Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Roma Hotel

I just came across this item on eBay.  It's a luggage tag from the old Roma Hotel that was located on the northeast corner at the intersection of Min Zu East Road and Chung Shan North Road.

I've written about the old Roma Hotel before, which had a small restaurant located near the front entrance.  The hotel was on the corner just south of the HSA East Compound where the exchange, commissary, theater and numerous other buildings were located.  The US Taiwan Defense Command was at the far northern end of that compound.

Here's an image of that building today on Google Maps Street View.  You're facing north from in front of the Caves bookstore and the old Roma Hotel building is across the intersection to your right.  Just beyond it was the HSA East Compound.  To your right from this vantage point was the Linkou Club Annex and Linkou Hotel.


Anonymous said...

I'm wondering, is this the same hotel we stayed in on arrival from the states. August 71

Don said...

It's possible, since the Roma was located right next to the HSA compound. I stayed at the Linkou Hotel that was across the street from the Roma, next to the Linkou Enlisted Club Annex for a few days after I arrived at TDC.