The Hotel Riverview in Ximending is an established four star hotel located about 10 to 15 minute walk from the Ximending Subway Station and shopping districts. The plus about this hotel is that it faces an amazing and picturesque view of the river which is reflected in the name of the hotel. The hotel offers a free scheduled shutter service to Ximending Subway Station so feel free to check the validity of this service with the reception to make your commuting much easier on your trip. For some of the best views, the rooms on the higher floors are recommended.
The hotel is partially renewed and renovated so there is the old wing and the new wing. The rooms are expectedly clean, comfortable and modern. Some rooms may also have toiletbowls that are high tech in fashion, where there are plenty of different function buttons to make the toilet experience more fun and interesting. The hotel has different rooms – some with twin beds, double bed, triple bed or quadruple depending on the number and type of company you travel with. If you are travelling as a family of four, it is recommended to request for two interconnecting rooms with double beds or twin beds. These rooms are huge and spacious as compared to the standard rooms which are rather smaller. The hotel serves some sort of complimentary breakfast buffet which is quite comprehensive of Chinese and Western food ranging from croissants, cereal and milk, fried noodles, ham, bacon and eggs, fruit, pastry and porridge. The breakfast location which is on the 12th floor is splended as its on the upper floor and has an overall view of the Danshui river, bridges and highway.
The rooms has a modern TV and reaches out to a lot of channels. It is possible to have rent a taxi driver to drive you around Taipei for a competitive rate. Taxi fares are relatively cheap to and from the hotel as the hotel is popularly known to taxi drivers. Although the hotel is located close to Ximending area and right next to a highway, it is quite secluded so noise levels from traffic and crowds are not high for those who look forward to a quiet and peaceful sleep at night.
The service staff are friendly and helpful to resolve any issues that guests could be facing like bringing extra pillows or providing raincoats readily on a rainy day. There are bell boys to help with your luggage as soon as you arrive and reception staff are polite. The infamous Ximending center which is a 10 minute walk from the hotel comes alive at night and is truly well worth visiting for youth and adults alike. From the hotel, take a right turn and stumble upon a few local cinemas for guests who would like to experience the Taiwanese entertainment establishments with family, friends or spouse and simply enjoy watching a movie in a foreign country. Overall, the hotel is simple, relaxing and reasonable in price.