The hotel service team is polite and very attentive but it does get to me that they have to greet you verbally each time, all 7 of them if they are all there, it is awkward. I would rather a gentle smile of acknowledgement, but maybe it is catered for the Japanese who may like this sort of treatment, as they were many Japanese at the hotel. (my assumptions)
The hotel is across a park. With your train multi-value "Easy" card and local mobile number for pre-registration, you can rent bikes at the park, the first 30 mins is free. Bikes are great at less congested areas and to get you to nearby places quickly. It may actually save you much more time than taking the subway. However, bikes are not allowed entry into Museum grounds and some major tourist attractions. So do find out the nearest U-bike “port” to return your bike. This info is available at each subway station.
Strangely money changers are not easily found in Taipei. Change currencies at Bank of Taiwan or Mega bank for better rates than hotel or department stores.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About San Want Residences TaipeiSan Want Residences Taipei formally opened its doors for business in March 2008 and aims to exceed guest satisfaction and achieve the attentiveness found in leading luxury hotels. San Want Residences Taipei is a sophisticated bolt-hole in the centre of Taipei, a tranquil alternative to staying in a bustling city hotel. Located in Taipei Nanjing East Road, and adjacent to the LinSen Park, the hotel is surrounded with international designers’ boutiques and offers easy accessibility to MRT station. San Want Residences Taipei is the latest boutique property carefully selected to join Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). The hotel has an impressive collection of artworks and sculptures by contemporary Taiwanese artists, adding a special element to your experience. In addition to the museum boutique concept, the hotel also offers office use facilities especially for our business travelers. Equipped with selected office stationeries, the spacious office desk features multifunction HP laser jet machine to fax, print and copy. With an access to project laptop screens to the 37” High-Definition LCD television, each guestroom offers wireless and high-speed fiber optic Internet Access and free cell phone rental to fully support your business requests. ... more less
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