|Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):|
Taipei I would say Grand Hyatt Taipei. Bangkok-Mandarin Oriental Bangkok.
|Quoting Luxair (Reply 3):|
if you prefer it more adventurious/authentic than better opt for the Nana Hotel
|Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):|
If you're a backpacker on a budget, the best hotel I can recommend in he Khaosan backpacker ghetto is the Erawan House. They have windows that close all the way and a cold air conditioner. Ideal to keep the mosquitoes out.
|Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 1):|
I am in Taipei right now. Grand Hyatt is pretty run down now. Certainly not a great hotel but there are no "great" hotels in Taipei. There is a new Hotel Okura that I would rate ahead of Grand Hyatt.
|Quoting SIA747Megatop (Reply 9):|
The GH Taipei is not very good. I far prefer the W and this is coming from a Hyatt GP Diamond member. I would say thats's the "hip" place to be right now in TPE, what W isn't?
As for BKK there are many great hotels. Recently opened, The Siam, is fantastic, spent a couple of nights there. The 2 obvious ones are the Mandarin Oriental and The Peninsula which are both great in their own ways but my personal favourites are the St.Regis and Four Seasons. I prefer being at Sukhumvit as I find the river a bit quiet and the St. Regis is modern and fresh.
|Quoting United Airline (Reply 11):|
Personally I prefer the Grand Hyatt Taipei. I am not a big fan of hip style. Stayed at both and was a Hyatt GP diamond before.
Four Seaons Bangkok is superb. Also the Peninsula. I like the MO the most. Very classy.
|Quoting United Airline (Reply 7):|
Really? No great hotel in such a big major rich city?
|Quoting SIA747Megatop (Reply 12):|
The guest rooms at The Pen are nicer than that of the MO IMHO, I do feel the latter has much nicer suites though.
|Quoting SIA747Megatop (Reply 12):|
The GH Taipei whilst comfortable is extremely generic, the hotel lobby and restaurants are nothing special either.
|Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 13):|
It's an odd thing. We did a study on Taipei a while back as we were considering an expansion into that market. (I am in the hotel business....sort of). The city is driven largely off the corporate market which has been in decline, therefore limiting the investment over the last 15 years. The bulk of the leisure market is 3 star.
The large supply of guest houses, a favourite with domestic travellers, also doesnt help
We ourselves chose not to proceed with our own investment there, as it seemed patchy to us.
So no, in terms o "great" hotels, there are none. Some decent enough ones though, such as what has already been mentioned
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