My first and last impression of Taiwan was that of Grand Hyatt Taipei. The moment we stepped out of Taoyuan International Airport, we were warmly greeted by our chauffer and were brought to our home for four days in Taipei on board a swanky limousine. And as we entered our lovely suite overlooking the majestic Taipei 101, it felt like going back home after a day’s work, or maybe better.
Taipei has always been on my travel list for quite some time. And just in time for the new Taiwan visa exemption for the Philippines, me and some of my travel buddies immediately booked airline promo tickets (there are many direct flights from Manila to Taipei) to explore one of the closest nations from our country.
|Our gorgeous limo airport service from Grand Hyatt Taipei|
Our Grand Executive View Suite (check for discounted rates) was so lovely that as we proceeded with the standard check-in procedures, I couldn’t help but gaze on our 83 sq.m. abode. Everything went smoothly and we were assured that if we needed anything, we could personally rely on him.
|Grand Executive View Suite|
|We have powder room, living room, dining room and a lot of space to move around|
|We have two 55-inch full HD TV, yes, two!|
I noticed a walk-in closet and immediately wanted to unpack, but was too tired to do so. I then went to the en suite toilet and bath which cheered me up pretty well.
The bathroom was gleaming in white. The his and hers vanities with premium Salvatore Ferragamo amenities sat on one end while separate stalls for toilet and shower were at the opposite end. The shower is equipped with a rain shower head with hot and cold water and the toilet is fully automatic (Japanese toilet is love), amazing!
What stood out from the bathroom was the freestanding bathtub that was just calling out for a comfortable pampering time, I promised myself to soak in it in the next few days.
|That very inviting freestanding bathtub|
|A panoramic view of Taipei City Hall greeted me as I switched the drapes aside|
|The view from the bedroom|
|You couldn't get any closer than this to Taipei 101|
We had a choice on whether to have our breakfast on the exclusive Grand Club Lounge for an intimate meal or on one of the in-house restaurants of the hotel, the Café, for a wide variety of Taiwanese and Asian dishes; you’d probably know where we chose to dine.
For three straight days, Café was our haven for comfort breakfast food. Buffet stations were spread out and we enjoyed scouring on Taiwanese, Asian and other Western breakfast favorites. What I love the most was the pastry section, which have all the baked goodness you could ever imagine (normally, I am not a pastry-kind-of-person).
|Grand Club Lounge|
|Complimentary all-day snacks and drinks plus afternoon cocktails!|
Aside from our gorgeous suite being modern, chic and practical, what stood amongst our four-day stay at Grand Hyatt Taipei was the impeccable personalized service we got from almost everyone. From the guest services, airport transfer and down to the housekeeping, we never encountered any problems at all. We received the warmest welcome and were treated as if we’re the only guests at that time. Up until we left the hotel’s premises and all the way to the airport, we were well taken cared of, making us yearn for an extended stay.
|Selfie, for once|
Grand Hyatt Taipei (check for discounted rates)
No.2 SongShou Road, Xinyi District,
Contact Number: (+88) 6.2.2720.1234
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