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Formosan Naruwan Inn
Ranked #53 of 91 Hotels in Taitung County
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Naruwan is a great place to stay for business in the Taitung area.

It has nice views over the surrounding countryside and buildings and there is a nice bike path running around the area.

The decor is slightly island-feeling, paying homage to Taiwan's aboriginal roots and ocean explorers. Nice dark wood decor throughout.

There is a lovely turn-down service at night.

The only cons (minor) were a low shower head and spotty wifi.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Taitung is a remote area isolated from Taiwan's main population by mountains. Considering that the area is mostly farming and maintain much of its aboriginals culture, this hotel (says Formosan Naruwan Hotel outside, not inn) will meet the expectation of a city tourist; comfortably large beds, clean restrooms and welcoming lobby. A nice respite from travelling round the island on a 5-day tour. As you peer out your window at night, you'll see bright florescent lighting up patches of farm areas. Our tour guide says they were to trick the custard apple trees to bear fruits whole year round. Interesting facts.

The breakfast has limited spread with more emphasis on local Taiwanese dishes, though western options (bread/coffee/salad) are also available. Did not try the spa/swimming pool but noticed you have to walk past mall-like stores in the basement level to get there.

Overall a pleasant stay. Staff are nice and polite. Nice to see them lining up outside and waving goodbye till they are out of sight.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

As part of an organised tour around Taiwan, we stopped at Taitung on the east coast of Taiwan. The hotel selected by our tour operator was the Naruwan Hotel. We were made very welcome by the staff and our room was spacious and clean. A complimentary cocktail was made available to us at the bar and breakfast next morning was well presented and comprehensive. All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Terry G
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The hotel is situated out of town but there are several restaurant s around it. The room is dated but clean and large. The power did not come on when we put the card on the slot and a serviceman has to be called. We also have to call the serviceman again because the central air conditioning was not cooling the room. The hotel was responsive and offered to change room but the room offered was the same. We only stayed at the hotel one hot July night as part of our 5 days Taiwan Tour run by Edison Tours. Luckily we did not have to pay rack rate as our room was too warm to sleep that night!
We noticed that the air conditioning is not adequately cooling the other parts of the hotel as well. The breakfast was pretty average. There is only Wifi in the front reception area of the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Teow
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed there only for a night so didn't got much time to explore the hotel or surrounding area though there was a small market in the vicinity which probably closes early. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Buffet breakfast was ordinary. They have a good swimming pool and hot spring facility downstairs but one needs to have swimming costume and cap. Staff was friendly.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Not much to add to other reviews really. Not very close to the center, which is OK if driving, might be a problem otherwise. I thought our room was nice, although the bathroom looked a tad outdated.

Breakfast appears to be meant mostly for Taiwanese crowd, with little Western selection and even from that standpoint, not as nice as one might expect.

I asked for a micro USB wire, having left my cell phone charger behind, probably at a hotel in Taipei. They did not have any or did not want to lend me one, "policy being that we don't give out these things for safety reasons," uh?

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

The hotel is clean and comfortable. The food is also ok. Its actually a five star hotel, though it looks quite old.
What's worth mentioning is that the hotel provides shuttle service at night time to the nearby night market. They charge NT50 per head for the round trip transportation. The travel time is around 10 minutes per trip. They would pick you up around 1 and a half hour later. I think this service is quite nice and convenient for the tourists who would want to experience the local life. Though its just a small night market but the food is really nice. Most of the food sold were the traditional ones.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank ihui
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Additional Information about Formosan Naruwan Inn

Address: No.385 Section 2, Zhongxing Road, Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taitung County
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #53 of 91 Hotels in Taitung County
Price Range: £40 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Formosan Naruwan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 276
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Formosan Naruwan Taitung
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