Leofoo Resort Guanshi Review – Which room to choose for best view

Leofoo Resort Guanshi - Taiwan - Bumble Bee Mum

I first learnt about Leofoo Resort Guanshi from one of the local TV variety show (City Beat iirc).  When I saw them introducing the room which faces an animal safari, I told my hubby we got to stay there if we go to Taiwan! So when we finally booked our Taiwan trip this June, the first thing I did was to book a room at Leofoo Resort Guanshi.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Animal Resort


Leofoo Resort Guanshi Room Types

At Leofoo Resort Guanshi, there are Greenery Rooms and Sky Rooms.  The more expensive Greenery Rooms are the ones that face the main animal enclosure.  The Sky Rooms face a separate animal enclosure that houses ostriches if I’m not wrong.

For each room type, there are Congo Rooms and Kenya Rooms.  Congo Rooms are on Level 2 with windows that cannot be opened.  It can accommodate up to 4 people.  Kenya Rooms are on Level 3 with a balcony for you to go out to breath the not-so-fresh air. It can accommodate up to 6 guests.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Kenya Room vs Congo Room

Kenya Rooms located on Level 3 have balconies. Congo Rooms located on Level 2 have sealed windows.


You may want to note that there are no elevators and you would need to lug your luggage up a long flight of stairs to get to the Kenya Rooms.

Stairs leading up to Kenya Rooms on Level 3.

Stairs leading up to Kenya Rooms on Level 3.


Which Room to Choose for Best View

If you want to see the main animal enclosure, you must book a Greenery Room.  I booked a Congo Greenery Room for about SGD500.  I think the Congo Rooms give a better view because they are at the same height as the giraffe and you are closer to the animals compared to the Kenya Rooms.

But just because you pay a whopping $500 for a Congo Greenery Room does not guarantee you will get a fantastic view of the animals.  If you want to have the best chance of seeing giraffes, zebras and rhinos outside your window, which rooms should you request for?

Leofoo Resort Greenery Room choosing the best room

Fancy a room with this view? Read on!


There are two wings at Leofoo Resort Guanshi.  The wing on the left is called the Zebra Wing, while the one on the right is called Giraffe Wing.

Request for the Giraffe Wing.

When I arrived at Leofoo Resort, I requested for a room in the Giraffe Wing as advised by a reader on my earlier post on Taiwan accommodations.  (See? This is why I love blogging.  While I share stuff with readers, I also learn so much from them!) The receptionist tried to smoke me that all the rooms were the same because the animals roamed around.  But throughout my entire stay, I did not see the animals go near the Zebra Wing at all!

Leofoo Resort Greenery Rooms Zebra Wing

If you see the photo above of the Zebra Wing, there was only a small path for animals to walk to in front of the Greenery Rooms. I did not see any animals walking there throughout my stay.  To make it worse, look at the area I have circled up.  There were trees and large boulders which would obstruct your view if you are staying at the Congo Rooms. If you are up in the Kenya Rooms, you may still be able to look past the trees and boulders to see the animals. But the Congo Rooms? Probably not.

Below is the view from my room in the Giraffe Wing.  You can see that the trees were blocking the view of the animals who tended to hang around the Giraffe Wing side.

Leofoo Resort Greenery Rooms Zebra Wing 2

So the first thing you do when you arrive is to beg the receptionist to give you a room in the Giraffe Wing.  There’s no guarantee, but at least you tried.  And try to arrive as early as possible.

Are all rooms in Giraffe Wing good?

Unfortunately no.  The Giraffe Wing was very long, half of it lay behind the walkway.  The rooms behind the walkway were totally crappy.  But don’t worry about these rooms.  I was told by the hotel that the rooms behind the walkway (be it in Zebra wing or Giraffe wing) will only be open if all the other rooms are fully booked, and guests will be informed that the view of the room would be blocked by the walkway in advance.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Greenery Room Giraffe Wing

Rooms behind the walkway on the Giraffe Wing.


