Staying at one of Taipei city’s newest hotel – the exquisitely designed Mandarin Oriental Taipei was a key highlight of my recent trip to Taiwan. Ideally located in the heart of the city on Dunhua North Road and just a short 15 minute car journey from Taipei business district, Taipei 101 and other key city attractions, the beautiful European-inspired architecture of Mandarin Oriental facade beckons all its visitors to experience its elegant and tasteful interiors and of course sincere warm hospitality.
We were welcomed in grandeur and luxury with a magnificent 1,400 kg chandelier in the hotel’s lobby entrance, which was exclusively designed by the talented Czech designer, Tafana Dvorakova. With a diameter of 4 metres and height of over 3.9 metres, this spectacular monumental piece that used a combination of 50,000 pieces of crystal beads and light amber crystal drops took over nine months to make from initial designs to installation.
While waiting for check in, rest your tired limbs on these 2 gorgeous armchairs and tap onto the complimentary wifi to share photos of the chandelier on Instagram.
As we made our way to our rooms, we kept our eyes peeled to spot some of the 1,700 art pieces within the hotel interiors. These art pieces included works from renowned artists, stunning antiques, and sculpture designed by the award-winning artists, such as Lee Jae-Hyo, Kim Chan, and Zhu Wei, the world’s most renowned contemporary Chinese ink painter.
There are a total of 256 guest rooms and 47 suites in Mandarin Oriental Taipei. Designed with classic inspiration and contemporary touches, these rooms are some of the most spacious in the city, ranging from 55 square metres. My Club Deluxe Room faces the hotel’s courtyard, beautifully landscaped gardens and pool.
Featuring a large king bed or twin beds swathed in 480-thread count linens, I am so looking forward to a restful night.
These elegant rooms offers a sophisticated feel with beautiful dark wood furnishings and atmospheric lighting.
I squeaked with joy at the sight of my personal walk-in wardrobe, this was like a dream come true. I vow to have my own one day!
The luxurious marble cladded bathroom featured both a spacious walk-in shower and separate bathtub. I can never resist a bathtub when I see one. Soaking in the tub provided the perfect space for me to unwind and relax.
After a relaxing bath, I decided to just chill out on the coach for a while and read the personal note left for me on the side table.
A simple message but it goes a long way. Thank you Mr Paul Jones (General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Taipei) for the warm welcome and hospitality.
Mandarin Oriental Taipei localised its offerings with the freshest selection of homegrown fruits in every room. Sweet, juicy Taiwanese peaches are my personal favourite. I tried really hard not to make a mess while eating one!
My crave for a quick caffeine fix was well taken care of with a coffee machine that serves illy Italian gourmet coffee.
For tea lovers, each room comes with its own selection of quality brews too.
Anything else that you may ever crave for are thoughtfully prepared and tucked neatly within one of the dark wood cardboard.
After I had my fill of lazing around, I went over to the pool for a nice relaxing evening swim before retiring early for the night. With such an amazing room, I really don’t mind just staying indoors for a day.
Mandarin Oriental Taipei does not stop at just wowing me with its accommodation and services. Next post, I will bring you through the wide range of delicacies, champagnes and wines served within the hotel’s pastries boutique, restaurants and bars that would totally blow you away! Here are the full details of Mandarin Oriental, Taipei:
Mandarin Oriental, Taipei
Address:158 Dunhua North Road Taipei 10548, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2715 6888
Email: [email protected]
Sina Weibo: motaipei
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