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The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

May 6, 2010 by

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

The Lalu is a 98-room, 5-star, modern luxury boutique hotel in Nantou, Taiwan. Situated on Sun Moon Lake, the hotel dates back to 1901 and was once the favorite retreat of President Chiang Kai Shek. Recently renovated by Kerry Hill Architects, The Lalu is one of the ultimate getaways anywhere in the world, providing its guests with the perfect location and environment in which to relax and enjoy the mystical surroundings.

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

At 60 metres long and eight metres wide, this swimming pool is one of the most popular features of The Lalu. The water connects to the sky, and the sky to the water. Take a dip in this the longest warm water swimming pool in Taiwan and experience the feeling of swimming from the pool on the lake

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

Accommodations at The Lalu come by way of Suites and Villas. The Lakeview Suites come in one and two-bedroom options and were designed with a whole new approach to space perspective. At all times, guests have views of the lake. In the living room, bedroom and bathroom, life and beautiful views of the lake become intertwined. The balcony will allow you to taste your life from another perspective. Lying on the balcony day bed with a loved one, watch the sunrise and sunset, lights from fishing boats, or count the stars.

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

The Courtyard Pool Villas come in one and two-bedroom options that offer privacy and sanctity, with three metre tall fences creating a serene and secluded atmosphere. The backyard garden contains a special atmosphere where you can enjoy an outdoor bath with the sky above, and a 12 metre long, temperature controlled swimming pool allows for nude swimming. From the bathroom to the backyard garden, the emphasis is on spaciousness. Imagine your own room with a fireplace and a front yard with your own long swimming pool.

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

The Presidential Suite is the ultimate in luxury and spacious stays, and includes an entrance hallway, a reading room, living room, dining room, master bedroom, room for preparing meals, and a bodyguard room. Silk walls, sofas by the fireplace area, a reading room that faces Lalu Island, and the Chinese antique decorations all create an ambience fit for a monarch.

The Lalu Banquet Hall provides a private meeting space that is 430 square metres in size. With large French windows and curtains, it provides abundant natural lighting and boasts exceptional views of Sun Moon Lake. It serves Taiwanese, Cantonese and Shanghai cuisines for up to 200 people at the same time and is the best choice in Taiwan for large banquets or small parties.

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

The Lobby Bar is the perfect place for a warm cup of tea, a drink before dinner or even a lunchtime snack. Relax in front of the fireplace on the balcony with a glass of specially selected wine and enjoy the beauty of Sun Moon Lake. The Lobby Bar & Lounge offers a variety of wine cocktails, coffees, soft drinks and snacks.

Located near the pool, the Tea House specializes in dim sum, hot and cold snacks, assorted refreshments and a range of Chinese and locally grown teas.

The Lake View Chinese Restaurant offers a dining environment set amongst the beautiful scenery of the lake. In addition to the great Chinese cuisine, fresh fish and the special dishes of the former Han-Bi Building make the excellent choices.

The Japanese Restaurant is designed in the Zen style and serves teppanyaki and contemporary Japanese cuisine.

The Oriental Brasserie offers contemporary Chinese and Western cuisine in an informal atmosphere with beautiful views of the lake, green hills and Tsen Pagoda on Shabalan Mountain across the water.

The Lalu Garden is a newly completed facility in the Hotel. With the space of over 750 square meters, it makes an ideal venue for Meetings, Wedding Receptions, Company Parties, etc. The Lalu Garden is equipped with state-of- art lighting and audio systems, plus the professional service team will cater to all your needs, and you can be sure that your party or function will be a successful one.

The Lalu has four meetings rooms, for business meetings and special events,that are the perfect choice for inspiration in a secluded natural setting.

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

The Lalu Spa offers a range of wellness treatments that use traditional techniques and all-natural products, to help you relax and make the most of the hotel and its stunning location.

With its unmatched location, modern and luxurious rooms and villas, private areas, huge swimming pool, stunning views, the list of reasons to stay at The Lalu runs on and on. An oasis designed to bring the ultimate in relaxation, it is one of Asia’s most prestigious getaways and definitely a must-stay experience for the ChicTraveler.

The Lalu in Nantou, Taiwan

Hotel Amenities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Parking (free)
  • Self parking
  • Business center
  • Express check-out
  • Safe-deposit box – front desk
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or child care
  • Hair salon
  • Number of floors: 7
  • Bar/lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Parking (valet)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Sauna



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