Good times, happy memories and more at the Central Taiwan Guestroom! Free WiFi, AC, Private Bathroom, King Size bed, Guest information service and two funny cats make this a great beginning, middle or end to any trip around Taiwan! :)
Special discounts available to people booking three months in advance. Long term stays also discounted up to 15-20%! :)
1 person $600 NTD 每晚450新台幣一人
2 people $600 NTD 每晚450新台幣兩個人
3 people $900 NTD 每晚750新台幣三個人
Mr. Stephen McCutcheon
台灣台中市大里區六桂路94-3號3樓*Bldg No. 92 (92號房子)
3F, No.94-3, Liuguei Rd,
Dali City, Taichung County 412,
Welcome to Dali City, Taichung! Just 15 minutes by bus from the train station, your stay may be short, but should absolutely be memorable! Taichung is a thriving metropolis at the heart of Taiwan and Dali is at its traditional heart Just 15 minutes from the train station by bus, 7 mins by taxi, experience the local markets, winding alley ways of this wonderful part of Taichung. A fantastic place to depart the plane and experience the real soul of this heart-warming country. Begin your journey of Taichung city, it's night markets, art museum, shopping districts and nightlife here. More importantly Taichung is a great starting point for seeing some of Taiwan's most remarkable sights from Central Taiwan Guestroom including:
Lugang (40 mins), Puli (35 mins), Sun Moon Lake (1 hour), Changhwa Buddha (30 mins), Sanyi (30 mins), Miaoli (40 mins) or even the giddy heights of Mount Hehuan Shan (3300m 2hrs).
Taichung Train Station - 15 mins by bus
Local Zhong Xiao Market (Recommended) - 5 mins by bus
Art Museum - 20 mins by bus
Science Museum - 25 mins by bus
Yi Zhong Night Market - 20 mins by bus
Puli - 35 mins by direct bus (can take a bus from outside the apartment to Puli or Sun Moon Lake)
See Guidebooks in room for more Ideas!!
Your room here includes: :-)
- Double Bed in Separate Guest Room
- Bed linen, Towels and Extra Blankets
- Air Conditioning
- Personal Bathroom
- Wall-mounted fan, Bedside fan
- Desk and Chair (for watching movies, work)
- Full-length wardrobe (with mirror)
- Free WiFi & Cable TV
- Free Breakfast (incl. fruit, cereal & yogurt)
- Free LOCAL phone calls
- Laundry Facilities
- Hair Dryer
- Free Easy Card
- Free Tea & Coffee
- Guide to Taichung
- Complimentary maps (En / 中文)
- Free bicycle for guest use
- Free Travel Kit..incl. travel adapters, batteries etc.
- Chinese Learning Books/Phrase books
- Taxi stand around the corner
- Driver Booking Service for 1-3 day trips around Taiwan
- Help organizing your trip! :)
The apartment is clean and located in the ‘suburb’ of Dali City, Taichung, about 15 mins by bus from the central train station or a 1 min walk from a taxi stand. If you can call before hand, I can either meet you at the train station or HSR (High Speed Rail) or least provide directions for a taxi or meet you if needed. :) I work near home so I’ll be nearby should you need help at any time during your stay in Taiwan. Finding a taxi is easy or the room has several numbers for you to call. For cat lovers, there are also two lovely cats draped at random around the living room to interact with as they see fit! :)
Local area is a traditional, safe one, with locals oft burning incense to ward off ghosts and children out playing in the street. It has a happy, civil, warming atmosphere that I've never tired of over the years I've lived here. While here, please feel free to wander around the local vegetable markets, nearby night markets, temples or get lost down some of Dali's many back roads...
The apartment has Wi-Fi in all the rooms, cable TV and cooking utensils if you wish to cook. All details are given on a noticeboard on the wall of your bedroom. There's also a nice full refrigerator stocked with mineral water for your stay and with plenty of room to store fresh and frozen produce in a fully functional kitchen. If you need anything else, I'll do my best to buy it in. In case of extra guests, there's a sofa bed too.
