More than just a hub of industry, the island of Taiwan is crowded with mountain peaks, lush forests and vibrant cities that play host to innumerable hotels read more...
A capital stay in Taipei
Just a stone's throw from mainland China, Taiwan's enigmatic capital Taipei is the perfect place to begin your holiday in the Republic. From the historic Wanhua district to the boutique-and-bar heavy Daan precinct, Taipei's many pockets are filled with a wide range of hotels to suit every traveller.
You will find a great selection of lavish 5-star Taipei accommodation throughout the city, including the Grand Hyatt, easily located next to the iconic Taipei 101 and boasting brilliant views of over the cityscape. Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in the heart of the business district is ideal for the holidaymaker on the go, as are the Westin and Sherwood.
Savour the cities of the south
Taiwan's oldest city, Tainan, is a treasure trove of cultural experiences, from its ancient architecture to sacred fortresses in the historical heart of Anping. Luxury seekers are fortunate with another offering from Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Tainan, in addition to the well-appointed Tayih Landis Hotel and the Evergreen Plaza Hotel.
Further south in Kaohsiung, you can easily enjoy a river or ocean view in this bustling port which also happens to be Taiwan's second largest city. The 5-star Howard Plaza or Ambassador Hotel will keep you in comfort, while stylish establishments such as Lees Boutique Hotel and the Hotel Sunshine place you close to shopping in Sanduo.
Explore the east coast highlights
Renowned for its natural beauty, eastern Taiwan's two main cities of Taitung and Hualien are divided from the rest of the country by the imposing Central Mountains. Stunning scenery abounds in ocean-front Taitung, where accommodation options include a selection of welcoming hostels and guest houses perfect for those watching their spending.
Heading north to Hualien, you are spoiled for choice with a broad spectrum of hotels, from mid-range bed and breakfasts to the likes of the Fullon Hotel – just moments from the sights and sounds of Downtown. Don't leave without a hike or a swim at the tranquil Taroko Gorge and a visit to a traditional tea house!