19Nov
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Taichung: Hung’s Mansion Hotel Review

After spending two wonderful days at Sun Moon Lake, we left with a better knowledge of the regional tea as well as being well caffeinated from it. Still wired from the caffeine, we decided to stay in Taichung to explore the city for a couple days instead of catching the high speed rail back to Taipei. We booked the hotel literally 15 minutes before arriving to the Taichung, but thanks to Tripadvisor, our last minute booking took us to a wonderful hotel. 

Hung’s Mansion Hotel (Map, Website): This is a 4-star hotel and we paid a little under $100 USD a night. I don’t think you can get a better deal than this!

Now I haven’t stayed in too many fancy hotels, but here, I was like a bright-eyed little girl in a candy store. Everything had me in “Ooos” and “Ahhs” from the grand lobby to the magnificent chandeliers. Also, our room is so big I can do two rounds of cartwheels before crashing into the floor-to-ceiling windows — ha.

 Lobby

Lobby

 Lobby

Lobby

Chandeliers by the elevators

Chandeliers by the elevators

 Florals by the elevators

Florals by the elevators

 

What I love about this hotel:

  1. The space! It is literally a mansion.
  2. Free fruits, water and soda and they replace them each day — They also have a separate drinking water faucet in your room so you can refill your bottles any time you want.
  3. Fresh bath robes and night slippers each day.
  4. Separate room for the bidet toilet — the seat warmer is a nice touch for the cold mornings.
  5. Waterfall shower head — not to mention, the water pressure is impeccable.
  6. Free bathroom goodies that are also replaced each day: comb, toothbrush and paste, nail file, shower cap, hair tie, and razor with shaving cream. I will neither admit or deny that I took these items each of the three days we stayed here.

What I want them to improve on:

  1. Have more outlets in the room. We were struggling to find outlets to charge our phones and our other electronics.
  2. Have more hooks to hang our towels and clothes.
  3. Better breakfast
 Our room

Our room

 Our room

Our room

 Free beverages

Free beverages

 Waterfall shower head

Waterfall shower head

 Bathroom

Bathroom

 Bidet toilet in separate room

Bidet toilet in separate room

Robes and slippers for everyone

Robes and slippers for everyone

 Enjoying the view with my comfy slippers

Enjoying the view in my comfy slippers

 

Hung’s Mansion offers a breakfast buffet for $400 NT or ~$13 USD and, of course, I wanted to try it out because breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Also, there’s something comforting in waking up and having breakfast in your pajamas in a fancy dining hall — haha I’m weird. However, I felt that it missed the mark because their food was not up to par for a 4-star hotel. The bacon was soggy and they ran out of croissants — Gasp! Is it too much to ask that I wanted my arteries to be clogged first thing in the morning by crispy bacon and buttery croissants? Although the selection was plentiful, the flavors of the dishes were bland, dry and unappetizing.

 Dining room

Dining room

 Breakfast buffet

Breakfast buffet

 Breakfast buffet

Breakfast buffet

Breakfast buffet

Breakfast buffet

Hot bar

Hot bar

My breakfast -- the pork sung was the highlight

My breakfast — the pork sung was the highlight

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About Linh

"I love to eat. I live to eat. I travel to eat." It only took a short amount of time for me to find out that the rat race, corporate life was not the life I want and that pushing papers was not as creatively stimulating as they advertised. As a result, I exchanged my suits for suitcases and setting on a year long journey to Southeast Asia. For each country I visit, my goal is to immerse myself in its culture and, of course, feast my way through all of its delicacies.
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