Huahou Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We paid $C34.45 a night for a room with 2 beds, Tues and Wed. Unlike North America two beds is not the norm. Clean, view out window towards the docks. Breakfast was excellent. Many dishes. Omelette, veggies, fried rice, toast, oranges, coffee, rice porridge etc. Spread was more like lunch/dinner than breakfast. Room has hot water, fridge, bottled water, good wifi, tv, and free parking. Thought there was no shampoo etc. but found it, toothbrushes, shower gel etc.in the desk drawer. Room floor is raised from the hallway and floor drops into the bathroom. Not sure if this has a functional reason (e.g.plumbing under floor) or just design. Got to watch going to the bathroom in the middle of the night! Staff very friendly, English speaking on the desk and helpful. Lobby etc.very modern and tasteful. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel. (Las Vegas hotels with their endless add-ons could learn a thing or two from this hotel)
Stayed there during 3 days. Lot of space in the room (2 beds, 1 king size and 1 double size) and in the bathroom. Price was reasonable (150 euros for our stay). Hotel is near the city center and the university of Kaohshiung. Did not try the breakfast. Good experience overall but don't expect too much of this city.
A nice hotel not far from 2 mrt stations nice staff. The hotel is quite old and charming onside if you like this. Look in the draw in the main room under the TV fir your toiletries even supplied a condom lol
Outstanding staff and service with decent English, very large rooms, clean and fairly comfortable, beds were too small for me (6ft) but that wasn't a problem, hotel was very dated and furnishings were old, breakfast was terrible, location is a little out the way but Kaohsiung is small so this isn't a problem and there is an MRT close, you have to pay extra for bicycle rental, could be cheaper. Overall, it was ok but there are much better places to stay in Kaohsiung for a similar price. I wouldn't stay again.
I stayed here for way too long in the Fall of 09 and would urge you to stay away from this hotel. The staff is beyond unprofessional and there are, as the other reviews have stated, much better options for the money. First, concrete reasons why I didn't like this hotel: the lobby is the nicest (but still kind of tacky) part of the hotel, which is probably why the website features so many pictures. however, the lobby is much newer than the rest of the hotel and the rooms are spotty on quality- if you do decide to stay here, ask for a better room if you don't like what you are first offered. I agree with previous reviews stating the breakfast is kind of nauseating as the food is greasy (and recycled from day to day??)and luke-warm- I ended up mopping it and microwaving it when it in a pinch. If I had to do it again, I'd stay at another hotel and use the money to eat real TW breakfast- you tiao, dou jiang, etc etc. The lobby would be pleasant but there are a ton of bugs- got too many painful bug bites to really recommend chilling here if the wireless in your room doesn't work, which it won't- I couldn't get on-line over 50% of the time and when I asked staff to address the problem, they did nothing. Once they sent the "bellboy" to my room to look at my computer but he couldn't read the English commands that said that the problem was an unplugged network cable and he stunk- it left a bad odor in my room and, although they offered, I never accepted that "help" again. The rooms are, on the whole, pretty tacky- I felt like I was in a seedy love hotel and am still not sure if the Huahou is that kind of hotel or not. Mirrors on the ceilings, round beds, stereo systems with controls integrated into the beds (of course none of them actually work) are pretty standard decor for this place. The crowd matches that vibe- loud Mainlander tour groups who yell to each other across the hall late at night, when they aren't belching (also very loudly in the hallway). Location might be ok depending on where you plan to go- if you plan on taking mostly cabs, motor-bike or hired car, you'll be fine. The hotel is in a sort of grungy location, with not much going on- I guess you could call it "Little Manila." The hotel has "bike rental" but the bikes on offer are seriously decrepit and if one happens to malfunction while you use it, guess who has to pay? Although you could probably chalk up any damage as a pre-existing condition because I don't think anyone would be able to tell.. The hotel is pretty close to Fisherman's Wharf (10 minute walk), but if you're reading this review in English, I don't think you want to go- cheesy and overpriced "Texan", "Australian" or "Italian" "restaurants" and "pubs" with atrocious music and pushy wait-staff. I seriously don't know why the city pushes that place so much- although I can see some locals seeing the place as "exotic," there are legit Irish bars and Italian noodle joints elsewhere in the city. It's relatively close to Sizhiwan/ British Consulate/ferry to Qijin (maybe 2-5 km?) but if you want to be in that area, I'd recommend you stay at NYSYU's Sizhiwan resort instead. Having been here for a while, I'd honestly say I don't do anything in the immediate vicinity of the hotel- it's in an awkward no-man's land and you either have to go further to Hamasen or closer to the Love River in Yancheng. Without going into too many details about the lack of professionalism about the staff, I will just say that they will say anything in order to have you stay at the hotel (they will show you a washer and dryer and say they are free of charge. Turns out the washer is ghetto, and the dryer never worked- good luck hanging your clothes in the humidity of Kaohsiung!) and once you do- watch out. They will do anything to cut costs- I was told that towel service was no longer included for my stay, even though it had been provided without issue for over two months (they gave me a towel and told me to wash it). When I complained, they said that our lack of contract meant that they were obligated to provide me nothing (I asked for a contract at the beginning of the stay and upon renewal each month and they said making one was "tai ma fan" or too bothersome). Yes, this is pretty frivolous- however, if the staff are willing to cheat me over such a small issue, who knows what else they'll come up with?? So- caveat emptor...
