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“An amazing place in Hualien” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bosendorfer-Castle

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Bosendorfer-Castle
No.282 Zuocang Street, Hualien City, Hualien 97078, Taiwan   |  
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Hong Kong
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“An amazing place in Hualien”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

It's all about destiny to find out this wonder place in Hualien. Four of us decided to visit the East coast of Taiwan sometime in March and started searching different hotels and home stays for a few weeks. One day, when I browsed through the blogs from one of the local tourist in Taiwan, I was attracted by a gorgeous piano photo. Then I started browsing the photos on her blog, realized that the place is full of artistic including more than thousands of books, as well as a limited edition piano in the world.

I drove around 2 hours from Yulian to Bosendorfer-Castle. When we arrived, it was around 6:00p.m. in the evening. The owner was very friendly and brought us to look around his 'castle' and introduced each room to us. After we picked our room, he also played two piano pieces to welcome us. The place is very different to those places I stayed in Japan, if you are not looking for a commercial 'home-stay' place, Bosendorfer-castle is definite of your choice. We felt like staying in one of our friend's home, the place is full of love, passion in music and life.

We only stayed for 2 nights and didn't have chance to stay any longer. The owner was very sweet to make some coffee for us in the morning and we managed to find some of our favorite books to read. The place is located the outskirts of the Hualien City but it's such a quiet and warm place we have never been. I would highly recommend any of you to stay if you want to get out of the busy cities.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bosendorfer-castle, 業者 at Bosendorfer-Castle, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
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Dear PrincessKL:


今午,乍見您的評論,一時百感交集,滿溢著難言的激動!
感謝app通訊軟體的發明,我立時轉貼給人在台北的內人。
這分感動,瞬時就凌越時空阻隔,一路從香港延燒到花蓮與台北^_^
再次感謝您用心的回文(上回是中文,這次是英文。這充分俱見您在中英語間出入自如的表達力。多美好的恩賜呀^^)只因,在妳給我的文字裡,飽浸著如是深致的用心。
特別是,在我格外欠缺一些不可見的助力的片刻,妳適時的鼓舞,就好似忽然一陣迎面襲來的長風,讓我欲振乏力的羽翼得以借風之勢而飛掠俯仰空闊的萬丈深淵。

妳私下來信提及一段不為人知的因緣,現在回想起來,還是覺得這美麗的偶然與巧合,對我意義確實非屬尋常:

“ 自問文筆不是出眾,但我所寫的每句都是心底話。莊園確實有股特別的魅力感染我們每一位!”

“還記得我告訴你我原意是想住宿布洛山月村吧?一切都是緣份!我還記得當天知道沒有空房,失落的我繼而告訴自己,上天一定安排我們找到一間更好的民宿吧!就這樣,從網路上,找到一個部落格,介紹您那全世界只得二十五座的鋼琴,還有您的「藏書閣」!那一刻我便知道,上天要我找到您的莊園,而我也相信,同伴們一定會喜歡這間不一樣的民宿!從踏進您的莊園一刻,我便感覺到不一樣的氣場(Energy),那種平靜,溫暖的感覺,難以用筆墨來形容!您的琴聲,也震撼我們的心靈!正如您所說,那一刻我真感受到Mozart 的靈魂(Spirit)與我們在一起!”

更教人涓滴可感的是,您信末結語:

"很想告訴您一件事,十多年再沒有接觸過三角鋼琴,那天我十指彈出一首很簡單的歌獻醜了,但已叫我愛上您那台Bosendorfer鋼琴,音色之美難怪很多鋼琴家都選擇莊園作為演奏會場地!能有幸聽到您的演奏,確是賞心樂事!也真的喚醒了曾幾可時我也曾彈得一手好曲。.....相信,下一次在莊園見面之時,我會為您彈奏我喜愛的樂曲。"

這心意教人感念,它讓我想及一本早已絕版的舊書。書名之後,留著這麼一行頗富韻致的題辭:在巴黎的一家鋼琴鋪找回消逝的熱情...

我由是益發震動於"偶然"這謎一般的字眼,在人與人結識的深遠因緣裡扮演的角色。

就某個隱蔽而未及現身的意義而言,妳錯過山月村引起的失落瞬間,其實已鋪下我們結識的因緣。雖然這意義得經歷過時間的沈澱,才會更明晰地顯露出來。即此而言,若妳順利訂到了山月村,我甚至不會知道我因此錯過了什麼?但現在我已認識了妳們,自會清楚意識到:若錯過結交妳們幾位香港友人的機會,我個人會有說不出的抱憾!

我於此不能不敬畏:
那隱蔽在一切關係背後、卻決定了一切關係走向的偶然性機運!
所以,我格外感念妳一路尋來貝森朵夫莊園的因緣,感謝那看似失落的空隙中隱藏的美意......

假以時日,衷心期待還有機會能重訪莊園,為我兌現那美麗的承諾^_^


貝森朵夫莊園負責人 朱大哥 敬覆
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Address: No.282 Zuocang Street, Hualien City, Hualien 97078, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 85 Specialty lodging in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As you open the Bösendorfer-castle’s door, you can smell the aroma of coffee wafting through the air along with the piano. Then there is a dazzling movement that flows through the whole body.You find that the most beautiful thing in life is not an article, but a profound experience that is able to touch the spirit. Bösendorfer, the embodiment of the traditional Viennese music, is the lifelong dream of a pianist. As a piano technician, his art has been passed on for 180 years, unattainably peerless in grace and talent. Yet outside the doors of the National Concert Hall, Bösendorfer / Artist Series – Klimt Model is in the castle that the dream has become accessible.And what is a guest house? Is it simply a service of providing a bed and breakfast? Or serving guests as a way to making a living? I have another view on managing a guest house. For me, it is simply a place in which people can exchange dreams. I share my travel experiences with the guests. Experiences that the guests could have hardly had. I’m also so thankful that I have been able to achieve my ideal lifestyle due to the guest’s encouragement. It is a lifestyle that allows me to recede from society and enjoy my piano, reading, thinking, and meditation. Since establishing this guest house, I have been able to get rid of the misery of my life as a teacher, and seek complete rest in the spiritual space close to my soul.So, welcome to the world of Bösendorfer. When you leave, the fire rooted and hidden deep in your consciousness will burst into flame again! The conversation between piano and coffee will lead you to Bösendorfer tonight, like the stream in your dreams. A world likely to be in between your remembrance and oblivion…How far is that between the present and Bösendorfer? You have to measure that by yourself. If you wish, set out on a journey. Let the spiritual supper in Bösendorfer bring back your lost passion.Even if you don’t play the piano, you have to know the legend of the Bösendorfer piano. Bösendorfer musical salon is a classical music guest house which is based on the principal of culture and creativity. The guest house offers an experience to appreciate the renowned piano for the music-loved ones who take this kind of experience, and try to combine ecology, recreation, bike tours, and fresh ground coffee into an in-depth travel based on the many forms of promoting classical music. Also, take the chance to Taiwan Hualien where have various attractions,such us Taroko National Park and so on.Or you could walk to the Chu Ying Trail,Sha Po Dang Stream Falls,and ZuŎ Cang Fall. These sceneries all are around the Bösendorfer-castle.If you can come here to listen to the music or touch it in person, you will smile in dreams all your life. ... more   less 

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