If you have kids then you will understand that there is no such thing as a couple’s holiday, just as there is no such thing as a romantic holiday or even an adventure holiday. A vacation when you have kids is one that involves those kids, one where half your time is spent shouting at them, and the other half is spent trying to find activities so you can keep them out of your way. Luckily, Taipei is a very kid friendly city, perfect for families of all sizes and kids of all ages.
In this article we’ll look at the best family friendly hotels in Taipei, serving as your perfect base for a holiday to this great city.
Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel
The Shangri-La brand is known all over the world, a brand that epitomizes luxury and one that excels in the hospitality industry. If you want the best of the best, then you can’t go wrong here, and Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel is also a perfect place to take your entire family.
This 5-star hotel is one of the highest rated hotels in the city, not to mention one of the biggest. It combines Eastern and Western styles into a design that allows everyone to feel at home. There are a number of rooms to choose from, from simple and small rooms for single guests and couples, to big suites and family rooms that are spacious and packed with plenty of amenities.
The Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel has a fitness center so you can work up a sweat, and there is also a spa and a hot tub so you can relax afterwards. There is also a pool, a business center and more, and the services include free high speed internet access throughout the building, a dry cleaning service, a laundry service, a concierge service, free parking and more. There is even a babysitting service for stressed-out parents who want a bit of alone time during their break.
If you want only the best of the best for your family, then you can’t go much wrong with the Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel. This is 5-star luxury that everyone can enjoy.
Landis Taipei Hotel
Located within reach of the Taipei Eye, the Xingtian Temple and Qingguang Market, the Landis Taipei is a 5-star hotel that offers an array of amenities and facilities that can help to take the stress out of your family holiday. Their onsite restaurant is not to be missed, serving a fusion of Chinese and French dishes, the best of the East meeting the best of the West. There is also a bar onsite, perfect for a relaxing drink with your partner whilst the kids are asleep in the room upstairs. In fact, there is so much inside the Landis Hotel that you might never want to leave.
Speaking of kids, they will be as happy here as the adults are. The family rooms available at the Landis are spacious and comfortable, with extra beds and cots available upon request to ensure that no one needs to sleep on the floor.
If things get a little stressful, which all family holidays are sure to do, then there is a fitness center for guests to work off some steam, and there is also a spa and wellness center where they can de-stress, unwind and enjoy themselves. There is also a sauna and bathing facilities, and if you want to relinquish yourself of any and all responsibilities then there is also a laundry service, dry cleaning service, babysitting service and even a concierge. Valet parking is also available at the Landis, and if you’re feeling peckish but don’t want to leave your room then you can eat breakfast in your room, and can also request room service at all hours.
The W Taipei is popular with all kinds of travelers, from businesses travelers to leisure travelers, but there is also plenty here to satisfy families. The W Taipei is happy to open its doors to kids and families and has spacious rooms with extra beds and cots, enough to accommodate even the biggest family inside. The W Taipei also caters for those with reduced mobility and those traveling alone, ensuring that everyone can feel at home in the W Hotel.
The rooms are all non-smoking and air conditioned, and there is a well-stocked minibar in all of them, just make sure the kids don’t get at it otherwise you could be left with a frightening bill! There is free internet available in the hotel and there is also public Wi-Fi throughout, and if you want to venture out into the city then you can leave your kids in your room with a trusted carer, thanks to their babysitting service.
Where you go is up to you, but as the W Taipei is located in one of the busiest and most popular districts in the city, then you have plenty to choose from. The Taipei 101, which was the biggest building in the world for several years, is just a stone’s throw from the W Taipei and is a must-see on your visit to the city. This attraction is also family friendly, so bring the kids along. The same goes for the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, but if you want some great food and entertainment then head for one of the highly rated restaurants nearby for an evening meal, which is best done with the kids left back at the hotel.
The W Taipei has no shortage of facilities for all of its guests to enjoy. As well as the onsite restaurant known as the Woo Bar, where you can enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two, there is also a fitness center (with a great deal of fitness equipment) a pool, a lounge, a spa and a hot tub. There are also conferencing facilities, a business center, meeting rooms and much more. If you’re heading here direct from the airport then you can also take advantage of their shuttle bus service, which makes the process of ferrying you, your kids and your bags from the airport much easier.