport and Taoyuan High Speed Railway Station , a 20-minute drive away and in the Taoyuan downtown,a 30-minute car ride from Taipei. Free internet access is provided.Free access to gym and sauna. Indoor swimming poor open seasonally . Almost all rooms have two double beds or a king size bed. Spacious, Comfortable, affordable, quality lodging!Restaurants and banquet halls serving western, Chinese, and Taiwanese cuisines.For guests who wish to use the free shuttle Airport shuttle service, please make a request directly to the hotel 3 days before arrival. This service is available only from 5:30am to 12:00pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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