About this listing
At heart of Taipei business district, this Homelike B&B is convenient to anywhere in Taipei. And convenience is not its strongest feature -- tidiness and cleanness of the room, and the soft-talking host who makes the apartment ever-renewing...
Welcome to Fong-Yu's B&B, a green choice (see below GREEN CHOICE -- REFUND).
New: High-Speed Wifi: It is just upgraded to 100M!
The guest's room is equipped with a cozy double bed, and an exclusive, guest-only bathroom. The kitchen and the living rooms (both shared) are spacious. The living room is ready for Xbox 360 (yes, it is part of the deal!). A study (next to the guest's room), equipped with an ergonomic chair and a two-screen desktop PC, can be offered case-by-case.
Closest to No.1 Exit of "Taipei City Hall (市府站)" MRT Station (市府站): 7 min walk.
7-11 and FamilyMart, both open 24 hours (of course!), are 20 meters away. Literally!
The location of the room is very close to the entertainment and fashion heart of Xinyi district, where all major department stores (Taipei 101, Shinkong Mitsukoshi, Bellavita, Hankyu, ATT4Fun, Neo19 and Eslite department stores, and Xinyi V-Show) and best restaurants of Taipei are within 20 min walk.
-- New Opening (Aug. 2013): Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store is within 15 min walk.
Cafe Bistro ("黑米"): Famous for the best-in-town cuttlefish stewed rice -- 8 min walk
Phat Burger ("肥漢堡"): Arguably the best burger in town -- 7.5 min walk
Tao Qun Hakka Cultural Restaurant ("桃群餐廳"): Famous for Taiwanese basil omelet (九層塔煎蛋), sweet vinegar fish fillet (糖醋鮮魚), scallion pancake (蔥油餅), vinegar flavored pig intestine with ginger shreds (薑絲大腸) -- 8 min walk
Indian Palace ("印度皇宮", Indian cuisine, with memorable naans by Indian cooks!) -- 5 min walk
Teppanyaki restaurant "Da-xiao" ("大小鐵板燒") -- 0.5 min walk
Korean restaurant "Han-Chuan-Guan" ("韓川館"): Just opened in Nov. 2013, and can't really tell, but there's a new opening 15% discount till end of Nov. 2013. It boasts for bibimbap (石鍋拌飯), copper barbecue (銅盤烤肉). -- 3 min walk
Al Dente Cucina ("亞緹義廚"), serving pizza, pasta and other Italian food for many years in town -- 6 min walk
Last but not least, for dumpling lovers (me, for one), "8-Way Dumping Restaurant ("八方雲集鍋貼水餃") is 3 min away. The fillings include: leek (韭菜), spicy (Korean style, "韓式辣味"), curry (咖哩), shrimp (鮮蝦), and vegetable (田園蔬菜) flavors.
TEA, COFFEE AND JUICE -- Where to start?
Jeanlook Coffee("湛盧咖啡") is 50 meters afar. For home-made coffee, Gimme (phone number hidden)) is within 4 min walk. For tea, Tea Room ("茶涎") is only 3 min walk.
Grand opening: Drip Cafe ("好滴咖啡") is renowned for Japanese coffee. It is within 12 min walk.
World-famous: Artista Perfetto (”AP", ran by six world champions of latte art coming from Hong Kong, "世界拉花冠軍“): within 3 min walk
Pâtisserie ALEX, offering a pond-side view and French desserts, is within 13 min walk.
AFTER DRINK & DESERTS
For less-adrenaline leisure, the pond and cafe ("小山堂") of Songshan Cultural & Creative Park (松山文創園區), is within 10 minutes' walk, perfect for keen photographers.
The Songshan Cultural & Creative Park is always with exhibitions, and the coffee / wine shops nearby, are perfect for a leisure afternoon. The shopping centres in Xinyi district is around the corner. For a night view over the Taipei City, the Four Beasts Mountain (四獸山) is of 40-min walk, overseeing Taipei 101!
COMEDY -- Live (in Mandarin)!
Live Comedy Club Taipei ("卡米地喜劇俱樂部") is next to the The Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, around 12 min walk.
Transportation is another strength: MRT station "Taipei City Hall" is within 10 minutes' walk; for inter-city buses, the Taipei City Hall Bus Station (市府轉運站, connecting to Yilan, Taoyuan, Shinchu ("新竹”), Taichung, Jinshan ("金山“)) is also 10 minutes away.
