As mentioned in my earlier post, we were in Taipei for a good 7 nights. Since we didn’t manage to book our favorite hotel City Inn for all of them, we spent some nights in other hotels, which did not fare too bad fortunately. One of them was Taipei Garden Hotel, where we managed to stay for free thanks to our friend Yen who spared us her free hotel voucher that she won previously. To get here, we took the MRT to Xiaonanmen Station, and walked for a few hundred meters before turning into a back lane to the hotel. In terms of accessibility, it certainly couldn’t beat the location of City Inn, but as long as we could reach the hotel by train and a reasonable walking distance, we wouldn’t complain.
King size bed
After a few nights of staying in City Inn, the big size of Taipei Garden Hotel was a welcome change. The room was spacious with a bigger bed, and had large windows with plenty of natural light in the day. Apart from the bed, the room had a study area, 2 comfortable couches and a flat panel TV mounted to the wall.
Walkway to the room
Flat panel LCD TV
The standard coffee and tea-making facilities were available, together with a minibar. Unfortunately, unlike City Inn, the snacks provided were not complimentary. There was also an electronic safe provided in the wardrobe, on top of a shelf housing hotel slippers. No bathrobes were in sight though.
Coffee and tea making facilities
All said, my favorite part of the room was the bathroom. The bathroom was huge! It was also very clean and possibly newly renovated. Not only did it have a bath tub, it also came with a spacious shower stall. And to add to that, there were also electronic functions attached to the toilet bowl, something that Saucer always looked forward too. LOL! It is no secret that girls spend ages in front of the mirror in the bathroom, so having a spacious and comfortable bathroom was a big plus point to us.
Electronic toilet bowl
Overall, we were pretty satisfied with our one night stay here, considering that it’s complimentary. The normal hotel rate would have been more than RM300 per night, in which case would be equivalent to almost 2 nights’ rate at City Inn. No prizes for guessing which one we’d choose during our next trip. Still, we have to say we enjoyed the huge space and the free breakfast provided the next morning!
Taipei Garden Hotel
No.1, Sec.2, Zhonghua Road,,
Taipei, 10065 Taiwan
Tel No.: +61-3-9662-9326