Fushin Hotel Taichung
14, ShiFu Rd, Central Dist.
Free Wireless Internet.
Credit cards accepted.
This brand-new 88-room hotel follows a Neihu, Taipei sister hotel and offers clean, modern, spacious rooms and facilities for very reasonable prices. Free services/amenities for guests include a buffet breakfast, gym usage, Internet access, HSR station shuttle service, and self-service laundry. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
Within 100 meters of the former Taichung City Hall, the 10-floor hotel building was built on the site of the decades-old Apollo Hotel, where the first man on the moon, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, stayed during a visit to Taichung on Dec. 28, 1969.
The hotel's spacious rooms range from the pictured Deluxe Double (currently NT$2,380, add NT$400 Fri./Sat.) with a king-size bed, 37-inch flat-screen TV and other amenities, to the four-person Deluxe Family Room (currently NT$3,280 + NT$400 Fri./Sat.) with two queen-size beds.
The first-floor, 40-seat Sweet Air Cafe offers a variety of mid-priced pasta, steak and other mostly-Western entrees, plus beverages, salads, desserts and afternoon tea specials.