Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
As a tranquil retreat in the heart of Taiwan's metropolis, Ouiinn Guesthouse is located ideally next to the city's flourishing Daan district and fashionable Xinyi district, 5 stops & 6 stops away from SOGO & Taipei 101.
Ouiinn was a private lodging reserved only for families & friends, before transforming into a holiday guesthouse open for families and group travellers around the world. Ouiinn is a stylish and fully-equipped apartment, comprises of 3 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and 1 bedroom suite. The chic decor throughout the guesthouse exudes a savvy yet relaxing ambience. The fine household appliances & contemporary furnishings invariably distinguish the apartment from other get-away in Taipei.
Located next to MRT XinHai station, Ouiinn is surrounded by local amenities such as 7-11, Family Mart, OK, restaurants, pharmacy, laundry & supermarkets. Lodging is made as easy and pleasant as staying home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Green Bay 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) 40 km, Nearest railway: Taipei Station 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
*FREE* Mobile Sim Card for letting (only charge on actual communication fees) available upon request
*FREE* Wireless High Speed Internet Access
Bathtub & Shower , Bath Amenities (Towels, Shampoo & Shower Gel)
40" LCD Television with Cable TV, DVD and CD entertainment system.
Down Comforters & Pillows
Insurance for Guests
|Further details outdoors|
* Public Parking Lot is available in 2 mins walk, 100 meters away.
* Smoking in house is prohibited but is allowed at balcony.
* On 2nd floor without elevator, may be inconvenient to disables.
Ouiinn Guesthouse located near the heart of Taipei City, 5 mins walk to Metro XinHai station, 5 stops to SOGO & 4 stops to Taipei Zoo and Maokong (Gondola and Tea Gardens). 15 mins to Taipei 101 (Xinyi Area) by Bus or Taxi without transit.
To XieMenDing within 20mins by Taxi (under US$8), by Metro 27mins. To Taipei Main Station within 18mins by Taxi (under US$7), by Metro 24mins.
Friendly to Family with infants and elders, and welcome backpackers. Is a full equipped apartment, comprises 3 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including 1 suite, nearby 24-hr convenient stores & supermarket, easy lodging, safe area.
Please visit our website for more info - www.ouiinn.com.
The Taipei region
Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural centre of Taiwan. There is the National Palace Museum, which has one of the largest collections of Chinese artefacts and artworks in the world. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major industrial area. Railways, high speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports - Taipei Songshan and Taiwan Taoyuan
Taipei has a four-season, monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate. Summers are very hot, humid, and accompanied by occasional heavy rainstorms and typhoons, while winters are short and mild.
Due to Taiwan's location in the Pacific Ocean, it is affected by the Pacific typhoon season, which occurs between June and October.
Historically, Taipei has always been a place where cultures collide and coalesce. The earliest archaeological evidence of human presence in Taipei was found in the Yuanshan Prehistoric Site (B.C. 5000) and the Zhishanyan Prehistoric Site (B.C. 1000-200). The two sites confirm the early human presence in Taipei and Taipei's past as a lake. Later, the Ketagalan group belonging to the Pingpu ("Plains") aboriginal tribes began to thrive in areas such as Danshui, Beitou and Bali.
The Spanish arrived in Danshui from Keelung and built Fort Provintia (now known as the Hongmao Fort, or "red-topped tower" (red hair castle?). Shortly after, the Dutch invaded south Taiwan and fought for control of the island with Ming Dynasty general Koxinga, who was then stationed in Tainan. After defeating Koxinga’s forces, the Qing government assumed total control of Taiwan.
Southern Chinese immigrants from Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, and Canton began to arrive in Mengjia, then Taiwan's largest port, in search of arable land. They fought constantly with the Pingpu tribe as well as among themselves for territory. These early immigrants built houses and temples that reflected a number of regional architectural styles.
Construction of Taipei City was completed in the late 19th century during Emperor Guangxu's reign. The historical city gates that we see today were constructed during this period.
