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“Amazing place to stay with great hiking and views” 5 of 5 stars
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Leader Village Taroko
No.231-1 Fushih Village, Sioulin Town, Hualien 972, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #6 of 116 Hotels in Hualien
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“Amazing place to stay with great hiking and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No better way to experience Taroko Gorge area than to stay here. They do a great job of making the experience of visiting Taroko even more enjoyable. Amazing staff, great food, ambiance, experience. Will definitely return!!

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Hong Kong Region, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed for 2 nights in this hotel, mainly as a starting point for exploring the gorges. in that respect this is a great place, with good value. it is right inside the gorge and will allow you lots of trekking/cycling options around.

buffet breakfast was alright, considering most people staying there are locals or mainlanders. it will please western tourists as well. dinner buffet is very good, with local aborigine food, grilled meat etc... very authentic and well executed food.

however, the accomodations are very very poor, the beds are almost a joke, only an extremely hard mattress put on the floot. that's it. TV offers zero international channels option. the doors/windows felt very old with holes in the mosquito nets etc...

Also, worth nothing that the hotel will get very loud in the evening when the 'show' happens. it is supposed to be a dance show giving a glimpse of aboriginal traditional dance. it is just a very loud and random show that goes on forever, and will most likely prevent you from having an early night, if this was what you were after. so if you have the chance of choosing your room, make sure to stay as far as possible from the area where the show happens.

overall, value was alright for this place, mostly because of the lack of competition around. a big work needs to be done in the rooms !!

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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surrey
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23 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was lovely to sit on the balcony of our cabin and watch the light on the mountains, listen to the birds and animals. It was a highlight of our holiday in Taiwan. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. There was plenty of choice at both breakfast and dinner. The young staff were all friendly and helpful. We stayed for 2 nights and on the first afternoon we walked down to the swallow grotto. The walk back was fairly challenging with over 400 metres of steps and you had to walk along the road for a bit.
On the second day we booked a car and driver for 4200NT$ (3 lots of 1400) through the hotel. We set off at 9 in glorious sun and got to the Baiyan waterfall before the crowds. We saw all the sights in the gorge and had a trip to the coast for a very good fish meal and a paddle in the Pacific. I think the driver thought we were mad! Although expensive it was the easiest way to see the gorge.
We went to the entertainment on the first night but as it was in Chinese we could not understand any of it. Some of the traditional dances etc were interesting but the night we went it lasted 2 hours. We left before the end.
The hotel will take you to the station for 200NT$
I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Beautiful, quiet, secluded location. Accommodations were different, cozy. Really liked the rustic cabin feel. Staff was friendly....show and entertainment was great. It was put on by the staff and different every night. But it's all in chinese. They took us on a night walk to look for owls, flying squirrels and listen for wild boars. Then they had a few games set up and a fire pit with benches for star gazing. It was like going to summer camp! Dinner was interesting and educational in a good way. The soup was really good. Breakfast was included also. They help arrange hikes and outings. There is a Taroko cultural center right there too with 2 hiking trails. One night is enough to get a feel for Taroko Gorge, but if you want to enjoy yourself and relax 2 nights is perfect. Kids might get bored if it's more than that since they don't have a pool. ;-)

Stayed April 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

it is a very nice place, everything is good. I was the first time at vacation in Taiwan, we made some trips around this area and it was very nice, the view, the people all are very friendly.
the food is different but good. Not so boring like in Europe, every day different.
They show there also traditional things like dancing, make music and so on.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Macau, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is my first time staying in the Leader Village Taroko, which is run with a strong theme of helping the younger generations of the Taroko aborigines. This hotel is not ranked as high as Silks Place because it does not have a pool, workout gears, etc. but I am really impressed by its theme and shows. The LVT CEO only hires the Tarokos to run the hotel. Most of the staff are teenagers and participate in the nightly show (2000-2130). The teens do not have a complete family background but they behave well and work hard. As strongly encouraged by the LVT CEO, they attend schools in the day time and work part time at the LVT. The CEO is part of the show too. Feel free to donate some money at the end of the show for the educational charity fund established by the LVT CEO for the young Tarokos. Hope this English review would help you to understand what the CEO wants to deliver in most part of the show as it is mediated in Chinese.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The taxi fare to this place fron Sincheng train station took about 40 min and cost NT 500. Taxis outside the train station were plenty and once there you are transported to another place. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mist shrouded mountains, the chalets each houses two rooms with tatami beds and timber flooring. The bedroom size is adequate and the bathroom has a rain shower. There was also a flat screen TV and a small refrigerator.Toiletries and two bottles of water as well as bedroom slippers were also supplied. Outside there is also a small balcony where one can sip tea and enjoy the serene surroundings.
There is a fifteen minute trail just behind the hotel easy walk through a forest and another down a long flight of steps to a teahouse where we had coffee and ice-cream.
Dinner was a traditional tribal meal consisting of barbecued pork ribs which I enjoyed but my partner could not eat it because he found it too gamey.
The show was put up by the staff on duty and we found it entertaining despite negative reviews. Perhaps it was because we understood chinese. Lasted about an hour.
Breakfast was adequate with bread,eggs,bacon,ham,salad, fruits and dumplings,noodles,porridge etc. adequate to start the day with.
We then set off to explore the gorge with a driver and a minvan that could easily fit 15 people and cost NT7500 booked by the hotel manager, arranged before hand by internet.
Altogether a most wonderful place and we were truly sorry to leave so fast. A must go.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.231-1 Fushih Village, Sioulin Town, Hualien 972, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 260
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