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85 Sky Tower Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   37-85F, No.1 Tzu-Chiang Third Road, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan (Formerly The Splendor Hotel Kaohsiung)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 243 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Valencia, California
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“Awesome Views and Clean Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Amazing stay during the New Year's Week. This is the tallest hotel in Taiwan and the views are amazing. They provide breakfast that was very good and have great views of the bay and the city. The room was very compariable to Hotels in the U.S. The place is very clean. The only drawback is that you have to switch elevators about twice. Staff is great and helpful. Would stay here again if I'm in the Kaohsiung area. A++

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

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.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Malay, Aklan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

It was my first time in Kaohsiung and we booked in Splendor Hotel, is one of the best hotel I have ever stayed in my life. Very nice rooms, very nice pool and breakfast was great! The services of the staffs were also very good, location is easy to move around.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed on the 70th Floor with a view of the harbour which was fantastic.
Room and bathroom were spacious, comfortable and clean with fresh fruit, tea/coffee etc.
Out of the 5 hotels we stayed at in Taiwan this was the only one that charged for WIFI (although not via LAN).
We only ate breakfast here which was average at best.
However, the location was good, 5 mins from the KMRT (Senduo Shopping District), the staff were pleasant. The Concierge in particular was very helpful.
The bar on the 38th floor was also nice.
Plus Kaohsiung is a great city for a couple of nights so we had a good stay here and the hotel was more than adequate.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Arrived after a long trip from Sydney and changed to harbourview room on 70th floor. The room wasn't ready but they let me use the gym facility to shower which was nice. Room was good and the fresh seasonal fruit was a nice touch. Loved the view and there can't be many hotels where you can stay on the 70th floor. Didn't try any of the food. Can't really understand the logic of charging for wifi but giving free Internet access via LAN cable. I thought the room was good value. Location is fine - about 5 mins walk to the MRT but you need to take taxi if you want to visit the love river walk.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Went to eat at the buffet. Ordered the turkey, which I got some dark meat and some of a drumstick. Had the mushroom gravy. Also tried some egg rolls.

Turkey was mostly fat and was cold. Gravy cold. Egg rolls cool and soggy. Food was terrible.

Asked for my bill. Waiter was not even the least bit curious why I had a 1/3 plate of food and was leaving after 5-10 minutes. Manager even less helpful when I asked to speak with him. All he would offer was a free drink.

Will try to have my company use another hotel. Only thing this place has is a view.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Room was OK. At Check-In I got a voucher for "free drink" at the 75th floor bar. They forgot to say that it was only for a beer (Bud, Heineken and a local brew) or tea. Then I had dinner at the La Brassiere. It could only could be described as horrible.

Had the turkey. I got a piece of dark meat and a drumstick the was mostly fat, skin, tendon and little meat. Sauce was cold at best. To add insult to it, two people followed behind me got large pieces of breast meat. The rest of tghe buffet looked very unappetizing.

I asked for the check (880 TWD) and just to get out all I had was 1000 TWD. The waiter wasn't even the least bit curious why I had a plate that was only about 1/3 eaten, gave him the money and walked away. I talked to the manager who could only say "Sorry" and offered me one drink.

Poor food service. Horrible food quality. I will not recommend to the people I work with stay here and will inform the person who booked me into the Splendor, to cease doing so and find another hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 37-85F, No.1 Tzu-Chiang Third Road, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan (Formerly The Splendor Hotel Kaohsiung)
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kaohsiung
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kaohsiung
#6 Business Hotel in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — 85 Sky Tower Hotel 4*
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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