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“Taiwanese hospitality - Cosy and considerate” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Doris Home
Ranked #4 of 639 Nantou B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Taiwanese hospitality - Cosy and considerate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

We did a 8d7n visit to Taiwan and Doris Home at Sun Moon Lake was our first stop. Xiaoyou was very helpful in providing directions from Taichung HSR to SML. The direct bus service terminates at Sun Moon Lake town and it was easy enough to locate the minsu after we alighted.

Breakfast was a simple yet thoughtful Western style breakfast and the restaurant next door was great for dinner (although the wait was terrible, they are very popular with local drivers and guides so it's best to call beforehand to reserve a table).

Rooms were very comfortable and tastefully furbished. I was initially concerned that there was no windows to the room but it turned out to be no issue at all. No room heater but the room was nicely warm even in the cold winter we experienced. I liked the fact that they provided 2 pillows for each guests, one firm, one soft to accommodate to different preferences. Xiaoyou was also helpful in providing tips on where to visit, and his parents were very friendly without being overly enthusiastic.

We really enjoyed our stay there and it's no wonder why they are the most popular minsu in SML!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JoL_LittleRedDot
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Doris Home, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Hi JoL_LittleRedDot,

We are very happy that you had a great experience in Sun Moon Lake.
I'm sorry about the restaurant wait. I think they are just too busy to keep the smile.
Anyway, their food is awesome, isn't it! (my favorite)

The room is no window but with a well ventilation.
So it will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Thank you very much for noticing the details which we provide.
We are trying our best and we look forward to your visiting again. ^_^
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

My family of 4 stayed in Doris and Kitty room for a night. Greg (aka Xiao You), who runs Doris home was very earnest and helpful. The stay was short but memorable.

Note to families that have young and active children: Doris room has a nice balcony but there are big openings between the railings, thus if you have safety concerns, it might be better to get Kitty or Garfield room.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank skyebread
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Doris Home, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Hi skyebread,

Thank you for your review.
We are happy and grateful that we provided a memorable service.
Wish to see you and your family again in Sun Moon Lake.
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Singapore
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

I stayed two nights at Doris Home (4 and 5 Dec) and had the fortune of being able to book the entire place for my family of 6.

The personal touch, the immaculately kept rooms, the location. Everything about Doris Home was great. Every touch point has been carefully thought.

Greg and his family were perfect hosts, attending to my family's needs, allowing the kids to play with their pets, and helping plan for our stay at Sun Moon Lake.

Two thumbs up. Anyone who is going to Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan, should stay here, if they have rooms available!

Room Tip: Doris room might be a little chillier than the other two rooms as it is outermost. Wifi reception in...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Darthfurbz
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Doris Home, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Hi Darthfurbz,

Thank you very much for your two thumbs up!! ^_^
We are glad that you and your family had a great stay in Sun Moon Lake.
Hope there is chance to let our cats to play with your kids again.
Look forward to it!
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59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here for a night. I must compliment that Greg has very good command in English, both oral and written. This minsu has 2 entrances. First entrance is located at the ground floor between a 7-11 and Sun Moon restaurant, facing a car park area. Second entrance was thru a pharmacy which run by Greg's dad. Do book your room early as they have 3 rooms. The common area is at the ground floor and has a Delonghi coffee machine and a fridge. That is where breakfast will be served too. There are 2 bicycle at your disposal. Greg also offered us the ferry ticket at NT100. The Shuishe pier is located just a stone's throw away. You can walk around the surrounding area. Plenty of restaurants for lunch and dinner. I highly recommend anyone who visit SML to stay here. It is cosy and conveniently located at SML.

Room Tip: We stayed at Kitty room. It is the the second room from the entrance.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank BudgetPaik
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Doris Home, responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Hi BudgetPaik,

Thank you very much for your high recommendation.
And we also appreciate that you guide other guests to find our location.
It's not easy in the first time, isn't it! ^_^
We are happy that you had an excellent stay in Sun Moon Lake.
Wish to see you again!

BR,
Greg
DORIS HOME
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed at Doris room for one night only but the extra mile guidance and genorosity from Greg certainly makes it worth future stays and recommendations to anyone. Located just within car/bike rentals, convenience store and local eateries. Could use a laundry room though.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JohnWyattChai
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Doris Home, responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Hi JohnWyattChai,

Thank you very much for your review.
For us, your positive memory is also priceless.
It has been an year from your staying here. Time flies!!
We hope you have had a great year!
Look forward to your coming back one day. ^_^

Best Regards,
Greg
DORIS HOME
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed in Doris Room for 2 night which coincide with the 'Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival' event. Xiao Yu was helpful in sharing with us the place of interest around SML and we were given ferry tickets to travel around the lake. Will definitely return & recommend to friends.

Room Tip: Doris Room come with BALCONY
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank SAF369
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Doris Home, responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Hi SAF369,

Thank you very much for your recommendation.
It's has been one year and we just had the Swimming Carnival this year! haha
Really look forward to your returning. ^_^

Best Regards,
小游
DORIS HOME
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Singapore
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The stay in Doris Home is definitely a home away from home. We stayed on 31st August 2013 as well as 1st Sept 2013 (2 nights) and were given free ferry tickets to travel around the lake. Due to the typhoon season, it rained continuously for 4 days and unfortunately, the road to Alishan is closed. We were worried as we had already booked a minus in Alishan. Xiao You (小游)-the owner's son is a helpful and friendly guy. He helped us by calling the tourist centre in sun moon lake everyday during our stay so we could have the latest update. Since it is raining, our shoes were all wet and he told us that he could dry the shoes for us. We were all shocked about how great his service is though we rejected his offer!

The first level is a common area for guests. During our stay, we were also given fresh fruits everyday. I love the common area a lot as it is spacious and it was great for chatting with friends as well as using a laptop. I felt comfortable and easy as though this is my house!! I would RECOMMEND this minsu to my friends. Trust me, you will not regret if you had booked Doris Home!!!

Room Tip: Choose Doris room if you would like a balcony on your own
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank emily_ang_92
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Doris Home, responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Hi emily_ang_92,

Thank you for leaving your review here.
We are glad that you love our common area so much.
It's really a good space to chat and have some beer or wine with friends.
Please come here next time and you can share the whole 3 rooms with friends!
It will be great to have the whole space.
Btw, hope it won't be so sweating next time.
Or you do need our help to dry your shoes!! ^_^
Thank you and wish you have all the happiness!

Best Regards,
小游
DORIS HOME
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Additional Information about Doris Home

Property: Doris Home
Address: No.123 Zhongshan Road, Sun Moon Lake, Yuchih Township, Nantou 555, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Nantou
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 639 B&Bs / Inns in Nantou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home style bed & breakfast in Sun Moon Lake, just minutes from the lakeshore. Want to have a cozy easy vacation with cats in Sun Moon Lake? DORIS HOME is a good choice to stay. ... more   less 
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