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“Nice room and view, but too many tour groups”
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85 Sky Tower Hotel
Ranked #28 of 319 Hotels in Kaohsiung
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Two night stay during recent trip to Kaohsiung. The hotel starts on the 39th floor (lobby), with hotel rooms from 40-70th floors. Due to overbooking we got upgraded to the 55th floor, supposely the deluxe rooms.
The room was very nicely furnished, and we were lucky to get the harbor view. It was indeed a nice view esp at night to see the harbor lights from ships and yards.
The only gripe was that there were a few tour groups, including a school trip. So it was quite festive during morning, and as well as early evening hours, with the crowd up and down the elevators. Got that night market ambience in the hotel public area instead. Not so relaxing.
I did like the breakfast offerings alot. So many choices, and delicious dishes both western and asian dishes. Good coffee also.
Overall, it was a decent stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

I stayed here during a small scale typhoon and the building had some creaking and swaying. But apart from that is was almost perfect.
Beautiful room, amazing staff, very reasonably priced food and room service.
I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Only stayed 1 night before return flights to US. Big rooms. Easy to find if you like to wander around on foot as it is the tallest building in the city. Small charge for wifi that was OK at best. Did not eat at hotel at all. Ate across the street at Lemongrass restaurant for dinner. Ate in JAL lounge at airport as I needed to leave before they started serving at hotel. Room is beginning to show age, but everything was in working order. Bed was extremely hard which is typical in many Asian hotels.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
Thank Jim B
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Its a nice hotel with not much to complain about. The hotel is in the Tuntex Sky-Tower which is pretty cool on its own merrit. If you visit the area and dont stay here you may want to come to the tower anyhow. The rooms were quite large, clean, and well appointed. The beds are a little hard but thats just the norm in this part of the world. Its not a brand new hotel however I thought the accomodations were nice enough. The hotel does offer a variety of food outlets and the food was pretty good by local standards. I stayed here for work and it was very convenient. For comparison, I stayed at the "Single Inn" - which is a completely different place, and I also stayed at the "Hotel Kingdom". The splendor is significantly nicer than the hotel Kingdom however Hotel Kingdom is in a better location for walking. Keep in mind you can take a cab anywhere in the area for about 200 NT (7 US dollars) so cabing it isn't expensive however not particularly convenient. The splendor is a fair bit more expensive but I still consider realtively cheap. If you want to be in the iddle of the action, I would opt for Hotel Kingdom however The Splendor is by far the nicer hotel.

Room Tip: The higher ther better and harbor view is obvioulsy preffered.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

I have always thought that this iconic hotel in Kaohsiung is only tall but tired. Yes, from the lobby on 39/f ( u have to take an elevator tO get to 39/f first and then another elevator to the guest rooms, quite fussy), u will notice the outdatedness. However, the room is not at all tired and outdated. spacious with 1 Queen size bed and 1 double bed, clean, well appointed though not as good as the international brands, it does exceed my expectation.

Cons: Internet is free but wifi is not, u've got to contact the front desk for connection.

Breakfast is served at a restaurant on the lobby floor, great view of the city. Food choice was more on the side of local food. Great variey and there is even an area serving only vegetarian food. There is a playground in the restaurant to keep your kids busy. Every kid will be offered a ballon as well.

Good location with convenient stores around. The stay was enjoyable!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Tall & Impressive! We have recently just stayed there and were given a room on the higher floor (6x). Amazing views of the harbour. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay. We did not get the chance to use the priority floor benefits as we were always out. I must commend on the internet. the WiFi speed connection was top notch! Extremely fast and smooth.

However there are still a few areas of improvements required:

Rooms: We were on the executive floors. The rooms are very tired and in desperate need of a renovation.
Breakfast: Just ok! Not much selection and they remain the same day after day. A bit of variations would be good.
Porters: Well, we have a little one and a few pieces of luggage and the porters came and open the car door. Was hoping that they would lend us a hand with the luggage to the 39th floor (where the reception counters are located) but instead he simply left us with the luggage and walked away??
Location: Convenience stores across the road which is a plus. Department store right below the hotel - I think you can give it a miss. Things are expensive and nothing great!

Otherwise, a great hotel and reasonably priced for the product.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

The Splendor hotel with 85 floors , the second biggest building in Taiwan. I stayed 9 days at the 70th floor with a beautifull wiev of Kaohsiung. My trip was business related so I cannot joy the breakfast and other services they provide. There will be my second trip to Kaohsiung and will stay there again. Definitely.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 37-85F, No.1 Ziqiang Third Road, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan (Formerly The Splendor Hotel Kaohsiung)
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kaohsiung
#3 Business Hotel in Kaohsiung
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kaohsiung
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kaohsiung
#10 Family Hotel in Kaohsiung
Price Range: $111 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 85 Sky Tower Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 592
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Splendor Kaohsiung Hotel, located in the landmark of Kaohsiung Tuntex Sky Tower, has been certified by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau as the highest five-star hotel in Taiwan. With huge support from Earntex Group, owner of Splendor Kaohsiung Hotel, the hotel upholds the intimate, elegant, and the unique style differs from the old thinking and limitations. The Splendor Kaohsiung Hotel is pleased to announce that its new name has been officially changed to Singfornee Hotel Corporation, 85 Sky Tower Hotel. The name change will be affective as of July 1st, 2013. This new brand sets sail forward as it includes the intention to deliver our objectives and ideals to furthermore serve every guest with enthusiasm and comfort. Hence it is planning to install new facilities to honor the commitment given from guests. 85 Sky Tower Hotel, formerly known as The Splendor Kaohsiung, was specified by the 2009 World Games as its appointed hotel. It is known and appreciates to be as one of the top choices by political leaders, orchestras, artists, and celebrities. After renewing its steps and developments, 85 Sky Tower Hotel continues to persist and to commit with the idea of keeping excellence with world-class five-star hotel standards. With more than a dozen Chinese, Western, and Japanese restaurants located in the hotel, 85 Sky Tower Hotel is using lean materials, unique workmanship to provide the top quality cuisine. It is also a regular contender in Cuisine of the Year contest. In order to continue fulfilling the expectations from both old and new customers, 85 Sky Tower Hotel will comprehensively enhance the dish quality with new Michelin chefs to provide exquisite dining experience. It is planning to become the leading brand in southern Taiwan and is committed to work towards the goal in the near future. 85 Sky Tower Hotel is Committed to promote the spirit of its brand and to vigorously work with the Kaohsiung City Government therefore to improve Kaohsiung tourism image. In addition to enhance the “delicate” and “professional” travel services, 85 Sky Tower Hotel is offering various travel products from the perspective of local cultural to help developing the beauty of Kaohsiung as the Marine Capital City. It strives to lead the travelers on to an experience of rediscovering Kaohsiung and to make 85 Sky Tower Hotel as the home of the travelers when they visit Kaohsiung. We will always uphold the highest principles of being customer-oriented regarding to dining and room services with continuous effort to reach perfection. Once again, thank you for your support! ... more   less 
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