Taipei City Hotel 台北城大饭店

No. 172, Section 2, Chongqing N Rd,
Datong District,
Taipei City, Taiwan 103
重庆北路二段172号 886-2-2553-3919 website

Someone mentioned this hotel and after a quick search, Agoda showed up and I booked through it. Breakfast is included (so so; good coffee tho). Good service, room and bathroom are fine.

We arrived at the hotel at 12:30pm, a female staff said the room wasn’t ready.

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The good: a little old world feel, high ceiling, good water pressure. Front desk staff are helpful and always ready to help. And, the hotel records the phone message the old fashion way: typed up on a piece of paper.image

The bad: I thought I booked for two beds (traveling with my dad) but Room 309 has one bed. If I wanted two separate beds, us$25 per day would be added, the same female staff informed me.

The sound proof is pretty good – never heard a human noise but the water running is loud, and runs all the time. I complained to the front desk. The smiling young man said, he will ask his manager and switch it for me. Never happened.
The housekeeping is sloppy. Their shampoo as well as conditioner and lotion are in bottle that are small and hard to squeeze. Coming back to the hotel the second day, this is what I found in the bathroom. The lone bottle lotion, used.

The round faucet is difficult to manager. I’ve to make sure my palms are dry. A little moist will not be able to turn the nobs.
The hotel is near (east of) Tamsui River 淡水河, Dacaocheng Wharf (大稻埕碼頭), the Dadaocheng Park 大稻埕公園, Cisheng Gong/Chi Shing Temple 慈聖宮, the Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 and the home coming worshipers on Sunday night.

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