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“Cute boutique feeling hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Azure Hotel Hualien
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.590 Chung Cheng Road, Hualien City, Hualien 970 , Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #26 of 99 hotels in Hualien
Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cute boutique feeling hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great stay here, very clean and well presented hotel. Feels close to a boutique hotel, great views of the mountains. Very close to city centre with lots of restaurants and shops close by, but not too close to be noisy. Hualien is a great city to visit, although earthquake prone. There was a 6.1 earthquake the day after we left. No nominal damage, which means things are built properly there. Breakfast included, very good for Taiwan standards. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Excellent location in Hualien; easy access to restaurants within a short walk
Pick up at the train station by the hotel included; attractive lobby, efficient service by reception; notice strong moldy smell upon entry to lobby, in hallway to room, and within the room itself; dirty carpet, snowy TV reception;
Breakfast included: mainly for the Chinese customer, but there is some effort to provide Western food; mediocre quality

Room Tip: Higher floors have a better view
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Champaign IL USA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My sister and I found ourselves on the 7th floor of the new wing of the Azure Hotel, in a completely Peter-Rabbit-themed room with two double or queen beds. The sheets, the comforter cover, the lamp, the pictures on the walls, the door hangings, the curtains, the window stickers, the soap dispensers, the clock -- *everything* was done in a Peter Rabbit theme. My sister and I enjoyed the room thoroughly, but it would have been even better to have stayed there with little kids.

Oh, and yes, the room was clean, bright, spacious, well appointed with even a fridge, and thoroughly modern. The bathroom was particularly nice, with a large tub and counter. The one down side was noisy neighbors, which we dealt with by turning our room fan on high. The staff's English was not very good, but they made up for it with their eagerness to help and their bright smiles.

Some rooms are described as "ocean view", but if you really want to look at the ocean, I recommend that you get a hotel that is closer to the ocean. We could see a bit of the ocean from our room, I think, but on the rainy days and nights that we spent there, it was hard to be sure.

Room Tip: Request the Peter Rabbit room if you have little kids.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Our travel guide described this as an elegant hotel popular with well heeled tourists with stylish furnishings and marble bathrooms. Brother, that is the stretch of the year. There are zero well heeled tourists in this place - including myself. This is an absolutely average hotel with tired but clean rooms, an adequate but limited breakfast buffet, enthusiastic staff, a pet hotel, and a tiny old fitness centre with equipment that should have been upgraded about 15 years ago. The room has some sort of antiseptic smell to it that turns my stomach, and the slippers they give you smelled so deadly that we couldn't wear them. They give you lots of amenities however, and lots of free bottled water when you need it. And I should repeat that the staff are really very helpful. They just don't have much to work with.
I don't know - there must be better places than this around. Have a look anyway. But if you're desperate this would be OK.

Room Tip: Bring nose plugs to fight off the antiseptic they use to clean the rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I'm glad we're staying here. We didn't want a backpackers and we didn't want to pay the sky for something confortable so this is a perfect in between compared to what we pay and stay for business even.

Everything is within walking or cycling distance. The staff were also able to help us to find a private tour guide to take us to Toroko Gorget and explain it to us in English.

Room Tip: We requested for a room far from the lift because we didn't want disturbances - we're only 2...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

The location is fine but the best things are the quality of the interior and the high standards in the rooms. The breakfast was outstanding with a huge variety of Western and Chinese items plus unusual fresh fruits. Our room was spotless and full of nice extras. The whole enterprise showed a concern for aesthetics and guest comfort. After our stay I joked that I would be happy to live in this hotel, There were also special areas for children, fitness, and pets.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laupasat
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Hotel is conveniently located with McDonalds and KFC across the road.
Within walking distance to the city centre where most shops are located
Plenty of food within the vicinity
The rooms are of decent size, comfortable for 2 persons.
Would be nice if the rooms are slightly bigger but then we didn't spend that much time in the rooms

Hotel is popular with many tour groups, so there is constant activity in the lobby with many people coming and going
Breakfast is provided but due to the tour groups it is quite a noisy and crowded affair
Food of average quality but included in room price

But the lobby is pleasant , if there is no tour group around
And there is a pleasant lounge for reading and for surfing at one corner of the lobby

Wifi only available in the lobby. The lounge has comfortable chairs for wifi surfing
Hotel staff generally pleasant and greets u when they see u in the lobby
Overall value for money accommodation

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.590 Chung Cheng Road, Hualien City, Hualien 970 , Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 99 hotels in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Azure Hotel Hualien 3.5*
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