Last Updated on 12-30-2023

Have you ever been troubled by finding short term housing while you travel or are on a business trip? People may face difficulties in finding the right housing since they have to consider the location, convenience of transportation, and basic facilities of the apartment. Nowadays, Taipei offers an abundance of short term rentals such as aparthotels or extended stay hotels. If you are looking for short term housing (more than 5 nights), this article provides information on aparthotels and extended stay hotels that enables you to find the one that best suits your preferences.

What are Aparthotels?

Aparthotels originated in Europe, which provide “hotel services with apartment style managements”. Most of them include bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, and kitchen. This type of apartments allow guests to feel like home while they are able to enjoy high quality hotel services. To satisfy short-term guests’ needs, aparthotels developed more flexible leases, hotel services, and well-rounded facilities.

Differences between aparthotels and hotels:

Unit of staysMostly monthlyDays
Targeted Customers1. High-end business people 
2. Families
1. Short-term business trips
2. General Public
PriceRelatively expensive

​This type of apartments are usually located within high-quality neighborhoods which include hotel services and amenities. These services lead to slightly more expensive rents than hotels or monthly rentals.
Relatively cheap

The setup of regular hotels usually only includes a bedroom and a bathroom. They have smaller sizes and less equipments. Since the targeted customers are the general public, the rents are slightly cheaper.
KitchenIncluded (Mostly)Included (Few)
Clothes WashingWashing machine included/laundry servicePublic washing machine/laundry service
AmenitiesGym, Swimming pool, Business lounge…etcGym, Swimming pool, Restaurants, Meeting room, Business lounge…etc
ManagementsHotel-like managementsSome hotels include 24 hours operating counter services
Utilities BillsNo additional billsNo additional bills
PurposeLooking for housings that feel like home while you are able to enjoy all hotel services.Looking for cheaper housing with convenient transports and daily needs.

7 Reasons You Should Choose Aparthotels

1. Provides comfort that makes you feel like home.

Although every aparthotel is different, they usually feature a well-equipped kitchen and are fully furnished, such as flat-screen televisions, air-conditioning, sofa..etc. It provides comfort that makes people just feel like home.

The Corner House x mrhost
The Corner House x mrhost

2. Large Rooms

Rooms in aparthotels are usually bigger than those in hotels. The basic setups include a bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room. Although the sizes still differ among different rooms, the large spaces prevent guests from feeling clustered. If you prefer living in housings with large spaces, we strongly recommend choosing aparthotels.

Gloria Residence x mrhost
Gloria Residence x mrhost

3. Hotel Services

Although aparthotels are different from hotels, they still provide hotel services such as collecting packages/food deliveries and reserving Uber. Most of them operate 24 hours which provides immediate services. You do not have to worry if you face any difficulties during midnight.

4. Convenient Transportation

The targeted customers of aparthotels are usually business people so the apartments are mostly located downtown where transportations is convenient. The location prevents guests from wasting time finding nearby restaurants when having meetings outside of the apartment.

Taipei MRT and the City
Taipei MRT and the City, source: midnightbreakfastcafe

5. Soundproof

Aparthotels are usually located within high-quality neighborhoods to provide a comfortable living condition so the designs and structures are usually never reconstructed. The original designs include compartment walls that are constructed with cement to create soundproof apartments. So feel free to enjoy your time!

6. No Additional Utility Bills

All fees are already included within the rents of aparthotels so guests do not have to pay any additional fees except certain paid services. Landlords for non-aparthotels may set different rules which may lead to miscommunications and conflicts between both parties. However, aparthotels eliminate these problems which make it the best option for you.

7. Cleaning Services

Aparthotels offer professional cleaning services such as changing bed sheets, cleaning bathrooms/bedrooms, and sanitizing common areas periodically to guarantee a comfortable living condition for guests.

housekeeping, source: pressfoto

We Recommend Aparthotels if You Fit into These Conditions

Temporary return to Taiwan

When returning to Taiwan, you probably need a place to stay. Since normal apartments rarely allow short term rentals, service apartments are a good option if your families/friends are unable to provide a room. Service apartments also ensure easy check-in that saves your time and an equipped living environment to prevent guests from carrying lots of luggages.

