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May 02

Named after a Chinese philosopher, the National Yang Ming University was founded in 1975, albeit with a different name. This university conducts a great deal of research and is famous for its work in the sciences, particularly in medicine. The National Yang Ming University is located in the active Beitou District, which is located in the north of Taipei City.

There are many big education centers, including schools such as the Fu Hsing College, the National Defense University and the National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, not to mention the scores of prestigious high schools and junior schools.

This area is also popular with tourists, and not just because of the National Yang Ming University or the other education centers. The main reason that tourists flock here are the spas and hot springs, which Beitou is famous for. In fact, this region has one of the highest concentrations of spas and hot springs in the world — you are literally surrounded by them. These two go hand in hand, because what better way to relax after a hard day of studying than to soak and relax in a hot spring?

In this article we will look at the best hotels in this area, ensuring that you have somewhere comfortable and affordable to stay during your visit to the Beitou District and to the National Yang Ming University.

Grand View Resort Beitou

The Grand View Resort Beitou is as good as it gets in this region. It is a five-star hotel that is ideally located and has been designed by a renowned architect who also designed the iconic Taipei 101 building, which you might come across on your travels, and which all tourists to Taipei are advised to visit.

The 66 rooms at the Grand View Resort Beitou come with a long list of amenities that can make your stay a comfortable one. These include flat-screen televisions with DVD players, tea and coffee making facilities and more. The many rooms include Superior Double Rooms and Superior Twin Rooms, along with Junior Suites and Luxury Suites. If you’re here for that extra special occasion then you can even book into the Bridal Suite. They don’t have many of their special rooms though so if you fancy staying in a five-star suite during your visit to Beitou, then make sure you book well in advance.

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

The Grand View Resort Beitou also has an onsite gift shop, where guests can pickup small mementos and gifts to take back home with them. Many of the rooms feature balconies, which offer beautiful views of the city, and all guests are allowed access to the hot spring and the fitness center, which is fully equipped with the latest equipment. In the onsite restaurant, guests can enjoy food dreamt up by an executive chef that was trained by the best in Paris, with an array of fine dishes to sample.

As far as the location is concerned, the Grand View Resort Beitou is smack-bang in the middle of everything that makes the Beitou District so great. You can indulge in as many natural hot springs as you want and once you dry-off you can visit all of the fantastic educational centers in the region, including the National Yang Ming University.

Sweet Me Hot Spring Resort

As a three-star hotel, the Sweet Me Hot Spring Resort is one of the more affordable ways to enjoy this region. That’s not to say that it isn’t comfortable or that it doesn’t have a few luxuries to offer you. In fact, as far as three-star hotels go, you will struggle to find one that is more comfortable and with more facilities than the Sweet Me Hot Spring Resort.

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

Although there is no pool in the Sweet Me Hot Spring Resort, there are other ways for you to relax on an evening. These include the hot spring bath located onsite — this is the home of hot springs after all. There is also a sun terrace where you can relax with a drink or two as you enjoy the Taipei weather and the sights of the city.

There are 69 rooms available at the Sweet Me Hot Spring Resort, and as well as a hot springs, there are also some special treatments for guests to take advantage of. These cost extra, but like the hotel itself, they are very affordable and should be able to suit most budgets.

The onsite restaurant at the Sweet Me Hot Spring Resort serves local dishes throughout the day, whilst the daily breakfast buffet, available to all guests, has more International options available.

written by Grameister777