Dongxu Resort Hotel
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Dongxu Resort Hotel

No.6-1 Mingquan Road, Haibing Avenue, Hualien City 970 Taiwan
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3.5
#34 of 85 hotels in Hualien City
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
See why so many travelers make DongXu Resort Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Hualien City. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Rooms at DongXu Resort Hotel provide air conditioning and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. You can also enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant while staying at DongXu Resort Hotel. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Hualien City, DongXu Resort Hotel is located a short distance from TW D Park (0.8 mi) and O'rip Hualien (0.8 mi). While in Hualien City be sure to experience local ribs favorites at Salt Lick. Best of all, DongXu Resort makes it easy to experience many great Hualien City attractions like Pine Garden (0.3 mi), Beibin Park (0.4 mi), and Nanbin Park (0.9 mi), which are a short distance away. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at DongXu Resort Hotel as you experience all of the things Hualien City has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Budget
Languages Spoken
Chinese

Location

No.6-1 Mingquan Road, Haibing Avenue, Hualien City 970 Taiwan
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 70 out of 100
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Hualien Airport
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dudeman8 wrote a review July 2020
Hong Kong, China329 contributions263 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed looking at all the wooden statues of Pacific island and aboriginal figures. We called then "uuga-buuga". It reminded us of stays in Hawaii.

Room had a superior view of the Pacific Ocean although it looked over the new bulk port, which is ugly. Oh well. Rooms are dated but still comfortable and sp are the beds.

Having a bathtub in a shower is wierd, but we were able to manage.

I wish the owners would make a nice garden and full-sized pool in the wonderful space they have.

Breakfast is in a very nice glass dining room overlooking the ocean. It is very nice.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vanessa W wrote a review Apr 2012
Hong Kong, China119 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We came for the AMD race, and this hotel was perfectly situation right in front of the starting point. It's located away from the town centre of Hualien but it's easy enough to cab to town. There were a few restaurants within walking distances, the Korean one we went to was quite nice. There's a 7-11 just up the road a some bubble tea shops as well.

The view from our room was partially blocked by the wall in front but from the balcony we could still glimpse out to the sea. The room was very big as we had requested a 3 person room, so it had a living room with coffee table and chairs facing the TV, then a divider that separated the bedroom, which had a sofa bed as well.

The hotel is a little dated but still clean and comfortable. Everything in the room worked and there was no strange odour or unidentified objects. All basic amenities were available (TV, fridge, kettle, hair dryer etc). And the Wi-fi connection was good.

Breakfast was the typical Chinese/Western fare, which was not bad at all considering they had to feed so many cyclists and support crew. The steamed buns were in steamers so were not soggy like the ones they have in a glass steam cupboard you see in some local Taiwanese joints. Overall a good experience.
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Date of stay: April 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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cescajo wrote a review July 2013
Singapore28 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Since Hualien is more rural, I went there without expectations. The room was pretty basic. There was no wifi, but they had tv on demand, which I thought was good enough for entertainment.

Wasn't impressed with the breakfast.

Security is poor because the door only has a latch. There is no safe box either.
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Date of stay: June 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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jeanettev0224 wrote a review Sept 2020
Taipei, Taiwan38 contributions36 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided to go to Hualien for 2 nights. We did not book in advance and while he was driving I looked at different B & B and Hotels. When we got to the B & B we liked everything was locked. We drove around and later stopped at the Astar Hotel. Unfortunately it was a huge mistake.
1. The receptionists could not speak English.
2. We wanted to swim because it was very hot but after seeing the pool we decided to rather take a cold shower to cool down.
3. They did not serve any food and we had no choice but to go out for dinner.
4. The hotel was not clean, especially the foyer.
5. And the cherry on the cake was the BREAKFAST the next morning. The only thing they had for foreigners was cereal, but no bowls! When I asked the waitress in what we were suppose to put the cereal she gave me a CUP! A CUP?
The only positive thing I can say about this Hotel is that the old gentleman at the door was very friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jeremy wrote a review Apr 2013
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions38 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in A star with a tour group in March 2013. The hotel room is badly furnished with old furniture, bath room is equally bad with low quality bathroom accessories (sink, shower, WC). Bed is reasonable though. Does not feel like a 3 or 4 star hotel by any standards. The breakfast provided by the hotel is not palatable at all. The selection is minimal and the food looks like the least appealing. Hotel faces the ocean though which is the only thing probably i think could save the hotel from a 1 star rating. Hotel is 3 min walk from a convenience store as well. Will not recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Christina L wrote a review July 2019
10 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an older hotel that showed its age as it probably hasn't been renovated for the last 15-20 years. We stayed here as my parents stayed here in the 1980's and it's close to the ocean. The rooms had a bit of musty smell and the elevators smelled like gas from a motor engine. However everything was clean and the breakfast was good. They also allowed you to rent out bicycles for free (for the first 2 hours) so you can bike along the coastal path. There's also a great tofu pudding place just up the street. In summary, this hotel is fine for a 1 night stay, but I probably wouldn't stay here if you want something more luxurious or modern.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Odyssey806542, 網管 at Dongxu Resort Hotel
Responded 23 July 2019
thank you for your opinion and hope to you can come to taiwan again for the beautiful signs
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Lella wrote a review July 2017
UK27 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a family trip to Hualien. We were 2 adults and 3 kids aged 7, 5 and 2. We chose the Astar Hotel as it was the starting point for the King Of the Mountains event that my husband was participating in.

