Finally, I’m sharing my review of Your Hotel Taipei. It’s the place where we stayed in when we traveled to Taiwan last year. I know it’s been awhile, but I’ll do my best to recall my personal experience. I’ve been wanting to write about it but loads of work pulled me away from what I really want to do.
It’s a good thing I wasn’t this busy when I traveled to Taiwan in November 2018. Although I did online work for the first 3 days. Thanks, in part to Your Hotel that offered good accommodation and strong wifi connection.
As I shared on my travel experience in Taiwan, I wasn’t totally sold out in staying at this hotel. It was not my choice. It’s my cousin’s, who was looking for affordable place to stay. I wasn’t sure that I will be able to join the trip so I wasn’t initially involved.
Your Hotel Taipei’s page on Booking.com showcased the facade, rooms, and other amenities which, as everyone would know, is highly staged. I mean, of course you’d post the best photos of your business, right? The look of the building itself is not welcoming, it has that 80s vibe with its neon blue and pink colors.
But with my cousin’s assurance that there are good reviews, and it’s practically priced, with free breakfast, and has 3 beds in the room, I just went with the flow.
Located in Wanhua District, the hotel is roughly a 10-minute walk from Longshang Temple Station. The area surrounding the hotel looks old; just a little better than Quiapo or Divisoria. It’s neither dirty nor smelly, just dated.
Immediately, I’m having second thoughts about the hotel. At the back of my mind, I was wondering how the entire experience will be. We waited at the hotel lobby for quite sometime. Hungry, my auntie and cousin went out to buy food. Fortunately, there’s a nearby Family Mart convenience store and they were able to buy decent meals for us to eat when we’re inside our room.
Checking in at the front desk is easy, I just had to present my credit card because it’s the one my cousin used to pre-book. As soon as we were given our keycards, we immediately went up the 5th floor. Your hotel has 2 elevators serving guests staying in their 98 rooms. The elevators are quite small though and would quickly fill up if guests are bringing in luggages.
Your Hotel Room
Our room is called Family Triple Room with 3 single beds, perfect for the three of us. There’s a small long table on the right side and a small open closet area on the other side. The beds are placed side-by-side, with ample space to move around.
The beds and pillows are comfy. It definitely helped me get a better sleep even if I ended up going to bed at 3am, even 4am. I have some tasks that I have to submit daily. It’s a good thing my client is not that strict with deadlines.
Fronting the bed area is the vanity area on the center, the bath tub and shower area on the right, and the toilet to the left. The entire “washroom” area can be separated or closed with a heavy curtain.
Free Buffet Breakfast
Every morning after bath time, we’d go down to the basement for our free breakfast. It’s definitely not a fancy one, but it’s enough to keep you going. As a matter of fact, we’d go through the morning til mid afternoon and that’s the only time we’d think about eating again.
What I Love
All the boxes on my checklist were met by Your Hotel Taipei. The staff are friendly. The hotel is accessible. The room is always clean because there’s room service everyday. Free breakfast. Free bottled water everyday. Comfy beds. Plus the peace of mind knowing that your stuff are secured.
And then there are may electrical sockets to charge my phones, camera battery, and power bank, while I use my laptop. The wifi signal is also strong and stable.
All that for a total of TWD7,506.00 which is equivalent to Php13,073.63 during our trip.
As far as the surrounding area, I realized there’s nothing to hate about it. It actually adds character to the place, especially at night when it transforms into a night market. And there’s so many convenience store to purchase quick meals.
What I Don’t Love with Your Hotel?
Although I like that the washroom is complete with huge vanity area, separate bathtub, toilet, and shower, there’s not much privacy. The toilet and shower area are encased in frosted glass, but it’s not enough to leave room for imagination. Anyone looking from the outside will definitely know what you’re doing.
My Verdict on Your Hotel Taipei
No doubt, I’d recommend Your Hotel Taipei for anyone visiting the city. Sure it’s not fancy looking. But the convenience, comfort, practicality, and security far outweighs that one thing.
Besides, if you’re out to travel and tour Taiwan, you won’t be at the hotel most of the time. And by the time you get to your room, you’re either too tired to roam the hotel or too sleepy to even care what it looks like.
And you might think there are cheaper options out there. Sure there are far more affordable accommodations, but for me, being in a hotel is far more secure. You can leave your stuff behind without being worried that it’s no longer there when you get back. To learn more about Your Hotel Taipei, visit Booking.com and book now!
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