We stayed at Promisedland on our spring break visit to Taiwan. My husband was unable to make this trip with us, so I made the trek with my two young children (ages 4 & 6). When looking up the distance of this hotel from Tayouan International, I was nervous and about the transfers and time involved in getting here. Let me say, the travel time was worth it for us. From our arrival in Tayouan, the travel time to get to Promisedland was about 6 hours with transfers (would have been shorter but we stopped for lunch in Taipei). We took a bus to Taipei main, then took the train to Hualien, then a taxi to the resort. The transportation to get here was very cheap compared to other places we have traveled like New york City or Washington DC.
As other people have mentioned, this resort is "away" from it all, which was perfect for us. We did not want to be in the city, and were looking for a resort that we wouldnt get bored at. There is a shuttle bus to and from Haualien city, which takes about 30 minutes. A cab ride is a out $16 USD. When you take the shuttle in, you can purchase tours there at the train station. We appreciated being able to travel into the hustle and bustle of the city and then retreat back to Promisedland to relax in quiet in the afternoon!
It was very beautiful, quiet, and there were lots of things that my kids enjoyed at the resort. They were able to feed the Coi, ducks, horses. We enjoyed walking around outside in the beautiful surroundings. There was an entertainment tent where a bouncy house was blown up in the afternoon for the kids to play on, and entertainment shows (Flamenco dancers) in the evening. Food was very good, but as other people have mentioned, expensive. For one adult, dinner at the buffet will run you about $28 USD, half that amount for lunch. My kids both ate free, so it wasnt bad for us! Breakfast at the buffet was free and delicious.
In April, the resort seemed a little deserted, but that is just what we prefer! The room was spacious and beautiful, each room overlooks a lagoon/pool area. Some of the pools were closed during our visit, but the main pool and and the kids playground area pool was open. It was overcast, but my kids swam anyway and had a wonderful time. The kids pool was perfect for us, it had a water playground in the middle, and was only a few feet deep all the way across. If you are looking for a quiet getaway with the option to do a little sight seeing this is a great place to do it. The setting near the mountains is beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort is an artwork of leading architects from the world's top resort designing firm W A T&G.The whole place is saturated with fantasy inspired by Spanish architect,Antoni Gaudi,in the form of winding arches with sprouting Babylon,Byzantine , and Moorish motifs.Sporadic usages of mosaic with astute Andalusia homeland accent add playful character to the building hapes.As if in a breathtaking show of titanic pulse,layers of mountain ridges wind their way into the distant horizon resembling tumbling tides in the nearby Pacific Ocean .Next to the spectacular feat of nature also loom traces of exotic domes ,arches,hallways,columns,and other civic forms.Humanity awaits eventful encounter upon your arrival in this amazing journey to Promised Land. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Promised Land Hotel Hualien