One of the things I love about traveling – besides eating delicious new foods – is getting to stay in awesome accommodations. On my recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan with Natasha from Live Learn Venture, I had an amazing stay at the Hotel Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. As the name suggests, this four-star hotel is conveniently located next to the Taoyuan International Airport. Read on for my Executive Room experience!
I was really impressed by the decor and ambiance in the lobby. It’s very clean and modern-looking with splashes of pink and purple hues. The staff was so welcoming and it was easy to have conversations with them in English. As we made our way up to the top floor for check-in, I had a great feeling for what was yet to come!
The friendly hotel staff greeted us with a delicious grapefruit drink and a cool towel to refresh. Check-in was a breeze and was finished before I could down my drink!
The Executive Rooms are located on the top floor and features one king-sized bed or two twin beds. When I walked into my front-view room, I felt complete bliss. The contemporary-style room is equipped with everything to make my stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, including comfy slippers and a bathrobe. But that’s not all! There was a HUGE plush panda bear awaiting my arrival on the chaise lounge! It was so cute and such a nice added touch to the room.
I could go on for days about how comfortable the bed was. I haven’t slept in a bed that comfortable in a long time. I had felt under the weather prior to arriving in Taiwan so the soft bed and pillows was exactly what my body needed.
I absolutely loved the shower! The pressure was just right and the temperature remained consistent. I took full advantage of the bathtub and drew myself a bubble bath (something that is impossible for me to do in Korea since bathtubs are non-existent in most apartments!). I thought the “smart glass” feature in the shower was pretty neat. With a flick of a switch, I was able to watch TV through the glass. Oh, technology!
Executive Room Benefits
Aside from bunking in an awesome room, there are many benefits to staying on the Executive Room level:
- Exclusive access to the Executive Lounge
- Complimentary buffet breakfast
- Complimentary ‘Happy Hour’ served in the lounge
You can enjoy many of the hotel’s amenities free of charge, including the indoor swimming pool (from 6:30-22:00) and the fitness center (24 hours) – both located on the 2nd floor. The pool wasn’t crowded at all so it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The pool also had a large hot tub, which was great for unwinding before departing back to Korea that day.
The fitness center comes with the all the basic equipment you need to get in a good workout: free weights, spinner bikes, elliptical machines, bench press machines and more. I appreciate fitness centers that operate 24 hours to accommodate early risers, night owls and anything in between.
If you need to relax and indulge a little more, you can book an appointment at In Balance Spa anytime between 12:00-23:00. I wish I had more time to schedule in a session. A leg massage or a purifying facial sounds so good right about now.
We ate at Wei Fang Chinese Restaurant on our first night. The food was delicious and the portions were good for 2-3 people. I especially liked the pork and shrimp dumplings. Yum! If you’re looking for buffet or a la carte, you can check out The Square All Day Dining to satisfy your cravings.
No.1-1, Hangzhan S. Rd., Dayuan Dist., Taoyuan City 33758, Taiwan
How to get there from Taoyuan Airport
There is FREE shuttle service to and from the airport. You can also take the U-bus 705 (tell the driver you need to get off at Hotel Novotel) or taxi cab.
I absolutely loved staying at the Hotel Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. From the décor to the sweet and friendly staff, Hotel Novotel made my time in Taiwan a relaxing and enjoyable one. I would recommend this room to any type of traveler: solo, duo, leisure or business. To book your stay at the Hotel Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, click here.
This review was made in exchange for complementary stay at the hotel. As always, my opinions are my own.
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