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Banqiao

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The Banqiao District is one of the most densely populated regions in Taiwan. This is an area rich in finance, commerce, education and sport, and there are also a number of attractions to appease tourists. These include the Lehua Night Market and the Nanya Night Market, and the Lin Family Mansion and Garden, the latter of which offers a relaxing rural getaway without even leaving the city.

The Banqiao District is perfect for tourists from all over, as there is more than enough on offer here to keep them entertained. With museums and plenty of shopping areas, there are also places to get informed and to spend some cash. If you want to head for this part of the world and for this region in particular, then checkout these top hotels below, both of which are located in the Banqiao District.

Grand Forward Hotel

This four-star hotel is just a short walk away from the Fuzhong MRT Station. If this is not your point of arrival then it could well be on your itinerary as this station will take you anywhere you want to go. There are 111 rooms in the Grand Forward Hotel, all of which come with modern fittings and an array of amenities.

  • Airport Shuttle? Yes
  • Free WiFi? Yes
  • Pool? No
  • Fitness Center? Yes
  • Restaurants? Yes
  • Near Public Transport? Yes

If you plan on renting a car during your trip then you will be happy to know that the Grand Forward Hotel also has free parking available. This should be ready for you when you arrive, but if you are visiting during peak holiday times then you should phone in advance and make sure that they have some space available for you. If you are in Taipei on business then you can do what you need to do at the Grand Forward Hotel. As well as a business centre, there are also banqueting facilities. This means that as well as staging a presentation or running some business errands, you can also host an event and/or a meeting.

If you’ve tired yourself with a day of sightseeing, then you can relax within the hotel itself. There is a sauna inside the Grand Forward Hotel and there is also a steam room. If you would prefer to work up a sweat in a different way then you can head for the onsite gym, where the latest cardio and strength equipment will ensure you don’t miss a beat with your workout regime. If you would prefer to relax in a different way then you can while away the evening as you enjoy an alcoholic drink in the onsite bar and lounge.

All rooms at the Grand Forward Hotel come with a flat-screen television, a DVD player, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities and a private safe. All guests are invited to enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning in the onsite restaurant, and they can also order hot food throughout the day.

Yi Su Hotel

The Yi Su Hotel is a relatively small hotel, with just 72 rooms, but with many of these rooms offering great views of the city, and with all of your basic needs covered, this affordable three-star hotel is more than enough for the majority of tourists.

  • Airport Shuttle? Yes
  • Free WiFi? Yes
  • Pool? No
  • Fitness Center? No
  • Restaurants? Yes
  • Near Public Transport? Yes

The Yi Su Hotel is perfect for leisure travelers and business travelers alike. As well as a 24-hour front desk, where Chinese, Japanese and English all spoken, there are also meeting rooms, a business centre and more. The Yi Su Hotel is also fitted to deal with disabled guests, with many facilities that aim to make a holiday to this part of the world easier and more accessible to all. If you want to take advantage of these facilities then just phone them in advance and request them. The Yi Su Hotel also has a tour desk, which is staffed by locals that know their stuff when it comes to Taipei and the local area. They can guide you to the best attractions and they may also be able to help with bus tours and with other ways of enjoying the city.

As far as the location goes, the Yi Su Hotel is ideally placed for those who want to get the most out of this district. A visit to Taipei is not complete without a visit to a night market, and luckily for guests at the Yi Su Hotel it is just a ten minute walk from the Nanya Night Market. The popular Lin Family Mansion, which is where many tourists head, is also just a short walk away and if you have your sights on other locations then you can head to the Fuzhong Station, which is just around the corner from the Yi Su Hotel, and take a ride around the city.

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