I stayed at the oddly named Tokyo International Hotel, which is located in Taipei, Taiwan. I took a quick weekend jaunt over from Hong Kong to go out, visit friends, eat some food.
The Tokyo International hotel is located in an area that you would expect a lot of Japanese visitors to stay in, Zhongshan. It’s very close to the Formosa Regent hotel, Gucci and LV stores. About a 5-10 minute walk to Zhongshan station where there’s a lot of food and shopping.
Rooms are small, actually the hotel in general is really small. There is a single elevator off the lobby. On the upside, my bathroom was HUGE considering the room size, and had nice modern fixtures.
Service was great, staff was always at the front desk and picked up the phone. They were really friendly and helpful and I have nothing but praise for their training, kudos!
I didn’t get a chance to check out the buffet breakfast on the seventh floor, always slept in late, but heard it was mediocre. Overall the hotel was a pleasant stay, central to most places in Taiwan. I’ve stayed in Ximending before and find it a bit harder to get around from there. Main drawbacks are that it’s not very close to the subway, rooms are small, and there’s no view. If you get a nice deal on this property though, you shouldn’t be disappointed as it’s run well, despite the physical limitations.