Easy and fast check-in by friendly staff. Not warm, but friendly enough.
The room was spacious and clean, great water pressure in the shower (which is a big thing for me). They offered a crib for the baby but we didn't need it, and it might have been a bit tight in the room if we did have it. Within the room, there were slippers (very thin), coffee (not black coffee), water and snacks provided. In the bathroom body wash, shampoo, toothbrushes, comb and q-tip. The hotel also has umbrellas that you can borrow if needed. The bed was very comfortable, though the pillows are a bit hard. My baby had fun playing with the light behind the headboard. Lots of English channels available. Be prepared for the influx of Chinese tourists in the evening, they can be a bit boisterous, friendly, but noisy and they don't really understand the first come first served concept.
It's not close to the train station so if you know when you are getting into Hualian, you can call at least a day ahead to book transport. It is about a 25-minute walk to a night market, and you have to walk onto a bridge with the traffic as there is no pedestrian sidewalk, which can be a bit scary, so we took the taxi. There is a mall just around the corner, and I think the old railway museum (or something, we didn't go) is not far as well.
Breakfast was fine, a mix of Western and Asian food. We asked for transport back to the train station before and they were prompt. Overall, it was a good stay and we would stay again next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cullinan hotel is well-positioned in Hualien City, Cullinan Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Hualien City. With its location just 1km from the city center and 8km from the airport, hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. For those of you who want to venture out, Pine Garden, Hualien Train Station, Meiluen Shan Nature Park are just some of the attractions available to visitors.Cullinan Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy elevator, car park, airport transfer, tours, family room.48 rooms spread over 7 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home and modern comforts such as desk, complimentary bottled water, bathtub, mini bar, television. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Cullinan Hotel hits the spot in many ways. ... more less
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