This is Part 2 of All You Need to Know Before Going to Taiwan. Continued from Part 1.Completed
Booking your accommodation
It is always good to spend more time researching and planning your accommodation. Convenience and price are the two most important factors when i book accommodations for this taiwan trip. After spending considerable time researching, these are the hotels that i finalized. I have written some reviews on the taiwan hotels as well.
CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III
This is a new and cozy hotel. The location is pretty good with just a 12 mins walk to Taipei Station. KFC and McDonald’s are just nearby. Towel and other simple toiletry are also provided. Besides, I am very impressed by their nice staff. If there is a thing i can pick on, it will be that the room is small and not very sound-proof.
Hotel Midtown Richardson
The most worthwhile hotel in our trip! The room is relatively bigger than the former. With simple and cozy decoration, it feels like home. Towel and all necessary supplements are available. The best thing is that the location is very good. You can see the hotel signage the moment you walk out from train station. And, it is only 5 mins walk to Xi Men Ding.
- Jiu Fen
Chiu Chunt Dint
This is a vintage style hotel located inside Jiu Fen old street. One plus point for the hotel, the receptionist is very handsome 🙂 While providing accommodations, it is also a cafe restaurant. However, the price is pretty expensive considering the facilities it provides. I have booked the cheapest room in the hotel but surprisingly it was so small that we even need to squeeze through the 20cm wide gap to toilet. Nevertheless, the location is good. At least, you do not need to drag your heavy luggage all the way up to the mountain. Note that Jiu Fen old street is super packed with people!
Greece Style Hotel (民宿)
This is the most expensive hotel (民宿) in our trip. I strongly recommend it! First of all, the location is superb as it is near Kenting street where there are a lot of restaurants. The environment is also quiet as there is still some walkable distance from the street. For food lovers, you will love this hotel! At night, the Kenting street behind the hotel will transform to a night market. Second, the decoration is very “greek style” and bluish. Third, facing the Dawan, you can just have a good view of the sea on the balcony. Fourth, the famous DIDI snacks is just located next to the hotel. Last but not least, this 5 storey hotel (民宿) has an elevator for the guests!
Because it’s off-peak season, the hotel kindly upgraded our room. SO nice! The price is reasonable given that breakfast, coffee and desserts are all included. But, one consideration is that it takes a 15 mins walk to train station. However, the hotel is located very near to the well-known Liu He night market.