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“Just 'ok'” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunnydale House

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Sunnydale House
Ranked #49 of 641 Nantou B&B and Inns
Sarawak,Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just 'ok'”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Food (dinner & breakfast provided in the room rate) is just average.
The room (windward) itself is good, can be cleaner though.
There is no separation between the toilet and shower, so everything is wet once someone has taken his/her shower.
It is a few minutes' walk to the Old England and about 20minutes' walk (be very careful when you walk by the side of the road) from the Mist Plaza. Sunnydale provides transport only to GreenGreen Grassland, therefore we have to walk back ourselves. Would choose a location nearer to the plaza next time to experience another minsu.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bitterpumpkins
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

The most commendable part of the stay at Sunnydale is the friendly and helpful staff who are very attentive to our needs. When we first stepped into the Minsu, one of the personnel, Ah Long, greeted us and helped us plan our itinerary for the next 2 days in Cingjing. In addition, he also drove us to the Misty Plaza as well as the Green Green Grassland on both occasions. Paofen-jie was equally attentive in her chats with us to take care of ourselves. The breakfast was quite a spread with a mix of Taiwanese and western style. Dinner was equally satisfying especially knowing that the vegetables were home-grown. The balcony view was superb for star gazing and sunrise viewing. In terms of convenience, the Minsu is a 15-minute walk away from Misty Plaza. (The minsu owners would have readily prepared torches for you if you need to take a walk outside at night.)

The only spoiler was that one of the waste traps in the bathroom was choked and water could not flow down and stagnated in the bathroom. Thus each time we bathed, we had to manually "sweep" the water down the other waste trap, which can be quite tiring. This problem was not resolved by the Minsu personnel so we ended up repeating these acts during our 2 nights of stay there.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Li_square
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

The Nantou bus stops just right outside, and the journey takes around 1h40mins from Taichung HSR. We had booked a 迎風雙人房 and the view from the balcony was fantastic. However, the bathroom had a slight stale odour which wouldn't go away even when we opened the window to air it. We found the bed to be too soft though.

The minsu provides free transport to 青青草园. From there, you could take a leisurely walk down back to the minsu. Do note that there is no walking footpath from the stretch of road from Carton King/Swiss Garden down to the minsu. You would have to walk by the side of the road so be extremely careful of cars and even trucks coming up or going down the bends as they may not be entirely visible. This also applies if you want to buy stuff at the 7-11 that's located close to the minsu (about 5-7mins walk).

Drinking water is also readily available as there is a drinking water dispenser located right outside our room. We opted to have dinner in the minsu for NT100 per person and that included 4 dishes (2 veggy dishes, 1 toufu dish, 1 meat dish) and 1 soup. Am just happy enough to have some simple, home cooked fare.

The night was very misty, so we couldn't spot any stars.

The breakfast buffet the next morning didn't have much choices of food, nonetheless we didn't really mind as long as we could fill up our tummies. While checking out, Frank also gave us 2 postcards of the minsu as souvenirs.

Prior to the trip, communication with Frank was easy and efficient. He had advised me on how to get to the place. Payment was also fuss free as they had a DBS account of which we could bank transfer our deposit in Singapore dollars to them instantly.

Room Tip: Remember not to leave the insect door screen open, otherwise moths and other insects may come flying...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tiff W
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

stay there for 2nights enjoyed ourselves. Room is Hugh and spacious with balcony. Public bus stop right in front of minsu. Stay include breakfast and they throw in dinner as well. Staffs are very helpful and friendly and answer to our requests. Frank is very friendly and also give us a further discount. Thanks for everything

Room Tip: Rooms on upper level give a better view of the mountain range
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Lim L
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sunnydalebb, 業者 at Sunnydale House, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
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Hi Lim ,
謝謝您給我們的鼓勵
讓所有客人滿意是我們追求的目標
下次再來台灣請和我們聯絡
希望很快能再次見到妳
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Chanced upon Sunnydale House while searching for a place to stay in Cingjing after the popular names for Singaporeans like "Misty" and "Starry" were unavailable.

The owner has a POSB account which makes transferring the 50% deposit for our stay fuss free.

Location: We sought advice from Sunnydale prior to the trip as we were not sure on how to get there from Taichung. Sunnydale provided excellent instructions; to take a Nan Tou bus of which we alighted at 寿亭 busstop right outside the hotel. Very convenient.

Sunnydale also provided transport to the "city centre" (where Starbucks and Carton King is located) as well as to 青青草原. There is a 7-11 less than 10mins walk away.

Room: We stayed in the 迎风双人房 and had a balcony overlooking the beautiful mountains, comfortable bedding, cable TV, and a very clean toilet! The place was so relaxing that we extended our stay there to 2 nights!

赖小姐 and her family were very hospitable during our time at Sunnydale. As we encountered several problems, they were very willing to assist us in solving them patiently!

We have no qualms in choosing Sunnydale again should we visit Cingjing in the near future! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Mel_Foo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

It was the most memorable stay among all in our Taiwan trips. Sunnydale is easily accessible by public bus as it right in front of 寿亭站. On top of this, there is a 7-11 within ten min walking distance.
I travelled with my elderly parents and young child. We were greeted by the hospitable staff who helped us with our luggage. They even offered to send us to our destinations when they saw us waiting for bus to go up the hill. The dear lady boss even offered to send us several bus stops ahead to ensure we get bus seats. So considerate of her.
Sunnydale offered great view. To top it off, the staff provided nice breakfast spread and wonderful steamboat dinner. We were certainly blessed to secure the last room in Sunnydale. Looking forward to another Taiwan trip with Sunnydale soon! www.sunnydale.idv.tw

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank xiaofeiseah
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

arrived in the evening from hualien. Asked about the dinner and being told that can choose dinning in or not, without told us that the free meal only on the day we check-in, end up we miss the local foods provided by the sunnydale. The man at the reception was very bad attitude, even make a face to us when we were asking him to book the next morning sunrise tour. the room also not too good. the dirty clothes that's clean the room still laying on the basin when we checking-in.
But the ladyboss was very friendly and smiley free. asking and introduced the great places and the transport for us. She is nice. She even treat us taiwan famous mooncake when we come back from our day tour. overall just average.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank shmilycy
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sunnydalebb, 業者 at Sunnydale House, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Google Translation
您好
對於您住宿於我們家因接待人員態度不佳造成您的不愉快我深感抱歉 !
我也已對該員做出處罰 , 我們會對所有員工再教育以避免再次發生
為感謝您給我們的批評指教 ,我願提供兩晚免費住宿誠執邀請您再次光臨
再次感謝您的批評指教
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Additional Information about Sunnydale House

Property: Sunnydale House
Address: No.31 Shouting Ln., Ren'ai Township, Nantou 00546, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Nantou
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 641 B&Bs / Inns in Nantou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Faced Hehuan Mountain and Chilai Mountain with the appearance of modern European style, Sunnydale House provides the best location for great view. As it faces east, its design has been ingeniously to use French windows and balcony in order to get a renowned view of sunrise, cloud sea, cloud waterfall and starry night. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sunnydale House Taiwan/Nantou

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