This is my first time to Taiwan and Dandy Tianjin gave me an excellent impression and I would really love to visit this city again sooner.
Dandy Tianjin is located in a small street but in a very convenient location. Just 5 mins walk to the MTR station with Taipei's powerful MTR roadwork, living in Dandy Tianjin makes the travelling extremely easy no matter where you go. Zhongshan station is also a lovely place with lots of shops worthy to go around.
We stayed in room 2F10, which cannot remember the exact category. The room itself looks nothing special comparing to other hotels, but several design details are pretty good. The bed is very comfortable and the AC is working well to help us cope with the cold winter in Taipei.
The part I loved most is the breakfast provided by Dandy. You cannot ask for more with free meals, but what Dandy serves are really lovely that it always gives you a best start of the day and make your rest of the day enjoyable. The choice comparing to five star hotel buffet is of course limited, but every dish is yummy, especially there juices and soy bean milk. I have never had such good drink from a hotel ever before. After this stay, I have stayed at two five stars in HK and Shanghai, none of them can compete the breakfast with Dandy but charged more than 30AUD pp. Also they change the main dish every day and will always supplement even at the last ten minutes of the breakfast time.
Another highlight is the service standard. Everyone is so friendly in Dandy and they can always remember your name without any problem. And they will keep your room card while you are out which is very helpful for people like me easily lost stuff when travelling.
One issue I would like to mention for future improvement:
The room floor is not so clean when I first check in, there are small biscuits left on the floor which obviously coming from the last visitor.
Overall it's a good choice for staying in Taipei.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walking into the Dandy Hotel, one will immediately find a bold contrast to the city’s often plush and over-powering hotel lobbies. Dandy Hotel’s Nordic ambience is calming with minimal décor; It is a place where you can relax and soak in a natural elegance.In the Dandy Hotel, take a break, log online, or just listen to delightful internet music. The elegant yet low-keyed fashionable city life gives you a new experience life. Every staff in the Hotel is your private secretary and housekeeper; they are ready to take care of you., every detail, any time. Take your time; enjoy the independent natural lifestyle of this hotel in the city.The “Dandy Hotel” Tianjin Branch in the Zhongshen district revealed new version of an old Taiwan hotel that stands on a new world stage. After a completely new remodeling, the Dandy hotel still shows you traces of history from the unique balcony of the 50’s. Stand on the balcony and recall the era of 50 years ago, when so many high officials and leaders visited here!The “Prince Hotel” opened at Hachijoudoori and Tianjin St. corner in 1960. It used to be a tourist hotel to host foreign tourists, which very few hotels in Taipei could do; plus the hotel was close to the American Ambassador Residency (which now has become the Spot-Taipei Film House), and was located on Tainjin St. where Japanese tourists gathered. Therefore, the Hotel was also a social place for officials and leaders.The Prince Hotel, with almost 50years of history, had become worn down by time and turned thoroughly obsolete. However, four professional teams, such as those from CityInn Hotel and Hotel 73, spend several months reorganizing it. You may find that the signboard of the old Prince Hotel is gone if you pass by the corner of Tainjin St. What has taken it over is and all white northern European building; the Prince Hotel has been renamed the “Dandy Hotel.” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dandy Hotel(Tianjin Street) Hotel Taipei
- Dandy Hotel Taipei