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10 Amazing Accommodations (Near Halal Food) In Taipei For An Awesome Vacay


Iyesha •  Jul 12, 2019


Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a beautiful city full of history and culture. The city remains a favourite among many travellers, and it’s really no surprise since there are plenty of things to see and do there ? Unknown to many, there are also plenty of Halal certified or Muslim-friendly eateries in the city, ranging from authentic Taiwanese delicacies to international cuisine! Credit: Giphy For your absolute convenience, we’ve compiled 10 accommodations in Taipei City that are no more than a few minutes walk from Halal or Muslim-friendly eateries for you to savour. It’s time you call up your travel buddy and make your way to Taipei to enjoy the best of the beautiful city and its scrumptious food delights! Excited for your next trip to Taipei yet? You should be since AirAsia flies directly to Taipei a whopping 14 times a week! Enjoy promotional all-in AirAsia BIG Members fares from as low as RM279* for flights from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei. You can even opt for a comfortable premium flatbed too for RM849* (BIG members). It’s time to get packin’ and start booking on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from now to 21 July 2019! Travel Period: Valid now till 31 January 2020. *All-in AirAsia BIG Members fares including taxes and fees, and you can enjoy zero processing fees when you pay with BigPay! Refer to Terms and Conditions herePrices are based on the searches for the travelling period of 15 July to 21 July 2019.
1. Hotel PaPa Whale
Credit: Hotel PAPA Whale on Facebook Located just 10 minutes walk away from Ximending, Hotel PaPa Whale is super convenient for any traveller wanting to be nearby all of Taipei’s action but without the noise of the hustling and bustling streets at night ? It’s also only 15 minutes walk from Taipei’s Main Station where many travellers catch the train to and from the airport.
Credit: AirAsia Find yourself staying in one of the funkiest designed hotels in the city with its sci-fi and steampunk-inspired decors and art! Snooze away on their super comfortable beds and pillows in one of their 365 modern rooms that have touches of brass and steel in their décor showcasing a unique design. The hotel even provides free WiFi for all guests within the hotel vicinity so you can easily upload all your Insta-worthy shots on your social media feed ? And for the days when the weather is a little too warm or too chilly? You can easily adjust the thermostat from your room too!
Credit: AirAsia And one of the best parts about this hotel? There’s a separate section for halal food, specifically for Muslim diners. So you can rest assure that you can easily dine in the hotel on days you want to take it easy after exploring the beautiful city ❤️ P.S. They even have rooms that can accommodate up to 6 adults, perfect for a group getaway to Taipei! Price per night: starts at RM191 on AgodaAddress: No.46, Kunming St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 108, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Contact: +886-2-2331-1177 Website | Facebook | InstagramHalal food nearby: Chang's Halal Beef Noodles (張家清真牛肉麵)– 8 minutes walk
Credit: @why.vonne on Instagram You can’t visit Taipei and not slurp up some tastylicious noodle soup! Luckily for us, Chang’s halal Beef Noodles (a halal-certified restaurant) is located just 8 minutes walk away from Hotel PaPa Whale ? Enjoy a hot plate of authentic Taiwanese noodles after a day of exploring the city (or maybe for a good breakfast since they open at 10am) in their air-conditioned dining area. Indulge in a bowl of their speciality beef noodles with dumplings and green onion dish, or chow down on their crunchy beef potstickers (fried dumplings). You’ll probably end up coming back for more ? Halal status: Halal-certified by Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 21, Yanping South Road, Zhongzheng District Opening hours: 10am – 7.15pm daily Contact: +886-2-2331-2791
2. First Hotel
Credit: First Hotel Taipei First Hotel Taipei has been around since 1962 and remains a favourite among many returning travellers because of its convenient location in Zhongshan and top-notch services. Aside from clean, comfortable and cosy rooms, you can also drop into their gym and fitness centre for a good workout session ? The hotel is located just 5 minutes away from Songjing-Nanjing MRT station too so it’s easy for you to get around the city, but with the number of attractions just within walking distance, you probably won’t even need to hop on the trains! Among them are the Ningxia Night Market (21 minutes walk), Xingtian Temple (18 minutes walk), National Taiwan Museum (29 minutes walk), and National Taiwan University (22 minutes walk) And FYI, the hotel also provides airport shuttle services and free Wi-Fi ?
