W Taipei’s Little sister – Aloft Taipei ZhongShan 台北中山雅樂軒


Aloft Taipei Zhongshan 台北中山雅樂軒酒店

No 1 Shuangcheng Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei 台北市中山區雙城街1號

886 2 7743 9999


Starwood has been working very hard to claim their territory in Taiwan, flagging two new places before we said good bye to 2015.

The hipster W claiming the CBD and now brought in the younger sister Aloft which situated on the other side of Taipei city.  Aloft located in one of the shopping and cafe hopping area, which is an ideal location for some younger travelers, and an alternative to the Four Points by Sheraton which is located far from city center.

Aloft doesn’t have a glamorous lobby likes others, a tiny weeny lobby with just a check-in area and nothing else, and using LEDs displays as decorations.  Upon arriving at the hotel I was greeted by name,  an agent from Four Points who still recognize me from 2 years ago. The checkin process took longer than usual, but very informative and immediate recognizing my SPG status.  Platinum member gets a free drink from W XYZ while their opening special offers free buffet breakfast from Re:fuel.  How chic kiddo roll, we “grab and go” from Re:fuel and partying with the latest music and DJ at W XYZ.

The modern styled room ain’t huge but it had everything needed.  When we mentioned that the paint smell was a bit strong in the room, they bought in an air purifier as soon as possible.  As a vision of W, Aloft offers Bliss amenities but a different line of product – Tired+Blue.  We did find that the bathtub was a little bit too shallow to our comfort and the air circulation of the the bathroom wasn’t that good.

The light switches panel was a memory game and trial and error.  No labeling or what so ever, it will take you a good 5 minutes to turn on your headlight or switch off the lights at night.


Our room had a balcony but we weren’t able to open the door, but we forgotten to ask about it upon check out.

Aloft is very convenient with MRT station and bus stops just 5 mins away, not to mention the famous Qingguang Market  down the block.  I personally recommend this market to all my friends over the infamous Shilin Night Market, in QingGuang you can find alot of traditional local eats like the tofu dessert, taiwanese style sandwiches, sesame chicken soup, LuWei, doughnut, wheelcake.  I am sure you will have a lots of fun exploring the area.


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Sufood vegetarian restaurant

Went to this chain veggie restaurant because my friend was on a vegan diet.

330 BaDe Road , ZhongShan Dist. Taiepi



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The meal here comes in set with bread, appertizer platter, soup, main, dessert and drink just for 398

I do think it is a bargain for all these food especially in such a good quality and with the exceptional services that you will get from this place

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Rosemary Benoiton – any bread that serve warm taste pretty above standard as long as they are not hard as rock.  They came with this yoghurt dip which I’m not fond of it as it is too sweet to go with the bread I think olive oil is a better option.





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Konjac tomatoes
Bell peppers Shuilian
Blueberry yam

I love the yam it goes well with the blueberry sauce, thumbs up



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can’t really exactly remember what soup it was but it is somewhere along the line green pea mushroom soup.

rosemary mushroom with mashed potato… oh my the potato is filling and I can’t really finish my main but I do love the mushroom… very juicy and fresh.

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apple pie to end the meal I prefer home made pie way more than this thing… not bad coming from an asian restaurant…




Will definitely come back again it worth the price that you are paying.