The Gaia Hotel (Beitou)

The Library

The Gaia Hotel Beitou is a spa hotel situated right in the middle of the Beitou attractions: it is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei Public Library Beitou, Beitou Hot Springs Park and Kaidagelan Cultural Museum. It has 3 restaurants on premises, along with a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. With just 48 rooms which span over 8 floors, guest can be assured of (very) personalized service.

[Read about our adventures at the Beitou Attractions here]

With just 48 rooms, gusts can be assured of privacy and exclusiveness. All 48 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and espresso makers, deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities such as free minibar items, fridges and LED television. Guests also get to enjoy free Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking and shuttle service (to and from Beitou MRT Station).

The lobby is a homey looking place, where a library (of sorts) as the centerpiece. Visitors or guests can chill on the comfy sofa and read or book (or two). There is even a children's corner.

Children's Corner
The Gaia Hotel (Beitou) gym
The gym

We were warmly greeted as we were ushered to the reception upon arrival. The friendly warm smiles of the concierge and receptionist was appreciated.

One of the centerpieces
The Gaia Hotel (Beitou) reception area
The reception area

Although we had booked via Expedia, we were pleasantly surprised when we were upgraded (from the Qiyan room - 33 sqm to the Fenglin room - 36 sqm). The room was spacious and luxurious: the fixtures were relatively new, so that was a plus, especially with the complimentary Hermes toiletries, snacks, drink and deep soak tub.



πŸ’•Hot SpringsπŸ’•
The Gaia Hotel (Beitou)
The hotel has gender segregated hot springs (NTD 1,400, 7am – 11pm) and private hotel spring rooms (NTD 2400 for 1.5 hours of usage, 9am – 12pm; 24 hours during autumn and winter).



πŸ’•The SpaπŸ’•
The Gaia Hotel (Beitou) Spa
The spa is amazing too - we each did a body massage and it was totally a pampering experience!

πŸ’•RestaurantsπŸ’•
  1. Qiyan One Chinese Restaurant: serves Chinese cuisine.
  2. Piacere Restaurant: serves western cuisine, and the place we had our scrumptious breakfast. [Read about our dining experience here]
  3. Moon Shabu Shabu: hotpot has never been so luxurious and delicious.   [Read about our dining experience here]

πŸ’•The LibraryπŸ’•
The Gaia Hotel (Beitou)
The Library

Book lovers rejoice as the main feature of the hotel's lobby is a very big open concept library, filled with booked from floor to ceiling, which you can borrow books from.

What stood out was the incredible service and attentiveness of the staff. They were thoughtful, and made us feel welcome. My iPhone charging cable had died on me and the reception staff loaned me one (with a smile). Checkout was also a superb experience: we had requested for hotel transport to the airport for our morning flight, and we were pleasantly surprised with a take away breakfast set before departure. It was a nice gesture. My only gripe would be the clarity and timing of the free shuttle to the MRT station. There was no clear signage and no one told us were to wait. So we waited at the lobby, only to realize we had missed the shuttle.


The Gaia Hotel (Beitou)

Address: No. 1θ™Ÿ, Qiyan Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
Tel:(02) 5551-8888  Fax:(02) 5551-5588  E-mail:service@thegaiahotel.com

Booking: Via the website OR online for a better pricing (Who knows? You might find an attractive rate especially if you book online just like we did. 😜)







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