Price per night: starts at RM206 on AgodaAddress: No. 63號, Section 2, Nanjing East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491 Contact: +886 2 2541 8234 WebsiteHalal food nearby: Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant (番紅花城) – 1-minute walk
Credit: AirAsia Literally just a few steps away from the First Hotel is Safronbolu Turkish Restaurant! Savour authentic Turkish cuisine at this establishment which opened in 2014 by its owner who is from Ankara, Turkey. Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll think you have taken a step out of Taiwan and into Turkey with its traditional Turkish carpets, lanterns and colour palettes of yellow, purple and green – inspired by the Turkish town of Safranbolu! Enjoy their speciality platter of Safranbolu Special Kebab which consists of barbecued chicken breasts, wings, lamb, beef eggplant, tomatoes and of course, hummus ? Or have a go at their ground lamb wrapped in bread with tomato sauce and served with rice, also known as the Beyti Kebab! With the variety of Turkish delights available, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 60, Section 2, Nanjing East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491 Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily Contact: +886-2-2522-2939 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Pacific Business Hotel
Credit: 太平洋商旅 Pacific Business Hotel on Facebook Stay in comfort in this modern and convenient hotel in Xinyi just 5 minutes walk away from the iconic Taipei 101. The Pacific Business Hotel offers plenty of awesome amenities for travellers such as its fitness centre, business centre, a small library, and a balcony so you can enjoy the view of surrounding areas ? You’ll be spoilt for choice with its nearby attractions such as the Taipei 101, Taipei World Trade Centre (5 minutes walk), Tonghua Night Market (5 minutes walk) and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (15 minutes walk). And if the view from your balcony or Taipei 101 isn’t enough, the hotel is just walking distance from Elephant Mountain for a jaw-dropping view of Taipei city! And to add even more convenience, it’s strategically located between two MRT stations, Anhe and Taipei 101.
Credit: 太平洋商旅 Pacific Business Hotel on FacebookPrice per night: starts at RM433 on AgodaAddress: No. 495, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 Contact:  +886 2 8780 8000 Website | Facebook | InstagramHalal food nearby: Khana Khazana – 8 minutes walk
Credit: @suhaeladnan on Instagram Khana Khazana brings you one of the best authentic Indian cuisines in Taipei. Enjoy a flavourful lamb, chicken or beef masala or a tasty chicken tikka wrap. Pair them up with a variety of naans or rice, and remember to try their large variety of curries! Perfect for a good lunch meal to refuel, or to end the day after exploring the city P.S. This is a great place for vegetarians too since they have over 20 vegetable dishes to enjoy! Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 366, Section 1, Keelung Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 Opening hours: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10.30pm daily Contact: +886 2 8786 9366 Website | Facebook
4. United Hotel (國聯飯店)
Credit: @nuu_nuu on Instagram Enjoy your stay in Taipei’s Daan district in one of United Hotel’s comfortable and cosy rooms.  The hotel boasts a minimalist style and décor while using soft and warm lighting for a comfortable stay in the busy city ? Not to mention that it’s conveniently located nearby many of Taipei’s iconic attractions such as Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall (5 minutes), Zhong Xiao Shopping District (10 minutes), and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (5 minutes).
Credit: 蔡沅夆 on FacebookPrice per night: starts at RM267 on AgodaAddress: No. 200號, Guangfu South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Contact: +886 2 2773 1515 WebsiteHalal food nearby: Taiwan Halal Hui Restaurant – 12 minutes walk
Credit: Taiwan Halal Hui restaurant 回回私家菜-原回館西北麵食 on Facebook Knock yourself out with amazing Ningxia cuisine at Taiwan Halal Hui Restaurant! Ningxia is a region in central China and unlike the usual Chinese cuisine, Ningxia cuisine differs by its unique flavours and cooking style such as stir fry meats and kebab skewers. Most of the cuisine served also has a touch of Taiwanese flavours to them such as Hakka flavours. Savour one of their highlights such as cumin-flavoured mutton served with bread or Ningxia braised mutton served with noodles ? Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 9號, Alley 51, Lane 12, Section 3, Bade Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10559 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11.30am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm, closed on Mondays Contact: +886 2 2577 9851 Facebook
5. 9ine (久居棧旅店)
Credit: 9ine Hotel 久居棧旅店 on Facebook Spend your trip relaxing in this bright and cheerful hotel, the 9ine Hotel, just a 6 minutes walk away from the Daqiaotou Subway Station ? This simple hotel is perfect for travellers who want a comfortable and modern stay during their trip. The hotel provides multiple computers and a pantry for guests to use during their stay here too, in case you need to finish up some last-minute work (we know, it happens occasionally) or would like to heat up some of the food you bought from one of the delicious halal eateries ? It’s also walking distance from the Yansan Night Market, Ningxia Night Market and about 19.km away from the Taipei Main Station. #HHWT tip: The hotel is located on the first floor and does not have lift access so it may not be suitable for those travelling with the elderly or disabled friends.
