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Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung
Ranked #26 of 313 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice hotel and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

The Howard Plaza Hotel kindly provided us free shuttle service from the HSR station at Zuoying. This hotel is located near the Formosa Blvd's KMRT station (about a 5-8 minute walk) and there was a great variety of food/restaurants/night markets in the surrounding. Our room was nice, clean and comfy. The only disappointment was the bar on the 30th floor-- the night view was great but our drinks weren't that impressive. Other than that, the staff was very polite and helpful. Very professional indeed. Would love to come back and stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Launceston, Australia
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105 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2010

I have stayed here 3 times now and each time I always feel at home. Great food, very good Western style selection. Good, fast room service and nice breakfast in restaurant too. Big comfortable beds, soft pillows and linen sheets. Nice rooms with soft armchair and nice ottoman. Good desk and free fast wireless internet. The shower is big and the towels thick and white. Nice shampoos etc good quality and plenty of free bottled water. Great coffee. There is always a fruit plate each day with top quality fruit and if you have a premier room there is a good business lounge with full time assistant on 29th floor. Staff are extremely helpful and pleasant. Even the maid is kind and interested and said welcome to Taiwan. You can't go wrong with this Hotel. I will be back again for sure.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2010

It was my first visit to Kaohsiung and when our local partner mentioned that he would book me in this Hotel costing only $70 a night. I wasn't sure what was in store till I turned up at the Hotel. It was a 5 star hotel at the price of a 2 star. Rooms were functional and cozy. Morning buffet breakfast was sumptuous. Enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 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, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 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, travelled with family
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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
Region: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 (per night): ₹ 5,268 - ₹ 8,737
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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