Stayed here during the early days of april 2012.
the hotel is located at the intersection of roads with an expressway above.
not much noise can be heard.
best idea for transport is the evergreen bus that stops at the hotel of the same and walk down the road towards the expressway. be prepared for at least an hour journey including stops along the way into the city of Taipei from Taoyuan, where the airport is located. this is the 10th stop. You may notice the building of an expressway which may link and provide faster transfer into the city as well as the blend of modern and dated buildings in and around taipei.
unless you are one who likes gold and other opulent colours, you may be drawn to its ambience of white and clean lines. an interesting marriage of taiwanese brilliance in archiecture with Starck french flair coupled with soothing pop music in the lounge downstairs.
The room itself provides adequate facilities for a good night's rest with a bathroom selection of bath oil, soap and the normal vanity stuff. Bathing options include long bath, hand held or rain shower heads.
The hotel is located on a street filled with seafood joints, convenience stores and a ten minute walk to 2 MRT stations which will bring you in no time to Taiwan 101, Shi lin market, Yanmingshan (a transfer to a bus or taxi service at another station on the red line is required) etc. The hotel staff are more than happy to help with directions.
The interesting thing I found is that the transportation card which can be bought at 200 NTD can be used for all public transportation options (excluding taxis) and purchases at convenience marts...with no expiry date. Literally you can use it even if you choose to return to taipei in a decade later.
Breakfast is sufficient for a small establishment and a light afternoon tea is also provided.
All in, felt it was a great starting point to my first visit to Taipei. Will return to stay here if opportunity provides.
A final note...the taiwanese love their dogs. You will see lots of people walking dogs. Spotted was a dog clinic along the same road as well as huskies, poodles, terriers and alsatians etc....
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