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The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake

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No.31 Shuixiu Street, Yuchi 555 Taiwan
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The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake is fine style and built by the cypress and owned the fame as "the first and big wooden house in Asia ". The unique location can let you enjoy the fun to angle for fish in balcony of the room. It is the special hotel near the sun moon lake which provides you a unique living experience.There are indoor swimming pool, sauna, Chinese chess room, business center, and there also are functional meeting room, a business center, gym. We provide the perfect service. A 180-degree spacious and bright round French window catches the scenes of Sun Moon Lake for you, the zero- distance lake moves the all kind of styles in four seasons.
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Jason P wrote a review Nov 2022
San Francisco, California141 contributions38 helpful votes
Fun cabin style hotel rooms with lake views. The rooms are spacious and comfortable l. Ours had a bunk like second floor with additional bed. Beds themselves are very comfortable and downstairs has an indoor pool and restaurant with breakfast and great views of the lake.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 吳 謹如, 總經理 at The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake
Responded 2 Dec 2022
We highly appreciate your opinions, we’ll bring your kind praise and expectance to provide nice and delight service to our guests. We’re looking forward to seeing you and your family again. Thanks!
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Beezel44 wrote a review May 2021
Taipei, Taiwan53 contributions58 helpful votes
This hotel is an old wooden structure which is very appealing, and it's right on the lake (normally, not during a drought) The staff are very friendly and helpful, switching to English when they saw us. There's an indoor pool and also jacuzzis and saunas in the men's and women's locker rooms. Unfortunately, the pool was freezing cold and unusable, and since the jacuzzis were sex-segregated my son had to hang out by himself. The room was large and the bathroom has been updated, but the room decor is old and the rugs look horrible, dirty and worn. The buffet breakfast was not good, there were very few selections for typical Western or Asian breakfast. A lot of the items were more like lunch; stir fried veggies, salad, soup. Dinner was a set meal that didn't work at all for kids and there were no other options.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from 吳 謹如, 總經理 at The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake
Responded 13 Oct 2021
Thank you for your advice. We will let our management to know. Hope we will update soon. And look forward to seeing you soon,
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OrderintheHouse wrote a review Apr 2020
Brisbane2745 contributions171 helpful votes
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In January 2020 my wife and I included a 6 night Wendy Wu private tour of Taiwan as part of our 18 day Asian trip we arranged to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our tour took in Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Tainan and Kaohsiung. For our overnight at Sun Moon Lake we stayed in the Richforest Hotel located in the Ita Thao village of Yuchi Township in the centre of Nantou county. It is a beautiful and impressive wooden structure made from Chinese cypress and stands majestically beside the beautiful man made Sun Moon Lake. There are exotic palm trees growing in front of the hotel building providing a pleasant setting. Entry to the hotel requires negotiating around 12 concrete steps from the roadside. The reception area looks imposing with timber embellishments including impressive timber staircases to get to higher floors. We found the reception staff to be helpful enough but also a bit aloof and only willing to provide minimum responses to our queries. We did however appreciate sitting on chairs at the reception desk rather than having to stand and lean over a tall counter. We liked our deluxe room which included a balcony with two chairs and an occasional table where we were able to enjoy some truly spectacular views of the Sun Moon Lake. The two double beds in the room were clean and comfortable. In addition to the usual tea and coffee making facility the hotel provided a pod coffee machine which was a nice added feature. Another nice feature was the timber panelling on the walls. The bathroom included a separate shower unit and plunge bath and a decent washbasin. It also included a modern electronic toilet. On the top floor there is an impressive reading room with comfortable lounge chairs to enjoy a bit of relaxation while enjoying the beauty of the lake. On one of the tables in this room was a nice display of purple orchids. It was a pity that the hotel was being renovated during our stay and as such the restaurant was not available for us to enjoy an evening meal nor breakfast. A downside during our visit was to have to endure the smell of the industrial glues that were being used by the builders renovating the hotel. This was an unfortunate aspect of our visit. Breakfast was provided at the Lealea Moon Hotel, one of their sister hotels, about 300 metres up the road from the Richforest Hotel. We found the breakfast provided at the Lealea to be only average as it did not provide enough variety of food. It was adequate but not special. Not being able to have dinner in the Richforest restaurant we ventured downtown and we found the Nine Go Beer Bar, a quirky new restaurant where the owner speaks good English and offers sensible kebab meals and a good range of beers to drink. The place is popular with western tourists in town. Overall we found the hotel to be charming. However we felt it was let down by guests having to endure the renovations taking place while they were staying there. This of course is progress and necessary and we accept that this will happen to any traveller from time to time.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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shirling wrote a review Feb 2020
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What you get is not exactly what you see on the website. We chose this hotel because of the indoor pools, but the water is so cold that my Canadian families can’t swim in them at all, and the pools are completely open to be viewed by the patrons of the restaurant. No ramp at the front and only entrance, and no elevator either so be prepared to drag your luggage up the stairs yourself. The “gym” has 3 machines in a wide open area with zero privacy. Our “deluxe family room” for 4 is quite small with no dresser and only 2 hangers for coats. Lastly, we tried to follow the welcome letter’s recommendation (which was supposed to be updated daily) to watch an aboriginal tribal dance performance. The front desk staff had no idea where the venue was and when we finally got there, the place was closed that day for Chinese New Year. Just wanted others to be informed before booking.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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HappyFamily0f3 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom212 contributions197 helpful votes
