We stayed there for 4 nights. The room is nice - simple and clean. I love the balcony of the room, even though we did not get too much time to sit outside and enjoy the balcony. Staff are friendly and polite, but not very helpful. Like what the previous reviews say, the room is very dark and the hotel should consider putting some lamps inside the room. Very close to the subway station (although the station is not on a main line), and it is easy to arrive at the hotel from the airport (1 bus ride - Evergreen bus).
We emailed the hotel a week before arrival to ask for a quieter and brighter room. Their response is quick and polite. They arranged us a room on the top floor. Very quiet and the room is very bright with natural sunlight in the daytime. We stay in a bigger room, so size is pretty ok for us.
However, the wifi signal is really weak inside our room, we can barely get connected. We told the front desk on the first night about the wifi problem. They apologized and said they ran out of router, and they suggested us to use LAN (wired) connections. Their suggestions did not help at all, as we were using Ipads and smart phones to stay online. We told them and they said they would try to reset the current routers and it might strength our room's reception. No improvement at all. We asked again on the second night, and they again said they had no more routers. They apologized again, saying that the weak wifi signal is due to the design of the room. Then, we asked again on the third and fourth night, and we ended up opening the door and standing in the hallway to check our emails. We do appreciate the staff's politeness and patience, but staying there for 4 nights, I would expect them to give me a router at least on the final night. As we observe, most people stayed there for only 1 or 2 nights. The hotel should therefore be able to give us a router when someone checks out. I felt like I have paid for the wifi service (as part of the hotel fee), and I could not get the service even though wifi is almost my most important criterion when choosing a hotel.
The price is ok, although you can find way cheaper options in Taipei. We went there around the Chinese New Year, so I would say the higher price would be reasonable as well.
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