Any other Forumosans in a Taiwanese quarantine hotel?

I did bring a small noodle pot. They had a decent coffee pot and tea selection. They brought more supplies when requested.

Yeah, I checked Costco and they want 5,000+ NT for the one that’s under US100 on the InstantPot website (and like 75 on Amazon). No market for pressure cookers here?

It’s probably cold in all the facilities year-round. Either that or every room is a mold-pit. Not sure which is worse – blue lips and toes and nonstop shivering or a two-week long asthma attack. I’ll add “your best arctic camping base layers” to the list of things you should bring to quarantine. And maybe a nice packable/travel blanket.

Jerks. Either you pay for everyone or you pay for no one!

I just got back from a walk and I’d settle for arctic right now! Based on the photos that I’ve seen from the government facilities, it seems to be hit or miss.
I hope we can get back to home quarantine. The added testing is good as I saw Taiwanese getting on the plane at SFO who said they didn’t have their PCR test results. If they let people take their own sample with them watching, that would be much kinder and reduce the risk to the technicians in the busses.
Taiwan isn’t known for creative thinking so it will probably be forced hotel quarantine for several months. I believe this because people criticize reporters personally for asking questions they don’t like during the 2pm briefing.
There is probably some 關係 behind the forced subsidizing of hotels and phone rentals.

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Probably is, but I like to think that it’s a way to deter people to not travel. Quarantining in a hotel vs at home is like night and day.


It’s definitely a deterrent to return. I’d hope they’d just say that if it is the case. I do think they believe all citizens and residents cannot be trusted to stay in quarantine. Unfortunately, a few idiots have shown they won’t follow the rules with disastrous results. Taiwan still has some old views that are Chinese style in terms of personal freedoms.


I am doing quarantine now, on day 5 or so.

I did quarantine last time at home, and it sucks way more to do it at a hotel. The food is decent though, and the service is great. The fridge was filled with on arrival and they bring more supplies whenever I write them on WhatsApp.

You basically just end up working all day, and in the evenings I do some exercise on the balcony.

Bellow some pics of the food, pretty big meals and I ended up in the end just getting for breakfast latte and fruits as 3 of the meals they offer per day is too much.


How are the residents of this building required to quarantine but a similar incident in Taipei could not enforce quarantining (or even testing)?

Here’s the Taipei building from last month -

There have been 16 people diagnosed with the disease in the complex, consisting of over 700 households in six buildings, since the local COVID-19 outbreak began in mid-May, including the three cases confirmed last week, Ko told a daily COVID-19 briefing.

But the source of the most recent infections has yet to be identified, Ko said.

To see if there are other infections, some 300 of the complex’s more than 2,000 residents who are willing to be tested will be taken Tuesday to the Heping Fuyou or Zhongxing branches of Taipei City Hospital to get a free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

Maybe it’s a Taipei vs Xinbei thing?

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That looks amazing, and the fact that you have a balcony suggest to me that we are dealing with very different classes of hotels :smiley:


They allowed beer? Mine wouldn’t.

Sure, didn’t seem to be a problem.

There were beers in the fridge on arrival, and I can WhatsApp them and they bring more up to the room.

If I ask them to bring something from 711 they charge 5% of the delivery value, I asked them to bring cigarettes yesterday and it arrived in like 1h at the room.

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Can you share hotel and price? I’m at a government facility, which turns out to be a kinda worn-out hotel (at least my room). My meals resemble NTD 100-120 set meals.

Also, maybe because of the greater number in quarantine, the doctor comes room-by-room to administer the PCR test in the hallway. There’s no bus that we go on.


It’s certainly had that effect for me.

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Perú grandma bringing Delta comes to mind. I still can’t figure out the throwing out the garbage and taking a taxi -not the quarantine taxi from the airport- after witnessing the horror of death and sickness there. Sigh

Fascinating. I was told by someone who works at a quarantine hotel that it was a government rule that alcohol and cigarettes were strictly forbidden.

Anyone know where the laws are on the books about what a quarantine hotel can and cannot do/allow guests to do?

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Amba Zhongshan, same as the other guy posting about his experience further up the thread.

I got a room with balcony, its about 6k/night and includes 3 meals per day.

Haven’t seen any price list for stuff from room service(coke, beer, instant coffee bags, etc), nor has anyone told me that it cost money.

In one of the rule pamphlets it said something to the effect you are not allowed to order alcohol from outside, but you can do it from room service.

There was an ashtray on the balcony on arrival, and I asked reception if im allowed and they didn’t object …


While it is my understanding that adults must quarantine separately, it is my understanding that at hotels which have adjacent rooms with doors between them, you can book and the doors will be unlocked/unlockable for you. Not that I would ever do such a thing, of course…


Families should be together. I wish I would’ve had that option.

You just need to ask the hotels in advance whether or not that is an option with them. Or so I’ve heard…

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not to mention the beer, and fresh fruit/veg!

Ah, that explains it, mine cost about 100K less for three weeks

i would bet money or beer that it costs money, please update us after you check out!

The bleach stuff they sprayed on me ruined my black hoodie when I arrived last year. Instantly turned it tie-dye and I had to chuck it. So this time when I’m coming back I’m purposely wearing white.

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