This is a nice 3 star hotel, efficient, ladies at desk speak enough English and are very helpful. They booked a taxi for the day to take us to Taroko Gorge, which worked well. Room was quite big, bed comfortable, everything worked well. You can hear some traffic, but we didnt have any noise problem. Could walk 10-15 minutes up to the main street of the town for dining options. Need a taxi to go to the night food market, about 10 min in the cab. I recommend to stay in Hualien vs actually at the gorge, where there is pretty well nothing for the evening. True, the breakfast is pretty basic, but it does the job. There is a small bakery about 100 meters to the left down the street.