There are many reasons to visit Tainan City in Taiwan, not least for the mouth-watering snack food that the city has become famous for over the years. Located close to the west coast of the island, in the southern half of Taiwan, Tainan has long been regarded as an industrial city with little else appeal for tourists.
However, as the original capital of Taiwan and a city of incredible historical wealth, there are now plenty more reasons for visiting than just the delicious food.
With the increase in tourism in Tainan, the hospitality industry has also boomed, with a fantastic selection of accommodation including luxury hotels and budget hostels on offer to visitors.
Let’s take a look at the best hotels for every budget in Tainan City:
(Article last updated on 13 Jun 2017)
Best Luxury Hotel: Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel
The Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel is an amazing value, five-stay luxury hotel located in a convenient area in Tainan, close to the Railway Station and a nearby mall for shopping. Spacious, eastern-influenced rooms complement the luxurious atmosphere set by the decadent interiors, while the friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to help visitors out for whatever they need. The excellent breakfast tops off the deal making a stay at the Shangri-La a effortless choice for couples, families or business people visiting Tainan.
Room Tip: Book the Horizon Club to get a room on a higher level with amazing views of the city.
Address: 89 Section West, University Road, Tainan City, Tainan, Taiwan 70146
Prices range from TWD $4,400 (~ SGD $183) for a Deluxe King room.
Check the hotel’s lowest price on Agoda here: Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel
Best Mid-Range: Tainan Hotel
Photo Courtesy of Tainan Hotel
The Tainan Hotel is perfect for guests who want to enjoy Tainan on a budget, without compromising on quality or location. Situated in the busy center of the city, beside the Railway Station and the Min-Zu shopping mall, the Tainan Hotel is perfect for business trips to Tainan, or for young couples and families looking to explore the nooks and crannies of the local area. Breakfast is included, while the rooms are clean, modern and have been recently refurbished.
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel to avoid the noise form the street below.
Address: No.1 Cheng Kung Road, Tainan, Taiwan
Prices range from TWD $2,352 (~ SGD $98) for a Business Double room.
Check the hotel’s lowest price on Agoda here: Tainan Hotel
Best Boutique Hotel: Jia-Jia-at West Market Hotel
Photo Courtesy of JJ W Hotel
This eccentric and contemporary boutique hotel in Tainan’s West Central District is a great budget option for visitors wanting to stay at the heart of the city, close to many great attractions such as the Chigu Salt Mountain, Nankunshen Daitianfu Temple, Hsiaolung Culture Park, Guanzihling Hot Springs and the famous Anping District of Tainan. With breakfast included, the Jia-Jia at West Market Hotel, otherwise known as the JJ W Culture Design Hotel, is perfect for young couples, or traveling families on a budget.
Room Tip: Each room is different so ask if you can view the available rooms before checking in, as some rooms are quite small.
Address: No.11 Zhengxing St. West Central District, Tainan City, Tainan, Taiwan 700
Prices range from TWD $2,438 (~ SGD $102) for a Small Room
Check the hotel’s lowest price on Agoda here: Jia-Jia at West Market Hotel
Best Budget: Staykids B&B
This is the most fun and colorful place to stay in Tainan on a budget. Located in the bustling Anping Historical District, the Staykids B&B is perfect for travelers on a budget, especially families visiting the city for a weekend or longer. The funky design and slogans placed around the B&B evoke a sense of fun in guests and welcome a ‘playful’ attitude. The B&B even has a playground for kids! The staff are, of course, friendly and willing to help guests plan their trip around the area.
Room Tip: The owner is happy to help organize your transport to and from the hotel if you ask in advance.
Address: No.358, Sec. 3, Jiankang Rd, Tainan City, Tainan, Taiwan
Prices range from TWD $1524 (~ SGD $64) for a Small Room
Check the hotel’s lowest price on Agoda here: Staykids B&B
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This article is supported by China Airlines and the Taiwan Tourism Board.