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Han Hsien International
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.33 Sszuwei Third Road, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #40 of 244 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great experience, even with an Earthquake!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed here for 9 weeks, from the beginning of January 2012 (sorry the review says June)

I had a standard double room on the 18th floor, which was spacious enough, comfortable and clean. The room was always well presented on a daily basis, so no complaints there. There was a LAN Internet connection point in my room, and no wireless. This would have been an issue had I not had a laptop with suitable connection points, ie an iPad only. The connection was fast & reliable however.

The staff throughout the Hotel were excellent, from the desks to the restaurants and even the cleaners etc themselves. They were willing and able to help me find alternative places to eat in the city, arrange transport, carry out repairs to work overalls and even assist in putting a colleague to bed after he had had a few too many glasses of Kaoliang one night. I couldn't fault them one bit, and they were often the highlight after some tough working days.

The restaurants were good, though lacking in overall choices at the time. Breakfast was excellent, with a vast selection of fresh foods. The small Bakery inside was very good too, I would often get a small cake or bread to take to work with me from here. The Chinese restaurant was excellent, portions were good and the quality was great, however few of the waiting team spoke english, however it wasn't an issue really. The bar was also a good spot to relax in evenings, although small, it is on the top floor with views over the city, the staff here were very attentive and there was a good selection of drinks available, even soft drinks.

During my trip, an Earthquake occurred also. The hotel itself moved about a bit and was easily felt on the 18th floor in my room which was very unnerving for a Brit who had no experience of these sorts of incidents. The hotel played out a Tannoy of instructions to follow in both local dialects & English shortly after the tremors started. The staff were able to assist with enquiries afterwards. Turned out these are common in the area and it wasn't that much of a major tremor (over 6 on the Richter scale though!)

Overall, a great experience. I would return to this hotel without any hesistation if the opportunity arose again.

  • Stayed June 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Check in was fast so as checking out. The rooms was exceptionally big same as the bathroom. Service was always rendered with a bow, such a humble asian trait! The only thing that needs improvement is the gym. Overall we had a good time.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

My GF and I came from Toronto. This hotel has exceptional service. Staff was courteous, room was clean. Our package includes breakfast. Coming from North America, we were expecting best-western style crappy breakfast. I was so surprised at the quality and the selection at the breakfast buffet. If we are traveling to Kaohsiung again, we will definitely stay at this hotel.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I have used this hotel on a number of occasions, check in is very speedy. The rooms are of reasonable size with good bathroom and nice large shower.
Unfortunately there is no wifi in the rooms which is a bit of a downer, location is good with just a 10/15min ride to the airport.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I was surprised by the hospitality of the hotel. Every staff that I met during the stay, they were very helpful and very willing to help out.
Another thing is that the breakfast buffet was fantastic. It served a wide variety of Taiwanese food.
Fairly speaking, the facility and the room are old; but I am still recommending this as next time stay for its cleaniness, service and reasonable price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ahmedabad, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I liked the bigness of the room, the swimming pool and its restaurant. The staff is nice, the service is prompt and the elevators are fast and no waiting at them. The bar on 42nd floor is nice and you can spend hours together there without any nagging staff, who is readily available should you need them.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Location is okay but the price we paid did no commensurate the value. Old worn out bath towels (once upon a time the towels were white but sadly they are more grey than white now) were off white and thin; could not even absorb much moisture from the body. No wifi in the room and it is a 4-5 star hotel- a business class hotel? Hardly, more like an upper class backpack accomodation. The only positive note: near shops selling good food. It's a shame isn't it? The hotel cannot sell on its own but depending on surrounding businesses. We would not return and pay for the lesser than value accomodation. Unless the hotel refurbish we would not see how it can compete with the newer and better up and coming hotels. Thank you

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Han Hsien International

Address: No.33 Sszuwei Third Road, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kaohsiung
#7 Business Hotel in Kaohsiung
#11 Luxury Hotel in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Han Hsien International 5*
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