For location alone The Richforest Hotel would get a 5 star rating. Our quadruple room (2 double beds) had an uninterrupted view of the lake, which was lovely. Unfortunately the decor in the room was very tired and the price for one Saturday night stay was very high, which has led me to rate 3 stars overall. There is a pool at the hotel but weirdly it is in the dining area so we didn’t fancy that. Breakfast was an Asian-style buffet. The dining room had large picture windows overlooking the lake, but unfortunately these were steamed up at breakfast time. To get to the hotel we took the high speed rail from Taipei to Taichung and then the shuttle bus to Shuishe (the bus was showing Sun Moon Lake as the destination). The bus is easy to find- go to exit 5 on the first floor and the bus goes from platform 3. There’s a long queue at the weekend, so go straight there! From Shuishe we took a shuttle bus across the lake to Ita Thao but you can also take the round the lake bus. We paid for each leg of the journey separately but it would have been cheaper to purchase one of the various special passes online had we known. The Richforest isn’t a bad choice but it could be much nicer if they refurbished the rooms. The Lake is definitely worth visiting for a day or two.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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xilouie wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom204 contributions43 helpful votes
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The Hotel is seriously old and tired. The carpet in our room is stained with god knows what so we didn’t dare take our shoes off. The bathroom is odd and dysfunctional. There is a constant odor of mildew and funk in the air. Not sure if it’s the carpets or the mold. They gave us free dinner and breakfast with our stay. Trust me you will not want to eat. The breakfast buffet which is typically easy was 🤢 NASTY. The eggs looked as if they were regurgitated. Dinner was also a JOKE! We asked for the menu and they served something completely different! Someone needs to scrub this place from ceiling to floor. The decor is also dated and tired! The employees also seem miserable and unhappy. I guess the working conditions are having an impact. By far the worst HOTEL we have stayed in the past 20 years....
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Elskada wrote a review Sep 2018
Ebbs, Austria83 contributions98 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in the hotel. We had a room with 2 king size beds and a balcony facing the lake where we could watch the sunset. The room was very cozy with wooden walls. The beds were a little hard for our taste but we generally prefer a little softer mattresses. The hotel has a restaurant which was already closed when we arrived at 9pm. So if you’re late, be prepared to eat somewhere on the road because all restaurants around are closed too. Luckily there was a 7-eleven close by. The hotel‘s restaurant has a beautiful view on the lake but it is open towards the indoor swimming pool and the jacuzzi. We found that very weird. The swimming pool is open all day so you can use it when nobody is in the restaurant but the jacuzzi is only open during dinner time. Why would you go in the jacuzzi when people are eating next to you? There’s also a sauna but considering that it was sweltering all day, we didn’t check it out. Breakfast is mainly focused on Chinese/ Taiwanese taste. There are a few things for those who prefer continental breakfast but really not much.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mum-o-3 wrote a review Sep 2018
Singapore, Singapore120 contributions27 helpful votes
Hotel is just beside the lake, rooms with balconies have their balconies hanging over the lake, so it is great! It is within walking distance to the shopping area and lots of eateries nearby! There is no elevator though, so be prepared to climb stairs, even if your room is on the same level as the reception, you need to take the stairs to access the breakfast area.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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dddnxddny wrote a review Jul 2018
New Hyde Park, New York1 contribution
We are three families with kids ranging from 5-13 years old and we stayed on third floor family rooms with an second floor attic room. There is no elevator because of wood structures, so there is no sound approve!!! We got calls every night from front desk told us that guests downstairs complained that we were too loud. We were just whispering in the rooms, please!!! Please reconsider I you want to stay here, even if you come here without kids! The drain for the shower is very slow too. You have to finish within less than five mins otherwise the dirty water would fill up and you would stand in dirty water and it leaks all over the bath room floor !!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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法克桑 wrote a review Apr 2018
Kaohsiung, Taiwan2334 contributions66 helpful votes
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Biggest wooden house in asia! Made by Taiwan Cypress. Receptionist is polite and helpful, room are big, we stay at 4pax room (room 303) for 2nights with a balcony facing Sun Moon Lake, most of it are good, but few bad defects are, our room 303 when open the balcony can smell the fishy smell. quite noisy of walking sound and pulling the windows sound coming from the room up on us, the sound insulation are bad. Breakfast dish are same everyday. No lift for upper floor and need to carry luggage to climb up the staircase to 5th and 6th floor.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$141 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
日月潭哲园名流会馆, the richforest hotel nantou, richforest hotel nantou
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lealea Garden Hotels-Sun Moon Lake
LOCATION
TaiwanNantouYuchi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake
Which popular attractions are close to The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Nearby attractions include Yidashao Pier (0.1 km), Xuan Guang Si (0.3 km), and Sun Fog Port (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fu-beng Restaurant, Full House Resort Hotel Restaurant, and Magaidan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wen Wu Temple (2.4 km) and Xuan Guang Si (0.3 km).
Does The Richforest Hotel-Sun Moon Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.