Credit: 9ine Hotel 久居棧旅店 on FacebookPrice per night: starts at RM145 on AgodaAddress: 103, Taiwan, Taipei City, Datong District, Section 2, Yanping North Road, 255號 Contact: +886 2 2557 4999 Website | FacebookHalal food nearby: Halalan & Toyyiban Mart (清真肆集) – 3 minutes walk
Credit: 清真肆集Halalan & Toyyiban Mart on Facebook Just a stone’s throw away from 9ine Hotel is Halalan & Toyyiban Mart which serves a variety of authentic delicacies for you to savour, especially for those of you with a hankering for home cuisine ? Indulge in a tasty plate of Hainanese chicken rice, Indonesian fried rice, laksa, or even a nasi lemak! Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 347, Section 1, Dihua St, Datong District Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11.30am – 9.30pm, closed on Mondays Contact: +886-2-2557-7862 Facebook
6. Brother Hotel (兄弟大飯店)
Credit: Brother Hotel Taipei 兄弟大飯店 on Facebook Brother Taipei Hotel has been around for over 30 years and was recently refurbished with a modern look in 2016. This super convenient hotel is located right at the entrance of Nanxing Fuxing MRT station so you can easily hop right onto a train and explore the city ? Plus, the hotel also has a gym facility, a service centre (to help you with flight tickets or city tours), and an airport shuttle!
Credit: @sora_and_ on InstagramPrice per night: starts at RM400 on AgodaAddress: No. 255號, Section 3, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 Contact: +886 2 2712 3456 Website | Facebook
Halal food nearby: Kunming Islamic Restaurant (昆明園) – 3 minutes walk
Credit: @u1ofstyle on Instagram Kunming Islamic Restaurant was one of the first halal restaurants around since it opened over 17 years ago. Enjoy a huge variety of cuisines such as Indian, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and Yunnan ? Indulge in flavourful delights such as lamb vindaloo, tandoori chicken, spicy seafood soup, black pepper beef or fish in sweet and sour sauce! With the variety of choices they have, everyone will be happy with a satisfied tummy. Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No.26, Lane81, Fuhsing N. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11.30am – 1.30pm & 5.30pm – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 5.30pm – 9pm Contact: +886-2-2751-6776 Facebook With all these amazing halal food around, Taipei should definitely be on the bucket list of every Muslim traveller. Book your flights now on AirAsia from now till 21 July 2019 from RM279 to Taipei (for the travel period of now till 31 January 2020) to enjoy amazing promotions, and start your Taipei food bucket list too!
7. JustSleep at NTU
Credit: JustSleep Get a campus atmosphere along with your Taipei trip! The JustSleep at NTU is extremely close to National Taiwan University, Gongguan Night Market and MRT Gongguan. The rooms are modern, new and comfortable – perfect for a good night’s rest ? The hotel also has a self-service laundry room so you don’t have to worry about over packing or laundry fees during your trip. Just take a trip down to the laundry and you’re good to go!
Credit: JustSleepPrice per night: starts at RM419 on AgodaAddress: No. 83, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Contact: +886 2 7735 5000 Website | InstagramHalal food nearby: Fried Chicken Master (Gongguan branch) – 4 minutes walk
Credit: 炸鷄大獅 on Facebook Dig into tender and juicy fried chicken at this halal fried chicken joint – Fried Chicken Master! Try the highlight which uses a salted egg batter for the chicken. And if that’s not your cup of tea, you could always go for the original batter which is just as crispy and juicy ? Don’t forget to pair it up with fries and their variety of sides too! Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 158, Section 3, Tingzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 Opening hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm daily Contact: +886 2 2368 2551 Website | Facebook
8. W Taipei
Credit: W Taipei on Facebook If luxury is what you’re looking for, look no further than W Taipei. This iconic hotel is known for its ultra-fabulous design, modern spacious room (with a view), and top-notch service! Each room comes with a fabulous large flat screen LCD TV and Bose surround sound system ? And on the days you’re not out venturing the city? Lounge by their gorgeous pool, or check-in at the spa for full-body relaxation.
