Rating: ★★★★★

Address: 158 Dunhua North Road, Taipei 10548, Taiwan

Telephone: +886 2 2715 6888

Email: motpe-reservations@mohg.com

www.mandarinoriental.com/taipei

I am in Taipei for a weekend trip and there is no better hotel for me than Mandarin Oriental, which is all the hype in Taipei at the moment. Located in the business district, this hotel is the perfect accommodation for business travellers and tourists alike.

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The building boasts a grand, European-style exterior. Through the entrance, there is a chandelier-lit and beautifully marbled lobby, which is utterly elegant and opulent.

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The corridors are comparatively more cosy than the lobby, with pastel-toned carpets and wallpaper and indoor plants making for a homely vibe.

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We stay at a Club Deluxe Room, which starts from TWD14,300 per night (there are cheaper rooms available at the hotel – see here for the full list). This type of room is located on the Club floor and offers benefits of the The Oriental Club, such as:

  • Daily breakfast, afternoon tea, all day refreshments, evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Oriental Lounge
  • Complimentary pressing of 3 garments per stay
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet
  • Complimentary use of meeting room for 1 hour per day
  • Shoe shining service
  • Dedicated concierge services
  • Late check-out at 6pm upon availability

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The setting of the room, with sophisticated dark wood furniture and beautiful golden accents, is luxurious yet very inviting. 

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There is a walk-in wardrobe with a well-lit dressing table, which is most convenient for me to get ready in the morning.

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The marble bathroom features a walk-in shower and a marble bathtub, but can be more spacious.

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Diptyque amenities are provided in the bathroom – their quality is exquisite, but the cologne-like smell is overpowering for me!

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We can enjoy our breakfast at the Oriental Lounge (pictured below), which is more exclusive as access is only limited to some hotel guests, but we prefer dining at Café Un Deux Trois downstairs, which is more vibrant and lively.

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Hotel breakfasts are one of my favourite things when I am on vacation, and the breakfast at Mandarin Oriental will surely not disappoint. There is a comprehensive selection of food, including bread and pastry, fresh fruits, yoghurts and cereal, as well as a delicious selection of Western and Asian cooked foods.

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In addition to the scrumptious buffet offerings, there is also an à la carte menu and the eggs benedict, oeufs en cocotte and abalone congee are all very promising.

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The Mandarin spa is the largest hotel spa in Taiwan and is an utterly relaxing and serene zone. This high-end spa is spread over two floors, and is complete with top-notch facilities such as crystal steam showers, sauna, ice fountain, experience showers and vitality pool.

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The mid-sized swimming pool is in a stylish oval shape, and there are a number of cabanas by the pool which are perfect for lounging around.

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On a hot afternoon, the staff brings around some frozen grapes for the hotel guests – talk about great service and amazing attentiveness!

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Thank you Mandarin Oriental for your wonderful hospitality during my stay – I am definitely a FAN!

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