Landis Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

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Landis Taipei Hotel, Taipei China street/mailing addressAddress: No.41 Min Chuan East Road,Section 2
4.555555
Average: 4.6 (45 votes)
Ranked #9 out of 184 in Taipei
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10/03/2009
5

SUperb hotel with outstanding service. Unfortunately about 15 - 20 minutes by a very cheap taxi ride to most places of interest to business people and tourists. Otherwise really hospitable staff at all times and a really good restaurant, would be happy to return here.

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10/02/2009
5
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08/11/2009
1

I found a good rate on the internet and completed the booking with credit card, only told later that I do not qualify for that rate not being a Taiwanese national.

They charge additional 50%!! What a rip-off.

With that price, there are lots of better hotel in Taipei.

Not a bad hotel, but facilities are outdated.

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07/26/2009
5

This was our first stay at the Landis in Taipei and it was outstanding. During our holiday we stayed at the Landis for 6 nights mainly because of its positive reviews on Trip Advisor. The hotel staff were incredibly service oriented, friendly, genuine and eager to assist. As it was our first holiday in Taiwan they gave us recommendations on places to visit, restaurants, tours and even wrote all the details/ directions in Mandarin for us (as cab drivers do not read or speak English). It is very difficult to remember everyone’s name but Linda and Casper were especially helpful. I can say without a doubt that the staff of Landis were genuinely friendly, always willing to help and consistently ensured that we received personalized attention (they knew what type of tea I drank on a daily basis and even escorted us to restaurants). And never once did I feel pressured to tip every time I requested assistance.

Location wise was not a negative in our books as it is rather inexpensive to take a cab in Taipei. The nearest MRT station is about 15 minutes walking from the hotel...but why walk when you can easily hop in a cab for less than $5USD. Additionally, there are several mini marts in the area so it was rather convenient to grab snacks and drinks at all times.

Whilst the hotel is not overly ornate or ultra luxurious, it is very comfortable and has all the amenities that we required. The rooms were modern and reasonably sized, the queen sized bed was very comfortable, free high speed internet in the rooms, lovely bathroom products, nice bathroom and adequate English speaking channels on television. I ordered room service on one occasion and the food was delicious. It is definitely worth getting the accommodation package that includes the breakfast buffet as it was delicious and very extensive as the hotel catered to Western, Chinese and Japanese guests. Additionally, I would also recommend the gym on the top floor – definitely one of the best hotel gyms we’ve ever used (and we’ve used many around the world).

I have no doubt that if we return to Taipei on a future trip we would not hesitate to stay at the Landis because of the aforementioned reasons.

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07/26/2009
4

We stayed in a corner suite of the Landis Taipei in July 2009 for 4 nights. Overall, we were very satisfied with the hotel, for the following reasons:

-The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful at all times without being too much

-The hotel offers good deals with free English newspaper, breakfast buffet, access to the gym, a fruit platter every day and use of the business center

-Our room was very big and quiet with a nice big bathroom

However, I could not help but think that this hotel probably saw its heyday some years back and is increasingly living on its reputation and great staff. The room we had was clean and comfortable, but it showed that it has been several years since the rooms were refurbished. The bathtub was rather small and not very deep for such a big bathroom, the tv was old and some of the furniture seemed home made.

We ate in the restaurant Paris 1930 which is supposedly the best French restaurant in Taiwan. While the food was not bad at all, it did not live up to our expectations for a great French meal and particularly the main courses were small compared to how advanced they were to make. Similarly, the breakfast was nice with a wide selection, but not at all the near the best 5 star hotel breakfast, I've had.

However, with all the criticism, we truly enjoyed our stay at the Landis Taipei, primarily because of the staff and the great value for money and convenience and cozyness of the big room we had. Definitely recommended, but if you can afford a bit more, probably looking for a hotel closer to the 101 building is advisable, such as the Shanri-La or Hyatt.

