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The Riviera Hotel
Ranked #43 of 587 Hotels in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 31, 2009

Great Locaton, Great Service and literally my home away from home. Extremely safe area.
it's a 10 minute walk to the MRT and likely the easiest place to get a taxi in Taipei. It's also with in walking distance to Starbucks and a few western pubs.

We might want to suggest a change to the breakfast buffet which has been the same for as long at i can rememeber.

You must try the Beef Noodle Soup, one of the best in the world.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

The staff is great! Very caring, often initiative to ask if we needed umbrellas, taxis, how's the room, actively advising the directions to get to a particular place of interest. They have a ready smile all the time and rush to get the door whenever we are leaving or entering the hotel, makes us feel very welcome as guests!

Room is tip-top, value for money, house-keeping should be applauded, we had a comprehensive set of toiletries. The roof-top gym was cool although a bit small.

Breakfast was included and although there isn't really much variety (they offered the same dishes everyday), it was well presented and the ambience is nice. Standard of the spaghetti was somewhere not there, sometimes!

Location-wise, you would need about 15 mins to get to nearest MRT station (Yuanshan), but by cab it will just set you back by 70-75 NTD, which is ok.

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Reviewed October 11, 2009

We booked Riveria simply because it is one of the corporate hotel recommended by my hubby's company. I travelled with 2 kids and had an extra bed added to our room. Still, there was enough space for them to run around.

The hotel staff is extremely helpful and friendly. They even took great care of my son when he chose to stay at the hotel lobby for a few hours while we went shopping. They make sure he had his lunch and checked on him every 1/2 hour or so. Even the doorman kept a look out for him while we were gone.

The only problem might be its distance to the subway station. It's about 10-15mins walk. Then again, it is difficult to find a hotel near the subway in Taipei.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 11, 2009

I searched for several weeks before finally choosing the Riviera. It was a 3½ star hotel, but all the reviews & ratings indicated much more. Well like the ratings, I have to agree. To start with, the staff is the most courteous & professional I’ve experienced. Next, because of price, I decided to go with the Deluxe Suite. The suite was cheaper than the economy rooms of many 5-star hotels, but was nicer than any suite I reserved in a long, long time. The buffet breakfast was good, with a fair variety. The little bakery on the first floor was the balm, as my kids would say. Breads, pastries, etc…oh so good. The Yacht Club (2nd floor) had a nice international cuisine & dinner variety. The prices for all were very reasonable. $30 for a dinner for two (seafood & beef main dishes), with two appetizers and two drinks can’t be beat. …what about a loaf of fresh baked bread with cheese from the bakery for less that $3. Dinner on the 1st floor was also good, averaging between $15-20 per person. There is a small enclosed health room on the roof that some reviews rate as a negative. The room has two treadmills, a recumbent bike, a universal multi-exercise weight machine, incline sit-up bench, and a rack of light dumbbells. Everything was clean, plenty of towels, well lit, TV, etc. There is also a small walking track on the roof, which my wife liked and an area to recline and relax. I personally didn’t come to Taiwan to exercise. I got enough of that on the tours, walking & enjoying the sights. Please note that the location is excellent. It is near the metro; it takes exactly ten minutes to walk from the Riviera to the metro, probably less for those in shape. It’s about 800 yards from the hotel. The hotel is also near many food & shopping establishments, plus there are two seven-elevens nearby. One is right outside the main hotel entrance. One last thing…free internet (wireless or wired), or if you don’t have your own PC, you can use one in the business center, plus cheap mini-bar prices. This quaint little hotel was rated number 1 of 199 hotels on TripAdviser.com, when I came to Taiwan. I can see why. I truly believe the staff, rooms, food, price and location will match or exceed your expectations. I would stay here again given the opportunity and I would recommend it too my friends. Great little hotel!

Final Notes: the Riviera had the best currency exchange rate I could find. Convert only what you need at the airport; convert the rest at the Riviera. Also, use the Easy Card for traveling the metro & bus. You can even use the card for entry into locations like the zoo. When your trip is over, whatever amount remains on the card can be refunded at any metro station, minus about a 60 cent administrative fee. The Riviera…what a great place to stay while you travel & experience Taipei.

For visual of room, see pictures.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2009

Very nice hotel, staff very great and spoke good english. Hotels rooms were of a decent size, very well furnished. Nice and comfy beds, quiet rooms. Good selection at breakfast. Overall, for the equivalent of 65 GBP per night incl breakfast this was good value for a 4/5 star hotel

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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1  Thank Chicken_or_beef
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

Booked this hotel from airpot due to unexpected overnight. I chose it based in Trip Advisor reviews and was very pleased with the hotel. Clean, attractive, good service an good value. Would gladly return.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

We are just finishing a five night hotel stay at the Riviera, which we chose based on tripadvisor reviews. The reviews are right on--nicely appointed rooms--good size, comfortable bed and furnishings, flat screen tv with HBO cinemax and CNN channels, all the comforts--hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, safes, ironing boards and all the outlets have 110 power. The rooms are very quiet, even rooms on the street. I had requested a foam pillow due to allergies and it was waiting in the room. Great toiletries and water are provided; housekeeping staff is wonderful and friendly and they freshen the room during a turndown service. There is free wireless internet and several computers you can use if you didnt bring one--in the lovely 7th floor executive garden and in the lobby lounge. there is a rooftop fitness room and jogging track but we walked so much around the city we did not use it. We enjoyed both the breakfast buffet and service every day. We ordered room service one evening and enjoyed our dinner served to us in the executive garden.

The reception staff are just marvelous and helped us in so many ways. Claire Lim, duty manager, and her staff answered our many questions, made recommendations, checked facts, provided directions, filled out taxi cards with our destinations in Chinese, arranged a visit to a Chinese health spa, and much more. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the Yuanshan MRT station and is three blocks from the airport bus arrival stop. The hotel offers a free one-way shuttle to the Taipei 101 on the weekends; coming back via the MRT is very easy.

I plan to stay at this hotel on any future trips to Taipei and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.646 Linsen North Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan
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Location: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Taipei
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taipei
#25 Family Hotel in Taipei
#32 Business Hotel in Taipei
Price Range: $122 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Riviera Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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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