The 10 Best 5-Star Hotels in Kaohsiung

by TaiwanMe Blog Topics: KAOHSIUNGTM TRAVEL

Kaohsiung is full of top-tier luxury accomodation options. The bustling metropolitan city – and Taiwan’s second biggest city – was recently named one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 destinations for 2018.

Kaohsiung is not short of things to do and see, featuring huge night markets, stunning art districts and interesting temples. It’s also a convenient location to duck-off to Taiwan’s amazing forest landscape and beautiful beaches.

But if you really want to live the life of Taiwanese luxury, you must stay in one of Kaohsiung’s exquisite hotels. Here’s 10 amazing 5-star hotels in Kaohsiung to choose from.

#1 Silks Club ($405)

Guest rating: 9.4
District: Qianzhen District
Average room price: $405


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No 199 Zhongshan 2nd Rd. Qianzhen Dist.

Much more than just a “club,” the Silks Club is a Swedish hotel boasting 147 lavish suites, a rooftop infinity pool, and stunning views of Kaohsiung. Since its recent beginning in August 2017, it has quickly become one of Kaohsiung’s most highly rated hotel.

Silks Club is located in the up-and-coming Qianzhen neighbour­hood which is destined to become an epicentre of Kaohsiung activity. It faces the port and ocean giving most of its rooms amazing views. The owners endeavour to make Silks Club feel more like staying in a private apartment, rather than living than a hotel. That’s why you won’t find floor names in the lift, only floor numbers.

Silks Club is by far and away the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at in Taiwan. From the art work dotted around the hotel to the thought that has gone into the facilities, everything is perfect. Above all, the staffs’ attitude and attentiveness is remarkable. A truly wonderful stay.

#2 H2O HOTEL ($325)

Guest rating: 9.3
District: Gushan District
Average room price: $325


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The H2O HOTEL isn’t short on features with a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness centre, and 3 on-site restaurants, a bar and free on-site parking. It’s convenient location in Gushan District is just a 4-minute walk from Ruifeng Night Market, and 6-minute walk from the Kaohsiung Arena. It’s a great choice for travellers interested in tourist attractions, harbours and local food.

The H2O HOTEL’s rooms include air-conditioning, views of the city or garden, flat-screen TVs, a sofa and a working desk. Bathrooms also include a bath tub and a walk-in shower, as well as an electronic bidet. For guests’ comfort, towels, free toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are provided.

Very modern, smartly designed, 6-minutes walk from Kaohsiung Arena MRT station. The hotel has a nice trendy vibe that makes you feel special. The twin room was spacious, with a cute little sofa by the window. We enjoyed the Dim-Sum restaurant on the 2nd floor and the roof-top bar. The hotel also has a very comfortable executive lounge on the 19th floor – which we were given complimentary access to the lounge. The staff was young, pleasant and energetic.

#3 Hotel Indigo Kaohsiung Central Park ($210)

Guest rating: 9.1
District: Xinxing District
Average room price: $210


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Situated across from Central Park in Kaohsiung, Hotel Indigo Kaohsiung Central Park features a rooftop bar and restaurant. Located steps away from MRT Central Park Station (Exit 2), the hotel is just 260 m from Shinkuchan shopping area and 950 m from Liouhe Tourist Night Market.

All rooms is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some rooms boast city views or park views. A mini fridge, an electric kettle, bottled water and capsule coffee machine can be found in the room. All private bathrooms have a walk-in shower, while some have a bath. For guests’ comfort, towels, free toiletries, slippers bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided.

Went there with my parents for a pre mother’s day celebration and they hotel just made the stay wonderful. They wrote welcome cards and provides with snacks and an upgrade. The rooftop bar is a must visit, it’s for a superb view of the city skyline. Definitely will come back again.

#4 Grand Hi Lai Hotel ($200)

Guest rating: 8.9
District: Qianjin District
Average room price: $200


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Boasting an outdoor pool and 13 international dining options, Grand Hi Lai Hotel provides guests with a cosy accommodation and thoughtful hospitality services. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free parking is possible on site. Located in the conjunction of Chengkung 1st Road and Xintian Road, featuring an outdoor pool and 13 international dining options,

Grand Hi Lai Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Love River and MRT Central Park Station, while Kaohsiung Railway Station is a 10-minute drive away. It takes 20 minutes to drive to Taiwan High Speed Rail – Zuoying Station and Kaohsiung International Airport from the property.

Rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a wardrobe, each guest room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a refrigerator. Some rooms enjoy beautiful city or sea views. The en suite bathroom has shower facilities, bathtub, free toiletries and hairdryer.

This hotel is a pleasant surprise, clean, luxurious and quiet. My room was well furnished and equipped with a nice bathroom. The staff is efficient and friendly. Getting there only took 20 minutes from the airport by taxi (and less than $10 for the fare).