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07/16/2009
5
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06/07/2009
5

My friend and I booked the Landis Taipei by phone from Bangkok because we didn't know any hotels in Taiwan. We had no idea what it would be like. When we arrived, it was a wonderful surprise to be welcomed by extremely friendly and competent staff. Check-in was a pleasure, our room was a clean, modern, elegant mini-suite. Everything was perfect. What must be one of the best vegetarian restaurants of the world, is just 30 meters away. We were so impressed with the friendliness and help from the staff, that we stayed in Landis hotels whenever we could during our stay in Taiwan. This made our first trip in this Chinese-speaking country very easy. Landis staff booked the trains for us, tables in the best restaurants and cars to the our next destination. "Service mentality" seems to be second nature to all Landis staff in all Landis properties. They made our stay in Taiwan a pleasure. They helped genuinely and always with a smile. Thank you very much.

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05/31/2009
5

Apart from the outstanding installations (I particularly recommend the health club on top floor) the staff is worth a mention. Some remarkably friendly English speaking willing to help at all times. In spite of its location, definetly worth the money.

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05/26/2009
3

Okay business hotel, value for your money...great foot massage place close by which is open 24 hours. The staff understands english and is able to comunicate back so that is a very big plus point out here...

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04/22/2009
5
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04/22/2009
4

This was my first trip to Taipei. The Hotel seemed very modest at the entrance but I was really impressed by the service attitude of the hotel staff. The attendants took pains to personally take you to the room and explain all the amenities. Room was very nicely done with lot of attention to detail. Overall they stay was very comfortable. They had prepared special and customized stationery for me. Internet was free and even international call rates from the hotel room were very reasonable. I paid around $ 130 per night incl breakfast which was very economical.

Look forward to visiting the hotel again.

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03/31/2009
5
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11/20/2008
5

Although this is mainly a business hotel we stayed there for a weeks holiday in October.The service was outstanding and very polite.We were addressed by our names every time we left or returned to the hotel. The General Manager took the time to have some chicken broth made for me when i arrived with a bad cold.The breakfast buffet was excellent and the de-luxe room very large and comfortable. We did not find the situation of the hotel a problem at all and we travelled around the city quite a lot.

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11/15/2008
3

What a shame to have such wonderful personnel in such a disappointing property. I really wanted to be able to write a glowing review because every hotel employee I encountered was sincerely warm and friendly and so eager to please. But, given that the hotel has so many drawbacks, I just cannot.

The Deluxe rooms are really mini-suites, with separate living and bedrooms. A great idea but the beds, which are advertised as queen-sized, are in fact double beds that could never sleep two adults comfortably (unless niether of you moved during the night). To make this worse, the mattresses have not been updated and so are quite hard.

The old-fashioned bathrooms have a separate bath and (small) shower stall but a toilet from the 70's (the ones with the plunge handle and whose covers have to be closed when flushing or risk the bathroom being sprayed).

The rooms have 2 flat-screen TV's but the choice of English-language programming is disappointing (only 2 entertainment stations in addition to the usual news and sports choices).

One of the biggest disappointments was the fitness center. Located on the (covered) roof of the hotel, it has some older cardio machines and practically no weight training equipment. There are overhead fans but I had to ask for the cold air blowers to be turned on (!). Very sad indeed.

On the brighter side, internet access is complimentary and the food at breakfast wasn't bad (again, the service was excellent).

The Landis should take advantage of its 5-star staff and give this hotel a 5-star renovation to go with it.

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11/07/2008
2

Actually my company booked me in. And I have to say, disappointing for a 5, even for a 3 star hotel.

Location:

It is 20 minutes by taxi from city center, and about 1 hour from the airport. If you like to use public transport, you could walk to the metro system, which is closest 20 minutes walk! - or take a bus, which is not recommendable if you do not speak chinese, or do not know the street names for your bus stop! All other 5 star hotels have a metro station very close by.

Facilities & Room:

The fitness club is free of charge, which is good, but it seems the only 5 star hotel in Taipei without a swimming pool! the hotels explaination is: "Because we are a business hotel" - as that girl in front office told me with a smile - I didn't reply anything to her, because all other business hotels in Taipei actually do have a swimming pool.

