This was a great choice for our first stop in Asia. The grandeur of the hotel was splendid indeed - the lobby, the grounds, the shopping arcade toward the back of the hotel, and the balcony big enough for a miniature golf course.
The service was amazing. When we discovered the toilet was plugged, it took less than 120 seconds from the time we told the maid in the hall for a man to arrive and complete the repair.
The breakfast buffet was decent but not exciting. And although we opted for a premium room on a higher floor, truth to tell, Taipei is not that scenic a city, at least from this angle, so we could have saved the money.
It was a minor inconvenience to have to take the hotel shuttle to the MRT station, but we only did that the first time; once we found out how reasonable the taxis are in Taipei we made more use of them.
We were advised to stay at the more modern Hyatt at the World Trade Center, but are glad we resisted. Hyatts are everywhere. The Grand Hotel Taipei is the sort of place you travel in order to stay at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel has served multiple purposes from the past 63 years: developing tourism, supporting international diplomacy and promoting Chinese culture to the West. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taipei Grand Hotel