Ta Shun Hotel Review - best budget hotels
|Tel: 886-2-2381-8710||Reservation: 886-2-2388-1315||Fax: 886-2-2381-8713|
|Address: No. 170-172, HanZhong St., Taipei (near ChangSha St.)|
I stayed in TS hotel for a total of 6 nights, and it has been a smooth and pleasant stay! To book Ta Shun hotel, simply call them and verbally them them when you’re coming. They only require your name, contact number and when you'll be arriving and departing. No payment is needed at this stage. One major plus point of TS Hotel is that it is located no more than 70m from the MRT station and about 200m from the main action area of Xi Men Ding.
TS Hotel provides all your daily necessities such as a kettle, fridge, soap, shampoo, comb, shaving kit etc. It also has a LCD TV with more than 100 channels for you to choose from. Besides a huge variety of local Taiwanese game show programmes, you also get ESPN, HBO, Discovery, CNN, and even channels from Japan. The hotel also provides free broadband Internet connection in every room - all you have to do is sign out a LAN cable from the reception desk. Plug it into your notebook computer and you are online.
Morning breakfast is provided with your room, and it is from 7.30 am to 10.00 am in the hotel's in-house restaurant. Strangely, this restaurant seems to only serve breakfast. It is a small place which only has about 7 two-seater tables and one buffet table. The breakfast is your choice of either a simple Chinese breakfast of porridge and various types of dishes (they change the types of dishes everyday), or a Western breakfast consisting of toast, eggs, ham, sausages, jam etc.
Th staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about Taiwan, and will provide tips on places to visit, food to try, etc . Even when they are not sure, they would check and get back to you quickly. Being a small hotel help as it does not take long for the staff to know you, and the service is a lot more personal and sincere than what the bigger hotels provide. If I were to return to Taipei again, I would stay in TS hotel once more just based on the genuine friendliness of their staff.
How To Get To Ta Shun Hotel
Alight at Ximen MRT station, and exit via Exit 1, As you come out from Ximen MRT station, turn left, walk along HanZhong road and look out for the purple TS Hotel signboard. The hotel itself is on the right side of the road as you walk down from Ximen MRT station.
How To Get To Ta Shun Hotel From The Airport
From Taipei Airport, you can take the GuoGuang bus or Freego Bus. The Freego bus starts at 5am in the morning and the last bus leaves the Airport at 1.30 am. The ticket fee is NTD135. The Freego bus can take you directly to Ta Shun Hotel, though sometimes you'll need to change to the free shuttle bus from Freego's Taipei Terminal in order to get to Ta Shun Hotel.
However to get to town quicker, you can take GouGuang bus (NTD110 to NTD125) to Taipei Main Station and then take a cab to TS Hotel. It is metered and should cost less than NTD 100. Your total trip should be one hour or so. Do have TS Hotel's address handy just in case the cab driver doesn't know where the hotel is located.