Service:

Generally great service, and also very friendly, especially helpful staff Minna and the one foreign guy who's employed there. They can give you good tips on how to use the public transport and also locations and restaurants!

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10/13/2008
5

Stayed with my partner on two occasions in August 2008. From the moment we arrived to the time we departed, we were treated with utmost courtesy and warmth.

Arriving in the beautiful 1930s Art Deco-styled lobby, we were able to sit down at the desk while we checked in. Check-in was smooth and swift, and we were escorted to our room by the staff member who checked us in. Upon entering the room, we realised we had been upgraded to a beautiful suite. Our room had a separate living room with desk, couch and flat-screen TV; a separate bedroom with heavenly comfortable bed and another flat-screen TV, connected to a superb marble bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and separate wardrobe and luggage storage area. As LHW members, we were also given welcome gifts on each stay.

We had complimentary internet access, which was speedy and problem-free. I used the business centre in the lobby once to print something out, and was not charged for this. Room rates were also very reasonable-- look for internet specials through the hotel's website.

Our room rate included breakfast downstairs, which was a nice spread of western and Asian items. We didn't dine in the hotel aside from breakfast. As the hotel's main restaurant is a French one, room service selections featured more European items than Asian, but was very affordable. For guests departing for early morning flights, the hotel kindly provides a breakfast snack box, comprising of sandwiches, salad and juice. What a nice touch. Both our departures were terribly early ones, and on the second return we decided to eschew the snack box and eat room service breakfast, which was delivered precisely at our requested time.

I found the location fine. As taxis are so inexpnsive, we travelled to and from the hotel by taxi. From the hotel to Taipei Station it's only about 130TWD, or only around US$4 at the time of our stay. Vegetarians, note that there is a Taiwanese vegetarian restaurant a few doors down from the hotel. Also, the airport limousine bus stops close to the hotel, from the second stop walk towards the main intersection, turn left and it's a few metres down.

Aside from the beautiful, tasteful and very comfortable rooms, the most delightful thing about this property is the service. Never obtrusive, always genuine, we were made to feel welcome at all times. As a young traveller, I have sometimes encountered hostility or surprise when staying at a five-star hotel by staff who must expect only businessmen, but encountered none of this at the Landis. Staff are true professionals who are also multilingual, proficient in at least Japanese, Mandarin and English.

I haven't enjoyed a hotel like this in a long time. Already I'm trying to devise a way to come back to wonderful Taipei, of course so I can stay at the Landis! What a special property. Highly recommended.

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10/07/2008
5

Great hotel experience and customer service. On our first day, we came a little earlier but they let us check-in earlier at no extra charge. On our third day, we returned to our room to leave our things and went out to eat. When we came back, we observed that our bed is made once again, trash can emptied, and bathroom cleaned - impressive. Going in and out of the hotel, you will be greeted by happy faces that can brighten your day.

One thing I did not like about this is its location because it's a 15-minute walk to the nearest MRT station. But since there are other modes of transportation so we opted to use the taxi or bus.

