Taipei | Le Méridien Taipei
on my recent trip to taipei, i stayed at the le meridien taipei, located in eastern taipei, two blocks from the city hall mrt stop and four blocks from the newly open world trade center stop. it’s conveniently located to public transit, even if there isn’t much to do in the immediate area except for clubs and lounges on the weekend (not my scene). taipei 101 shopping mall, one of the most high end malls in the city, is within walking distance.
the service is very good and everyone seems very attentive. the room itself is quite large and who doesn’t love getting guavas and oranges every day from housekeeping? i’m not typically a bath person, but on this trip, i did indulge after a full day of sightseeing. and i always love automatic sheers and curtains, typical for newer asian properties. overall, on par with the best hotels in the states and probably average to slightly above average for higher end hotels in asia. and the rates here were half of what they were at the w hotel up the street. i’d take the simpler offering here over the flash of the w.