The Grand Hotel

5 star hotel


No. 1, Section 4 Zhongshan North Road TaipeiSee nearby area


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This landmark Taipei hotel is a pleasant if kitchsy place to stay, with excellent English service, a range of top-notch restaurants, and dreamy views over the Keelung River (the hotel rests on the side of Jiantan Mountain). Just don't take the claims of traditional architectural grandeur too seriously. This is Old China about as much as General Tso's Chicken.

The hotel was first established in 1952 as Chiang Kai-shek felt Taipei had no proper hotels for hosting foreign dignitaries. The main building was completed in 1973 on the grounds of the former Taipei Grand Shrine, though it underwent major renovations after a fire in 1995. Today there are three main sections, including the Golden Dragon (the newest and where most foreign guests are put) and the Chi Lin (older and smoky but offering the best views over the river). Interior rooms in the main building are small, ageing and have no windows.

Our independent authors have visited The Grand Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Zhongshan & Datong.

Description provided by property

Featuring a palace-inspired exterior of golden roof tiling and red columns, The Grand Hotel provides a free shuttle bus service from Yuanshan MRT Station, an 8-minute drive away. It houses a grand ballroom, conference facilities, 3 dining options and a tennis court.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Shilin Night Market and a 15-minute drive from Taipei Station and Songshan Airport. National Palace Museum is a 20-minute drive away, while Taoyuan International Airport is 40 minutes away by road.

Fitted with a sofa, the spacious rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an electric kettle and a minibar. They include a personal safe, a wardrobe and the daily newspapers. The attached bathroom comes with bath or shower facilities and a hairdryer.

Buffet spreads are served at Songhe Room, while à la carte Cantonese cuisine is offered at Golden Dragon Restaurant. Alternatively, Eastern China specialities can be found at Yuan Yuan.

Free Wi-Fi access is provided in the hotel’s public areas. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, work out in the fitness centre or head to the games room. The hotel also has shops, a business centre, and a 24-hour front desk.

Important information

Please note that guests can reserve secret tunnel (the ancient air-raid shelter) tour for free upon check-in. The tour is 09:00 or 16:00

Featuring free WiFi and a year-round outdoor pool, The Grand Hotel offers accommodation in Taipei. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV with satellite channels. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. Some rooms have views of the mountains or river. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and free toiletries.

There is free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk, hairdresser's, and gift shop at the property.

You can play tennis at this hotel, and car hire is available. Shilin Night Market is 800 metres from The Grand Hotel, while Taipei Confucius Temple is 1.2 km from the property. Taipei Songshan Airport is 3 km away.

Services & facilities

  • Spa
    • Barber/beauty shop
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Designated smoking area
  • Accessibility
    • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Outdoor space
    • Garden
    • Terrace
  • Guest services
    • Room service
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • VIP room facilities
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
    • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Transport/transfers
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Car hire
    • Shuttle service (free)
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • ATM/cash machine on site
    • Currency exchange
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
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