So the receptionist assured me that the $500 booking I made were not for those rooms.  The other half of the Giraffe wing was where the best rooms were.  The room numbers were even-numbers from 102 to 126.


Layout of Congo Greenery Rooms which would give you the best view of the resort.


If you get a room at the end from 118 to 122, you get a pretty close-up view of the Rhino and even the Zebras who tended to hang around there.  However, notice there is no space for the giraffe to walk up to in front of 118 to 122.  Another thing to note is that there are two feeding areas, the other area is in front of 102 – 110.  If the giraffe is on that side, you may not be able to see it well.

Vice versa, if you get a room from 102 – 110, you will get an awesome view of the giraffe when it is feeding at the feeding area on your end. However, the zebras tend not to walk all the way to that end, and it is a bit far from the rhinos.

So in my opinion, the best rooms are..

Room 112 and Room 116.


These are the rooms where the giraffe may actually walk right up to the window because there is an empty space in front of it.  And no matter whether the giraffe decides to feed on the area on the left or right, you get a pretty awesome view of it.

And the room we got? Room 112.  Here are photos of the view from our room, just to make you absolutely envious and convinced that doing homework when planning a vacation makes a world of difference!

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 2

When we first checked in to the room, the giraffe was feeding at the area to the right of our room.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 1

MY getting an awesome view of the giraffe and other animals from our room window.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 1 (2)

Our room card.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 4

The next morning, the first thing MF did when he woke up was to go and see the animals outside the window! He was super excited that the zebras had came over to our side.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 7

Getting a view of the giraffe, zebras and rhinos at the same time.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 8

When MY woke up, he went to join his brother.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 9

Getting up close with the giraffe who was feeding at the area to the left of our room.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 10

We could see the rhino pretty clearly from our room!

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 11

The giraffe started walking in our direction!!

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 13

Hellooooo Giraffe!!

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 14

The giraffe decided to U-turn back instead of walking past our window. I got bored of waiting and made coffee to enjoy while watching the rest of the animals.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Best Room View 15

Too busy drinking the coffee to notice when the giraffe came up to our window! By the time I whipped out the camera, this was the only crappy photo I managed to capture.


I spent quite a bit of time camping around the resort observing the animals, taking the above photographs and editing them to share this information for the benefit of fellow travellers.  I would appreciate if you do not take any of the images in this post to repost on other blogs / websites / forums / social media etc. You are welcome to link back to this page if you think this information is useful.  Thank you.


Our Leofoo Resort Guanshi Experience

We arrived at the resort at about 8am.  The first thing we did was to beg request for a good room from the receptionist.  After she told us that she would try her best but no guarantee, we headed for a boardwalk around the animal safari.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Animal Safari Boardwalk 1Leofoo Resort Guanshi Animal Safari Boardwalk 2Leofoo Resort Guanshi Animal Safari Boardwalk 3

At around 8.40am, the driver with the animal feed arrives and this is the best time to watch the animals.  Look how excited the Lemurs were – they couldn’t even wait for the keeper to get off his vehicle!

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 01

And the moment the keeper stepped out, the lemurs clamoured all over him.. LOL!

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 02

And look at the baby Lemur begging his mum for food but the mummy was keeping it all to herself.  This was super LOL… Because this happens to me all the time.  Especially when ice-cream is involved.  Yes, I’m an evil mummy.  I mean, kids aren’t supposed to eat so much ice-cream right? Oh well, I digressed.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 03

Back to the animals! The zebras feeding area was pretty close to the boardwalk.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 04

And so were the turtles.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 05

This was the only time I saw the giraffe come out of its hiding near the Giraffe Wing and walk near to the boardwalk.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 06Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 07

The Lemurs would climb all over the boardwalk during this time.  It may be a good or bad thing – depending on whether you are afraid of them or not.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 08

If you are not afraid of them, they would even climb onto you – which I thought was pretty cool.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 09

