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Ximending Hotels

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Ximending is a neighborhood in Taipei, located within the Wanhua Distict of the city. This is a shopping area, with many great places to spend your holiday fund, and it is popular with both tourists and locals. Ximending is a great place to get a feel for the real Taipei, because although it does cater for tourists, it has a very natural and traditional feel to it.

Littered with banners, billboards and advertisements, all of which are in Chinese, and with hordes of people passing through it every day, it is easy to see why some people refer to Ximending as the Times Square of Taipei. As with Times Square, this is a great attraction during the night, when the sun dips over the horizon and the neon lights shine to full effect. It’s not just about shopping in Ximending, as there are plenty of other things to keep you busy. These include a theatre and a temple.

If you want to be one of the 3 million people that pass through Ximending every month, then you should consider booking into a hotel in the area. You can book yourself into accommodation within the Wanhua Distirct, or you can book somewhere that is in Ximending itself. We have picked out both options for you below, with two highly rated hotels that can provide the perfect base for your holiday to Ximending and to Taipei on the whole.

Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Hotel is a four-star hotel that has 121 rooms, all of which are spacious, comfortable and affordable. There is a huge selection of rooms available, with everything from the Premier Dual Queen Room and Deluxe Double Room, to the Executive Suite and Grand Suite. These rooms are ideal for single and multiple occupancy, covering anywhere from one to four guests. Large families are also accommodated, because if they book into one of the four-occupancy rooms, one extra child under the age of six will also be allowed to stay for free, whilst extra beds and cots can also be brought into the room.

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

The Westgate Hotel’s fitness center is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the city, with treadmills and stationary bikes pushed up against them so guests can lookout upon the city as they workout. There is also a bar located within the Westgate Hotel, known as the Unwind bar. With a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on offer, this is the ideal location for all guests looking to “unwind” after a long day of sightseeing.

Room service is available in all of the rooms at the Westgate Hotel, and guests can also make use of the car hire service and the tour desk. Here the hotel staff will arrange a suitable car, sorting out the payment and the insurance, and they will also arrange for bus tours, tickets to special events, and much more. There is also a laundry service and a dry cleaning service offered by the staff of the Westgate Hotel.

Hansome Business Hotel

If a four-star hotel is out of your budget but you still want a comfortable hotel within close proximity of Ximending, then book yourself a room at the Hansome Business Hotel. This hotel is actually located within this famous shopping area, so as soon as you step out of the hotel doors you will be in the heart of this vibrant district. The Hansome Business Hotel, which is also listed as the Han Shi Hotel and the Hotel Han Shi, is also a short trek from a major station that will take you anywhere you want to go around this great city.

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

The Hansome Business Hotel has 60 rooms in total. There are no suites here, but guests looking for something a little extra should book themselves into one of their Superior Quadruple Rooms. As their name suggests, these rooms can sleep up to 4 people, and they are the biggest rooms available in the hotel. All of the rooms at the Hansome Business Hotel come with a flat-screen television that is wired to receive cable channels, a minibar and a list of other basic amenities.

All guests at the Hansome Business Hotel can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet in the onsite restaurant, whilst the hotel’s bar also serves a wide range of drinks, from coffees and teas, to cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. Of course, as it is located in Ximending, if the food and the drink isn’t to taste, then there is plenty more on offer just a few steps from the hotel.

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