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09/21/2008
5

This hotel undoubtedly has the best customer service I have ever experienced. During my journey there I was laidover in Tokyo due to a typhoon and arrived a day late. My wife wrote to tell them of the delay and received a very rapid response from the manager not to worry, that they would save my reservation and keep her informed of any situational change, which they did promptly. At no charge for the missed night I might add. When I finally did arrive, they immediately gave me the message to contact my wife to allay her concerns and let her know I had made it ok. I had left the US right after Hurricane Ike so to fly into a typhoon was disconcerting for her to say the least. When I finally did arrive, the staff was cheerful, gracious, courteous and helpful in every possible way. They went out of their way to ensure my every wish was fulfilled. I was always greeted by name and asked if there was anythng at all they could do for me. Such professionalism by every single member of the staff I had contact wih from the doorman to housekeeping to the restraunt personnel I have never experienced by every single person I encountered. I was checked in personally by Peggy Huang, Senior Guest Relation Manager. Since it was on the last night of a business trip, I hadn't had the opportunity to see any of Taipei and she enthusiastically encouraged me to use my last few hours to see a few sights. Her friendly enthusiam convinced me to go see Taipei 101. It was well worth the short cab ride. Amazing building. A must see if you are in Taipei. I only had the chance to eat in their Brasserie restraunt for the included buffet breakfast and dinner but the food was delicious, well priced, plentiful, and again, the staff showed the utmost friendliness and professionalism. The room was well appointed and spotless. The bathroom amenities were first class and substantial. A large tub with supplied bath salts made for a luxurious soak to relax my weary body and prepare me for a most comfortable bed and a wonderful nights sleep. I used the hotel airport transportation service and was not disappointed in any way. The driver was prompt, accommodating and wasted no time to or from the airport yet at the same time, a very good, smooth, safe driver. Another first class professional. I also took advantage of the concierge service to book my reservation on the high speed rail to Koahsiun. Another home run. Usually during most stays at a hotel, there is something, even if minor that can be a bit troublesome in some way. There was never a hint of anything even remotely awry with any part of my visit. I can not say enough what a great place the Landis Hotel Taipei is to stay. My apologies for the long winded review but the Landis, in my experience, deserves every word of praise.

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09/04/2008
5

Just returned from Taipei and I just can't wait to rate this property!

I was there for 2 nights. Got a cab from the Taipei Main Station to the hotel, costing only NT 130. Easy easy.

First off. Location is a vital part of a hotel, unfortunately, it's not even close to neither the Minquan West Road nor the Zhongshan Junior High School. I tried walking back from the Zhongshan jr high, having to carry loads of souvenirs, made it half way (like 10 mins), then jumped on the bus (bus ride for 5 mins). The next day I got off the Minquan W Road station after loads of shopping (yes, again), walked back to the hotel within 20 mins, but as tired as a dog. Just imagine.

Well there is an easier way, you could always jump on a bus, but then you have to be crystal clear on which bus & which direction you should head towards. Get the easy card and get access to both buses and the subway, way worth it. NT 400 for usage and NT 100 for deposit, get it either at the subway station or any 7-11 stores. There's one across the hotel, very convenient.

Next. The hotel itself. Looked old, the decor looked like a 4 star hotel, but the service was outstanding. Excellent staffs, always smiling, neat and polite, all of them speaks good English. One minor issue I had was, I was going to meet up a friend for dinner but I would like to walk around the living mall for a bit before that. Friendly staff told me which number (bus) I should get on, so I head across the road for bus number 203, waited for an hour without any approaching, thank goodness I met this girl who told me the stop had been moved due to road construction (there was a notice on the board, but I could read chinese - yes it's only in chinese. Wasn't 100% happy with that.

The room. The girl who checked me in showed me the deluxe and the superior room types as I was asking for an upgrade, but decided to take the standard room as I won't be around much. Bed is comfortable, although I find the pillow way too soft. Everything's in good condition, apparently they refurbished the rooms so.... if only the telly could move it would've been perfect - I could barely watch the telly when I was at the working desk, I had to use my muscle to turn the telly towards it!

All in all, great hotel, service is definitely better than the other 5 star I've stayed in last year, would love to stay here again for future visits!

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07/06/2008
5

My wife and I spent six nights in the Landis this June. We arrived in Taiwan on a Saturday night, moved on to Hsinchu for Sunday and Monday night, and then returned to the Landid for Tuesday through Saturday nights. We booked an executive suite, but were upgraded to a corner suite for the first night.

The Landis is an outstanding hotel; we had exceptional service in every respect. Mina at the concierge desk was a tremendous help. She suggested that we see TaipeiEye which was a great introduction to Chinese opera. She also helped us considerably with booking restaurants and day trips. The safe in our room was too small for my widescreen laptop, so they brought us a new safe!

The hotel has a top notch Chinese restaurant in the basement; we had lunch there twice. The breakfast buffet had a wide range of Japanese, Chinese, and Western items. The executive suite was the perfect haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. Unless you plan to entertain guests, there really is little payoff (other than a larger bathroom) for spending the extra amount for the corner suite.

