In Taipei during Chinese New Year and still wondering where to stay?
Hidden among many hotels in Taipei’s concrete jungle are some of the most unique, intimate boutiques travelers can imagine. With laid-back, warm service, these small-scale hotels are some of the best in the city, offering personalized service and truly ambient and relaxing atmospheres- you won’t want to leave the hotel!
Having spent a lot of time in this flourishing city, I have seen more and more boutique hotels popping up over the years. I discovered each has their own je ne sais quoi, distinguishing itself from their peers and enticing travelers attention. What they do have in common is the uniqueness of their offerings and personalized service to guests, such as they might expect to receive in a boutique clothing shop.
So forget about that 400-room all-inclusive and indulge in some intimacy at these wonderful boutiques. They can make your overnights as eventful as your daytime exploration. After all, you’ll want to make the most of your trip to Taipei during Chinese New Year.
No. 86號, Section 1, Chongqing South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100 Finders Hotel invites you to a fantasy realm where whimsical meets a magical forest.While the white elk and other bold ingenious artworks catch your gaze, calming earthy palettes and hanging vegetation create a cozy ambiance making this charming 3-star hotel is so unique.
The 24-hour snack bar downstairs is great if you’re feeling peckish and eliminates the need to go to the convenience store.
This hotel sits on a prime location within 5 minutes of Ximending and 10 minutes of Taipei Main Station tops a list of reasons that you should consider staying at Finders Hotel. Free instant ramen noodle snacks in the hotel lobby don’t hurt either.)
If you are tired of traditional hotels and on a budget, why not experience this uniquely themed hotel for a change.
Check out Finders Hotel rooms here.
Amba Taipei Songshan
Who says travelers have to book a hotel in the heart of Taipei to see Taipei 101? Amba’s spacious lounge area offers an incredible panoramic view of the iconic landmark and the Keelung riverside. Wait until night falls you’ll be mesmerized when you see the city lit up. Also, enjoy the views from the comfort of your room.
Experience urban living with a twist. The bright, minimal design of the rooms is offset with playful, colorful artwork. large windows where you can also enjoy the city views. Get spoiled by a host of modern conveniences, from a Nespresso machine and an Ecostat Comfort rain shower to a 48-inch Sony BRAVIA Full HD Internet TV and a wireless Bluetooth®speaker for your favorite music – Leaving your room will be hard.
Make most of your stay by using the hotel’s facilities: fitness ball and PlayStation to Apple TV and even a play tent for the little ones.make your stay even more fun and comfortable.
Come dinner time, guests will love watching chefs cooking with a wood fire in the beautiful open kitchen. Savor premium, all-natural steaks and fresh seafood to specially selected wines by the glass, and mouthwatering home-style desserts.
On the plus side, The Amba hotel is located near Raohe Market one of Taipei’s top attractions – only within a few minutes walk you’ll be eating some of Taiwan’s special street foods.
Check out Amba Hotel rooms here.
No other boutique hotel combines opulent hedonism, minimalistic design, and personalized service as hotel Proverbs does.
Guests arriving at the Hotel proverbs will find themselves greeted with a smile and eyes fixated on the grand chandeliers cascading from the ceiling, on the 1st floor where the gift shop and restaurant are located.
At the lobby, guests enjoy a fine cup of tea while the open bar EAST END in front with its sexy black mesh panels, sequin finishes has renowned local bartenders creating unique new cocktails. The hotel references the surreal scenes of Goya’s “Proverbios” through abundant copper, natural wood, leather, stone, and delicate fabrics which can be seen from each floor.
Fronted by a rectilinear façade of black mesh, also seen at the bar’s outdoor seating area, The modern structure surrounds a rooftop pool overlooking the lively Da’an District, and is where guests can enjoy dishes from the TK Seafood & Steak restaurant. Not to mention sip award-winning cocktails straight from the cocktail bar
While Hotel Proverb tempts guests from their comfy king-size beds, glamorous feasts, amazing cocktails, and the butler services mean that you and I don’t need to lift a finger.
Check out Hotel Proverb rooms here.
Hipster heaven is the first thing that comes to mind upon stepping inside the main entrance of the Hotel PoisPois located in the trendy and vibrant Da-An neighborhood. Clearly, the hotel is designed to delight guests with the concept of fun bubbles and dots from the restaurant to the 36 exquisite rooms. Fatigued guests can unwind and sip cocktails in the Velvet Rouge Bar arguably the sexiest room in the building. Fancy seeing the tallest building in Taipei without leaving the hotel? The rooftop offers a fantastic view of the Taipei 101 and the city skyscraper.
