We have been to Taipei a few times and every time I try to look for new hotels to stay. And for our Taiwan trip this time in 2023, I’m so glad we decided to go for Roaders Plus Hotel 台北路徒PLUS行旅 at Taipei Main Station. We really enjoyed our stay here and it is a kids’ paradise! The decor is carnival/amusement park/wonderland themed – so pretty and whimsical! And the best part? It’s complete with not one but TWO indoor playgrounds in the hotel lobby, and if that’s not enough, you can also help yourself to free snacks and finger food! Talk about being an overachiever.
First things first: the hotel lobby, indoor playground and ball pit
Cbb and Cdd went “Wow wow wowwww!” the moment the lift opened at reception (it’s at level 4) as they laid eyes on the carnival-themed decor and all the free snacks. And as they turned right past the check-in counters, they couldn’t believe their eyes – there it was in all its glory: an indoor playground! 🤣 And if this wasn’t enough, there’s another indoor ball pit with basketball hoops at the other side.
Now for the room. We stayed in the Deluxe Family Room with Taipei 101 View. It’s 40 sq m with two double beds, a sofa area, a large bathroom with bathtub, Taipei 101 view when it’s not cloudy and get this – YouTube!! I swear the kids will just stay in all day if they had a choice.
The toilet is super spacious with two basins so you don’t have to fight one another. There’s a shower area and a bath tub for a nice soak at the end of the day too. We got bath bombs from Ximending’s Don Don Donki and the kids loved using the bath tub every night we were there.
This was an invited stay, but I punched in random dates on the various hotel booking platforms and prices for our fabulous spacious room is around SG$300+ per night. There are other rooms that also sleep 4 but not so big at lower rates. And then there are the usual double rooms for SG$180 or so, you all play around with the dates and room type ok! I think it’s a great price for all the amenities, free snacks, free finger food during happy hour 2-4pm, the kids’ play areas that seriously can’t be beat, the newness and LOCATION, which I will talk about down the post.
The other stuff at the lobby: a food truck, tv screens, free snacks and laundry room
There’s no breakfast included but for about NT$100 (top up for a side and drink) you can get decent breakfast items like chicken burger, hotdog, croissant etc. We tried the chicken burger and hot dog + fries, salad and coffee while the kids played in the playgrounds on the second day. We had zero expectations but the burger actually tasted really good with super fresh ingredients. I didn’t forget to compliment the helpful staff at the food truck – she prepped everything herself! There’s a large space in front of the food truck where we can have our meals while watching shows on the big screen but tbh it’s hard to get the kids to sit still or even eat anything when there are two indoor playgrounds around!
Help yourself to the free Twinnings tea and more and fill up your bottles at the water dispenser before heading out. To make up the lack of daily housekeeping, the mineral water, toothbrush, razors etc are placed at the lobby for easy access. And if you need new towels, all you need to do is let the staff know and they will replace your towels anytime. The only thing we weren’t really used to was having to leave our rubbish outside our room or give the staff a call to come clear them.
And did I mention free snacks? Scan the QR code at the lobby to join their free membership and get unlimited free snacks anytime you want. The kids had too much potato chips to be mentioned. From 2-4pm, there’s even free finger food – sandwiches, fries, pizza and more. I thought it’s a really nice touch.
And yes, you can do laundry! Having laundry access is one of our top considerations when booking a hotel, so this is a major plus for us. The laundry room is complete with a number of washing machines, dryers, a small iron + ironing board, even detergent packets! It’s NT$50/~$2.50 per load, we would pay for the convenience for sure! There’s even an app to track in real-time how many machines are in use and how long more your wash is ready – my laundry loving husband is in paradise!
Roaders Plus Hotel is conveniently located minutes from Taipei Main Station. It’s literally right in front of exit Z8 of Taipei Main Station’s underground mall and it takes us just 10 seconds to reach the front door of the building via a flight of stairs. If climbing stairs aren’t your thing, look out for the M8 exit and use google maps to reach the hotel, just 5 minutes away.
When making your booking, you may see “Roaders Plus Hotel – Theme” and “Roaders Plus Hotel – Taipei Station“. It’s just fancy naming. Both these “branches” are located in the same building, just different floors. Roaders Plus Hotel – Theme refers to rooms on the 5th to 12th floors and Roaders Plus Hotel – Taipei Station refers to rooms on the 24th to 35th floors.
When you reach the building, get into the lift and go to level 4 for the reception/hotel lobby. It’s where the check in happens and where the play areas are located. We tremendously enjoyed our stay here and will definitely go back again! I will be blogging about my Taiwan 2023 family trip, where we covered Yilan, Miaoli, Taichung and Taipei with two kids, 3.5 and 7yo. Check back on our travel posts or stay updated on our Facebook (it’s more fun there, I promise) and Instagram!
To watch videos of our stay, go to our IG highlights here (if you can’t access the link for some reason, look for “budgetpantry” on IG and go the “Taipei Hotel” highlights)
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Roaders Plus Hotel
4F, No. 80, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao W. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
Official website: https://roadersplushotel.com/
Phone: +886 2 2388-6366 or +886 2 2331-1788
Or search for Roaders Plus Hotel via major hotel booking platforms like Agoda, Expedia, etc.