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Wenshan

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Located in the city of Taipei, the Wenshan District can be found at the southern tip of the city and provides an array of attractions that make this district popular with tourists from all over the world.

One of the most popular attractions in the Wenshan District is the Taipei Zoo, which is also known as the Muzha Zoo and is the biggest and most popular zoo in Taiwan. It is also well regarded further afield, thanks to its great work in the field of conservation, and its efforts to help many species of animals and to educate people on how to look after them, whilst also limiting the number of poachers.

As the biggest zoo in Asia, there is no shortage of things to see and do in the Taipei Zoo. Some of their most visited exhibits include the Giant Panda House, Insect Valley and Children’s Zoo, the latter of which gives young ones the opportunity to interact with different types of animals, from ducks and cows to birds and more.

The Wenshan District is one of the remotest districts in Taipei, at least that is the impression you might get upon visiting the district, but it is actually one of the most populated districts in Taipei, with close to 275,000 people living in the area. If you fancy staying in the Wenshan District during your visit to Taipei then the reviews below should be able to help you choose the hotel that is perfect for you.

Holiday Inn East Taipei

When it comes to affordable hotel brands that offer a quality service, international prestige and a price that everyone can afford, they don’t come much bigger or better than the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn East Taipei is a 4-star establishment located in the heart of the Wenshan District, where there are very few hotels. This is easily the best hotel in this district, and one that has received countless praise from the many guests that have stayed here at one time or another.

  • Airport Shuttle? Yes
  • Free WiFi? Yes
  • Pool? No
  • Fitness Center? Yes
  • Restaurants? Yes — Guests are invited to dine in the hotel at the Canton restaurant, which serves Cantonese food throughout the day.
  • Near Public Transport? Yes

There are 252 rooms at the Holiday Inn East Taipei, so if this is your desired destination then they should have a room available when you need it. It is still best to get in early though just incase. This area isn’t exactly full of hotels (although if you go 1 or 2 miles out then there are many more) and as this is the best one, you will probably want to make sure that you get yourself a room here. If you are planning a family holiday then the Holiday Inn East Taipei is also the perfect destination.

The Holiday Inn East Taipei is a family friendly hotel, and one that offers child minding services so that you can leave your kids in safe hands whilst you go out and enjoy everything that the city has to offer. There is also a business center and an executive floor that also makes this a great choice for those heading to the city on business. That’s not to say that leisure travelers heading here on their own or in pairs can not benefit, as all types of travelers are sure to enjoy a stay at the Holiday Inn East Taipei. There is a tour desk onsite that can help you with arranging day trips and more, offering advice, directions and even special offers on the best attractions such as the Taipei Zoo.

China Trust Executive House Hsintien

Conveniently located and reasonable priced, the China Trust Executive House Hsintien is ideal for those seeking to save their money to spend on the attractions and on the bars and restaurants of Taipei, whilst still ensuring they stay in a comfortable hotel. Popular with business travelers thanks to their banqueting rooms and meeting rooms, this hotel also has a fitness center with cardio equipment and a television so you can keep your mind entertained as you work your body.

  • Airport Shuttle? No
  • Free WiFi? Yes
  • Pool? No
  • Fitness Center? Yes
  • Restaurants? No — However, breakfast is served inside the hotel for all guests.
  • Near Public Transport? Yes — A quick walks from Dapinglin MRT Station.

If you have rented a car then you can take advantage of easy access to many top attractions within the city, and you can park your car in the free spaces provided by the China Trust Executive House Hsintien.

This is a no-frills hotel that ticks many boxes and gets all of the basics right. If luxury is never a top priority of yours, then the 3-star rated China Trust Executive House Hsintien could be just what you need for your Taipei holiday.

Times Nagasaki Hotel

At 2.5 stars, the Times Nagasaki Hotel is the lowest rated hotel on this list and it is also the one we like the least, but considering the price, this is a very good hotel. It has a fantastic location and although it doesn’t go all-out in regards to the facilities or amenities, it does get the basics right. If your main goal is to find a hotel that is warm, comfortable and ideally located, as well as one that will not cost you the earth, then the Times Nagasaki Hotel could be just what you are looking for.

  • Airport Shuttle? No
  • Free WiFi? Yes — High speed Internet is available throughout the hotel.
  • Pool? No
  • Fitness Center? No
  • Restaurants? No
  • Near Public Transport? Yes — Jingmei Station is just a short walk from the hotel.

The check-in and check-out times are also great at the Times Nagasaki Hotel, as guests can check-in from 12:00pm, which is a good few hours earlier than the average in the city. They can also take advantage of room service, with drinks, snacks and more delivered to your room at most hours of the day. All rooms are air-conditioned and there is a lift to access the upper-floors. Some of the rooms also have a bath, and all of them have tea and coffee making facilities, a television and a hair dryer.

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