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From Taiwan’s L’Hotel de Chine Group comes PALAIS DE CHINE, a 5-star hotel inspired by the sophistication of Eastern Palaces with the elegance of their Western counterparts. It’s a visual treat to stay here. Best of all, it’s located in the heart of the transport hub in Taipei. 🙂

Here’s a photo essay of our stay in Palais De Chine…

PALAIS de CHINE Hotel Taipei 
No. 3 Sec. 1 Chengde Road Taipei 103 Taiwan, R.O.C.
Telephone: +886 2 2181-9999 
Email: [email protected] 

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Palais de Chine is located at the corner of Chengde Road and Civic Boulevard.

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It’s situated in the same vicinity as the Q Square Mall and Taipei Bus Station. 

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It’s minutes away from the Taipei Main MRT Station. It’s also near the Taiwan Railway, Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR), and soon, the Tao Yuan International Airport MRT. 🙂

 

CONCIERGE (Ground Floor)

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A horse made from 100-year old wood with real hair welcomes you by the entrance to invoke your sense of travel and adventure.

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There are 17 floors in total, with the main lobby on the 6th, and the executive floors from the 14th to 17th.

 

MAIN LOBBY RECEPTION (6th Floor) 

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The main reception is inspired by the cobblestone halls of a European castle, with a time-worn look and aged mirrors.

 

LE ROTISSERIE: Grilled Steak & Semi-Buffet (6th Floor)

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Le Rotisserie is the main restaurant, known for its roast + grilling + semi-buffet lunch/dinner. This is where breakfast is also served.

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The ceiling is adorned with circular mirrors in cloud-like formations.  The mood is dark but elegant.

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The buffet is a visual feast with carefully packaged food, colorfully presented to stimulate the appetite.

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The seafood spread invites you to feast on the fresh catch of the day.

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The sushi and sashimi bar is one of the highlights of the buffet.

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The chocolate dessert spread is hard to resist.

 

LE BAR: COCKTAIL & THAI BBQ (6th Floor)

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Le Bar is probably the only bright area of the hotel, with an al fresco setting for sunset cocktails and Thai BBQ. 

 

ROOM 1207 Superior Room (12th Guestroom Floor)

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Upon entering your room, you are welcomed by a deconstructed toilet with an oval shaped bathtub, and art nouveau mirrors.

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The bed and pillows are very soft and a delight to sleep on. Forget the TV and just savor the tranquility of the room.

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I love a big study table where you can work comfortably on your computer and still have enough space for your files. 

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This bathtub would be perfectly romantic with the right partner.

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Love the subtle fragrance of the toilet amenities and their well-crafted packaging and presentation.

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The highlight of my stay is the high-tech Japanese throne, with heated seats and automatic washer.

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It’s fun just wearing a bathrobe and taking the time to indulge in a nice bath and freshen up in style.

 

ROOM 1421 Executive Suite (14th Executive Floor)

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Our host showed us the executive area on the 14th floor. There are different featured artwork per floor.

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The bookshelf near the room’s entrance with a mix of wood and steel shelves.

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The suite’s roomy sala.

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King bed and a large study table.

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The elegant and spacious bathroom, with stand-alone bathtub — just like the ones you see in the movies.

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Each detail of the room is thoughtfully put together for the pleasure of the guest.

  

LE PALAIS: Cantonese & Dim Sum Restaurant (17th Floor)

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The Cantonese Restaurant on the 17th floor feels like a Noble Chinese home.

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I love the fusion of Chinese and European styles. I regret not having tried the food.

 

VITE GYM (17th Floor)

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Vite is French for fast, quickly, soon.

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The ROM time machine is the most efficient (and expensive) exercise trainer in the world, exclusively available in the hotel.

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Eight minutes on the ROM is equivalent to a 45 minutes of aerobic exercise. Best to schedule with a trainer a day before if you want to use it.

 

PALAIS DE CHINE BREAKFAST

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I would have to agree that they have “the best Chinese and Western Breakfast buffet in Taipei”. 🙂

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When in Taipei, eat breakfast like the Taiwanese do.

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Taiwanese breakfast is healthy, starting with Taiwanese Rice Congee…

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…with toppings of vegetables, meat floss, egg, and shellfish.

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You can add sausages and bacon for a fusion breakfast.

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I personally like to add Japanese toppings such as seaweed and furikake.

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Breakfast includes a fresh selection of vegetables for salad…

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…delicious fruits…

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…and a good curated selection of cheese, nuts, and preserved fruits.

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You can have yogurt in cute bottles with your desired jam toppings.

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A wide selection of milk and cereals…

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…pancakes with wild honey…

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Various yummy French breads.

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You can also indulge in the different juices available.

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This Japanese mini-bites section with dilis and scallops is also a winner.

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You can try the Japanese handmade rice balls, but most Asians prefer the plain rice.

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On other days, try the clay oven rolls for a different breakfast experience. 

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You pair the rolls with western style beef stew.

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If you’re feeling adventurous, try the tea eggs…

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…or the laksa for a spicy kick to your breakfast.

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There’s also a meat carving station…

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…and a limited basket of dimsum.

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We all looked forward to our breakfast and made sure we alloted sufficient time (60-90 minutes) to enjoy the buffet.

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I love the East x West Ambiance, the pampered rooms, the Chinese x Japanese x European yummy breakfast, and the ROM Exercise trainer in the Vite Gym.

While it’s indeed romantic at night, it can get a bit dark and gloomy during the day.

Thanks to Palais de Chine for our awesome accomodations in Taipei!

PALAIS de CHINE Hotel Taipei
No. 3 Sec. 1 Chengde Road Taipei 103 Taiwan, R.O.C.
Telephone: +886 2 2181-9999 
Email: [email protected] 
Websitehttp://www.palaisdechinehotel.com/

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Room Tariff Rates:

Superior Room – NT$13,000
Deluxe Room – NT$14,000
Family Twin – NT$18,000
Executive Superior – NT$16,000
Executive Deluxe – NT$17,000
Junior Suite – NT$20,000
Executive Suite – NT$23,000

Trip Advisor Review: Palais de Chine 

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Live an Awesome Life,

Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: Our Taiwan Fam Trip last June 2014 was courtesy of the Taiwan Visitor’s Bureau, Eva Air, and Jeron Travel. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

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P.S. This is best for a romantic escape to Taipei or if you just want a pampered stay in Taiwan.