Monday, September 28, 2015

Taiwan Child-friendly Accommodations with Slides

As I was telling my friend that we will be travelling to Taiwan in end of the year, she shared with me the homestay (民宿 minsu) she stayed in Taiwan during her recent trip - family room with slide! It looked so interesting! Immediately, I started my research on Taiwan child-friendly accommodation with slides. I decided to document my findings for our upcoming Taiwan trip, and hope my findings would be useful to those who are planning for a trip to Taiwan with children!

Disclaimer:
We have not stayed in any of the accommodation mentioned in this blog post except Nature House, the findings are based on what I read from the official websites, Facebook pages, many Taiwanese blogs, travel books, as well as information given by the owners when I contacted them for inquiry. And this is not a sponsored post!

Note:
The rate is correct as of September 2015. The range in the rate is due to the date of check-in (cheaper from Sunday to Thursday excluding public holidays), and rooms that accommodate more people would be more expensive.



Yilan (宜蘭) Child-friendly Accommodation with Slides 

During my research, most of the accommodation with slides are located in Yilan. Not sure is it because of competitions that many owners introduce slides to attract families with children.

自然捲北歐風格旅店 Nature House
Website: http://www.nature-house.com.tw/index.php
Address: 宜蘭縣冬山鄉水井一路250巷12號 (No. 12, Lane 250, Shuijingyi Rd, Dongshan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 269)
Facilities in room: Wi-fi, TV, air-conditioner, bath tub. 小小運動家 (Sports Fun) room has mini refrigerator and water dispenser.
Child-friendly facilities: bottle sterilizer, toddler potty, baby shower tub, stool
Facilities in common area: refrigerator, water dispenser, rice cooker, microwave oven
Rate per night: NT5600 - NT6800, overseas visitors to make a payment of 50% deposit via PayPal in order to reserve the room

Image source: Nature House Facebook

The surrounding looks like a great place to relax - two small ponds and greenery! There are 4 types of family rooms, and I fell in love with the 小小運動家 (Sports Fun) room - there is a twist slide that is so unique!

Look at the slide in 小小運動家 (Sports Fun) room!
Image source: 
Nature House Facebook

2 double beds in 小小運動家 (Sports Fun) room
Image source: 
Nature House Facebook

For children who love LEGO, this 樂高城堡 room would keep them busy the whole day - LEGO bricks are provided in this room!

樂高城堡
Image source: 
Nature House Facebook

I contacted the owner for inquiry, and was informed that the nearest train station is 羅東 (Luodong), which is about 3 km away, the taxi fare from train station is about NT150.

There are some eateries nearby, including "menu-less" cuisine (無菜單料理) restaurants like 客人城 (Guest City, price about NT600 /pax) and 曙光 (Price from NT800 /pax). Oh, what is "menu-less" cuisine? It is similar to Japanese Omakase, in which the dishes are selected by the chef. Another place for dinner would be Luodong Night Market which is 3 km away.

Luodong Sports Park is about 1 km away, according to what I read from their Facebook page, the owners can lend visitors the bicycles.

They have online reservation, with the calendar showing availability and price. In August, I looked at the availability in November and December, these rooms are already booked on almost all weekends! That is how popular this accommodation is!

The only thing that makes me think twice is the price. It is not cheap - from NT5600 (about SGD 250) per room per night!

[Updated in December 2015] 
Read our review on 自然捲北歐風格旅店


田庄園 Tian Zhuang B&B
Website: http://www.tzbnb.tw/
Address: 宜蘭縣冬山鄉建進一路161號 (No. 161, Jianjin 1st Rd, Dongshan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 269)
Facilities in room: Wi-fi, TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, bath tub
Facilities in common area: water dispenser
Rate per night: NT4500 - NT6000, overseas visitors to make a payment of 50% deposit via PayPal in order to reserve the room

Image source: 田庄園 Facebook


My children would love the small outdoor play area with scooters and cars! There is a swing in 奇幻世界 room!

奇幻世界
Image source: 
田庄園 Facebook

The swing in 仙杜瑞拉 room is more suitable for toddlers and babies.

仙杜瑞拉
Image source: 
田庄園 Facebook

Based on their website, the owner offers transportation between 冬山 (Dongshan) Train Station and her place. When I contacted the owner for inquiry, I was informed that there are some eateries nearby.


