Tired of being confined within the four walls of your home? Check out the hottest hotels in Taiwan to enjoy a weekend staycation getaway.
Vacations can seem like a luxury if you’re running on a tight schedule or budget. Sure, Phuket, Tokyo, and Shanghai make for great tourist destinations, but the true testament to unleashing your inner wanderlust is achieving the perfect vacation at home. Well, a little away from home.
From the gorgeous Taipei skyline to the scenic mountain ranges, Taiwan has a lot to offer. So, why go in search of the dream destination elsewhere when there is so much left unchecked back home? We’ve rounded up six fabulous hotels in Taiwan for you and your loved ones to head off to for the next time you’re desperately in need of a break.
The perfect escape for those looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, this eco-friendly resort takes an unconventional spin on the traditional farm stays one might normally expect to find in rural Taiwan. Located up on the West Coast, near Taiwan’s largest fishing port, these uber-modern villas boast lush green views, spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and nature trails for you and your crew to enjoy. On top of that, the hotel also doubles as a seafood and chocolate farm, and is famous for its sakura prawn produce and international award-winning chocolate bars. For those hankering for a luxury stay in the countryside, this is the place to go to.
Best For: Those looking for a green escape from the city
Address: No.100 Dapeng Road, Donggang 928 Taiwan
Price: TWD 2.6K- 3.2K per night
On the hunt for an intimate and relaxing romantic getaway? We might know just the spot. Nestled in the quaint and historic town of Tainan is a charming, rustic resort known as H Villa Inn. A self-proclaimed lover’s nest, the hotel itself is pretty stunning, and sits in close proximity to a whole host of fun – not to mention aesthetic – attractions. From the quirky, graffiti-walled streets of Xishu, to the stunning (and we mean stunning) sunsets on the Gold Coast Beach, it’s clear why Tainan, Taiwan’s ancient capital, remains to be one of the island’s most popular destinations. And with its insta-worthy aesthetics, ocean-facing rooms, private pools, and reasonable prices, H Villa Inn might just be our favourite place to discover (or rediscover) Taiwan’s oldest city.
Best For: A relaxing and romantic weekend trip for two
Address: No. 61, Wannian 2nd St, South District, Tainan City, Taiwan 702
Price: TWD 2.1K- 3.7K per night
This family-friendly retreat is among the best staycation spots Tainan has to offer. A children’s wonderland by all accounts, the biggest USP here is their outdoor play arena, which is fitted with sand pits, e-sports cars, and mini-train rides which kids can use around the hotel premises. With DIY workshops for family bonding and Xbox/Cartoon Network themed rooms, you and your brood won’t find any reason to leave the hotel during your stay. If, however, touring the city is on your agenda, then worry not. Conveniently located near the Blueprint Creative Park and Confucius Temple, and within walking distance to some of the city’s finest and most famous restaurants and food vendors, Hotel Cozzi is the perfect setup to go all-out, or sit back and do nothing – whatever works for you.
Best For: A kid-friendly escape
Address: No. 658, Section 1, Ximen Rd, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 70051
Price: TWD 2.6K-3.8K per night
We get it, camping isn’t for everyone, but hear us out. Ponponwoo, a no-frills, fully indoor campground that’s centrally located in downtown Kaohsiung, has tapped into Taiwan’s recent penchant for camping – but with a spin. The idea here is to recreate your very own camping experience – sans the bugs, bad weather, and lack of electricity, of course. Appealing to citizens who, more often than not, live in tiny, crowded flats, Ponponwoo offers a new kind of ambience, and one that’s still well within most people’s comfort zone (they’ve got Wi-Fi). Head here for a low maintenance, one-of-a-kind indoor camping trip with the kids that’s great value for money.
Best For: An unconventional staycation with the kids
Address: 3F, No. 64, Zhonghua 4th Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 80245
Price: Contact the campground for details on price and availability
Strategically located within walking distance from four of Kenting’s finest beaches, LoveSea 126 is truly a beach lover’s dream come true. Inspired by the Lost City of Atlantis, local street artist Yang Weizhu has filled the hotel’s exterior with artistic renderings of an underwater city, making this inn quite the sight to behold. While the food here certainly isn’t anything to write home about, the mini-fridge with free refills of ice cream and soft drinks is, and makes for a deal you can’t refuse. Oh, and did we mention the views?
Best For: A weekend in the sun
Address: No. 126, Dawan Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan 946
Price: TWD 1.6K-3.2K
This offbeat hotel is a great option for those looking to unwind away from their homes without having to burn a hole in their pockets. These vibrant rooms fall under three primary themes; homey, luxury, and romantic. Roomy and accommodating towards mid-sized groups, catch up with your gang over the hotel’s free breakfast buffet for a chill day-in. If, however, you’re in the mood for a bit of adventure, then be sure to take full advantage of Saual Keh’s prime location by renting bicycles from the hotel. After all, there’s really no better way to tour the city.
Best For: Those looking to visit Taipei on a budget
Address: No. 2, Lane 90, Section 1, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Price: TWD 1.1K ~ 2.6K per night
Staycations have become all the rage now and it’s about time you jump on this bandwagon too. So pack your bags, gather your crew, and go on that well-deserved break you’ve been pining over for ages.