The hotel is conveniently located at Ximending and is just a 5 mins walk to the MRT station. The entrance is a little discreet, but just keep a lookout for TGIF and walk a few doors down. The lobby of Swiio is actually on the 6th floor of the building, while the rooms occupy the higher floors. Only hotel guests are allowed to go up to the room levels with the key cards, so there is no need to worry about security. We arrived at the hotel in the wee hours of the morning and it was way too early to check-in, so we deposited our luggage bags with reception until we returned at night.
To be frank, I would not recommend this hotel for families as the rooms are very compact (i.e. small). We could barely fit our 2 luggages into the room! The rooms are also a bit dark and our toilet smelled a little.. weird. But nonetheless, the room and toilet was clean and the convenience of this funky hotel has won me over. There is also A LOT of good food and shopping in the vicinity, which is a major plus point for us.
P.S. If you feel that the room is small and you want to hang out with your group of friends for a beer or supper, the lobby is a cosy place for that! There is also a pantry at the lobby for storing your food items/ getting a cuppa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SWIIO hotel is located in central Taipei’s Ximending area, just 300 metres from Ximending MRT Station. Located 1 km from Taipei Main Station and Longshan Temple, the hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and an iPod dock. Modern rooms feature soothing pastel colours and come equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Tea and coffee-making facilities and a safety deposit box are provided. Hotel SWIIO is 1.5 km from Huashi Street and 6 km from famous landmark, Taipei 101. The hotel offers laundry services. Fax and photocopying is also available upon request. Luggage storage facilities are provided at the 24-hour front desk. ... more less
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