We found the location to be quite satisfactory. There are a number of good restaurants within 10 minutes walk. The nearest subway stop is 15 minutes away, but we bought passes that gave us unlimited bus and subway travel and the bus trip to the subway and back is just a few minutes.

We greatly enjoyed our visit to Taiwan. If we ever return, we will certainly stay at the Landis again.

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05/26/2008
2

My husband, 9 month old son and stayed at the Landis this past weekend. A car service picked us up from the airport and about 40 minutes later we arrived at the Landis. The staff was very professional and friendly as soon as they opened the car doors.

The breakfast at La Brassiere was filling and recommended.

However, for us the location was a big bummer. If you are the type of traveler who likes to go out grab some food from the local market and make some meals in the room, this is not the hotel. Since we are now traveling with a small child for the first time, it would have been much better to be walking distance to a market or some place to grab a quick meal (not a sit down).

I went off of TripAdvisor to make the reservations. Everything was great - except the location for a fam with small travelers.

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05/22/2008
5

It was our 2nd stay at the Landis Taipei and my husband and I both felt like we were "coming home" as we entered the welcoming lobby and warm service of the Landis. We were picked up at the airport by the Landis car service and the driver was so accommodating and courteous. We didn't touch one single piece of luggage as he and another gentleman helped us load everything and ushered us into a beautiful BMW sedan with fresh water bottles ready to refresh us on our drive into Taipei.

Our check-in was smooth and the room was fresh, clean and like a welcome respite after our LONG flight from San Francisco. We were in a supreme room which we didn't find to be small at all. We had 3 pieces of large luggage which we tucked into a corner and it left us a lot of room to move around. We had requested a softer mattress when making the reservation and the bed was PERFECT!... The wonderful linens and duvet were luxurious and comfortable. Our morning breakfast was always good and the service was outstanding! We were always greeted by name each morning and it was so nice to be recognized immediately each day.

They have a lovely bakery on the lobby level that sells the most wonderful breads and pastries. It was my afternoon ritual to get a pumpkin bun and enjoy it with a cup of coffee. We are already missing Taipei and most of all, missing the wonderful Landis. We are already planning our next visit and the Landis will again be our home away from home.

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05/01/2008
4

If your looking for great hotel service this is the place to be. At every stage and every level the staff could not do enough for you.

We chose this hotel because it was rated 1 for Taipei and we were not disappointed. The room was compact but immaculate.

It is a little off the tourist route and you do have about a 15-20 minute walk to the nearest MRT but once on the train moving around the city was easy enough.

We booked bed and breakfast and when we thought we would have to leave before breakfast were offered a breakfast box.

The hotel was not overpriced and the food both at breakfast and in the brasserie was good.

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02/24/2008
5

I was in Taipei for a 2 day business trip. After seeing Landis hotel listed as #1 here, I was curious enough to give it a try. Landis is a small hotel right in the middle of Taipei city. It is not near any shopping malls but is a stone throw away from a Jilin Road, a road famous from all the small eateries. So if you are going to meetings or sightseeing, this is a good location.

First, let me list the weak point of this hotel. It is over 30 years old and the rooms are not big. The decor is only adequate. However, this is the extend of the weakness!! When I checked in, I was greeted by the warmest bellman and front office guy. The doorman, an older gentlemen in full costume was friendly, efficient and warm. He has obviously been in this job for a long time and it seems like the front door is his domain and he protects it with pride. This “warmness” was carried on throughout my stay; every requested was carried out with the fullest attention!

Although the room was a little small, it was more than compensated by the amenities and attention to details; free internet, great rainforest shower, comfortable bed and pillows, a study chair that is not design to frighten you when you sit in it, a DVD player, good lighting arrangement. I had breakfast and a early evening meeting in their Brasseries and was impressed again by the Chesterfield style décor and good service. It is the small things that make you appreciate the hotel.

