Just Sleep (Hualien Zhongzheng Branch)
Words & photos by Josie Wu
Translated by Angela Cheng
396, ZhongZheng Rd, Hualien City
Just Sleep is a brand of boutique designer hotel created by the FIH Regent Group with an emphasis on convenience and comfort. They've been actively opening new hotels, starting from Kaohsiung and Hualien, then crossing the Zhuoshui River (moving into central Taiwan) and up and over the Central Mountain Range. The group's new Just V restaurants are following the hotels, focusing on fresh fruits and vegetable served as creative and healthy Thai and Italian dishes.
Just Sleep Hualien Zhongzheng Branch is located at ZhongZheng Road, Hualien City with 98 guest rooms. Transportation is very convenient, being about 10 minutes from the Hualien train station and nearby buses to Taroko Gorge, Chihsingtan and the Hualien Airport. The famous old shop Yi Xiang Wonton, Mei Qi Grilled Corn, Temple Black Tea and Hualien souvenir shop Tseng Ji Mochi, are all within walking distance from the hotel. The location is also quiet, being just opposite to the cultural and creative park. Infusing Hualien local cultural and creative styles into the hotel facilities and using wood furniture in the guest rooms create a warm atmosphere. International touches include Wellspring mattresses, German brand Villeroy & Boch and Japanese TOTO sanitary facilities, and holiday-style couch beds in some rooms.
Just V is a great feature of Just Sleep Hualien Zhongzheng Branch. In addition to using a large amount of seasonal ingredients, they also cooperate with local well known shops to let travelers enjoy breakfast items like hot Hualien Gong Zheng Buns, tasty Ji An Mantou and the old Fengshing Cake Shop's specially made pineapple bun, toast, Focaccia and Ciabatta. This branch uses these connections with local stores to give travelers a true Hualien experience.
A. Guests enjoy free shuttle service between the train station and the hotel.
B. Just Sleep Hualien Zhongzheng Branch has 7 types of accommodation ranging from 7 ping to 19 ping in size, with current prices from NT$6,000 to NT$14,000 in order to welcome the new opening ongoing to March 31, 2014, Hualien Zhongzheng Branch offers limited "I want to try a stay" promotions. Reserving one room for one night on Sunday to Friday, there is a special offer at only NT$1,999 with 2 breakfasts but must do the booking online through the Just Sleep official website.
C. Just Read is a old style library, decorated with dolls in the hotel and there are many second-hand books and comic books. Besides reading and browsing here, travelers can exchange travel information here.
D. Located at 1st floor, Just V not only offers vital healthy breakfasts for guest staying in the hotel, but also entices non-guest customers to enjoy lunch and dinner.