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Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
Ranked #33 of 315 Hotels in Kaohsiung
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Hong Kong
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“Very Enjoyable and Peaceful Stay”
Reviewed 30 October 2010

We spent 4 nights in the Ambassador Hotel, Kaohsiung and really enjoyed our stay.

The hotel is located next to the Love River and we had beautiful views across the river from our room on the 16th floor.

There are two metro stations within easy walking reach of the hotel. City Park Station on the red line is about 10 minutes away. This station is next to Urban Spotlight - a pizza restaurant with live music. Urban spotlight, Central Park and nearby buildings are beautifully lit up at night. The other nearby station is City Council on the orange line about 6 minutes walk from the hotel.

We found all the staff at the Ambassador pleasant and helpful. Our room was spotlessly clean. We had twin beds and they were extremely comfortable. Our room had a mini-safe, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat screen T.V. The bathroom was spotlessly clean. Free toothbrushes, shampoo (no conditioner), soap, razors , hair brushes, cotton buds, shower caps and body lotion were provided in the bathroom.

We were inundated with free bottles of water. Three each morning, replaced with another three when the turn down service came round. There was a fridge minibar in the room.

The hotel had a lovely outdoor swimming pool, open from 7am to 7pm. Swimming season is from 1st April to 31st October. We had the whole pool to ourselves every morning.

The hotel has a Sechzuen restaurant and a Sky Lounge on its 20th floor. They looked fine, but we did not try them. Beer was 200 in the Sky Lounge - quite a lot but I guess you pay for the view. Breakfast was served on the first (ground) floor and there was a Cantonese restaurant on floor 2. We did not eat in any of these places as there were restaurants near the hotel. For example, Outback Steakhouse just across the river.

There was a 7-eleven and a Family Mart minutes from the hotel on the river. We bought breakfast from these shops and ate on the river banks every morning - very mellow and relaxing.

The hotel had a fitness room which we did not try and a sauna you had to pay extra for.

Internet access at this hotel is not free. You will be charged a daily rate of 200 Taiwanese dollars a day.

You could easily reach this hotel by metro from the airport. We had an included transfer as we were on a Dragon Air package.

I would happily stay in this hotel again.

You can hear music from the love boats going up and down Love River in your room, but this does not go on too late. Our room was nice and quiet at night.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

Stay at Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung for one night with family. This is indeed an old hotel that need to be renovated. Narrow and dark underground parking area with gray cement wall made me feel that I were driving into an abandoned building.
Lobby is spacious and well decorated. Checking was smoothy and staff was polite. The room is not spacious but okay. Free bottled water, coffee, tea and safety box is available, but I am disappointed that there is no welcome friut.
This property locates beside the bank of Love River and one can have an open and pleasant river view if the room faces the river.
Our room rate package includes dinner and breakfast. We tried the Cantonese restaurant on the 2nd floor. They offered 5(or 6) courses dinner, yummy.
Lover River is just one minute walk away so we took a short walk along the river bank after dinner. Love River is decorated with brilliant lights and music is everywhere. Really a good weekend night to be here.
This is a average mid-scale 3 1/2-4 stars hotel with good location, but need further renovation especially for the parking area. If you wish to access Lover River easily or great food, stay Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung won't let you down. Otherwise, maybe you can try other hotel since room rate in Kaohsiung is not rare.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2010

No complaints on an overnight visit in this elegant mainstay of the Kaohsiung skyline.

Clean, neat, professional and understated. A good value for the money (<$95 USD). Cannot comment on many services as I didn't have time to eat or really do much in the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 January 2010

We tried to stay at the Sky Tower hotel but it was sold out so ended up here instead. The location is pretty nice being right on the Love River. You can stroll up and down the river. The room was spacious and price was cheap but I think I got a company discount so I'm not sure what the normal rates are.

Breakfast was free with my stay. We missed the buffet times but they allowed us to order breakfast to our room with no extra charge.

Good clean place to stay in Kaohsiung.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed 4 December 2009

I'm not quite as impressed as some of the reviewers here, but I found the Ambassador to be a perfectly adequate though slightly dated business hotel.

The rooms were slightly larger than average, but could certainly do with a little renovation work, particularly in the bathrooms. The view over the river was quite pleasant.

I normally don't eat in hotel restaurants very often, but I thought the options in the Ambassador were quite good. The breakfast buffet is worth a visit, too.

As a jarring note, I've never had to pay for internet in Taiwan before - it's very much part of the standard package. The Ambassador's internet was slow, dropped out, and expensive! Really very surprising in this country and absolutely not good enough for a hotel of this standard.

Kaohsiung is one of those cities that I've struggled to find a 'home away from home' hotel in. I'm not sure that the Ambassador is the answer, but it's certainly an adequate option for a short stay.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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Kuala Lumpur
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2009

Great hotel! Service is impeccable and facilities beyond reproach. I loved the breakfast and the gym. My only two grievances; the pool is too small and the mattresses too hard. Otherwise, an excellent stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
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Frankfurt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2009

The Ambassador is directly located at Love River, the most popular spot in Kaohsiung.
You walk along the riverbanks or do a romantic boat tour in the dusk or in the evening.
The rooms are good and the restaurants serve pretty good food. The gym is well-equipped and the pool is sufficient for a city hotel. You have several nice restaurants within walking distance. I can recommend it as good choice to stay in Kaohsiung, where seafood is great and you should definetely the delicious mango and ice cream at the nightmarket.
Pics to follow soon.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
Address: No.202 Min Sheng Second Road, Kaohsiung 801, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kaohsiung
#9 Luxury Hotel in Kaohsiung
#12 Family Hotel in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung 4*
Number of rooms: 453
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung is one of the hotels that has passed the first wave of five-star evaluation conducted by Taiwan's Tourism Bureau. Sitting at the Love River bank, also known as "Taiwan's La Seine", the excellent geographic environment allows our guests to experience the stunning riverside scenery up-close whether they want to take a walk on the hydrophilic trails on either side of the Love River, sit at a relaxing open-air cafe, appreciate the dazzling lightscribe bridge or take a river tour on the Love Boat and experience the true romance of this waterfront city. Inside the hotel a spacious lobby greets our guests with a high ceiling, a corridor with a gold dome, and gorgeous classical artworks. Entering our hotel, you enter a world blending cultural and historical characteristics, creating a unique style of new European classicism, and combining the best of Chinese and Western hospitality into a cultural exchange. There are as many as 453 guest rooms enriched with bright colors and wide spaces as the design spindle, and fitted with the most modern equipment. We provide the best that quality has to offer as well as the warmth and quiet home feeling rare to top-notch international tourist hotels. Our hotel also hosts six restaurants providing delicious Chinese and Western cuisines and 19 multi-function banquet halls displaying magnificence in charm and grandeur. There is also every service facility that one could expect to find: an outdoor swimming pool, gym, spa, business center and gift shops, all fully satisfying the spice of life that one would need for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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