Price per night: starts at RM1269 on AgodaAddress: 10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 Contact: +886 2 7703 8888 Website | FacebookHalal food nearby: Ice Monster (永康芒果冰店)– 4 minutes walk
Credit: AirAsia Dessert lovers, where are you? Ice Monster is the place to fix your sweet tooth cravings ? Ice Monster is well-known in Taipei for their shaved ice desserts, most notable for their mango shaved ice that is served with mango ice cream and mango fruit! There are plenty of shaved iced flavours for you to try too such as peanut, strawberry and milk tea. Don’t forget to try some of their delicious milk tea too. Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 204, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11am – 9.30pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am – 10pm Contact: +886-2-2393-2228王靖堯經理: 0939584145 Website
9. ArTree Hotel (阿樹國際旅店)
Credit: 阿樹國際旅店 ArTree Hotel on Facebook One of the most Instagrammable hotels in town with its contemporary design and décor consisting of three major elements – wood, stone, and natural greens to highlight eco-friendly and reusable materials ? Enjoy your stay in spacious and modern rooms, and enjoy their large TV screens equipped with Netflix! The hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from MRT Taipei Arena station so it’ll be easy for you to travel around. And a huge bonus for those travelling during the colder seasons, there’s an automatic toilet with heated toilet seats ?
Credit: 阿樹國際旅店 ArTree Hotel on FacebookPrice per night: starts at RM485 on AgodaAddress: 10559, Taiwan, Taipei City, Songshan District, Section 3, Bade Road, 76號 Contact: +886 2 2578 7728 Website | FacebookHalal food nearby: Thai Yunus Halal Restaurant (清真泰富豪) – 3 minutes walk
Credit: @appleda on Instagram Savour a delicious selection of Thai Chinese cuisine at this halal-certified eatery ? Enjoy tasty Thai delights such as tom yum soup, squid salad, shrimp fried rice, steamed or fried fish, or spring rolls! P.S. The restaurant has a prayer hall too and is a few doors down from another halal eatery – Halal Bismilla Restaurant. Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 36, Beining Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 Opening hours: 11.20am – 2pm & 5pm – 9.30pm daily Contact: +886 2 2579 0528 Facebook
10. Capital Hotel Taipei
Credit: Capital Hotel on Facebook Experience a Michelangelo inspired stay at the Capital Hotel during your stay – you’ll feel as if you’ve walked right out of Taipei and back in time into a European royal palace! Roll around in your super spacious bed and fall asleep comfortably in the superb room ?
Credit: Capital Hotel on FacebookPrice per night: starts at RM398 on AgodaAddress: 1F. No.7 Sec.2 Jianguo N.Rd. Taipei 104 Contact: +886 2-2507-5577 Website | Facebook | InstagramHalal food nearby: Halal Bismilla Restaurant – 7 minutes walk
Credit: Lyana Syaheera on Facebook Head over to Halal Bismilla Restaurant for a scrumptious meal of Indochinese and Thai Chinese delicacies ? Savour delicacies such as steamed sea bass, tom yum soup, and seafood fried rice! With food like this available in Taipei, you won’t be missing any home-cooked food during your trip. Halal status: Halal-certified by the Chinese Muslim Association Address: No. 40, Beining Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 Opening hours: 11am – 2.30pm & 5pm – 9.30pm daily Contact: +886 2 2577 9271 And there you have it, 10 totally awesome accommodations in Taipei near halal eateries. Not to mention that AirAsia has 14 flights a week to this city, and at affordable prices. Spend your days exploring the beautiful city full of things to do. Head up to Taipei 101 and get a magnificent view of Taipei, or better yet hike up Elephant Mountain and take in a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the city, including Taipei 101! Explore photo-worthy locations such as Pier 2 Art Centre or Hamasen Railway Park to pose for the ‘gram, and take a day trip out to Shifen and discover traditional Taiwanese architecture and vibrant night markets - it’ll be a trip to remember ? Between Taipei’s wonderful attractions, its cosy and totally modern accommodations, and their nearby scrumptious delights, you are set for your trip ? It’s time to call up your travel buddies, book your AirAsia flight tickets between now and 21 July 2019 to enjoy exclusive all-in-one fare starting from RM279, and make your way to Taipei! This article was brought to you by AirAsia.