I’ve always stayed near the Taipei Main Station area the last two times I’ve been to the city. This time round, I decided on the trip on a whim and many hotels were already full. Just as well, as otherwise I wouldn’t have chosen to stay at Citysuites Beimen.
As a solo traveller, safety is the most important. This also includes proximity to the train station and not having to walk through dark narrow alleys to get there. This hotel is near to Beimen station, although you can actually walk to Taipei Main Station. Its situated in fairly quiet neighbourhood, away from the crowds. This suited me fine.
I got a double room which was just right for one person. Two pax can definitely fit in - I like it that the shower and toilet are separate, which is a plus especially if there are two persons.
This is the first hotel I’ve been that has the wash basin in the main room near the door, not near the bathrooms. I thought it’s a neat way of saving space. After all, how many of us actually use the tables and chairs when we are in a hotel.
There’s WiFi although it took me a little while to get set up due to a bit confusing password issues.
The only con with the room is that the air con temperature cannot be adjusted.
There are quite a few eateries nearby especially for breakfast so food is not an issue.
Near to Di Hua Street but I wasn’t impressed by it.