Back in September I visited Taiwan, a country that had been high on my bucket list since 2017. On my backpacking trip I never got around to visiting but got to do so this year with my friend Layla from LA Travel Girl.
Our time in Taiwan was mostly spent in Taipei, the perfect base to hop around to see the country. We stayed at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza, the tallest hotel in Taipei with 43 floors and incredible views over the city, especially the Taipei 101. There was no better place to watch the sunset and sunrise than from our own hotel.
Shangri La’s Far Eastern Plaza is located in the Da’an district of Taipei, away from the hustle and bustle of the city which is perfect for those who want to explore during the day and relax at night. They offer free shuttle buses daily taking guests to main attractions such as the Ximending and Zhongxiao districts, the famous Shilin & Ningxia Night Markets and historical attractions like National Palace Museum, C.K.S. Memorial Hall.
Our Grand Deluxe Room was located on the 34th floor which included a spacious living area with a sofa bed, study area, 2 twin beds, walk in storage and large windows for the views of course.
The bathroom had marble interior with a glass-enclosed shower, a bath, toiletries from L’Occitane, a 12 inch flat screen TV and most importantly a Japanese style toilet (you know, the comfy heated ones).
With 9 in-house restaurants & bars, guests are spoilt for choice at Shangri La’s Far Eastern Plaza.
I was blown away by their breakfast buffet! WOW. One of the best I’ve seen.
The variety was insane with everything from a fresh juice bar, fresh pastries to Japanese, Taiwanese, Indian to English breakfast options. The quality did not disappoint.
We also got to try the below restaurants:
Marco Polo Lounge located on the 38th floor offers ultra stylish cocktails, food and afternoon tea. On weekends they also have live music in the evening. Shang Palace is an elegant Chinese restaurant serving Michelin-Awarded Cantonese cuisine. Their chefs are trained in Beijing so you can be sure to get an authentic Chinese dining experience. A must try is their Peking Duck & Truffle Dim Sum!
One of my favourite parts of our stay was the Horizon Club Lounge on the 36th floor where we could conveniently pop in and out for some relaxing drinks and nibbles.
- Buffet breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m.
- Mixed beverages and canapés from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Coffee, tea, soft drinks and light snacks throughout the day.
Everything that we tried at the various restaurants were beautifully presented and tasted just as good.
Lastly I’d like to highlight the excellent service received. The staff truly go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable.
Price: From GBP 185 Per Night
Address: 201 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 2, Taipei, 10675, Taiwan
The stay was complimentary for review purposes but as always, all view remain my own. Thank you for having us Shangri-La!
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