Words and photos by Josie Wu
Translated by S. Ying
57, TaiYuan Rd, DaTong Dist.
Bee House is a modern and chic accommodation with a convenient location, which makes it an excellent choice for overseas travellers and backpackers. It is situated in the center of the traffic hub of Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), Taipei Metro (MRT), the public transit bus system, and within an 8-minute walk from Taipei Railway Station. Access to the Taipei Songshan Airport is about 20-minutes drive away, while Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is about an hour drive.
Jointly created by Cosmos Hotel Group and Taipei Garden Hotel, the hotel’s name is derived from the concept of bees returning home to offer each traveler a cozy yet fashionable, modern yet minimalistic accommodation space. The décor uses art from ilovedoodle to inject humor and happiness in the atmosphere. Although this is not a 5-star hotel, this provides all the essentials amenities and services, including 24 hour free WIFI, 24 hour laundry facilities, dryer system and a lounge area for people to hang out, have tea and network. Housing a restaurant, Bee Kitchen serves simple set menus of Chinese and Western dishes. The in-house La Fusion Bakery offers fresh pastries and light snack
A. Bee House has a total of 32 rooms, with double and triple rooms available. Featuring an iPod docking station, a flat-screen satellite TV, free WIFI, free movie viewing on VOD (video on demand), bedside sound system and electric safe, etc.
B. On the top floor, there is a weight room which is open from 6 am to 10 pm so you can keep up your exercise routine during your travels.
C. Bee House excels at the personal touch where they have a space for putting away your 26-inch luggage and provides a scale in the room to help you avoid excess luggage fees while packing.