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“A wonderful surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Redwood Cottage
No.76 Pinghe Lane, Toushe Village, Yuchi Town, Nantou, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #38 of 565 Nantou B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

When I looked for hotels and b&bs on the internet, I came across redwood cottage and was immediately captivated by the photos of farmland and interior design of the rooms. We arrived at night and because it is located in such a rural area, we didn't have any idea of what kind of place we were about to see. The next morning as I opened the curtains, the view rendered me speechless as it was another 10 times more beautiful than shown on its website.

The ensuite double we had was on the second floor (2 floors in total), room was very spacious with 2 sides of the room made of large glass panes, integrating the whole building into the environment.

For the 2 mornings we stayed, we cycled among the villages and farmland. Back in the cottage, the owners prepared breakfast for us and introduced us to the history and geography of the area, later on we were given a free lift to town, their hospitality we will never forget.

The combination of great accommodation and hospitality of people in Taichung made my trip to Taiwan once again memorable.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Redwood cottage is in Toushe area, 10 minutes drive from Shuishe (main town). The owner is a university professor who is passionate about nature, plants and restoring the Toushe land that has rich organic soil to make it suitable for farming again. Toushe used to be the "Sun lake" before the water was drained by the Japanese, into the "Moon Lake", thus the soil has properties of a sponge as it absorbs water and is bouncy.

We were able to ride bicycles around the beautiful oval-shaped valley, take free eco-tours conducted by professor Wu.

The rooms are very clean and toilet is fitted with hotwater, toothbrush etc. except bath towels. Rooms come in different sizes. Popular among the locals from various Taiwanese cities. We had sumptous homecooked meals, NT800 for 7-8 dishes for 5 persons. Barbeque under the stars is another special experience not to be missed there.

Recommended if you love nature and photography!

Room Tip: Ask for Farm view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The owner Woody and wife Christine speak Chinese & English and have some experience with foreigners staying at their place. They offer an excellent local tour of the peat bog next to their property and can fill you in on plenty of history such as their valley (just 15 minutes drive from the Shuishe hub of Sun Moon Lake) being the original 'Sun' in the Sun Moon Lake.

Breakfast is Chinese style and free. They have plans to build a restaraunt and additional lodge on site, so they seem to be growing in popularity. If you like a place out in a rural farming valley tucked away in the mountains then come here. They are a world away from the tourist bustle of cars, buses, and hotels at Sun Moon Lake, but just 10 minutes drive to the Lake.

I'd recommend staying on the 2nd floor as the 1st floor is too close to the lobby and dining area for quiet. Room 201 has the best views. See for more info their website, http://www.redwoodcottage.com.tw/

Room Tip: 2nd floor has 2 central rooms with private balcony.However bathroom is across the hallway. All other...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.76 Pinghe Lane, Toushe Village, Yuchi Town, Nantou, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Nantou
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 565 B&Bs / Inns in Nantou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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