There's arguably nowhere more regal to stay when in Taipei than the renowned Mandarin Oriental, Taipei. This five-star haven, which has hosted the likes of Tom Cruise and Madonna, promises to dazzle with French chateau-inspired interiors and an enviable location on tree-lined Dunhua North Road, just a 10-minute drive from Xinyi shopping district. An urban oasis, this is the perfect introduction to the magic of Taiwan, with a glistening outdoor swimming pool offering spectacular vistas and cuisine worthy of one of Asia’s greatest dining destinations. Try contemporary Italian at Bencotto and late-night classics and cocktails at M.O. Bar.