As an added bonus, the hotel also offers its own in-house entertainment in the form of events ranging from trendy parties to Arts and crafts events.
Check out Hotel PoisPois rooms here.
As one of few contemporary hotels in Taipei, this hotel certainly offers an ambient atmosphere much like its name. It’s clean, avant-garde design, but functional rooms are perfect for a business stay to tech-savvy travelers.
Most rooms will have a bathtub with a window view providing you the relaxation and privacy needed for your stay in the city.
A stay at Ambience Hotel Taipei places you in the heart of Taipei, and a 5-minute walk from nearby attractions such as Taipei’s computer paradise and Huashan 1914 creative park.
Check out Ambience Hotel rooms here.
Sitting at the lobby is kind of like being into the Lion Witch and Wardrobe movie. Fairytale lovers will no doubt appreciate the forest jungle-like nature wonderland theme. Not to mention, this boutique hotel is very environmentally conscious using natural material and biological products in the surroundings. The Boutique Hotel enjoys its cozy location close to all the conveniences of the city especially those who wish to be close to the city’s landmarks.
Featuring a variety of themed rooms, they cater to the travelers’ style: Lovestone, Orient, Forest, Rock, and Sand all provide a calming atmosphere to truly relax. Carefully designed with the savvy travelers in mind, “nature, texture, and technology” are combined where rooms are meticulously equipped with all the necessities.
To add, travelers are spoiled for choice as the hotel also hosts a decent range of onsite facilities and services including a forest like a restaurant, coffee bar, shared lounge and a gym. Finally, for the ultimate in relaxation, the 3 Onsen on 3F houses a full-service spa offering steam, sauna, and massage rooms along with a range of treatment options.
The verdict: Guests will surely have a unique experience staying at this heartily and stylish hotel. After all, it’s nice to stay in a tree-like museum hotel for a change. You’d forget that you were in the city in the first place. Check out Ar Tree Hotel rooms here.
Inhouse Hotel Heritage
Check into the In-house Hotel Heritage, a contemporary boutique located in the quiet area of Ximending, a pedestrian district with a mix of quirky shops, iconic restaurants, and cultural sights. The hotel lobby merits itself for its tasteful furnishing and intimate ambiance.
To add, the soothing décor of 19th-century French style furniture and iconic photography of Taipei’s cultural past is where you can relax while taking in the opulent surroundings. Slumber in one of the luxuriously appointed rooms that boast one-of-a-kind furniture pieces complemented by the sinuous lines and vibrant colors of SMEG retro appliances.
Enjoy in the spa-like bathrooms with full baths, tiled stone flooring, and rain showerheads will soothe your body after a full day of sightseeing.
When it comes to service, the hotel gets high points for their extraordinary attention to details and efforts to make you feel at home.
Check out InHouse Heritage Hotel rooms here.
Hotel Eclat Taipei
Luxury meets style and modern art permeates beyond the elegant lobby, each of the hotel’s individually designed suites is impressively turned out with lavish furnishing, an array of technological amenities guaranteed to make guests feel right at home. Moreover, most suites, boasts a separate living area, jacuzzi with some featuring contemporary artwork while others offer open view terraces as well.
In terms of facilities and service, the Eclat Taipei packs a lot of punch for a boutique hotel. In addition to the aforementioned Eclat lounge area where guests can mingle with guests and sample the varieties of delicate cuisine including specialties from Taiwan local while taking in the extensive art collection in the Lobby.
Located in the vibrant district of Da-An, a stay at this charismatic boutique hotel with such attentive staff and mesmerizing atmosphere will have you feeling pampered.
Check out Hotel Eclat Taipei rooms here.
Hotel Double One
Soak into a tub of steaming hot water and allow your muscles—and your mind—relax completely at Hotel Double one’s suites. Located in Beitou, the suites is where you can enjoy a balcony view of the green mountains and with its own hot spring bathtub, where guests can soak and truly unwind. Featuring “Red Roses”, “Champagne Gold” and “Aqua Blue” themes, the stylish suites come with wooden flooring and some with saunas. Not to mention the hotel provides relaxing spa treatments.
A stay at this place will leave you feeling rejuvenated – you’d want to stay longer.
Check out Hotel Double one rooms here.