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“Old Hotel that requires a urgent make over”

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Ali-Shan Kaofeng Hotel
Ranked #27 of 33 Hotels in Chiayi County
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This hotel was booked by our personal tour guide. It was suppose to be another hotel but it was full. This hotel is more on family run. Understand that Alishan is a protected national park. But this hotel needs to have a serious revamp. The photos shown on their website are not the same at all. Upon opening the door, we were very disappointed. The rooms were very small, cramp and most importantly, old which has some smell. You will need to close your luggage after taking the stuff that you need, otherwise, you will not have any space to walk at all. The rooms were not sound proof thus, we couldn’t sleep well at all as our neighbours are too noisy. We could hear their conversation and the way they open/bang the door.

Breakfast area are too small to cater to their guests. It was really crowded. Meals are the normal Taiwanese Home Breakfast like porridge, salted egg, pickled vegetables and the hot soya drink which was the best item on the breakfast table.

Location wise, it was great. It was near the eateries and Alishan Park and Train station.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank pinkystars
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a night after climbing Alishan. Our neighbours woke up at 3am to go watch sunrise, we can hear corridor and room noise from our room. We couldnt get good sleep.

The meal hall at ground floor was very crowded by 7.15am and there is no place to sit or even stand. It is quite small. The hot simple local breakfast is welcome. I like the unsweeten mantou.

This is a aged and basic hotel, the only consolation is the heated bed and strong hot shower.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
Thank ncw2
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Better than all other hotels on the same strip. It's a motel like place, very simple and old. Their staff are nicer. The room is doable with good view of the mountain. Not bad for a reasonable price and last minute choice. I wouldn't mind going there again.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
Thank Yennie C
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This hotel was chosen by our tour operator and I cant really say anything positive about it.

The whole place needs a complete overall. The rooms were very smelly, the bathroom moldy, Plumbing antiquated, we didn't have beds as such - just mattresses on the floor. There is a path at the back that goes up to the station, once you have made your way through the rubbish in the back garden.

I have stayed in better hostels- Avoid

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank westmorland
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Additional Information about Ali-Shan Kaofeng Hotel

Address: No.41 East Alishan, Zhongzheng Village, Chiayi County 605, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Chiayi County
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Ranked #27 of 33 Hotels in Chiayi County
Price Range: €61 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 41
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