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
We feel that the Mandarin Oriental is in its prime. The hotel is similar to hotels you see in the movies where chandeliers are in the rooms and sparkle, customer service is taken seriously, and there is an excited buzz all around. It is like the Titanic in hotel form, everything was well thought out and in good taste including the gorgeous pool, spa, dining areas, rooms, lobby.... We visited the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo and it is not close to the glamour and authenticity and service. The only suggestion is that the restaurant un, deux, trois could have a better menu, but the buffet is delicious.
We have been to many luxury hotels in many countries. Mandarin Oriental Taipei stands out in terms of service. After finishing the check-out paper works, the young lady insisted that she took the carry-on and a small bag for us and accompanied us to the main entrance on the 1st floor. She then cleared up the stuff on the front seat of a taxi for me. We were all impressed. .Indeed, through our three day stay, all staff we met in the hall way, in the lobby or by the door were all smiling and looking into our eyes seeking a way to help. Very memorable experiences.
fabulous service and atmosphere would never let you disappointed. remember to order the Taiwanese beef noodle though it is not cheap, the quality would be above most of the beef noodles in Taipei which recommended in those travel books.
The hotel is in a good but not the best location. The hotel is of top quality and service is generally excellent and friendly. My room is nice and comfortable but the layout and design of my room (a mandarin premier room) is strange; the lounge area is of a triangular shape and the room is divided into a few compartments hence it does not feel as airy or spacious as it should be even though the room size is big. The rooms are of different shapes even if they are in the same category. Lobby is small. A couple of minor issues with housekeeping and during check out but they were all resolved to my satisfaction quickly. The hotel is definitely one of the best hotels in Taipei.
This is the 5th time we stayed at Mandarin Oriental Taipei 2 years.
In my humble opinion Mandarin Oriental Taipei definitely a truth Five Star luxury hotel. To us perfect location location, nice and quiet surrounding, taxi available everywhere, and it's extremely inexpensive. from Hotel manager to receptionist, everyone so polite and courteous (especially all staff at the Oriental Club lounge).
We usually booked directly with the hotel and choose the special program call "One More Night"
this special offers meaning stay 3 consecutive nights the 3rd night is free and available for back to back.
Pay a little more and able to have club floor benefit, Oriental Lounge located in 6th floor, open daily from 0630 until 2200hrs. Buffet breakfast and cook to order breakfast quality and service definitely way above any fine dining restaurants in town.
Mandarin Oriental Taipei have 3 outstanding restaurant One specialized in Italian cuisine, must mention one Michelin star Cantonese style restaurant.
it's a truth high end Luxury classy Hotel
room rates defintely at the highest level .
however you pay for what you get.