Taipei 2012 - Just Sleep Ximending
If you want a very convenient, reasonably priced and nice hotel in Taipei, then you should consider Just Sleep at Ximending. Not only is the location unbeatable, the design is also very sleek and trendy. Located within walking distance to Ximending Station, this is a great base to explore the Western side of Taipei City. There are lots of attractions nearby, e.g. Ximending itself, Longshan Temple, Bopiliao Old Street, etc. The Zhong Zhen Memorial and Presidential Office Building are also not far from here.
The hotel itself looks like it has been converted from an office building.
The lobby is quite basic - as expected. There is not much in terms of facilities, but for a traveller it is adequate.
The room is very nicely done and surprisingly big. There are separate shower and toilet cubicles, and the vanity and drinks counter is one of the best I've seen in a budget hotel.
The nice vanity and drinks counter. I like the fact that everything has its place.
The graphics in the hotel is also very nicely done and with a great sense of humour.
Another pleasant surprise is the chic and trendy cafe where breakfast is served. It looks like a posh university cafeteria. Everything is self service, and that's the charm of it.
Unsurprisingly due to its great location and affordable rate, Just Sleep is a very popular hotel. It is highly recommended, but do book way in advance to avoid disappointment.