#5 Park Lees Hotel ($240)

Guest rating: 8.9
District: Gushan District
Average room price: $240


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Ideally located in Kaohsiung, Park Lees Hotel features a floor-to-ceiling window, each air-conditioned room is fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a refrigerator. Free bottled water is offered. The private bathroom comes with signature toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryer and electronic bidet.

By providing refined accommodation services, Park Lees aim to create an elegant environment with peaceful atmosphere for every staying guest.It only takes 3 minutes’ to walk to the property from MRT Kaohsiung Arena Station. By driving, guests can reach Xinzuoying Railway Station and Taiwan High Speed Rail – Zuoying Station within 10 minutes, while Kaohsiung International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Great location, close to the subway station. Overall experience was excellent for the price. Great and helpful staffs. The mattress was comfortable and amenities in the room is what you’d expect from a 5 star hotel. Would definitely come back again.

#6 The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung ($180)

Guest rating: 8.6
District: Qianjin District
Average room price: $180


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Ambassador Kaohsiung is conveniently located by the Love River bank, a 10-minute drive from Kaohsiung Railway Station. The luxurious 5-star hotel offers an outdoor pool, free parking and free in-room internet.

The hotel overlooks the enchanting Shoushan and is close to Mingsheng Road Boulevard. It is within a 25-minute drive from Kaohsiung International Airport and Taiwan High Speed Rail – Zuoying Station.

This is a landmark hotel right on Lover’s River. Very conveniently located. Walking distance to 7-11s, restaurants, pick-up/drop-off location of double decker tourist bus, and the light rail that transports you to key sightseeing spots .

#7 The Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung ($160)

Guest rating: 8.6
District: Xinxing District
Average room price: $160


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The Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung provides fantastic modern accommodation. Rooms are fitted with an electric kettle, minibar and tea bags. A safety deposit box and cable TV channels are provided. En suite bathrooms come with toiletries and a bathtub.

It’s a 10-minute walk from MRT Formosa Boulevard Station and Hsinshing Night Market. It features an outdoor pool and spa bath. Free parking and free WiFi are provided.

Among so many hotels in this city, it is always a good choice. The location is excellent. The night market is within walking distance. Breakfasts are included and they offer a great variety. You can choose either western or Chinese. Personally I prefer porridge. The rate is reasonable and definitely a worthwhile stay for travellers.

#8 E-DA Royal Hotel ($250)

Guest rating: 8.5
District: Dashu District
Average room price: $250


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Featuring modern rooms with 42-inch flat-screen TVs, E-DA Royal Hotel houses a spa, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and 5 restaurants. It offers nightly music and lights performances at its feature man-made lake.

Offering modern interiors and 24-hour room service, all 650 spacious rooms have over-sized windows, ample work space and a comfortable armchair, along with individual balcony through which you may take in natural views. Large bathrooms have a bathtub and hairdryer. Free WiFi is provided. Privileged benefits are offered for VIP floors.

Guests can relax in the sauna or a spa treatment after active workouts at the fitness centre and tennis courts. The property also houses a business centre, tour desk and a games room. Shared computers in the lobby provide free wired internet access. Vast outdoor space ensure an ideal spot to cater to various events as romantic weddings, parties and fashion shows.

Though the location of the hotel isn’t fantastic, the direct bus service between it and high speed railway makes up for it. The mall and other amenities are just awesome. I visited for a 4-day technological event, I would definitely like to visit it with my family again.

#9 Han Hsien International Hotel ($150)

Guest rating: 8.4
District: Lingya District
Average room price: $150


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Only 1.1 km from Central Park Subway Station (line red), the 5-star Han Hsien International Hotel features luxurious accommodation, modern and well-equipped facilities and convenient guest services. It houses an indoor swimming pool, a spa centre, meeting and banquet facilities and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

Offering city views, rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable and pay-per-view channels, sofa and air conditioning. The en suite bathrooms have a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Good service and facilities with reasonable price. Although its facilities are a bit old, room is clean and comfortable. Also, their breakfast is very good. Therefore, I think their cost performance seems better than some most luxurious hotels in Kaohsiung. If I will have a chance to go to Kaohsiung, I would like to stay again.

#10 THE LEES Hotel ($140)

Guest rating: 8.2
District: Lingya District
Average room price: $140


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THE LEES Hotel offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with free internet along Kaohsiung Wufu Tourist Boulevard. Complete with an indoor pool, it also has a relaxing sauna and hot tub.

Warm lighting and elegant wooden furnishing give rooms a modern yet comfortable feel. Each comes with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, minibar and hairdryer.

Nice friendly service, clean rooms. Need to have swimming cap in order to use the pool. Has spa and sauna facilities too. Would come and stay again. Great location with lots of food places around hotel and also close to metro.

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