Pros
- The best part of the hotel is the garden and swimming pool. The swimming pool is not large but it's in the garden with pleasant landscaping. Beware you have to wear swimming caps in the pool, otherwise you're forced to buy them at TWD100 each. Since none of the beaches in Hualien are suitable for swimming (due to the strong currents) we enjoyed playing in the pool in the late afternoons. The garden is quite large and there are some rabbits that the kids enjoyed playing with.
- Large family room with 3 comfortable beds (one of them a sofa bed) was a hit with the children.
- Waterfront location, tranquil, just outside the hotel there is the waterfront walk that leads to the town centre (half an hour's walk to the night market)
- Airport drop-off and pickup are provided (but there are time restrictions eg. morning after 8am)
- There is a games room with billiards, air hockey and table soccer

Cons
- Breakfast selection is not up to western taste or standard. Even the Asian fare was not high quality eg. the steamed buns had some small amount of indistinguishable meat filling, no butter is provided for toast (only jam, chocolate spread, coconut spread and peanut butter)
- The bathrooms were not very well cleaned, and the bath would be difficult to get into for someone with any mobility limitations because it was too high. The hotel provides a kind of wooden step but it was not good enough.
- The hotel provides very little in the way of service e.g. no onsite restaurant, no room service, very little information. The staff was mostly helpful but not particularly well trained to deal with individual travellers (I guess the hotel is more geared towards the coach tour tourists)

The decor of the hotel is dated but it has some interesting pieces of aboriginal art.
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Date of stay: July 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 花蓮亞士都, 專員 at Dongxu Resort Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2018
Your comment is very helpful and functionable. We will make improvements to your suggestions. Thank you for taking time to comment and welcome your visit.
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TimothyC5957 wrote a review Nov 2014
London, United Kingdom51 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It seems just renovated in recent years, quite nice, rooms was rooms, above 3 star can reach 4 star hotel, but the buffet breakfast was poor.
Good location for shopping in Hualien.
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Date of stay: September 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not easy to find, but it okay. Near night market.
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Response from 花蓮亞士都, 專員 at Dongxu Resort Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2018
We are appreciate your comment and welcome your visit.
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b.annKs wrote a review Jan 2007
KS1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Reasonably priced hotel which was very comfotable for a backpacker to catch up on sleep. Located to the cultural stuff I wanted too see. Very affordable but still pretty nice for the price.
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Date of stay: February 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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LeeNClarke wrote a review Apr 2018
Sydney, Australia537 contributions501 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel looks great from the photo of the front view. The rooms are less impressive as furniture and bathrooms are a bit tired and needs some maintenance. As a small town hotel, it would rate a 2.5 star. Bathroom needs some grouting and cleaning.
The location is not great. You need to walk more than 1.5KM to the town centre or call to book a taxi. The walk to the night market is about 1.7KM. The in room amenities include a kettle but only 2 sachets of chinese tea - no coffee!
Breakfast is average and basic but avoid the peak when the Chinese tour bus groups are eating. The food gets depleted faster than the service stuff can cope! This hotel apparently is popular with the Chinese tours and mainly because the cheap rate, inclusive of breakfast is a huge draw.
The hotel is not so great for overseas, English speaking visitors as the reception cannot manage simple conversation in English.
The view from the breakfast restaurant is a bonus. It has great views of the beach and sea!
For a small town hotel and the so cheap rate, it is value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Higher floors and facing the sea or beach front
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LeeNClarke wrote a tip Apr 2018
Sydney, Australia537 contributions501 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floors and facing the sea or beach front"
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TimothyC5957 wrote a tip Nov 2014
London, United Kingdom51 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not easy to find, but it okay. Near night market."
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
155
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dongxu Resort Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pine Garden (0.5 km), Beibin Park (0.6 km), and Wo Song Yuanqu (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soaring Cloud Western Restaurant, Yi Hua Chinese Restaurant, and Jia Curry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Dongxu Resort Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gangtiangong (3.6 km), Shen'an Temple (3.7 km), and Cihuitang (3.8 km).
Does Dongxu Resort Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Dongxu Resort Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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