Taiwanese "Love-Hotel", but own transport required!I was surprised when my partner told me that the check-in-time for the hotel in Tainan he booked over the internet, was 9pm! But having lived in Japan for some years I immediately had a suspicion about what kind of hotel that could possibly be... And I was right! The "Dryad"-hotel is located about 10 mins drive from the Tainan-HSR-station, and about half an hour by car from Tainan city (with all the attractions). As a tourist without own transport, you should not stay here as getting around (and to Tainan city) from here is very inconvenient and expensive! But if you have your own car, this hotel is worth a try. Rooms are are typically rented out upto 3 times (twice during daytime and once for overnight stay) which explains the late check-in time. The check-in process is very discrete and takes place at the gate - no need to leave your car! From there proceed directly with your car to the private garage adjacent to your room, close the garage-door (motor-driven of course) and enter your room from there! Being shocked by the very kitsch lightning I did not immediately realize that the room had no windows to the outside world, but soundproof walls. And it was spacious, had a big bed and a HUGE bathroom with a whirl-pool. Of course, a big TV with several "adult" programmes and a box with condoms and lubes at the bedside-table ;-) Breakfast the next morning was much better than expected with a good choice of continental and Chinese delicacies! All over, the hotel is very good value for money if you do need to stay in Tainan city and do not mind the late check-in time (you may, however, call the hotel in the afternoon of your arrival day and ask whether the room would be available earlier. Chances for this on weekends are not good...). I enjoyed staying here - in Western countries you may not find this kind of motel-standard at such a good rate. And it's another fun Taiwan experience! BTW: Love-hotels in Taiwan are much more tolerant than their Japanese counterparts. Same-sex-couples and single-travellers are as much welcome as straight couples!
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
BrilliantThis motel was such a surprise. I'd been expecting something similar to motel rooms you see in US films or very basic accommodation at UK budget hotels. This was so so much better. The room was large and clean, free WiFi and all the amenities you could ask for. The bathroom was large and well fitted. The shower could have been improved as was looking a bit tired, but multiple jets certainly removed the tiredness of the day. The breakfast buffet had a large selection, though as an only English speaker the labels didn't mean much to me, but the staff were very friendly and immediately offered to translate! Very happily surprised and I'd definitely stay there again.
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