Taiwan became a Japanese colony in 1895, after China lost the First Sino-Japanese War. Taiwan remained a Japanese colony until the end of WWII, when the mainland Chinese Nationalist government took over. The influx of Nationalist troops and personnel brought with them mainland Chinese culture to Taiwanese society.
In recent years, increased immigration from Southeast Asia has further contributed to Taipei's ever more diversified cultural climate.
Notable Buildings: National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Zhongzheng),National Theater and Concert Hall (Zhongzheng),National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine (Zhongshan),Taipei 101 (Xinyi),Presidential Palace (Zhongzheng),Longshan Temple (Wanhua).
Museums:The National Palace Museum,Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Night Markets:Shida Night Market (Daan),Shilin Night Market (Shilin),Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market (Snake Alley) (Wanhua),Gongguan Night Market ,Ximending (Wanhua)
Hotsprings: Beitou, Wulai, KinShan
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2 Nov 2013
"The only place to stay in Taipei!!!"
The pictures here actually sell the place short. The place exceeded our expectation. The feeling we all had was like we were staying at a very cozy house of a friend. This i think beats staying at any… More
25 Jun 2013
"An oasis in Taipei"
I love Ouiin! The place is not smack in the middle of the city, so it's not too crowded. Yet, everything is only a bus ride or an MRT ride away. There are two convenience store just around the co… More
11 Apr 2013
"Nice Condo for family of five"
This condo is a nicely decorated place for my family of five, including my dad, sister, hubby and 7 year old kid. The three bedroom layout worked out great for us. It is an older condo with all necessities furnished in an older part of Taipei away from the crowds. It worked out for us because we rented a car with a driver, so transportation was not a concern. However, the appliances need some help.
10 Feb 2013
8 Jan 2013
"My entire family and I give Alex and the Ouinn Guesthouse 2 thumbs up."
I'm really glad I found the Ouinn Guesthouse to accomodate my family of 5 over the new years. Hotels would've been too expensive and crashing with local family in Taipei would've been too intrusive for our 5 night visit. Alex was incredibly responsive over email to all my questions and concerns before check-in. Local family in Taipei came to meet us the day we arrived and were impressed with the cleanliness, apartment furnishings, and amenities. Cable TV, WiFi, washing machine, and a great location for taxi drop-offs or taking the subway! Thank you, Alex, for hosting my family from California, and I definitely recommend staying here in the near future!
21 Oct 2012
"Just Like a Second Home"
Thank you Alex. Your place is very comfortable with a bus stop downstairs and the subway just a few minutes walk away. Did I mention that there is a breakfast joint with an impressive menu at the shop below the apartment.
Back to our apartment, it has everything a home has. Rice cooker, ironing board and iron, washing machine with detergent and fabric softener and other amenities. Also included and this was totally unexpected were cup noodles, different types of tea and coffee, two big bottles of mineral water, Milo sachets and toiletry basics like toothbrushes, shower caps and razors.
The only minor drawback are the two flights of stairs to the apartment
My friends and I totally enjoyed our short visit to Taipei and we have plans for more future visits and Ouiinn, you'll see us again. :-)
17 Jul 2012
Thanks Alex for your help, flexibility and kindness. The appartment is really nice, clean and very convenient. Metro is pretty close and stores just at the corner. What could be better?
11 Jul 2012
"Excellent service & cosy apartment"
As I had to make some changes to the date of booking, owner Alex helped us do so without a fuss! He also gave promptly suggestions and answered to my questions whenever in doubt. When we reached there… More
20 Dec 2011
"Great Stay at Ouiinn"
My family of 5 stayed 5 days/4 nights at Ouiinn from 14 - 17 Dec 2011. Despite the limited reviews on Trip Advisor (TA), we proceeded to book the apartment through TA. We are glad we booked and stayed… More
13 Nov 2011
"Comfortable and convenient"
Friendly owner. Clean and comfortable. Easy access to public transportation (MRT and public bus).
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