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Mandarin Oriental Taipei: Luxurious Stay in the City

Every corner you look around, it's so beautiful at Mandarin Oriental Taipei.

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, a luxurious haven that exemplifies the award-winning excellence of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Renowned for owning and operating some of the world's most opulent hotels and residences, the group has evolved from its Asian origins into a prestigious global brand, managing 36 hotels and nine residences across 24 countries and territories. Each property seamlessly blends the Group’s oriental heritage with local culture and distinctive design.

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei stands as a testament to this commitment, with its iconic architecture reflecting European styles, making it one of the city's most beloved landmarks. Located on Dunhua North Road, the main boulevard known for its expansive canopy of trees, the hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Taipei. This prestigious location, combined with the hotel's exquisite design, has earned it the coveted Forbes five-star award.

General Information

and some secrets of 17th Floor!!!

The hotel features 256 guest rooms and 47 suites, each thoughtfully designed to combine classic inspiration with contemporary elegance. Boasting the most spacious accommodations in the city, starting at 55 square meters, these rooms provide an exceptional level of comfort and luxury.

All rooms and suites come fully equipped with the latest technology, luxurious marble bathrooms, and walk-in closets. But if you're really aiming for the epitome of luxury, look no further than the Presidential Suite and the Mandarin Suite. These lavish accommodations offer nearly 400 square meters of space each, featuring private vitality baths and gyms for the ultimate indulgence.

My room on the 17th Floor with higher ceiling

Now, here's a little insider tip: I had the pleasure of staying on the 17th floor, and let me tell you, it's something special. The ceiling on the top floor is higher than the others, which adds an extra touch of spaciousness and elegance to the room. Even though the room layout and type are the same, that higher ceiling makes all the difference. It's like an extra dose of luxury on the 17th floor.

Guests staying in suites can also enjoy access to the exclusive Oriental Club, providing additional amenities and personalized service. Whether you choose a guest room or a suite, you will experience unparalleled comfort and luxury.

The Beauty of the Interiors

What was exceptionally impressive during my stay was the elegant and timeless design of Mandarin Oriental Taipei. It truly is a beacon of luxury and sophistication, I would say. As one approaches the edifice, the grandeur of its European-inspired facade, a masterpiece crafted by the renowned architectural firm WATG (Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo), commands attention, setting it apart from the surrounding structures. So gorgeous, just looking at all the details of inside and outside of this architecture amused my immensively.

Entering the lobby is akin to stepping into a realm of sublime elegance. Suspended from the lofty ceiling hangs a majestic chandelier, a spectacle weighing a staggering 1,400 kilograms. Composed of an intricate interplay of 50,000 crystal pieces and light amber crystal drops, this luminary masterpiece is the brainchild of the talented Czech designer, Tafana Dvorakova. Nine months of meticulous craftsmanship culminated in this awe-inspiring creation, exclusively tailored for the hotel.

London-based Studio Four IV took charge of designing the public spaces, infusing them with an exquisite blend of opulence and modernity. Their meticulous attention to detail is evident in every corner, from the sumptuous fabrics to the intricate furnishings. The result is a fusion of châteauesque grandeur with contemporary finesse, a testament to the timeless allure of their design philosophy.

Art aficionados will find themselves enraptured by the hotel's extensive collection, boasting over 1,700 pieces curated to perfection. Among them, the works of acclaimed artists such as Jae-Hyo Lee, Chan-Il Kim, and Wei Zhu grace the corridors and lounges, enriching the space with their unparalleled creativity and vision.

Stepping into a guest room is akin to immersing oneself in a symphony of classical inspirations and contemporary nuances. Here, every element has been carefully curated to evoke a sense of refined elegance. Custom-designed wallpaper by UK designer brand Elli Popp adorns the walls, while hand-sculpted leather panels by English artist Helen Amy Murray depict the delicate beauty of peony flowers, a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. I could stay all day in my room and enjoy the details that I see – it was so heavenly to whom seeks for the beauty of design!! The indulgence continues with 480-thread-count satin bed linen, state-of-the-art technology, and lavish marble bathrooms featuring oversized bathtubs and walk-in rainforest showers. Each detail, meticulously crafted to cater to the discerning tastes of the hotel's esteemed guests.

Oh, and I could never miss Tony Chi, the very famous hotel designer – also of Rosewood Hong Kong, my absolute favorite among all Asian cities. He designed the contemporary Café Un Deux Trois and Ya Ge, the one-Michelin-Starred Chinese restaurant which provides a beautiful setting to enjoy excellent cuisine with personalised service and a range of private rooms for entertaining.

In every aspect, Mandarin Oriental Taipei exemplifies the pinnacle of luxury hospitality, where design transcends mere aesthetics to create an immersive experience that captivates the senses and leaves an indelible impression on all who enter its hallowed halls.


Breakfast is served in buffet style at Café Un Deux Trois. There are beef noodle soup, dim sums, and pastries. Egg is served to the table upon request.

The Swimming Pool

Nestled amidst the vibrant cityscape of Taipei lies a hidden gem of tranquility and luxury – the outdoor pool at Mandarin Oriental Taipei. As I stepped into this urban oasis, I was immediately enveloped in a sense of serenity, a stark contrast to the bustling energy of the surrounding city.

The pool itself is a sight to behold, its azure waters glistening under the warm rays of the sun. Surrounded by lush greenery and elegant cabanas, it exudes an air of exclusivity and refinement, reminiscent of a private retreat in the heart of the city.

Whether lounging on a comfortable sunbed or taking a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, every moment spent by the pool feels like a blissful escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. The attentive staff are always on hand to ensure guests' every need is catered to, whether it's providing a refreshing beverage or arranging for a relaxing massage by the poolside. Every time I go to the pool, I'm served a glasse of ice water and one of iced apple juice in a champagne glass.

With its impeccable design, tranquil ambiance, and unparalleled service, the pool at Mandarin Oriental Taipei truly embodies the essence of luxury living. Whether seeking a moment of relaxation or a refreshing respite from the city heat, this urban oasis offers an unparalleled experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

"I am a FAN"

Yes, I became even bigger fan of Mandarin Oriental Taipei. With such an unparalleled luxury, impeccable service, and unforgettable experiences!


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