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CJ Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.122 Jungfu Road, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #13 of 99 hotels in Hualien
Singapore
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“A long walk to the city centre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Despite a modern lobby, the furnishing of the rooms were dated and the room which we got (a family room) had non-existent wifi signals. While other reviewers had written that the location was good, but I found it too far from the city centre. The hotel was diagonally across town from the train station. At least 20-30 mins walk from the hotel. I think we overstayed in Hualien. After a day, there's really nothing else to do.

On a positive note, the staff was professional and welcoming. Breakfast is served to your room. Tip: The congee is the best item on the breakfast menu.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Kuala Lumpur
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38 hotel reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed in Hualien for two nights as we wanted to spend the day in Taroko. What strike us most about this hotel is it's beautiful design similar to the hotels in Europe.

Room:
- 2 single bed
- 2 pillows
- Kettle, hairdryer, fridge, TV

Amenities:
- Free Wifi
- Bicycles available (free)

Pros:
- Nice, quite environment
- Provide free pickup and drop-off from the railway station (10 mins drive)
- Has emergency evacuation instructions in the closet (for earthquakes)
- Free bicycles available

Cons:
- Location not easily accessible, except by taxi
- Have to walk a distance to access food / shops

Notes:
- Sometimes in the afternoon when the wind is strong, you can hear the howling of the wind in your room
- Check out the shops that sells "mochi", it's one of the specialty in Hualien
- Check out the shop named "Feng Li Wan" which sells super delicious pineapple biscuits!

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Our room at C'est Jeune was pleasant, the bathroom was very nice and clean and I really like the location because its off the noisy street tucked into a side line yet very accessible to the main street where all the food and shopping is. There is an awesome dumpling shop just 2 blocks down that has only 1 item on the menu - dumpling soup. Breakfast is delivered to the room and is not that awesome. The staff at C'est Jeune are very helpful and kind, the only thing is that my room had WIFI only at a certain spot cos we had a corner unit. So we had to stand in that spot to surf. Other than that we had a very good stay and I would certainly recommend this hotel for your stint in Hualien

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

The hotel is located very near the Heart of the City and not too far from the Bike trail of the NanKing Night Market. Good location to explore the City at night by foot to different attraction for good food and shopping. There is a big SuperMarket that is about 15 min walk from the Hotel. Breakfast is great with choice of varieties. Free Bike to explore the bike trail. Hotel room are clean and big enough for family of 4. Very comfortable. Staff are helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

The stay at the C'est Jeune hotel was arranged by the tour guide for our trip to the east coast of Taiwan. We've stayed at the expansion part of hotel, across the street. The neighborhood around the hotel is mainly residential with some small shops, for more restaurants and bars you'll have to walk a few blocks to downtown Hualien.

Rooms were quite nice. Very spacious, very clean, good furniture. Mattresses were very firm (which I like). Breakfast was complimentary, delivered to the room.

The lobby of the hotel is very nicely decorated! Lots of interesting artwork. Also, the staff is nice and very efficient.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

C'est Jeune is located about ten minutes (by cab) from the train station in a nondescript, quiet neighborhood of Hualien. The neighborhood has a few very small noodle shops and a larger Japanese restaurant, but dining choices in the area are quite limited

We asked, via an email sent several days in advance, for the hotel to collect us at the train station. When no one appeared we had to call the hotel. They promptly sent a cab. I asked the front desk attendant about this lapse and he candidly admitted, "We received your email, but no one read it."

This is a small hotel with only a handful of rooms on each floor. The guest rooms are also small, but quiet and comfortable. The housekeeping was adequate with the exception of the carpets, which were tracked, dirty and stained. There is complementary Internet service by means of a cable obtained from the front desk. The hotel has a no smoking policy, but the lobby, corridors and elevators were often filled with cigarette smoke.

The beds are quite comfortable, so in combination with a peaceful setting and good air conditioning we had a great night's sleep. Breakfast is cheerfully delivered to your room at a time of your choosing. There are four options to choose from. It's not a big breakfast, but it was surprisingly appetizing.

When I return to Hualien, I will probably select a hotel in a more central location, but the C'est Jeune is fine-- if they would only clean their carpets.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I chose this hotel after I read all the nice reviews. The hotel is located in the southern part of the city. Going to downtown is easier by bike, although it could be hot and humid. You may need to take a shower after the ride. It's hard to find a parking in the city, but not impossible if you are a comfort looking creature. The staff is very courteous. Some of free bikes need some maintenance. The breakfast is delivered to the room since there is no cafeteria. The food was good though. The hotel price is reasonable. I'd recommend it to others.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.122 Jungfu Road, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — CJ Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are conveniently located near the city center and the Far East Department Store, 10 minutes from the railroad station and 25 minutes from the airport, near public transportation, and with plenty of free parking spaces. It is only 5 minutes walk to the city's center and main shopping district, and near the entrance of Na-Bin Park; in addition, the starting point for city's bicycle route is right outside the hotel. From our hotel, it is very convenient for taking a leisure walk or bicycle ride to see the beautiful city of Hualien and its coastline. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
c Est Jeune Hotel
c Est Jeune Hualien

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