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Timing House
Ranked #2 of 684 Nantou County B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

A fantastic place to stay if ur in Sun Moon Lake! We actually want to go back there if we go to taiwan again, mainly because of this place!

Spent 2 nights at Doris Home and everything about this place was amazing. Greg and his family pay a lot of attention to their guests (and attention to detail as well) and make you feel right at home.

Greg is also extremely helpful. We went to Sun Moon Lake with no plans and he helped us planned everything.

Downside of the place is the bathrooms and toilets in the room as u can kinda see ur travel partner if they're in there. So u'll just have to be disciplined ;)

Overall, great value for money. Very clean and welcoming environment. And great attention to detail to guests and the rooms! Great for couples and solo travelers!

Try and see how many cat decorations/drawings u can spot while u're there! u'd be surprised! :D

Room Tip: Take Doris room if u fancy a balcony to chill out on as it faces the garden.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Timing House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Hi MrDogbert180,

Thank you very much for your review.
We can feel your happiness about the trip in Sun Moon Lake and we are glad that you had a great experience here.
Please come to Taiwan again and we look forward to your return. ^_^
You can count and see if there are more cat decorations in DORIS HOME! :P

Greg Yu
DORIS HOME

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Reviewed 22 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed only 1 night at Doris Home@sun moon lake in November 2012. Is a great value with a convenient place. Just less that 5 mins walk can reach to the Pier (actually sun moon lake is only small town, you maybe only take few hours to explore whole area already) Doris home is family business which are the owner with his parent, the entrance is either from his father farmasi which are same row with Sun moon lake Tourist Centre or the back of the Pier car park area. Doris home have provided you the free of charges to use thir bycle, you be advise to cycling at the lake, the feeling is really great! Especially, try wake up early morning around 5am start to cycling to view the SUN RISE! Damn great!! Greg, the owner of Doris Home, he very hospitable with provided us some useful information, he are very nice person with a great smile! We choose the room which are call Kitty, is spacious, nice and clean! The bed is comfortable to give you have a very great sleep! But have some not comfort is due to you can heard the some sound by your next door, overrall is consider good for the value! Breakfast is very nice and delicious, the breakfast only will prepare once you are ready for your breakfast! So is very fresh breakfast and yummy!! I sure recommend to all for this B&B, worth to stay!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank Jesphannie
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Timing House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

Hi Jesphannie,

Thank you very much for your review and recommend.
The sunrise is awesome!! Isn't it!!
Thanks for all your advise and we'll try to become better.
Please visit us next time when you come to Taiwan again.
Wish you all the best ^_^

Greg
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

My friends and I stayed 1 night at Doris Home in Jan 2013. It is centrally located in Sun Moon Lake, within 5 mins walking distance to the pier to take the boat to tour the lake. There are also a number of eating places and souvenir shops in the area.

But what made a really big difference was the service rendered by the owners of the minsu. Greg was extremely helpful in helping us arrange our transport and accomodation and gave us v useful advice. I would say he went the extra mile and beyond! And because we were 3 gals travelling together and stayed out quite late (we got carried away with eating and shopping around), he even bothered to call us to check if we were ok and wanted to come and pick us up from where we were! My friends and I all agree that of all the Min Su (民宿) that we stayed at, Doris Home was the best because their hospitality and service really made a difference!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank ETYC
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Timing House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

Hi ETYC,

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience.
We just do our best to keep everyone having a great memory here!
I'm glad you like our guest house.
We are planing a new one and hope we could provide our new room for you next time. ^_^

Greg
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

My husband & I stayed 2 nights at Doris Home which certainly lived up to its excellent reputation.It's a delightful home with warm hosts and lots of beautiful walking trails to enjoy at Sun Moon Lake.Even before we arrived in Taiwan, Greg was most helpful in advising us, via email,on our travel plans in the Nantou area.2 thumbs up !