Local bus station: United Daily News station (聯合報站), is within 5 min walk.
Guest room and a guest-only restroom. Guest will enjoy a most comfortable doublebed.
Free WiFi is provided 24 hours a day.
Washer and dryer are provided free of charge.
I will live in another room of the apartment. Communications will be most welcome.
The kitchen and the living room is shared.
GREEN CHOICE -- REFUND
For guest who brings his/her own toothbrush, toothpaste, and towel, a refund of TWD180 (circa USD6) will be made.
PERKS FOR REVISITORS (New)
1. A 5% discount off the listed price will apply -- thanks to Airbnb disintermediated -- and can go up to 10% for frequent revisitors (definition is yet to develop).
2. Using the study (書房) will be free for revisitors' use. The study, which is next to the guest room, is ready for office work: it has a large drawing board on one side of the wall, plus a desktop computer (a security password can be created for each revisitor) with two screens. The study is just upgraded for healthy reading: One month ago I just installed a self-made standing table (站立桌) so that the user can opt to stand to work, web-surf, etc, if he/she by any chance fancies standing working/reading.
The guest room and a guest-only bathroom. Also, as common space, the living room, the kitchen, and the area of dining table are accessible.
Interaction with Guests
We will certain meet face-to-face when check-in. Afterwards, we can email, or SMS, or (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden)....you name it!
1. Many restaurants, coffee shops, convenient stores and a book shop of Eslite are within 10 min walk.
2. Bank of Taiwan as well as Mega Bank are within 3 min. walk. The ATMs in which allow you to drawn Taiwan Dollar notes directly, 24 hours a day!
Subway (aka, MRT) station is within 3 min. walk. Inter-city bus station is within 3 min. walk, and intra-city bus stops are within 2 min. walk.
Other Things to Note
The doorbell is broken, so please send SMS or phone call to me before you arrive.
1. No curfew restriction. You can come back late.
2. Do not bring non-guest here, please, not even stopping by for 3 minutes, please, except for the new rules below. There are plenty of good coffee, tea and fruit juice bars around here for happy gatherings!
*NB. New guest-staying rules: If you have a few friends for afternoon tea for no more than 4 hours in the B&B (but no staying overnight), an extra USD35 (or TWD1,000) cleaning charge will be incurred. For one friend staying overnight, two-day prior notice to me is required and a surcharge of USD65 (TWD1,820) will be incurred -- in exchange, I will let the guest use my room, and I will move myself out that night! For avoidance of doubt, the breakfast refund does not apply to such additional guest circumstances.
3. Wifi is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
4. Many a guest prefers to enjoy his/own exploration of this area and savors breakfast/brunch as part of morning entertainment. This is admirable, and a coupon worth of 2 US dollars per morning (for Dante Cafe in the neighbourhood) will be provided!
It's was a very pleasant stay.
The house is spacious, clean and comfy. (with XBOX to play, extra 10 points!!!)
And the host is very nice, always replies my msg promptly. (Tho we never have the chance to meet)
Great location, with lots of nice restaurants and cafes.
Less than 10 mins walk to the MRT station, which is super convenient.
It feels like home, and I would definitely choose to stay here for my next visit to Taipei!
So clean, awesome environment and the location is very convenience for public transport access. Enjoyed it so much. Thanks!
Very spacious place at a great location. Weekly cleaning is included. Host is very friendly and can be easily reached if not around. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if I have the chance! :)
I had a very enjoyable stay at Fong-Yu’s apartment, which is in the perfect location easily accessible and within walking distance of the MRT, Taipei 101, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, and a wide variety of restaurants and stores. Fong-Yu is personable with a great sense of humor, professional, accommodating, and responsive prior to and throughout the stay, making sure your stay will be as comfortable as it can be. Like others before me, I had the luxury of having the entire apartment alone for most of the stay, which was great. The apartment itself was nice and updated, super clean, and comfortable with all the amenities you need, including an indoor exercise bicycle. I highly recommend Fong-Yu’s place!
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About the Host, Fong-Yu
I am from Taipei, Taiwan, a incurable fan of travel, skiing (surviving two bone fractures), movie and Issac Asimov si-fi!
我是台北人，單身，愛好旅行和滑雪（ski，骨折2次仍不屈不撓），熱愛看電影和科幻小說（big fan of Asimov！）