About THE LALU

If there is a name that can stir your emotions, it is The Lalu(Han Bi Lo in Chinese), even if each word in the name costs a hundred million dollars. In 1901, Mr. Ito built a small wooden cabin on the Lalu Peninsula for vacation use and called it “The Lalu"

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For hundreds of years, with strict entrance control, only senior governmental official, generals, prime ministers, and emperors are allowed into The Lalu. Therefore, a myth is created to this building. However, how did The Lalu  come about?

In 1923, the Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito visited Taiwan and appointed The Lalu to be his official residence. He rebuilt the small wooden cabin into a two-story building and added eight guest rooms, including the east and the west wings, dining room, conference room and more. From this time on, The Lalu turned itself from a luxury vacation home into an official government guest house.




In 1949, when the Chinese Nationalist Government retreated to Taiwan, The Lalu became President Chiang Kai-Shek’s hostel, used primarily for vacation use and to entertain foreign head of states.

In 1998, Mr. Cheng-Yi Lai, chairman of the Shining Group, received a phone call that filled his heart with tremendous excitement and doubt. For the past 30 years, his dream was to build a world class hotel along the shores of Sun Moon Lake. The man that made the phone call indicated to him that The Lalu was for sale.

However, buying this historical building was not going to be a simple task. The seller was asking for a sum of NT$ 270 million  and made it clear that it was not negotiable. It took over a year of hard work and negotiation, with the end result closing at the firm asking price of NT$ 270 million. Mr. Lai recalled and said, “Which name is always on people’s mind without ever needing any advertisement? This name has its place and historical value in public’s mind so the name itself is priceless. Even with millions that we spent on it, I think it’s still a bargain.”

After 5 years and an investment of NT$ 1.86 billion, using the theory of utmost simplification of Zen style as the architectural design core from our award winning international design team, the renovation of this historical hotel began. It was rebuilt from the original palace style 6 story building, saving only its beams, columns and floor and replacing everything else. The new design divides the building into three separate building (building A, B and C) for different purposes. Building A is the main guest house. Building B is the structure that houses entertainment facilities such as the Spa, gym, Jacuzzi and Members Clubhouse. Building C includes the Villa area, conference facility, Library and parking lot. On March 3, 2002, The Lalu reopened to the public with its new design and resort style 1 .

About THE LALU

If there is a name that can stir your emotions, it is The Lalu(Han Bi Lo in Chinese), even if each word in the name costs a hundred million dollars. In 1901, Mr. Ito built a small wooden cabin on the Lalu Peninsula for vacation use and called it “The Lalu"

For hundreds of years, with strict entrance control, only senior governmental official, generals, prime ministers, and emperors are allowed into The Lalu. Therefore, a myth is created to this building. However, how did The Lalu  come about?

In 1923, the Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito visited Taiwan and appointed The Lalu to be his official residence. He rebuilt the small wooden cabin into a two-story building and added eight guest rooms, including the east and the west wings, dining room, conference room and more. From this time on, The Lalu turned itself from a luxury vacation home into an official government guest house.




In 1949, when the Chinese Nationalist Government retreated to Taiwan, The Lalu became President Chiang Kai-Shek’s hostel, used primarily for vacation use and to entertain foreign head of states.

In 1998, Mr. Cheng-Yi Lai, chairman of the Shining Group, received a phone call that filled his heart with tremendous excitement and doubt. For the past 30 years, his dream was to build a world class hotel along the shores of Sun Moon Lake. The man that made the phone call indicated to him that The Lalu was for sale.

However, buying this historical building was not going to be a simple task. The seller was asking for a sum of NT$ 270 million  and made it clear that it was not negotiable. It took over a year of hard work and negotiation, with the end result closing at the firm asking price of NT$ 270 million. Mr. Lai recalled and said, “Which name is always on people’s mind without ever needing any advertisement? This name has its place and historical value in public’s mind so the name itself is priceless. Even with millions that we spent on it, I think it’s still a bargain.”

After 5 years and an investment of NT$ 1.86 billion, using the theory of utmost simplification of Zen style as the architectural design core from our award winning international design team, the renovation of this historical hotel began. It was rebuilt from the original palace style 6 story building, saving only its beams, columns and floor and replacing everything else. The new design divides the building into three separate building (building A, B and C) for different purposes. Building A is the main guest house. Building B is the structure that houses entertainment facilities such as the Spa, gym, Jacuzzi and Members Clubhouse. Building C includes the Villa area, conference facility, Library and parking lot. On March 3, 2002, The Lalu reopened to the public with its new design and resort style 1 .

