RECOMMENDED: Nothing not to recommend but I'm more critical due to it being a 5* hotel. Big plus, the staff is over the top ready to help you with anything. ++
The hotel location is nearby to nothing so don't plan on walking out to dinner though the mall next door has a modest food court (tough to find a seat during lunch hour). Taxis are plentiful and all drivers know where this hotel is.
The rooms are very large and have the traditional hushed environment of a luxury hotel. Despite the quality furnishings, the room feels - big n' empty. There are some scuffs and dings on furnishings. A hold over from era gone of bedside lighting console. Hard plastics yellowing with age. Bedding is hard but comfortable and ventilation system works well.
Glass top work area is large but a nightmare if you try and use a mouse (how about a mouse pad!). The wi-fi is free but speeds were inconsistent, good enough for browsing and email but often frustrating. Multi-national A/C outlets near desk easy to plug in and staff readily provided adapters.
Bath area is large with shower and tub facilities. Quality fixtures and floor to ceiling tile, reasonable lighting (I can always go for my light in a bath) and plenty of amenities -
Older guests will certainly feel at home here and Shangri-La isn't chasing the Internet-era executive looking for iphone docking stations and entertainment systems, but perhaps they should.
Overall, I was happy with my stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located 15 minutes from Taipei Songshan Airport, Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei soars 43 stories above Taipei's premier business and entertainment district with sweeping views of Taipei 101 and the city skyline. Guests may find 4 fine-dining restaurants, a buffet restaurant and 3 lounges in the hotel. The Health Club features a gym, oil massage services and 2 outdoor rooftop swimming pools, while The Horizon Spa provides guests with numerous aromatherapy and beauty services in a serene space. A total of 11 function rooms ranging in sizes suit different customers' needs. In addition, complimentary access to in-house wired Internet and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. ... more less
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