I can’t believe this is a MOTEL! Eating off Hollywood’s motel menu of murders, sex, drugs and sleaze, I’ve always imagined these drive-in lodgings to be squalid and stuff of nightmares (remember Bates Motel from the movie Psycho?).
So when I was told our first night’s stay in Taiwan was to be in a motel, I thought the organisers were kidding. They assured us that the motel is 5-star… it’s like telling a kid an injection isn’t painful.
Then the door to my room opened… True to their words, the motel was simply, for the lack of a better word, AWESOME! The room is huge and the bathroom is a wonderland! Definitely great for a romantic escapade with a loved one to spice things up between the sheets.
Too bad I enjoyed it alone…
Luxurious motels are unique to Taiwan where they are no longer just a convenient, budget rest-stop and Orient Luxury Villa Motel (风华汽车旅馆) is the cream of the crop. I was told it is the best-of-its-class in Taiwan.
Although I’ve never stayed in any motels before to evaluate that praise, but I think it would be hard for any of them to measure up. The stay was such an interesting start to the Taiwan trip!