The Taipei Hotel Scene is extremely diverse, from chic designer budget hotels to international palaces. Over the past 10 years the major hotels have been vying for the title of Taipei’s most trendy…
Hotel rooms in the lower grade hotels can sometimes be smaller than their Western equivalents and some may not even have a view or a window, so it is often worth the upgrade. That said, prices for 4 and 5 star hotels here are lower compared to other international cities and service is efficient and attentive.
Best up and coming Neighbourhood – Les Suites Da’an
Taipei’s Da’an district is located in between trendy Xinyi and gay area of Ximen. Known for its under the radar gay bars and trendy independent shops the Suites Taipei is comfortable, uncluttered and functional.
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Best for the Gay District – Inhouse hotel taipei
For those preferring to stay close to the gay venues in Ximen, check out the In House Hotel.
The 60 room hotel is the creation of nighclub empresario, Ted Su and uses a clubby chic decor. It’s Lounge bar on the ground floor is the popular “Prive” bar.
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Most Impressive Pool & View – The Shangri-La’ Far Eastern Plaza
Head to the Marco ‘Polo Lounge and sip on one of 101 martini’s as you watch the sun set over Taipei. Definitely the best views of the city and one of the few outdoor pools where you can soak up the sun during the hot Summer months.
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Best for Style and Tranquility – The Hotel Eclat
The three year old Hotel Eclat has one of the most impressive collection of art by Dali and Warhol among others. Room amenities include Nespresso machines, Toto toilets, Molton Brown products and free wi-fi.
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Best for shopping and style – The W Taipei
The W Hotel Taipei set the hotel scene on fire when it opened just a few years ago. It has left other 5 star properties in its wake and has some of the finest restaurants in the city. Rooms are large and spacious and the WET bar by the pool is a popular location with local gay boys and their friends.
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Hotels in Taipei – Best Advice
Many of the business hotels tend to be quieter during the weekend and so you can get good rates for long weekend stays. Large scale events such as New Years Eve and Pride together with the large circuit parties attract people from all over Asia so its wise to book your hotel well in advance.
There are 3 main districts you will want to stay within:
- Xinyi – The New Shopping District close to Taipei 101 and the W
- Da’An – in-between the gay district of Ximen and Xinyi with many underground gay bars and cool stores
- Ximending – right in the heart of the gay district with smaller hotels and boutique offerings (these tend to book the fastest)