Travel Tuesday: RF Hotel Taipei, Taiwan (Video)

When traveling through a city like Taipei, you have no shortage of options when it comes to where you want to stay. On the higher end of the scale, you have hotels like the W Taipei with nightly rates sneaking up on the four figure range during a show like Computex. And then, on the other end of the scale, you have far more affordable “business” hotels like the RF Hotel where we stayed last week.

It goes without saying that a place like RF Hotel cannot possibly compare to the higher-end experience we enjoyed at the Monarch Skyline Hotel in Taoyuan. It also comes in at a fraction of the price, as our nightly rate worked out to less than $100. Unsurprisingly, the accommodations were modest but functional.

The room itself was actually smaller than the already small room we had at the Forte Orange Business Hotel a few years back. It’s basic by circumstance, giving us a couple of small twin beds (on wheels), a relatively small bathroom, and a “desk” that was really nothing more than a shelf on the wall.

That being said, the RF Hotel is conveniently located near the Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT station, giving us easy access to the Nangang Exhibition Center for Computex, as well as relatively easy access to Taipei Main Station, Taipei 101 and other attractions.

Finding the RF Hotel can be a bit of a challenge if you don’t know where to look. The entrance is actually off the main Zhongxiao East Road, around the corner behind the Rolex store. And even then, the hotel lobby is not on the ground floor, which is actually quite common in many Asian hotels. Instead, the lobby is located on the third floor, which is also where the daily complimentary breakfast is served. We only had the breakfast one morning, because it honestly wasn’t very good. We got some bad ham, mediocre sausage and a few steamed buns.

As promised, I’ve put together a quick video tour of our room at the RF Hotel. Check it out below.