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Small Swiss homestay

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No.6-6 Shihjhuo, Jhong-he Village, Juci Town, Chiayi County 604, Taiwan
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charlie and his wife were very hospitable hosts. They picked us and another Singaporean up from the High Speed Rail Station and drove us all the way up to their property. Charlie speaks fluent English while his wife manages good Chinese but mostly speaks Hokkien. The accommodation is beautiful! The room is comfortable and overlooks a tea plantation. Charlie brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My husband & I went to Alishan end of April 2015 and stay at Small Swiss Homestay. We are very enjoy the time with Charlies and his wife Alice, they are very friendly and always take care us. They let us know more about Alishan. We highly recommend Charlies and Alice for the good tour guide. Thank you Charlies daughter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our family of 5 visited Alishan last April 2, 2015 and stayed for one night at the Small Swiss Homestay in Chiayi County, which sits atop the mountain and amidst tea plantations. The owner Charlies Liu and his daughter-in-law took great care of us and all our needs. Even before we arrived at his place, I knew our family will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Little Swiss in Ali Mountain's Ding Shizhuo (literally "stone table at the top") is truly a hidden treasure, a subtropical mountain paradise tucked away above 1800 ft. where we stayed from 4/8-4/10/2015. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and each room had its own bathroom. The picture windows in each room looked out to a vast mountain range and a tea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is my first time in Alishan, Taiwan. Unforgetable place. The lodge is very clean with a postcard view outside and breakfast was great. The tour was arranged by Uncle Charlies and it was perfect. He was very accomodating and even took his time to bring us in very good authentic restaurant. If you don't want the hassle to plan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We booked a private tour with Small Swiss. Everything was great from online booking to directions, transport, commentaries, the rooms' spaciousness, comfort and views. David brought us to 'non-tourisy' eateries which served delicious and authentic local dishes. His homestay is actually within his tea plantation which smelled excellent while we sat at the balcony enjoying the sunset. Wifi was fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed here in December and it was a truly memorable and enjoyable stay. The minshu though not very high up the mountain is in a tea plantation and very close to some very nice walks. We arrived at night and woke up to lovely view of Alishan famous 'Sea of Clouds', which is surreal when seen in the horizon over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our family of 5 chose to stay with small swiss and we were genuinely satisfied and happy with all the arrangements made. Pick up and send off: David was right on time to pick us up from chiayi HSR station. He was a careful driver and provided us with knowledgeable insights of the sights along the way. For a fee,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Small Swiss Homestay (Minsu) is located mid-way up to Alishan National Scenic Area, which is near to Shihjhuo town. It is about 2 hours drive from Chiayi City. Arrangement to pick up at the Chiayi Train Station can be arrange with the minsu owner, Mr. Charlie Liu or Mr. David Liu (father & son team) if you come by THSR.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It is my second time at small Swiss as I had a good experience the first time. I choose this place again for the comfortable and cosy accommodation that is well kept by David's wife. Meals and guide all provided. Do not need to worry and David ensures that all of us are well fed. He is knowledgeable. Would definitely... More 

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