Review: Feeling Hotel in Taipei

Posted: October 1, 2009 in Adoption, Hotel Review, Travel

We stayed in four hotels while in Taiwan. I am going to share my opinion on those hotels in the next few posts. I hope this information will be helpful for others who are in the midst of travel planning.

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We stayed at the Feeling Hotel in Taipei for four nights, when we first arrived in Taiwan. It is located in the Tienmu area of Taipei, near the Taipei American School. The closest MRT (subway) station is about a 5-10 minute cab ride away. We thought we may be able to walk to an MRT station, but it’s too far.

Pros:

  • You’ll probably meet other adoptive families. We met two families while we were there and we enjoyed chatting with them about their adoptions and meeting their children.
  • The hotel staff is helpful. One of the front desk clerks speaks pretty good English.
  • Free wired Internet access (don’t forget to bring an Ethernet cord with you to Taiwan.)
  • Convenient to ex-pat import shops, where you could find Gatorade and Kellogg’s Raisin Bran and other familar items.
  • Quiet.
  • Empty refrigerator in the room.
  • Hotel was inexpensive, only about USD$50-60/night, a little more on the weekend nights.

Cons:

  • It’s an older hotel. I would compare it to an older Motel 6 or Super 8 Hotel.
  • Breakfast did not look appetizing to us. We opted to buy Raisin Bran and milk and keep it in the refrigerator in our room. We also bought disposable bowls and spoons, all at the Wellcome Market near the hotel.
  • Cabs are a must if you want to see the sights in Taipei while staying at the Feeling Hotel. They’re inexpensive but the drivers do not speak English, so take a taxi card with you and be sure and pick up hotel business cards for the return trip.
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Comments
  1. Laura says:

    Hey Cindy-
    The Feeling Hotel has the internet cables at the front desk. You just need to ask for one as you check in or coming and going. Were they able to provide you with one or did you need to go without access while there? Hope not!
    -Laura

  2. Cindy says:

    Hi Laura – We brought a cable, but that’s helpful to know the front desk has them as well. It took us a few minutes to figure out how to work the Internet outlet in the room but we figured it out before having to call for help 😉
    – Cindy

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