Monday, November 13, 2017

Taiwan 8D7N Free & Easy Tour - 53 Hotel (宝岛53行馆) - Taichung

When we initially planned to stay in Taichung for 1 night, I searched for hotels that are conveniently located near the train station (in case we need to travel on our own). 53 Hotel (宝岛53行馆) is strategically located near Taichung Railway Station which is about 10 minutes walk away and I made my booking without second thoughts.

Nearer to the date of travel, I secured transport to take us to & fro to the hotel and realised I should find a hotel that is nearer to Fengjia Night Market instead. Since it was rather late to make the change, we decided to go ahead our stay with 53 Hotel, which didn't disappoint us at all.

Through, we booked a Family Room at NTD$2658 (~SGD115) that comes with 2 double beds. Quite a big difference compared to the published rate of NTD 6000 on their website.

The reception staff at 53 Hotel was very polite and attended to us warmly. As we were in a rush to visit other places of interest, we deposit our luggage at the reception area and they kindly helped us to transfer our luggage into our hotel rooms when we returned late that night.

Long sofa near the lift lobby. A comfortable place to rest in the midst of waiting.

Guests who need some quiet time can come to the relaxation zone to take a break or read a book.

For those who like to do some workout, there is a Fitness Center at Basement 1. 

We have prepared to wash our laundry in Taiwan and I am delighted that 53 Hotel has its very own self-service laundry room.  Washing machine and dryers are available and if you need laundry detergent, it will cost NTD$30.

It was near mid-night when I was at the laundry room and all the machines are available for use! I was able to return to my room and drop by to check again later. Clearing all our dirty laundry and having extra clean sets of clothes at end of Day 2 is comforting as we do not need to pack many clothes for our trip to start with.

Let's take a look at the rooms.

Room is brightly lighted and clean. 

Fit with 42' LCD TV, there is an electronic safe and most importantly, free WIFI.

Ample space in the toilet and shower room and it comes with basic amenities.

It was a pity we did not have enough time to explore the area around 53 Hotel.  第一广场 is minutes walk away and the renowned Miyahara (宮原眼科) is located directly opposite of the hotel but it was closed when we returned. I guess time is never enough when it comes to travelling.

Otherwise, I love the cozy and chic interior design of 53 Hotel. which gives travelers like our family a relaxing and peaceful stay.

Check out our Taiwan 8D7N itinerary.

Summary Notes:
- Free Wifi
- Air-condition
- Window view - depends on room type
- Flooring - Laminate
- Water Flask - available
- Safety Box - available
- Hair Dryer - available
- Phone - available
- Mini Fridge - not available

- Bath towels are provided
- Combined Toilet and Shower room
- Water Heater available.
- Disposable toothbrush/toothpaste provided

53 Hotel (宝岛53行馆)
Address: No.27, Zhongshan Rd., Central Dist., Taichung City 400, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Date of Stay : Nov 2016

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