Howard Beach Resort Kenting4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The room: The room was great, we were upgraded to sea view. It was very large and had 2 large and comfy beds! Nice generous sized bathroom. And great view from the balcony! The pool! We didn't use it, as there wasn't a soul in there, so assumed it was freezing. You also had to wear a swimming cap. The indoor pool area was closed for maintenance(I think it was because it was very busy) The breakfast! It was served from 7-10am. Don't be expecting anything fancy: some bread, pancakes and eggs is what I stuck too. They couldn't fill it up quick enough. It was a very Asian breakfast. Noodles, rice, steamed buns etc. Not so suited to the western taste. Everything was cold. Not the best. But you could fill your self up. The beach! Nice access tunnel... still takes about 10 mins to walk there. The beach was nice, there is one beach bar but it's expensive at 220 dollars for a pint. You can rent sun chairs on nice days. The walking night market! It's takes longer to get out of the hotel then it does to get there on the road. About a 10 min walk once you leave the complex. Lots of places to eat and buy a few touristy bits. The general hotel! It must have been 5 star in the 90's. But it's very dated, I wouldn't class it as 5 start anymore. The staff are very friendly and you can see them always busy working. You will probably be one of only a handful of western tourists in the whole resort: the majority of which will be Chinese tourists. Having said quite a few negative things, we got our booking for a very decent price. Compared to the other places in town it was very fair when you think of the complex. We would stay again, we were only there for 3 days. And this isn't our yearly holiday; if it was we would have been rather disappointed.
The bad: Room was rather dirty (used band-aid on floor, garbage by door) and guests were allowed to smoke on our floor making the entire 3rd floor smell like cigarettes. I complained to the hotel staff, but they seemed not to care or take action. Just a string of "sorry sorry-smile-ignore" responses that are typical here. Breakfast closed early without warning (10 minutes makes a difference when you have toddlers...). Otherwise, the hotel is spacious and has ball rooms and play area for kids, close to beach (but every hotel in kenting is, ...), captive deer that are fun to feed but heartbreaking to see on concrete (hotel: fix this!). Rooms really big. Big unheated pool. Overall the price is a bit much for what you actually get, but it's fun for kids and decent for stays in kenting.
What a view. Relaxing. Don't forget to bring some sunscreen. Not sure if there's any public transportation to this area because its really out of the way from the city. Suggest rent a car to drive to this location.
I stayed here with my friends while we were visiting Taiwan. This is a huge hotel, with a lot of amenities. Great big pool and direct beach access via tunnel. Great huuuuge continental breakfast. Walking distance to a lot of restaurants. Staff does not speak English very well but they can help you anyway! They are just really helpful. Nice beach area too. A lot of excursion opportunities nearby with scenic views!
Definitely not new but the still well-maintened. It has a nice open-air swimming pool, underground access to a beach, next to an indoor water park (admission around usd8) and even a mini deer garden. It is just 10min away from the Kenting night market. As we don't have a car, this is extremely helpful. Breakfast has good selection but given the size of the resort and all the families, can be a bit overwhelming. Still recommend for those who want a family vacation.