MY loved the Lemurs and kept petting them.   But please make sure your hands are clean at this time.  The following morning, MY went to pet the Lemurs right after breakfast. I think his hand still smelt of food and he ended up getting a nip from the Lemur.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Morning Animal Feeding 10

Shortly after the morning animal feeding session, the resort mascot would come out to the area in front of the lobby to take photo with guests.  The mascot came out twice in the day, once in the morning at 9.10am and once in the afternoon at 4.30pm.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Mascot Greeting

At 5.30pm, there was an African dance performance to welcome the guests.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Performance 1

And at 11.10am, there was another performance to bid farewell to the guests.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Performance 2

Below is a copy of the resort activity schedule.  It is subject to change, so do get an updated copy from the reception when you arrive.  You can gauge the price of the optional activities from the list below.

leofoo resort guanshi resort activities sheet

We did not join any of the paid activities but if you are interested to see snippet of the guided safari tour, you can check out this video by 3 Wheelingtons.

Breakfast and dinner were provided with our stay.  It was buffet-style and frankly quite a crappy experience.  Dinner was served at Level 3 with limited tables facing the safari, so be there early if you want a table with a nice view.  Dinner was served at Level 1 with limited tables facing the Lemurs.


Our Congo Greenery Room

The room itself, other than the view, was nothing much to rave about.  Definitely not something I expect from a $500 per night hotel room.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Amenities 1

I was most disappointed with the toilet which did not have a bathtub and instead had two crappy showers and some grim around the corners.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Amenities 3

There were some attempts to incorporate the African theme into the room decorations.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Amenities 2Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Amenities 6

Exclusive Leofoo coffee, tea and bottled water as well as some sweets and cookies (which the kids devoured before I had a chance to take photos of) were provided in the room.

Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Amenities 4Leofoo Resort Guanshi Congo Greenery Room Amenities 5


Transportation to and fro Leofoo Resort Guanshi

Bus from Taoyuan International Airport to Leofoo Resort Guanshi

To get to Leofoo Resort Guanshi from Taoyuan International Airport by public transport, you need to take bus 1819 to Zhongli first, and transfer to bus 5653 to Leofoo Village.  And mind you, Leofoo Village (the theme park) is NOT Leofoo Resort (the hotel).  You still need to catch a shuttle bus from Leofoo Village to Leofoo Resort.

Below is the bus stop and bus schedule from Taoyuan International Airport to Zhongli Station.

Bus stand from Taoyuan International Airport to ZhongliBus schedule from Taoyuan International Airport to Zhongli

Cab from Taoyuan International Airport to Leofoo Resort Guanshi

Needless to say, considering the hassle, we took a cab from Taoyuan Airport directly to Leofoo Resort and the cab fare was NT1200.

Cab from Zhongli Station to Leofoo Resort Guanshi

If you take a cab from Zhongli station to Leofoo Resort, the cab fare is about NT600.

Getting between Leofoo Resort Guanshi and Leofoo Village Theme Park

There is resort shuttle bus (free) to bring guests to and fro Leofoo Village.  You need to get a queue number from the receptionist for the bus.


Information on Leofoo Resort Guanshi:

Address: 306 新竹縣關西鎮仁安里拱子溝60號

Tel: +886-3-547-5365

Email: lrb.reservation@leofooresort.com.tw

Official Website: Leofoo Resort Official English Website

Secure a room at Leofoo Resort Guanshi now!

Note: Select room with ‘Greenery View’ for a room facing the animal safari.


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32 Comments on Leofoo Resort Guanshi Review – Which room to choose for best view

  1. Joey
    October 13, 2015 at 11:42 am (1 year ago)

    Hi, your review on Leofoo resort is very detailed. I am planning a trip for next year. Issit possible for you to share your itinery for your entire trip to taiwan?

