Editor's Rating

One of the best Hotel in Kaohsiung as per Trip Advisor review.

10
Service
9
Facilities
8
Location
8
Cleanliness
7
Value for Money

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  • Address266, Cheng Kung 1st Road, Cianjin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Contact Number:+886 7 216 1766
  • Booking: CLICK baubles4
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors: YES
  • Number of floors: 45
  • Number of Rooms: 436
  • Number of Restaurants: 13
  • Number of Bar & Lounges: 2
  • Room Voltage: 110
  • Year Hotel opened: 2010
  • Most recent hotel renovation: 2010
  • Check-in from: 03:00PM
  • Check-out until: 12:00PM

Booking

pink-callout Room Type: Superior Room Double
pink-callout Check-in Date: February 2, 2017
pink-callout Check out Date: February 3, 2017

I booked this hotel a few years back like 4-5 years ago, and I chose this because of their Hello Kitty suite back in the days, but sadly they removed the themed suites last early 2016. Although there are no HK rooms anymore, the good thing is that they still honor the deposit I made and deducted it to its present rate. We just exchange few emails and they sent us quickly a reservation. Since we visited during CNY and Kaohsiung Lantern Festival, the rate was quite high compared to its regular season. You can booked this hotel for less at Agoda.

  • CNY Daily Rate with breakfast: NT$ 5760 + 576 services charge
  • NT$6,336NT$4,253 (Deposit Made in 2011)
  • NT$2,083 (Balance for Payment Upon Arrival)

Check-in

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Grand Hi-lai is a 5-star hotel, so you’re guaranteed to be treated well and special from arrival to check-out.  Checking-in was smooth and fast; we were given a room on the 35th floor which was pretty amazing because of the city view. On top of that, there’s welcome fruits and yukata for two.

The Room

As for the room, it’s pretty dated but clean and spacious enough. Like most 5-star hotels, the room is classy and colored accordingly in Neutral and Beige with wood accents. The bed is quite comfy with thick duvet as usual.

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Welcome fruits, Tea and coffee making facilities.

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Our bed for the night plus the 2 yukata on top of bed.

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Working table, dresser and TV and when you open the cabinet below you’ll see the snack bar.

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Same vibe as Manila Hotel

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Separate Telephone Shower and Bath Tub

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DAMANA Toiletries

The Extras

Like typical 5-star hotels, they have a luxurious well-lighted lobby with humongous chandelier. They also have a lounge, several restaurants, gym, conference, banquet hall and swimming pool of course. Breakfast is pretty standard for this kind of hotel and of course with additional Chinese cuisine options.

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The lobby with CNY Ornaments

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Lounge

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Breakfast at 42nd Floor

At Check-Out

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Checking out just like check-in was fast and easy, they even handed me a paper bag with a gift inside.  Since it’s my birthday, the hotel gifted me a car key chain with hotel name and logo on it.

The Location

As per location, its situated in the Harbor area and you can take a walk to explore the nearby park. There’s plenty of small shops and eateries scattered in the area plus local coffee shops and boba tea houses are just around the corner. From Kaohsiung Main Station, we chartered a cab to the hotel and set us back around NTD180.

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  • Airport Transfer Fee (In-House): 1000 TWD
  • Distance from city center: within City Center
  • Distance to airport: 3KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes): 15

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