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The Riviera Hotel
Ranked #41 of 568 Hotels in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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4 reviews
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“Nice Hotel”
Reviewed 12 March 2011

The hotel staff security is good, they will locked up the hotel main door aft 11.30 which I feel safe as they will ask for your rm number once u get in. The staffs speaks english. And the housekeepers are very honest, I left my souveniers in the hotel and checked out. However we left our luggage with the recep as the departure time is still a few hrs to go. They actually return my buys to the recep and when i went to pick up luggage, they brought it bk to me =)
However we find the location is quite far from the metro station, More than 15 mins walk. Personally, I do prefer a hotel that is really short walking distance. Its a nice hotel overall.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was spacious and clean, with plentiful accessories. The Mediterranean Restaurant provided extremely good food, with equally good service. We would not hesitate to return to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2011

As other travelers, we had a great stay with this hotel during 2010 Xmas & 2011 New Year Eve.

The hotel is about 1 mile/1.6km from the nearest MRT station, it can be a long walk home.

A Citibank 24 hours ATM machines are just around the corner (2-3 minutes walk only); we got all our local currency from there.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank x_tan
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Cremorne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

We had been staying nearby and only moved to the Riviera for one night at the end of our stay as the first hotel was full that night.
The front desk staff were very helpful and Mako in particular spoke excellent english. They sent the porter to our hotel to pick up our luggage and gave us a lovely spacious room with views of the Grand Hotel at a most reasonable rate.
When our plans changed the next morning (after we had checked out) they gave our room back (even though it had been cleaned and prepared for the next guests) and sent up a beautiful tray of cakes, fruit and cookies. They also offered plenty of advise and help sorting out our changed plans.
This hotel proudly advertises that it doesn't have 'tour groups' and one can notice the difference in the presentation of the hotel and the attitude of the staff.
We would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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South Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

We just returned from a week in Taipei and chose the Riviera based on trip advisor reviews, combined with google street view. It looked like a good spot and it turned out to be great. The MTR station was about 5 minutes walk away but if you are too lazy for that, then taxi's are extremely cheap. The staff spoke English and were very friendly and helpful. They were able to provide advice and directions without any trouble. There were some really nice eating spots within minutes of the hotel which were all very cheap and had very tasty food. The hotel itself also provided superb buffet breakfasts and nice room service meals. Our room was quite big and very quiet. We weren't even aware that anyone was in the rooms on either side of us. I would definitely stay there again if I returned to Taipei. I wouldn't even bother looking for anywhere else, I would just book the Riviera.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 June 2010

My first international trip was to Taipei this month for a wedding. I traveled with my 29-year-old son for the wedding of my 33-year-old son. I was impressed with their selection of the Riviera Hotel. This hotel has supurb customer service, is beautifully decorated, and the rooms are large, clean and pretty, the mattress was firm but not painfully so. They have a wonderful restaurant that serves an international menu, but compared to restaurants outside of the hotel it is rather pricey (much like the better hotels in the U.S.). I did splurge on the first morning of my four day stay and enjoyed the lavish breakfast buffet with white tablecloths, fine china, and breakfast companions from many lands (about $17). If you are jonezin' for some American fast food, the front desk will order McDonald's or Burger King - delivered - for about the same price you would pay for it if you walked in to buy it here.

The Concierge Desk was staffed with splendid young women, most (not all) of them had fine English skills (but as this hotel is a destination for business travelers from all over the world, one can't expect them all to be proficient in every language). One great concierge told a taxi cab driver exactly how to take me to the address of a private home I was going to visit.

My only complaint is the dolt of a doorman. At least twice, I struggled to exit tiny taxi cabs with packages and the doorman would be inside, leaning on the concierge desk, with his back-to-the-door. He never offered an umbrella although there was a room full of umbrellas and rain coats to lend to the guests. I didn't even know of this availabilty until one of the concierge offered me one (it rained each and every day that I was there). My Taiwan based son, a constant business traveler, also commented that the doorman was a dummy. Maybe because there is a no-tipping culture in this city, some service providers are not too motivated to perform well.

I also learned to avoid checking my Yahoo! account in a hotel business center. By the time I returned to Colorado, my account had been hacked, my address "spoofed" and all my contacts think I have gotten a job marketing Viagra...YIKES!

