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“Awesome view hotel room!”
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If Ocean B&B
Ranked #41 of 1,601 Hualien County B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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“Awesome view hotel room!”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here but the location is rather far from the city area of Hualien. It depends on how you see it. If you want to shop at the city or want to go to zhi qiang night market for food then it is quite a distance away, approx 30-40minutes drive. But if you like a quiet area then I would say go for it! Pretty quiet area as currently there is not much minsu around the area. The feeling you will receive is definitely a home stay feeling. Entrance to the house is the kitchen area already.

It is very clean and well maintained. Room is huge, we chose the family room with sea view. Even our toilet is also facing the pacific ocean. Toilet is huge, came with huge bath tub and rain shower. The room is also very spacious. Wifi connection is rather weak though.

Breakfast was normal and it is home made by the landlord. There is also a place for you to view sunset and star gaze too. Did not have much interaction with the landlord but they look approachable and friendly. There is also a lot of free tea and titbits. Good stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nice property and good access to the nearby oceanarium. A good place for star-gazing. The owner family offered extra help for transport and laundry. Breakfast is impressive. Our family enjoyed the 3D2N stay there.

Room Tip: Only limited family room is available. Need to book in advance.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

My family & I stayed @ If-Ocean (14-16 June, 2013).

This place was very elegant, comfy and relaxing. Blessed with beautiful team (ladies) and a thoughtful driver and guide, 紀先生 (0921-633238).

We visited Taroko Gorge, did river tracing (溯溪) with 好野人官網 http://www.wilds.com.tw and visited great restaurants or local food.

We really enjoyed and loved this place:)

Thank you.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a great B&B run by a Taiwanese lady owner and her team, and is a recommended alternative to a stay in Hualien when visiting Taroko Gorge. The villa is up the hill from the main road, with great views over the Pacific Ocean. The welcome was warm with a nice cup of tea and casual chat. The B&B is nicely decorated and has a contemporary feel. Our room was at the top floor which shared a large roof terrace with 2 other rooms. Unfortunately the weather was windy and rainy, but on a nice warm evening this must be a great place to sit and enjoy the views. There is a good seafood restaurant close by the B&B for dinner and probably some other restaurants further away, but as the B&B is outside any main village or town, you actually just want to stay at the B&B and relax. The room was good, only negative comment was that one of the lights couldn’t be turned off completely. We had to blind the soft light with a jumper! The owner seemed aware of the issue, but hadn’t yet addressed it. The breakfast was well prepared and with good coffee and tea the day started well. The owner had a nice interaction with all the guests. We had a great stay and would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was my favourite accommodation for my 8D7N trip to Taiwan :) It is right across the Pacific Ocean and away from the hustle and bustle of Hualien (so do remember to buy your necessities before heading back to the B&B). 5 of us stayed in the Sea View Deluxe Family room which was really spacious, even with 2 king sized beds and 1 (add-on) single bed. Only minor thing is, there were a few hooks on the wall to hang our towels and clothes but no wardrobe. We had a fab view of the Pacific Ocean from our balcony - if you are not in an ocean facing room, you can head on up to the top deck which overlooks the Pacific Ocean as well. We chatted with one of the owners at night and loved the hospitality that she treated us with. Another bonus - free snacks, cup noodles and drinks in the kitchen! We really felt right at home :) It rained the next morning so we didn't get to see the sunrise, but it would have been beautiful. The 2 lovely owners cooked up a scrumptious breakfast for us and we were entertained by their 2 pet parrots. It was a very relaxing stay and I felt like I was putting up at a friend's house for the night. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Opt for the sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A little out of the way but worth going if u are nature lover as the b&b is right across the stunning Pacific Ocean.

The b&b is very clean, modern, and kitchen stocks free snack( cup noodles & coffee etc).
Spacious bedroom with big TV, big clean toilet and toiletries .

Dine at the 055 Seafood Restaurant about 500 meters from the b&b. very reasonable pricing - we paid approx SGD65 for 2 pax- 4 dishes including 2 lobsters .

Highly recommended for a quiet hideaway from the hustle of noisy city life.

Do nothing there , chat with owner who owns 2 parrots (!) , relax and admire the ocean . Take a walk at the ocean front and enjoy the fantastic view and jump over crashing waves!

Something different from the busy city life here!

Room Tip: Go for ocean facing room if possible . The sea view is gorgeous .
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

If your traveling around Taiwan, forget staying in Hualien main town, stay at If Ocean B&B
Amazing attention to detail inside the house and sweeping panoramic views outside.
The top deck over looking the Pacific Ocean is just breathtaking.

Room Tip: It's just a short walk away to 055 Sea Food Restaurant - which has a fantastic family style wit...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: If Ocean B&B
Address: No.79 Yanliao, Yanliao Village, Shoufeng Town, Hualien County 974, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien County
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 1,601 B&Bs / Inns in Hualien County
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — If Ocean B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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