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“Cosy, warm & lots of doggy love home stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Dolphin Bay Auberge
Ranked #21 of 114 Specialty Lodging in Hualien
Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cosy, warm & lots of doggy love home stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you love nature, woke up by morning birds and rooster.......
If you love to be accompanied by 4 lovely dogs, 3 big + 1 little one + lovely couple.....
If you love a home and not a hotel, somebody is waiting for you at home, in a foreign place.......
If you love having simple home cooked breakfast with lady house owner in the kitchen..........
If you love to be taken care, lots of warm and organic love......
THIS IS THE place!!!
You can't hear any car or motorbike engine running all day, only birds and dogs. All nature, but don't worry city life is still available with TV, air-con, hot water and wi-Fi.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Cecilia240280
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Went Taiwan Hualien and stayed at Dolphin Bay Auberge last week, and I already missed the place. Perfect place for city-dwellers to escape and heal or rest.

Loved the place the moment I arrive, especially with the dogs that greets your with their lazy faces. And I never feel like I'm checking in but to arrive at a friend's house. The homely feel where no hotels can replicate.

Within the place, you can get all the necessities you can get from a hotel.

The breakfast was simple but I never expect much from this homely place. As for dinner, it was completely different. The meal was lavish in terms of quality and quantity.

Room Tip: I stayed on ground floor and its toilet was not within the room. If you prefer toilet to be within t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank huahuang83
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in August. Rooms are nice and clean and the owners are friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to couples or families visiting Hualien (granted you like dogs). The dinner at their French restaurant is also surprisingly good!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank benhmorris
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights at the penthouse on the top most floor. Jeremy and his wife were such nice people to chat with! Really made our stay in Hualien so comfortable and memorable. One thing to note, there can be small mosquitoes so remember to close the windows and doors whenever possible to prevent them from coming in!
Other than that, we enjoyed every single bit of the stay there. Their 4 dogs made our stay so 'at home'! They are very friendly, they don't bite at all, and they're like the Huangs' children. :) Jeremy helped us book train tickets, brought me to buy a sim card at a mobile shop, waited for us, and just showed such incredible hospitality! It's amazing! They really made our stay there extra special, and we really thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jamieliow
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Jeremy and Angel Huang are wonderful hosts at this beautiful spot outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Hwalien. Although just a few minutes by car from the main business district of Hwalien, you feel like you are away from the city and can wake up to the most beautiful view of the mountains close by. The location is also conveniently close to both the train station and the airport. The house has a nice spacious yard and 4 wonderful dogs that are extremely friendly, quiet, and fun to be around. The rooms are all very clean and well decorated which gives the feel of being home. Jeremy and Angel are helpful with whatever needs you might have - transportation, tourest advice, and of course - filling your tummy with delicious food from their restaurant that is close by.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank John V
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Two of us had a stay for just one night (regrettable, wish we could stay longer) in Nov at dolphin bay auberge, the host was extremely helpful and throughout our stay he made us very comfortable. He spoke english to us and he helped us book the train tickets although we were too late to book it, he put in alot of effort to get us on our way. The 4 dogs made our stay complete! It was truly a good experience, only unfortunate event was the rain. Evening we went to the dolphin bay restaurant and the food was fantastic, cooked by his wife! amazing atmosphere and very delicious. We will definitely visit again! :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Carole O
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Singapore
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

My mom and I visited Hualien in early Oct 2012 and had a warm welcome. It's a place suitable for family and children too, we could see a big lawn with happy dogs from our tatami room on the 3rd floor.
The owner, Mr Huang is a very dedicated and detailed person; he prepared the music CD which I liked in his Facebook, that was surprising. THANK you for driving us around to the attractions on National Day (as I didn't make arrangement with taxi driver)
The sweet lady boss, Mrs Huang aka Little Bear, even personally cooked the lunch for us the next day at their city restaurant. I enjoy the western lunch especially the fried crispy pasta and Ume tomato salad. However, my mom still prefer Chinese cuisine.
The tatami makes my mom smile, but we couldn't sleep well as the futon is too thin for us. Even though My mom has slept on hard bed before but somehow I would suggest ... to have an option to increase one more level of futon bedding.
Thank you for making Hualien unforgettable.
深深的用心,黄姓夫妇让我看见他们的生活的乐趣。友情,亲情都——融化在那—锅新竹来的麻辣汤中。谢谢你们让我和母亲在海豚湾民宿有个慢游的旅途。

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Jennifer8208
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Property: Dolphin Bay Auberge
Address: No.105-26 Feng Village, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #21 of 114 Specialty Lodging in Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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