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“On the Love River (ai he)” 4 of 5 stars
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Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.202 Min Sheng Second Road, Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #16 of 242 hotels in Kaohsiung
Hong Kong
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“On the Love River (ai he)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The best thing about my room was the great view of the Love River and the Harbor, especially at night. Also, the staff gets an A+ for helpfulness and responsiveness. The hotel is located about 5 minutes from the subway, which incidentally is near empty at 9:00 am. Cabs are cheap and the drivers are friendly and good at understanding bad Mandarin! The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. The complimentary pineapple cakes are quite special and a good option for gifts. Otherwise, the room is a little dated, like a mid-priced business chain hotel. The food at the breakfast and in the Chinese restaurant upstairs was average and better can be had outside the hotel.

Room Tip: You must have a view of the Love River.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KervinHsu, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Sir,

A warm welcome to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung!

We are delighted to have you with us. The hotel has been planned with your comfort and convenience in mind and we hope you are pleased with our facilities and service. Your support will be highly valued and, wherever possible, carried out so that you may enjoy your next stay with us even more.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your patronage. Should you have any precious experiences or requirements, please do not hesitate to share with us for the improvement of everything.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung in the near future.

With Sincere Regards,

Kervin Hsu
General Manager
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Jolla, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Ambassador Hotel is located next to the Love River. When we made our hotel reservations, the standard double room was not available. For $10 USD more, we could get a double room with a view of Lover River and the harbor. I think it's worth the extra cost as the view was very nice, especially at night. The room amenities are similar to those of high-end hotels. The service was excellent. I attended a classmate reunion in a banquet room. It seems to me each banquet room (and there are many) has its own bathroom, which is very nice. The breakfast had a variety of food. It has a noodle station and an egg station, where dishes are made to your order. A slight downside to the hotel is that the health center does not open until 7 am; I wish it were open at 6 am.

Room Tip: The odd-number rooms face the Love River and harbor, but they cost $10 USD more than the even-number...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KervinHsu, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Sir,

A warm welcome to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung!

We are delighted to have you with us. The hotel has been planned with your comfort and convenience in mind and we hope you are pleased with our facilities and service. Your support will be highly valued and, wherever possible, carried out so that you may enjoy your next stay with us even more.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your patronage. Should you have any precious experiences or requirements, please do not hesitate to share with us for the improvement of everything.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung in the near future.

With Sincere Regards,

Kervin Hsu
General Manager
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Shiny, semi-grand lobby. Nice, small-ish clean room with OK toiletries. Decor & amenities were comparable to a Marriott in the U.S.A. Staff were courteous. Pretty good hotel, fairly priced (<$200 USD), but not the 5 star level quality I've experienced at other 5 star hotels. Buffet breakfast offered many options.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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KervinHsu, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Sir,

A warm welcome to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung!

We are delighted to have you with us. The hotel has been planned with your comfort and convenience in mind and we hope you are pleased with our facilities and service. Your support will be highly valued and, wherever possible, carried out so that you may enjoy your next stay with us even more.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your patronage. We are planning renovation in part of each room, hope that will be better then. About the buffet breakfast options, since we rebuild the restaurant on 1F to Market Café, all of the type of dish has been innovative. We really appreciate your suggestion to lead us more efforts. Should you have any precious experiences or requirements, please do not hesitate to share with us for the improvement of everything.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung in the near future.

With Sincere Regards,

Kervin Hsu
General Manager
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place for our travel. While we requested a rollaway bed, it somehow got converted or delivered as a baby bed. We didn't bother to complain about since the pineapple cakes were so good it outweighed the negatives. Very nice place and location was well-suited for my spouse's 1k running loop outside. The dinner was fantastic also.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KervinHsu, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Sir,

A warm welcome to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung!

We are delighted to have you with us. The hotel has been planned with your comfort and convenience in mind and we hope you are pleased with our facilities and service. Your support will be highly valued and, wherever possible, carried out so that you may enjoy your next stay with us even more.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your patronage. Should you have any precious experiences or requirements, please do not hesitate to share with us for the improvement of everything.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung in the near future.

