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REVIEW: Les Suites Da An in Taipei

REVIEW: Les Suites Da An in Taipei

Les Suites Da An is in the heart of Taiwan's capital, Taipei (Photo: provided)

Les Suites Da An is in the heart of downtown Taipei. Taiwan’s buzzing capital is in the running for one of the top LGBTI holiday destinations in Asia. Each year it hosts the region’s largest pride parade.

Les Suites is perfect for the ‘bleisure’ traveler. Visitors wanting to explore the city while staying connected.

The central location is superb for shopping, sightseeing, and it’s world-famous LGBTI nightlife. What’s more, its close to public transport to easily access other areas of the city.

The rooms are classic and comfortable. A well-appointed home away from home for the busy LGBTI location-agnostic worker.

Les Suites' well-appointed lounge (Photo: Provided)
Les Suites has a well-appointed lounge. (Photo: Provided)

Location

Les Suites is located in Da An district. It’s right in the middle of Taipei. The neighborhood is renowned for luxurious apartments, fantastic shopping, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Taiwan people are famous for being obsessed with food. Guests at Les Suites can easily visit local, regional, and international cuisine within minutes. To access the rest of the city’s cultural delights, the MRT station is just a five-minute walk or there’s a public bicycle station just around the corner.

LGBTI life

Back in 2012, a survey of 20,000 LGBTI travelers in Taiwan found Les Suites to come out top. For years they’ve trained staff to be LGBTI friendly. During Taipei’s world-famous LGBT pride parade, the hotel offers a unique pride package. Guests can expect complimentary rainbow chocolates, rainbow cocktails, and rainbow-clad staff.

Rooms

Les Suites is a boutique hotel with 50 rooms. Despite its location in the heart of cosmopolitan Taipei, the rooms and suites are spacious and grand. The rooms are geared for the business traveler, with large desks and classical, functional design. Lights, switches, and plugs are all intelligently placed.

Les Suites's rooms are classic, comfortable, and spacious (Photo: Provided)
Les Suites’ rooms are classic, comfortable, and spacious. (Photo: Provided)

Design

Like the rooms, the hotels public spaces have a classic, comfortable design. Les Suites introduces subtle Eastern flairs with dramatic flower displays and local artwork. The lounge in particular also brings the vibe of a sophisticated traveller. Les Suites owner collected art pieces and antiques from Asia and Europe. He has displayed them throughout the hotel.

Food

Hungry guests have the best of both worlds. The hotel offers good quality dining options from both the West and the East. At breakfast, you can choose from Japanese miso soup and marinated tofu, Chinese congee and fried rice, or a good selection of bread and cheeses. And, of course, there’s eggs and bacon. Les Suites offers a daily happy hour for guests. A selection of wine, beer, and cocktails is offered alongside some fantastic finger food.

The hotel's complimentary happy hour is a big crowd pleaser (Photo: Provided)
The hotel’s complimentary happy hour is a big crowd pleaser (Photo: Provided)

Service and amenities

Due to its downtown location, Les Suites does not have a swimming pool, spa, and large gym. However, the hotel does provide privacy and exclusivity. The comfortable lounge is for guests only. It’s also the perfect place to stay for those working on the go. There’s a good business center and the hotel offers portable Wi-Fi routers to keep you connected as you explore the city.