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Hualien FarGlory Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.18 Shanling, Yanlian Tsuen, Shoufeng Shiang, Hualien 974, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #11 of 98 hotels in Hualien
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“Beautiful views and great amenities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

We are an American family of 5 living in Taiwan. We stayed at the FarGlory Hotel in June of 2011 on a very last minute trip. We booked our trip 12 hours before we arrived and were able to get a room with plenty of space for the 5 of us, which is no small challenge in Taiwan. Upon our arrival at 11AM, our room was ready and we were able to check in. Our room was very large - 1 queen, 2 beds that the hotel called singles but were actually double beds, 2 love seats, and a dining room table for 6. We even had an ocean view. The price was high, but worth it for the space and views. The hotel was very clean. We ate the dinner and breakfast buffet at the English Garden restaurant. There were enough western dishes to keep our kids (9,7,3) satisfied, though the dinner buffet was quite expensive. Having visited Disney over 20 times, I can tell you that this is not Disney but it is a very nice resort and park for Taiwan. We will definitely come back!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

Nothing feels quite like getting out in the city and enjoying a few days of peace in a 5-star hotel in the mountains. The Farglory Hotel allows you to do just this, being located on a mountaintop facing the sea.

After staying at the hotel a few times, I would give the hotel a B+/A-. The view is splendid and the lobby/decor tasteful and neat. The serenity of the hotel is unmatched in due to the secluded location. Very peaceful and Zen-like; I love sitting at the lobby/cafe and just looking out at the wonderful view. The locale also makes it difficult to get anywhere w/o a cab though.

The price is extremely affordable especially through certain credit card deals, I believe I was able to book a standard room for around 100 USD and later upgraded the room for minimal costs. The service, however, needs to be improved. The staff had an unfriendly tone when we were making reservation, and didn't provide us with much info. Check-in and out was smooth but other services were just standard. The staff didn't greet us or assist us in any endeavor unless we asked: not what you would expect from a five-star hotel.

Overall, the Farglory hotel was a nice little place to relax and I would definitely go there again despite some shortcomings in service.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

Stayed there during Chinese New Year as part of the package. Hotel does look like a Disney Resort... .Room is pretty good in size with a large balcony and sofa/reading area (which can be set up as a sofabed). Pretty good room size and both view are quite nice. Restaurants are all very busy (due to big holiday weekend). Outdoor swimming pool is small compare to the size of the resort.

Not very conveniently located if you are not going to their Ocean Park. Will I stay again? Maybe, if I am with kids from my family.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

My sister booked on this hotel, so I didn't have much idea on this hotel.

I was impressed with the lobby and the view. The hotel is situated on a mountain top. You will see the beautiful view of the ocean.

The room is spacious and clean. The buffet breakfast is just 400ntd. So the price is quite affordable.

We all enjoyed this hotel. I give 5 stars on cleanliness, service, location, value, rooms and sleep quality. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

This is a great hotel I stay when I visit Hualien & Taitong. Easy to find great seafood at affordable price and great cultre & natural experience!

There is a great place nearby for seafood called Yen-Liao, highly recommand!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

We did a weekend trip from Taipei to visit the Taroko Gorge (among other sites), and the package we booked had us staying at this hotel. Our whole travel group was slack-jawed upon entering the lobby.

It is a pretty luxurious hotel, with a huge, scenic property. It sits atop a moutain, close the Ocean Park theme park, and over-looking the Pacific Ocean. Nice touches to this hotel include the garden paths outside, Koi ponds, sculptures and other artwork, and the outdoor infinity pool over-looking a spectacular view.

The rooms were quite nice, with an old English style. Our sleep was incredibly comfortable.

Only downsides: Could smell cigarette smoke in our room; the huge buffet dining hall felt tacky, and the buffet food tasted like buffet food; and the isolation of the hotel. For that reason, I think it is best for short stays (e.g. to see the Gorge; go to Ocean Park), or for those that need seclusion/relaxation on your vacation. Avoid the huge dining hall, if possible, as it caters to volume (e.g. multipled bus groups). There are smaller eating establishments at the hotel, that I would hope are better - if not for the food than for the atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

the room is clean, the food is nice, the outdoor swimming pool is not big but nice. a little bit far from the city anyway.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.18 Shanling, Yanlian Tsuen, Shoufeng Shiang, Hualien 974, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 98 hotels in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hualien FarGlory Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 381 various styles of guestrooms leaning against the hills and looking out to the ocean, Hualian Farglory Hotel had a capability to provide the best facilities for 1,000 guests simultaneously. Inside fo this intricately designed Victorian style palace, your senses will be brewing with joy every moment.The deep blue Pacific Ocean is the best facility in every guestroom, and the most attentive services are an indisputable fact, which makes the well laid-out modern facilities merely accessories. ... more   less 
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