Nobody fancies being rushed about on a holiday – after my first few trips out of Singapore, I’ve come to realize that the idea of a holiday to me, is being able to wake up anytime I want, and deciding on a whim where to go or at least, be able to shift my plans around leisurely. And spend some time rolling about on the expensive and so-cushy-and-comfy-it-will-swallow-you hotel bed!
For our first night in Taipei, we checked into W Hotel, a 5-Star hotel along Zhongxiao East Road, after a morning spent exploring other parts of Taipei.
I took a look at the Wonderful room we were assigned, and decided there and then that I would spend time luxuriating in that plush environment. (I think my husband guessed that too, because he headed out in the morning to get breakfast while I idled my morning away haha).
Check-in was at Level 10 . It’s also where you can find WooBar, WetBar, the outdoor pool, and The Kitchen Table (dining/breakfast area)!
I could speak in mandarin, but the helpful staff spoke fluent English and check in was fuss-free and quick.
The Wonderful room, which was almost half the size of a 4-room HDB Flat in Singapore at 43sqm, came equipped with many things – a city view from the window, their W Signature bed which was so comfy I fell asleep immediately and almost couldn’t get up.
The dressing area was big and spacious – the bath’s doesn’t have any doors, but if you’re worried about privacy, there’s a sliding door at where the grills are that separates the dressing area and the bed. The lavatory is isolated and has a self warming seat + automated seat cover (which sort of scared the bejeezus out of us when we opened the door to use it)!
Took a walk briefly around the outdoor area on the 10th floor when we came back from dinner!
I don’t have a bathtub back at home, so usually I would bring my own bath bomb when I travel overseas but this time round, I forgot – and I was glad to find WTaipei’s sachet of relaxing bath salts in their provided toiletries!
Other than the bath salt, they also carried BLISS toiletries for their guests’ usage! The citrusy scent from the BLISS products was very welcome and refreshing ;)
Next Morning | 隔天早晨
Had to call concierge twice to request for late check out and also for assistance with the luggage! Hahaha. They were really on time and super helpful – the concierge kept asking if I needed help inside because I sounded like I was struggling with a baby elephant.
Finally made it out of my room at 1pm and met up with the guys at the lobby! JUST HAD TO TAKE AN OOTD at the outdoor area because it’s so beautiful!
Top: Jack Wills Tinsbury Crew in Grey Marle (Singapore outlet in Raffles City)
Bag: LongChamp Le Pilage Cuir
Shoes: Nine West
Accessories: Bvlgari, ASOS Spike & Pearl Stack Rings, Hat in burgundy from Klarra!
I love how the outdoor area of the W Taipei looks so different in the day and at night!
I visited W Singapore, and realized that it smelt familiar – I believe they use the same scent and choice of eclectic decoration for all their hotels around the world – I love such details when it comes to branding – the same fonts, the same elements and bright accent splashes of color (purple lights and red decor!) that bring a very modern and edgy look to their chain of hotels.
Some people may feel that it’s time wasted, but I felt well rested and happy and I think that’s a great mood to start the day! That being said, ever since I came back from Taipei, I’ve been adjusting my sleeping habits and am waking up earlier to get more things done in the day (more about that another time).
Everyone knows that I’m REALLY picky when it comes to lodging – toilets must be clean, beds must be comfy, carpets must not be smelly and such – not too sure if that’s a good or bad thing, haha. But a good night’s sleep is really needed on a vacation. Ample space for luggage. Windows for sunlight to come in. Location, and all! The convenience of W Hotel’s location is really unbeatable – I really should have taken more time walking around that area. More Taipei posts to come! (Gah I’m so anal when it comes to editing photos.)
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P.P.S – All images taken with an Olympus EPL7 ; )