Realive is a great place to stay. We've been traveling for 7 months and this was the best bed I have been in...so cozy and comfortable, with awesome pillows! We got upgraded to the triple room and it was extremely clean and spacious. It would be nice if there was a shower curtain in the bathroom so the water didn't spray everywhere...on that note, there was lots of hot water and great water pressure. There were large wardrobes for clothing, large clean towels and shampoo and soap was provided in an environmentally friendly way (no small packages). I was happy to see that toothbrushes were not provided as this is wasteful and we were given a heads up to bring our own by Georgie, who is managing the guesthouse.
Georgie is fantastic! She was waiting for us at the train station with a taxi arranged, she answered our endless questions. She also took the time to show us the map and make suggestions for trying Taiwan food at the night market, good places to eat nearby, recommendations on our options for seeing the Taroko Gorge, and she gave us an alternative hike to try when one of the ones we wanted to visit was closed.
Realive let us leave our bags for the day so we could explore the city before catching our train at night. Staff are super friendly and always wanting to help you.
The location was pretty good. Definitely take the arranged taxi from the station...it's cheaper than finding your own and a good hike. About a half hour walk to the night market and 15 minutes to the centre of town.
We would definitely stay again! Thanks so much Georgie for everything!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine a city……Open the window of your room, a mountain range soaring through the sky, with its peaks occasionally covered in snow or shrouded by clouds. Under vibrant light in a sunny day, the entire mountain glows in emerald green. A 15 minutes drive and you shall reach the mountain foot, admiring its grand precipitous outline from below. A 5 minute walk and you have reached the beach, neighboring a deep blue ocean. You can hop in a bicycle and ride several kilometers along the coastline trail, you can surf, or you can board a cruise and watch dolphins dance and whales roll.Now, the city you have imagined is not imaginary at all. Located on the east coast of Taiwan facing the Pacific Ocean, her name is “Hualien”.How much would it cost you to find such a place in the world to travel, or how long would it take you the traffic to reach this utopia? Just pack your backpack and pay a visit, you will discover how affordable and convenient it is.All the fruits and vegetables birthed from this pure land are sweet and delicious, thus, we offer deluxe breakfast every morning to all the guests lodging at ReaLive, freshly made from locally produced ingredients. If you are a cook yourself, a standard open kitchen is available to complement your culinary skills, with numerous basic ingredients at your disposal free of charge.If you are cash-strapped at your previous stop, worry not, you have a choice to lighten your load by exchanging your possessions that we are interested in for a few nights of free lodging! We sincerely welcome backpackers, as we wish to spread the beauty of this city across the globe through your voyage. ... more less
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