Soochow University Hotels – Reviews of Nearby Hotels

Soochow University is a private university, with over 13,000 students on the books and over 1,000 staff. The university has been around since 1900, when it was created by merging three other institutions. Soochow University was founded by methodists and adheres to the principles of that religion to this day, with an in-house methodist priest operating in their exclusive church.

There are two branches of the Soochow University, with one of them located in the Zhongzheng District, and the other located in Shilin District. If you find yourself in either of these districts, then there is plenty for you to do away from the university. The Shilin District is home to the Shilin Night Market, which is not only the most famous night market in Taiwan, but is also one of the most famous across the world. It is also one of the oldest, as it has been going strong since 1899. This is the place to be if you fancy a stroll on an evening, with plenty of food to eat, plenty of drinks to drink and plenty of trinkets to purchase. Don’t feel that you have to make a purchase here though, as the majority of people that pass through visit for the experience, and usually don’t come away with anything.

As for the Zhongzheng District, this is home to the Botanical Garden, the Natural Museum of History, the 228 Memorial Park and much more. The annual gay pride parade also comes through here, beginning at 228 Memorial Park. This is a great district to absorb some culture, with stacks of museums, from the National Taiwan Museum, all of the way to the Museum of Drinking Water. Both of these districts also have plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, and these are the places that make a holiday, as you sample the local food and drink and chat with some of the local people.

If you fancy paying a visit to the Soochow University, and are looking for a hotel in either of these regions, then checkout the two we have listed below. These are our favorite hotels both in Shilin District and Zhongzheng District.

Landis Resort Yangmingshan

This is not the only Landis Resort in Taipei, but it may well be the best one. With just 47 rooms, it is also the smallest. These rooms are very hard to come by, so be sure to book well in advance if you want to book into one of them.

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

All of the modern rooms at the Landis Resort Yangmingshan come with en-suite bathrooms that are fitted with bathtubs, whilst some of the rooms have their own hot spring tubs. If your room does not have one of these then you can always enjoy the hotel’s hot spring facilities, along with their fitness center and massage facilities.

When it comes to an evening meal, guests at the Landis Resort Yangmingshan can enjoy fine dining Chinese food at the onsite Tein He Restaurant, whilst breakfast is served in the Chin Tien Restaurant, which is located on the roof and includes a host of International menu options.

If you plan on renting a car then be sure to let them know in advance as they have free car parking spaces and can arrange for one of them to be available for when you arrive. There are also activities to enjoy within the hotel, including billiards and table tennis.

Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel

There are two things you need to know about this hotel off the bat. Firstly, it’s not cheap. Secondly, you get every bit of what you pay for. This is a five-star hotel that pays attention to the finest details, from perfectly maintained rooms, to the huge number of services and amenities that are sure to make any holiday complete.

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

The pool is located outdoors and is seasonal, shutting down in the colder months. This is the perfect place for a cooling splash during the spring and summer though, and there is also a sun terrace where guests can relax with a drink from the onsite bar. As well as an a la carte restaurant, there is also a buffet served everyday, with guests able to choose between a number of local dishes and something with a more Western flavor.

All of the rooms at the Sheraton Grande come with flat-screen televisions, and as well as a number of cable channels, guests can also choose from many pay-per-view options, which will be charged to their room. Other services offered by the hotel include car hire, a 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms and more. There is also an ATM machine onsite if you need some extra cash before you head out.

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