The Space Noise level: If sleep quality is important to you, then you will enjoy staying at my apartment. it is incredibly quiet.
Location: TWO MINUTE walk from Jian Nan metro station, countless famous restos, miramar mall, riverside park, convenience stores, golf driving range etc. the tourist information center (miramar mall, ground floor) is a 4 to 5-minute walk from my apartment. the area is very convenient, yet really quiet at night, 20 mins by mrt to taipei 101, 8-10 mins by mrt to Zhongshiao Fuxing metro station (downtown), 10 mins by free shuttle bus from miramar mall to shilin night market, 20 mins by taxi to Yangming Shan + hot springs, 5-7 minutes by taxi to the national palace museum and martyr's shrine.
Some reasons to consider my place instead of the places close to Taipei 101:
Some of the most popular tourist attractions are actually very far from the taipei 101 area. these places include shilin night market, which is a free shuttle bus ride away from miramar mall. the martyr's shrine (no mrt station) is a 5-7 minute taxi ride away. the national palace museum (no mrt station) is also a 5-7 minute taxi ride away. Yangming Shan national park (where i work) and all the hot springs (no mrt station) can also be reached within 20 minutes by taxi. you can also opt to take public buses to those place i have mentioned.
Downtown is too busy and crowded. taking the mrt or driving during rush hour can take its toll. on the one hand, my area is more "chill" and relaxing. on the other hand, it is still only a 10 min mrt ride to downtown.
because it is a relatively newly developed residential neighborhood, it is much quieter. traffic is less horrendous. there is more urban planning. the streets are lined with trees. you still enjoy the modern conveniences of having a shopping mall, supermarket, convenience stores, upmarket and local restos etc.
Security: floor and main entrance accessible only to resident, need key card to use elevator; doorman available from 7AM to 5PM.
Facilities/amenities: elevator, free access to and use of washing machine, dryer, bathtub, wifi, conference room, fitness center, roof deck area, kitchenette, fridge, closet space...
Room and cleanliness: professionally cleaned once every two weeks, no pets, one queen-size bed and one sofa bed, high ceiling (3.6 meters)
Directions to taipei 101: 15 min taxi ride or 8 metro stations away (only 1 transfer from brown line to blue line); b) directions to shilin night market: 15 min taxi ride or free shuttle bus leaving miramar mall every 30 minutes from 10AM-9PM; c) directions to national palace museum: 7-10 min taxi ride; d) directions to downtown (zhongxiao east road shopping area:) five MRT stations (no need to transfer); e) leave a message if u need directions to other tourist attractions in taipei
Directions to and from Taoyuan airport: At Taoyuan airport, look for the area that says shuttle bus. Just follow the sign. Then tell the lady at the counter that you want to a bus that takes you to songshan airport mrt station. take that shuttle bus and get off at songshan airport mrt station. If he/she does not understand you, show print and show her this message: 我要搭往松山機場捷運站的客運。哪一台是到松山機場捷運站的客運?
Then from songshan airport station, take the MRT to Jian Nan Road 劍南路 Station on the Brown line.
Exit the station via Exit 2. Escalators for Exit 2 only go up, so it's a good idea to take the lift/elevator instead. Take the lift/elevator to the lobby. It's hidden in a corner. Once you go through the turnstile, make a right and go to the corner. U will see the lift there.
Once you have reached the lobby, you will see a yellow and gray building adorned with rose petal designs. the building has the words "wedding house" on the top right corner. walk towards that building.
behind the building of wedding house is another pink/orange building. between these two buildings is the entrance to the car park. the car park is in between two gargoyles.
the street where my building is located is right between these two gargoyles. go down that street and look for the building that says 41. it should be on your right.
If I can pick you up, then just meet me at Exit 2 of the metro station. Be sure to call me when you are 2-3 stations away from Jian Nan 劍南 Station.
to help u further, i have listed some landmarks that should be helpful if u want to walk to my building from jiannan metro station:
landmark 1: jiannan metro station exit two
landmark 2: jiannan metro station exit two lobby
landmark 3: wedding house (a huge yellow and gray building right across the metro station) (it looks like a hotel)
landmark 4: taipei lian guan building (an orange and pink building that is also hard to miss)
landmark 5: 2 gargoyles right in front of the car park entrance to taipei lian guan building (refer to landmark 4)
landmark 6: when u see the 2 gargoyles, turn right and go straight. that is where my building is.
landmark 7: look for building 41