"We had a very comfortable stay here in July 2016. If you like a quiet location and want a beautiful apartment with good proximity to metro and bus, this is a great rental. The apartment is sleekly furnished, in a nice building with decent amenities including a gym and pool in the basement. Transport options are good. It's only a 5-minute walk to the Xiangshan metro station, and across the street from a number of bus lines. You can walk straight to Taipei 101 in about 15 minutes for shopping and dining. The neighborhood is quiet, at the eastern end of the city near the mountains, with many posh apartment buildings and fewer street stalls and less nightlife than more central areas.There is a great little convenience store just behind the building, and a full supermarket about 10 min. walk away.
Note that the apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1-1/2 bathrooms, which is very handy, but both the 2nd bedroom and the 1/2 bath are very small. The galley kitchen is small and lightly equipped but very functional. Also, note that the gym and pool have quite restricted hours so I was rarely able to use them. They're closed all day Monday, open only late afternoon to evenings Tuesday-Friday, and open from late morning on weekends. The front desk staff speak limited English, so it helps to have some Chinese. The apartment owner was available to answer questions when needed."
Guest: Elizabeth F.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 29, 2016