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“Good location and beautiful room for small family” 4 of 5 stars
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Hualien Charming City Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #9 of 116 Hotels in Hualien
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Good location and beautiful room for small family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located in walking distance from rail station. The staff members are warm and friendly, the hotel is a bit quiet, the room us tastefully decorated with a simple divider to separate the couple bed from kid's bed. It is spacious and fully equipped with all necessity an above average hotel room would provide. The hotel offers free bicycle rental, it has a cosy game room at the basement where customers can play table games etc. Overall this is a good hotel, and definitely value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oahu, Hawaii
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

After a day at Taroko we arrived at this hotel, which is located in walking distance from the railway station. The check in was fast an hassle free, room is well equipped with all the modern amenities. During the evening we took a cab to the night market, us 4 dollars, well worth it. We came back to the hotel around 10 pm, had some wines at the bar, and staff are super friendly. Next morning we ate the comp breakfast in the hotel restaurant; cater to Taiwanese tourist, not western style breakfast. We checkout around 11am and shopped at local shops then head back to Taipei in Taroko Express. We like the hotel for its location, and room is above par for Hualian railroad area; would stay again,

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed at this hotel in Hualien for 2 nights. It's a short, quick walk from the Hualien TRA Station. The Taiwan Tourist Bus which goes to Taroko Gorge also stops at the train station, so the hotel location was perfect for us.

We we served chilled white gourd tea when we arrived and this was very refreshing. The front desk staff was fluent in English and helped us get around and recommended where to go for the night market scene. It was about 10 mins ride by taxi to get to the city centre.

Room was quite spacious and toilet well equipped with both bath tub as well as shower facility.

When we departed, it was drizzling lightly that day and we had quite a handful of luggage to lug to the train station to depart for Taipei. The staff was attentive and offered us a ride to the train station. However, we had to make a detour to one of the Mochi shops nearby, hence declined the offer. Nonetheless, it was excellent service!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

When we arrived at Hualien railway station, we pulled our luggages from the station straight to the hotel as it is a stones throw away. This modern hotel is conveniently located near the railway station and a suitable lodge for travelers coming enroute from either Taipei or Kaoshiung, to visit the Taroko Gorge and Chisingtan. Not a very pricey hotel for the modern interior and rooms. Perfect hotel in Hualien in terms of convenience and budget.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Charming City is a modern and very good service hotel. we (5) were there in this early spring, March 2012. We booked twin room for parents and 4 person's room for us and kid. We had great impression about this hotel during our trip in Hwalian and the neighbour cities. This hotel is clean and modern compare to other hotels in this area. personally I like the bathroom design and the service attitude in this hotel. The food here is average and the view is just kind of boring, sorry to say this way but We will definitely recommend the family and friends visit this Hotel. For business and family , it will be a good choice for your short stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Stayed in Charming City Hotel in Hualien for 2 nights. My friends and I were given vouchers for a free glass of red wine per pax. Room was spacious, clean and neat. The view from our room was brilliant! Mountains with cloud in the background, really beautiful... The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly.

However, the location of the hotel isn't ideal even though it is near the train station as going to the city center would take up some time. Hence, I would suggest that booking a tour guide/driver for a day would be an excellent choice if one would like to tour around Hualien. As for breakfast, it is buffet style but mostly Asian cuisine. There is also a separate menu where guests can choose from but with limited choices.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Comfortable hotel, the room was fairly spacious and the staff were very smiling and friendly. We were both given free vouchers for a glass of red wine or an ice-cream for the two evenings we stayed.
I think that the main issue with deciding on whether or not to stay in this hotel would be location. It's very close to the train station - less than a 5 minute walk. However this means that the town centre with the largest choice of shops and restaurants is about 30 minutes away - although there are shops and restaurants near the hotel.
Breakfast was a disappointment - very Asian, with little for the non-Asian taste.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 116 Hotels in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hualien Charming City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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