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“Charming City, Nice Hotel” 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 107 Hotels in Hualien
Sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Charming City, Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not sure why its called Charming City, but we did enjoy the few hours we had here. Only enough time for dinner at nearby restuarant and then late night walk down the main shopping street.
It is a unique aspect of life in Asia that shops are open and people are about till at least 10pm.
The mild weather was ideal to immerse in the atmosphere of the city.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Keelung, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is an excellent hotel. Very near to the Hualien railway station, just 5 minutes by walk. We had a great stay at this hotel for two days. Rooms were clean with a peaceful environment. Hotel staffs are very friendly and all are speaking in english. The breakfast was simply superb and it was complimentary. The hotel has also been arranging a trip to some tourist places around hualien including taroko. If next times we go to hulaien, definitely we will book this hotel again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Very easy to find as it is very close to the Railway Station. The hotel is clean and staff are helpful, the rooms and the hotel itself are a little dated. There is wifi in each room and they give you a code when you arrive.
The location is great if you want to be next to the station but about a 25 minute walk into Hualien center where you will find most of the restaurants and shops.
The reception staff helped us to book an excellent tour of Taroko Gorge. It is definitely worth seeing.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bandung
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This hotel is very close to train station so if you have came for Hualien by train no doubt this hotel is the best way to stay, just 10 minutes by walk from the train station. The hotel is great and warm welcome greeting, we have booked a triple room with breakfast and they give us the complementary coupon for wine or ice cream. The room is very nice decoration with a spacious atmosphere, the staff are very helpful, very happy to stay here but rather far from city center and night market.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

About 10 mins walk from the Hualien Train Station - a nice hotel, although the exterior and interior of the hotel is slightly run down - their is a small arcade game centre in the basement of the hotel. Free coffee and biscuits are provided for hotel guests at the lobby area, WIFI available only at common areas.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for one night. It was a 10 minute walk away from the Hualien train station and very easy to find. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They provided us with information and options regarding our tour of the Taroko Gorge. We were leaving the next afternoon on a flight to Kaohsiung and they arranged a free shuttle ride for us to the Hualien airport.

The room was comfortable and a good size. The only strange thing was the shower had a window that looked out into the bedroom area. The glass was frosted but it could still be awkward taking a shower if you were sharing a room with just friends.

The hotel included a buffet style breakfast that included some Western elements (mostly scrambled eggs and bacon) and various Taiwanese items (steamed buns, stir fried noodles, stir fried vegetables etc.).

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

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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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 107 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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