When you check in please press # then dial 9403 on the buzzer and I'll buzz you in. If you have any problems just ask the guard at the door to assist you. He's really friendly and been there as long as the building I think!
If you like biking, there's a mountain bike free for use in the apartment. Alternatively, road-worthy mountain bikes can be hired at a nearby Giant Store for use on one of many bike trails around Taichung. There's an excellent ride along the river just through Dali that winds into the misty mountains beyond...
For hiking, Dakeng isn't too far away and can be reached by taking the Fengyuan bus service. Dakeng offers 10 trails from the infamous 'monkey' trail to the more sedate 'garden' trails - recently renovated! These can all get pretty crowded on the weekend, so week days are best recommended for visiting them.
Some other nearby hiking trails include:
1. Around Taiping (details provided)
2. Taking the Fengyuan bus service out to the Toubiankeng Bat Cave and the biking/hiking bonanza around there.
*List provided by Taichung Central Government:
Interaction with Guests
I'm always on hand to help out with travels details, finding a bus or just having a chat about life in Taiwan. I've lived overseas for 12 years now and I love hearing about other people's travel experiences and adventures.
Getting around the the whole of Taichung is FREE by Easy/Yoyo Card. Whether going to Feng Jia Night Market or the National Art Museum. There are two cards available here that guests are welcome to use during their stay. Bus no. 50 gets you to the train station and from there most buses depart to sights of interest around Taichung. From Taichung airport to get here, you can take the shuttle bus which takes around one hour and leaves regularly with the last one around 10 pm. From the High Speed Rail (HSR) station to reach here, it's cheapest to take a connecting train from there to the central train station and then either a bus or a taxi to Dali District - I'm always happy to pick up individual travelers on my scooter or even to meet them to help them get the bus (or a taxi) here.
Other Things to Note
1. Please be neat and tidy.
2. Please wash pots after use. Don't leave them standing idly.
3. Be nice to the cats and they'll love you for it.
4. When you check out please place the key in my mailbox as you leave.
5. Please give me a call or send me a message 24 hours before you arrive to let me know your approximate arrival time.
6. Lastly, treat this place nicely and I'll be happy. :)
** Come as a guest, Leave as a friend! **
Excellent stay with one of the nicest and most big-hearted hosts we've ever met. Stephen kindly helped us with baggage, transport and visits. We also had a good time with Snowy and Jubilee. We'll certainly drop by on our next trip to Central Taiwan. See you soon!
Excellent séjour chez l'un des hôtes les plus sympathiques et généreux que nous ayons rencontrés jusqu'ici. Stephen nous a chaleureusement aidés à régler nos bagages, les moyens de déplacement et les visites. De plus, nous avons passé un bon moment avec Snowy et Jubilee. Nous vous rendrons certainement visite dès notre prochain voyage à Taïwan du Centre. À bientôt !
Stephen is very nice.当我到的时候他把家里的灯都亮着 感觉一进门就很温馨 两只小猫咪很安静很cute 而且stephen 还给我准备了小零食 很喜欢很好吃呢 而且房间也很干净 晚上睡觉也很安静 这是我在台湾的最后一晚 也是睡得最早的一晚 不过因为时间关系没有和他有很多时间交流 希望下次再去的时候 能有更多时间和Stephen 交流 哈哈 不过前提是要把英语学好～
Having spent the last 12 years travelling the world, I'm now settled in Taiwan teaching English, running a small business, learning [traditional] Chinese and tending to two self-absorbed cats! I like hiking, biking and traveling so when I'm not hosting, I try to get away whenever I can.
I'm originally from the United Kingdom (UK). I've had some fantastic experiences while traveling and made some super friends while doing so. I believe we learn from every experience and every person we meet.
Taichung is an awesome location for either taking a breather from the rigors of the travel or exploring the cultural wonders of Central Taiwan. Having been here five years now, I've traveled widely around the isle of Formosa and I'll be happy to provide tips on interesting places to experience while your here.
Above all, whether you want to relax with a good book or movie, or explore the nooks and crannies of this fascinating island, I aim to make your stay here as easy as possible.