I stayed with a couple of friends at the Hotel Bayview for a night this November. The hotel is nestled in a nice area of Hualien beside the sea and therefore provided a relaxing retreat from city life. The room I picked was one with a seaview, and it proved a good choice given it is always nice waking up to the melodious sounds of the waves coming in and stretching to mountainous landscapes. The room itself was spacious enough for 2 grown adults, and had everything one required, including a very decent balcony. Probably the only thing lacking was a carpeted floor, in the absence of which the floor can get quite chilly. Breakfast was decent, although not fantastic (would recommend heading out for breakfast instead). Staff were friendly and accommodating. There are bicycles available for rental without charge from the hotel, which can be put to good use along the cycling path along the coast. The city is not far away, but a taxi ride would cost up to NTD200. All in all, a very good experience.