As I wanted to visit Alishan for my first trip to Taiwan, we decided to stay overnight at Chiayi (嘉义) for ease of travelling. After some research online, I think it’s a good choice as accommodation at Chiayi is cheaper than at Taipei. 😛 Based on online reviews of Chiayi City accommodation, we decided on Day+ Boutique Hotel (嘉义商旅).
Day+ Hotel’s official website said that there is a free BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Shuttle from Chiayi HSR Station & we should alight at Shin Kong Mistukoshi Dept Store / FE21 Dept Store bus station (about 30 min) then walk towards the direction of the bridge for about 200m & the hotel can be seen. However it was not easy for us to find the hotel after we got off the bus.
Other than this hiccup in finding the hotel, it is as good as what the online reviews said! Check out my photos below:
We were given a free upgrade to a Triple Room upon check-in so the room we got was very spacious, & value for money since it costed S$108.42 a night only from Agoda. The hotel room was very clean & modern, but 1 grouse was the aircon would auto-adjust its temperature, so I woke up in the middle of the night feeling stuffy & warm, especially when the blanket could trap heat pretty well haha.
In addition, the hotel provides free wifi in the room which was very strong, & also breakfast is provided at the basement lounge. The breakfast buffet spread was quite good too. Besides the hotel staff were all very helpful & friendly.
We will strongly recommend friends & family to book this hotel if you are stopping over at Chiayi. Quoting the hotel slogan, “it’s not a hotel, it’s a home”. 🙂