The Landis reminds me of the old Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. If you are looking for a glamorous hotel in Taipei, this may not be the one for you. If you prefer a good base to go out for business or sightseeing, a friendly face to come back to and a very comfortable stay, I highly recommend this lovely gem.

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02/21/2008
5

This is my second stay at the Landis Taipei. The first visit was in a standard room and this most recent visit was in an executive suite.

The staff at this hotel are very welcoming. The lobby is practially overrun with doormen, bellboys, porters etc all of whom are extremely obliging. Although the hotel has many goodpoints I think the way the staff make you feel welcome is a highlight.

As for the rooms both the standard and the suite are good but the suite wins for being bigger and more comfortable. The suite was located on the side of the hotel, on a quiet street overlooking a park. The living area was a good size with a comfortable lounge setting in addition to the desk. The bedroom has a dressing table and mirror as well as another TV with DVD Player. There is a large walk in robe and a decent sized bathroom.

The standard room, which is pretty good really, is much more modern in its styling and it seems that these are at the front of the hotel which has a little more street noise.

The buffet breakfast has plenty of choice with both western and japanese/taiwanese style options. The only disappointment is that they seem to have switched to tea bags instead of leaf tea. The afternoon tea, served in the same restaurant, was a pleasant surprise. It would perhaps more accurately described as a high tea with a small cup of soup, a 3 tier stand of savoury and sweets and then another dish to finish. It was quite generous so I wouldn't order it if you had plans to go out somewhere for dinner. I'm not sure how much it cost as it was included in our package.

Of course I must acknowledge that the Landis is not really in the best or most fashionable location in Taipei. You can get around easily enough by taxi but it's not the same as being right in the middle of things.

In any event I would choose this hotel everytime regardless of any slight inconvenience caused by its location. I always feel like i am coming home when I arrive at the Landis.

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01/16/2008
5

Landis provides butler service and the check in is simple and quick. The working desk in the room in simple and neat with free High speed Internet. The chair is comfortable and provides back support. The concierge is very helpful and courteous. They make me feel like home.

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01/05/2008
4

The charges for this quaint, little hotel are not low. Except for the fact that it does not have a huge gym and a swimming pool, I think the hotel lives up to its standard as a major 5-star outfit in one of Asia's most exciting cities.

My only complaint -- a minor one -- is that the "walking" distance to the metro station is REALLY long, at least 20 minutes for a brisk walk and maybe 30 minutes for a stroll. Pollution in Taipei is significant and I must say the walk to the station was not a pleasant one.

Otherwise, the Landis really lives up to its reputation as a hotel with excellent and personalised service. I was there on holiday, but just in case I needed namecards, they printed out temporary name cards and my own stationery (personalised paper and pens) during my stay. Of course, there was no need to, but that touch of personal service is REALLY outstanding. In fact, this is the FIRST time in all my travels that a hotel had done such a thing for me.

The room was a bit on the small side, but that did not bother me. There was no separate shower but the decor -- obviously updated with renovations -- was chic and bordered on modernistic Art Deco style, with hints of Art Nouveau style (see golden "canopy" over the bed and the furniture).

As I was on holiday, I slept late most days and missed breakfast. I did not eat at any of the restaurants although the French bistrot was highly recommended by my Taiwanese friends.

The bed was comfortable, the amenities in the bathroom more than adequate and the tub deep enough for you to soak in with the bath salts provided.

The TV was so-so, with the usual stuff geared towards the business traveller. I did not see much of entertainment channels though, a surprise to me as Taiwanese local TV actually has lots of entertainment-centred channels which can be of very high quality.

The service and attitude displayed by the bellboys were of a very high standard I must say. Many of them proved to be highly informative and knowledgeable in their recommendation for taxis, airport transfer and late-night eats. As I was in Taipei over the New Year, these boys also had good recommendations for where to party for the countdown to 2008.

All in all, this stay was a highly satisfying one. If one can get preferential rates via Taiwanese friends, I think this hotel will be a good choice for business travel. As for a holiday, well, I may choose to try out other hotels but that doesn't mean I dislike the Landis.

