The first thing that struck me about this hotel is the fact that the lobby looked plain and almost run on a shoe-string budget. The hotel has a lot of space, too much that isn't well utilized, combined with the use of marble floor, it makes the whole place feel cold and uninviting. Giving the whole place an empty feeling
This sense of emptiness accompanies you as you go up to your floor. The carpets used in the corridors were a little thin which is mainly why it gives a sense of emptiness.
As you enter the room, you'd find that the room is huge. There is lots of underutilized space, so much so that you can fit another queen sized bed into the room easily. Add that in with the fact that the room has weak lighting, it gives a foreboding sense that made me feel uneasy in the room.
The room windows are not always strategically located and do not run the width of the room, which means that there is limited natural light shinning into the room.
There is no wifi, and the only internet connection is via a RJ45 cable that is 3 feet long, and will definitely not allow you to bring your laptop to the bed.
Similarly the toilet is huge, but underutilized. The marble flooring again gives the toilet a sense of coldness.
Overall, while I found the place fairly new, clean and well kept, the oversized rooms, underutilized space and sometimes poor lighting will make me reconsider this hotel. Its not the the hotel is bad, but that the above mentioned issues means that I never felt at ease in the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Urban Hotel33 is affiliated with the Han-Hsien Hospitality Co. It is in the heart of Kaohsiung commercial district, and located a mere 15 ~ 25 minutes away from the Taiwan Railway Station and airport, and is adjacent to the KRTC. Urban Hotel33 features modern designed Elegance Section and Chic Section. With 167 guest rooms, a business entertainment center, conference room, restaurant and other facilities, our five-star international hotel provides the finest quality and superior service to both our business travelers and tourists from around the world. Our attentive and caring hospitality makes you feel right at home. ... more less
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