Still house hunting

Where would you stay if you’re still house hunting after your original lease expired? Aparthotels will be just right for you since they usually contain kitchens, bathrooms, washing machines, kitchen utensils, and water fountains to provide comfort for guests. Aparthotels ensure you feel at home even when you’re searching for your new residence.

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house hunting, source: Sai Mr.

House renovating

Worrying about where you should stay during house renovations? Stop wasting time searching for a new house since aparthotels are the best option. Aparthotels include all basic equipment which prevent guests from having to carry a lot of daily necessities. It is suitable and satisfying for both families and individuals.

7 Best Aparthotels in Taipei

NamePriceMonthly PriceAddress
Leofoo Residencesfrom NT$4,335from NT$130,050No. 38 Nanjing East Road, Sec. 1, Zhongshan District Taipei City, Taiwan
Gloria Residencefrom NT$4,194from NT$125,820No.359, Linsen N. Road, Zhongshan Dist. Taipei City, Taiwan
Jolley Hotelfrom NT$3,099from NT$92,970No. 568, Linsen N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist. Taipei City, Taiwan
Dandy Hotel-Daan Park Branchfrom NT$2,871from NT$88,739No. 33, Section 3, Xinyi Road , Daan District Taipei City, Taiwan
Jean Residence Park259from NT$2,733from NT$81,990No. 259, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Zhongzheng Dist. Taipei City, Taiwan
The Tango Taipei ChangAnfrom NT$3,009from NT$90,299No. 80, Linsen North Road, Zhongshan District Taipei City, Taiwan
The Denizenfrom NT$3,780from NT$146,040No. 18, Lane 11, Leli Road, Daan District Taipei City, Taiwan

15 Best Monthly Extended Stay in Taipei

HotelPriceMonthly PriceAddress
Caesar Park Hotel Taipeifrom NT$2,106from $63,180No. 38, Section 1, Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongzheng District., Taipei City, Taiwan
CHECK inn Taipei Songjiangfrom NT$1,824from $35,700No. 253, Songjiang Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
S Hotelfrom NT$2,375from $54,000No. 150, Dunhua North Road, Songshan District., Taipei City, Taiwan
CHECK inn Taipei Xinyifrom NT$1,680from $50,4003F., No. 468, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
CHECK inn Taipei Nanjingfrom NT$1,920from $37,200No. 16, Sec. 3, Nanjing E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
Guide Hotel Taipei Dadaochengfrom NT$1,140from $27,018No. 49, Xining N. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
CHECK inn Select Taipei Neihufrom NT$1,680from $32,700No. 1, Aly. 34, Ln. 123, Sec. 6, Minquan E. Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
Hotel Relax IIfrom NT$1,752from $30,240No. 15, Section 1, Hankou Street, Zhongzheng District., Taipei City, Taiwan
Dandy Hotel-Daan Park Branchfrom NT$3,132from $84,736No. 33, Section 3, Xinyi Road , Daan District Taipei City, Taiwan
Hotel B7 Journeyfrom NT$1,351from $40,350No.94,Sec. 1, Chongqing S. Rd., Zhongzheng District Taipei City, Taiwan
CHECK inn Express Taipei Yongkangfrom NT$1,376from $35,970No. 73, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
K Hotel – Tianjinfrom NT$2,160from $64,800No. 22, Lane 53, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District., Taipei City, Taiwan
Hotel Relax IIIfrom NT$1,904from $51,080No. 34, Huaining Street, Zhongzheng District., Taipei City, Taiwan
CHECK inn Select Taipei Nangangfrom NT$2,080from $40,200No. 59, Chongyang Road, Nangang District., Taipei City, Taiwan
TANGO INN Taipei ZhongShanfrom NT$3,180from $115,200No. 7, Lane 83, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District Taipei, Taiwan

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