First of all, the location of the hotel immediately across the street from the train station is incredibly convenient. (By the way, in two trips to the Taichung Station from which I have walked to my hotel, Google Maps always attempts to walk me out the back of the station and the very long way around the block! Don't do that! The station has a very prominent front entrance, which points you directly at the Blues Hotel.)
When I arrived after a late train, but with plenty of work to do, the staff immediately offered me a coffee, which I accepted. But, since my hands were full, the front desk employee literally walked me to my room on the fifth floor holding the coffee, pushing the elevator button, and unlocking the door with the key card. The decor in the hotel is fun, if a bit kitschy. The hotel still appears very newly renovated. The room itself is cozy — about the size you should expect in an urban setting. The bed is comfortable and clean. The desk space is adequate, and complete with a nice single-serve coffee maker and a water kettle. Lighting is very nice, with well-located and marked switches. The bathroom is small but well-appointed. There is no closet, just a hanger rack, which is fine with me. It would have been nice to have an iron and ironing board. Breakfast is in an airy and spacious dining area on the second floor. Food is on par with other hotel breakfasts I've had in Taiwan.