The rooms are big, well equipped and the views are stunning. The marble bathroom is huge and has separate bath and shower. The best part about this hotel is the fact that you get to stay on a really high floor with great views. No matter which direction room you get, you're bound to be impressed by what you can see in front of you. The rooms also came with a fruit platter which was a nice touch.
There are two things that this hotel really didn't match up to my standard 1) there was no free wifi included in the room (ethernet cabled internet is fee and internet is also available in the lobby, but tablets = no ethernet connection); 2) the lobby is very poor. I tried, as the hotel staff suggested, to use the wifi in the lobby, but the lobby is very small, and all up probably only has about 10 chairs, all very close to one another. Because of the low ceilings in the lobby and the small area, any conversation echoed loudly and made the experience of trying to use the wifi very unpleasant. For a 5-star hotel, I would have expected a grander and more comfortable lobby. Besides my complaints of no free wifi and small lobby, the hotel is still a pleasant stay.
Breakfast is made up of stretches and stretches of different styled foods. I was quite happy with the choices that were on offer, there really is something for everyone. My experience with the coffee there was terrible - I recommend avoiding the coffee... I heard that you might be able to get barista coffee from the wait staff for free, but definitely stay clear of the coffee machine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Splendor Kaohsiung Hotel, located in the landmark of Kaohsiung Tuntex Sky Tower, has been certified by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau as the highest five-star hotel in Taiwan. With huge support from Earntex Group, owner of Splendor Kaohsiung Hotel, the hotel upholds the intimate, elegant, and the unique style differs from the old thinking and limitations. The Splendor Kaohsiung Hotel is pleased to announce that its new name has been officially changed to Singfornee Hotel Corporation, 85 Sky Tower Hotel. The name change will be affective as of July 1st, 2013. This new brand sets sail forward as it includes the intention to deliver our objectives and ideals to furthermore serve every guest with enthusiasm and comfort. Hence it is planning to install new facilities to honor the commitment given from guests. 85 Sky Tower Hotel, formerly known as The Splendor Kaohsiung, was specified by the 2009 World Games as its appointed hotel. It is known and appreciates to be as one of the top choices by political leaders, orchestras, artists, and celebrities. After renewing its steps and developments, 85 Sky Tower Hotel continues to persist and to commit with the idea of keeping excellence with world-class five-star hotel standards. With more than a dozen Chinese, Western, and Japanese restaurants located in the hotel, 85 Sky Tower Hotel is using lean materials, unique workmanship to provide the top quality cuisine. It is also a regular contender in Cuisine of the Year contest. In order to continue fulfilling the expectations from both old and new customers, 85 Sky Tower Hotel will comprehensively enhance the dish quality with new Michelin chefs to provide exquisite dining experience. It is planning to become the leading brand in southern Taiwan and is committed to work towards the goal in the near future. 85 Sky Tower Hotel is Committed to promote the spirit of its brand and to vigorously work with the Kaohsiung City Government therefore to improve Kaohsiung tourism image. In addition to enhance the “delicate” and “professional” travel services, 85 Sky Tower Hotel is offering various travel products from the perspective of local cultural to help developing the beauty of Kaohsiung as the Marine Capital City. It strives to lead the travelers on to an experience of rediscovering Kaohsiung and to make 85 Sky Tower Hotel as the home of the travelers when they visit Kaohsiung. We will always uphold the highest principles of being customer-oriented regarding to dining and room services with continuous effort to reach perfection. Once again, thank you for your support! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaohsiung Splendor Hotel