Gay Taipei Taipei Travel Guide Travel Guides > Taiwan > Gay Taipei Taipei Curation by Yasmina Rodríguez, words by Laura TuckerA teeny weeny nation of down-to-earth people, dominated by lush mountains and a year-round humidity that soaks into your soul and dizzies your perspective, Taiwan is one of Asia’s most endearing and underrated travel destinations. The cosmopolitan capital of Taipei is the best jumping off point; a chaotic yet slow-moving city, modern yet deeply authentic with proximity to awesome hiking trails, natural hot springs and off-track waterfalls. The orderly roads of Taipei stream with scooters, upon which you’ll see whole families, pets and various health and safety hazards hitching a ride. Betel-nut stained teeth smile eagerly back at you as you shuffle through thronging street markets heady with the smells of exotic food stuffs, from stinky tofu to papaya milk. Decidedly not China, Taiwan is everything the motherland isn’t; democratic, gay-friendly and open to all – holding a loud and proud Pride Parade each October and recently becoming the very first Asian country to legalize gay marriage. Read our definitive Taipei gay travel guide to discover the secrets of this glorious island capital. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in TaipeiLet’s start this Taipei gay city guide with a roundup of the best places to stay in Taipei. Located in the chic Zhongshan District, the Okura Prestige Hotel is understated elegance at its finest. Lounge in the heated rooftop pool while enjoying panoramic views of Taipei’s mountains and cityscape, or indulge in the neighbourhood’s up-and-coming restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Easy access to public transportation and top museums are an added plus.You can never go wrong with a stay at Taipei’s Mandarin Oriental. Considered by many to be the most luxurious hotel in the city, it only takes one visit to the sweeping five-star property to understand why. This is the largest hotel spa in Taiwan where you’ll find exquisite service, generous rooms, and exceptional attention to detail.With a convenient location in central Da’an, Les Suites Taipei is another accommodation choice providing a fantastic base to explore the rest of the city without sacrificing comfort and style. Guests continually return to this boutique hotel for its impeccable service and modern facilities. Photo: Winston CheniRecommended hotels in Gay Taipei - Taipei Hotels - Gay Taipei - Taipei The Okura Prestige Taipei A heated rooftop pool with sun loungers, panoramic views of Taipei City and modern rooms with free WiFi can be found at The Okura Prestige Taipei. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Taipei - Taipei Mandarin Oriental Taipei Offering an outdoor pool, Mandarin Oriental Taipei is located in downtown Taipei. It offers a fitness center, a wellness center and Yoga classes. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Taipei - Taipei Les Suites Taipei Da'an Les Suites is in Da An Business and Commercial District, a 10-minute walk from the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station. The stylish hotel features a fitness center, free parking and Wi-Fi. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Taipei - Taipei arTree hotel Designed in the theme of trees, arTree hotel offers stylish guest rooms, a cozy terrace and 2 dining options. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Taipei - Taipei Hotel Cham Cham Located at the heart of Banqiao, Hotel Cham Cham – Taipei offers accommodations in Taipei, 0.7 mi from Nanya Night Market. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Taipei - Taipei Hotel Proverbs Taipei Boasting a rooftop swimming pool with great city views, Hotel Proverbs Taipei is sitting in Daan District, a short 5-minute walk from MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station and MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua Station. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Taipei - Taipei Villa 32 Villa 32 (Guests must be 16+) is located in Taipei, 3.9 km from New Beitou Hot Spring, and provides free WiFi. The property has a garden, as well as a terrace. Book on Booking.com Explore more hotels like this in Taipei View on Booking.comPowered by Booking.comThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to Travel Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more The 8 best Taiwan beachesPerfect for scenic adventures and cooling dips, Taiwan’s beaches can also provide world-class surfing or scuba diving opportunities. 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