I booked a four-person room, it's cosy and nice. TVs come fitted with cable channels, my parents enjoyed watching old Hong Kong movies when we're back in hotel after a long day's walk. Beds are great, although it's a bit tight to fit 2 queens sized beds into what seems like a 32 squared metre room (I'm not sure about the room size). We had to pack our luggages on the bed due to a lack of floor space to fully open our 28-inch and 24-inch luggages.
Although room is located on the 2nd floor, the double-layered windows have excellent sound-proofing capabilities from the traffic below. (sound-proofing so fantastic, we can even hear the air-con)
Service is excellent and hassle-free. We pre-arranged transport to and fro the hotel and Taoyuan airport, because I'm travelling with my parents and with a few luggage. It only costs me NT1200 (Airport -> Hotel) and NT1100 (Hotel -> Airport). Pickup and dropoff is no delay. Traffic condition is good, because we left airport at 2pm and reached hotel at around 2.40pm. On departure day, we left at 4.30pm and reached airport at 5pm. Please bear in mind traffic conditions, when arranging for transport during peak hours.
Staff are friendly and makes you feel welcome all the time, regardless of how busy they are, they will stop to speak to you and introduce new things around Taipei as much as they can, true to the friendly traits of a typical Taiwanese.
Hotel is located within walking distance from Dagiaotou (大桥头) MRT station, but would not advise to walk, if you are travelling with elderlies who may not be able to walk long distance, (about 600 - 700 metres). May not sound much, but after a long day out, you would want to reach your hotel quickly, so the "to and fro" is already more than 1km. If you wish, you may take bus 274 from Taipei Main Station (direction towards LuZhou - 泸州), only 5 bus stops (alight at BaoAn Street Entrance - 保安街口), you'll reach the bus stop opposite a 7-Eleven store. Walking to the hotel is less than 50m from this bus stop.
Breakfast is convenient, they have a dining area downstairs that serves only breakfast, but it's pretty decent. Apart from the usual bread that you can toast and spread yourself, they also have the regular chinese fare, like fried noodles, nuggets, steamed dumplings and buns, etc. If these don't fit your appetite, "Wellcome" (supermarket) is just across the street, you can get you regular supermarket stuff from there. Otherwise, you may get regular Taiwanese breakfast from the store right next to the dining area, to get fried carrot cake, fried onion crepe and also fried dumplings, sandwiches, etc.
If you're returning to hotel mid-day to drop off your shopping loot before continuing the second round for the night, you can also consider having you lunch / dinner at a food stall just down the side side of the street as the hotel, towards the Dagiaotou MRT station route (about 150 metres - 200 metres) from the hotel. They have awesome pig's blood soup and fried chicken thigh and drumstick. Most of their dishes are delicious!
Apart from Wellcome Supermarket, Carrefour is also nearby. Just ask the staff how to go. Also, there is a "Ningxia Night Market" (宁夏夜市) (about 600 metres walk from the hotel), you can quell your hunger pangs at night by dropping by for supper. If you want to experience true morning market crowds at their wet market, there's also a market place nearby the hotel (about 400 metres from the hotel - towards Dagiaotou station direction), you can experience the morning market crowds and witness the everyday life of a typical Taiwanese by walking through that small street.
Apparently, we found out from the driver who drove us to the Airport, that almost half the shops on that street belongs to the famous Taiwanese socialite, 许纯美. -.-'
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