My newly minted wife took me from Taipei train station to Hualien station and then from there, rented a scooter (NT300/day) and rode all the way to Far Glory hotel recently. I had my reservations about riding on a scooter for about 40 mins (no traffic), but luckily it was a beautiful day and far more beautiful ocean view! Wow!
The hotel costs NT3900 and they upgraded us as we were newly weds. I suppose you can tell them you’re newly weds too even if you’re not. We went on a weekday so not very many people around. The price includes a breakfast buffet which had a nice selection of food.
I don’t think you can get this price at such a 5 star hotel anywhere in North America. That’s just over $125 USD per day. The hotel room has so many thoughtful amenities such as 220V wall outlets, night lights that auto turns on when you shut off all lights; separated toilet and shower by a glass partition for private moments at the throne, great balcony view of the green/blue ocean, underground parking for scooters (my wife joked about valet parking our scooter)…
What a great experience. The only thing was that there weren’t many people around to make the place hopping. All in all, a great romantic getaway for those of you who have never been.