Taipei Welcome Hotel
I was staying at Taipei Welcome Hotel for 4 nights on my second visit to Taipei. It is very near to train station, that’s makes travelling around Taipei so convenience for us.
Hotel Near To Train Station
When we first arrived by bus at Taipei Main Station from Taoyuan International Airport, with so few luggages to drag around, we decided to take a taxi, even though we knew the hotel is just around the corner. The taxi driver was surprised by our moves, honestly telling us it’s just 5 minutes walk from here. He drove us to the hotel anyway, and charged us TWD$100, or USD$4.20. That’s how near the hotel is to Taipei Main Station.
The hotel is near to another train station: Shandao Temple Train Station, the one we regularly used in the 5 days at Taipei. At the road junction alone, there are 4 exit/ entrance to the train station.
Next to the train station, there is a fast food chain.
The long stretch of wall is a guide to the hotel, everyday, we passes by this 100 meters long wall to reach the hotel. Do not worry, it’s just a 3 minutes walk.
Prominently located at the road junction, it is easy to locate the hotel, day or night, the surroundings remain bright and safe.
If there is any shortcoming about it’s location, it’s because it is located just next to a petrol station. I didn’t find any uncomfortable smell or find it dangerous though.
View Of The Room We Booked
We had actually check-in/out of this hotel twice in 5 days. As we wanted to go to Jiufen for an overnight stay, so we stayed in this Welcome hotel for the first night and then returned on the third night to stay for another 2 days. The hotel staff happily help us deposited our luggage in their luggage room with no extra charge.
That’s the room we stayed. We paid TWD$3,282 or USD$98 for a one night stay, inclusive of an extra bed.
Then we check-out on the second day and came back again. For the next 3 nights we stayed in this Family Room. We paid TWD$4,228 or USD$126 per night, including an extra bed.
Very spacious room, too big to even load up an extra bed.
When booking a hotel, I feel more comfortable with a window in it. But this time round, the view from the window is particularly unattractive.
Ample space to move around.
The washroom is extremely big and the water pressure is strong.
The hotel breakfast is located at the lobby, need not take a lift to the lounge or whatsoever. It starts from 7am till 10am.
The hotel breakfast is a mixed of western and eastern breakfast, I find there is a lack of varieties. For most of the days I almost eat the same type of food. They do change the menu though, but those minor changes didn’t create ‘wow’ effect.
Laundry, ironing and free usage of Wifi and computer is available at the fifth floor. I went there few times, and see no user there.
Overview Of Hotel
The hotel is not without it’s shortcoming though, as we found that the cups has obvious stain and smell.
For shower, the water pressure is good, but the toilet bowl has very poor water pressure. Then, on the very morning before we eventually check-out, it finally broke down.
All said, the hotel offers just what we wanted, convenience and security. The overall service standard is quite good, as the staff are attentive, they would greet or smile at any visitors who walk pass the lobby.
The fact that I could reach the nearest Shandao Temple Train Station in 3 minutes and another 2 minutes to be at Taipei Train Main Station saved me a considerable amount of time. Felt really good when we could stayed in the city, but avoided the noise and busy street of a city.
When we took taxi back to the hotel, none of the taxi captain hesitated about its location, without us showing the hotel name card. That show that the hotel is quite well known. That’s very important, you don’t want to search for your hotel with the a poor taxi captain in a foreign land.
Most of the stayers are people on business trip too, we see lots of Chinese, Korean and Japanese which explained why there is always taxis readily available outside the hotel.
Would I stay in this hotel again? Yes, why not!
**Do note that I’m not sponsored, paid, nor asked to recommend this hotel or any service in anyway. As a tourist, I love it and had really enjoyed the experience, and find the information or service rather relevant to what I’ve personally experienced and simply wanted to share.