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“Better stay somewhere for the same budget” 3 of 5 stars
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Mola Mola Four Seasons Hotel
No.50 Sanmin Street, Guozhili, Hualien, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #55 of 107 Hotels in Hualien
Paris, France
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9 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Better stay somewhere for the same budget”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed only one night at this hotel and the overall experience wasn't impressing.
I won't stay here again as you can find better place with the same budget.

Positive
1. Location: It's right in the center of the city, 5 mins walk to everything yet not noisy.
2. Staff: They were somewhat friendly.

Negative
1. Bed: It was the most uncomfortable bed we slept on during our 5-day trip in Eastern Taiwan.
2. WIFI: poor connection
3.Bathroom: you could tell it's old
4. Breakfast: Lots of options but really poor quality

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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penang
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Location is good, just a minute walk to Mcdonald and the town center where the price of clothes etc is as cheap as night market. Upon check in at 3pm, was given the 5th floor room with balcony. Thought it is gonna be a good stay for 2 nights but when exit the lift, the entire 5th floor is completely dark (no lights in the corridor) and realise something amiss as all the rooms except ours are all opened up for the natural lighting from the outside window. Sensing something weird, we did not take notice until 7pm.... Here comes the China Tour Group!!! At least 10 groups stayed in this 9 storey hotel! At 5.30am, the group starts to jostile their way out with plenty of noice and crowd the breakfast area.. until 8.30am. When we return at 4pm, were a bit worried as the front entrance Door (not a glass door) was closed!!! How can a hotel closed up the front entrance door and we thought we reach a wrong place?? I guess they don't really need walk in customers as the China Group is enough to cover their expenses... Room is tiled (not carpet), Breakfast was pale, room beds are comfortable, tv has english channels and shower is powerfull. The staff help us by diverting the tour groups away from our room after we requested and not much service though....they do see us waiting for a cab but no help to get one for us, we need to run to the main road for one after waiting more than 10minutes. Will not stay there again as the Azure Hotel located near this hotel offer a better rate (TWD2160 per night as hanged in their external wall)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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146 hotel reviews
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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a weird hotel that seems to also be known as the Fish Hotel and has fish motifs everywhere.

Got a room on the 5th floor which had a verandah big enough for a party! Only seemed to four of the kinds of rooms!

Room was large and seemed clean on first appearance. Later I noticed quite a few insects around the work desk and kettle area.. Bathroom is good and had a tub and shower.

There is free wifi but it can be very tempremental in the rooms, sometimes taking a while to connect. The lobby wifi is much more reliable.

Breakfast is served very early from 4.30 and finishes by 9 - neither day did I make it there!

My main grumbles are:
1. The bed and pillow were very hard. Woke up with a stiff neck during the first night.
2. The hotel is full of mainland Chinese tour groups who are so inconsiderate and are quite happy to yell and shout along the corridor before 7am without thought for other guests. My friend also nearly got hit by a cigarette butt thrown from the hotel window when we were standing outisde - despite being non-smoking.

Best point of the hotel is that it is in the heart of Hualien and easy to get around and see the city.
If you want a fantastic vegetarian meal head to Kimseki - a meal unlike I've had!

Room Tip: 5th floor, 502, 516, 520 all have large balconies!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great location, pretty clean. The first drawback is the internet is ON only from 3pm to 10:30pm which is a bit awkward considering most of guests will be at their room during that time (evening).
Another drawback is: the bathroom door that we stayed have a problem but the staff was pretty responsive on that and have the door replaced the next morning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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singapore
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night here in early July, hotel is located about 5 mins cab ride from train station.

Location considered good, near the central shops area, with lots of food.

Check in ... front desk had problem locating my reservation done through agoda, not a good start. Weather very hot, and they didn't have the sense to invite the guest to have a seat, offer a drink while they sort out the reservation.

Standard double Room is spacious, with a couch. View of the mountains, and a car park in front.

Bathroom is not very clean, feels dated. Standing shower, no tub.

Recommendations for good local food ... presented with a tourist food map. Considered helpful but not excellent yet.

Service from the staff are way below those of taichung, which I visited before coming to hualien.

Overall experience below average, hotel not recommended.

This is part of my 9d8n taichung-hualien-taipei tour. See my other reviews on Taiwan hotels.

I'm still in Taiwan as I write this review.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.50 Sanmin Street, Guozhili, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
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Ranked #55 of 107 Hotels in Hualien
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Number of rooms: 11
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