Taiwan Travel | Our Luxurious Suite at Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel
Staying in a nice, decent hotel is always a part of a good vacation for me. I always look forward to a hot bath before I crawl back into my bed after a long tiring day of exploration.
I said “why not?”. That would save us the trouble of finding our ways around Taipei MRT system.
The Limousine Service. And a limousine did arrive as soon as we left the doors of Terminal 2 of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Taipei greeted us with sunny weather.
We knew we were near the hotel when the iconic Taipei 101 became much more nearer from my camera view.
When we arrived, we were welcomed by the Hotel Manager who sent us straight to the elevator with another hotel staff – who went up with us and escorted us to our room suite in the 13th floor. I do not usually expect a Hotel Manager to welcome guests – so I was surprised and delighted for that experience.
No check in process, no waiting in line. I was thinking, maybe they got the wrong guests and we got the wrong room. But nope. We saw the note on the table addressed to Mr. Flordeliz welcoming us to Taipei and Grand Hyatt Hotel.
The Suite. We got to stay in the Hyatt Executive View Suite for 2 nights. We arrived at 8:00 in the morning (they allowed us early check-in) and all I wanted to do was to stay in the suite!
We got a spacious room, a nice bed, beautiful bathroom (with his and hers sinks), and all the amenities we need – there’s bottled water, coffee, tea and espresso capsules, a mini bar, and welcome fruits and wine. The room is modern, luxe yet still has that sophisticated feel fit for a deluxe hotel. Our suite gave me a preview of how I wanted my apartment to look like.
The Bathroom. It is a totally different experience inside the bathroom. There is so much natural light inside! There’s a bathtub with a view off the city, his and hers sinks, hot & cold shower and fancy toilet bowl with automatic washer.
The toiletries include shampoo, conditioner, soap, bath gel, razor, body scrubs, toothpaste and toothbrush, shower cap, cotton swabs and pads – these are replenished everyday. I wish they have bubble bath though. 🛁
The Food and Dining Experience. After we checked in, we went to the Grand Club Lounge for breakfast. We wanted to make the most of the beautiful view. It is spacious there and intimate. There’s a good spread of bread, pastries, drinks and fruits.
The following days, we had breakfast at the ground floor Cafe where they serve a good spread of Continental, Chinese, Taiwanese and Indian food.
Grand Hyatt Taipei has different restaurants that cater to different palettes, lifestyles and functions. It is a famous place for weddings and events. I had witnessed a couple of wedding shoots and preparation during our 2-night stay. The hotel lobby is really grand and there are just too many spots for taking good photos.
Grand Hyatt Taipei also houses different restaurants, tea cafes and bars. There’s Cheers, Lobby Lounge, Baguette (which is at the hotel lobby for quick cake and pastry shopping), Bel Air Bar Grill, Ziga Zaga, Pearl Liang, Yun Jin Chinese Restaurant, Cha Lounge, Irodori and The Pool Bar.
Writing about them now, I wish we spent one whole day in the hotel to experience all its amenities and flavors. We only got to indulge during Breakfast (not even indulge, because I am usually not big about breakfast). I usually have eggs, bacon, bread and sausages. Of course, coffee.
We also tried the Dinner Buffet at the Cafe and I love the selection of Indian Food and new offerings of Taiwanese Food. I love that they serve real honey, fresh fruit juices, and variety of flavors aside from the local cuisine.
Things to Do in Grand Hyatt Hotel. We were notorious kids (totally kidding) but we got VVIP access and got to check out the other amenities of the Grand Hyatt Taipei – from the swimming pool, to the gym, spa and the helipad (where you can see 360 view of Taipei!). If you are curious how we got inside and up the helipad, well, we inquired about (I cannot disclose), the next thing we knew, we were being escorted to the top floor! It is not accessible to the public/guests. It was like being inside a drone Haha. Way better than using Google Maps.
Seriously now, sometimes I think it was a bad idea to stay in a nice luxurious hotel; you would feel too lazy to explore the city 😀
The Location. Grand Hyatt Taipei is strategically situated just right beside Taipei 101. The nearest MRT station is Taipei 101 Red Line which is just a 5-minute walk. There is a convenience store nearby the hotel and a shopping mall.
The Service. We got the best service during our stay and oftentimes ask “what have I done to deserve this?”. Seriously, guests get what they paid for and the hotel staff makes sure that every guest receives the best treatment.
The airport arrival and endorsement to the limo service was smooth and quick. I love the check in process (we didn’t actually experience checking in!) in which they know which limo we were boarded and which room we were booked when we arrived. When getting a cab, the hotel staff and concierge go on an extra mile to understand where you are going – I experienced this when I booked a cab going to church.
The most delightful experience for me was when I called the Grand Club Lounge and asked if they have a cake. I explained that it was Mr. Flordeliz’s birthday and I wanted to give him something. The guy who answered said they don’t have any cake as of the moment, but they have chocolates and a bottle of wine (uhm, okay, I know he doesn’t drink – I could keep the wine. Haha). I told him I would take them and charge the bill to me instead (otherwise, it would be charged to Rodel). But he said that it would be complimentary. I requested to have it delivered around 12:00 midnight.
I kept on asking Rodel what time he would go back to the hotel after his church. He was offline. I was worried that the “gifts” would arrive before him; so I called the Grand Club Lounge again and requested to change the delivery at 12:30 am.
At 12:30, the door rang and the “gifts” arrived. Rodel was clueless what was the wine and chocolates for. Well, I was hoping the delivery would have something like a note of “Happy Birthday!” (ah, I think I forgot to mention that I want a note – writing about this blog now, I should have just went up to the Grand Club Lounge and wrote that note). But just the same, I appreciate the assistance and making it happen even if my request was a bit late. Thank you Grand Hyatt Taipei!
I had the best Taipei Travel experience because of Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel. On our first night, I was dead tired from exploring the city and climbing Elephant Mountain (we didn’t get sleep that day – so I was up for more than 36 hours!). It was a good feeling to retire in a comfortable bed and wake up to a beautiful view of the city.
I hope you love our accommodation and the first part of the Taiwan Travel Blog Series.
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Grand Hyatt Taipei
No.2 SongShou Road, Xinyi District,
Taipei 11051, Taiwan
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