It's a nice homestay by the sea.
The owner is friendly and will you all advice needed.
No reception so phone the owner of checking late.
No lift so if you have heavy luggage expect to hand carry it up.
With a rooftop over seeing the pacific ocean.
Typical Taiwanese house set up.
No breakfast on site. You get coupons to shops around.
2014年12月 | 2泊滞在
Nice Ocean View”
Nice 180 deg Ocean View at the Roof top. Friendly owner. Cosy environment
Value for money. Nice ocean view and good location.
2014年9月 | 3泊滞在
A good stay at Ocean 103”
Friendly and helpful host, big and clean room, located just in front of the ocean!
The location of Ocean 103 Homestay is directly in front of the ocean! It has a nice roof terrace area where you can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean. Although this homestay is slightly further away from the main shopping/food district in Hualien, it is only about a 10-15 minute stroll away. So you have a nice and peaceful environment, but yet you aren't too far away from where the activities are happening.
The room is clean and extremely spacious. While the toilet was rather cramped and narrow, the spaciousness of the room made up for it. Some of the rooms even have balconies fronting the ocean.
Ryan (the host) is a very friendly and approachable guy. He gave us a very in-depth introduction to all the places of interest in/around Hualien, and recommended all the good eats as well! If you have any destination you'd like to visit (such as Taroko National Park, Qixin Tan, etc), he will also make suggestions and give you details to assist in planning your day trips.
Breakfast wise, you will receive a breakfast coupon for each day. You can redeem it for 50 yuan worth of breakfast at 3 food outlets around the area (one of which is the extremely popular bun stall located in the city centre). One outlet takes less than a minute to walk there, while the other 2 takes roughly 15 minutes. I thought that this arrangement was quite good, as it gives you the flexibility to choose what you want to eat, and 50 yuan is able to get you quite a decent breakfast. If you'd like to have a heavier breakfast, you can use the coupon to offset the cost as well.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Ocean 103 Homestay, and would recommend it to those visiting Hualien. I myself would love to head back there if I do visit Hualien again.
2014年7月 | 1泊滞在
2014年6月 | 1泊滞在
A place where I restore myself ”
The sea view, the bicycle ride and Mr.cheng
First thing I arrive, I took a bicycle ride loan by 103, turn right hand along coastline, pass thru harbour, train station, hills and finally reach seven star bay, after one hour of fun ride. The nest morning, turn left towards hualien city along Chung San street. Exploring hualien towns, shops and food hunting. Never been so relax in my life. One last thing I have to mention...I left my ipad at 103, after I check out and move towards my next destination, 20km from town. Mr.chang, the owner of 103, drove in the middle of night and return my ipad to me and save my day, What more words Can I describe my stay at 103.
2014年6月 | 1泊滞在
Nice stay with plenty of amenity & hospitality”
Great Ocean, Good People, Gorgeous Mountain View
2014年4月 | 2泊滞在
the location is very good near the ocean”
Owner is very kind
2014年3月 | 1泊滞在
Uncomfortable, except for the beach front”
the sunrise which last all about 5 minutes
Miserable. Bed linens are not fresh, the bed is lumpy with a thin mattress. Owner was around only during check in, other than that you make your own coffee, and breakfast was via a voucher but you need to walk 15 minutes away to claim it.