(Transferred from TripsWithUs, our travel blog.)
For our first lodging in Taipei, we chose Keymans Hotel (懷寧旅店). We found this hotel while searching for hotels near the popular Taipei Main Station (台北車站). (For search terms, check out our previous post.) We picked this hotel mainly because of it’s proximity to Taipei Main Station and affordability.
Keymans is one of the few hotels that have a website with both English and Chinese. They also provide a lot of detail regarding their room rates and room pictures. The reservation procedure on their website was fairly easy and clear. You can see exactly how many rooms they have available on each day of the month. They do require your credit card during reservation and will put a hold on it till you check in. Charges will be made after you check into the hotel. Also all charges are made in NTD (New Taiwanese Dollar). You can always e-mail them with any questions you may have regarding the reservations. Their customer representative usually respond rather quickly in fluent English.
Keymans is located about 4 blocks away from Taipei Main Station. It was easy to get to even with us lugging all our luggage. Here’s a quick road map of how to get to Keymans Hotel.