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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 #12 of 100 hotels in Hualien
Seattle, WA
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“Above and beyond Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I arrived in Hualien on a bike tour around Taiwan. We were wet and cold and it was late. The CJ Hotel was unfortunately booked, as it was a busy holiday weekend. Not only did the extremely kind staff offer us hot tea, they immediately began calling around to other hotels (i.e. their competition) to find us a room for the night. Having done so, one of the staff members, a very gracious and kind gentleman named Daniel, then got the hotel shuttle van, loaded in our wet dirty bikes and drove us over to the other hotel. We have traveled extensively and stayed in many different hotels, fancy and budget, but this is the finest service we have ever received. After our evening at the other hotel, we stayed one night at the CJ and really enjoyed it. Very comfortable, clean and a nice espresso machine in the lobby!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This hotel was nice. A friend and I stayed for three nights in July 2012. The room was spacious and clean, and after a couple weeks of dorms, hostels, and bamboo mats it felt luxurious. If you are used to fancy Western hotels then you might not be so impressed.
The staff were very friendly, and promptly sent someone to the train station to pick us up. The breakfast is included. It is nothing too fancy but gets you started for the day.
Other reviewers commented that this hotel is too far from the city center, but I didn't find it a problem and enjoyed walking around. Note that there is a large blue sign with "hotel c-j" written on it and an arrow pointing the way, located on a main street. We wandered around a lot coming back the first night, until realizing that this sign was there. Look out for that from the main road and then the hotel is easy to find.
They do have free bike rental, however, the bikes are not well maintained. I rode one with loose breaks. On the ride home, one brake completely came undone. Luckily I was able to slide it back in, but it really wasn't safe. I brought this to the attention of the man working there and he did seem concerned, so hopefully that bike will be taken out of rotation until fixed. So, if you check out a bike, ride around the block and inspect it before you take off on the bike path, and request another one if the brakes and gearshift aren't working.
There is wifi, but we had the same problem as others with getting a consistent signal in the room. It would come and go, and we had to sit in one spot. So if you need a consistent signal in your room for doing work, then maybe this wouldn't be a good choice. The wifi in the lobby worked well, though.
There is also a kettle and small fridge in the room, and some complimentary snacks in the lobby.
Overall I really enjoyed our stay there. At the time I booked it, it was the least expensive I could find in the area, and for two of us only slightly more than we would have paid for a hostel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We stayed in C'est Jeune Hotel for 2 nights, during our trip to Hua Lien.

It is a fairly dated hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood. The hotel is around 10 mins brisk walk to the main street, where the shops selling local delights are.

The hotel has a small lobby with comfortable sofas. The staff were cheerful and helpful. The rooms' furnishings were fairly dated and we were given a key to open the door. The room was spacious, with 2 comfortable queen beds.

Guests can choose their preferred breakfast set every morning, and it'd be delivered to their rooms at their preferred time. I chose 9.00a.m, and the lady appeared on the dot each time. I was impressed! The breakfast were delicious on both mornings! I tried the sausage with sandwich set and fish burger set with black soya bean with barley - really nice.

For the price we paid, I felt the quality of the rooms and hotel could be better.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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113 helpful votes 113 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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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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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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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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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:
#6 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
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