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“Great hotel with EXCELLENT views!” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Ranked #17 of 300 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Certificate of Excellence
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great hotel with EXCELLENT views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This hotel was the second hotel in our 4N5D round-island tour by Edison Tours (you can Google them - their tours are famous for foreign travelers since it's conducted in English).

Overall the hotel, like mentioned by the previous reviewer - the rooms are nice with great views, but you can feel that the rooms are dated since the decor is mostly wooden furniture-based. BUT, the rooms are very comfortable, no mistake about that.

The hotel is situated above a shopping mall, so you can do your shopping downstairs and even grab some snacks (McDonalds, Gong-Cha etc) in the same building.

I would say that the highlight of the hotel would definitely be the dining experience and views since the restaurants and lounge are located on the high floors. It's also the first time in my life when I saw a small colour CRT TV in my toilet. Such things STILL exist! :P

Pros: Situated above a shopping mall with luxury brands, convenient location, clean and comfy rooms. The views are EXCELLENT.

Cons: The rooms are pretty dated but nevertheless still very comfortable.

Return? Definitely, for the view.

Room Tip: The higher, the better! The view is magnificent! Really!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Had a nice room view overlooking the harbour - room furnishings (same goes for the rest of the hotel) are quite dated but still comfortable. Think 80s/90s idea of 'grand' = ornate oversized framings etc ahahaha...

Wasn't very impressed with the breakfast spread though - advisable to stick to the local offerings because the international fare looks questionable.

No complaints on the service though - the front desk staff could converse sufficiently well in English.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ChellePang
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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279 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a fine 5 * hotel, the breakfast floor high in the sky over looking more or less the harbour. Abundant breakfast.
It is located within a mega building with a lot of shops (fine Muji for instance). A big food store at level B3 with amongst others a good veggie food stall and a fine variety of other food outlets. Night market in the vicinity as is the Love River.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank n_wiedenhof
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for business, very grand and posh, definitely a place to be seen in Kaohsiung.

Arrived at 11am, room was not ready, had to hang out at lobby cafe until 1pm to check in. Lobby had free wifi, so could catch up with emails or surf.

Room was average size but comfortable. Nice big window overlooking the city that also lightened up the room with natural light.

Probably had the most restaurants of any hotels in Kaohsiung. Hosted business dinner at the steakhouse on the 43 floor. Was given a table with magnificent view of the city. The filet mignon was nicely done.

Breakfast served on 42 floor, nice selection of breakfast items, including a coffee machine on a corner, the kind that can brew latte/cappuccino, better than the normal weak coffee in a pot variety.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I stayed at grand Hi Lao hotel for two nights in October 2012. The check in was quick. The room was spacious. Hotel is located right in the city. We walked round the corner to et at a night market. There are so many variety of food and so cheap. Hotel is close to the Love River, where we walked, had a cuppa and something to eat by the river at night. The view was good. Breakfast at the hotel was good, there were a wide variety of food, western, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The only thing I don't like of this hotel is the pillow. It is just too low and soft for me, by second night I simply couldn't get enough rest therefore I felt really tired on the third day in Kaohsiung. The room is decorated in victorin style, and is clean. There is a surcharge for the Internet. I don't think I will stay at this hotel again due to the pillow. Will probably stay at crown plaza hotel again next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Elizabeth L
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Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

来高雄就住这家, 服务还是象以前, 友善, 方便, 周围吃饭也方便, 房间大, 干净, 早餐丰富又好吃. 楼下是百货公司. 景观也赞, 在市中心, 没什么大楼. 床也大又舒服, 有些贵, 停车不是很方便. 很适合家庭来住, 周围好像没有地铁.
Nice hotel, if you are looking for convenient and deluxe hotel , its the best choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I travel to Kaosiung at least once per year for business & always stay here.
The hotel is clean with nice large clean rooms & lovely big beds. The staff are always pleasant & welcoming. Housekeeping are great & the laundry service is very efficient.
Over my many stays at The Grand Hi-Lai I have eaten in all the restaurants that are located within the hotel as well as venturing out to eat. Being a single female traveling alone, having the choice of so many restaurants within the hotel is great. The Teppanyaki restaurant is fantastic & by far my favourite style of food.
Excellent choice at breakfast with so many different choices to suit most tastes.
I have never had a bad expereince whilst staying at The Grand Hi-Lai & will continue to stay here whenever I travel to Kaohsiung.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Emma W
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Property: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Address: No.266 Chengkung First Road, Chienchin District, Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kaohsiung
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kaohsiung
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grand Hi-Lai Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 550
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