    • bumblebeemum
      October 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm (1 year ago)

      Yup yup, planning to do that. Check back here again later under ‘Posts for the same trip’ for my itinerary. I usually only write 1 travel post a week on Travel Tuesdays. Most likely my itinerary will be up on the Tuesday 2 weeks from now, unless an urgent post needs to be up along the way. :)

  2. Tien
    October 22, 2015 at 12:24 am (1 year ago)

    Hi, this is an excellent and very detailed reviewof the place. Tks for taking the time and effort to put together the great notes. We are planning a trip to Leofoo Resort as well in November this year. Do you think its possible to just visit there without staying a night given how poor quality the rooms/facilities are?


    • bumblebeemum
      October 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes, it is possible to visit without staying. But note that if you are going by public transport, the bus to Leofoo will drop you at the amusement park, not the hotel where the safari is. There is a shuttle bus that transports guests between the hotel and amusement park, but I think it is only for staying guests because we were given a number for the shuttle bus when we checked in. It is possible to walk from the amusement park to the hotel, but the walk is not short. If you have a private driver or getting there by cab then no problem, you can just ask the driver to drop you at the hotel and you can go in to walk around the boardwalk to see the animals.

      • Tien
        October 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm (1 year ago)

        Tks. Do you think a one day trip is sufficient to visit and see all the animals and activities there or is it more advisable to spend one night there ?

        • bumblebeemum
          October 23, 2015 at 11:38 am (1 year ago)

          One day is more than enough. It probably takes you only 30 minutes max to finish walking around the boardwalk. But if you want to participate in the activities then you will have to follow the timings on their schedule. But I am not sure what you are going to do in between the activities if you do not have a room to bum in, because there is really nothing to do around the hotel besides the boardwalk and the rooms.

          Personally, I feel that if you are not going to stay at the hotel, you should visit the theme park, Leofoo Village, instead. There is a Safari attraction within the theme park with train rides and bus rides you can take to see safari animals.

      • Joey
        October 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm (1 week ago)

        Hi Mommy,

        Your blog is awesome! I haven’t been to Taipei with my children (younger 5yrs old). May I ask, will there ba any chance or places to visit during Lunar CNY?

  3. Feli
    January 6, 2016 at 1:12 am (10 months ago)

    Hi, may I know the details on how you travel from
    Leofoo to Taichung? Thanks!

    • bumblebeemum
      January 6, 2016 at 10:00 am (10 months ago)

      I didn’t go directly from Leofoo to Taichung because we went to Okinawa in between. But if you hire a driver, according to Google Map, Leofoo to Taichung is a 1.5 hours drive.

      If you want to use train, the nearest high speed rail station from Leofoo is Hsinchu station, which is a 20 min cab ride away. Then from Hsinchu station to Taichung station by THSR (Taiwan High Speed Rail) will take 30 min.

      • Feli
        January 6, 2016 at 10:43 am (10 months ago)

        Thanks a lots! I’m thinking of taking the train.

        Really love reading your blog! Feeding me with lots of informations.

        • bumblebeemum
          January 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm (10 months ago)

          Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

  4. Grace Koh
    March 28, 2016 at 9:22 am (7 months ago)

    Thank you, we r planning to visit this Jun holidays. Really v glad that we manage to “find” your blog post. Its really v helpful n useful. Bring my 11 yo gal n we r planning to stay there for 3D2N cos we r visiting the LF theme park + Window on China theme park, worry that if we only book 2D1N w be a bit rush n we may not have enough time to “explore” the place. Would appreciate if you can advice is 3D at the LF resort is too long stay n my gal w get bore? Thanks.

    • bumblebeemum
      March 28, 2016 at 11:26 am (7 months ago)

      It depends on whether you want to participate in the activities offered by the resort. If you are not participating in the activities and just want to experience staying in the safari, one night is sufficient because it is really quite expensive. You can there early and visit Leofoo theme park on the first day, then go to Window on China Theme Park on the next day after checking out. The resort itself has nothing to explore besides the boardwalk which you can roam around on the morning after your stay and before you check out.

