My wife and I decided to go to Kaohsiung for a post New Year getaway. We saw the promotion by the IHG (Holiday Inn/Inter Continental) Group and jumped at that. By the time we arrived the property, the hotel name has changed and it was no longer managed by the IHG group. Which did not bother me much. It was the first time for us to visit Kaohsiung and probably not the best choice of hotel as it is located somewhere in the mountains. It took a 20-min shuttle bus connection from the closest subway station so stay downtown if you are a first-timer to Kaohsiung. The hotel itself has nothing to complain about: It is part of a huge property development which contain a giant shopping outlet (Asia largest)?, a theme park, and two hotels. It is like a castle out of nowhere. The hotel lobby was nice, but a bit dark (insufficient lighting), room was spacious with a little balcony. My wife and I had spent much time walking around the whole development to our amazement. What actually amazed us was that for a development of such scale received so little attention and publicity outside Kaosiung or Taiwan. The days that we stay I can only described the place as deserted. It gave me a feel of a pretty ghost town. Nothing against the hotel, everyone was courteous and friendly. Room rate was reasonable if not cheap. I do not understand why it had such a low occupancy when we were there. I noticed the two housekeepers were actually waiting outside of our rooms for some time, for my wife and I to get out of the room in order to do their cleaning works. I feel bad for them. (But I must say the sound proof of the room was bad in order for me to pick this up).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- E-DA ROYAL HOTEL is the only five star and upscale resort hotel situated in Kaohsiung city, south of Taiwan. The hotel has e.g. facilities for a wedding (including catering), a wellness centre including the Tea Tree Spa and is the only in Asia with a Dream Lake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Kaohsiung e-Da World Hotel Kaohsiung