Hotel Shangri La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel 5 star
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Taipei Metro 201 Tun Hwa S. Roadsec.2 Taipei City, Taïwan -
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The Far Eastern Plaza is one of the many great luxury hotels in the city of Taipei. Located in the business district south-east of Taipei near the World Trade Centre and the famous Taipei 101 tower, the tallest skyscraper in the world, this hotel offers all the comfort and facilities necessary for a successful holiday. The impeccable cuisine and a heated outdoor swimming pool with a panoramic view finish it all off.

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      Shangri La Far Eastern Plaza   -   © EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 7.0 /10

    In the business district of south-east Taipei, near the World Trade Centre and the convention centre and not far from Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper in the world, between the Technology Building and Liuzhangli tube stations. The international airport is 28 mi away; allow 45 minutes for the transfer.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The 420 rooms at the Far Eastern Plaza are accessed via a series of large and sumptuous corridors, decorated with Chinese paintings and works of calligraphy. They range from Standard rooms to Suites, all offering a very high level of comfort, irrespective of category. The spacious (40m²) and well-equipped rooms are carpeted, decorated with fine paintings and furnished with a king size bed, a sofa, a round coffee table, and a stylish glass desk facing the picture window, which offers superb panoramic views of Taipei. You'll not be short of amenities here either, as a pocket torch, umbrella, free electronic safe, flat screen satellite TV broadcasting 50 channels, DVD player, discreet air conditioning, mini bar refrigerator with tea and coffee-making facilities and a wide selection of liqueurs, a phone, and Wi-Fi Internet connection are all provided to make day-to-day life easier. The cleanliness is impeccable, as is the soundproofing, thanks to double-glazing, and room service is available 24 hours a day. The brown marble bathrooms are clean and well-decorated and come with a bathtub equipped with two handles, a large separate shower, a toilet, a hair dryer, elaborate hospitality products, a phone, a set of scales, tissues, a magnifying mirror, and slippers and bathrobes so you can relax when you get out of the bath, not forgetting the flat screen satellite TV with its small remote control resembling a calculator. The Executive Suites consist of a large bedroom and a separate living room and have a floor area of 58m². They also have four picture windows, one of which is in the bathroom, offering an additional viewpoint from which to admire the city beneath you. Some of them directly overlook Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper in the world. Those staying in the suites, which have a floor area of 72m², can also call upon the services of a butler.

    Overview 8.45 /10

    Built in 1994 and renovated in 2002, the Far Eastern Plaza is a 43 storey skyscraper with 420 guest rooms served by 6 very smart lifts with marble floors and many mirrors! With so many lifts you can be sure you will never be waiting for one for long! The Horizon Spa on the 40th floor is ideal for a moment of intense relaxation, whilst on the 43rd floor you'll find an outdoor shell-shaped 1.95m-deep swimming pool heated to 27°C and a jacuzzi heated to 33°C set on a panoramic terrace with an almost 360° view across the city! Down on the 6th floor you'll find the largest fitness centre in Taipei, with all the latest equipment to keep you toned and in shape!

    Food and drink 8.95 /10

    This is one of the strengths of the Far Eastern Plaza! Guests can choose between 5 restaurants where different - but always delicious - dishes are served, starting with breakfast from 6.30 am to 10.00 am in the main buffet restaurant Yi Cafe. It is located beneath a large dome on the 6th floor, and overlooks the Mall It is a generous buffet, varied and delicious, with plenty to choose from: Indian, Japanese, Chinese and Western dishes. Home made cakes, pastries, fresh fruit juices (orange, grapefruit, carrot or watermelon), help you start the day in the best way! Lunch is served from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and dinner from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Why not have a cup of tea and delicious home-made cakes in the Marco Polo lounge, open from 11:30 am to 1 am. This trendy designer setting affords splendid panoramic view from the 38th floor. You can admire the same panoramic view at the nearby Marco Polo "à la carte" restaurant, which serves dishes prepared by an Italian chef, and has a fine wine cellar.

    To know

    The Far Eastern Plaza is a member of the prestigious Shangri La hotel group based in Hong Kong. On a panoramic terrace with a view of almost 360° over the city, are a 6.4 ft deep outdoor swimming pool in the shape of a shell, heated to 27°C, and a Jacuzzi heated to 33°C! This sunning area is open from 6 am to 10 pm, and also includes deckchairs equipped with cushions, a shower, tables, chairs and towels. Revellers can dance at the Ziga Zaga nightclub. Open all year round, the Far Eastern Plaza has 420 rooms with a total capacity of 1,000 guests. A fee-paying car park is available to guests.

    Accommodation Advice:The rooms in the corners have a wider view. Likewise, the higher up you are, the more impressive the view.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park

      (paying)

    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, (paying), beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aerobics, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The cuisine
    • The panoramic heated swimming pool
    • Comfortable rooms
    • The spa

    disadvantages

    • The large size of the establishment
    • The high prices

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Anne Laure C. Anne Laure C.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2011 Posted on 2013-07-23 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Très belle prestation. Agréable pour profiter pleinement de la ville

      • Advantages

        Localisation Accueil du personnel

      • Disavantages

        nourriture parfois trop assaisonée Bruyant parfois dans les lieux communs

      • Infrastructure
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      • Situation
      • Restauration
      • Sports / Loisirs
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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
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