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01/01/2008
5

Our stay at Landis was definitely a highlight of our week-long trip to Taipei. The staff is extremely courteous and accommodating. Exchanging money was very hassle-free. If you were to exchange money at a bank, they don't always accept older US bills, and the rate is not even that much better. But Landis accepted any and all types of US bills and exchanged it without any hassle.

The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. We had corner suites, and the sitting areas worked out tremendously when relatives came to visit. The mattresses may seem really firm according to US standards, but I thought they were really comfortable.

The complimentary buffet breakfast was delicious and had a lot of variety, including both Chinese and Western breakfast items. Towards the end of our stay, the wait staff during breakfast even remembered my beverage choices!

The rooftop health center was very clean and included flat screen TVs, fresh towels and bottled water.

We will definitely stay at Landis again.

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12/27/2007
5

Our holiday to Taiwan started off badly when Thai Airways lost our luggage, and then afforded us an indifferent service in trying to find and return our luggage at the soonest possible time.

Fortunately we booked ourselves into Landis Taipei. The staffs there, in particular Simon Hsieh and Wendy Huang, went all out in helping us pleading and cajoling the unsympathetic staffs at Thai Airways to help us.

The same unfailing standard of personal service extends to any other requests we may have. For example, I don't speak Mandarin (and not many people in Taipei speak English, a sad fact of life). So it is difficult to find the location of stores which are not located on the main streets. The staff at Landis Taipei called the proprietor, received direction and then instructed the taxi driver so clearly that I got to my destination with minimum fuss.

The room itself is impeccable; we really like the DVD player and the hard bed mattress, the hotel location is convenient and the hotel's French restaurant is listed by Lonely Planet as one of the best in Taipei.

We've stayed at many 4- and 5-star hotels in Asia, Europe and the US but Landis Taipei easily takes the top spot for personal service.

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12/19/2007
5

If I am to visit Taipei again, Landis Hotel will be the ultimate choice...the service of the staffs, the rooms, the food, they are simply beyond normal words.....Every staff is so helpful,they go all their way to help any request which you have, the room is just so comfortable and beautiful, the breakfast spread is just simply wonderful!!!!!! I am really impressed by everything from Landis, this is the no. 1 choice of hotel!

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11/24/2007
5

I arrived, well actually almost staggered, off the plane from Canada, and was treated with unfailing courtesy and kindness from the Landis employees. This is a fabulous hotel, with excellent rooms, comfortable beds, and caring staff. The room was upgraded to a suite, and it was really fab, the nicest room I've ever stayed in. And so comfortable in every way.

I also enjoyed the included breakfast. There's a great selection there. The hostess remembered my name on the second morning. I was impressed. I ate dinner in the downstairs Chinese restaurant, and was also treated very well, and enjoyed my meal very much.

Highly recommended.

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08/09/2007
5

There is not much to say: Landis is excellent in most aspects. The staff goes out of their way to be friendly and one doesn't get the impression that it is just a professional facade.

It is hard for me to think of something negative with Landis and the only thing that pops into my mind is that it takes a while to walk to the closest MRT, though you could always catch a cab.

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04/16/2007
5

The Landis in Taipei is a very nice modern clean "art deco" style hotel located in downtown Taipei. The greatest thing about this hotel is the quality of the staff. At checkin you are invited to sit down at a comfortable desk where you are treated in VIP style all the way. Your checkin person will then escort you to your room where they explain room conveniences and anything else you need to know. As amazing as it may sound, the hotel has a policy of learning the guests' names. Breakfast is included with the room and on most days we were greeted by name on sight. Even the ladies bussing the tables spoke to us by name in respectible English. It's hard to overstate just how welcome this makes you feel in a foreign country. The room rates were in line with other Taipei hotels, and the restaurants were quite good. All in all it's a great hotel.

