As Japanese hotel chain Mitsui Garden Hotel’s first location outside of Japan, MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao offers visitors to the vibrant capital city an oasis of serenity. The central location is ideal for both tourism and business travelers and offers guests space to cozily unwind – be it in the lounge, bar, spacious rooms or the large public baths overlooking the city.
The well-staffed lobby enjoys plentiful natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows and the muted earth-toned décor provides a quiet, calm feeling despite the bustling city immediately outside. Upon heading towards the elevators, guests are greeted by a giant projection of the acclaimed Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above film by Chi Po Lin, the aerial shots providing the first nod of many to the appreciation of the country’s natural beauty.
On each floor, directly by the elevators, there is original artwork by modern local artists and the theme continues in the guest rooms. Natural light has played a large part in the design of the hotel, and each room also boasts floor-to-ceiling windows layered with light gauze curtains (with blackout curtains for comfortable sleeping). The well-appointed rooms have pleasant color schemes, with hand-woven art created by Indigenous artists over the beds. The standard issue white hotel linens are also lifted by Indigenous weave patterned bed runners in cool earth tones. The rooms are a comfortable size with glass-partitioned ensuites. A privacy curtain is available to shield bathers from the room.
All rooms are equipped with Japanese washlet style toilets (with English translations of the various functions) and rainfall showerheads. The Deluxe rooms have bathtubs with a sachet of Japanese Onsen bath salts to enhance your soak. You’ll also find complimentary pajamas, sachets of Taiwanese tea and a Japanese tea set. Take seat on the lounge chairs or chaise lounge (Deluxe rooms) to relax and while away the time flicking through the special National Geographic issue on the film displayed in the lobby (Mandarin Chinese only) and a photography book of Taiwanese mountains. When it’s time for bed, you’ll find one-touch bedside lighting controls, including relaxation mode, and international converter sockets so you can plug your phone straight into the wall.