Charming Castle Hotel is a small hotel about a kilometer's walk from Shandao Temple MRT Station. The location is a bit inconvenient for tourists who plan to get around by MRT. But the hotel itself makes up for it with it's reasonably priced rooms. Our room, on the top floor (8th floor), which was about 3900NT, had a jacuzzi in the bathroom and a massage chair. The beds were comfortable, the air conditioning was very cold considering the cool weather. The hallway smelled of cigarette smoke but the room itself was very clean had no smells.
Breakfast buffet is included in the room charge. It is not a very big selection, and not an international menu. But it was adequate for me, because I'm Asian, I'm happy with rice, eggs, bread and a little meat for breakfast. And of course they served congee for breakfast as well. There was free wifi in the breakfast room, which is available to hotel guests even when breakfast is over and there is no food being served.
Next door to Charming castle are several restaurants with 100NT menus, meaning full meals (meat or seafood plus all the rice you can eat) that cost only 100NT but their menus are in Mandarin and we didn't know how to speak Mandarin so we couldn't order properly. Only from the limited selection that they had photos of. The food is still very good and very cheap, and late at night these restaurants are full of people eating and drinking till the wee hours of the morning. Despite this, the hotel rooms are quiet.
The front desk staff are helpful and friendly and did their best to communicate with us, despite our limited Mandarin. But they do not have bellboys so you have to take your luggage to room yourself. Which was easy for us as we had little luggage and they have an elevator.
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