It was fantastic. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Initially while reading up on Kaohsiung, we thought there wasn't much to do, but upon arrival and speaking with the staff, there was so much shopping to do in KaoHsiung, and much sight-seeing! We wanted to stay 1 more day in Kaohsiung, but our taipei hotel did not allow cancellations. HighSpeed Train tickets allow changing of dates for return travel, depending on availability of seats. If it is not a national holiday in taiwan you should still be able to get a seat on the same day.
The rooms were huge. Although we were a group of 3 travelling, we booked the family quad room, and the staff said that the triple room was bigger, and slightly more expensive. Their shampoo and body gel was really refreshing in aroma. I clarified with the staff, and the shampoo was indeed those of the aroma therapy relaxing fragrance. We really loved the hotel room's simplistic design and colours. And they actually named their hotel R8 Eco Hotel because the hotel is located in R8 station of Kaohsiung MRT. Their rooms are also labelled and decorated according to the MRT line. Quite a cute and interesting idea. My room was R10, and it had information on the MRT stop Famosa Boulevard.
I liked their breakfast concept of outsourcing to a nearby cafe - 85degrees cafe. They served good coffee and bread. I realise the cafe had more selections of bread in the late morning. Breakfast voucher is also valid for the entire day till the closing of the cafe. They had cheesecakes and different types of cakes too in the morning.
Their concept of Eco friendly hotel was really good, and they even had 2 types of bins in the rooms, 1 was for trash and the other for recycling. If you're an eco-friendly person, you'd like this hotel. Oh and they had many powerpoint for charging your electronics. Highly recommended for all groups travelling in Kaohsiung!
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