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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Condo nr MRT, 4 stn to Zoo, 5 to SOGO, 6 to TPE101

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 17 reviews

from £94 /night

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The Lounge/Living Room

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

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, House swap
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, Double beds (3), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

*FREE* Mobile Sim Card for letting (only charge on actual communication fees) available upon request

*FREE* Wireless High Speed Internet Access

24-hour Security

Bathtub & Shower , Bath Amenities (Towels, Shampoo & Shower Gel)

40" LCD Television with Cable TV, DVD and CD entertainment system.

Down Comforters & Pillows

Gas Stove

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.

Further details

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 in 110 sq. meters, comprises 3 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including 1 suite, nearby 24-hr convenient stores & supermarket, easy lodging, safe area.

About this location

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

Climate

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.

History

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.

Taipei City

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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4 Feb 2015

5/5

"Thoughtful host!"

My friends and I stayed at Ouiinn in Janurary and we are so glad to have chosen such a place! First of all like what other reviewers said the place is exactly as it is in the pictures: it is clean, co… More

Thank you Elaine, happy to learn that you had a pleasant vacation, welcome to visit us again in your next trip!

30 Dec 2014

5/5

"Cozy apartment"

Stay like HOME..direct bus travel to 101 with less than 15 min. Just my female friends is complaining mirror too small..full body length mirror should be available at all rooms..

30 Dec 2014

5/5

"Has everything you want and more"

We stayed here for 5 nights over Christmas and the apartment was fantastic. We were met by Alex who showed us round and explained everything and answered our questions. The apartment was so well fitted out with everything you could need.... There was even a Christmas tree for us. The metro stop is a couple of minutes and you are in Taipei in about 15 minutes. A 10 minute walk and there are shops and restaurants so everything you need is so close by.

24 Dec 2014

5/5

"Great apartment for family vacation in Taiwan !!!"

This was the first time I took my three grownup adult boys to Taiwan. The owner, Alex was friendly, helpful, considerate yet professional. The apartment was clean, roomy, and close to a hospital - o… More

Thank you Mr. Lin, it's our pleasure to host your family vacation at Taiwan, and we welcome you, your family & friends to stay here again. Merry Christmas!

28 Apr 2014

4/5

"Convenient & Budget Stay"

The owner is helpful in arranging the transfer and transport to places we want to go. A convenient place to stay as walking distance to mrt station. Nearby there are convenience stores and also food stalls for our own breakfast. This is a nice and cosy place to stay together for 6 people. The only negative is the dark staircase which we need to carry our own luggage up to and from the 2nd storey.

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

4/5

"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

4/5

"非常适合家庭的理想住所"

我们一家6人于2013年2月初在蔚云间住了6天。此次台湾之行选择这里作为台北的住所,是希望找到一个拥有3间卧室,足够宽敞又有私密空间的地方。事实… More

8 Jan 2013

5/5

"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!

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    • 3 Years listed

    90% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:28 Mar 2015

    Based in Taiwan

    Languages spoken
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