Making your hotel reservation online before arriving in Taipei, Taiwan, is a great idea – if not absolutely essential. During some periods of the year such as when major trade shows are held in the capital, or festivals like the Chinese New Year holiday, it can be a real nightmare to find decent hotels at affordable prices.
I always do my online hotel reservation for Taipei, Taiwan on this website. HotelsCombined.com offers competitive rates, their booking system is easy to use, and the Taipei accommodations they recommend always offer great value.
I recommend the following hotels in Taipei, Taiwan:
Taipei Taiwan Online Hotel Reservation – Some Tips!
- If you plan on being in Taipei, Taiwan during one of the big Chinese festivals or holidays, make sure you book your hotel at least one month in advance.
- If you do not reserve your Taipei hotel online, and you decide to find a room on the go as you arrive in the city, do take the time to bargain for a cheaper hotel room price – even in big hotels. I always, always, always cut the price by at least 10% and it usually works. Never accept the first price. Bargain hard. That’s what Taiwanese do.
- Head for the eastern part of Taipei (Xinyi District) if you want to stay in a luxurious, 5-star hotel. This is the area where you will find the famous Taipei 101 building and the World Trade Center.
- Cheap Taipei hostels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses are scatered around the Taipei Train Station. There’s also a good selection of affordable accommodation in the Ximending area.