Taipei Guest House

Taipei Guest House, Zhongzheng District

Taipei Guest House
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  • National Taiwan University Hospital • 4 min walk
  • Xiaonanmen • 9 min walk
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,930 contributions
Magnificent stop over for visiting VIPs
Mar 2021
When the term "guest house" is used, many Western visitors assume it's a slightly down-at-heal residential hotel at the sea-side. Nothing could be further than the truth. The Taipei Guest House dates from the Japanese colonial era; it's a magnificent structure; it's used to house visiting VIPs and host civic receptions. I have been invited to attend several receptions at the Taipei Guest House, most recently to be introduced to Tsai Ing-wen, president of the Republic of China. It's certainly a prime example of Taiwanese craftsmanship of which the people of the island are rightly proud .
Written April 12, 2021
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Not a hotel
Aug 2020
The Taipei Guest House dates from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It is similar in style to the Presidental Offices, which are not far away. It is used for receptions hosted by the govenment. It is called a "guest house" because visiting VIPs stay there. It is not a hotel.
Written September 20, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,930 contributions
One of Taipei's most impressive buildings
Dec 2019
The Taipei Guest House was built during the Japanese colonial era. It is a very impressive building. The Taipei Guest House is mainly used for official functions, often by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) which is just down the road. If you have chance, take a look -- it is not open often. I was a guest at an official reception, the interior is striking. Despite the name, it is not a hotel.
Written January 19, 2020
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
Visitation restricted to first Saturday of every month
Apr 2019 • Couples
Hidden behind a large wall and many trees, this mansion was constructed between 1899-1900, and was originally the house of the Governor-General of Taiwan during the Japanese Period. A gracious Baroque residence, today it is owned by the government of the Republic of China, and is used for receiving state guests.

Unfortunately, one can barely see the outside, and you can only visit this impressive structure on the first Saturday of each month. Such a shame.
Written May 26, 2019
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tfizzle
Portland, OR1,918 contributions
Sadly you can't go in
Dec 2018 • Friends
The Taipei Guest House is one of the few European-style buildings in the Taipei. Historically is housed the Japanese governors during their rule, but not is is just one of the official buildings for foreign leaders.
Written January 13, 2019
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Soko37
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,769 contributions
Wester style building in downtown
Oct 2018 • Family
Representative governmental building in European style. From one side visible front of building the rest is surrounded you high concrete fence
Written October 1, 2018
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China8,003 contributions
Taiwan's European building
Aug 2018 • Family
Taipei Guest House is one of the few European-style buildings in the Taiwanese capital. It was the official residence of Japanese Governors and is now a meeting place of foreign leaders. For most of the time it is not open to the public.
Written August 25, 2018
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,930 contributions
Holdover from the colonial era
Apr 2018
This handsome building is a relic of the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It is situated on the governmental area, near Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). MOFA often use it to host official functions. I have been a guest there, it is a most attractive building If you get a chance to inspect the Taipei Guest House, do so.
Written April 18, 2018
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drbackpain
PGH52 contributions
Open: Only every first Saturday or Sunday of the month
Apr 2018 • Family
Don't waste your effort to come here unless you've checked the website. It is only open to the public on the first Saturday or Sunday of every month.
Written April 16, 2018
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nemesisvv
Singapore, Singapore2,078 contributions
Closed
Dec 2017 • Couples
I was there to try my luck, but all I manage to see is the wall and a glimpse of the inside. It was not open on a weekday at 11am and I don't think it would be. Consolation is that at least I manage to visit the park and all and enjoy the surrounding other features such as the embassy and 景福門.
Written December 18, 2017
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