Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by queenie mak
Kimpton Da’an Taipei is a modern contemporary boutique hotel in the residential neighbourhood in Da’an District in Taipei, Taiwan. It is an IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) Hotel, which means you are guaranteed excellent service and pleasant accommodation.
The Shanghainese design firm, Neri&hu, designed the Kimpton Da’an Hotel base on the concept of “inner sanctuary.” The boutique hotel has been recognized by several interior design magazines and was shortlisted for the Best Urban Hotel in Taipei in 2019.
Besides all design features, I love how Kimpton Hotel is in a residential neighbourhood where many excellent local eateries are within walking distance.
I had a fantastic stay at the Kimpton Hotel while I was travelling solo in Taipei. And I want to show you exactly why I love this hotel and why you should stay there the next time you are in Taipei.
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Kimpton Da’an Taipei
Address: No. 25, Lane 27, Section 4, Ren’ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan 106
Rate: NT$6,000 for a king superior room (check Agoda for current rate)
Website: Kimpton Da’an Hotel
Kimpton Da’an Hotel Location
Located in Da’an District, the boutique hotel is in a walkable neighbourhood with many local restaurants, beauty salons and boutique shops.
If you are coming from Taoyuan International Airport, take the airport express to Taipei Main Train Station. Then take the MRT on Bannan Line (blue line) to Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station, which is only 3 stops away. Then find exit 3 and walk 2 minutes.
Attractions and eateries around Kimpton Da’an Hotel
Because the boutique hotel is in a residential neighbourhood, there are not many attractions besides Jianguo Jade Market (open Saturdays and Sundays only) and Jut Art Museum.
But there are a LOT of yummy food places! I included a long list of excellent food places in the area, including one of my favourite breakfast places in Taipei. Plus, some of the good food in Ximending can be found in this area too!
Here are some suggestions for food (follow the red pins on the interactive map):
- 永和豆漿 (Yong He Soy Milk) – excellent takeaway breakfast
- 阿宗麵線 (Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle) – yummy soup
- 繼光香香雞 (J&G Fried Chicken) – best fried chicken
- 肉你好Yoloniku-燒肉專門店 – Japanese-style barbecue (yakiniku) restaurant
- The SOUP vegetable shop – individual hot pot restaurant
- Belle Époque – retro cafe
- 魚君 さかなくん – sushi restaurant
- 味鼎蛋餅 (Weiding) – delicious breakfast place
- Roji Monster Ice – Taiwanese ice dessert
- 小時候冰菓室 – Taiwanese ice dessert
- Coffee Dpt – coffee & coffee shop
- Swell Co. Cafe – cool coffee shop where you can work
- 眼鏡咖啡MEGANE CAFE – quiet coffee shop where you can work
Guest room – Kimpton King Superior Room
The Kimpton King Superior Room has a comfortable king bed, sitting area, open closet and a spacious bathroom. The room is modern and well-designed with the most luxurious materials and finishes. As an ex-interior designer, I truly appreciate all the luxurious finishes and design details.
There are several types of guestrooms at Kimpton. But no matter which type of room you select on Agoda, each guestroom has a comfortable bed, sitting area, a 50″ LED flat-screen TV, fridge, espresso pod machine, complimentary coffee and tea.
Other features in the guestroom
The King Superior Room is designed well. Every corner of the room is fully utilized and maximized.
Plus, I really like how the room has a yoga mat and handheld massager. There is enough space in the room for an impromptu yoga workout session.
The King Superior Room has a sitting area where you can enjoy a meal or do some work. The little sofa is comfortable and welcoming. The hotel even gave me a fruit basket during my stay.
Private ensuite bathroom
Each guestroom has a modern private ensuite bathroom including a large shower stall, a TOTO toilet in a separate area, and a bathroom vanity. All the finishes are white in colour. The bathroom is spacious and very clean.
The Lobby at Kimpton Hotel
The lobby has several different areas.
There are a few cozy chairs near the reception area where you can enjoy a coffee while you check-in.
Next to the reception, there is a bar cart where the hotel hosts the Social Wine Hour each day where the hotel serves complimentary wine or cocktail and finger foods.
At the far end of the lobby, there is a long communal desk for anyone who wants to plug in and do some work.
Social Wine Hour at Kimpton Lobby
Like I mentioned already, there is a bar cart between the reception and the long communal table in the lobby. Kimpton has a Social Wine Hour every day and they serve complimentary drinks and snacks for all the guests of the hotel. It is a great way to unwind and meet other travellers.
Other features at Kimpton
As a guest at Kimpton, you can rent a vintage Go Chic Bikes and tour around the city for free. The retro bike has a basket in the front for all your belongings.
If you want to stay healthy and fit, there is a fitness centre opens 24 hours a day. Plus, there are biking and hiking programs organized by the hotel.
I don’t have any pets but if you are travelling with one, you can be sure your furry child is welcomed at Kimpton Da’an Hotel.
And if your reservation includes a complimentary breakfast, you will enjoy it at Le Tavernist, which is located on the top floor of the hotel. The modern British restaurant serves modern cuisine featuring the best local ingredients.
The staff at Kimpton Da’an Hotel
I thought the staff at Kimpton was welcoming and friendly. Everyone speaks perfect English so there isn’t any language barrier. The reception staff was helpful in explaining everything I need during my stay and also offered many food suggestions (of course, what else would I ask?)
My overall impression of Kimpton
Kimpton Da’an Taipei Hotel is ideal for any solo traveller who appreciates modern design and wants a comfortable stay during their time in Taipei. But a comfortable room isn’t cheap. But you will thoroughly enjoy your stay at Kimpton.
Whether you are staying for a special occasion or you just want to treat yourself to a good night’s stay, I highly recommend Kimpton Hotel in Taipei!
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I really enjoyed my stay at the Kimpton Da’an Hotel as I was celebrating an exceptional occasion – my move-anniversary! So it was worthwhile for me to splurge on a nice night at a swanky boutique hotel. If you are considering staying at the Kimpton Hotel, check Agoda for the current rate and reviews.
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