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“Spacious room with lots of outdoor activities available” 4 of 5 stars
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Parkview Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.1-1 Lin-Yuan, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #12 of 107 Hotels in Hualien
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Spacious room with lots of outdoor activities available”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It's a resort hotel which is about 30 mins drive from airport. The room is very spacious and they offered topical fruit plate upon our arrival. The room is very tidy and neat and the view from the room is awesome. This hotel is very caring because they had prepared mosquitoes repellent patch for their customer as the hotel area is surrounded by nature. The hotel offers good quality of buffet breakfast and some really interesting outdoor activities for all age group. I tried one of them and it is really new experience for me! :D It is about 10 mins drive to downtown of hualian and about 30 mins drive to the national park of Taroko. Overall I had a very good stay over here. :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Markham, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was my first night stayed in Taiwan after the long flight from North America. Hotel location is ok, not close to any major attactions or night markets (about 10 minutes drive to downtown area). My room is a non-smoking room, but I still can smell the odor from the ancient cigarette.
The facility is excellent, and dinning area is spacious. My stay included free breakfast buffet, and they provide variety of food for different clientele.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Known as Meilun Hotel to the locals, Parkview is located about 10 minutes from Hualien's city centre. It's a good escape from the city, with the hotel offering enough to keep all occupied for a while.

The rooms are very spacious, with some offering great views of the mountains. The bed was a bit too firm and pillows flat, though they were able to send more pillows to the room. The bath tub has low sides, so it's easy to get in and out. TV does not have many international channels though. Staff are generally very warm and welcoming.

Breakfast tends to be crowded, and the hotel advised guests to avoid the peak 8-9.30am timing. It's a fairly large spread, just a wait for the cooked food like pasta and eggs. Otherwise, head for the cereal and breads where there are no queues. I didn't try the other restaurants; there were 2 on level 2.

Activities galore at the recreation centre, such as table tennis, billiards, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, children's play area, spa, rock climbing wall etc. The resort even has a man made waterfall and small lake. There's a laundry room with coin operated washers/dryers and a souvenir shop.

I asked about a shuttle bus to the city, but the only shuttles are to the domestic airport and train station. Taxis are about 300NT to Zhonghua Road for shopping or Ziqiang night market.

I generally prefer well located hotels but was attending an event at Parkview. An overall good experience in one of the better hotels in Hualien.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We chose the Parkview Hotel because of its access to Taroko Gorge and the activities for kids on the hotel property, and it was great on both points. We arrived in Hualien on the train and the Parkview provided free transport from the station. The room was large, with two double beds and plenty of other room to spread out suitcases and still make an extra bed for our third child. The beds were extremely hard, so I'm not sure the bed on the floor was much different than what the rest of us had. The hotel did not have any extra beds available for the night (and given the speed with which multiple people answered a request, I wonder if they ever have any available), but they did bring us extra bedding to make an extra bed on the floor. We ate only at the buffet restaurant, and it was passable, but nothing special. The hotel seems to get a lot of tour buses through, so it was always busy. Service at the front desk was helpful at check-in, even getting us into the room a bit early because one of our children was feeling ill, and arranging for a taxi for a trip to Taroko Gorge the next day. The highlight of our time at the hotel was the beautiful open space with a view of the gorgeous mountains and a grassy hill to run on, and the recreation building that allows for table tennis, a kids' playroom, arcade games and even an indoor climbing wall. The woman who worked the climbing wall was skilled and friendly, and dealt really nicely with our children. Overall, the size and business of the hotel made it feel a bit impersonal, but the facilities, service and location are a positive, and different than what we saw offered anywhere else.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Well the clue is in the title. The hotel has everything in place except for the rooms.They look quite old because of dated furniture and furnishing. The bathroom is big but again lacks appeal because of old fitting. Also the sleep quality is quite low not because of the bed but because of paper thin wall and door. You can hear everything happening in the doorway and 2 rooms on both sides. Its quite annoying to wake up to chatter early in the morning.

But I must give full credit to the staff. All of them speak manageable English and go out of their way to help you. The hotel is huge and has all the facilities that you can imagine. Pool, Gym, Tennis Court etc. The restaurant which serves breakfast on the ground floor overlooks the huge garden outside.The breakfast spread was very good and the food was decent if not great. They do have 2 specialty restaurants on the 2nd floor (one is Chinese I think) but I did not eat there during my stay.

Overall,I think this is a good family hotel if you are travelling with kids. Lots of things to do,if you are the type who likes to spend time at the hotel. The cost is average but could be lower given the condition of the rooms specifically.Free wifi is available but the speed is too slow. By way of location, its just 10-15 min.from the airport and the train station as well as the famous beach area. You can actually rent a bicycle and go to the beach whenever you like.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

this hotel has a huge activity facility that houses sports and gaming equipment, that is conveniently located next to the swimming pool. It's a classy hotel on the outside, but once you enter the room, you will be a little disappointed as the furnishing within is of a lower class. The room is relatively small comparing with the other five-stars hotel that I've stayed near the cities. The breakfast area lacks waiters and you have to queue just to enter, not to menton the long queue for coffee. The breakfast quality has lots of room for improvement, most were horrible. The restaurants on the 2nd floor are fanciful and expensive. The good thing about this hotel is that the service is excellent and most staff speaks english.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our family of four (two adults and two kids ages 4 and 7) stayed here for one night on our around the island tour. We had a suite which was very spacious and the kids even had their own room with a Japanese style sleeping mats. While the architecture is also dated, the inside is recently renovated and the bathrooms were very modern and Western in style.

We arrived late in the evening and left early the next morning, so we didn't get a chance to use the resort facilities. But we walked around the morning of our departure and checked out the pool facilities which looked clean, spacious and well maintained. They had a separate kiddie pool and slides, as well as an indoor playground, pool tables and ping pong tables. There is a large open lawn area and even a driving range. There was a yummy bakery and ice cream stand in the lobby and even a small toy store next to the gift shop.

The breakfast buffet was included, but there were several large tour groups eating breakfast at the same time, so the elevators going downstairs were overcrowded and there was a line to get seated. The quality and selection was a bit subpar, especially in the Western selections.

Despite the crowded breakfast and subpar food, for the value and space, I would still recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.1-1 Lin-Yuan, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Parkview Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 343
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