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Hualien Charming City Hotel

#18 of 120 Hotels in Hualien
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No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, Taiwan
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213 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled out of Taipei by train, hired a car from Avis opposite the Hualien railway station and stayed overnight at the Charming City before heading south. Lovely, friendly, helpful team, comfortable facilities, car parking and convenience for the station as well as city centre made this hotel a good move. Delicious buffet breakfast too!

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64 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights whilst doing the Taiwan KOM bike race. The hotel is conveniently located for the train station being only several minutes' walk away but a long walk from the main downtown area though there are a few small restaurants around. The room was clean, big enough for 2 people (we were able to fit our 2... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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125 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Midrange hotel within easy walk of both train station and hop-on-hop-off bus to the Taroko gorge. Good two-head shower, buffet breakfast and little gym if you need a workout. Restaurant is OK for supper but there is better food in town. Few staff speak English (but enough for all the basics). Room airco is either full blast or off -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

No complaints at all here. Be aware that, while it is close to the station, you should still research where. We didn't for some reason and were unable to find it without the kind help of a food stall owner who knew the English for Google. The breakfast was not western at all, but you can get eggs cooked by... More 

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Koror, Palau
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I stayed for two nights and was very pleased with the location (about 3 minutes walk from the railway station and close - short walk or bike ride - to most places within Hualien), clean rooms, friendly service, free wifi and bicycles and very good buffet breakfast. Pretty good for the price. I'd definitely stay there again.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel, a very good value for the price indeed. The hotel is conveniently located near the train station, though a slight distance to down town. But again, the city of Hualien is rather small, so exploring it is not an issue. It is on a quiet street near the edge of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, taking two day trips out to beautiful Taroko Gorge. The hotel is conveniently located for an easy walk from the train station, & also the tourist/local bus that you can buy a day pass for. There is a coin operated laundromat about 7 mins walk away. The breakfast had reasonable selections to choose from.... More 

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for the 2/28 Memorial weekend, and we quite enjoyed the atmosphere. We arrived early because of our flight, and they allowed us to store our luggage while we biked awaiting the 1500 check-in time; additionally, they gave us a free upgrade because they did not have enough rooms for the type we had reserved.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Though it is not a new hotel, it has all the features of a 5-star hotel. The room takes into consideration the needs of the guests with full length mirror, separate washing basin outside the toilet and even a steam bath. The staff were very helpful (majority) and advised us on travelling to Taichung from Hualien. They even helped us... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

This hotel and its wonderful staff certainly lived up to its name, and saved our vacation. When my mother-in-law realized her wallet was missing the morning after a taxi ride to the hotel, we were in a panic. All of her credit cards, blank cheques and nearly a total of $500 USD in various currencies were in the wallet. There... More 

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