It's Taiwan's second-highest building, bested only by Taipei 101. The hotel occupies floors 39 through 70 and the lobby is on the 39th floor.
The hotel is a three-block walk directly west of Station R8 on the MRT. For reference, TRA - the train station is R11 and the HSR - High Speed Rail station is R16. Both are north of the hotel. I recommend using the MRT. It's both fast and economical. Single fare from R16 to R8 is NT$30. Taxi is about 10 times that.
The view from our 67th-floor room was quite something. We overlooked that portion of the harbour which on this particular weekend hosted the Big Yellow Rubber Duck.
It was Moon Festival, complete with fireworks, barbeques and wall to wall people.
Our room was quite large, with mini fridge and complimentary beverages. The room was spotless and fresh fruit was placed in our room each morning, which was a nice touch. There is an in-room safe and free WiFi which had a strong signal both in the room and all public areas.
The indoor pool is well maintained, but the change room (closet?) leaves much to be desired. And if you don't have your own swimming cap, they'll want to sell you one. The gym is very good and has an impressive array of high-end equipment.
The buffet breakfast is quite extensive and its selections should satisfy most tastes.
The rack rate for our room was NT$10,500 per night. Online providers will do much better for you.
And as per usual throughout this truly amazing country, the staff exhibits courtesy and respect we in North America can only hope for.
- 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