Location

Dear customers, traffic information, if any needs or questions, call Lalu the Reservation Hotline 049-2856888 or 049-2855311, we will serve you; if you are from the Taoyuan International Airportto come to customers in other parts of the island, Lalu will provide distinguished service to provide free shuttle service details, please call contact booking group, thank yo

Traffic Information

  • Address / No.142, Zhongxing Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan
  • Tel / +886-49-2855311
  • Reservation Hotline / +886-49-2856888
  • GPS / N:23.862974 E:120.908060
Traffic Traffic Information remark
Driving on Your Own(From Taipei , head South on National Freeway) National Freeway No.3 (Formosa Freeway) :
 Take Freeway No.3 South to Wufong System Interchange(214km), change to Freeway No.6 East and exit at Ailan (29km). Turn left onto Provincial Highway No.14. Take right onto Provincial Highway No.21 just before the Ailan Bridge. Soon thereafter around 16 kilometers, you will arrive at The Lalu, Sun Moon Lake.

National Freeway No.1 (Sun Yat Sen Freeway, Zhong Shan Freeway) :Take Freeway No.1 South to Changhua System Interchange(192km), and change to Freeway No.3 South to Wufong System Interchange(214km), then change to Freeway No.6 East and exit at Ailan (29km) Turn left onto Provincial Highway No.14. Take right onto Provincial Highway No.21 just before the Ailan Bridge. Soon thereafter around 16 kilometers, you will arrive at The Lalu, Sun Moon Lake.
Driving on Your Own(From Kaohsiung , head North on National Freeway) National Freeway No.3 (Formosa Freeway) : Take Freeway No.3 North and exit at Mingjian(236km). Take Provincial Highway No. East through JiJi to Shueili. Soon after passing Shueili Snake Kiln, turn left onto Provincial Highway No.21 at Dingkan. After around 17 kilometers, you will arrive at The Lalu, Sun Moon Lake.

National Freeway No.1 (Sun Yat Sen Freeway, Zhong Shan Freeway) : Take Freeway No.3 North to Changhua System Interchange(192km), and change to Freeway No.3 South to Wufong System Interchange(214km), then change to Freeway No.6 East and exit at Ailan(29km). Turn left onto Provincial Highway No.14. Take right onto Provincial Highway No.21 just before the Ailan Bridge. Soon thereafter around 16 kilometers, you will arrive at The Lalu, Sun Moon Lake.
GuoGuang Bus GuoGuang Bus Four buses run daily from Taipei West Station (near Taipei Train Station) to Sun Moon Lake.

Scheduled departure time: 09:00,10:00, 15:00, 17:00
Four buses run daily from Sun Moon Lake to Taipei West Station.
Scheduled departure time: 07:20, 08:20, 14:20, 16:20
For other details, please contact + 866 2 23119893 (Taipei), or + 886 49 2990407 (Puli)

Approximately 15 minutes' walk from bus terminal at Sun Moon Lake(Shueishe Tourist Center)to get to The Lalu. (Complimentary pick up service for Hotel resident guests is available, please dial + 866 49 2855311 for reservation)
Nan-Tou Bus Running daily from Taichung Kan-Cheng Station, Taichung Train Station, High Speed Rail Taichung Station, Puli to Sun Moon Lake.

For timetable and other details, please contact +886 49 2984031 (Puli)   
Approximately 15 minutes' walk from bus terminal at Sun Moon Lake(Shueishe Tourist Center)to get to The Lalu. (Complimentary pick up service for Hotel resident guests is available, please dial + 866 49 2855311 for reservation)
Taiwan High Speed Rail 1. Reservation has to be made and guaranteed 24 hours prior to the departure time.
2. The transportation fee for one way trip is NT$900 per adult, NT$450 for per child     (under 12 years old).
3. Only hotel room guest can have access to this service.
4. At Taiwan High Speed Rail Taichung Station (THSR), the driver will wait for you in front of the passenger's service center in the main Hall (please see map).
5. Please arrive at the pick up place before the departure time of shuttle bus, the driver may    delay its leaving by 5 minutes at most.
6. Wheel chair and baby car seat are available upon request, please inform us at time    of reservation.
7. The hotel keeps the right to revise the above content without prior notice.
Other By Limousine from Taoyuan International Airport or other place in the island, please contact reservation center for details.   
Tel: + 886 49 2856888, 2855311

Contact Us

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Contact Information

  • Address / No.142, Zhongxing Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan
  • Tel / +886-49-2855311
  • Reservation Hotline / +886-49-2856888
  • GPS / N:23.862974 E:120.908060

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