I stayed here for three days. And forgive me for this thorough review but I know there are people who seek a little more information than the usual.
As for the location, the hotel is along Changchun Road, and very easy to find. It's just about a 2-minute leisurely walk from the Evergreen airport shuttle drop-off/pick-up point in Nanjing East Road, and about four from the Nanjing MRT station; faster if you take the side street shortcut.
There's a 7-eleven at the main road corner and a Cosmed right across, beside it is a Dante Coffee branch. If you take the side street beside the hotel, it will lead you directly to the Nanjing East Road MRT station, and along the way you'll pass by: Hooters Taiwan; Les Suites Hotel and below it are Movenpick and Subway; McDonalds; a Family Mart; a local bakery; and Brother Hotel.
To get to the Taipei Main Station, you have to go to Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, the next station from Nanjing East Road on the Muzha (brown) line then ride the Bannan (blue) line to the Taipei Main Station, which is just three stops away.
As for the hotel itself, it is small, and so is the reception area. The receptionists are helpful, but you need a little patience if you're an English-speaker considering English is not their mother tongue. They can speak English though, and exceptional Japanese, which is not surprising since the hotel caters more to Japanese guests. But they helped me a lot translating useful sentences and were equally patient with me.
The hotel room I had was good-sized, for a solo traveler like me. The bed was comfortable, and there were extra pillows and a comforter. The bathroom was small, with a tub and a shower, nothing special. It was super clean though. Everyday, the chambermaids cleaned my room, changed my used towels, tidied my things for me and made the tub sparkling clean. They also put new stock of coffee, water, tea and cup noodles. The only thing I didn't like in my room was the porn channel on tv, and it was on a lower channel number, too. I had to laugh out loud for that. So, people with their children must be cautioned. And, oh, even though my room was facing the street, it was not noisy; so I still slept soundly.
As for the amenities, the hotel has free wired and wi-fi internet; a business center/guests lounge at the ground floor with free use of their computers and free refreshments (coffee, tea and water). There are readings materials, too, and a tv.
Lastly, the breakfast. Everyday, the receptionist would hand the guest a voucher for the breakfast buffet. The dining area is located at the basement of the hotel, a floor down. The selections, Western and asian, are minimal, but the asian viands change everyday; the rest are the same. There's an omelet bar, though. There's a coffee maker which can make latte, cappuccino, etc. It's nothing to rave about but enough to fill you up till lunch; or in my case, till I'm back from a hard day of traveling.
As for the value I paid for, I could get a better hotel at or about the same, or slightly higher price. But if you've ran out of options, Delight Hotel is not a bad deal, specially for a solo traveler.
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