彩虹園 Rainbow Garden
Website: http://www.ete.com.tw/rainbow/
Address: 宜蘭縣冬山鄉珍珠三路76號 (No. 76, Zhenzhu 3rd Rd, Dongshan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 269)
Facilities in room: Wi-fi, TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, bath tub
Rate per night: NT4000 - 11000, overseas visitors to make a payment of 30% deposit via PayPal in order to reserve the room

Image source: 彩虹園 Facebook

There are 5 family rooms with slides. One interesting feature of the room is that your can see the padi field while you are relaxing in the bath tub!

幸福熱氣球 room has a swing that the children would love!

幸福熱氣球
Image source: 彩虹園 Facebook

宜人生活 Easy Life
Website: http://easylife.yilantravel.net
Address: 宜蘭縣冬山鄉吉祥路569號 (No. 569, Jixiang Rd, Dongshan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 269)
Facilities in room: Wi-fi, TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, bath tub
Rate per night: NT4200 - 13200, overseas visitors to pay deposit via PayPal in order to reserve the room

The owner has two blocks of home-stay. Families with more people may consider this place as it offers rooms that can accommodate 6 to 8 people.

玩具王國3-8人房
Image source: Easy Life website

If you are a fan of Totoro, then you would like this!

Totoro 6-pax room
Image source: Superpama

羅東孩子王 Child King 
Website: http://www.twstay.com/Site/rooms.aspx?BNB=childking
Address: 宜蘭縣羅東鎮北成路一段298號 (No. 298, Section 1, Beicheng Rd, Luodong Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 265)
Facilities in room: Wi-fi, TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, bath tub, water dispenser
Child-friendly facilities: baby bath tub
Rate per night: NT3500 - NT5500, pay 30% deposit in order to reserve the room

The children would be thrilled before they enter the room - there is a play area with slide and ball pool in the common area!

米奇
Image source: Child King website

The exterior of this accommodation looks just like usual residential building, so it is really like a typical Taiwanese home.



Taichung (台中) Child-friendly Accommodation with Slides

紅點文旅 RedDot Hotel
Website: http://www.reddot-hotel.com
Address: 台灣台中市中區民族路206號 (No. 206, Minzu Rd, Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan 400)
Facilities in room: Wi-fi, TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, safe, Nespresso coffee maker
Rate per night: from NT2580

The slide is located at the lobby, not in the room. It looks so fun that I also want to try!

Image source: RedDot Hotel website

It is interesting that the rooms are named XS to LL! For a family of 4 like us, we would have to get LL room, which is 4-person room with 2 double beds.

Image source: RedDot Hotel website

One plus point about this hotel is that it is located near Zhonghua Night Market (中華路夜市), so it is very convenient to grab a bite!


Cingjing (清境) Child-friendly Accommodation with Slides

黃慶果園民宿 Homestay
Website: http://www.homestay.com.tw
Address: 南投縣仁愛鄉大同村仁和路217-3號 (No. 217-3, Renhe Rd, Ren’ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 546)
Facilities in room: TV, bath tub, DVD player
Rate per night: NT2900 - NT6200

This is the accommodation that my friend stayed recently, and her children enjoyed the stay very much!

歡樂親子房
Image source: Homestay website

When I read up the website, I found another room that is also very interesting - a tree house in the room! Other than the tree house with slide, there is also a rock-climbing corner!

樹屋親子房
Image source: Homestay website

Actually I wanted to add Cingjing to my itinerary just because of this accommodation! However, after I read some other Taiwanese blogs, the weather at Cingjing during end of the year is quite cold, and this accommodation does not have air-conditioner to regulate the room temperature. Even though the owner provides electric blanket, I am worried that my children would catch a cold as they like to kick away the blanket! Perhaps I would visit there during summer.

This accommodation is very popular. In August, I looked at the availability in November and December, these two rooms are already booked on most days!


Tainan (台南) Child-friendly Accommodation with Slides 

迪利小屋 Deely House
Website: http://www.deelyhouse.com
Address: 台南市民生路二段173巷10號 (No. 10, Lane 173, Section 2, Minsheng Rd, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700)
Facilities in room: Wi-fi, TV, bath tub, refrigerator, washing machine
Rate per night: NT2280 - NT7480

Some of you may have heard of Deely House, which is so popular that you have to book way in advance. It has a number of rooms with slides. In particular, 白雪公主 room has double slides!

