This was our second trip with Remote Lands... On Java, our guide was excellent and we loved being the only people at Borobudur after the monument closed to the public.
Mandarin Oriental, Taipei
Why We Love This Hotel :
Location: In the Taipei’s central business district, the Mandarin Oriental is located near to MRT stations and is only a short distance from Songshan Airport.
Service: From the moment a reservation is made, staff are on hand to cater to guests’ every need before they ask, offering world-famous Mandarin Oriental service.
History: Since its opening in spring 2014, the Mandarin Oriental Taipei has been wowing guests and proving its reputation as Taiwan’s finest five-star hotel.
The utterly stunning Mandarin Oriental Taipei stands shining over Dun Hua North Road in central Taipei. Just a short distance from both Songshan Airport Station and from Nanjing East Road MRT station, this architectural marvel is within easy reach of the city and all its delights. Nearby attractions certain to interest guests include Taipei Arena, Taipei Fine Art Museum, a number of beautiful riverside parks and the city’s shopping district with Taipei 101. Within the hotel are a range of opulent rooms and suites to suit all tastes, sumptuously decorated and well equipped for comfort and luxury. Guests can choose between three formal restaurants serving a range of cuisines from around the world, while the hotel’s bar and cake shop serve delightful little treats. What’s more, the pool, spa and lounge encourage guests to relax and unwind, while the fitness center is perfect for invigorating workouts.
24hr room service boutiques concierge outdoor pool sauna
banquet facilities business center fitness classes restaurant spa
bar/pub coffee shop meeting/conference facilities safety deposit boxes Wi-Fi in public areas
The rooms and suites at the Mandarin Oriental Taipei, from the standard to the presidential suite, whether twin, double or family, are tastefully appointed and designed with a mix of classic oriental and contemporary style, to make guests feel welcome and utterly pampered.
Arranged over 925 square feet, the spacious City Suite sleeps three and can be connected to the adjoining deluxe room, making it perfect for families. The sleeping area is separate from the lounge and features a king-size bed and enormous picture window. The bathroom is well stocked with luxurious toiletries and has a double sink, rainforest shower and its own television.
Club Mandarin Room
With more than 750 square feet of space, the Club Mandarin room has a separate sleeping area and living space with king-size bed, coffee machine and television. It is elegantly decorated with warm wood furniture and rich, luxurious carpets. The marbled bathroom features a separate tub and rainforest shower and guests in club rooms can benefit from Club Mandarin advantages including use of the Oriental Lounge.
At 4,046 square feet, the Presidential Suite is the largest and most opulent room in the hotel. The sumptuous living room features a beautiful carved fireplace and guests can hold private dinner parties in its separate dining room. The master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and king-size bed. The bathroom has a marble whirlpool bath and its own sauna. Guests of the presidential suite can make use of Club Mandarin benefits.
Guests at the Mandarin Oriental Taipei will find everything they need for the body and soul. They can relax and unwind with a dip in the pool or a visit to the spa for a range of treatments, take a yoga class or visit the gym.
The fitness center is fully equipped with a range of machines to work the whole body with state of the art kinesis technology. There’s also a studio offering a range of group exercise classes, including yoga.
Surrounded by leafy green foliage, the 20-meter, temperature-controlled outdoor pool is perfect for all-day lounging and sunbathing or a refreshing dip after a day’s shopping.
Arranged over two floors, this is the largest and most luxurious spa in the city. With six treatment rooms offering a huge range of therapies, as well as steam and sauna facilities, there is something for everyone.
Dining at the Mandarin Oriental Taipei is a delight, with three international restaurants to choose from, in which guests can enjoy delicious meals in beautiful surroundings. Meanwhile delicious treats are available in the cake shop, afternoon tea in the lounge and drinks in the hotel bar.
Diners enjoy world-class Italian cuisine, cooked with care and attention by Michelin-starred chef Mario Cittadini before their eyes in an open kitchen. Guests can sample the delights of home-style cuisine, served in a relaxed-yet-elegant environment.
In a modern bistro, fine French brasserie dishes are served with finesse and passion. For a contemporary twist, the bistro is combined with a library and a perfumerie.
The spacious and elegant Jade Lounge is the perfect spot for guests to relax any time of the day, basking in the natural light and comfortable sofas. Elegant and delicious afternoon tea is served between 2.30pm and 5pm.
The superbly-appointed M.O Bar features gorgeous 1920s art deco style with a focus on the central island bar. Guests can relax around the peripheries, indulging in world-class cocktails, creatively crafted with high-end liquors.
Mandarin Cake shop
Guests with a sweet tooth will be in their element in the hotel’s beautiful cake shop. Exquisite creations include macarons, pastries and pralines, while there’s an emphasis on chocolate delights, created by the World Chocolate Master Frank Haasnoo.
Classic Cantonese cuisine is served in a traditional dining room at Ya Ge on the hotel’s third floor. Diners will delight in the menu of traditional dishes made creatively with fresh and seasonal produce, accompanied by fine wines and teas.