Ali-Shan is a very beautiful place to visit. But sadly, all the hotels are either very old and run down, or in bad condition.
Ali-Shan Kaofeng Hotel looked lovely from the exterior of the hotel, but upon checking in at the front desk, we realised that we maybe in for a long uncomfortable night. We arrived at 2:00pm at the hotel and was told that the check-in time for guest is at 3:00pm, this is even after having put in a request for an early check-in.
We were informed to leave our luggage at the front desk (by the main entrance) and to go explore the area before returning to the hotel at 3:00pm to collect the room keys. When we went back to the hotel after exploring the area, our luggages were still at the front desk and have not been brought up to our room.
When we entered our room, we noticed that the wooden flooring was squeaky, the toilet was old and dirty, the bed was hard and stiff and we could hear the kids from our neighbors from the next room wailing away.
We didn't stay in the room for long, except for the much needed rest at night before waking up at 3:00am to go watch the sunrise. After returning from catching the sunrise, we went back to the hotel for breakfast, which was sadly just porridge, salted eggs, bamboo shoots, steamed bun, and peanuts.
We were then informed that we had to check-out the latest by 9:3.0am in order to take the hotel's shuttle to the Transport Station, failing which, we will have to lug our luggages a good 900 meters like we did when we were checking-in the day before.
All said, the only good thing that they had was very good and fast WiFi connection at the hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Ali-Shan Kaofeng Hotel Taiwan/Chiayi County