Boutique Hotel

Dandy Hotel Da’an (丹迪旅店): Great Boutique Hotel

This wasn’t our first time staying at a Dandy Hotel in Taipei and it certainly won’t be our last.  In our previous visits we stayed at the Tianjin Branch and found it to be nicely designed, young and comfortable.  For a change, we decided to stay at the Da’an branch for our short Christmas trip, The location of the Da’an branch is superb.  Sitting on Xinyi Road Section 3 but with its entrance facing Lane 31, it is a good…

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CitizenM Glasgow: Great hip hotel

The location for the CitizenM Glasgow hotel is not the most convenient – it is quite a few blocks away from the Glasgow train station. For those who are contemplating walking with your luggage, don’t, because it is all the way uphill from the station. Taxi fare was 4-6 pounds and was well worth it. That said, much of central Glasgow is walkable from the hotel and the national bagpipe center is right next door. Location aside, the hotel was…

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Hotel Sonne Fussen: A few minutes walk from the train station

The best thing about Hotel Sonne is its location – only a few minutes walk with luggages from the train station. Despite the normal (and perhaps slightly boring) façade of the building, this is one quirky hotel. The front desk was small, as was the hotel bar which is located to the right of the front desk and features an assortment of mediocre generic cocktails, and beer, which we should have ordered. The hotel itself, however, was bigger than expected,…

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Hotel Eclat Taipei: Decent hotel with a few drawbacks

Located on the corner of Dunhua Road and Xinyi road, Hotel Eclat occupies a very convenient location. A block away is a 24-hours eslite bookshop and the alleys behind the hotel houses a decent collection of restaurants ranging from the local noodle shops to rather hip and pricey Japanese and Italian restaurants. Getting a taxi right outside the hotel hasn’t been any problem although the nearest underground station was quite a few blocks away. THE ENVIRONMENT: Design was in general of…

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Homely hotel with friendly staff: Dandy Hotel Tianjin Branch (丹迪旅店)

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Dandy Hotel Tianjin Branch. Initially, finding the hotel was a challenge despite having looked up its address on Google Maps, since the hotel is located on a back street away from the trunk roads. This, however, turned out to be a blessing as that also meant the location is quieter. At approximately 5 minutes walk from an underground station access was easy. The front desk staff were friendly, courteous and efficient. Whilst we…

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