Mandarin Oriental Taipei
What We Love
- Six restaurants and bars, including fine-dining Italian from Michelin-starred chef Mario Cittadini
- The spa is extra-spacious for an urban property, with 12 treatment rooms
- All-marble bathrooms come with deep soaking tubs
What To Know
- The hotel has ample meeting space, so expect a business crowd
- The property is easily accessible, with the nearest airport just a 5-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Grand European-style hotel with a stellar pool and spa in the heart of Taipei
It may have only opened its doors in 2014, but this stately landmark in downtown Taipei already feels like a modern classic. Set on tree-lined Dunhua North Road in a popular business district, the vibe falls somewhere between traditional high European style — think crystal chandeliers and marble, gilt and neoclassical flourishes galore — and streamlined Asian elegance. The Art Deco–inspired Jade Lounge hosts afternoon tea, where you can sit on curvy chairs covered in chinoiserie fabric and sip Taiwanese blends. Upstairs, the theme of heightened luxury continues. Expect rich colors and textures and heart-warming views over the city skyline or tranquil courtyard. All-marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs are ideal for curing jetlag, though you’ll find an even more effective cure at the spa, spread over two floors and offering decadent treatments like caviar facials and body cocoons using rose oil. Do a few laps in the gorgeous outdoor pool before hitting one of the hotel’s many gourmet destinations — haute Italian at Bencotto, classic Cantonese at Ya Ge or French at Café Un Deux Trois. Along with the swanky cocktail hour at the Jade Lounge, you can get drinks at M.O. Bar — and morning pastries at the Mandarin Cake Shop.
In the Area
Taiwan’s capital city has plenty of diversions, both modern and traditional. Start with a shopping excursion to Xinyi District, home to the city’s most famous landmark, the Taipei 101 Tower, and a branch of Eslite, a lifestyle store that deals in music, food, fashion and books. Take home a finely tailored dress or suit from Shiatzey Chen, one of China’s most venerable fashion names, or check out the high-end designs of Sophie Hong: along with apparel she sells paintings, jewelry and accessories. Take a retail break at Ding Tai Fung, which serves the city’s finest soup dumplings (Tony Bourdain is a big fan), before touring the Baoan Temple, a Taiwanese folk temple built in 1830.
How to Get There
Just like every other mandarin oriental, the one in Taipei provides customers with their high standard of service, always satisfied with the service and all other facilities. Would like to recommend fire de and family to stay here if they are coming here.
This hotel delivers convincing services in every sense.
The rooms are extremely nice and very well equipped.
The whole staff at the desks and in the restaurants was allways very friendly, courteous, efficient and competent.
The quality and the range of the dishes in the restaurants was overwhelming.
Good celebration of wedding day, my families enjoyed very good holiday. We take a fine afternoon tea. We sleep well, and enjoy the facilities in the room. As we mentioned we stayed in the hotel as we want to celebrated our wedding day, although our own house is located miles away only. The members give us a well trip.
For our last two nights in Taipei, we treated ourselves to the Mandarin Oriental and what a special treat it was!
The architecture of this property is stunning both inside and out. It feels like a cross between Europe and Asia. The color schemes, furnishings, light fixtures,artwork and decor complemented each other nicely. The entire staff, was of course, magnificent and always willing to assist (with smiles).
We had a corner room that was just beautiful! We had a generous sized walk-in closet, a king sized bed, desk/chair, a chaise lounge chair and sofa. Bathroom amenities provided by Diptyque!
The pool was beautiful (although we did not get to use it) and the fitness center was definitely big enough to get a decent workout done.
We booked a rate that included access to the Oriental Lounge which offered breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails along with appetizers and snacks and beverages throughout the day. They also have a team available for personalized service (including check-in/out). Although everyone was wonderful, Ted and Jay were really great and we enjoyed chatting with them!
Because we wanted to enjoy the hotel, we didn’t venture out much although it seemed like the property was located in a quieter part of town. There were some shops and eating places within walking distance.
The Mandarin Cake Shop was also on site and the hotel is connected to an extremely upscale shopping arcade.
I would highly recommend a stay or to have at least a meal/drink here!
Lawrence K and Nathan L
Definitely one of the best experience I had. The services was simply amazing from start to finish. Would definitely recommend the spa. I had a facial and the lady was very attentive and skillful. Food served in the breakfast buffet and the Chinese restaurant was very good. The staffs have made this a very enjoyable experience.