Great hotel well located in the Zhongshan area. Excellent amenities with a typical Chinese garden on the roof for you to meditate. Entrance to the roof is behind the lifts on the top floor.
The beds are huge and very comfortable. Standard rooms are spacious enough and clean with bathrobes and slippers provided. The usual facilities as expected of the four star hotel – safe, mini bar, ironing board etc.
Restaurant serves excellent breakfast, mainly European food although could do with a bit more fruit. The Yacht Bar upstairs is open till 11.30pm only.
The staff were absolutely fabulous. Very helpful, knowledgeable and patient with any enquiries. They helped me out with sorting my outbound flight the night before – message was passed from one member of staff to another yet everything was sorted out in the morning! They always rushed to open the doors for guests.
What lets this great hotel down are its paper thin walls – you can hear every detail of the conversation in the room next door. Hence I was really grateful for the set of earplugs I carry with me everywhere on my trips.
Hotel offers a limo service to and from the airport – but it is expensive. You can get a taxi for about two thirds of the price or take a bus and then taxi from the Main Station as the nearest Metro station is at least 10 minutes away.
Do try the food at one of the night markets. The Shilin market has a whole Food Hall in the basement with some 20+ eateries inside.
I found the Jiuquan Metro station more convenient and easier to walk to – you can use the shortcut by the Exhibition Hall and the futuristic Eco Ark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riviera Hotel Taipei is proud to be the First and Only hotel in Taiwan to receive our LEED Gold Certification in November, 2012.Situated at the business hub of bustling Taipei city stands an international traveler oasis of serenity and refinement --- the Riviera Taipei boutique hotel, has 112 rooms; a Mediterranean Steak House restaurant, a Yacht Club restaurant, and a banquet room that can seat 240 people banquet style.The Riviera Taipei boutique hotel is designed by the world-renowned French architect, Mr. Gerard Jardonnet, with the theme of cordial sophistication of southern France, punctuated by the mystic authenticity of the Orient. Apart from the traditional accommodation service, the Riviera Taipei Hotel offers to her room guests quite a number of additional benefits completely free of charge. Internet Wired and Wireless Internet Access completely FREE of charge ANYWHERE within the boutique Riviera Taipei Hotel.Free Shuttle To MRT Yuanshan Station, CKS Memorial Hall, Yongkang St, Taipei 101, Confucius Temple, Shilin Night Market, CKS Shilin Residence, National Palace Museum and Taipei World Trade Center / Nangang Exhibition Center during Major Trade Shows in fixed period of time. The Riviera Taipei hotel is adjacent to Taipei Expo Park.Nearby attractions are Shihlin Night Market and National Palace Museum. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Taipei