  5. Dee
    June 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm (4 months ago)

    Thanks to your blog, we requested for Rm116 for an extra 1000nt but well worth it! The kids loved the view and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip! We could only imagine if we ended up in the rooms on the other side (odd numbered rooms), it would be a major let down!

    • bumblebeemum
      June 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm (4 months ago)

      Glad you had a great stay at Leofoo and the kids had fun! :)

  6. Veron
    August 11, 2016 at 8:57 am (2 months ago)

    Wonderful blog, really very informative. I’m booking my room now for Sept trip ;o) Can I ask if there is any other food for dinner if I do not take up the dinner package with hotel?

  7. Serene
    August 13, 2016 at 11:05 am (2 months ago)

    Hi, not sure if you know but is it possible to just make a day trip to leofoo village and leave by evening and do not stay in the hotel?

    • bumblebeemum
      August 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm (2 months ago)

      From Taipei? Yes, it’s possible to do that. Though my friend who visits Taiwan often recommends doing it as a day trip from Zhongli instead of Taipei.

  8. Serene
    August 13, 2016 at 11:12 am (2 months ago)

    Hi would you happen to know if we can just make a day trip to leaf village without staying there?

  9. Claire
    August 24, 2016 at 12:22 am (2 months ago)

    Do you have to book the taxi in advance to go from airport to leofoo resort or is there a taxi stand?

    I’ve booked a room in dec! My child will be 22mths then below 90cm. Will the leofoo village be suitable?

    • bumblebeemum
      August 24, 2016 at 1:32 pm (2 months ago)

      No, we didn’t book a taxi in advance. We just waited in line for a taxi. There are a lot of (very persistent) taxi touts at the airport offering to drive us there, but we didn’t dare to go with them.

      The highlight of leofoo village for me was the safari zone, and young children can enjoy the bus and train rides there. There will be a lot of rides that your child will not be able to take. But just for the safari zone, I thought it was worth a visit.

      • Claire
        August 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm (2 months ago)

        Thanks alot for your valuable feedback. Enjoy reading your blogs too.

  10. Antony Tan
    October 7, 2016 at 9:11 am (2 weeks ago)

    Thanks so much for the great info.

    Is the theme park and village the same place u guys are talking about? What time do they close?

    If the older folks are not keen with the safari and would like to shop, what transport it’s available for them from leofoo to town? How long is the journey?


    • bumblebeemum
      October 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Leofoo Village and Leofoo Theme Park refer to the same thing. The name of the theme park is 六福村 which translates to Leofoo Village.

      There is nothing much around Leofoo Village other than another theme park called Windows on China. If you are travelling with old folks who are not interested in visiting the theme park / safari, what I recommend is to stay in Zhongli instead of staying at Leofoo. At Zhongli, they can go shopping at Sogo. And then you can do a day trip to Leofoo theme park from Zhongli – there’s a direct bus. But that would mean you won’t be staying at this particular resort with the safari view.

      Anyway between Zhongli and Leofoo, it is about a 30 minutes cab ride.

  11. Anonymous
    October 7, 2016 at 11:52 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Thanks so much… will still stay in Leofoo resort cos we have kids too tks

    • bumblebeemum
      October 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Ah.. It’s not easy to meet the demands of both old and young – I totally understand!

      • Antony Tan
        October 9, 2016 at 11:16 pm (2 weeks ago)

        So it’s confirmed that driving/taxi from airport to leofoo resort is about half hour and leofoo to town is about 1 hour? Thanks!

        • bumblebeemum
          October 11, 2016 at 4:19 pm (2 weeks ago)

          The other way round. Airport to Leofoo is about an hour. Zhongli (town) to Leofoo is about 30 minutes.

          • Anonymous
            October 12, 2016 at 11:04 am (2 weeks ago)

            Oh thanks… So Zhongli is in taipei main city town area? Any hotels to recommend in the city? Thanks!


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