It was a wonderful experience in Cingjing and was made more memorable with the stay at Star Villa.
We came in from Sun Moon Lake and hired a car at TW$400 per person as there were only two of us. The journey took us an hour around the narrow and winding roads.
When we arrived we were greeted by the warmth hospitality of the owners, a middle aged couple. As the check in time was only at 3pm, we left our luggage at the reception and we explored the Little Swiss Garden which was a short 15 minutes walk from the villa.
Just beside the Little Swiss Garden you can also find Starbucks and MOS Burger if you wanted to grab a bite or coffee.
The owners told us that they will were arranging a complimentary transport to the Green Green Grassland Sheep Farm at 2pm so we headed back up to the villa before then.
After visiting the sheep farm we slowly walked down back to the villa via a hiking trail and we surprised at some of the sights along the way such as a beautiful sunset.
The villa is about 400 meters inwards from the main road so provides a quiet environment. However it also can be quite a walk, with luggage, if you did not have any transportation.
The old man will provide a tour of the stars on the roof of the villa at 9pm and will explain to you all the different stars.
We stayed in the standard double and the room was spacious. Decor was very homely and the balcony provides you a spectacular view of the sunset. However, do remember to close the balcony doors if you go out at night as the insects are attracted to the light in your room. Else you will be sleeping with a room full of them.
Do look out for a nice surprise when you turn the lights off when you go to bed.
The breakfast was a little bit of a disappointment as they served a local version so if you are like me who likes western breakfast you will probably end up eating toasted bread only.
We were also thankful to the many friendly and wonderful staff at the villa who took the trouble to help us carry our luggage up three floors. I did suggest to them to build a lift.
In summary, here's what we liked:
1) friendly and warm owners
2) helpful staff
3) spectacular view from the balcony (ask for a high floor)
What we disliked.
1) no lifts but staff were willing to help us with luggage
2) local breakfast (for me anyway)
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- Also Known As:
- Star Villa Taiwan/Nantou County