Full service luxury hotels in Taipei are really pricey and I managed to pick the Taipei Garden Hotel based on good reviews, city center location, and price. I stayed at the Taipei Garden hotel for two nights and the room was going for $150+ tax a night. Rather than use $300+ cash, I found a good deal using 17,900 American Airlines AAdvantage miles to book the hotel on useaamiles.com.
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I took a public bus from Taipei International Airport (TPE) to Yuanshan MRT station where I ended up changing lines at Taipei Main Station to get to Ximen MRT station. From Ximen metro station, I walked to the Taipei Garden Hotel and the entire journey from the airport to the hotel took an hour.
The front desk agent informed me that my room wasn’t ready at noon and that I needed to come back at check-in time which was at 3pm. I left my bags with the front desk and wandered around the nearby Ximending neighborhood for a few hours before returning back to check in.
I booked a city view room which is basically a standard room at the hotel. The modern contemporary room was small and contained a mounted flat screen TV, two leather chairs, executive desk, and a King size bed.
The bathroom was also modern and consisted of a single basin sink with toiletries, hair dryer, deep soaking bathtub and separate standing shower.
The best part about the room was the amazing city view of Taipei where I could see the famous Taipei 101 building.
Overall, I really liked the Taipei Garden hotel since it’s very close to the Xiaonanmen MRT station (3 minute walk) and Ximen MRT station (10 minute walk). There’s a very close large Carrefour store where you can buy practically anything from groceries to car tires! In addition, there’s no shortage of places to eat around the hotel. I would definitely stay here next time if I’m ever in Taipei, Taiwan again.