Imperial H Hotel Taipei (Zhongzheng)

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Imperial H Hotel – Taipei (Zhongzheng)

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In Taipei again, this time we choose to stay near the Taipei Main Station area. We usually like to stay at the Daan district but this around we choose the Zhongzheng area.

I stayed on Oct 31st to Nov 3rd. Their lobby is on the 11th floor. I stayed on the 7th Floor. My room was near the back of the back stairs.

Room – everything in the room are right. All amenities are there. Clean. Tea bag, Shower gel, Hair Dryer and Safe.

The only gripe I have is the Water Pump sound. When someone is using water, the floor on my room vibrate. The water pump sound is loud. I have requested to change room; they said I can only do it the next day. But the next morning, I decided not to change. I can accept the noise. Moreover, it’s a budget hotel.

The room is small. If you have two 28 inch bag, you might able to walk around. So, be aware on this.

NOTE: Standard room does not come with windows. NO Closet. It’s an open closet with 4 hangers.

Location – It’s has the best location. Right on top of Taipei Main Station, You can virtually go anywhere from this point. MRT or HSR. If you arrive via MRT, you need to walk through the K zone (Underground Mall) to reach the M and the Z zone. Once you are on the M or Z zone. You can choose to exit at M6 or choose an elevator in between Z2 and Z4 at the Underground Mall. If you take the elevator you will see the hotel logo the moment your elevator is on the main street.

Electrical jacks – Enough electrical jacks. Plus, the room comes with USB charging jacks, too. So, that was good.

Breakfast – NONE. They don’t offer breakfast. They provide 24hrs free coffee and bread on the 11th Floor. I saw a lot of guests bought Ramen from Family Mart on the ground floor and brought up.

Food – Plenty of food around this area. McDonalds is 2 minutes’ walk. Food courts are on the basement of next door mall. Starbucks is on the Underground mall. So…tons of food. No need hotel breakfast.

Bathroom – One thing good about this hotel is they provide washer for Muslim traveler and South East Asian. There is washer hose to wash after you have done your business. I have attached a photo.

Washing machine and Dryer – FREE. But they cut off electricity on the Washer and Dryer at 10pm. No IF or But. It’s auto shutoff. If your clothes is still washing, you need get like 6am to complete this task.

Overall, I can only give 2 stars because of the water pump sound. The plus are the location and variety of food nearby.

 

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This is the only space for luggage. If you have 2 luggage, you practically can’t walk around.

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The SAFE. Important for me because I put my tablet and other document inside.

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Good for Muslim and South East Asian traveler. You can wash after you done your biz.

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They don’t provide Breakfast but they provide 24 hours Free coffee and Bread.

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Bread provide all day long.

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This is the lounge area. Near the coffee and bread area. They should put more chairs and table. In the morning or night, it’s usually packed. No place to sit.

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They open from 6am-10pm. Auto cut off. The electricity will shut off when the time hit 10pm. You need to come the next morning to finish the task.

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The best time to use the Washer and Dryer is around 6am to 12pm.  Once you hit 2pm or later, All the washer and dryer are occupied. There are no coin laundry nearby. The nearest is about 1.2 km away. No choice but to use theirs.

Stay Hotel Taichung (星漾商旅台中一中館)

After Sun Moon Lake, We came back to Taichung again and we stay here Stay Hotel Taichung

Location – very close to Yizhong night market. It’s only one long streets. Much smaller than Fengjia market. We prefer this side because public transportation is very convenient. Multiple bus stop are within 5 to 7min walk. From here, we could go to National Taiwan Art Center and National Taichung Theater. Very convenient.

Breakfast – very typical taiwanese breakfast. 

Bed – it was two full size attached together. 

Electronic jacks – it’s have a lot of jacks. No need to worry if you need to charge your phone and other electronic toys. 

Laundry – one washer and dryer..

Gym – they even have a small gym with one treadmill, bicycle thing (i don’t what to cal that) and a massage chair.

 Open closet

 We do hear street noise but it does not bother us.

Below is a short video:

Sun Moon Lake Hotel 日月潭大飯店

Sun Moon Lake Hotel

If you are coming to Sun Moon Lake, this should be the hotel to stay.

Very spacious, the bed is a two fullsize bed attached together. Huge bed and there is a tatami living room.

Location – it’s not close to where all the eateries/restaurant area. You need to walk a least 20min one way if you want to find something to eat at night.

Bicycle – Free bike rental for guest. You need to return the bike by 6pm.

Parking space – plenty of space on the weekdays. I don’t know about weekend. At the town area where all the restaurant, the parking price for weekdays $100nt all day. There is a huge parking area on the where the 7-11 situation.

Electronic jacks – sufficient.

Breakfast buffet  – huge veriety. 70% traditional taiwan. 30% western.

Overall – for us it was very good stay. No complaint.

 The tatami area.

 You can sit here. Have some beer and enjoy the scenery. You can wake up early to check out the sunrise.


 This is NOT a hot spring tub but just regular bathtub.

 They have scramble egg…that was good enough for me…

 Breakfast buffet – have a lot variety that mainly traditional taiwanese breakfast.

best onion ring – one of the best onion ring i have tasted.

Kun Hotel Taichung 台中

Kun Hotel Taichung

We stayed there last week. So photo inside the room. All standard amenities are in place. Nothing short.


Location  – Near Fengjia night market. You need to walk about 15min walk to the the Fengjia Night Market and the night market is huge. It consisted of two or three side street. If you are into night market food, this is the place to explore.

Get to the hotel – We took a bus from the airport. Bus No.A3. Its $100NT for each person. You can pay cash or with Easycard (if you have one in hand). The bus took us to Fuxing North Road (they stop is next to McDonald). We need to walked about 10min north to Fuxing North 2nd Street and you will see the Kun Hotel on your right.

Electronic jacks – sufficient for our use. we have 4 handphone, 2 camera charger, stabilizer charger, power bank and wifi router charger.

Laundry – They have two laundry machine and drying machine. The washing powder provider free. $40Nt to wash. $60NT to dry.

Breakfast – they offered breakfast but we did not booked the room with breakfast so I can`t comment on the breakfast.


Overall – very good. no complaint.

 the safe – it works.

 there is windows. this is the view from my floor.

 shampoo and bath gel

towel.

I shot a short video to show how the room look like.