I stayed here for a night on Saturday - the lady who manages the place, Anima, was extremely hospitable. I was really touched that she took the trouble to specially prepare an early (not to mention sumptuous) breakfast for me the following morning as I had to check out by abt 715am.
Also met two friendly Hualien locals at the common area/ dining hall who gave me some good recommendations to check out. If you don't feel like going out, there is an entire shelf of books (mostly Chinese) to browse through.
The room was very clean and bed very comfortable. Wld definitely come back here if I visit Hualien again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine a city……Open the window of your room, a mountain range soaring through the sky, with its peaks occasionally covered in snow or shrouded by clouds. Under vibrant light in a sunny day, the entire mountain glows in emerald green. A 15 minutes drive and you shall reach the mountain foot, admiring its grand precipitous outline from below. A 5 minute walk and you have reached the beach, neighboring a deep blue ocean. You can hop in a bicycle and ride several kilometers along the coastline trail, you can surf, or you can board a cruise and watch dolphins dance and whales roll.Now, the city you have imagined is not imaginary at all. Located on the east coast of Taiwan facing the Pacific Ocean, her name is “Hualien”.How much would it cost you to find such a place in the world to travel, or how long would it take you the traffic to reach this utopia? Just pack your backpack and pay a visit, you will discover how affordable and convenient it is.All the fruits and vegetables birthed from this pure land are sweet and delicious, thus, we offer deluxe breakfast every morning to all the guests lodging at ReaLive, freshly made from locally produced ingredients. If you are a cook yourself, a standard open kitchen is available to complement your culinary skills, with numerous basic ingredients at your disposal free of charge.If you are cash-strapped at your previous stop, worry not, you have a choice to lighten your load by exchanging your possessions that we are interested in for a few nights of free lodging! We sincerely welcome backpackers, as we wish to spread the beauty of this city across the globe through your voyage. ... more less
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