The location was very convenient, just a five minute walk from the closest subway station which can connect you to the rest of the city easily. The room itself wasn’t too bad, pretty old, but comfortable overall.
Definitely don’t be fooled by the lobby. It gives the impression that the rooms are much nicer than they actually are. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, cleaning ladies bow and greet you as you walk down the halls and everything, so that’s very nice.
The buffet breakfast was ok, though we found food in Taipei in general was only just edible. The buffet has a huge variety of stuff though, so you can kind of pick out what looks edible to you e.g. bacon, sausage, eggs, definitely a no-go. The fruits, cereals, and toast were all fine. Like I said though, probably just standard for Taiwanese cuisine, so the hotel cannot be blamed for this.
The TV in the room was great, really large and plenty of viewing options. The amount of chanels on free to air Asian TV never ceases to amaze me.. there’s like 90 of them, and about 10 of them are English-speaking so that was good.
All in all, First Hotel is not Buckingham Palace, but a decent place to stay on a budget when visiting the city.
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