This was my 3rd stay in this hotel within the last 8 months.
The rooms are dated, but are bright and clean. My room 518 was not as spacious as my previous room, but was still roomy enough. Bathroom was very spacious with good toiletries. Free water, free wi-fi, comfortable bed.
There were plenty of staff at the entrance (up to 4), always ready to assist.
Taipei 101 is about 20-25 minutes away on foot. Taxis are also fairly cheap. There is a large food court with lots of choices at reasonable prices. There are plenty of cafes & bakeries.
For a memorable dining experience, go to The Top restaurant at YangMingShan, about 40 minutes away by taxi. Wonderful setting and views, and a variety of food which you can grill yourself or cook in the hot pot.
Breakfast at the hotel had enough choices of the basics. There just were not any memorable dishes. How about some of those famous Taipei dumplings?
The one big disappointment was the food at the lower restaurant. I have ordered both the noodles & fried rice, both were bland and not tasty. It was like average home cooking, not what you expect at a restaurant. My colleague's lasagne looked awful, a horrible lump of brown glug, & after a few spoonfuls was abandoned.
I have eaten at the upper restaurant twice, ordering the steamed dim sums. The place was mostly empty both times, with staff standing around, not pro-active.
eslite mall is about 10-15 minutes away, and we ate at a wonderful restaurant there. It is a pleasant walk around that area with the old tobacco factory & old buildings turned into shops or eating places.
Overall a comfortable stay at a reasonable price, would still come back to this hotel, but would avoid the lower restaurant.
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