[Taipei] Review: A FANtastic Stay at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

I was back in Taipei for a short trip at the end of last month, and this time I stayed at the ultra lovely Mandarin Oriental Hotel! Located in the heart of the business district, the 5-star hotel is the most luxurious in the city with beautiful European decor and an emphasis on space. We stayed in the Club Deluxe Room which offers city views, marbled bathroom, walk-in closet and access to The Oriental Club - an exclusive club on the 6/F with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and refreshments throughout the day. With two signature restaurants and extensive spa & wellness offerings, one could easily stay on the hotel grounds and have a relaxing staycation. After 2 days of bliss, it was hard to say goodbye - I didn't want to leave but I'm sure I'll be back soon!

The room controls are well-designed and available on both sides of the bed for easy access.

One of the things I liked the most was this marbled bathtub where you can still see the view of the city through the opened partition. 

The bathroom has separate bathtub and walk-in shower areas with comprehensive amenities and Diptyque body care collection. 

The stylish vanity area and walk-in closet are located right across from the bathroom area.

The actual toilet is in a separate area as well with an elegant light blue and dragonfly-themed decor. 

Complimentary coffee and tea amenities are available in the cupboards for your use in the room.

I also received a wonderful welcome from the hotel with this table of fruits, pastries from The Mandarin Cake Shop and a super gorgeous FAN chocolate sculpture! I also have to say that the pineapples cakes here are one of the best I've ever had so I had to buy some to bring home as souvenirs!

Breakfast in The Oriental Club consists of a buffet as well as hot dishes that are cooked to order. I was impressed with the buffet selection with an array of pastries, cold cuts, fruits and even fresh honey from a honeycomb!  

For hot dishes, a nice selection of Western and Asian dishes are available such as Egg Benedict, pancakes, Taiwanese dan bing and fried dough stick with soy milk. 

The hotel has two signature restaurants with Ya Ge serving Cantonese cuisine and Bencotto delivering authentic Italian dishes by Chef de Cuisine Loris Pistillo. I had lunch at the latter during my stay and ended up trying many different delightful dishes!

Traditional baked eggplant, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, basil, tomato sauce

Traditional sicilian baked sardines, raisin, pine nuts, aromatic bread crumbs, orange

Hearty seasonal seafood soup, tomato, garlic, bread

Fresh homemade pasta with Boston lobster

Pizza with Mozzarella, caciocavallo, black truffle paste, lardo 

Pan seared amadai tile fish fillet, seafood broth, boiled potatoes, basil

Roasted US Angus beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, rucola flan, morel mushrooms jus

Italian Caffe Moka


Strawberry soup with celery sorbet

Affogato with vanilla ice cream

I had a wonderful and FANtastic stay at Mandarin Oriental Taipei and I'm definitely a #FAN of the brand from now on!

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Mandarin Oriental Taipei

158 Dunhua N Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 27156888

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