Author Kerstin Hsu, Kuan Yuan Chu
Photographer Department of Tourism in Taoyuan City
In our previous article, we presented the recommended hotels featured in the “Best Taoyuan Stay” (桃園好棧) campaign by Chou Poyin (周柏吟), the Director of the Department of Tourism in Taoyuan City (桃園市觀光旅遊局). Now, the editors of Taiwan Scene have carefully curated a list of our top ten accommodations from the “Best Taoyuan Stay” selection.
With the thriving tourist industry in Taoyuan, the listed accommodations offer a diverse range to cater to various preferences and needs. Here, we highlight five hotels priced above one hundred dollars per night for those seeking a luxurious experience. Simultaneously, for budget-conscious individuals who meticulously manage their expenses, this article also features five economical yet commendable stays.
Priced above one hundred dollars per night
In the realm of luxury stays, the usual focus is on new international resorts. Yet, the top pick is the Monarch Plaza Hotel (尊爵大飯店), an enduring gem in Taoyuan since 1999. Frequented by former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian and host to historical events, it’s a testament to Taoyuan’s rich heritage and an unequivocally distinguished lodging choice.
Having witnessed over two decades of Taoyuan’s evolution, the Monarch Plaza Hotel has modernized, seamlessly blending modern amenities with historical charm. The hotel offers event halls, a business center, a gym, a sauna, and diverse dining options, including Teppanyaki, catering to various preferences.
Fullon Hotel Taoyuan Airport access MRT A8 (福容大飯店 桃園機場捷運A8)
Situated as the gateway to Taiwan with its international airport, Taoyuan is crucially positioned for convenient connectivity. The Fullon Hotel Taoyuan Airport access MRT A8 (福容大飯店 桃園機場捷運A8) is an exceptionally accessible accommodation, facilitating seamless travel to various destinations.
Conveniently located next to the MRT Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Station, it’s a mere 14-minute journey from Taoyuan International Airport, with the MRT route also connecting to Taipei Main Station.
Beyond its strategic transportation benefits, the hotel boasts excellent facilities, including a sauna, gym, business center, and more. It’s an ideal choice, offering both convenience and quality amenities for travelers.
Baseball stands as the national sport and a source of pride for Taiwan, making the Fame Hall Garden Hotel (名人堂花園大飯店) a must-visit for enthusiasts worldwide, given its proximity to the Taiwanese Baseball Hall of Fame.
Featuring not only captivating baseball-related artifacts and themed rooms but also the option to rent the full-sized Brother Elephants Baseball Park (兄弟棒球場), visitors can indulge in a lively and sporty day with their loved ones.
For those seeking a distinctive experience, the hotel offers a Ready-to-Camp service, allowing guests to stay in pre-set camps on the baseball field—an opportunity for a unique and delightful adventure.
Goodian Coffee, Bed&Breakfask(谷點咖啡民宿) is in the nature of Lala Mountain to provide a place for those who want to escape from the chaos of the cities.
Here, abundant green space awaits, adorned with various trees, including fruit and sakura trees. Additionally, fish ponds are scattered around for visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance created by the water.
The food experience is noteworthy, with the use of freshly self-bred and self-planted ingredients delivering an excellent taste of the mountain. Enjoying coffee made with mountain water is also a delightful accompaniment while wandering through this mountain stay.
The Gerar Bed & Breakfast (基拉耳景觀民宿), nestled between the mountain and river, is another fantastic place for nature lovers. With its related Utux Forest (吾都生態園區), visitors are surrounded by green environments featuring plants such as the Camphor Tree and Indigenous Cinnamon Trees. Guided activities are provided to help guests learn about the nature of this land while immersed in the enjoyable greens.
The rooms are adorned with mountain or river views. For a more complete nature experience, the star-watching room features a huge window directly facing the sky. Guests staying inside have the privilege of sleeping under a sky full of stars.
For those who adore nature and the romantic atmosphere of old towns, Secret Real 41 (秘境四一民宿) is a perfect choice.
Perfectly situated amidst nature, only 10 minutes away from Daxi Old Street (大溪老街), guests can enjoy all the best this area has to offer, including architectural gems such as the Daxi Bridge—a blend of Chinese and Baroque styles that were once popular in Taiwan.
The nearby Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum is a must-visit during your stay, offering traditional food and cultural experiences. Additionally, the B&B’s landscape platform allows guests to immerse themselves in nature. Having a full day of cultural exploration in Daxi and returning to enjoy the sunset on the landscape platform amidst nature is simply relaxing.
After introducing the large, international-style institutions and resorts nestled in the mountains, we now recommend the Six Star Motel Taoyuan branch (六星旅館 桃園館), which boasts its own unique Taiwanese style for those who crave local authenticity in this globalized world.
The rooms here come in various styles, each with its own distinct features. Some rooms are equipped with wonderful audio systems, while others may have massage chairs or massage bathtubs. In the most luxurious room, there is a high-heels-style bathtub, fulfilling people’s dreamy fantasies with Taiwanese renowned creativity.
Recently, the uniquely designed Capsule Hotel trend from Japan has become a special experience that people are eager to try, and this type of accommodation is also featured on today’s list. CHO stay inside Taoyuan International Airport is an ideal place for people to rest while enjoying the convenience of a major transportation center.
The hotel is adorned with wood, providing a natural sense of comfort, while the facilities are designed to make travelers feel at home.
“Co-Living, Co-Learning & Co-Working” is the slogan embraced by Hub Hotel Zhongli Branch (喬爵旅居 (旅居文旅)桃園中壢館) to encapsulate the essence of their hotel, where individuals discover ample spaces to engage in activities aligned with their focus.
Beyond dedicated workspaces, the business center offers equipment to assist individuals in accomplishing their tasks. The modern and clean design, coupled with a positive vibe, cultivates an environment that fosters concentration and a comfortable mindset—reminiscent of an ideal coffee house in the heart of any cosmopolitan city.
The healthcare system in Taiwan is renowned for its excellence and comprehensiveness, garnering a positive reputation worldwide. The Healthy Residence (智醫康寓) aligns with this esteemed system.
Guided by the core concept of “Healthy Living,” the hotel is seamlessly integrated with a medical center offering services such as pharmacies, health examinations, and medical aesthetics. In addition to these, a health-focused restaurant, a gym, and a space for light fitness activities are also provided. The Healthy Residence is a ideal choice for individuals traveling while prioritizing their health.