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Timing House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2014

Hi Seasonal-Phoenix,

Thank you very much for your 2 thumbs up!! :)
We are glad that you like our service and Sun Moon Lake trails.
Taiwan is not too far from Singapore.
We wish to see you again in the future. ^_^

Greg Yu
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

Conveniently located, and nicely decorated! Breakfast is yummy and tv has many channels too. Free use of bicycle which is really useful as you dont need to rent. Internet is fast and shower is very good with constant hot water supply! However, as we stayed at the 1st room (Doris Room) which is the first room from the entrance to the 3 rooms, it gets a little noisy in the night and morning when your neighbours' come back or leave the house, and if they are not so considerate in lowering their volumes. So, advice is to pick the last room from the corridor and all would be good.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Timing House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2014

Hi uraywong,

Thank you very much for your review.
We are happy to see you had so much good experience in our guest house.
Now we are planing to build a new guest house.
Hope it will solve the sound insulation.
We wish to receive you again in the future and hope you'll visit Sun Moon Lake for the 3rd time.
^_^

Greg Yu
DORIS HOME

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Reviewed 25 December 2012

My family and I took up all the 3 rooms and stayed in this Minus for a day in end Nov'12. Their interior design is good, as per what have been described. The toilet of each room is clean, with some free basic essentials provided, the room is spacious and cozy and the owners are very friendly. Overall, I've enjoyed my stay except for I'm not used with hard bed and the sudden dripping of water from the air-condition in the ceiling, throughout the night that wetted my towel and blanket. I guess it is just my luck, for the dripping water. I've already informed the owner so it should be fine now. Travellers should consider staying in this minsu, as it is really a good experience :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Jess180912
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Timing House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2014

Hi Jess180912,

Thank you very much for your patient advise.
Now we have changed a new bed and it's softer for visitors who is not used to a hard one.
And the dropping water from the ceiling, we are really sorry about the situation.
It happened sometimes cause it's a old building and we are trying our best to maintain it.
Now we are planing a new guest house and hope we could receive you in the new one soon.
That will be great if you have a better experience this time. ^_^
Thank you so much.

Greg Yu
DORIS HOME

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

The Minsu (B&B) is located right in the centre of the little town, next to the ferry pier. There are nearby eateries, a starbucks and 7-11. The rooms are clean, very well decorated, comfortable and large enough although there are no cupboards (which did not bother me as i stayed only 1 night). I had 2 rooms and one of the rooms (Garfield if i remember correctly) toilet door is see-through glass. You can't use a towel to get some modesty.

The breakfast was homemade and delicious. Tea and coffee (expresso machine using coffee beans) are available all day in the dining area.

Greg is very hospitable and provided us with alot of info. If you intend to take the ferry ride, you can purchase the tickets from him which is heavily discounted. The retail price is NTD300 (which you can bargain to NTD200~250) but i got them from Greg at NTD100. When we first arrived, he had already prepared guava (local fruit) for us. On our last day, before we left, he brought preserved dried flower which was made by his relative, for us to eat after our lunch. Both he and his mum saw us off the taxi. I thought both were very nice gestures from our host. Kudos to Greg and his family !

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Dickson P
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GregDORISHOME, 業者 at Timing House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2014

Hi Spikey1848,

Thank you very much for your great review.
I'm really sorry about the transparent glass of the restroom.
It was designed for a brighter environment.
Now we have put some frosted sticker on the glass so that you won't see though all of it.
Hope it could bring more comfortable experience to the visitors.
Thank you for your advise and we wish to see you in DORIS HOME again. ^_^

Greg Yu
DORIS HOME

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Address: No.123 Zhongshan Road, Sun Moon Lake, Yuchih Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (Formerly Doris Home)
Region: Taiwan > Nantou County
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 684 B&Bs / Inns in Nantou County
Price Range: £59 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Timing House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Timing House is located in Sun Moon Lake next to the Shuishe Pier. Shopping, dining, biking, transportation is very convenient. Walking distance to Shueishe Visitor Center, same as the bus station, is about 2 minutes. The design is simple and comfortable and it will bring you a great memory in Sun Moon Lake. ... more   less 
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