My husband and I wanted to stay one night at Alishan Guo hotel during our six days rental car tour across Taiwan, but after arrival and a look at the room, we decided that this was not the place to stay for the next night. Rather we would have slept in the car! Actually we planned to stay at Alishan house, since we prefer 5-star hotels, but they were completely booked at the time, we made the reservation. So Alishan Guo was our only alternative.
Lobby and check-in staff were o.k., but the room...
It was simply disgusting. The bathroom, especially the bathtub was full of mold and dirt. The bed didn't look much better, the window was broken, the rug sticky and the entire room made a dark, dirty, old and uninviting impression.
That's why we immediately went back to the tourist information at the parking lot to ask them, if they can recommend a better hotel. So we ended up at KF (Kaofeng) hotel, which was much, much better. The style / amenities were surely not my taste and kind of trashy, but at least it was clean and service was friendly. Room rate was even cheaper (between TWD 2.500-3.500 depending on the room category, w/o breakfast) than Alishan Guo.The location was even better than Alishan Guo, because KF hotel was only a one minute walk from the parking lot, where you find shops, restaurants, a Starbucks, a 7-eleven and the train station.
- Also Known As:
- Alishan Gou Hotel Taiwan/Chiayi County