Known for its beautiful temples and incredible national parks, Taiwan is also home to some rather quirky and fun hotels. From the curious to the downright funny and bizarre, these are some of the most unique hotels you’ll find not only here in Taiwan but anywhere on the planet.
A must-visit hotel for kids that love their animals, The Leofoo Resort Hotel is set around an enclosure that is home to giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and a troop of lemurs. Depending on your choice of room, you can either sit at your window or on the balcony and enjoy watching the animals grazing or enjoying an afternoon nap. The lemurs are by far the biggest attraction, though, as they jump from balcony to balcony and roam the boardwalk between buildings. They have even been known to jump on tourists’ shoulders. Guests at this hotel get tickets for the theme park included in their package with a free shuttle bus service thrown in for good measure.
A trip to Taiwan isn’t complete without a night or two at Sun Moon Lake and, while tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation, the Full House Resort is definitely the most unique. The décor is eclectic to say the least, with apple pyramids, banshee statues, and permanent Christmas decorations on display. Each room is, of course, individually decorated with vibrant colors everywhere, whether it’s the bedspreads or the artwork hanging on every wall. The on-site restaurant is a popular choice for locals and tourists alike who want to spend an hour or two surrounded by quirky antiques and décor.
Fancy sleeping in a Bat Cave? The Eden Exoticism Planet Hotel in Kaohsiung has a room that is every comic fan’s dream. A room that pretty much puts the guest in the shoes of the Dark Knight. Complete with a miniature Batmobile and enough Batsigns to last a lifetime, to say this is unique would be an understatement. The incredible décor doesn’t stop there, though. There’s a convict room with bars to keep guests in, a fantasy room with glass flooring and hearts everywhere, and even some run-of-the mill luxury rooms with jacuzzis.
The Sato Castle Motel is one-of-a-kind in that it would be virtually impossible to recreate such a bizarre collection of rooms. There’s everything from pink Geisha-inspired havens to soccer-themed rooms. There’s even what seems like a Lego block castle-themed room, which looks more like a kid’s room than a hotel room. It’s a very modern building that has a mock-castle façade that is quite unique for a Taipei hotel, and it comes complete with knights in armor holding the parking barriers. And to top it all off, it’s in the shadow of Taipei’s ferris wheel.