COMPASS MAGAZINE , November 2008

Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park


Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park


Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park

94, ZiYou (TzuYou) Rd, Sec 2
(04) 3505-9898, fax (04) 3505-0598
Credit cards accepted.
Free parking for guests.

This new 169-room business hotel is part of Intercontinental hotel group and joins over 1,700 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world. Self-styled as a "3.5-star" hotel, Holiday Inn Express offers comfortable, upscale lodging with a no-frills approach. Even so, guests get to enjoy swanky, modern decor and amenities that include free wireless Internet throughout the building, free broadband connections in all rooms, a check-in welcome tea pack (with five types of teas) and free breakfast in the first-floor Great Room restaurant (6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.), shared with the mall. Great Room also offers six NT$280 lunch/dinner semi-buffet meals, featuring an Asian or Western main course, two appetizers and an all-you-can-eat/drink fruit/soup/drink bar (NT$120 by itself). --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee

A. Holiday Inn Express offers one basic style of room with the only variations being City View or Park View (NT$500 extra) rooms. In addition to the double bed, a pull-out sofa can be fixed up to accomodate extra guests (add NT$500), and families can opt for adjoining rooms with a door between. Rates are flexible with a current NT$2,899 offer until the end of the year, and guaranteed lowest-rate bookings via their website.

B.The hotel is situated directly opposite the Taichung Park and occupies floors three, five, six, 11 and 12 (plus first-floor lobby/check-in area) of an attractive multi-use building shared with the Sunshine Plaza fashion outlet mall.

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