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Taipei Guest House 臺北賓館

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Construction of the Taipei Guest House began in 1899 and was completed in 1901. Its current form dates back a renovation in 1911. The guest house is located to the left of the Presidential Office Building and served as the residence of the governor-general during the Japanese occupation period. Visiting VIPs were also received here. In 1950, the building was renamed as the Taipei Guest House and repurposed for large state banquets, the reception of foreign dignitaries, and cultural activities. In 1998, the guest house was designated as a national historic site.


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Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 1, Ketagalan Blvd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

1.Opening Hours: See website (Chinese)

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

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  2. 3 Poor
  3. 15 Average
  4. 39 Very good
  5. 75 Excellent

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  1. 14 Families
  2. 17 Couples
  3. 33 Solo
  4. 3 Business
  5. 16 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Magnificent stop over for visiting VIPs


    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 .
  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    Not a hotel


    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.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    One of Taipei's most impressive buildings


    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.
  • Carol H

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Visitation restricted to first Saturday of every month


    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.
  • tfizzle

    Portland, Oregón

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Sadly you can't go in


    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.

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