  • Stayed June 2010
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London
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

I expected something pretty exceptional to be rated so highly on trip advisor, but was sadly dissapointed. We stayed a week. Better priced than some 4-5 star hotels, but expensive for what you got. Paid extra for executive room, but this was very small. The desk was in a little foyer type room and the bedroom at the back, divided by a small hall & the bathroom. Bathroom was small & had a bath/shower combo. An adequate room, but nothing fantastic.

Yes staff were friendly, but I found people in Taiwan generally to be very friendly & willing to help whenever needed. I wouldnt say the staff went out of their way anymore than other places I have stayed. The door man offered us an umberella one day, but at breakfast we had to ask several times for a coffee refill.

The biggest let down was the appauling roof area. Despite their website photos, there is no running track anymore. To get to the roof terrace, you get the lift to the 7th floor, find the fire escape, go through a heavy, metal door, up steep fire escape stairs, then out another heavy metal fire door. Watch you dont trip on the raised flooring or the slippery stairs when wet.

Once you find the outside (which is where the 'gym' is) you have a choice of 2 loungers or a table with chairs to sit at. All of which are metal and have no cushions. This area could be so nice. A bar with drinks in the evenings & snacks or even just comfy chairs to sit on. A pool would be better, but thats pushing it. The rest of the space is taken over by a 1 foot high dirt 'garden'. The so called garden is bordered by concrete blocks & filled with small plants. There are stepping stones to presumably walk around this area- but why would you? Its awful. Such a waste of space. The air conditioning coolers are open for everyone to access & many things to trip over. Certainly not child friendly, esp with the concrete blocks everwhere.


Good:
-Generally rooms were clean, although the glass on our window had marks from someone elses face when we arrived- it never got cleaned in 7 days!
-Let us check in 4hrs early
- Room had little touches: shoe shine, iron & board, full length mirror, newspaper- but again nothing, out of the ordinary
-Despite seeing planes flying past the window ready to land, we only heard them when the TV was off, & even then, soundproofing was good.


Bad:
-Poor lighting in room at night
-Got woken at 10:30pm by reception checking if we were going on bus the next day, which we werent
-Buffet breakfast adequate, but not outstanding
-'Executive garden' is indoors, no fresh air,a few plants in pots, a few tables & chairs & a poor little parrot in a cage with no toys/greenery/bells etc. No wonder it had pulled out most of its feathers!
-Paperwork in room desk had tariff rates from 1998- not only is the decor outdated!
-10min walk to MRT but plenty of taxis around
-Never got wake up call we asked for- luckily had set own alarm
-only 3 pillows in room (for a double), all of which extremely soft- housekeeping had no others

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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3 Thank dalton1skiing
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Property: The Riviera Hotel
Address: No.646 Linsen North Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Taipei
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taipei
#32 Business Hotel in Taipei
#38 Family Hotel in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Riviera Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riviera Hotel Taipei is proud to be the First and Only hotel in Taiwan to receive our LEED Gold Certification in November, 2012.Situated at the business hub of bustling Taipei city stands an international traveler oasis of serenity and refinement --- the Riviera Taipei boutique hotel, has 112 rooms; a Mediterranean Steak House restaurant, a Yacht Club restaurant, and a banquet room that can seat 240 people banquet style.The Riviera Taipei boutique hotel is designed by the world-renowned French architect, Mr. Gerard Jardonnet, with the theme of cordial sophistication of southern France, punctuated by the mystic authenticity of the Orient. Apart from the traditional accommodation service, the Riviera Taipei Hotel offers to her room guests quite a number of additional benefits completely free of charge. Internet Wired and Wireless Internet Access completely FREE of charge ANYWHERE within the boutique Riviera Taipei Hotel.Free Shuttle To MRT Yuanshan Station, CKS Memorial Hall, Yongkang St, Taipei 101, Confucius Temple, Shilin Night Market, CKS Shilin Residence, National Palace Museum and Taipei World Trade Center / Nangang Exhibition Center during Major Trade Shows in fixed period of time. The Riviera Taipei hotel is adjacent to Taipei Expo Park.Nearby attractions are Shihlin Night Market and National Palace Museum. ... more   less 
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