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Top 7 Hotels To Rest And Relax In Taipei’s Xinyi District

BY WENDY HUNG

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Taipei’s Xinyi district is undeniably Taiwan’s most cosmopolitan area. Countless shops, department stores, restaurants, bars, and hotels surround the world famous Taipei 101 building – the iconic architectural symbol of the island.

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The convenience and practicality of Xinyi makes it the perfect neighborhood for travelers to settle in. We’ve been receiving quite a few email requests for hotel recommendations specifically in Xinyi. Below is an easy breakdown, so you can easily see which hotel will best fulfill your needs as each cater to a different type of traveler: business, leisure, luxury, or chic yet intimate.

1. Humble House Taipei 寒舍艾麗酒店

$$$$ No. 18, Songgao Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (map, website)

map humble house taipeiHumble House Taipei is a design boutique gem made for the creatives in all of us. Humble House’s philosophy is inspired by renowned Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s quote: “Let life be beautiful like summer flowers…” thus the entire hotel is embellished by art collected from different parts of the world, created by international artists. Each 235 contemporary room depicts Humble House Group’s inventive taste, “art in life, life in art.”

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Humble House Taipei lobby

Humble House Taipei

2. Grand Hyatt Taipei 台北君悅酒店

$$$$ No. 2, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (map, website)

map grand hyatt taipeiGrand Hyatt Taipei has always been the “it” place to be where expats indulge in vibrant choices of restaurants and private members include the city’s most influential and powerful names. With a six-figure renovation, today’s Grand Hyatt proudly boasts a total of 853 unbelievably chic guestrooms perfectly relaxing for leisure tourists and ultra-convenient for business travelers. Wi-Fi is free, along with triple-line telephones, satellite channels and massive amounts of natural lighting. Work or play? How about sinking in and do absolutely nothing at all.

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Grand Hyatt Taipei

Grand Hyatt Taipei

3. The TANGO – Xinyi 天閣酒店集團

$$$$ No. 297, Section 5, Zhongxiao E Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (map, website)

map TANGO xinyi hotel taipeiSince 2006, Tango Hotels has become one of Taiwan’s best boutique-hotel chains by offering travelers just enough luxury to feel like a legit VIP, at a price point making it hard saying “no” to clicking that RESERVE button. For less than USD $250, expect a sumptuous suite with a TV above the jacuzzi in the bathroom. No wonder Tango is attracting not only business travelers but young couples who want to indulge in the glory of a metropolitan city without breaking the bank. There are many TANGO Hotels in Taipei, but the Xinyi location is not only its flagship but the most impressive one too.

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Tango Hotels room

Tango Hotels

4. Le Meridien 台北寒舍艾美酒店

$$$$ No. 38, Songren Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (map, website)

map le meridien hotel taipeiSituated around the corner from the famous Eslite Bookstore, Le Meridien Taipei first opened during the winter of 2010 and it’s been hailed as one of the most luxurious hotspots in Xinyi district.

Upon entering the hotel, you’re immediately immersed in a large space of sleek richness. Each room features modern and streamlined interior design, expect floor-to-ceiling windows delivering the best city view, custom-designed beds, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV. If you’re willing to pay the extra bucks, there’s 24-hour butler service and access to a lounge with snack and drinks. The enormous buffet on the entrance floor is a feast for both your stomach and your eyes.

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5. W Taipei 台北W飯店

$$$$ Lane 236, Section 5, Zhongxiao E Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taïwan 110 (map, website)

map w hotel taipeiNext to Humble House Taipei and Le Meridien sits W Taipei, yet another chic hotel option for travelers and a trendy hangout spot for locals.

Starwood’s cosmopolitan brand oozes throughout the hotel, with panoramic view of the city, flashy decor and futuristic ambiance. Each room has free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Suites come with living rooms and two-bedrooms suites each has a gym, sauna, a kitchen and a fireplace. The upstairs restaurant “Yen” is to-die-for, serving what many consider the city’s best dim sum. The bar is a happening spot to mingle with international visitors and locals.

W Taipei Hotel lobby

W Taipei

6. Hotel Éclat 台北怡亨酒店

$$$$ No. 370, Section 1, Dunhua S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (map, website)

map hotel eclat taipeiAs part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hotel Éclat in Taipei is ideal for business travelers needing more working facilities at the hotel.

Hotel Éclat offers a variety of meeting rooms that can be used for both corporate venues and networking social hours. For art enthusiasts, there are pieces from Salvador Dali, Gao Xiao Wu, Chen Wenling displayed throughout the hotel. Each room offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Bang & Olufsen sound systems and Nespresso machines. Dining options include an Italian restaurant, a cocktail bar and a lounge.

Hotel Eclat Taipei

Hotel Eclat

7. Home Hotel

$$$$ No. 90, Songren Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (map, website)

map home hotel taipeiTravelers looking for a smaller boutique hotel with an intimate vibe, Home Hotel is where you’ll find extra comfort. Tucked behind the Xinyi alleys, you’re still within walking distance to every store, cinema and restaurant in the area.

Home Hotel features a unique Whiskey Gallery which combines jazz music with various cocktails. There’s a cafe, a gym and a meeting room at the hotel, guestrooms come with YAMAHA iPod/iPhone Station, flat-screen TV, furniture featuring Taiwanese designers, and free Wi-Fi.

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