First, if you don’t have Google Chrome, get it. Next, get the Google Translate Toolbar here:
Next, try these sites:
When the Google Translate Toolbar pops down from the top of the browser pane, tell it to go ahead and translate from the Chinese. These two sites are related - city-hotel is a group of cheaper, sometimes love-motel hotels in Taipei et al. ezhotel has city-hotels and some others in there too. Unless you’re fluent in reading the chickenscratch, or you’ve got a coworker to help, I suggest using the google tools above.
Since moving out to the Siberian wastelands of Taoyuan, I come into the city once every two weeks or so, and I’ve been trying various cheapie motels in the city. I recommend:
Deja Vu hotel, which is about 30m North of Zhonghsiao-Fuxing on the West side, just past the big red Kao Chi/Tasty restaurant. Very clean again, bathroom good, quieter privater rooms (small). NT 2016 per night, stayed there last night. Breakfast acceptable and free. http://www.city-hotel.com.tw/bussiness/b4/b4-tw.htm
Hotel Vendome, which is on the 11th or 12th floor on top of the Starbucks next to California Fitness near Zhonghsiao Tun Hwa - very clean, very new, small room, very nice bathroom - occasional noise late at night from young punks coming back drunk - about NT$2000. So-called breakfast is crap though, don’t bother. http://www.vendomehotel.com.tw/index.htm
Both of these are extremely close to the MRT and have a lot to do around there. They are not “themed” love motels but they are clean and convenient. I recommend against:
Hope City Fuxing/Fushing (on Fuxing South, East side south of Ren Ai near Dong Feng), kind of rickety inside, weird air controls, bathroom huge but looked like it was out of a public pool - it was floor to ceiling glass enclosed making me think it was for ahhh observational purposes by a guy say on the bed in his skivvies with the lube prepped. Not that did that - also not saying I didn’t do that. Price was OK - about 1800 - and it looked OK from the outside, plus hot chicks worked the desk, but worn down and weird. Also, it’s a fair walking distance back up to Zhonghsiao, not as close as it seems.
Eastern Star Hotel (next building to the east along Zhonghsiao from California fitness, floor 11 I think) - very very cold in there, old lady at the desk was nice, room cramped, low ceiling, bathroom tiny, internet only worked with a short cable, little tiny windows. Not horrible but not good.
I’ve been to an awesome themed love motel in Taichung that I could dig out if necessary, for a discounted NT 5400 we got a second floor open air private fountain-spout pool with some kind of sex basket/wicker chair device (never did figure out how it worked but nearly broke my spine trying), huge bedroom looked like it was out of a Greek drama, and a bathroom larger than my living room in the US, with a small TV in the marble-granite tub the size of a private garage.