I stayed at the Lion Hotel twice this month—first for four nights, then one more night as I passed through Taipei on my way home. It's a little removed from the city center (hence the great price), but only a short walk from an MRT station. If you're willing to trade travel time for a cheaper hotel, this is a solid choice. The room was comfortable, the staff was extremely pleasant, and the area around the hotel is vibrant and interesting.
However, there were a few things that I wished had been better. The hot water in my showers got warm, but never approached hot. The wifi cut out a lot, which made it difficult for me to get work done. And being sent for breakfast at McDonald's with a hotel coupon was okay the first day—less so the next few.
This was overall a nice hotel at a great price for Taipei, and I'd love to see them make the changes that would elevate them into "I'll always stay there" territory for me. They're not quite there yet.
Provides free water, tea and coffee. Has microwave, washing machine and dryer which are convenience for some travellers. Gives MOS burger coupon to use as breakfast.
Room is clean and modern look. But the room is very small and their walls are thin (can hear toilet sound and door closing sound quite loudly)
Though situated along a quieter street, there are many shops in the vicinity. Short distance (about 3 min walk) to Fuzhong MRT station.
Staff are friendly, helped provide information of where to board airport bus, and suggested various shops to visit in the area. I was presented fast food coupons : )) Saved money on 2 meals.
Room was small (but I had anticipated that) but cosy. Facilities were quite complete, but there isn't any minibar fridge. You have to get hot water from a small pantry outside room (just hot water & drinking water).
Was told that there was international buffet but they will only order McDonald for you every morning.
When enter the hotel, hotel stuff will keep asking you, "did u have a room here"
Basically this hotel is like a hotel 81 in singapore. Guest are able to get just a 2 hours stay in the hotel.