白雪公主
Image souce: Deely website

魔幻阿拉丁
Image souce: 
Deely website


日日好玩親子共遊. 繪本. 民宿 
Website: http://www.facebook.com/sofunny365
Address: 台南市東區崇善十一街11號1樓 (No. 11, Chongshan 11th St, East District, Tainan City, Taiwan 701)
Facilities: TV, bath tub, refrigerator, water dispenser, toaster
Rate per night: NT3600 - NT4800

When I saw the play area on Google Maps, I was in awe - slide, sand play area, toys, art and craft materials, and a library of books! The play area is open to public with a fee, but from your check-in time to check-out time, the whole play area is yours!

Image source: 日日好玩親子共遊. 繪本. 民宿

Image source: 日日好玩親子共遊. 繪本. 民宿

The bedroom is in Japanese style, with mattresses on the floor. By the way, there is one and only one room available for booking!


童莊親子民宿 Wonderfulland
Website: http://wonderfulland.pixnet.net/blog
Address: 台南市南區大同路二段 (Section 2, Datong Rd, South District, Tainan City, Taiwan 702)
Facilities in the room: Wi-fi, TV, refrigerator, air-conditioner, water dispenser, rice cooker
Child-friendly facilities: bottle sterilizer, toddler potty, baby shower tub, stool
Rate per night: NT2800 - NT9000

It looks like an obstacle course to me! The children would love the pool of balls!

甜蜜派對4-6人房
Image source: 童莊親子民宿 Website
A room that LEGO fans would love!

丹麥積木
Image source: 
童莊親子民宿 Website

If you are travelling with big group of 4 adults and 4 children, you can consider booking 童莊安平館 - whole house with 2 family rooms.

Fun Car 放假
Website: http://www.facebook.com/tainan2015/timeline
Address:708, Taiwan, Tainan City, Anping District, 怡平路493號
Facilities in the room: Wi-fi, TV, bath tub, air-conditioner
Rate per night (Agoda): SGD104 - 160

A mum blogger friend from Meeingfully shared with me this accommodation that she is going to visit. The common area is simple a playground! There are toy cars, which my children would love!

Image source: Fun Car Facebook


You can book through Agoda - search for "Fun Car Guest House". This saves the hassle of paying deposit and then pay the remaining amount in cash like some other accommodations do. There are 2 family rooms, one room is Mickey House ("Family Quad" on Agoda), and the other one is Totoro Room ("Superior Family" on Agoda). It looks like Totoro bus!

Image source: Fun Car Facebook

唯樂親子民宿 We Love
Website: http://www.facebook.com/唯樂親子民宿-1446799255623865/timeline/
Address:台南市安平區郡平路
Facilities in the room: TV, bath tub, air-conditioner
Rate per night: NT3600 - NT7000

Image source: 唯樂親子民宿 Facebook

There are slide and sand play area in the common area, but the children do not need to be dragged into the room, because there are even more interesting things inside the room! One of the rooms is 旋轉木馬親子4人房, and there are really "horses" for the children to ride!



Do you know of other child-friendly accommodation with slides in Taiwan? Do share with us!


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17 comments :

  1. 我们住过自然卷的小小运动家和儿童王国(宜人生活)的森林小屋。
    房间就和网站照片一样!
    自然卷的早餐很丰富、好吃。
    儿童王国还有活动让孩子参与。
    我们家孩子都喜欢儿童王国多一点。

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    1. 谢谢 Lee Choo 和我们分享你愉快的经验!每间民宿/旅店各有特色,真的很难选择!

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    2. 呵呵,我的游记还没有写完呢!
      都好几个月了。

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  2. Kids would love these minsus with slides!

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    1. Not only children love those places, I love those too!

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  3. Thank you for doing the groundwork! Such a convenient list for me to choose an accommodation when it's my turn to go!

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    1. Hope this compilation will be useful to you!

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  4. I should have stayed in 黃慶果園民宿 during my trip to Cingjing. My personal favorite is 迪利小屋 Deely House, nice greenery stay. Thanks for sharing this information.

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    1. Your boy would love the slide at 黃慶果園民宿!

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  5. Read your post earlier and I feel so sad that our Taiwan trip was cancelled. Haiz. .we hope to go soon again.. Hopefully will get to see more of your trip writeup

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    1. Sorry to hear that. Will share more on the blog after our trip, and hope the information will be useful for your next trip.

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  6. Oh my gosh, your list of child friendly hotels in Taiwan is superb! I shall check back here the next time I'm headed to Taiwan.

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  7. Taiwan never ceases to amaze me with what they do with their Minsu...

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    1. Other than slides, there are many other different themes.

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  8. May i know if there are any such accommodation in taipei?

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    1. We could not find any in Taipei by end of last year. Not sure if there is any now.

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