Marriott Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan)
The Marriott Taipei is one of the newest luxury hotels in Taipei. The largest complex of its kind in Taipei, the Taipei Marriott Hotel comprises a five-star 320-room hotel, restaurants, lounge, convention center, shopping mall and apartments.
It is located on the north bank of the Keelung River, in the Dazhi district, near Songshan International Airport.
As part of Marriott’s “Green Hotel Development” initiative, indigenous shrubbery and flowering plants are found throughout the hotel grounds and are interspersed with pieces of nature inspired art and sitting areas.
The Classic Room we stayed in was spacious, clean, comfortable, and modern chic. We had a cool view of Miramar Ferris wheel when we walked up to the window. Amenities are basic but essentials are all there. (There are 4-5 room categories and two bedding options (twin and king)).
The hotel features a heated outdoor pool on the 18th floor with expansive views of Taipei and the neon-lit Ferris wheel of Miramar.
We had dinner at INGE’S, the 20th floor restaurant that is actually located on a separated tower from where the rooms are located. It might come across as confusing for some but it’s a short walk and a few turns to get to the elevator up. The view at the balcony area of INGE’S is absolutely breathtaking to see downtown Taipei from there. The decor of the restaurant is sleek, dark and sexy with floor-to-ceiling windows of scenes surrounding the hotel.
While we had tried the tasting menu that the kitchen tried to showcase a broad range of dishes (from vegetables, seafood and grilled meat), the best dishes were the steaks. We did opt for the more expensive cuts like the Australia Wagyu and Top Cap and minimally plated with a wedge of fresh romaine, watercress and cooked pearl onions.
For breakfast, it was a buffet at the lovely Garden Kitchen. The buffet offers a mix of Western and traditional Taiwanese items like breakfast pastries of danishes, baked Chinese barbecue pork buns, and fresh made waffles. One particular item we liked was the seafood roll, a flaky pastry filled with seafood mixture topped with sesame seeds.
Overall, the stay was very good and we had a good night’s sleep since it’s quiet here. The food from the two restaurants were good and fine options if you choose to stay in.
If you want to go to the center of the city where Taipei 101 is, it might be a trek but if you want to have a slightly slower pace from the city or it would be amazing if you want to watch the fireworks during New Year’s from this hotel.
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No. 199 Lequn 2nd Road
Taipei 10462 Taiwan