85 Sky Tower Hotel (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

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85 Sky Tower Hotel (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

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Location

Located in downtown Kaohsiung, around 20 minutes drive from the airport. Across the road outside is the new famous Library with night markets plus shops are all closeby including department store being only a few blocks away. Easy to walk to.

Room

Room was on 62nd floor- Deluxe floor, a corner suite that offered a living room and bedroom in separate rooms, both offering an amazing view. Bed faced harbour and Sea and living room faced downtown Kaohsiung, stunning day and night.
The living room offered a decent sized desk with two international plugs, lamp and telephone- perfect for working. Telephone acts also a light control unit for all lights in room. Same as in bedroom.
The large spacious living room had two long comfy sofa’s and 2 arm chairs with large coffee table in centre, enough room for 6 people. Two additional chairs are offered next to a large TV cabinet with complementary mini bar and kettle tea making below. Mini bar only includes soft drinks but about 8 waters. It is a perfect setting for a informal meeting with a nice view. The TV had mostly Chinese and taiwanese channels but CNN, Tv5 Monde, NHK, Discovery, TLC, Fox, Star movies, Cinemax, Fox Sport and HBO were available. Some pay-per-view Children’s movies and Adult is also available but does not specify price.
The bedroom offers a large double bed and corner windows. There is a luggage rack, TV on top of two drawers (same channels as bedroom but also offers a DVD player). Two side seats facing the amazing view. A large wardrobe with huge safe that also contains a robe and branded slippers. An armchair and a suit jacket stand.
The bathroom was large and spacious, fitted out in premium marble and offered a large bath and separate shower cubicle. Full set of amenities of which L’Occitane was the chosen brand along with drawer of amenities kits, like dental, shaver, emery board, vanity etc.. The best thing about the bathroom was the toilet- digital washlet which opens lid as you walk in automatically, a detachable digital pad although in Chinese explains all the functions, which included warming up the seat, aroma, dryer and various spray functions. Very high tech making going to the toilet total recall.
The room was clean and offered digital touch pad A/C unit.
Overall decor was conservative but spotlessly clean, it was so cosy and the view made you want to leave the curtains open all night, 63 floors up no-one will see you as you tower above the city. Enjoyed at night looking at all the lights and buzz of the city when cosy in bed. My dream room as love heights & views.

Facilities

The hotel offers free WIFI, worked well and was fast- no password, multiple devices. There is a Gym, Sauna and large Pool but did not use.
Catering facilities include 8 restaurants in building, one of which is a bakery and another is a lounge bar. I only visited the Japanese Teppanyaki which offered a superb meal with your own chef dishing up delicious cuisine again facing an impressive view of the city with large windows behind. I left too early for flight to try breakfast. There is also a business centre, conference centre and best of all – the 74floor view deck, which I believe is free to hotel guests. Excellent views up Taiwan fastest elevator. All around side view with telescopes and guides of what you are looking at above on pictures and a small bar to take a break & snack next to a gift shop. On the ground floor is also a fairly large jewellery store.

Staff

Staff could not be criticised in any way, the nicest staff I have experienced in the 4 hotels in Taiwan including the famous W in Taipei. Staff are just welcoming, helpful and really go out their way for you in a sincere manner. A special mention to Paula Huang whom personally took me to my room, and also assisted me with a wonderful guide to see view deck during day. I also visited at night but forget my wallet and wanted a souvenir magnet to remember my visit, helpful staff Austin Chen in view deck guide gave me my desired magnet as a gift not wanting anything, just wanting me to have a present – which was the kindest thing ever as he was sincere and wanted nothing from it but just happy to offer me a present- you don’t find many staff doing that. Overall the staff exceed expectations and I can’t wait to return back to this amazing hotel with the my favourite view yet.



No. 1, Ziqiang 3rd Rd, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802


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Incredible view at this very comfortable room full of facilities & the best staff service in Taiwan.

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