This landmark Taipei hotel is a pleasant if kitsch 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, but you will feel like an emperor when you arrive in the lobby!

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 and the Chi Lin. Note that breakfast is not included.

Property description

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Please note that the property requires a credit card pre-authorisation of the first night room rate within 1 week. Please note that Halal breakfasts at Prestige Lounge is offered daily and prayer rug will be prepared upon request. Hotel provides a free shuttle bus service from Yuanshan MRT Station and Taoyuan Airport Metro. Please note extra charge will be occurred if early in is requested.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Grand Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Quick description

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 and conference facilities. 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. 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. Shuttle service to Taoyuan Airport is possible. There are 4 dining options. while à la carte Cantonese cuisine and Cantonese Dim Sums are offered at Golden Dragon Restaurant. Alternatively, North China cuisine can be found at Yuan Yuan Restaurant. Grand Steak House provides dry-aging and wet-aging steaks, grilled dishes, fresh salad and cheese bar as well as various Italian style cuisines.