We changed our plans at the last minute and needed accommodation in Kaohsiung. Unlike most of our hotel choices, we took a chance on this one, without doing any prior research. First the positives: First impressions were excellent - we were impressed that a budget hotel not only offered a free station pickup service, but also that they would wait for us for over 45 minutes, not knowing that our train had been delayed! The hotel itself had an "interesting" decor plan with 1920's art decor mirrors around the halls, ceilings, lifts,rooms - in fact anywhere you could think of. It was certainly memorable and I recalled thinking that I felt like Bond in Scaramanga's fun house lair trying to evade capture through his intricate maze of mirrors. But I digress. Now the negatives: While the room was tidy and clean, the air ventilation system was awful. To save money, an air conditioning unit wasn't used, but rather an air vent that blew cold air through into the rooms. This was noisy, made the room too chilly, and also couldn't be turned off. The breakfast was also pretty dire. What little food that did look edible to the western pallet (and i'm not a fussy person, when in Rome and all that) was luke warm as few of the tea lights were switched on to keep the food warm and guests didn't bother to put the lids on things to keep them warm. For 39 Euros a night you could do a lot worse. However, I would look elsewhere if you are planning to stay in Kaohsiung for more than one night.
This is a budget hotel recommended in Wikitravel. I took it up because of its strategic location which is near to Chichin Island, Love River and Fisherman's Wharf. Website: [--] The hotel room (for 2 pax) comes with themes such as Japanese, Honeymoon and the normal standard rooms. Toothbrush, combs, razors and shower cap were provided in the room too. There is a drinkable water dispensor in the room which dispenses hot water and water at room temperature, hence saving the hassle to boil water. The room rate is about NT1500 per night. I opted for the Japanese theme room when I reserved the room online. I am highly impressed by the Japanese furnishing as this is a novelty to me. The room, though small, is able to give me a homely and comfortable feel after a tired day of sightseeing. The rooms definitely look better than the pictures online. The breakfast dinning room was nicely furnished which gave a classy feel. Breakfast mainly consists of Taiwanese porridge and toasted bread with egg and ham. This is the first budget hotel I have stayed in, which, offers fresh milk to their guests. The service provided is superb. They are willing to fetch our luggage from Kaohsiung Railway and deposit in their hotel first so that we are able to travel to Foguangshan immediately from the railway. This saves us the hassle of going to the hotel to deposit our luggage personally, return to the railway station and travel to Foguangshan. I am rather touched for their extra miles in service even though this is a budget hotel. The hotel also provides airport transfers which really helps because it takes about 30 minutes to drive from the hotel to the airport. Overall, I have a very pleasant experience in this hotel and wouldn't mind staying with them again should I come to Kaohsiung to tour.
華后大飯店Huahou Hotel 雖然不是新飯店 不過，冷氣夠冷，床也算好睡，浴室有浴缸，多大 若以這個價格來看 C/P值算不錯的了 一定會有隔音的問題，也一定會有其他小問題 若是care的，可以考量去住大飯店 這間交通方便，我們走到駁二，搭輕軌到愛河畔搭船，再走回飯店 途中還買了「樺達奶茶」「鴨肉飯」吃了婆婆冰 蠻方便的
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Business center
Located in Kaohsiung City Centre within 2 miles (3 km) of Former British Consulate at Takao, Huahou Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. This 94-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Pier-2 Art Center and Takao Railway Museum are also a short walk from this Kaohsiung hotel.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All 94 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, free bottled water, and desks. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries.
Guests of Huahou Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
50% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 18 reviews