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“Very Good Ocean View.” 5 of 5 stars
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No.10 Mingtan Street, Sincheng Township, Hualien 971, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #2 of 120 Hotels in Hualien
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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews
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“Very Good Ocean View.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Overall a very good hotel , i stayed there for 2 days with my family. staff is helpful. Very close to sea. You can take free cycle for near by beach. Hotel can arrange the taxi for you. but take care in English speaker driver , inform this to hotel staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Lansing, MI
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed at Hotel Bayview for one night on 10/3/12 after reading the reviews here on TA we decide to book this hotel. I had emailed the hotel requesting a hotel pickup and there was a driver at the train station holding up a card with our name as soon as we walked out the train station. Since we arrived early & we counldn't check in until 3 pm, so Juan gave us several suggestions to places we could get a bite to eat until we could go to our room. Juan spoke English fluently since he went to school in Canada and gave us options for dinner in town.

Our ocean view room was great and the room accommodations was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfast was include and typical of a chinese breakfast (congee, various sweet rolls, juice, tea, eggs, sausages, & fruits). As others have stated here in TA, I certainly understand why this hotel was rated #1 in Hualien. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any visitors coming to Hualien and especially if you are planning a trip to visit Taroko Gorge.

Room Tip: The ocean view is worth the extra money!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank volunteer1980
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed in Hotel Bayview twice, for a total of 3 nights and truly enjoyed our stay here. Before our trip, many people told us that Hualien is merely a rest stop for a trip to the Taroko Gorge and nothing more. I would beg to differ after my awesome stay in Hotel Bayview, the 3 nights in Hualien are certainly well-spent!

The hotel in general is very well maintained and clean. The rooms and bathrooms are deserving of 5-star status, but you are only paying the price of a budget hotel in Taipei! The service from the staff is also great - we stayed here with a break of one night in between when we went out of Hualien. When we came back, our luggage that we previously placed in the hotel for storage was waiting for us nicely in our room! Breakfast was a simple buffett with Taiwanese porridge and some finger food.

Location-wise, the hotel is a 15 minutes taxi ride (TWD350 fixed for a return journey) from the night market or the town centre, but there is lots to do within the vicinity of Hotel Bayview. For one, it is located right smack on Cisingtan beach, which presents great views of the Hualien coast and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel provides free bicycle rental, which I strongly encourage you to make use of to explore the Cisingtan coastal area. You will be rewarded with great views as well as delightful seafood at the Hualien Fishing Harbour (just a relaxing 1 hour bicycle ride away)!

If you are intending to stay in Hualien, look no further than this!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank wai005
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Nice, clean and homey.
Hotel free picked up service from and to train station.
Very friendly and helpful and informative staffs especially Juan - Thanks alot Juan for all the information and your handmade map!
1 min walk from 24H Family Mart - which is good especially because we were also able to print our online purchased train ticket with the real ticket anytime.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank TataNona
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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is an awesome hotel where everyone should stay. HuaLien itself is a pretty and relaxing place on its own but complimenting it along with a stay at Hotel Bayview makes it a perfect vacation away from the stress of life. We have ocean facing family room with balcony for 3 nights. The staff are helpful and friendly being a family owned hotel. We made used of the free bicycle rental and it was great cycle around the surrounding especially the pebbled beach

Located a stone throw away from the pebble beach, which by the way is a must visit, relaxing morning and evening strolls are all yours to enjoy during your visit.

The exterior of the hotel does not look fantastic but the rooms are creatively done up in an interesting and lively way. Beds are comfy and there pretty much nothing to complain about this hotel.

Service was great at this hotel. Everyone who served us was extremely friendly and helpful. I really have to mention. On top of giving us very detailed directions to the night market that we wished to visit, they also gave us recommendations on where we should visit and even where we could have dinner. It was raining when we went and they even provided us with umbrellas to bring along on our outings. So feel free to ask them if you require any help.

You may also book your whale and dolphin watching trip here which includes transport to the pier and back! After asking around, the prices that they provide are indeed the cheapest I could find.

Overall, an excellent choice of hotel to stay while in Hualien.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Our family of three stayed in the ocean facing family room with balcony for 2 nights. The staff are helpful and friendly being a family owned hotel. We made used of the free bicycle rental and it was great cycle around the surrounding especially the pebbled beach. Breakfast was one of the best among the 4 accommodation that we stayed in Taiwan. Fresh and tasty with varied items such as Taiwanese porridge, chicken nuggets, salad etc...

The sea view from the room is nice. However the room is not as big as what I imagined. There is no bathtub in the family room. We did not make use of the balcony as much. Hence on second thought, we could have saved a little by choosing a family room without balcony.

The hotel is 15 minutes drive away from Hualien city where the night market and cheap and great food are! The staff in the hotel can arrange for a return trip to Hualien city for NT$350. Otherwise, lunch and dinner option around the hotel is severely limited to the family mart, a Chinese seafood restaurant and a Western restaurant.

Overall it is a great hotel to escape the hustle and bustle and to really chill out if you do not mind the extra cost of getting to the city for more food options.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Travelene3
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Switzerland
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157 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Hotel bayview is a gem in Hualien. You step in and you feel like you are in another part of the globe. The decor is very bright and cheerful. The room we had was very big, clean and comfortable with 2 queen beds and one and a half bathrooms. All amenities were there including bath robes and slippers. The beds were big, comfortable, with plenty of pillows and fresh linen. Definitely worth staying there. There is a convenience store a couple of minutes' walk for emergencies. Also free parking.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.10 Mingtan Street, Sincheng Township, Hualien 971, Taiwan
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Location: Taiwan > Hualien
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #2 of 120 Hotels in Hualien
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Number of rooms: 42

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