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04/07/2007
5

We can only use superlatives to describe this #1 rated hotel. Although we have never stayed elsewhere in Taipei, we cannot imagine a hotel that could match the level of service we experienced here. It was impeccable from our first encounter with bellboys eagerly greeting our cab on arrival, to desk clerks making us comfortable at low tables and chairs as we checked in, to the numerous attentive servers in La Brasserie and Tien Hsiang Lo. Unusual for a hotel, also, was the excellent food we enjoyed in both restaurants. Our rooms were small but comfortable and sleek in the art deco style. We appreciated the fruit that was replenished each day and the discrete turn-down of covers at night with complimentary terry cloth slippers placed beside the bed. Our final view of the hotel was from a cab to the airport at 5 a.m. with two smiling employees fittingly waving us on.

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01/18/2007
5

An excellent hotel. Extremely comfortable and modern room. The staff were the best I have ever known in the hotel business, extremely polite and helpful, nothing is too much bother. The hotel is about a 15-20 minute walk to the underground where a one day pass is about $6. A very comprehensive breakfast is included in the price.

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01/06/2007
5

We stayed at the Landis 25th December 2007 for 9 nights. Very impressed by the level of service from all members of staff. Really felt very comfortable during our stay. 15 minutes walk to the metro, but buses opposite the hotel only take a few minutes. Decent food in the Brasserie, less impressed by the French Restaurant. Quality of ingredients good, flair in the kitchen, service excellent, however not quite up to scratch in serving courses in the correct order. Would most highly recommend this hotel.

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11/26/2006
5

Service at this hotel is outstanding. Not just the usual smiles, but genuine heartfelt desire to please that is so rare these day. From the housekeeping staff, front desk, and the famous bell hop at the front door, the service will blow you away.

Hotel itself is older, yet clean and well appointed. Like other reviewers, arrived to a fantastic suite (having booked a standard room). My guests called me gushing, "Is your room as nice as mine?" Food at the first floor restaurant was outstanding.

Location isn't the best for sightseeing, but you can get anywhere in Taipei by taxi easily and quickly.

For an interesting walk, turn left upon leaving the hotel and walk for 10 minutes or so and you will come to a fantastic taoist temple called XinDeGong. Walk around, soak in the atmosphere. If you're with a Taiwanese friend, ask about getting a blessing (to heal unsettling events) from the older lady attendants in blue dresses.

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10/24/2006
5

Stayed here for 2 nights !

Wow, room was lovely! Had a nice suite which I did not book !!!

Bar and restaurants were great, as were the staff who were very friendly, keen to offer advice and help the lone business traveller !!

Stay here when you are in Tapei, there is nothing better !!

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09/23/2006
5

Had a honor to stay in the presidential suite with my friend, good in general, very business oriented; however the location is not the best place where its located, streets arent pretty, u can see the really local people there; subway is abit further either.

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05/15/2006
5

Stayed several nights and over a weekend.

Excellent reception staff, concierge and bell boys. Standard rooms compact but bed good, bathroom great and TV facilities etc. just fine. Later on I booked a suite which is basically two rooms and was worth the extra particularly since I had late check out. Breakfast is very good and presents the dilemma of not being able to have it all.

I was collected most days and taken elsewheree for business and the advantage here is that the motorways were quite handy so not so long spent in city traffic.

Only 1 meeting room iirc so if you need to conduct any meetings there book it early.

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10/11/2005
4

My third stay in this hotel

This is a very intimate hotel providing good service. doorman very helpful. He would tell and sometimes explain to the cab driver in details where we want to go. Hotel is not close to subway station but a new line with station nearby is under construction

Room is not big but well equipped. Free internet in the lobby. But beware of phone calls to local mobiles. Made 2 calls to local mobiles (total time on the phone is about 10 minutes)and the bill is US$19. Told that calls to local mobiles are taken as long distance calls (the same happened to me in a Bangkok hotel as well)

Breakfast has good selection. The French restaurant is supposed to be good but did not try

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01/04/2005
5

Had a fantastic stay at the Landis, Hotel Limo from Airport was great, room was immaculate and a good size, hotel staff were very professional and courteous. I even had little business cards made up with my name on and the hotel address in English and Mandarin, so the Taxi drivers knew where to go.Would highly recommend it.

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