Moving Star Hotel: Robots in Taichung!

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5/5

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Moving Star Hotel 星動銀河旅 Review

Overall 5/5
Room 5/5
Service 4/5
Amenities 4/5
Breakfast 3/5
Ambiance 5/5

I had a fantastic stay at Moving Star Hotel in Taichung. It was only a 1-night stay while visiting Sun Moon Lake and Lihpao land, but it was a great one!

When you check-in, you’re greeted by a robot. I don’t know what he said, but he said something in Chinese. His eyes kept following me until I quickly ran away.

In the lobby, there’s a few tables to hang out and have a seat. What I really liked was that they has 8 arcade stations. They were these small arcade style emulator machines with hundreds of video games on them. All games were free and you can quickly lose yourself playing them.

5/5 Room
The room was big! Got a slightly upgraded room for a little more money and was worth the space. Everything was super clean and stylish. In the bathroom, they had a premium toto bidet seat which is always amazing to have.

There was a desk that turned into a computer station very easily too. It was well thought out and very considerate to have.

5/5 Location
Moving Star Hotel is only a 10-minute walk to Taichung Train Station. This was very convenient and there are a lot of good restaurants in the immediate area.

Above you in the lobby are toy space ships that move around on tracks. You can also find free cold tea in the lobby.

There’s a “playroom” if you have small children and want to unload them on another person for awhile.

On the 9th floor, you’ll find the “aerobics room” which is a small room with 2 treadmills and 1 exercise bike.

Breakfast: Moving Star Hotel 星動銀河旅

3/5 Breakfast
Breakfast was just okay and is served on the 2nd floor. During lunch and dinner hours, it’s actually a Thai restaurant.

The breakfast was more catered to the Taiwanese palette than the Western palette. They did have a machine that brewed fresh coffee that I used. As someone with a strong Western taste, I didn’t really like the selection of breakfast but that’s a good thing. I really wanted to have brunch at the nearby Fourth Credit Union.

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Overall Impression of PLACE REVIEW

Overall I’d stay at Moving Star Hotel again. I think I just like the robot themed everything and it was extremely modern.

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Rating Guide

1/5

It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it

2/5

Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations

3/5

Satisfying and an adequate meal.

4/5

So good you’ll eat here again!

5/5

You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide

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NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)

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NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)

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NT$300-700 (US$9-22)

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NT$700+ (US$22.60+)

TIP

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SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

Money In Taiwan

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Taiwan Is Cash Only (For Most Small Shops)

The primary payment method for all transactions in Taiwan is cash. It’s very rare for small shops to take anything other than cash. It’s more common to see places accept the Taipei Metro Card as payment rather a credit card.

Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.

Using Credit Cards in Taiwan

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Exchanging Money in Taiwan

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