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Le Meridien Taipei
Ranked #60 of 587 Hotels in Taipei
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Le Meridien Taipei is one of the best hotels in Taipei.
The hotel is grand, new and tidy. Room size is large.
The hotel locates near Taipei 101 and Neo 19, very convenience to travellers.
Service is good even though it is far from excellent.
Buffet breakfast is good.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stayed for one night recently at the Meridien Taipei in a room on the Executive floor.
Overall property was fine and the gym and pool were nice. Breakfast was good.

Few things that spoiled our experience:
Welcome on arrival was formal/cold and did not kick things off well.
The room stank - really badly. We complained before going out for the evening and essentially housekeeping sprayed some air-freshener around to little effect. On arriving back after dinner it still smelt very badly but we could not be bothered to complain again
The room was not that clean the toilet and sink were dirty

Overall its well located and a decent property but not at the level we were hoping for.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

My first stay didnt start off well. I arrived early 8am after almost 18 hrs travelling and my room was not ready, eventhough the hotel confirmed it would be ready upon arrival. The front office told my room would be ready only at 14 hrs. Finally after waiting 4 hrs, they arranged an upgrade to a junior suite. The room/suite was fabulous, the size and design was great. The staffed solved this amicably. Its a great hotel and i would return only missing a good spa with massage. At these standards there should be one.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Rooms were amazing. I had a room on the end. It had a toilet that opens up automatically when you walk up to it. It auto-flushes.

The bathroom had a shower and a separate bathtub. The bathtub had a small LCD tv in front of it so you can enjoy that. There is an electronic shade that covers the bathroom window.

The breakfast buffet was amazing. There are made to order omelets and noodles. There are fresh cut meats, waffles, and other breads. Fruits and juices, and ice cream. Yes, some people were eating ice cream in the morning.

The closest subway station is about a 5-10 minute walk in the upscale Xinyu District. There are plenty of malls around (with food courts), and it's easy to get a taxi.

I had my wedding reception here, and it was the perfect place. Everything went smoothly, and the food was delicious.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner or end room as those have the bathtubs, if you want one.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I recently stayed here with my family on a 1-night stop-over. The experience could hardly have been better. They gave us a very nice suite which was quiet and in great condition. Staff was very friendly and service was truly excellent.One of the best service experiences I have ever had in a Starwood hotel - in line with what you usually get at the Four Seasons or the Peninsula.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The hotel and location is good. However, the staff is not capable of solving the simplest of issues. We arrived with an infant and asked for a crib. They gave us one for one of our two nights. If they called us and said there was nothing they can do and they checked with neighboring hotels for a crib that would have been nice. Instead they just removed it without even a note or a message on what was going on. You would expect much more for a high end hotel. Big mistake for us not staying at the Grand Hyatt down the street. The service there is always excellent and the prices are actually better in most cases.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Check-in: I arrived early and unfortunately an early check-in could not be accommodated – no problem, official check-in is not until 3 PM anyways. I came back later at night to get my room keys and the Front Desk was checking in a big tour group. I was annoyed that everyone kept cutting and there was no single “line” and hotel staff were not keeping track of who should be helped next. Other than that, the Front Desk people were very pleasant. They also handle foreign currency exchanges. You need your room key to access the guest floors in the elevator. The elevators should ring louder when they arrive, I've seen some people playing on their phones and miss the elevators -- and then they just wait there, LOL.

FYI: Your room key turns on all of the electronics (lights, A/C, TV, etc.). If you’re like me and need the A/C always on, make sure you have a spare key to leave in the key holder for nothing will turn off. The hotel has a gym, sauna, and swimming pool. Oh, and wi-fi is free. Checkout is noon. Extra rollaway beds are extra. There is no refrigerator in your room.

Room: The room featured a King bed, two table chairs and a small table, a long table workstation, plenty of closet space, in-room safe, and big TV with an extensive selection of channels. There is plenty of lighting (all can be controlled by the bedside panels) from the foyer to the actual room. The window slides are electronically controlled (and keep out light pretty well). You can see your neighbors across the street. Thank you Le Meridien Taipei for having an awesome A/C system. And, for having thoughtfully placed international electrical outlets. There is a Nespresso machine and water boiler in your room. The hotel is very generous with complimentary waters too, just in your room alone. Being that the hotel only has 12 floors (I think), you will hear some street noise like I did, but it's not a problem.

Bathroom: The best part of the whole room was the extensive bathroom that featured: a separate shower and tub (with a TV), a TOTO toilet (the seat is heated) and a single wash basin. Housekeeping is very thorough replacing the many amenities and toiletries. The hotel’s toiletry brand is it’s own Le Meridien house brand. I’m sure suite guests get the “better” stuff. There was an abundance of lighting. If I had to say anything, it was the water didn't stay hot long enough while you're showering, and that was pretty consistent throughout my stay.

Service: Beyond compare. Everyone speaks English very well. Everyone was super helpful, especially the Front Desk people, the Concierges, the Doormen, and Housekeeping (daily and turndown service is provided). Whatever you need, the hotel will make sure it’s taken care of. This is something I thought was cool – when you take a taxi from the hotel, the doormen will note the taxi cab number and give you a ticket, I presume if there are any problems, you will know what taxi you took – very cool!

Food: I ate at the hotel’s restaurant, Latest Recipe for breakfast (NT$780) and dinner (NT$1390), both were buffet style. Breakfast food was mediocre, but dinner was a marked improvement and delicious. It was comparatively expensive when you could get something from a street vendor for NT$40-200. Service was also exemplary, even when it was super busy. The dinner buffet here and the W Hotel were booked pretty solid when I was here so plan accordingly.

Location: Very convenient to public transportation, including the very efficient MRT system (well, it was like a 10 minute walk to the MRT station: Taipei City Hall). It’s very close to Taipei 101 – and from Taipei 101’s immediate area you can find a lot of upscale shopping and food (in the basements of the department stores). It’s close to the Eslite bookstore too. There’s a night market probably 10 minutes away by taxi.

Overall: This is definitely not a budget hotel by any means but it’s THE hotel to stay at if you visit Taiwan. Would I stay here again? Most definitely – but I do want to try their sister hotel, the W Hotel (also very close by) next time, or not. Happy travels!

On a side note: If you need laundry service, the hotel can send it off to a local cleaner. It’s “cheaper” than using the hotel’s laundry service and the turnaround time is the same. “Cheaper” is subjective and a light load of laundry set me back NT$2360.

Room Tip: Not sure what you can really do -- except ask the hotel for a better view, perhaps of Taipei 101. I...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Le Meridien Taipei

Address: No.38 Songren Road, Xinyi District, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Taipei
#18 Family Hotel in Taipei
#25 Luxury Hotel in Taipei
#31 Romantic Hotel in Taipei
Price Range: $289 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Le Meridien Taipei 4.5*
Number of rooms: 160
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