With Sincere Regards,

Kervin Hsu
General Manager
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
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Chiang Mai
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I stayed here many years ago and was pleased to find the same high standard of service. The rooms are well equipped, clean and very comfortable. The new flat screen TV's have demand films as well as BBC news.
The breakfast was excellent with a wide variety of food for all tastes. In addition the staff were attentive and very helpful.
Highly recommended if you are lucky enough to be visiting Kaohsiung.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KervinHsu, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Sir,

A warm welcome to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung!

We are delighted to have you with us. The hotel has been planned with your comfort and convenience in mind and we hope you are pleased with our facilities and service. Your support will be highly valued and, wherever possible, carried out so that you may enjoy your next stay with us even more.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your patronage. Should you have any precious experiences or requirements, please do not hesitate to share with us for the improvement of everything.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung in the near future.

With Sincere Regards,

Kervin Hsu
General Manager
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

From the time you get out of the taxi - they make it totally enjoyable experience. From late check-outs, dinner & the quality of food on the 22nd Floor is just superb, to organising massages, meeting rooms or holding luggage nothing is an effort - it is worth 5+ STARS . Easily one of the best views in town when you finish the day with a cold beer on 22nd floor. When comparing to other hotels.... just try this one first & you won't need to go anywhere else.

Room Tip: Business floor are 15th & 16th - less noise with tourists arriving up to 11-12PM at night.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KervinHsu, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Sir,

A warm welcome to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung!

We are delighted to have you with us. The hotel has been planned with your comfort and convenience in mind and we hope you are pleased with our facilities and service. Your support will be highly valued and, wherever possible, carried out so that you may enjoy your next stay with us even more.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your patronage. Should you have any precious experiences or requirements, please do not hesitate to share with us for the improvement of everything.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung in the near future.

With Sincere Regards,

Kervin Hsu
General Manager
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
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Michigan City
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed one night and I wished we had more time to stay! The hotel was very lovely, clean and spacious. The staff were friendly and helpful and spoke English. We ate at the Chinese restaurant in the hotel and the food was delicious. It is located right on the Love River and is about 4 blocks from the KRT station. We took a taxi from the train station and it cost only about $6 US. The breakfast was a buffet like I've never seen. Two long tables of food, plus one of fruit, one with bread and pastries, a center table of liquid soups, plus an omelet station. I think it would not matter what nationality you are, you could find plenty to eat and plenty of new dishes to try.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KervinHsu, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Sir,

A warm welcome to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung!

We are delighted to have you with us. The hotel has been planned with your comfort and convenience in mind and we hope you are pleased with our facilities and service. Your support will be highly valued and, wherever possible, carried out so that you may enjoy your next stay with us even more.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your patronage. Should you have any precious experiences or requirements, please do not hesitate to share with us for the improvement of everything.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung in the near future.

With Sincere Regards,

Kervin Hsu
General Manager
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung

Address: No.202 Min Sheng Second Road, Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Kaohsiung
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung is one of the hotels that has passed the first wave of five-star evaluation conducted by Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau. Sitting at the Love River bank, also known as “Taiwan’s La Seine”, the excellent geographic environment allows our guests to experience the stunning riverside scenery up-close whether they want to take a walk on the hydrophilic trails on either side of the Love River, sit at a relaxing open-air café, appreciate the dazzling lightscribe bridge or take a river tour on the Love Boat and experience the true romance of this waterfront city. Inside the hotel a spacious lobby greets our guests with a high ceiling, a corridor with a gold dome, and gorgeous classical artworks. Entering our hotel, you enter a world blending cultural and historical characteristics, creating a unique style of new European classicism, and combining the best of Chinese and Western hospitality into a cultural exchange. There are as many as 453 guest rooms enriched with bright colors and wide spaces as the design spindle, and fitted with the most modern equipment. We provide the best that quality has to offer as well as the warmth and quiet home feeling rare to top-notch international tourist hotels. Our hotel also hosts six restaurants providing delicious Chinese and Western cuisines and 19 multi-function banquet halls displaying magnificence in charm and grandeur. There is also every service facility that one could expect to find: an outdoor swimming pool, gym, spa, business center and gift shops, all fully satisfying the spice of life that one would need for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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