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“Close to Railway Station” 4 of 5 stars
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Hualien Charming City Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #24 of 122 Hotels in Hualien
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Close to Railway Station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

About 10 mins walk from the Hualien Train Station - a nice hotel, although the exterior and interior of the hotel is slightly run down - their is a small arcade game centre in the basement of the hotel. Free coffee and biscuits are provided for hotel guests at the lobby area, WIFI available only at common areas.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank seijinm82
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Toronto
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for one night. It was a 10 minute walk away from the Hualien train station and very easy to find. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They provided us with information and options regarding our tour of the Taroko Gorge. We were leaving the next afternoon on a flight to Kaohsiung and they arranged a free shuttle ride for us to the Hualien airport.

The room was comfortable and a good size. The only strange thing was the shower had a window that looked out into the bedroom area. The glass was frosted but it could still be awkward taking a shower if you were sharing a room with just friends.

The hotel included a buffet style breakfast that included some Western elements (mostly scrambled eggs and bacon) and various Taiwanese items (steamed buns, stir fried noodles, stir fried vegetables etc.).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Btrain2003
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located in walking distance from rail station. The staff members are warm and friendly, the hotel is a bit quiet, the room us tastefully decorated with a simple divider to separate the couple bed from kid's bed. It is spacious and fully equipped with all necessity an above average hotel room would provide. The hotel offers free bicycle rental, it has a cosy game room at the basement where customers can play table games etc. Overall this is a good hotel, and definitely value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank LionCity2012
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Oahu, Hawaii
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101 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

After a day at Taroko we arrived at this hotel, which is located in walking distance from the railway station. The check in was fast an hassle free, room is well equipped with all the modern amenities. During the evening we took a cab to the night market, us 4 dollars, well worth it. We came back to the hotel around 10 pm, had some wines at the bar, and staff are super friendly. Next morning we ate the comp breakfast in the hotel restaurant; cater to Taiwanese tourist, not western style breakfast. We checkout around 11am and shopped at local shops then head back to Taipei in Taroko Express. We like the hotel for its location, and room is above par for Hualian railroad area; would stay again,

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank retiredhaha
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed at this hotel in Hualien for 2 nights. It's a short, quick walk from the Hualien TRA Station. The Taiwan Tourist Bus which goes to Taroko Gorge also stops at the train station, so the hotel location was perfect for us.

We we served chilled white gourd tea when we arrived and this was very refreshing. The front desk staff was fluent in English and helped us get around and recommended where to go for the night market scene. It was about 10 mins ride by taxi to get to the city centre.

Room was quite spacious and toilet well equipped with both bath tub as well as shower facility.

When we departed, it was drizzling lightly that day and we had quite a handful of luggage to lug to the train station to depart for Taipei. The staff was attentive and offered us a ride to the train station. However, we had to make a detour to one of the Mochi shops nearby, hence declined the offer. Nonetheless, it was excellent service!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Hillie_H
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Singapore
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

When we arrived at Hualien railway station, we pulled our luggages from the station straight to the hotel as it is a stones throw away. This modern hotel is conveniently located near the railway station and a suitable lodge for travelers coming enroute from either Taipei or Kaoshiung, to visit the Taroko Gorge and Chisingtan. Not a very pricey hotel for the modern interior and rooms. Perfect hotel in Hualien in terms of convenience and budget.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank mj1027
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Houten, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Charming City is a modern and very good service hotel. we (5) were there in this early spring, March 2012. We booked twin room for parents and 4 person's room for us and kid. We had great impression about this hotel during our trip in Hwalian and the neighbour cities. This hotel is clean and modern compare to other hotels in this area. personally I like the bathroom design and the service attitude in this hotel. The food here is average and the view is just kind of boring, sorry to say this way but We will definitely recommend the family and friends visit this Hotel. For business and family , it will be a good choice for your short stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Jenny v
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Property: Hualien Charming City Hotel
Address: No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #24 of 122 Hotels in Hualien
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hualien Charming City Hotel 3.5*
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