This hotel really was the closest to the shops, despite having to climb maybe 3 flights of stairs to get to the shops.
- Had good wifi: but my room was just above the lobby
- Near the shops
- Near a bus stop
- Is a hotel - so has hotel facilities (other than outdoor ones)
- Very clean despite being a little 'aged'
- Room was pretty big - but I traveled alone
- Along many footpaths for exploring the area
- Staff were able to give good recommendations -original sunset tour with travel agency was cancelled, when asked, hotel staff recommended the nearby sunset walking trail
- A treetop walking path is being built connecting the area near the hotel to 'Green green pastures', when asked, staff at the farm said the pathway should be done by the end of this year: will have a stunning view of the valley
- Breakfast: even with low expectations, the breakfast was decidedly depressing. Food choice was limited, presentation was sloven, taste was barely passable and the atmosphere of the restaurant was just one of defeat almost - fortunately: 7-eleven was nearby
- So. Many. Stairs. To get to the shops.
- A heater in the room would have been a great boon
In general, for someone who stayed only one night, I loved my time there. I found it was situated in the perfect spot for a lone traveler that wouldn't stray to far by herself.
Taking the bus to the farm was super easy with the bus card I got in Taipei, and counter staff even gave me a schedule of timings for the bus. During the cold season, there weren't any bugs at all, so i wasn't bothered by that though other reviews complain of mosquitos.
Just a note too, at the shops nearby, the lovely shop that sells scented soaps, also sells postcards, AND included in the price of the postcard is postage! Had lunch at the western restaurant on the second floor, and the lamb chop was delish. Sit near the corner of the restaurant next to the window. Made the meal that more special.
Solo travel - Mar 14, 2017