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First Look at W Taipei, Rooms Nicer Than London

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  Site Where: 10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan, 110
February 18, 2011 at 3:13 PM | by | ()

Here’s a Friday treat: the first pictures of the W Taipei, which opened on Monday. We’ve been itching to see the place since it opened without, shock horror, updating its Facebook page, and we’re not disappointed.

From what they posted on their Facebook page in their album of opening night shots, the interior looks pretty nice, too. The Lounge looks a little bare (although we love the lofty ceilings) and could maybe be jazzed up a little, but we like the entrance, the DJ corner complete with bookshelves, and the rooftop pool looks both spacious and lush.

As for the rooms, we have mixed feelings. We like the overall style – bright, but not clinical thanks to the wood flooring and that gorgeous lit up panel that functions as a bathroom wall. In fact, the bathroom and hall area are both gorgeous (green mosaic tiles FTW!) - but we're not convinced that carpet goes with the rest of the decor, and the white plastic paneling behind the bed looks a tiny bit stark. The play area, however, looks great.

Sadly, there are peekaboo bathrooms in effect, but at least it’s a novel, Asian interpretation of a peekaboo with wooden slats that you can (presumably) turn round to block the tub from view.

But it gets us thinking: what the hell went wrong with the W London rooms? Answers on a postcard please.

[Bedroom photos: W Hotels. All others: W Taipei’s Facebook page]

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