My experience with Sunrise is quite good even before i fly to Taiwan. If you happen to read the news that the Suhua highway to Hualien was damaged due to erosion and all train tickets are fully booked as trains are the only way to travel to Hualien, Rachel had helped to find out the train availability so that i can book in SG when i dropped her an email for help. When there's none available, she comforted me that i can still able to get no seat ticket when i reached the train station as initially i thought all tickets must be seated. Angela, the mother had came to fetch us at the train station when i dropped Rachel an email to ask about transport just 3 hours before i travel to Hualien. I'm thankful as I didn't expect Sunrise will come and fetch us since the email had stated clearly that free transport is only available with 2 days in advance. The minsu is very clean and homely. Rachel greeted us at the front desk and showed us the room. I would think we need to adjust our expectation on a minsu and hotel. We should not expect hotel kind of service on a minsu, minsu means people house, you stayed there is to experience different kind of stay than hotel. I would suggest people to stay in hotel and not minsu if they are expecting hotel quality of service. Indeed, the sewage system in Taiwan is not good, you can see signs telling you not to throw the papers into toilet bowl when you use the public toilet. I don't think the house rules given by Sunrise are unreasonable, or else how Sunrise maintain their cleanliness. I not surprised that no towel is given as there're a few tripadvisor reviews commented that so i brought my own towel. The staircase is pretty high so it will be tedious for some who carried large luggage. The room is definitely very clean and you can see the owner's effort to decorate the room. The room didn't have a good soundproof so you can hear traffic noise and people walking on the room at upper floor. The minsu is 15min walk to Zhiqiang night market, the food is pretty nice and the barbeque meat is worth the wait. Even though, the minsu is not accessible to city, it is not a problem for us as we had done most of our shopping during our Taroko gorge tour. The minsu location is near to train station, about 10min drive. Our train is 6.30am to Taipei, we booked the taxi to send us to train station and within 5min the taxi arrived which only cost NT$100. Overall, the experience staying in Sunrise is very pleasant and me and my fiancé greatly enjoyed.
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