Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, lives with the memories of Sun Yat-Sen and Chian Kai-Shek, the founders of the Republic of China. In the recent time, this north Asian metropolis has been drawing attention as a hotspot of the tourism circuit. Taipei has a welcoming ambience, ultra modern infrastructure to showcase the nation’s history and cosmopolitan culture. To meet the growth in tourism and the needs of business travellers, the city has plenty of good accommodation options. Five-star hotel, Hotel Éclat, is one such option that is appealing to travellers.
Where is Hotel Eclat?
Convenient location in the heart of trendy and fashionable Da-an district is a great plus of this gracious boutique property listed as a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Most of Taipei’s touristy attractions are nearby. The energetic can easily walk up to the iconic Taipei101 tower and the surrounding shopping and eating quarter.
Although taxis in Taipei are cheap and easily available at the hotel’s entrance, using the city’s underground metro railway system from the nearby Da-an station is also a great option to travel around the city.
First Impressions of Hotel Eclat
As soon as you enter the lobby, you’ll be immediately struck by the presence of many priceless sculptures.
Artwork of eastern and western contemporary artists adorn the reception area, lobby and Éclat Lounge.
The lounge is the hotel’s only eating and drinking venue.
What are the rooms like at Hotel Eclat?
With 60 well-appointed rooms, the hotel is not too small that you would feel lonely and not too big either.
All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art luxury fittings and amenities from large LCD television, Bang & Olufsen music system to Nespresso coffee machines, Montblanc desk sets and pens, Philippe Starck desk chairs and Riedel glassware.
The mini bar fridge is stocked with soft drinks, beer and snacks. These are included in the price of the room but wine, whiskey and cognac are stored in a separate glass cabinet and have a price tag attached.
Quality art is present in every room featuring an original painting of famous contemporary artist Tang Yuen Hei.
The staff provides impressive customer service. You will feel like you’re staying in a lovely hotel that is a home away from home.
Sandip Hor was a guest of Hotel Eclat and Nexus Holidays
Hotel Eclat is a luxury boutique hotel in vibrant Taipei. The hotel is located at 370, Sec1, Dunhua S Road, Da-an District Taipei (Phone: +886-2-2784 8888).
Getting to Taipei
Taxis are available, although it’s best to use the underground metro railway system. You can purchase day passes for unlimited travel on the metro from vending machines at all stations.
Places to visit in Taipei
Visit Taipei’s iconic landmarks, including visiting the National Palace Museum, National History Museum, Martyrs Shrine, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial and Longshan Temple.
Shillin Night Market is also an interesting spot to wander around.
One of the best day trips from Taipei is the beautiful Shifen waterfall.