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
Hotel service are excellent. From the front door to Lounge, Staffs always accompany with you. They can try to do many things that you want. This reservation, I have urgent postpone my reservation. They can help me resolve it professionally. I certainly come back again!!
When you go for great brand like MO, inevitably you would have a few notch of expectation higher than any 4 star hotels, or even any typical 5 star brand.
The product is generally good, this is why travellers are paying top notch price for a premium product so this is given. The room is luxuriously decorated, spacious and functional. I particularly like the Shower, with a mirror inside the shower cubicle, enough water pressure and consistent supplies of hot water (as opposed to some the water temperature fluctuates). The WC is separated next to the entrance, it is big enough that you would like to do some reading whilst you are at the throne, pretty comfy and nicely decorated. Well done!
The bed linen is the best I have ever tried, so silky most likely it is a satin kind of material, amazingly great to sleep in. The night light is also cleverly positioned throughout the bedroom, very thoughtfully done, under the bed, bathroom and WC and entrance. Again, the most functional I have ever experienced.
I hate the safe deposit box in my room, it is big but very shallow, you have to place your items 'vertically', and the button is not sensitive to press, I have to do a few attempt to close or to open, mind boggling.
As for a 5 star luxurious hotel, I would expect you provide more hangers since it is a walk in wardrobe, why do you provide a big wardrobe so little hangers? Don't get me wrong, if you are a single business traveller, staying for 2 nights, most likely it is going to be sufficient, but if you are a couple or travel with friends, staying for a couple of nights, it is not going to be sufficient. I did ask for more, but I prefer it is given as a standard offering.
They gave 2 pieces of MO Pineapple Tart as the 'welcome gift' in the room. I must say it tastes good, comparable some of the more popular ones in Taipei but the price is double. I know it is MO tarts, but it is good to revisit the pricing and let more of the MO guests to buy back as gifts as opposed to buy from other brand. A good brand looks at a complete travel journey, and how the consumer is able to have connection with the brand at every single touch points.
I love the Christmas deco at the Lobby, immaculately decorated.
I hated the "watch shop" lighting leading to the lobby elevators, it is very 'clashing' to the entire MO deco and ambience. If they can turn the 'cool white' to 'warm white' lighting ambience, the whole experience is much better.
Breakfast wise, it is very expensive based on the food selection. It is priced more than other 5 star hotels in the city, with less selection. Quality wise, acceptable.
One of the morning, I was given a seat far from the buffet table, later they changed me to a window seat near to buffet table but they did not offer to bring my food over, which is kind of weird as this should be a standard practice. I was appalled that I need to do that on my own, kind of not acceptable no matter how busy they were. This could be an isolated event, and someone in suit did come to apologize, but in other boutique or 5 star hotels, perhaps you will receive a fruit platter in the room when you return. I personally experienced this numerous time. Please do not misunderstood me to look for all these trivial things, as in hospitality particularly in great luxury brand, it is how you take all this negativity and translates that into some positive elements where you discerning guests can rave about.
I still give them 5 Bubble scoring, but I would expect their service recovery could be much better than what I have experienced!
Everything was perfect: a warm wecome, a quick check-in, a kind staff, a fantastic bedroom, a delicious breakfast, a city-center stay, a nice view, a taxi always rady...everything was perfect. I am really looking forward to come back there.
Stayed for four nights at this hotel, first time stay in Taiwan and was absolutely fantastic from the start. I arrived late evening after a connecting flight from Hong Kong and had come from London, so was exhausted, the staff were very friendly, my room was really big and probably one of the most spacious and comfortable rooms I've ever stayed in. Was more the size of an apartment, bed was king size, separate bathroom with shower cubicle and large bathtub and separate toilet and desk area, big screen tv set. Very nicely decorated, too. There is Illy coffee maker, teas and bottled water which was replenished every day. Also complimentary Taiwanese pineapple cakes were in the room when I arrived which was a nice gesture. I didn't have breakfast included as it was an expensive addition, but there are cafes and supermarkets just few minutes walk down the road. The swimming pool is outdoor, I used it morning and evening, was warm and open all year round and very nice, quiet lounging area around it. There are separate saunas and steam rooms in male and female changing rooms. I didn't use the beauty salon or gym, but it all looks amazing. The staff here are very helpful and were attentive throughout my stay, housekeeping replaced items in the room, the toiletries were lovely and bed was really comfortable. I didn't eat in the restaurants, just in the bar once and had a couple of cocktails, it's expensive for Taipei, but that's expected. I didn't understand why 10% service charge was added to each item when I was seated AT the bar, so this was offputting and unecessary as it should be 10% per person and not charged for each item. Good that drinks are served with nuts snack side dishes. The staff are all friendly, the bar has resident DJs was was open until 1.45 weekends. This hotel can fault, it's superb and in my top ten best hotels I've ever stayed in anywhere. The location is very convenient in Songshan, MRT train station is a short walk away and Songshan airport is about ten minutes taxi ride away. I got the 1840 airport bus from there and took the train around the city easily. When visit Taipei again it will be extremely hard to stay anywhere else, so I will have to save up again for the treat!
台北東方文華酒店的芳療中心令人印象深刻。該中心所有服務人員都十分專業，芳療師都經過嚴格訓練，每次的療程，都讓我十分滿意，其中芳療師 Mina 非常有耐心的與客人溝通，並在療程中特別加強比較須要治療的部分。 台北東方文華酒店芳療中心將會是我在台北落腳時首選的芳療中心
The Sap at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei could be one of the best spa in Taipei. You will always feel comfortable, privacy and relaxing at the same time. I would highly recommend this spa center to whoever travel to Taipei. I will give five start to this facility.
I also recommend Mina at the spa. She knows what customer need and can help release your mussels.