I never review hotels, but this one was a personal enough experience to reflect on.
1. The hotel faces not one but 2 squares in Ximending, the most densely built-up and oldest area in Taipei (one of the squares was hosting a market on a Saturday). The hotel also faces the main pedestrian thoroughfare in the district, with many good cafes, moderately-priced restaurants, a 24-hour cinema, and shopping (Eslite, Muji, Uniqlo, many independent boutiques in parallel alleys, and ubiquitous 24-hour supermarkets) to choose from.
2. The hotel occupies one floor of an apartment building, as is common in Taipei. Ceilings are high, and I had a room with 3 windows facing a square below, with a youthful piece of street art adorning an entire wall of a building opposite. All are rare pleasures, particularly in Taipei.
3. There is no breakfast provided but there is a laundry with a drier (open from 9AM), a large communal table with 2 iMacs and a microwave for guest use.
4. There are western channels on TV, including CNN - something one does not always get in Taipei.
5. The hotel is new and the service, number of rooms small, and service comparatively informal and personal.
We are quite impress with airline inn. Room is clean and spacious with simple but nice design. Their customer service is just excellent. The staff at airline inn are so friendly and they will always take initiative to offer their help when we have a problem. Overall I will recommend this hotel to people and will definitely go back again.
Don't be fooled by the lack of obvious signage-you do have to knock on an unmarked door to get in! Wonderful staff that was super helpful and fun to chat with. Not too ritzy of rooms but came with all the necessities. Plus, good location!
Very nice hotel with clean room, helpful staff, one can speak and understand Cantonese too. There's free snack inside the room and the free breakfast has lots of variety, congee, cereal, toast,buns, vegetable, chicken, soup, salad and fruits. And there's a 24 hours self serve laundry shop just steps away from the hotel too . And I don't mind the location is about 10 minutes walk from the Ximending MRT station because we do need some kind of exercise after eating lots of good food
Sometimes called the Harajuku of Taipei, this fashion and shopping area in the northern part of Wanhua District has a thriving Japanese subculture. Closed to cars, its busy pedestrian avenues bustle with the intensity of Times Square. Ximending's many clubs draw young people from around the city and contain a lively LGBT community. Mengjia Longshan Temple is a 20 minute walk to the south.