Nestled in the heart of Taipei’s Da-An District in Taiwan is the chic and cozy Home Hotel Da-An. Heavily inspired by Taiwanese Aboriginal culture, the hotel has a rustic yet modern look to it, and promises to make every guest feel right at home in any of their 136 rooms.
Address: No. 219-2號, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
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There are 6 room types to choose from like the Standard Original Bedroom, the Deluxe Marvelous Bedroom and the Extraordinary Family Suites.
Standard Original Bedroom. Credit: Home Hotel Da-an
Deluxe Marvelous Bedroom. Credit: Home Hotel Da-an
Don't you just want to snuggle and roll about in one of those comfy beds? Opt for their Deluxe or Family rooms and enjoy luxurious baths in the bathtub available.
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And you know we won’t be raving about it if it wasn’t Muslim-friendly! That’s right, gorgeous and accommodating; this hotel has been given a Crescent Rating of 5.
The CrescentRating system rates the overall Halal-friendliness of hotels on a scale of one to seven - with one being the lowest rating and seven being the highest. A rating of 5 is awarded to hotels that are able to provide information regarding Prayer times and prayer direction as well as information on nearby Halal food and Mosques. They also have a halal certified kitchen or restaurant (except in the Middle East).
Home Hotel Da-an boasts ample Muslim-friendly amenities & services such as prayer directions marked in every room, prayer timetables and prayer mats that are readily available upon request, as well as room toilets fitted with bidets/Japanese washlets. Muslim guests can have a carefree stay as all food and drinks in the room minibars are halal, and they have a halal-certified kitchen in the hotel (disclaimer: the restaurant as a whole is not halal-certified, as it serves alcohol from the bar as well as non-halal food. But they are able to accomodate to Muslim dietary restrictions by preparing a meal in their halal kitchen, just be sure to make a clear request for it!)
al sorisso restaurant, Home Hotel Da-An. Credit: Home Hotel Da-An
Home Hotel Da-An is home to "The Best Italian Restaurant in Taiwan" (certified by Gambero Rosso), al sorisso. Start your day right with their breakfast buffet (serves from 6.30-10am, do make sure to ask for halal breakfast!), or drop by for a refuel during lunch (12-2.30pm), afternoon tea (2.30-5pm) or dinner (6pm-midnight).
Other services & amenities the hotel provides hotel provides for Muslim guests include:
Images above are taken from Home Hotel Da-An's social media and website.
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Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road., Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650
Home Hotel Da-An is conveniently located right beside the Da-An Metro Station, and offers multiple public transport options for those who want to live like a local. Fun fact: Da-An is known to be one of the best-served districts in Taipei in terms of public transport!
Hop on one of the trains or busses, or opt to walk or catch a cab to one of the attractions nearby – you won't be short of things to do nearby when you stay in Home Hotel Da-An.
Just a 10-minute drive from the hotel stands Taipei 101, which once held the title of tallest building in the world. The sights from this building is a must-see if you're in Taiwan.
Address: 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 7號89樓
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Address: No. 1號, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Amenities: Amphitheater, roller- and inline-skating rink, ponds, pavilions, a popular children's playground
Shida Night Market. Credit: @hoe_jack on Instagram
Tonghua Night Market. Credit: @photosbyaaronchao on Instagram
A trip to Taiwan wouldn't be complete without a trip to a night market. Check out the Shida Night Market (14-minute drive from Home Hotel Da-An) or the Tonghua Night Market (10-minute drive from Home Hotel Da-An) in Da-An district!
Shida Night Market Address: Lane 39, Shida Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Tonghua Night Market Address: No. 76號, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Da-An is full of museums and cultural sites, all highly accessible from the hotel via the district's thorough transport system. Check out these sites at and around the universities in the district.
Address: No. 177號, Section 1, Jianguo South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Operating Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 7am–9.30pm; Closed on Mondays
Taipei Hakka Culture Hall. Credit: Travel Taipei
Address: No. 11號, Lane 157, Section 3, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9am-6pm; Closed on Mondays
You can also check out the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center, Jut Art Museum or Fanglan Mansion, if you love an artsy holiday!
At this point, you might be asking the important question: what can I eat there? This might or might not come as a surprise to some people, but Taiwan actually offers quite a number of Halal and Muslim-Friendly restaurants. There are quite a number in Da-An district, ranging from Chinese delicacies to Indian and even Moroccan cuisine. What’s best is that the places listed below are within 6 minute driving distance from Home Hotel Da-An (about 20 minutes on foot)!
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Address: No. 222, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Da-An District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Halal-Status: Their Muslim-Friendly menus are Halal Certified
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Address: No. 1號, Alley 7, Lane 137, Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Opening Hours: 11.30am-2pm, 5-8.30pm
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Address: No. 72, Lane 187, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Opening Hours: 11.30am-10pm (Sun-Thur); 11.30am-11pm (Fri & Sat)
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Address: 台北市大安區忠孝東路四段146巷1號2樓 2F, No. 1, Ln, No. 146, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Opening Hours: Everyday 11.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-11.30pm
Credit: TAJ 泰姬印度餐廳 Indian Restaurant
Address: No.1, Sec. 4, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
Opening Hours: Wed–Sun 12–2:30pm, 5:30–10pm; Mon & Tue 5-10pm
If you’re feeling hungry while shopping at the Shida Night Market, Royal Indonesian Food and Rumah Makan Bismillah are located nearby. Drop by to refuel yourself so you can head back into the market and shop till you drop.
We hope you enjoy your stay at Home Hotel Da-An!