Great Place for My First Visit to Taipei
Best thing by far is the location. The hotel is virtually across the street from the first "Din Tai Fong" restaurant, and a variety of other attractions (markets, restaurants, memorials, venues) are within easy walking distance. Plus the metro is right there. The staff were very courteous, helpful, and friendly. My room didn't have a window, which is a drawback when trying to adjust to a 12-hour time difference. Even so, it was quite stylishly furnished, with good quality materials. And it was large enough though, as other reviewers have noted, there isn't a very good place to just "hang out." The complimentary laundry and coffee are a definite plus.
I would view the breakfast as more of a "first breakfast," since it's not very large. But if you're visiting Taipei, you'll probably want to be eating all the time anyway!
In the heart of Taipei, ARK Hotel - Dongmen is within a 5-minute drive of Daan Forest Park and Taipei World Trade Center. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).