WHERE to STAY in Taipei- Classy Hotel right next to Taipei Station

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Guest first, no matter when or where!
This is the motto of the Palais de Chine hotel in Taipei.

Palais de Chine hotel is one of my favourite hotel in Taipei. (My other favorite is the W Taipei, but I’m sure there are already lots and lots of people that talked about it, so I have decided to write about this one instead)

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The main entrance of the hotel with a big sign you simply cannot miss!

Situated right above Q-Square shopping center, this hotel is basically next to the Taipei Railway Main station, and sits at the hub of five transport avenue – Taipei Bus Terminal, Taiwan Railway, Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Taoyuan International Airport MRT (opening in 2017)! So it doesn’t matter whether you are coming from the airport, or other cities in Taiwan; whether you come with just a backpack, or a huge luggage,  the location of this hotel makes it very convenient.

Staying in this hotel is really like a home away from home, as the staffs are very friendly and helpful, and they will assist you with all they can. Upon check-in, they will greet you with a big smile, and explain to you all the facilities in this hotel. The staffs at the concierge will happily give you suggestions on where to go, what to eat, what’s there to see etc. This is especially useful for visitors who can’t speak Chinese, or those who came to visit Taipei for the first time.

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Lobby
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Lift Lobby
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At check-in

The design of this hotel is a combination of European and neo-classical decoration – all rooms are decorated in French style with paintings, and the deluxe rooms and above even come with a personal electronic virtual butler system! How classy! Their smallest rooms are at 30sqm, which is very spacious compared to many other hotels in Taipei city center.

I stayed in their Deluxe room last time, which was an amazing experience! The decoration of the room was so nice, and I can’t tell you how much I love their oval-shaped bathtubs! The bed was just right for me with 4 comfortable pillows, and their black-out curtains were great! I nearly overslept the next morning and was late for work because I just felt so comfortable and relaxed on my bed!

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Super comfortable bed
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Separate shower and toilet and the amazing oval bath tub

Now if you are staying here around Christmas time, not only will you be able to enjoy the European look and feel of the hotel, you can even feel the Christmas vibes! Every corner of the hotel is decorated with lovely Christmas ornaments.

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Christmas vibe is everywhere

The price of the hotel is approximately at USD120/night, but I find it usually cheaper if you book your hotel together with your flight ticket. For a centrally located 5 star hotel with great service, I definitely think this is worth every single penny!

What’s Close-by?

  • Q Square shopping center and cinema next door
  • 5 minutes walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 10 minutes walk to Zhong Shan station – an area full of boutiques and unique cafes
  • 10 mimutes walk to the very famous grilled eel rice restaurant (Grilled Eel Rice)

Hotel Information

No. 3, Section 1, Chengde Rd, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
(台北市大同區承德路一段3號)

+886 2 2181 99

Hotel Official Website

Palais de Chine on Google Map

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Author: kaleidoscopelivingblog

Someone who's not satisfied with an ordinary 9-5 office job - using every chances there are to go out and explore the world

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