Gao Shan Ching Hotel ALISHAN

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

Avoid Or Only At Last Resort

We stayed here on Nov 4th, 2018. The only positive about this hotel is it’s inside Alishan National Forest and accessible to the trains and eatery. It’s about 5 to 7 minutes’ walk to the nearest restaurant. We booked this place because like I said before, we thought of using public transportation but changes our mind. We rented a car at last minutes and drove here.

Room – I don’t mind the room being small but it was not well kept. The floor was dirty with hairs and other residue. I don’t think they ever vacuum the room. For a moment, I doubt they change the bed sheet. The towel has some smell on it.

Room Heater – Does not work. It was blowing cold air from the vent. We turned it off. The night temperature dips to around 9 Celsius at night. The only thing to make up for the cold room was the goose down blanket. It was super warm.

NOTE: No fridge. No safety box.

Bathroom – water leaking onto the floor when you flush the toilet. I did not make any complain because I was only there for one night. So, I sucked it up. Also, be aware. NO shower curtain. So, the entire bathroom will be wet.

Water Heater – they turn on the water heater from 6pm-8am. If you overslept, you will be showering in freezing cold water.

Wifi – they have but we did not use it. Can’t comment on the speed.

Breakfast – we have walked to another hotel for breakfast. Only 6 selections of stir fry vegetables, meat and mantou. There is coffee and hot soya milk.

Electrical jacks – only 4 available in my room.

Closet – open closet with 4 hangers provided.

Parking – plenty of spaces for parking. Once you have parked the car, you really don’t need to drive anywhere. Everything is within walking distance.

Overall, just not satisfied with the cleanliness of the room. If the room was clean, I probably would give it a 2.5 stars. The only advantage they have is everything was within walking distance. If you are driving up to Alishan, might as well look for Minsu. Otherwise, look for others hotel on the surrounding area.

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

No shower curtain. The entire bathroom is wet after the shower.

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This is the windows from our room which is separated by a hallway.

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This is the hallway. Quite dirty. Have cigarettes butt.

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

Breakfast at another hotel. Coffee and Soy Milk.

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This is the breakfast.

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

Address:

Gao Shan Ching Hotel

No.43 Jhongjheng Village, Alishan, 605, Taiwan

Country Garden Hotel Chiayi station 國園飯店

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Clean and Convenient

We stayed here on for one night on the Nov 3rd 2018. We booked this hotel because the map indicate close proximity to the Chiayi Train station. Initially, we thought of using the train to go up to Alishan (Fenchihu) but we change our mind. We rented a car from Taipei and drove here.

Room – Clean. Have a large windows because the room was facing the street. All amenities were there. Free 2 packet of coffee and tea, hairdryer, fridge, hotpot kettle and slippers. But no SAFE. The design of the room is dated but everything was very clean. I stayed on the 5th Floor. The room is bigger than those I have stayed at Imperial H.

NOTE: My room does have cigarettes smell but I am ok with it. I did not request for room change.

Location – If you want to go Alishan (Fenchihu) via train, this is the best location. Less than 5 minutes walk. About 10 minutes to Wenhua night market. 3 minutes walk to the nearest McDonalds.

Parking – plenty of parking spaces. It’s an outdoor parking that is about 2 minutes walk from the hotel. The parking lot need a card to go in. My suggestion is to stop the car at the front of the parking lot then have someone walk to the hotel to get a hotel parking card. Then park the car and walk to the hotel with the luggage. Otherwise, you need to drive a big round to park the car.

Electrical jack – It has about 4 or 5 electrical jacks. Should be enough.

Closet – No closet. Open closet with 2 or 3 hangers.

Wifi – They have but we don’t use them. I would not be able to comment on the speed.

Breakfast – the breakfast are Taiwanese which are vegetable, rice, porridge and mantou. Small selection of salad and bread. One thing I like is their hot soya milk. There is hot coffee.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay. No complaint.

 

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That is the closet. It’s open closet.

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This is the direction to Wenhua night market. Its about 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

Clean and Convenient We stayed here on for one night on the Nov 3rd 2018. We booked this hotel because the map indicate close proximity to the Chiayi Train station. Initially, we thought of using the train to go up to Alishan (Fenchihu) but we change our mind. We rented a car from Taipei and drove here. Room – Clean. Have a large windows because the room was facing the street. All amenities were there. Free 2 packet of coffee and tea, hairdryer, fridge, hotpot kettle and slippers. But no SAFE. The design of the room is dated but everything was very clean. I stayed on the 5th Floor. The room is bigger than those I have stayed at Imperial H. NOTE: My room does have cigarettes smell but I am ok with it. I did not request for room change. Location – If you want to go Alishan (Fenchihu) via train, this is the best location. Less than 5 minutes walk. About 10 minutes to Wenhua night market. 3 minutes walk to the nearest McDonalds. Parking – plenty of parking spaces. It’s an outdoor parking that is about 2 minutes walk from the hotel. The parking lot need a card to go in. My suggestion is to stop the car at the front of the parking lot then have someone walk to the hotel to get a hotel parking card. Then park the car and walk to the hotel with the luggage. Otherwise, you need to drive a big round to park the car. Electrical jack – It has about 4 or 5 electrical jacks. Should be enough. Closet – No closet. Open closet with 2 or 3 hangers. Wifi – They have but we don’t use them. I would not be able to comment on the speed. Breakfast – the breakfast are Taiwanese which are vegetable, rice, porridge and mantou. Small selection of salad and bread. One thing I like is their hot soya milk. There is hot coffee. Overall, we had a pleasant stay. No complaint.

The direction to Chiayi train station. Very close by. Less than 5 minutes walk.

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The bathroom – clean.

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Bread.

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Breakfast – salad.

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Porridge.

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Breakfast – Taiwanese style. Most are stirfry dishes.

Address:

Country Garden Business Hotel

No.678 Guangcai Street, Chiayi 60009, Taiwan

http://www.countryhotel.com.tw/