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.
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).
"Convenient and clean hotel with very helpful staff"
The hotel is situated near MRT station and bus station. It has a lot of stores and restaurants nearby, making it very convenient to travellers. Though rooms are small, it is already worth it for the price. Each room has its own design and is very clean. Hotel staffs are very courteous, patient and helpful. Will definitely go back to this hotel.