Sunday, 31 January 2016

Mia's Taiwan Travelogue: Jia's Inn Liouhe


This is my 2nd time travelling to Taiwan and yet again, it's a brief (overnight) stop at Kaohsiung after we touched down at Taoyuan airport before we head off for Alishan. After researching intensively on our accommodation, we decided on Jia's Inn Liouhe. 

Located somewhere in between Formosa Boulevard Station and City Council Station on the Kaohsiung Metro, you can choose to change lines at Formosa Boulevard station to get to City Council station (if you're coming from the TSHR/TRA) and exit from Exit 4 for a slightly shorter walking route. Otherwise, take Exit 11 directly from Formosa Boulevard, locate the Liouhe Tourist Night Market (towards your left) and walk right through the entire bustling stretch of stalls and Jia's Inn will eventually be on your right.


You'll be greeted by a couple of white statues that's the perfect combination of creepiness and quirkiness as you enter from the main door.
After a confirming on the breakfast location and wifi password with the friendly staff at the concierge, we headed up the lift to our rooms, and like most boutique hotels, it was relatively quiet and peaceful along the corridors and lobby. A big reason why I shun 'big hotels' is because of the crowd that can get pretty rowdy when vying for the precious, limited space in the perceptually full lifts.



We were extremely happy with our rooms, that's both cozy and pretty! Really love the small couch beside our bed. It's a shame that we're only staying here for one night. 

TV was clear and had a decent selection of Mandarin & English (movie) channels. And yes, that's my pink luggage that's very easy to spot on the luggage belt. T actually spotted it 3 belts away (but I actually said it's not my luggage). 

Didn't get to try out the complementary drinks, but those salted veggie crackers actually do taste pretty good, like the double decker crackers. 



The bathroom, though without a bathtub (meaning no playing of bath bombs), was still well equipped with standing rain shower and the necessities like hair dryer, disposable toothbrushes, shavers and shower caps. 

And the breakfast place (the hotel's bistro) is just plain awesome. 

The setup can totally get it listed as some top 20 hipster cafes in Singapore or something. 

The choice of food was pretty limited and mediocre. It doesn't really bothers me much through, since I'm more of a buttered toast with coffee morning person. 

A plus point of Jia's Inn Liouhe is that you have the Liouhe Tourist Night Market (almost) at your doorstep! The crowd at the night market is also much more bearable as compared to the night markets in Taipei. And for Liouhe night market, I'll highly recommend visiting for a seafood feast! 






The garlic scallop on shell was a big disappointment due to an overload of garlic with extremely fishy and slightly undercooked roe. It was quite a horrifying experience for me and I gagged on it. Fortunately there was a big cup of bubble milk tea for me to wash away the nausea. The clam also tasted slightly raw, but it wasn't unpleasant for they're really fresh. As for the salt-grilled big head prawns and mantis prawns, they were simply heavenly! If you're passing by Liouhe Night Market, do not forget to grab a few of these yummy prawns for supper! 

For booking of Jia's Inn Liouhe, visit booking.com, hotels.comagoda.com or expedia.com for better deals!

Till then,
Mia Foo

20 comments:

  1. Love reading your blog post, because while reading it..I am thinking what if--I am there joining you with your travel??? Hahahaha...love visualizing the place, the food you eat...oh my gosh..I am dreaming..

    Anyway, you really have a wonderful travel and you enjoy it so much.

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  2. I totally agree with Raine. Very informative post. Thank you for sharing. The entire accomodation looks stunning.

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  3. Taiwan is on my bucket list. Especially in Singapore, we really love Taiwan as a travel destination. Thanks for the detailed post

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  4. I like the interiors of your room! I was in Taiwan in November but we stayed in Ximending area. Since we were in Taiwan for days, I love our hotel's location. I'd want to go back there again someday. :-)

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  5. I've never been to Taiwan before but I do have friends who regularly visit there. I'd love to visit that place some day. I love the pictures you've taken. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up!

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  6. Sounds like a cool place to stay in when you're spending three to five days in Taiwan. I'm happy with the amenities that they have.

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  7. This is such a cool Travelogue!! Will probably try this place when I go to Kaoshiung in the future :D

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  8. The breakfast setup looks really awesome. It's better than the hotels I tried in Taiwan. I also try some food in the night market but so far, I'm happy with everything I've tried.

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  9. I have not been to Kaoshiung yet but hope to see it one day. Do they have bigger rooms for families? I usually travel with the wife and kids, and my kids are not that small anymore.

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  10. Taiwan is a beautiful place and on my list to visit. Rooms and amenities looks really nice. You really got the variety of food.

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  11. This looks amazing. I want to go to Taiwan and I think I'll check this place out.

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  12. Hmmm...Not sure if I will want to stay here next time, but the night market is indeed a place I will want to re-visit!

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  13. The hotel looks pretty neat and clean. I usually judge the cleanliness of any hotel on how neat its toilet is and here its pretty good. And yeah, those statues do look creepy...

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  14. small room hotel but its clean and complete with the amenities you need inside your room. seafoods, omy! looks so succulent

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  15. The food in Taiwan is awesome, actually its very convenient of stay just next to night market or shopping area.

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  16. That inn looks really nice. Love the big bathroom! Plus the food seems delicious especially the lobster. :)

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  17. The scallop looks tempting but that sucks that it was a disappointment! I love scallops. And I haven't been to Taiwan yet but I heard the food is great so I'll have to check it out for myself!

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  18. Looks like it was a beautiful place to stay at but so sorry to hear about the scallops. I thought they looked delicious.

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  19. That's very unfortunate, about the scallop I mean, it looked really appetizing in the photo! The place looks simple, convenient and clean, so it's great for travellers.

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  20. This place looks great! Loved the statues - as a decorating item. I see they try to give an impression of space everywhere in the hotel!

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