On our last night, we got to stay at The Lin Hotel, a very luxurious hotel in Taichung located in a really good area. A shopping mall, Tiger City, was conveniently located right behind it. We went there for lunch as that mall had so many food options. Maple Garden was also a few minutes walk away from the hotel, a great place to take a walk in the morning.
The entrance was so grand, with a revolving door leading to the high ceiling lobby and the friendly staff will assist you during your check-in.
They have a total of 309 rooms and many different room types too. We stayed in the Executive King Room located on the 21st floor. The room was so spacious, measuring over 50m², and had a high ceiling too. Upon entering our room, there was a short walkway with full-length mirrors at the side. It led us to the bedroom, and the bathroom was on the right. In the main space, there was a comfortable sofa, a work desk and a minibar.
There were a capsule espresso coffee machine, tea and even free drinks from the minibar. The wardrobe was located right next to the toilet and had a safe in it too.
We felt like royalty here, and I slept like a log on Simmons® king size bed that was so comfortable. Right next to the bed was a full-length window with a wonderful view of the city. There were buttons on our bedside that allowed us to control not only the lights in the room but even the opening and closing of the curtains. Also, in front of our bed was a 48-inch LED smart TV that had access to the internet, so we could even watch YouTube!
The bathroom was something else. The marble designed bathroom had both a bathtub & shower and a double washbasin. After a long and hot day out, I just wanted to sink into the tub while watching the (waterproof) LCD television in the bathroom. Even the toilet seat was a smart toilet with a bidet system!
If you stay from the 20th floor and above, you’ll have access to the Sky Bar, an exclusive area on the 25th floor with an even nicer view of the city outside. They had free flow bread, cookies, pastries, snacks, fruits, sandwiches, juices, soft drinks, coffee, tea and so much more. This place was a perfect spot to unwind, read a book, or just to enjoy the view.
During your stay here, you can chill at their pool which was really nice & quiet. There were many chairs/ beds for you to just chill by the poolside.
If you think all that sounds impressive, wait till you have the Las Vegas Breakfast Buffet in the morning. I honestly have never been more impressed by a hotel’s breakfast buffet. The entrance itself looks so grand and once you enter, the staff will bring you to your seat.
They served many different cuisines all in one place – Western, Chinese, Thai, etc.
There were so many options, we didn’t even know where to start. You could start off your breakfast with some fresh fruits like Watermelon, Apple, Banana, Kiwi, Grapefruit, or even with some fresh yogurt, salad, etc.
At the bread section, they didn’t just have the plain old toast that you’ll normally find at other hotels but they had interesting ones like Pineapple Bun, Cranberry Bread, Chocolate Bread, Waffles, French Toast and more.
In the same section, dessert and pastry lovers will go ‘woah’ when you see the varieties they have here. They had items like Cheese Crisp Pastry, Chocolate Croissant, Blueberry Danish, Green Onion with Sesame Cake, Lemon Tart, Brown Sugar/ Red Bean Mochi, Matcha Opera Cake, Gui Ling Gao, Fruit Jelly, and sooo much more.
The Western breakfast area had classic items like eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes and this cannot go wrong.
I was really impressed by the Dim Sum options they had here. There were dim sums like Siew Mai, Char Siew Bao, Pork Rice Balls, Carrot Cake, Salted Edd Custard Bun, Chicken Bun, Brown Sugar Steam Rolls. I couldn’t even try them all as there was just so many to choose from! You will even find a DIY Porridge station, and a Soup Noodle station too.
Besides Chinese cuisine, they had Thai options like Stir-Fried Pork with Rice, Thai Glass Noodles and Beef Rice Noodles. There was even Kimchi, and lots of Sushi varieties too.
If you think that’s a lot, wait till you check out the drinks section. There was not only soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea, but even wine, draft beer, apple cider vinegar and soya bean.
We certainly had a great stay here at The Lin Hotel and it was the best way to end off our trip to Taiwan. If you have any questions about the hotel, feel free to drop me a DM on my Instagram here.
THE LIN HOTEL, TAICHUNG
No.99, Chaofu Rd., Xitun Dist., Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
(Taiwan Boulevard Intersection)
Check-in time: 3pm
Check-out time: 12pm