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“Look no further if you are staying in Hualien!”
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Hotel Bayview
Ranked #8 of 128 Hotels in Hualien County
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Look no further if you are staying in Hualien!”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We stayed in Hotel Bayview twice, for a total of 3 nights and truly enjoyed our stay here. Before our trip, many people told us that Hualien is merely a rest stop for a trip to the Taroko Gorge and nothing more. I would beg to differ after my awesome stay in Hotel Bayview, the 3 nights in Hualien are certainly well-spent!

The hotel in general is very well maintained and clean. The rooms and bathrooms are deserving of 5-star status, but you are only paying the price of a budget hotel in Taipei! The service from the staff is also great - we stayed here with a break of one night in between when we went out of Hualien. When we came back, our luggage that we previously placed in the hotel for storage was waiting for us nicely in our room! Breakfast was a simple buffett with Taiwanese porridge and some finger food.

Location-wise, the hotel is a 15 minutes taxi ride (TWD350 fixed for a return journey) from the night market or the town centre, but there is lots to do within the vicinity of Hotel Bayview. For one, it is located right smack on Cisingtan beach, which presents great views of the Hualien coast and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel provides free bicycle rental, which I strongly encourage you to make use of to explore the Cisingtan coastal area. You will be rewarded with great views as well as delightful seafood at the Hualien Fishing Harbour (just a relaxing 1 hour bicycle ride away)!

If you are intending to stay in Hualien, look no further than this!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Nice, clean and homey.
Hotel free picked up service from and to train station.
Very friendly and helpful and informative staffs especially Juan - Thanks alot Juan for all the information and your handmade map!
1 min walk from 24H Family Mart - which is good especially because we were also able to print our online purchased train ticket with the real ticket anytime.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This is an awesome hotel where everyone should stay. HuaLien itself is a pretty and relaxing place on its own but complimenting it along with a stay at Hotel Bayview makes it a perfect vacation away from the stress of life. We have ocean facing family room with balcony for 3 nights. The staff are helpful and friendly being a family owned hotel. We made used of the free bicycle rental and it was great cycle around the surrounding especially the pebbled beach

Located a stone throw away from the pebble beach, which by the way is a must visit, relaxing morning and evening strolls are all yours to enjoy during your visit.

The exterior of the hotel does not look fantastic but the rooms are creatively done up in an interesting and lively way. Beds are comfy and there pretty much nothing to complain about this hotel.

Service was great at this hotel. Everyone who served us was extremely friendly and helpful. I really have to mention. On top of giving us very detailed directions to the night market that we wished to visit, they also gave us recommendations on where we should visit and even where we could have dinner. It was raining when we went and they even provided us with umbrellas to bring along on our outings. So feel free to ask them if you require any help.

You may also book your whale and dolphin watching trip here which includes transport to the pier and back! After asking around, the prices that they provide are indeed the cheapest I could find.

Overall, an excellent choice of hotel to stay while in Hualien.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Our family of three stayed in the ocean facing family room with balcony for 2 nights. The staff are helpful and friendly being a family owned hotel. We made used of the free bicycle rental and it was great cycle around the surrounding especially the pebbled beach. Breakfast was one of the best among the 4 accommodation that we stayed in Taiwan. Fresh and tasty with varied items such as Taiwanese porridge, chicken nuggets, salad etc...

The sea view from the room is nice. However the room is not as big as what I imagined. There is no bathtub in the family room. We did not make use of the balcony as much. Hence on second thought, we could have saved a little by choosing a family room without balcony.

The hotel is 15 minutes drive away from Hualien city where the night market and cheap and great food are! The staff in the hotel can arrange for a return trip to Hualien city for NT$350. Otherwise, lunch and dinner option around the hotel is severely limited to the family mart, a Chinese seafood restaurant and a Western restaurant.

Overall it is a great hotel to escape the hustle and bustle and to really chill out if you do not mind the extra cost of getting to the city for more food options.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Hotel bayview is a gem in Hualien. You step in and you feel like you are in another part of the globe. The decor is very bright and cheerful. The room we had was very big, clean and comfortable with 2 queen beds and one and a half bathrooms. All amenities were there including bath robes and slippers. The beds were big, comfortable, with plenty of pillows and fresh linen. Definitely worth staying there. There is a convenience store a couple of minutes' walk for emergencies. Also free parking.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

The hotel is in a very good location for exploring the Hualien coast and the Taro Gorge nearby. They have some very good bicycle for guests' use for free. You can either rent a car, or the hotel is more than happy to pick you up at the train station or airport. The room is clean and have everything you need. The bed is comfy.

The staff are all very helpful and make you feel welcomed. We arrived planning to leave for Taipei the next day without a booking. They immediately reminded the next day was a Saturday and .. not just remind, they actually initiate to help us booking online (which was impossible without a ROC ID Card).

A wonderful place to stay and the price is a very good value for money.

Room Tip: You must must must must book ahead if you plan to leave to other city of taiwan at weekend.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

The Mediterranean theme of this place is quite pretty....it's just next to the beach so it's good for a nice stroll n bike ride...the beach is full of pretty smooth pebbles instead of powdery sand...it's nearer to taroko gorge so it saves on a little travelling time....downsides: the room was a bit dusty n the floor was dirty...not spick n span..the reception wasn't that warm n friendly....just business like...didn't volunteer much info...compared to the warm staff at the Taipei hotel we had previously...and what is it with the inconvenient 3pm check in and 11am check out times in Taiwan? But I have to lastly add that they do provide a very helpful free pick up n drop off service on arrival n departure...and were flexible enough to take our luggage from the hotel and pick us up from town to drop us at the train station when we got carried away with last minute shopping haha....

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Hotel Bayview
Address: No.10 Mingtan Street, Sincheng Township, Hualien County 971, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Hualien County
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #8 of 128 Hotels in Hualien County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 42
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