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Lienfook Hostelry Hualien
Ranked #61 of 130 Hotels in Hualien County
Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed here for four nights in total in a twin room. Lienfook is a small hotel located at a very central part of the city, though the city is actually very small to start with. With just a three-minute walk we got to the start of the main Zhonghua and Zhongzheng roads.

The service was good - the staff were generally obliging and helped us with taxi bookings, advised on certain locations in the city, booked tours for us, etc. There was just one disappointment in our experience - we booked an East Coast Scenic Area tour in a cab on the second day and were so happy with the driver that we wanted to hire him for our Taroko Gorge tour on the fourth day. So much so we didn't even give any tip as we expected to see him again. Unfortunately the hotel staff said we can't have the same driver though we repeatedly reiterated our wish. Hence, we felt bad throughout the trip that we didn't express any concrete thanks to the taxi uncle who brought us on such an unforgettable trip...

As for the rooms, they were small, but clean and have the basic facilities. For such a low price, this is certainly value for money!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Eliwu, Manager at Lienfook Hostelry Hualien, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
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Thank you to stay with us , we hope to see you again to make your trip more enjoyable .

Linfook
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Timbuktu, Mali
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Lienfook is small hotel, in a very convenient location and excellent value for money. Despite being close to the main dining and shopping streets, its very quiet and we barely heard any noise from the street. They appear to be doing updating of the rooms so you might like to ask for a newer one. We were in an older, superior room which was absolutely fine too. Most of the staff speak some English and the assistant manager used to live in Australia and speaks excellent Englishish - he was extremely helpful when we found ourselves stuck without transportation. There are plans for a dining room but at the moment you choose breakfast from a menu the night before and it is delivered to your room the next morning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Eliwu, 經理 at Lienfook Hostelry Hualien, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear Guest

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Lienfook Hostelry . I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and to receive such a positive and warm review of your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback of your holiday with us at Lienfook Hostelry . I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely
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Belarus
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Small and cozy hotel. The staff at this hotel is very helpful and they speak english! The room was lovely and very clean and the bed was very comfortable . The hotel is also very well located, in the centre of town. The breakfast was very tasty. You choose it in advance and the time you want. And they bring breakfast in bed. We enjoyed everything.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eliwu, 經理 at Lienfook Hostelry Hualien, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Dear Guest

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Lienfook Hostelry . I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and to receive such a positive and warm review of your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback of your holiday with us at Lienfook Hostelry . I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

In the clean room of this hotel you can rest enough enjoy your time. Night staff does not know English but he will try to help you by Google translator and calling other colleagues.

Room Tip: do not worry. there are just few rooms here.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eliwu, 經理 at Lienfook Hostelry Hualien, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Dear Guest

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Lienfook Hostelry . I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and to receive such a positive and warm review of your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback of your holiday with us at Lienfook Hostelry . I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely
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HK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2011

Stayed for only one night. Very reasonable price with discount offer with train tickets to Haulien. Staff of different shifts are very nice and helpful. Free bicycles borrowed from them (although the bicycle was a bit old). 5-10 minutes walk to the city center with many restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ricky_HK
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Eliwu, Manager at Lienfook Hostelry Hualien, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Lienfook Hostelry . I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and to receive such a positive and warm review of your stay.


we hope to see you again.

Regards

Eli
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2011

This was our last hotel we stayed during our 2 weeks in Taiwan. As none of us could drive on the right hand side (we’re from NZ where we drive on the left) so we needed a place central and not too expensive. Plus not a lot of public transports within Hualien (other than taxi) so mostly we have to walk.

The price was reasonable for 4 nights - roughly USD $25/night including breakfast. On the first night, we were in room 201. It has a Japanese feel and reasonably big for 3 adults. However, the moment we step in we didn't like the smell. It was a very disgusting "fishy" smell. We told the receptionist and they provided an air freshener fan to help reduce the smell. We have it turn on the whole night hoping the smell would go away. But it was still there the next morning which we couldn't stand it at the end. We told the receptionist and they told us they will change room for us! The next room was at room 301 which didn't have the smell. The owner even brought us two big packages of Taiwan sweets as an apology.

The great service did not end there. The staff were very helpful and when we ask them about train ticket heading back to Taipei, the owner when out of his way to take us to the train station to purchase our return tickets to Taipei. Furthermore, when we asked him about transport to Farglory Ocean Park he even offered to take us all the way there (roughly 20-30 mins ride). And he offers to take us back when we finish, but we felt bad and instead took a taxi back.

The breakfast is not provided within the hotel, instead you have $50 TWD to spend/person in this other shop (1-2 mins walk). There are a lot of selections and $50 can get be very filling. The owner even helps us to circle which foods are vegetarian.

The only downside is the cleanness. The walls, windows, corners are all dusty, even the floors. This would be a good hotel if they can clean the hotel! Otherwise 10/10 for the best service.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Eliwu, Manager at Lienfook Hostelry Hualien, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Guest
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Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback of your holiday with us at Lienfook Hostelry . I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely
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Property: Lienfook Hostelry Hualien
Address: No.1 Alley 1, Lane 336, Zhongzheng Rd, Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien County
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 130 Hotels in Hualien County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lienfook Hostelry Hualien 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lienfook Hostelry is centrally located, with affordable price, scenic spots beside the main road, convenient for shopping or business trip, and to provide comprehensive services and family intimacy, so that the guests stay home away from home and family sense of belonging, let yourself to enjoy the unique traditional experience to create yourself additional memory to enjoy ... more   less 
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