Hello there. I am planning to check in this hotel and enjoy the city by merely solo tour. Does the hotel offer day tour services where i can pay for a van or vehicle that will tour me around? Also if i take train, is it too easy to know the lines? Hope my queries get answers asap.
I can imagine that the Hotel offers Tours or at least has a tour partner. Most of those high ranked hotels have arrangements with tour companies. Other than that the Concierge Service in 4 & 5 star hotels are very well informed and very willing to help you. I remember that the staff in the hotel was very detailed in explaining me things about the city. In regards to your Metro-question I can tell you that it is very simple to get around in Taipei. The metro is cheap and if you have a map with you it is super simple. Even by bicycle it is great to explore the city. There is a electronic bicycle rental right across / opposite of the hotel. You just provide your credit card details and chose a bike... The rates are the following (youbike taipei).
$10NT per 30min within the first 4 hours.
$20NT per 30min between 4 to 8 hours.
$40NT per 30min exceeding 8 hours.
You can rent the bike at any station and return it to any other station within the city. I have used those bikes twice and it was loads of fun. I returned it at the end of the city and took the metro back.
Hope I could help you a bit
Taipei is a great place. The hotel has services to assist you but to be honest the trains are easy and available. The place is safe, clean and has great food
Yes, the hotel can arrange transport for you but it is also very easy to get around by train and it is cheap! You just need to be aware of which stations are where but they are all numbered and named. Hope this is of help and enjoy Taipei
There are quite a few college students that are for hire as tour guides.
Booking a vehicle should not be an issue, the hotel conciege is there to help.
Taking the subway to go round Taipei should not be an issue. The subway (捷運）station is just a stone throw away from the Main Entrance. Just grap a free subway map from any of the station and you are ready to explore.
Is there any attractions near the hotel that we can walk to in a short distance?
Get an answer from Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel staff and past guests.