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“Good hotel, Good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung

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Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung
Ranked #25 of 311 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Certificate of Excellence
Portland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good hotel, Good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2010

I stayed at the Howard for two night for business. The hotel was nice and centrally located. There are 5 restaurants in the hotel which make eating very convenient. The rooftop pool and spa were very nice and provided a nice place to beat the heat of the days. Bar/lounge located on the top of the hotel provides great views of the city and has night piano music. The rooms are a little outdated but were really big with a separate sitting area. I would stay at the Howard again when visiting Kaohsiung. The staff were great and were very helpful though not all speak English. Good breakfast buffet included in the price of the room.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BarryDPortland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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The netherlands
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2010

We stayed in this hotel in april last year, but we didn't like the hotel at all.
Checking in took a while because they gave us at first a room with two small single beds, although we booked a family room. With a lot of complain we got a comfortable room.
The room was okay. The pool was nice. The breakkfast looked very good, very much to eat... BUT !!! On the breakfast buffet there were walking cock-roach ! I told the staff but they didn't care. HORRIBLE!
Kaohsiung is a wonderful place to visit, but not the hotel !!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Barbara72
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Singapore
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2009

The room is nice. Furnitures are more on wood hence feels cozy.

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JuliaFeiChen
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2008

We stayed here for one night. We were one couple in a double room on the 21st floor, and another person in a single room on the 8th floor.

We checked in earlier than their check-in time, which I think was 3pm. They managed to allocate us rooms right then and there anyway.

The beds were firm, and they had down pillows which I really hate because they flatten out to nothing after sleeping on them for half an hour. I assume other travelers like them because they have them in different hotels all over the world. However, I prefer it when they have a foam pillow tucked away in the closet for more choice.

The airconditioning worked fine, and the shower was nice and powerful.

We were here on the afternoon when the 7.9 earthquake in Sichuan, China happened. We felt the ground moving on the 21st floor and could hear the building making groaning and creaking structural sounds, but our party on the 8th floor didn't feel or hear a thing.

This is an all around ok business hotel, nothing to write home about, but no big complaints either.

The maids were talking quite loudly into their walkie talkies in the morning outside our room, and this was a bit annoying and unnecessary. I mean, there's no need to shout into a walkie talkie.

Oh, and the breakfast was kind of lame for a buffet. Lots of choice, but the quality was on the poor side. Much better buffets at the Han Hsien, if breakfast is an important factor in your choice of hotels.

We'd stay here again.

  • Liked — Air conditioning that doesn't blow directly in your face.
  • Disliked — The exorbitant internet connection prices.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank cat666
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Delaware
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211 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2008

I stayed at the Howard during a business trip to Kaohsiung. I was driven to the hotel by a local colleague, so did not get a good sense of the hotel's location. Kaohsiung is a very large city with lots of scooter traffic - typical for Taiwan - and a mix of narrow diagonal roads and large avenues.

We drove down to the Love River Park area in the evening (20 mins by taxi) to eat and walked around the night market afterwards. There was plenty to see and buy. This area is very colorful, with the bridges and tour boats lit up after dark.

The hotel is quite nice and clean. The rooms are spacious with good views, since the hotel is located higher up a skyscraper. There was a large work desk with internet connection (for a fee). The bathroom was nice, with a good shower.

I did not get a chance to use the exercise facilities.

Breakfast the next morning was a large buffet, with good variety, but nothing special from a quality viewpoint.

The staff were very friendly and efficient. This seems like a nice business-oriented hotel.

  • Liked — Large room, clean.
  • Disliked — Nothing stands out
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Noo12
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chicago
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2008

This hotel is fine for any business traveler. The workout space is small and the pool is small and outside, but both useable. It is kept very clean and rooms are good size. Fresh tea and coffee available, with ethernet and good beds and tv. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Liked — Clean
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Tattler
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Additional Information about Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung

Property: Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung
Address: No.311 Chi Hsien First Road, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kaohsiung
#5 Business Hotel in Kaohsiung
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung 3.5*
Number of rooms: 305
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the business district with easy access to the railway station and major highway.Also,with the Liuho Tourist Night Market and other shopping areas nearby, plus convenient transportation,your business trips and traveling plans are all within reach.305cozy and classic guest rooms are matched with prestigious wooden furniture and artworks bearing intense Chinese classical tone and reflecting the extraordinary taste of distinguished guests.Providing six fine restaurants, our professional chefs together prepare delicious Chinese and Western cuisine with each being an inspiring enjoyment of the taste and texture. ... more   less 
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