Encircled by history in the city of Taipei
Nestled along the banks of Tamsui River is the ancient district of Wanhua, an area that has intertwined historic relics and temples with modern innovations such as themed shopping streets and vibrant markets. Suitable accommodation is in abundance here, with a plethora of options to suit all budgets, from the upmarket Taipei Garden Hotel near Bopiliao Ancient Street, to the affordable Meander Taipei Hostel, just moments from the iconic Red Theater.
In House Hotel delivers an intimate escape with moody interiors that carry through to the trendy cafe, stylish guest rooms and luxe villas with deep soaking tubs. You can also find modern comfort at Hotel Puri, which is just a five-minute drive from the impressive Longshan Temple.
Style in the city
Luxury is easy to come by in this densely populated city, with many high-end hotels dotted throughout the lively central districts offering a piece of paradise amid the hustle and bustle. Towering above the modern Xinyi region is the renowned W Taipei, a luxe haven of style and comfort with edgy guest rooms, five ultra-chic restaurants and bars, and a panoramic outdoor pool.
Mandarin Oriental delivers a superb experience with a medley of elegant dining venues, a world-class day spa, and sophisticated rooms and suites.Those looking for an intimate escape can settle into a designer room at Hotel Eclat, a boutique hotel with stylish interiors and two striking bars.
The hidden fairytale castle
Hidden throughout this lively city are a handful of kitschy, yet funky themed hotels that are guaranteed to deliver a comfortable escape, with a twist. Perhaps the most popular is SATO Castle, a fantasy hotel placed within the Zhongshan district, featuring a castle-like facade that houses vibrantly themed guest rooms, a heavenly day spa and a dining room.
Each of the 51 uniquely styled guest rooms are as equally quirky as they are impressive. You can choose to sleep within the horse-drawn carriage in the Cinderella Room that also features a large sunken Jacuzzi, or you can opt for the Pirates of the Caribbean Room, where the bed is aboard a pirate ship, with treasure chests, palm trees and boat sail bed posts.