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Old 31-03-2007, 10:04 PM   #6977
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Another Ximenting Hotel:


If room not available, you can now book into Handsome Hotel since we now have a confirmation regarding the hotel being okay: Location very close to Royal Castle.

MermaidAriel Singapore Posted on: 3:51 am, today

Hi all, I just came back from Taipei after 6 days there. Stayed at Handsome hotel for 5 nites, I took the family suite for 4 pax and I would recommend this hotel as its really good value for money.
The things I like about this hotel:
1) The room comes with tea, coffee, soft drinks, mineral water bottles, biscults and kettle for boiling water. They are all free and hotel replenishes them daily. The only exception is when I sleep in late, I notice they do not replenish the drinks.
2) The toilet is nice and clean. Have hairdryer, tooth brush, tooth paste, comb, dental floss, mouth wash, cotton buds, shampoo, shower gel, shower cap, soap. The reason why I listed them down is because usually I do not expect budget accomodation to provide so many things, so I am pretty impressed.
3) Its only 10 min walk to Ximen station. It has a huge sign board (in mandarin).
4) It comes with breakfast. However, its standard sandwich with either coffee, tea or milk daily. Its not the buffet kind.
5) The hotel staff are friendly. Their housekeeper lend us an umbrella for our whole trip as it was raining almost daily. HOwever, I think they cannot speak English well, so if you only know English, then you may have communication prob with the hotel staff. As I can speak Mandarin, so its no problem.
I didn't try out their free internet connection but I heard from another person that it doesn't really work well. The room may be a bit cramp after putting in the luggage so need to rearrange the furniture. But all in all, I had a pleasant stay and would stay there again if I go Taipei.

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