The Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei is located in the Daan district of Taipei which is the cities educational & cultural district. From the international airport it only takes you around 45 mins to reach the hotel by taxi.
Since it is the tallest building in the city it has an iconic view over the famous Taipei 101 tower and the whole city.
Metro Stations are close by but anyway we usually took a taxi or the free hotel shuttle to get around or simply walked if we had enough time.
The whole hotel got completely renovated in May 2015 and has an elegant interior design connected with some traditional Chinese elements & art pieces from the Sung dynasty in Taiwan.
We stayed in a Horizon Premier King Room with Club access which has been surprisingly huge.
You enter the room via a small corridor – on the right hand side is a walk-in closet with the bathroom behind it.
Everything is really luxurious with a bath tub, rain shower, two sinks and amenity kits from L’Occitane.
The bedroom has a sofa, a huge desk right at the window plus another lounge at the other window. Facing the Taipei 101 the view is definitely the highlight of the room. All windows are huge so you feel like you’re really above the skyline – and if you wake up early you can watch the sun rising behind the city just from your bed.
As a welcome gift we got a plate with „fruits from Taiwan“ and some traditional mini cakes.
OTHER ROOM CATEGORIES
THE DELUXE ROOM
This room category is the most popular to book. They all offer great views over the city with a spacious bedroom and a relaxing area.
THE PLAZA SUITE
This suite is ideal for a business trip. The „personal rooms“ like bedroom and the master bathroom can be completely closed to use your spacious & bright living room for meetings.
It’s also ideal for families with children or a group of friends if you book a connecting Double room to transform the two rooms to an apartment 🙂
THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
This room is without any doubt the master piece of the hotel – you enter the Suite and will immediately be blown away. It has high ceilings, luxurious furniture with many original & precious art pieces.
LOUNGE – THE HORIZON CLUB
As a Golden Circle Diamond member or as a guest of one of the Horizon Club Rooms & Suites you get Lounge access during your stay, free early Check-In & Late Check-Out.
They serve breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés together with snacks and soft drinks during the whole day.
They call it the Horizon Club since the Lounge is located at the 36th floor and has the best view over the city. That’s why we simply loved to enjoy our breakfast in the Lounge.
BREAKFAST & RESTAURANTS
As already mentioned above the breakfast in the Lounge has been our favorite to enjoy the lovely view in the morning in a private atmosphere. It’s a small but really nice buffet but you can also order some additional a la carte dishes.
If you more prefer different choices than the incredibly huge breakfast buffet will be the perfect choice for you.
For one day we had a special breakfast at the terrace of the highest floor of the Shangri-La facing the iconic Taipei 101 – definitely one of the best breakfast views we ever had in the morning 🙂
The Marco Polo Restaurant is an awarded Italian restaurant which is quite popular in Taipei – not only for Hotel guests. A table at the window is quite popular to book for valentines day – they even have a table which is called the „proposal table“ since couples love this romantic view from here.
Our favorite Restaurant has been the Shang Palace which serves traditional Chinese dishes in a modern setting. We had such an amazing lunch here with traditional Taiwanese tea, the most crispy Peking duck, delicious dumplings and so much more !
On the highest floor of the Shangri-La is a rooftop pool with some panoramic views over the city. It’s sheltered from the wind and just perfect to refresh during a hot day.
If you’re a tourist in Taipei just like us, the hotel offers a daily bus shuttle service to all the interesting places in the city for free. We used this service for example to get to the night market – the shuttle stopped right in front of it and picked us up at the same place around 10.15 pm 🙂
The Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei is there perfect choice during a city trip to Taipei. We loved the kindness and hospitality of the staff. It offers some excellent food and of course the best views in the city which makes it to the best spot in Taipei.
We had a sponsored stay at the Shangri- La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei.