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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This is an excellent property with great welcoming service and superb hardware. Very little to criticize about as the hotel has done a fantastic job anticipating your needs. The valet closet is brilliant, and the amenities are excellent as well. The price is on the higher end for hotels in Taipei, but I feel the hotel is very much worth it.
A/C in room did not work properly. Staff seem to be not trained properly. Service and follow up not good. Asked for butter in lounge and told did not have but marmalade and clotted cream was available. many issues. Quite shocked as never had issues with this hotel group in other countries.
Front desk staff Wendy is the best,very helpful,smile all the time,
Bencotto is the best Italian restaurant in town all the staff very helpful,explaining the dish very detail I must be come back very soon
This is my second stay in MO TAIPEI which is my best favourite. Like previous stay, services from Front Office, housekeeping to restaurants and concierge are impeccable, very professional and super efficient
We hosted whole day events in its function rooms which were very well organised. Delighted to have the GM Karan Berry to come around and say hello. The best customer care and hospitality
I am a big MO FAN and Stayed in other MOs in Macau, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta previously, all good.
Highly recommended and definitely will return next year
Thank you for the excellent customer services and amazing hospitality
This is best hotel in Taipei. Theres no another way around it the service and room quality is impeccable. The concierge service personal went out of her way to make the reservation at the restaurants work. She also suggested a few restaurants that were quite great. I would definitely recommended staying at this hotel, you are basically getting the Mandarin Oriental standard, which is nothing short of perfect.