thanks to the distance to the mrt, for this trip we did not take a taxi once. to and fro airport has this bus, number 1962, walking distance from the hotel, only 135 twd per pax. location is really good. but for some reasons, i stayed in room 202, the water has baygon smell.. and usually there is a layer of oil if we leave the water alone. water comes directly from the tap but its really weird... overall, its a good stay, staffs are extremely nice. they stand up to greet us EVERY SINGLE TIME. 5 stars service.
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.
Hotel is on the 6th floor of older building, entrance between Mos Burgers and 7-11. Airport Bus 1962 drops off half block from hotel on 館前東路. (Pick up is 3 blocks away). Rooms are clean, non-smoking, and all have different themes/bathrooms - some rooms more spacious than others. Wi-fi stronger in certain areas (if using phone, may have to move around a little and/or connect to a different router). Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is vouchers to 2 shops (dependent on stay length): Mos burgers and a Taiwanese place. 5 minute walk to Fuzhong MRT station (15 min ride to Taiwan Main Station). There is no in-room safe, irons. Umbrellas, Washer/Dryer free to use, but dryer takes long time.
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.