Best hotels in Taipei, Taiwan | Budget accommodation ($)

Taipei has some rather cool budget hotels where relatively small rooms can be snapped up at budget rates. Hotel 73 (73 Section 2 Xinyi Road) looks like it’s a design hotel downstairs, although this is toned down a bit once you get to the room – it’s a spotless, contemporary option, however. The Dandy (33 Section 3 Xinyi Road) is similar, with big beds, a surprisingly large bathroom and facilities that you’d normally pay a higher price for. Closer to the action is City Inn III (77 ChangAn West Road), with some artist-designed rooms and a youthful vibe.

Best hotels in Taipei, Taiwan | Mid-range hotels ($$)

Tango Nanshi (3 Nanjing West Road) offers enormous beds, a remote control that can adjust pretty much anything and little goodies like free pineapple cake, soft drinks and a mini-microwave. It’s dark, stylish and excellent value. Ambience (Section 1, Chang-An East Road) also has an arty side to it – check out the plastic cows in the lobby – and the on-trend décor is complimented with free laundry and Wifi. Less down with the kids, but excellent bang-for-your buck is the Royal Biz (71 Section 1 JinShan South Road). Rooms are surprisingly spacious by Taipei standards.

Best hotels in Taipei, Taiwan | Luxury hotels ($$$ to $$$$$)

The heavily stylised Palais de Chine (3 Section 1, Chengde Road, $$$$) is a visual treat belonging in a Christopher Nolan film. Right next to Taipei Main Station, you can expect mood-lit rooms, a staggeringly good breakfast spread and super-comfy beds. Top quality in a different way – the art deco and timelessly relaxed Landis (41 Section 2 MinChuan East Rd, $$$$) wins on service that even the city’s other top hotels admit is something to aspire to. San Want Residences (128, Section 1 Nanjing East Road, $$$) offers some cool touches, such as the step-down bath and enormous bedside master control.

The gigantic Grand Hyatt (2 SongShou Road, $$$$$) feels like a city in itself, and the massive $15,000-plus a night suites with impressive panoramic city views must have kept the marble quarries busy. The sizeable outdoor pool – a rarity in Taipei – is a winner too. The no-need-to-leave feel can also be found at the Grand Formosa Regent (41 Chung Shan North Road, $$$$$), a giant hive of eight restaurants, numerous high end jewellery shops and spacious-but-muted rooms. The Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza (201 Section 2 TunHwa South Road, $$$$) is another big beast, but it feels considerably more homely.


Taipei hotel prices

Price brackets are based, roughly, on the starting rates that can be found in low season.

$ = under NT$2,000 a night

$$ = under NT$4,000 a night

$$$ = under NT$6,000 a night

$$$$ = under NT$9,000 a night

$$$$$ = over NT$9,000 a night.

The Taipei hotels above have been personally inspected – and recommended as being amongst the best in their price bracket – by travel journalist David Whitley. To look for other hotels in Taipei, try a Taipei hotel search with our booking partner,

Disclaimer: These hotels were inspected in February 2011. Things may have changed since then.

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