When we looked at booking a hotel for Sun Moon Lake, we were willing to spend a little extra money to have a nice evening out with a gorgeous view. After paying twice the price of other similarly rated accommodations without the view, I can say that SML Hotel was a good experience, but nothing out of the ordinary for what we paid for.
Location: Great for the bike path. Close to town (walking distance 15 min) and Shuishe tourism center.
Services: The staff was great about picking us up from the Shuishe tourism center (this is where the bus drops you off from the Taichun train/HSR station). They were also great about finding a bus time back to Taichung for us and arranging the shuttle from the hotel to the bus stop accordingly. The hotel also advertised free bikes for us to use. However, this was disappointing, as we waited for over 20 min in the blazing heat to try and fix the bikes ourselves.
Food: At the end of our day long bike trip around the lake, we were too exhausted to return to the city to get food. We ended up eating at the hotel, which was a quite pricey, but it was worth it in our exhaustion not to venture out from the hotel in the rain. Would recommend eating elsewhere for dinner. The complimentary breakfast was bountiful and had all sorts of different foods and drinks!
Accommodation: Biggest bed I've ever seen. There was a cool sort of fancy remote system from the bed where you could adjust the settings of the light and music and TV, but sadly didn't work very well. The jacuzzi was nice facing the lake, but not what we expected given the reviews. Lake view also wasn't as nice as expected.
Tip: Get a room near the center! Ours was close to the corner away from the lake, which made me think we could have gotten a better room otherwise.
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Moon Lake Hotel Taiwan/Nantou