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“Amazing Views, Amazing staff!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bayview
No.10 Mingtan Street, Sincheng Township, Hualien 971, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #1 of 99 hotels in Hualien
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“Amazing Views, Amazing staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I traveled here as a single western woman and felt so comfortable and welcomed by the staff! Juan speaks perfect English and is ready to provide information and insight at any opportunity, as well as as many trips back and forth to the train station as needed! He helped me get to Taroko and out for a great bike ride. The room was nice and the breakfast was good. The highlight was definitely all of the friendly and helpful people who work there. I would absolutely stay again and highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Hualien.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a great getaway from Taipei at this cozy and relaxing hotel. Breakfast is decent; free bike rental with nearby ocean side bike trails; 15 minute drive from downtown/train station. Most importantly, it had a great ocean view!

Hotel also offered a great car rental deal which extended day rental to 30 hours and matched our scheduled perfectly.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were recommended to this hotel by a friend, who's been there many times. The view is simply amazing with the ocean right in front of us. We could roll out of bed a few minutes before the sunrise and watch it from the window. The hotel also provides free bicycle rental and breakfast. Service was amazing as well. Despite the hotel looking very ordinary on the outside, the rooms are clean, modern and comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The hotel is located right next to the Pacific Ocean, cant get any better with such an affordable price. It looks simple and old from the outside, but the interiors are modern and very clean. There is a small coffee corner for guests 24hours, with coffee, tea, water and some biscuits. Simple but decent. Hotel staff picked us up from the Hua Lien trainstation so advance notice and time of arrival must be given to them. Staff are very warm and friendly, made us feel so at home. Breakfast range is not bad, ranging from Western like toasts and jams, to Chinese like porridge and fried eggs with other condiments. Though we didnt manage to get the room with a balcony, our room faces directly the ocean without any obstruction. Bathroom is also very spacious and clean. Going to town requires booking of cabs with the staff but despite waiting for 20min without any cab available, the owner Mr Lin took us to town with his own Lexus! And recommended some good eats. Bicycle rentals are free of charge and we had a good time cycling next to the coast.

The few downsides are:
Hotel should consider providing regular shuttle services to/fro town rather than booking and relying on cab availability.

Hotel can consider having ala carte meals at the dining area, instead of just breakfast.

Beds and pillows are too soft for us.

Room Tip: Get the ocean facing view with balcony
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

very good service! very friendly and helpful staff! very clean rooms and toilets!
the hotel is right next to the beautiful pacific ocean and the hotel provides bicycle for you to cycle along the bike track. the bicycles were good quality too!

will defintely go back there again the next time I visit Hualien!


Room Tip: Rooms with sea view will offer gorgeous view of the beach, together with sunrise/sunset views right...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed at Hotel Bayview for 2 nights and i was very happy with the friendly staff. To begin, i had some problems booking the room online and i contacted the hotel via email. Juan replied to my emails promptly in English, which made things easier for me!

My room faces the Pacific Ocean and I have to say that waking up to a ocean view with the sound of waves is indeed a wonderful feeling. The room is very clean and nicely decorated as well.

I love the blue-white colour scheme that Hotel Bayview adopted which gives it a mediterranean feel. Many of the furniture and decorations of the hotel adds up to that mediterranean touch. Breakfast had a wide variety of food which are all very yummy and the decor of the breakfast area (the painting, plates and fireplace) just makes the experience of dining there even better. The 24h cafe provides free beverages and a wide selection of snacks for hungry guests.

The hotel also provided free bicycle rental which is very good for a half day cycling trip along Qixingtan. The hotel liaise with this cab driver who would give a discounted rate for cab rides. Value for money and definitely a memorable stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We love the location because it is quiet, nearby the beach and it is an ideal starting point for a cycling trip from Hualien to Taidong. We started our cycling journey here to Changbin. The bed is good and comfortable, and hotel staffs are friendly.

Worth stay and value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 #1 of 99 hotels in Hualien
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