The SLV hotel is one of my favorite hotels and I try to stay here everytime I am in Taiwan. The hotel is actually two hotels, side by side. One is the Businessman hotel and the other is the Motel. I prefer the Motel, particularly the rooms that over look the canal. The rooms are HUGE, being around 500-600 sq ft (20 sq meters). These rooms have a private elevator that goes directly to the room. The huge bathrooms have hot tubs with tv's, seperate large, glass enclosed showers that shoot water out from all sides and much more.
The hotel is located around the corner from the Four Points Hotel and you can go to and from the international airport via the 1968 bus that stops in front of the Four Points Hotel for about $4.50 US or you can take a taxi for about $100 US.
Across the street from the hotel is an excellent 24 hour vegitable/fruit market.
In Asia, Taiwan and Japan are my favorite countries, and they are vastly different from one another. I prefer both over Hong Kong and others.
Taiwan is a very industrious country with everyone doing something or building something. It is a country of strong family values (much stronger I feel, than the USA or Europe). Everyone seems to have 3 or 4 children. The food is excelllent, particularly in the high end restaurants. Taipei is surrounded by mountains and the mountain villages are like Shangri La. So much to see and do in Taipei and Taiwan.