First the good stuff: great location (convenience stores, MOS Burger, McDonalds etc all nearby), modern-looking rooms, designer decor, taxi drivers had no problems finding the place. Kids loved the jacuzzzi and TV in the bathroom!
NOW for the not-so-good stuff: evidence of cheap/shoddy workmanship all over the room - socket was sparking (told reception, said they changed it, but no improvement), socket was dislodged from wall; housekeeping was tardy in cleaning - dust everywhere (on kettle, near TV cabinet, on the floor), cleaning ladies used our bath towels to wipe the floors, toilet seat - yikes!; one shower was all it took to wet the entire bathroom floor - design was great to look at, but obviously impractical; poor lighting in room and bathroom makes it impossible for the ladies to do any make-up; very little closet space.
Room was for 2 adults and 2 kids. A queen-sized futon mattress was placed on the raised platform, in addition to the king-sized bed.
Reception was somewhat helpful - able to understand English, but reluctant to speak the language.
Breakfast was standard (boring?) and unchanged throughout the 7 days we were there.
Very inflexible with late check out. Each additional hour is chargeable. NT350 per hour after 12pm was reasonable.
If hotel is not well-maintained, another six months is all it will take to look really run-down, which is a real pity.
Would recommend this hotel, but guests should be prepared for all of the above-mentioned
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Used to be a fashion media studio building, and we decided to continue its unique source. In 2008 it’s been lifted up and transformed to this lifestyle concept hotel in Taipei, which has successfully blends slick accommodation facility and innovative service experience, into numerous travelers no boundary souls.Hotel Eight Zone has 50 rooms in eight different deco features. Geometric and linear design, visual fluidity room layout, chic lighting atmosphere, all enriches your expectations in travel. Guanghua Digital Plaza and Huashan 1914.Creative Park is in walking distance. Taiei city MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station just minutes away. From delighted and interactive hotel services, to your best local travel insight guru. Hotel Eight Zone provides travelers more than just a room, but also a Free & Easy travel style. 8 Fun House- Operated by hotel’s dynamic and talented kitchen team. Provides seasonal, interesting and tasty cuisine. Committed to use seasonal and fresh ingredients to prepare healthy, creative dishes to our customers. 8 Fun Salsa- Hotel organized party activity, which taking place on every Saturday nights at the hotel lobby. With live DJ performing remixed Salsa music on site, we bring in the most sensational, urban style Salsa dance theme parties to Taipei. 8 Fun Cigar- An exclusive lounge place to echo your extraordinary taste. It provides selective Cuban handmade cigars, accompany with some small, independent winery products from hotel’s choice. In this exquisite space, we share the most indulgent lifestyle with local guest through the upmost relaxed enjoyment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 8 Zone
- Boutique Hotel Eight Zone