- 3D2N stay for 1 at Go Sleep Hotel (Hankou) for $1,380 (rrp. $1,760)
- 3D2N stay for 1 at Midtown Richardson Hotel for $1,600 (rrp. $1,980)
- 3D2N stay for 1 at amba Taipei Ximending Hotel for $1,750 (rrp. $2,154)
Go Sleep Hotel (Hankou)
Within the lively district of Taipei’s Ximending district lies the Go Sleep Hotel, which is located within several restaurants, a karaoke box, bookstore, and a 10-minute walk away from Ximen MRT station. The hotel offers clean modest rooms and an in-house restaurant.
Hotel Midtown Richardson
Located at the centre of Taipei, the simple and functional rooms of Hotel Midtown Richardson provides panoramic views of the city’s skyline. It is within walking distance of some of the area’s most popular tourist hotspots such as Taipei Eye, Treasure Hill, Red Pavilion Theatre, and Ximending Shopping District.
amba Taipei Ximending Hotel
Living up to amba’s philosophy of building a hotel for savvy urban travellers, amba’s Ximending hotel is designed to be simple and stylish simultaneously. Hotel-wide Wi-Fi keeps guests connected to the goings-on of the world, which they may enjoy leisurely from the lounge while tapping their feet to the beat of the music playing from the speakers. Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, the hotel also has an in-house restaurant, Chiba Restaurant, which offers an assortment of healthy international cuisine to satiate varying taste buds.
- Stay at Go Sleep Hotel Hankou, Hotel Midtown Richardson, or amba Taipei Ximending Hotel
- Rooms are on a twin-sharing basis. Hotel room, bedding, and facilities vary from hotel to hotel
- Max. occupancy: 2 guests per room
Taipei, Taiwan: What to see and do
One of Asia’s youngest cities, the 300-year-old metropolis stands at the forefront of one of the region’s most computer-savvy capitals, while at the same time, reconciling from her tumultuous past with her mainland cousins and former captors from the Land of the Rising Sun. Nicknamed Ilha Formosa (or ‘beautiful island’), Taiwan holds a destination of national parks and scenic spots, historical sites and enriching culture, and one of the world’s tallest eco-aware skyscraper.
Step into her historical pages as you scramble past the thousands of shutterbugs at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, which was built to memorialise the olden ruling days of Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China. Nestled within a flourishing park and near the historical National Concert Hall and the National Theater, the republic’s landmark holds on to the memory of olden days with its memoriam of red brick buildings, long paved walkways, and the 228 Peace Memorial Park, built during the ruling of the Japanese colonial government.
Then, jump into your foodie’s tour of the city as you walk past the many night markets that are hidden behind old buildings and between narrow streets. Shielding the shackled stalls that sell a mixture of local food, Hakka fare, and some of the best in Japanese outside of Tokyo, the Taipeiers’ buffet line of stinky tofu, oyster omelettes, and shrimp rolls are best savoured with a cup of famed Taiwan tea.