Aileen Lane, March 11, 2015
Where to stay:
The Okura Prestige Taipei is centrally located and gets some great reviews on Trip Advisor for cleanliness and service. Winner of Travellers Choice 2015 award; it is located only 2 minutes away from the underground and Shinkong Mitsukoshi, a large multi-level department store is just across the street.
Taipei regular Rene Mayer, Assistant Global Director of Sales at Regent Hotels & Resorts recommends of course: “The Regent Taipei for its long-standing history of being the most prominent luxury hotel in the city. The large rooms, convenient location in the city, wide array of restaurants and friendly staff makes it second to none”. But also suggests “Just Sleep Hotels are great for those on a budget as they are located near MRT stations and have all the comforts and conveniences you need without the fuss.”
Getting around Taipei is cheap and convenient due to the underground and taxi system. It is not advisable to drive in Taipei unless you are very familiar with the place and there are lots of scooters to avoid! Taxis are cheap and meter starts at around SGD$2.90. The MRT or underground is very convenient and will take you around to many of the tourist attractions.
Auto ticketing machines can be found in all underground stations, providing ticketing services. Single-journey ticket prices range from less than SGD$1 to approximately SGD$3 depending on travel distance. A one-day pass can be purchased from a service booth for SGD$6.60 and this allows unlimited travels on all MRT lines within one day.