A hotel with a slide that goes down to reception? You heard right.
Although my stay in Taichung, Taiwan was a very short one (at just one day/night), I still managed to see and do a few pretty cool things such as learn how to make bubble tea and visit the largest night market in Taiwan (more on those activities soon!). I’d also even count staying at the Reddot Hotel as one of those pretty cool things too – I mean, a hotel with a slide that goes down to reception? You really don’t see/do that everyday!
Upon arriving at the Reddot Hotel, the first thing I noticed were the bicycles neatly parked outside the hotel. These bicycles were free for hotel guests to hire, which I thought was a fantastic idea – what better way to explore a city than by bike!?
As I stepped through the revolving doors and into the hotel lobby, I was welcomed by friendly hotel staff, flashing neon lights and of course, an epic view of the big feature: the slide. Once checked in, it was time to head up to my room.
After taking the elevator up from the lobby – which, by the way, has an multicolour LED-lit disco-like floor – I arrived at my room. First impressions of the room were that it was cosy, eclectic and had a few very cute touches – one being the amenities kit that came in a clear, plastic suitcase-like box with a Taichung luggage tag!
The following morning started off with breakfast down at the hotel’s restaurant. You pick an allocated time slot on the previous day of when you want to have breakfast, which I assume is to prevent all guests coming in at the one time.
Breakfast consisted of a set menu, which you got to choose 1 of 3 options, but you were also able to help yourself to the buffet as well. I opted for the French Toast from the set menu, which was delicious, and then headed for the buffet for coffee, congee and fresh fruit before heading back up to my room to pack, check-out and explore more of Taichung for the rest of the day.
No.206, Minzu Rd
Central Dist. Taichung City 400, Taiwan
Lust to Wander stayed at the Reddot Hotel as a guest of Taiwan Tourism.