Let me start by saying that our stay at Howard Beach was lovely. We really enjoyed Kenting. I wish I were the owner of this hotel... its potential is high but it's reality is pretty disappointing because of that potential. Structurally, it could be fabulous. It's big. The rooms are decent enough. The devil however is in the details. Firstly, we had lovely ocean view rooms. That said, when you are on the balcony you see a low structure in front of you that is loaded with "kitchen garbage". Old steam tables and equipment stacked haphazardly ruining the spectacular ocean view. There are water features all around the hotel. They are filled with green slime and much of the water is stagnant breeding grounds for mosquitos. Not elegant... gross. The overall hotel decor I termed African kitsch. Not classy, gaudy. Lights strung from ceilings, light up plastic statues, oh my. It would be a significant improvement if all this was removed. The food was passable. We only ate breakfast in the hotel. It was okay....although because the hotel is so big, the staff struggled to keep up with replenishing the buffet. The food quality and presentation was somewhere between a college cafeteria and a cheap buffet place. In reality, a couple of fried eggs, some toast and coffee is all I really need... so it was fine. 2 1/2 stars maybe. For example, Grapes, tomatoes, sliced oranges, grapefruit, and unripe guava is not a tropical location's 5 star fruit selection. The bar... ran out of Vodka on the second day of our 5 day stay. Extremely hard to communicate in English with the bartender. Point to the menu was the communication mode. The pool is nice. You must wear (buy) a shower cap which is annoying... and they close the pool every day between 12 and 1 for maintenance. Not that you can just get out of the pool....no, you have to leave the pool area entirely. That's crazy. Oh yeah, 12 lounge chairs were around the pool. For a hotel with 100's of rooms it is totally insufficient. Nicer lounge chairs are available in the shade but they are by the kiddie pool not the main pool. Ugly structures covered in horrible pictures surround the pool. Maybe they are catering rooms? Knock them down. The tunnel to the beach is convenient. The beach is okay... surprisingly pretty looking back at it from the water.... but oddly mediocre when you are on it. There is another side which is nicer to sit on with a great beach bar tied to the hotel next door. Spent virtually every sunset at that bar! Total high point. They advertise spa services in the room and at the concierge desk but it is independently owned and the concierge could not answer any questions about the spa services. Bottom Line... passable hotel that could be so much better. Not many better options in the area which is surprising.
We stayed a couple of nights at the Howard Resort, Kenting and found it to be OK. The rooms are spacious and well equipped but are rather tired, as is the décor throughout. The staff are helpful but it really does smack of a 'bus tours' hotel. The pool is a nice size and the area is well served with loungers. An under road tunnel takes you to a lovely little beach set in a quiet cove where there is a good, but expensive, beach bar attached to the adjacent hotel. Admittedly we were there 'out of season' which meant only the Buffet Restaurant was open. The food looked good but unfortunately too many of the burners under hot plates were not operational thus resulting in many of the 'hot' dishes being not so hot (lukewarm or cold) --- not so great for health and hygene!! This occurred both at breakfast and dinner. Also if looking to eat, it's a better idea to walk into Kenting Town and sample the wares of the little street side bars (VW Dormobiles made into bars, Wood fired pizza ovens in the back of pickup trucks ---- fantastic, tasty and cheap) Would we go back? ---- To Kenting --Yes, to the Howard --- I'm not too sure!!
Stayed for 1 night only (work related). My impression was this hotel knew better times and really needs a face lift. The rooms are very big (family), and internet works well. Disadventage is wifi is only in Room and one constantly has to log in at different channels when walking in hotel from one place to another. Carpet and curtains in room were not very clean and made a rather worn out impression. Bathroom worked well. Lunch and Breakfast facility was ample, with traditional Taiwanese and chinese options. Quality of food was not of highest level though. The hotel has a tunnelconnection to beach, but it was under construction and made a spooky impression to me. It leads to a tiny beach ( the sea really is stunning) and not to the main stretch of sand (though easily reachable). There is an indoor waterpark, but it made an out-of-date impression and frankly speaking seemed unsafe. Outside pool is big and closed for an hour at lunchtime. Airco in hotel is very cold and hard to change. When I was there business seemed rather slow, although still schoolholiday. I think most people choose neighboring Caesar Park hotel. The Location is at walking distance to famous night market of Kenting. Hotel offers a free shuttle to main street and busstop (golfcart) in case you do not want to walk in the heat.
huge resort not for someone looking a quaint place. Nice pool greatclocation next to beautiful beach perfect for families. Not good breakfast, a bit outdated facilities and far too cold the aircondition.
Hotel Price in Kenting are all expensive anyway. In this hotel you can easily reach night market ~ within walking distance. And it's not so noise as in Main Street. Nice swim pool outdoor and to beach is not too far as well ( special path within walking distance). Great choose when you come with family.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Howard Beach Resort Kenting places you within a short walk of Kenting Night Market and within a mile (2 km) of White Sand Bay Beach. This 4-star resort has 405 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a water park, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also near Kenting National Park and Dajian Mountain.
This resort is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All 405 recently renovated rooms feature washers/dryers, furnished balconies, and refrigerators. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.
Howard Beach Resort Kenting features a water park, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court.
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64% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 371 reviews