Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

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Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Apr 2012, 16:16

As for the Hyatt ... I don't like that place. It is the ONE hotel in Taiwan where I didn't feel I'd got what I paid for. I get the feeling it's only purpose it to provide a place for cashed-up businessmen to show off to their mistresses how rich they are.


Maybe it's because they're next to the exhibition hall that they're still in business ...

Stayed here with my spouse and parents for 2 nights in February. Staff was friendly, the lobby was glamorous. However, the environment was simply not up to the standard one would expect from a Grand Hyatt. The hotel was indeed run-down. The walls and bathroom tiles showed sign of age. We even saw a large hole in the glass roof...


But then ...

Stay on the Club floors, and you get such great treatment from the concierges there. Also an excellent breakfast, happy hour every day. The pool and workout room are excellent and a 0600 swim everyday helps you to quickly get over your jet lag, I can assure you. I have been coming here since 1990s and I still love it....


So, is the Hyatt worth its stars?
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby sandman » 23 Apr 2012, 16:30

I really dunno what the stars thing is anymore. Stayed in far too many shitty digs with a star rating to give it even a passing thought. The places I tend to stay in don't cost a whole lot more than the 5-star joints, yet they tend to be REALLY REALLY good. I don't put stock in star ratings. A fricking HYATT? How the HELL could such a place be any kind of star? Its digs for businessmen, nothing more. Industrial accommodation for the cheap-suited masses.
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby divea » 23 Apr 2012, 16:54

sandman wrote: Its digs for businessmen, nothing more. Industrial accommodation for the cheap-suited masses.

Hey!! I stayed there...but well I had only arrived in Taiwan and was house hunting. Besides I wasn't paying for it. :raspberry:
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby Icon » 23 Apr 2012, 17:32

I prefer the food at the Sheraton and the service at the Regent.
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby tommy525 » 24 Apr 2012, 02:24

Havent heard any new hauntings at the Grand Hyatt. Could it be even the ghosts dont like it no more?

The Sherwood was the thing a few years back. Walked past the Regent on recent TAipei trip. How is that place?
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby CraigTPE » 24 Apr 2012, 06:48

Only stayed there once. My feeling was that the service was really good, but the rooms were unremarkable.

I do like the breakfast buffet, though.
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby tommy525 » 24 Apr 2012, 13:42

whtas that new five star hotel on Minsheng called? Near Song Chiang road?
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby ceevee369 » 24 Apr 2012, 16:52

Stars are as representative as the one cashing money giving or taking them. Standards in TW to judge either being 3-4-5 stars don't' work. Hyatt is merely a 3.5 star in lay-out, 4 star in service, but 5 star in price.

We always check a few pages of comments on trip advisor on what is judged good and is not and can find a 3 or 4 star with better / cleaner facilities then old sacred cows which are outdated. New Boutique hotels score well.

By the way - the Shangri-La (one the neck plus ultra) on Dunhua should be in - or approaching a major upgrade as they lost tremendously to W and Le Meridien.
Should become again the talk of the town in few months time. Their buffet however is the best in town by miles far.
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 24 Apr 2012, 17:19

ceevee369 wrote:Stars are as representative as the one cashing money giving or taking them. Standards in TW to judge either being 3-4-5 stars don't' work. Hyatt is merely a 3.5 star in lay-out, 4 star in service, but 5 star in price.

We always check a few pages of comments on trip advisor on what is judged good and is not and can find a 3 or 4 star with better / cleaner facilities then old sacred cows which are outdated. New Boutique hotels score well.

By the way - the Shangri-La (one the neck plus ultra) on Dunhua should be in - or approaching a major upgrade as they lost tremendously to W and Le Meridien.
Should become again the talk of the town in few months time. Their buffet however is the best in town by miles far.


3.5 stars in layout? The Hyatt goes beyond all standard 4 star requirements and meets most if not all five star requirements. The club floors are as good as anywhere in the city, plus they offer free breakfast and free buffet and cocktails daily from 5pm to 8pm.
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Re: Is the Taipei Hyatt worth its stars?

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 24 Apr 2012, 17:25

The ShangriLa down here offers terrible food.
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