Last week, together with the dreachong team, I embarked on a 5-day trip to Taiwan for hotels.com, spending 2 nights each at Taipei and Taichung’s Sun Moon Lake. Home Hotel Da-An was home for us for the first 2 nights and it’s suffice to say the hotel lived up to their eponymous name! Read on to learn more about our stay at Home Hotel Da-An and why I think this should be your recommend choice of hotel in the Da-An District.
Home Hotel Da-An is located in the Da-An district – the heart of Taipei – which is one of Taipei’s favoured districts for shopping, food and entertainment. Commuting is not a problem as the hotel is a 3 minute walk from Zhongxiao Fuxing Metro Station. Taxis are also readily available outside the hotel, and we had no problem grabbing when whenever we needed.
My favourite go-to shopping area in Taipei has got to be the area along Zhongxiao Dong Lu and sandwiched between Fuxing Nan Lu and Yanji Street (right across Zhonghua Dunhua Station). The area is lined with fashionable independent clothing boutiques, and homeware and lifestyle goods stores, and is only an 8 minute walk from the hotel! I’ll be doing a more comprehensive guide on where to go and what to do around this area in my next blog post, so stay tuned!
Home Hotel Da-An’s earthy meets modern-industrial colour palette and decor immediately gives off a homeliness appeal, and you get this sense of warmth and home right when you step into the lobby, and even through to the reception area on Level 5. Enter the floor of your room, and you’ll see a big sign that says “There is no place like home”, step into your room and there’s a personalised note ready for you on the bed that writes “Welcome home” from your housekeeper of the day. Talk about being homesick no more!
Home aims to support local lifestyle brands, the hotel’s furniture and toiletries (i.e. cups, dish soap, etc.) are sourced locally, and reflect an authentic Taiwanese spirit. Fun fact: The trash bins in our rooms were designed to look like a xiao long bao steamer basket and are also available for purchase.
What I also loved about the hotel it’s environmentally-friendly philosophy. Soap and shampoo dispensers are refillable, reducing the chance of wastage and use of plastic. There were little placards and notes around the room reminding us to reduce our environmental footprint – we could opt to change our linens on the third day as one would at home!
All in all, my stay at Home Hotel Da-An was nothing short of comfortable and welcoming. The hotel’s staff were always ready to help, and offered many shopping and cafe-hopping suggestions that suited our preferences (not your typical touristy spots)! Book your stay at Home Hotel Da-An via hotels.com for if you’re looking for a home away from home! If you want to explore the other hotels hotels.com provides, visit this link here!
Watch out for the upcoming posts for the continuation of our Taiwan trip! We recommend our top things to do in Taipei City next!