The Westin Taipei

In the heart of the centrally located Zhongshan District, the Westin Taipei is a 5-star hotel that defines luxury in the city of Taipei, offering a wealth of amenities, services and facilities that business travelers, leisure travelers and families can enjoy.

  • Airport Shuttle? Yes
  • Free WiFi? Yes
  • Pool? Yes
  • Fitness Center? Yes
  • Restaurants? Yes
  • Near Public Transport? Yes

The Rooms

The best of the best at the Westin Taipei is the Star Deluxe Suite. This room comes in at over 650 square feet, which is very spacious for Taipei. This reasonably priced room has been decorated in a comfortable but modern style, with carpeted floors and a mixture of bland and bold colors, all combining to make you feel at home whilst offering an element of luxury. These rooms also come with access to the executive lounge and free usage of the meeting rooms for two hours. Guests can also put an extra double bed in the room if they wish, which makes this suite ideal for large families or for groups of friends.

If you would prefer something a little more basic, then the Deluxe Double and Deluxe Twin rooms might be more suitable. At 420 square feet, these are still sizable, and they also come with basic amenities, along with a bathtub and a flat-screen television. There are also Executive rooms, Westin Guest Offices, Superior rooms, Westin Workout rooms and Grand Deluxe rooms. Regardless of which room they book into, all guests at the Westin Taipei can make use of the services and facilities, such as the pool and the fitness center.

The Hotel

The pool in the Westin Taipei is located indoors, and is therefore available all year round. There is also a spa and wellness center located within the hotel, offering everything from facials and massages, to waxing and other treatments. There is also a sauna, and all guests at the Westin Taipei can make use of these facilities and more.

The Zhongshan District is a great choice for food and attractions, but if you’d prefer to eat inside the hotel then you can dine-out at the Silk Road Feast Restaurant, which serves International cuisine. If you would prefer, teas, snacks and more light bites can be enjoyed at the Elite Concept Cafe, whilst food with more of a local flavor can be sampled ay the Yi Yuan Pekinese Restaurant, both of which are located in the hotel.

The hotel is located a 40 minute drive away from the International airport, a 15 minute drive from the World Trade Centre and a short walk from a number of great attractions within the Zhongshan District.

The Extras

  • Room Service? Yes
  • Family Friendly? Yes
  • Pets Allowed? No
  • Disabled Facilities? Yes
  • Free Private Parking? Yes

There are many extras at the Westin Taipei, including a laundry, ironing and dry cleaning service that can quickly wash and prepare your clothes for you. There is also a shoeshine facility in the hotel, along with a currency exchange, a concierge service and an express check-in and check-out service. What’s more, the front desk is open 24-hours a day and there is a business center and meeting rooms within the hotel, perfect for guests that need to work whilst they holiday, and for those in Taipei on business.

Best Deals on The Westin Taipei

If you can find an available room during the off-peak season (there is rarely any space during peak season) and if you wait long enough, then you might be able to snap-up a bargain. Keep an eye on the travel sites and leave it as late as possible, and you might just be in. You can also try ringing the hotel at the last minute and checking with them. Risky travelers seeking the best bargains actually travel to their destination first and then book their hotel at the last minute. If it is done online on sites like Hotels Combined, this can be a great way to save an extra 20% or 30% on some of the more basic rooms.

If you already have one of these rooms, then you can also ask for an upgrade. Hotels are keen to do what they can to please their guests and if they have a room available and it doesn’t look like it will be filled, they might just give it to you. Often the best way to do this is to find something to complain about concerning your current room, and if you seem displeased enough then rather than giving you a simple swap and putting you in a room that is exactly the same, they’ll try and upgrade you. Travelers have been known to advance from basic rooms to suites by using this method, but it works better in the off-season.

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