Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf has been raved as one of Taipei’s best places to catch the most beautiful sunset. This makes it a place where you can find lovey-dovey couples taking a stroll and enjoying the breeze at the Danshui riverside.
Over the past few years, Taiwan’s tourism board has been revamping this entire area. Fisherman’s Wharf is now lined with pretty little boutiques and cafes. The cafe shown in the picture below, Fishgoodies Cafe (鱼藏文化咖啡) offers a great view of the Danshui River.
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Tamsui Hotel Day Plus 【淡水承億文旅】
It has been a while since I have stayed in such a modern and vibrant looking hotel. This hotel in Tamsui, the Hotel Day Plus or Hotel Day + (淡水承億文旅) definitely deserves two thumbs up. ❤
Before stepping into the hotel, you will be greeted by this big white mascot that looks like a hippo. It is called Han Ji (憨吉). There is a story behind this cute little creature, Han Ji. Basically, he has left his home in search of the long forgotten dreams that people have. In his opinion, everyone has wonderful dreams and should never give up on these dreams. Interestingly, this huge mascot doubles up as a letter box too! (Scroll down for more details.)
踏进饭店之前，你会看到一只白色的、长得很像河马的吉祥物。他的名字是憨吉。在他可爱的外表背后，其实有着一段很有意义的故事呢！话说憨吉离开了他的家，开启了一段旅程 —- 寻找人们早已遗忘的梦想之旅。对可爱的憨吉而言，人们的梦想都是伟大的，不应该轻言放弃。很特别的是，憨吉也能充当邮筒！（继续读下去就知道了！）
Right after I have done my check-in, I was informed that I would need to play a little game. And, that little game is just like the escape room games that I have tried in Singapore (I have been to Escape Hunt Singapore, Trapped SG and Exit Plan so I am pretty seasoned when it comes to escape room games).
However, since everything is in Traditional Chinese characters and I am the only person playing the escape game this time round, I told the manager that I would try my best, hoping that I would not bring shame to the Singaporean bloggers, considering that I am the only SG blogger to experience a night’s stay at this hotel.
I ploughed through the clues along the way and thanks to the manager’s kind guidance, I managed to solve the case. She commented that I was very fast. Well, I guess it really helps if you have some experience at these games. All in all, it was great fun running around the hotel. What a unique experience!
Thereafter, it was time to explore my room. I have been waiting for this moment as I was told by my Taiwanese friends that the rooms in this hotel are very well-decorated and even they themselves hope to have a chance to stay here.
I held my breath as I tapped my room card on the sensor. I gently opened the door and yes, I was impressed.
I stayed in a Deluxe Room and it is priced at NTD5000 a night (SGD215).
客房的设计给了我设计灵感 —- 我喜欢这里的摆设品和高雅的格调。
The next morning, I woke up early to pack my luggage as it was the final day for my short 4D3N trip to explore the New Taipei City. I also allocated sufficient time to write on the postcard below. Yes, this is the mascot of the hotel, Han Ji, once again.
You will receive this postcard from the concierge after you have checked-in at the hotel.
[UPDATE: I received my postcard on 6 October 2015, exactly one year after I sent out the postcard to myself. Totally felt like crying when I saw the card. Thank you so much, Tamsui Hotel Day Plus! You can’t imagine how much this means to me.]
This hotel is located right within Tamsui, near to the Fisherman’s Wharf. You can also take the Red 26 bus (红26) to any other attractions within Tamsui such as the Fort San Domingo etc.
I was doing some background research of the Chan Yee Hotel group (承億饭店集团) and they have really pretty hotels in Chiayi, Taichung, Taitung and Tainan too. Something to consider if you will be travelling to different parts of Taiwan.
Hotelday+ Tamsui【淡水承億文旅 – 淡水吹风】
Address: No. 27, Shalun Road, Tamsui, New Taipei City
Room prices start from NTD2200 (SGD95).
http://www.hotelday.com.tw/# (Hotel booking can be done at this website)
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This post marks the completion of my 4D3N tour of the New Taipei City in Taiwan. All in all, I have introduced 3 amazing hotels for your consideration the next time you travel to Taiwan. Click on the links below to the two other hotels. Thanks for reading! ❤
Jinshan and Wanli: Jin Yong Quan Spa Hotspring Resort 【金湧泉温泉会馆】
Danshui (Tamsui): Aroma Hotel 【淡水大自然养生会馆】
Thanks to the New Taipei City Tourism Board for extending the invitation to my blog, Follow My Wanders. Proud to be the official Singapore blogger for the event in Taiwan, “Have fun in New Taipei City”.