First Plaza Hotel
123, LuChuan W St (First Square),
Central District, Taichung City
Credit cards accepted. Free parking lot.
Business and leisure individual and group travelers looking for comfortable, reasonably-priced lodging in the heart of Taichung near the train station can opt for this new hotel, located on the eighth through 12th floors of Taichung's First Square shopping/entertainment complex. A first-floor lobby is located just off First Square's main plaza and provides elevator access upstairs. First Plaza's 60 single and double bed rooms, ranging in size from about eight to 15 pings, are comfortable and nicely outfitted with down-filled comforters, a 32-inch TV, writing desk and free ADSL high-speed Internet plug-in access and bottled water. All guests get their choice of a free McDonald's breakfast, which can either be delivered in or eaten at the restaurant's nearby outlet. There is also access to fax and photocopying equipment. Call during the hotel's opening period to inquire about special offers and discounts. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Uvia Chang
A. First Plaza's rooms include the single rooms (pictured), ranging in price from NT$2,000 to NT$2,400 and equipped with a double bed. The double bed rooms have a second double bed and range from NT$3,800 up to NT$4,600 suites which include a small living room, ideal for families.
B. The hotel rooms all feature a good-sized bath with shower, with some bathrooms also equipped with a jacuzzi bathtub with massage water jets.