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“Very nice boutique hotel with comfortable beds and great service.” 4 of 5 stars
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CJ Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.122 Zhongfu Road, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #18 of 116 Hotels in Hualien
Certificate of Excellence
Boise
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very nice boutique hotel with comfortable beds and great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

We (myself, husband and our children 24 & 26) spent one night at the C'est Jeune Hotel because of previous reviews on Trip Advisor. It is a very nice boutique hotel with very good service and comfortable rooms. The beds were pretty comfortable by western standards and very comfortable by Asian standards. The location, as far as neighborhoods are concerned, was conveniently located but just on the edge of a nicer area. They own the building across the street so there is free covered parking. As mentioned in other reviews, your pre-selected breakfast is delivered to your room at your chosen time. The food was okay but somewhat cold. I would definitely stay here again any time that I am in Hualien.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

This hotel was renovated about three years ago, and they have done a good job of maintaining it. Our room was spotless, the desk had all of our reservation information ready, and they were helpful about guiding us to a restaurant nearby.
I speak no Chinese, and hardly anyone in Hualien speaks English, so language is often a problem, but it wasn't a problem at this hotel.
Their included breakfast does not start until 7:30, but since our train was leaving at 7:20, the desk manager arranged to have our breakfast delivered at 6:00 am.
There is no restaurant here, and finding a restaurant that serves Western food is a problem.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Medway, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2010

We came on the recommendation of Trip Advisor and feel it was an excellent choice.
The staff was very friendly and polite. I was offered us tea/coffee upon arrival. Our room was very clean & comfortable and came with room slippers, toothbrushes & toothpaste, comb, shampoo, soap, razor, pen, paper, etc. In addition to the two beds, there was a desk, table and chairs and nightstands.
The beds were comfortable with big fluffy comforters and the television was a large flatscreen with a great many stations in Chinese, Japanese and English (CNN, BBC, HBO, a "Hollywood movie channel and the Discovery channel - maybe more)
Each evening, we selected what we wanted for breakfast from a picture menu. There were always western and vegetarian options. Breakfast was delivered to the room, although in the case of our last morning, we asked for it to go and they had it ready for us upon checkout.
The lobby is very interesting with many art objects. The desk clerk told us that the owner is an artist who made them. This hotel is in town and we enjoyed walking about in the evening. The desk clerk suggested several restaurants and offered us free use of bicycles to get there.
The room was quite warm- about 78-79 degrees F in late November. Opening the window made it quite comfortable, however you may want to bring earplugs if city noises bother you.
Another tip: bring your own ethernet cable to take advantage of the free internet service.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

We booked here via the hotels website and they had a promotion that for a two night stay midweek, they included two xday tours of our choice from a long list. We also needed to book a 3rd night B&B due to the time of our flight. At GBP56.00 each night, this worked out great value. They offered free pick-up from the airport, check-in was easy, although it helps if you speak Chinese. You pick what breakfast you would like the night before from a good selection on a menu card and they deliver to your room the next morning and at a time that fits in with any tours you may have. We did the 1 day Tarako Gourge trip... fantastic!! and the half day Rift Valley tour. Both have a good number of stops to take photos and look around.
The Hotel rooms are nice and clean. Aircon, TV, safe and mini fridge with free bottled water. They are a little older in decor but kept very nice.
All the hotel staff were friendly and helped with directions, offered free bycle and was located down a quite road about 10mins from the city centre. We walked in each tonight and found some great places to eat ... try Lao Shao Dumpling House, its well known in the city! Also Mothers Country Kitchen.
Overall, good - clean - and comfortable stay

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Saluda, North Carolina
Top Contributor
288 reviews 288 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 104 cities Reviews in 104 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

paid $60 a night for a room via expedia. this included free transportation to/from the train station, free daily breakfast delivered to your room, free wifi, and free bicycles. we couldn't get our cell phones to work in taiwan so we took our own taxi from the station to the hotel for 160 TWD. the breakfast was pretty good in my opinion! i had waffles/sausage/fruit one morning and a chicken sub sandwich/fruit the other morning. there were always 6 choices as well as your choice of drink. the wifi only works in the lobby. we didn't ride the bicycles as i was too scared due to the traffic/scooters everywhere!
the room was very nice, clean, and roomy. there were several english channels on the TV. also there was a mini-fridge, water boiler (we bought ramen from the convenience store), table and chairs, and desk. and the bed was sooooo comfy!! my only complaint is that there were no toiletries provided, not even soap for the bathroom sink.
the staff was not overly friendly, but they were extremely accommodating. when we got there, they got hot water for us so we could eat ramen. they hired a taxi for us for a tour through taroko gorge NP. we asked at the lobby for chopsticks one day and they couldn't find any then, but then called and delivered some to our room a few minutes later. when the wifi didn't work in our room, they brought us a cord so we could have wired internet in the room.
the location is ok. a bit of a haul from the train station, but they do provided free transportation so no big deal. you can walk to "downtown" from the hotel but there aren't a great number of restaurants or nightlife nearby.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Red Deer, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

We can't say enough about the excellent service in this hotel - from the free pickup at the train station to the helpful advice from the front desk personnel to the cleaning staff.

The hotel is a little off the beaten track - about a 15-minute walk to downtown or the seaside walk - but that also means the neighborhood is dead quiet if you want a good sleep.

This hotel also has extremely comfy beds...most hotel beds we've had in Asia are very hard. The beds at C'est Jeune are wonderfully soft....No difficulty getting to sleep here....

Another great feature is the free bicycle rentals...a nice little touch that saves you a few bucks.

We also appreciate having breakfast served in the room - also at no additional charge. Brekkies are simple, but adequate. You have a choice of six different meals plus hot or cold drinks.

It not a Hilton, but your stay at C'est Jeune will be comfortable and you get great value for the money.

We'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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singapore/shanghai
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

A basic, no-frills hotel for just 1 night stay, if you are going to Taroko National Park. Value for money. Nothing interesting in the vicinity. Nanbin Night Market is more for kids.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.122 Zhongfu 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*
Number of rooms: 42
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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c Est Jeune Hotel
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