Formosa Island, Formosa or La Belle, these names don't tell you anything? And yet it is none other than Taiwan! A preserved and unknown destination with a certain charm, this small island, 180km from the Chinese coast has been in the news recently thanks to, or rather in spite of, its burning issue with its Chinese neighbor. Just like in Japan, what is most striking is the mix of authenticity, tradition, modernity and technology. In Taipei, the capital situated in the north of the island, you can visit an ancestral temple just a few steps away from a 100-story building. At nightfall, hundreds of vendors fill the streets of Shilin Market, the largest in the city. Discover a kaleidoscope of local culture: gift stores, food stalls and games of skill under neon lights. Shopping enthusiasts can also find fashion boutiques such as Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, among other prestigious brands. But behind the image of Taipei, its modern and cosmopolitan capital symbolized by the 101 tower, one of the highest skyscrapers in the world, is hidden a wild island where nature is still intact. In Taiwan, admire beautiful landscapes, discover breathtaking peaks such as Jade Mountain, enjoy boat rides on the Sun and Moon Lake, hike in the wild Taroko Gorge, experience total immersion in the Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Taiwan is also beaches and diving for a truly complete stay! You will have understood, Taiwan is the perfect destination if you like on one hand the excessiveness and on the other hand nature and serenity.
Top 4 best luxury hotels in Taiwan
A destination still spared by world tourism, Taiwan mainly welcomes businessmen, but has all the assets to seduce tourists from all over the world, although its luxury hotel offer is still light. Our travel experts have analysed dozens of hotels in Taiwan to propose a list of the 4 best luxury hotels in Taiwan. Not surprisingly, 3 of them are located in its capital, Taipei.
1/ Mandarin Oriental Taipei
If the Hong Kong-based Mandarin Oriental group had not opened a new prestigious establishment in Taiwan a short while ago, it would have been a very poor list to share with you. The Mandarin Oriental group opened this new address in 2014 which will delight travelers from all over the world with its high quality standards.
It is on one of the main arteries of the city's business district, on Dunhua North Road, not exactly in the heart of the bustle nor of all the city's sites of interest - from the Shilin night market to the famous Taipei 101 tower - since it takes a 15-minute cab ride to get there that Mandarin Oriental Taipei opened its doors in a majestic and historic building. At the hotel you will enjoy spacious rooms, with a minimum size of 55 square meters for the Deluxe Rooms, 86 square meters for the Junior Suites and up to 376 square meters for the Presidential Suite. Huge rooms - by far the largest on the island on average - and furnished to the highest standards. From the bedding to the ultra-careful soft lighting, from the sumptuous marble bathrooms to the latest technology - 46' LED TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi. The 300+ rooms and suites offer travelers the ultimate in comfort. Mandarin Oriental Taipei also offers an ultra-luxurious two-story spa with signature holistic programs, an outdoor pool, five bars and restaurants, and a fully equipped business lounge. In short, it is a luxury address like the other addresses of the Mandarin Oriental group. At Mandarin Oriental Taipei, you will never be disappointed.
The little extra: The possibility of staying in a suite with a private spa or guaranteed privacy in all circumstances, for all hotel guests. The Valet Box available in each room allows you to have packages, mail or laundry delivered to your room at any time of the day or night, without being disturbed.
Mandarin Oriental Taipei : Website
2/ Grand Mayfull Taipei
The Grand Mayfull Taipei is the second of our top hotels in Taiwan and is just as new as the Mandarin Oriental Taipei, having opened in 2014. Only a 5-minute walk from Miramar Amusement Park, the Grand Mayfull offers spacious and grand common areas. Featuring wifi, air conditioning, luxurious rooms and suites are equipped with a walk-in closet, minibar and refrigerator. Extras include complimentary bottled water and welcome fruit. The private bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and shower.
At Grand Mayfull Taipei, guests can keep fit with a gym as well as enjoy a swimming pool and a bar. There are 5 restaurants to choose from. CHIU YUET FONG and MIPON offer traditional cuisine. HARUYAMA offers Japanese food and drinks. Palette Restaurant offers guests a wide selection of Chinese, Japanese and Western dishes. GMT Gourmet Kitchen is the hotel's gourmet restaurant.
The Grand Mayfull Taipei : Website
3/ Silks Club
Located in Kaohsiung in the south of the island, opposite Taipei, the Silks Club is a modern, minimalist luxury hotel. This luxury hotel in Taipei offers stylish designer rooms and suites, a rooftop infinity pool, high-end facilities and services. There are only a maximum of 10 rooms per floor to provide privacy for discerning travelers visiting Taiwan. Each room at Silks Clubs has luxury bedding, and all rooms are equipped with a capsule coffee machine, Bluetooth speaker and electric curtain. You'll also enjoy a free minibar. After a long day of sightseeing in Taiwan, enjoy the infinity pool or spa. For the more athletic guests, you can also keep in shape at the hotel's gym, which also offers a sports coach. Serving a selection of gourmet dishes, teppanyaki, wines and beverages, the UKAI restaurant creates a unique dining experience.
The Silks Club Taipei : Website
4/ The Landis Taipei
In a French art deco style, the 5 star Landis Taipei hotel offers luxurious accommodation and 3 gourmet restaurants. The Landis Taipei is the 4th and last hotel on our list of the best hotels in Taiwan. The Landis Taipei offers all the comforts of a luxury hotel with a gym, parking, wifi, spacious rooms with iPad and a wide choice of culinary specialties with 4 restaurants. Tien Hsiang Lo serves Hangzhou cuisine, while La Brasserie offers traditional French and international dishes. You will also find Paris 1930 and Whiskey Bar. On the lobby level, Liz Gastronomy offers fresh produce and pastries. A list of delicious room service menus is also available for in-room dining.
The Landis Taipei : Website
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VISION Destinations | October 21
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