Here are some of our favourite places to Stay in Taipei and Around Taiwan
Your choice of accommodations can make or break your holiday. When we search for places to stay, first they must be clean, safe, and comfortable. Then we like to mix it up, and stay in a variety of accommodations—some budget and some affordable luxury. So our list focuses on hotels and B&Bs with good value, along with that special something that can make your stay memorable. Taiwan is known for its friendly people and hospitality, and this was also our experience in these hotels and B&Bs thoughout the country. Here are some of our favourite places to stay in Taiwan.
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Where to Stay in Taipei
Staying at the 14-story Grand Hotel Taipei in the Zhongshan District almost feels like staying in an Asian palace. The 4.5-star hotel is a landmark of Taipei, perched high against Yangming Mountain, facing the Keelung River. The interior lobby is stunning and the grounds are beautiful.
The Grand Hotel is well-located near many popular attractions. It’s an 8-minute walk from the Jian Tan metro station (MTR). There’s also a hotel shuttle to the MTR and the Shilin Night Market, one of the best night markets in Taipei. The National Palace Museum, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Maokong Gondola, and Taipei Zoo are all easy to access by MTR or taxi. It’s a great place for a very-affordable splurge. As a major resort-style hotel, the service is less personal but very professional. This is a great place to stay if you want to be immersed in a grand Asian atmosphere.
The Rido Hotel in Da’an District, Taipei
The Rido Hotel is a boutique hotel in Taipei City’s main financial district, in a great location facing Da’an Forest Park. Once inside, the art and architecture give it a real European feeling. Da’an Park is a great place to go for a walk, or rent a bike to enjoy on the local bike pathway. It is near the Taipei 101 tower, and you can walk to many restaurants including Din Tai Fung for must-try soup dumplings.
More Places to Stay in Taiwan
Legend Hotel Pier2 Hotel in Kaohsiung
The fun Legend Hotel Pier2 in Kaohsiung is well-located between Lover River and The Pier-2 Art Centre. The quirky “Alice-in-wonderland” inspired murals and bonuses like in-room snacks and drinks make it great for families or young-at-heart. There is also a substantial breakfast buffet, entertainment/games area and laundry facilites. Friendly staff and great value.
Wisdom Garden Home Stay B&B in Yuli, East Rift Valley
The Wisdom Garden Home Stay in Yuli was one of our favourite B&B stays ever. The garden setting is beautiful and peaceful, and the warm hospitality of the family who runs the B&B makes it even more special. The Taiwanese breakfast was so thoughtfully prepared and one of our best meals in Taiwan—we would return to this Taiwan B&B just to eat this meal again. Our room was modest but spacious and clean. Yuli Town is only a few minutes drive away, and the location is perfect for walking the Walami Trail, heading to a hot springs, or cycling on the Yufu Bikeway.
Kindness Hotel in Hualien (near Taroko Gorge National Park)
The Kindness Hotel in Hualien is a perfect place to stay if you are on a Taiwan East Coast road trip. The service is excellent, and amenities include free parking, laundry, meals and bicycles, making it an excellent value. The evening buffet is extensive and with live musicians it almost feels like a celebration. If you have a car and are in Hualien to visit Taroko Gorge, we would recommend staying in Hualien rather than next to the park. It’s a short drive to the trails and in the evening you can enjoy Hualien.
Kenting Maya House, B&B in Kenting National Park
Kenting Maya House (墾丁瑪雅之家民宿 l 防疫ok l 客房二氧化氯殺菌) is a great B&B if you are visiting Kenting National Park, on the southern tip of Taiwan. It’s located in a peaceful rural setting a short fifteen-minute walk from Kenting town, and a short walk from the local market. We enjoyed watching the birds from our balcony while eating our breakfast, which was served in our room.
Read more about Five Great Reasons to Visit Taiwan. Despite having a rich culture, amazing food, and stunning scenery, Taiwan isn’t widely known by many travelers to Asia. After our first vacation in Taiwan, it’s now at the top of our list. Taipei is a world-class city, and beyond the capital you’ll find eight national parks with lush mountains, valleys, coastlines and fascinating geology to explore.