WeiYat Grand Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Large hotel close to old quarter of AnpingI stayed here for one night in a large family group. The rooms are set out round a large open atrium area where breakfast is offered. Like any large hotels in Asia it caters for tour groups. The room was comfortable and clean and there is a 711 over the road. There is also an excellent children's play room on the ground floor. As we were in a group I didn't have any interaction with the reception staff. There was some information, including local tourist information in English. Tainan is an interesting old city, well worth visiting.
Slough, United Kingdom
Thanks for the massive room.I stayed here for two nights while touring Taiwan. Not as modern as some of the other hotels I stayed in but clean and well laid out. They put me in room 506 which was massive. I was on my own but I had bedroom with tv, front room with couches and with tv, two toilets and shower and bath. amazing.It could sleep four easy. A nice breakfast buffet with Asian and Western dishes. Two computers to use on ground floor with a small gym area. It is a bit far from the station (an hour walk) as it is at the far end of the canal. A no 2 bus goes from station to the canal. My room had great canal views of canal which some of it is lit up at night. Staff at reception were very nice. Complimentary train station drop off is 10am only and they gave me a complimentary coffee for the taxi ride which was a nice touch.
One star night in a four star hotelHaving stayed in Taiwan over a month on business, I grew tired of staying in the same area and decided to move to Tainan for a while. To I and my wife's disappointment, we wound up at the Wei-Yat Grand Hotel. We had high expectations of a hotel priced close to 100 USD for the night and a four star ranking. Especially after staying in another four star hotel of similar pricing, the Maison de Chine in Chiayi, and having been extremely satisfied. To our unpleasant surprise, the hotel room was very outdated in many aspects, and unclean. The room and corridors smelled of mold and mildew, and had windows which had seemingly not been cleaned in close to 20 or so years. The carpet appeared as old as this as well in both the hallways and corridors. There were stains, and a horrid tiger print pattern. The worst part was the terrible mold smell. This constantly emanated from the bathroom, concentrated around the shower and bath drains. This could be slightly abated from wafting into the main room as long as the air conditioner with the smell removing function remained switched on. The shower not only smelled so horrible it gagged you, but also had awful water pressure leaving you feeling as if you had sat outside in a light drizzle for a few minutes. To add to the poor quality of the room, was the poor quality service from the staff. My wife and I were placed in a tower room, only accessible by taking stairs. Being in Taiwan for an extended time, we brought heavy, oversized luggage and had to carry this up two flights of stairs to check-in, and down to check-out. Upon check-in, the front desk staff sent us up to our room with a guide, forgetting to give us keys. After receiving our keys, we were handed printed booking confirmation information. As I have to submit all business related expense documents, I thoroughly inspected this before check-out to discover that it belonged to a gentleman from Singapore and contained all of his personal information, including his company address, name, phone number, and a partial credit card number. Abhorred and astonished by this mistake, I alerted the front desk staff. This was met with a very unsatisfactory "hmmm...ah, ok," reaction and no apology or sign of concern. This made me worry about my own personal information being leaked. The most shocking happening of all in this one brief stay occurred during breakfast. We were notified that breakfast ends at 10am and we should take what we want before this time. To everyone's surprise, at 10am, the lights and music in the dining area suddenly were shut off. Families still dining with their children seemed shocked, and some suddenly quit eating and left. The staff were passive-aggressively attempting to get rid of those still dining. Never, in any part of the world, have I ever been so unsatisfied with a hotel. However, I felt grateful about one aspect of my stay. This was the fact that I chose to only book one night as a trial and could leave after only one day.
Cebu Island, Philippines
Lake view niceGiving four stars for the check-in staff's effort in showing us three rooms before my mom decided to settle for the first room, which feels newer and probably more spacious, and with window overlooking the lake. And also for her seeing thru or taking care of our extra bed's arrangement. And the housekeeping were patient when we asked for additionals. Room has a Nescafe machine, which makes good coffee (Even if not from coffee beans). Breakfast buffet have good food and coffee. And a plus, they have the classic beancurd jelly or tofu/soya pudding/dessert. Staff were attentive to us. But three stars, because on our last night. It's a weird feeling when you know they're talking about, probably, what a difficult customer (group) we are. We forgot to leave tip for the housekeeping taking care of the extra bed that first night, since we have family waiting to drive us somewhere. And a somewhat old style hotel, with floors surrounding open space, and overlooking at the restaurant from above (which is nice if updated). I think they're renovating at the moment (I hope). Its location is quite nice, our room has view of a small lake, and we saw some fireworks in the area on the eve of the midautumn. Also nice they have vending machines on some floors, if doesn’t feel like going down to the 7-eleven across the street.
Not really in a good area as a tourist hotel unless you have a car.Our room was large and well set out. The bathroom was large and had everything that we required including good space for cosmetics etc, a good hairdryer, a very large window so that the bathroom was well lit. Good exhaust fan in the bathroom and good towels and linen. The air conditioning worked well but was a bit difficult to adjust. The room lighting was good and easy to control. WiFi was fast and very reliable. Dinner at the hotel restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. The use of the free bicycles was very handy. The TV had some good English channels. There was good space for a PC and good power outlets except that many were in difficult to access places. The coin operated laundry was very convenient and worked well. The hotel decor was very tired and could do with a refit. The bed was too firm for our liking and breakfast was unsuitable for Westerners so we took our own Orange Juice, Yogurt and fruit. The coffee at breakfast was undrinkable. There were no local maps available in english.
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