The two-day flash trip to Kaohsiung with my friend Chen Zi in 2019 was for getting tattoos. We purchased a joint promotional ticket from the Taiwan High Speed Rail website, and we highly recommend THSR passengers to choose this ticket, as it can save a lot of money.
We discovered the existence of the “THSR Holidays” website, which sells package deals that combine THSR tickets and accommodations. By calculating the cost, we found that we could stay in a decent hotel for just a little extra money on top of the THSR ticket. This amazing discovery left us in shock, and as a result, whenever we travel to any place south of Taichung, we choose the THSR package deal.
Originally, we were worried that it might be a scam. After all, penny-pinching experts like us who are always on the lookout for bargains may sometimes fall prey to scams, as we did in the case of the “Airbnb Low-priced Independent Rooms Hong Kong Guesthouse“, where we were lured in by the beautiful public spaces and ended up with a super small room.
However, with a brave and trusting heart, we went ahead with the THSR package deal, and upon arrival, we were surprised to find that the entire hotel was presented in an industrial style, which was clean and had even more texture than the photos.
The hotel is conveniently located just a 5-10 minute walk from Kaohsiung Station, and a 10-15 minute walk at night to the beautiful island station of the Kaohsiung MRT, where you can admire the “Dome of Light” created by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata. Years ago, you could also take a stroll through the once-famous Liuhe Tourist Night Market.
However, since it transformed into a night market for tourists, its reputation is as bad as the Shilin Night Market in Tamsui. After the Codiv-19, it was eventually announced to be closed.
The hotel offers 24-hour front desk service, and the staff are all very friendly. Breakfast is provided until 10 am, which was a challenge for us!
When we woke up to check out, it was already close to 10 o’clock and we still hadn’t eaten breakfast. We decided to go to the nearby McDonald’s to buy breakfast before 10 am.
The design of the entire lobby combines a trendy, industrial style with the concept of an airport terminal, and the elevator area on each floor is decorated with colourfully painted pencils that give a playful vibe.
The double room as a whole is not very spacious, unlike the industrial style of the lobby. Due to the small floor area, the room adopts a clean and neat white color as the base, with an overall design sense of a simple and concise style. A large picture related to aviation is printed on the wall behind the bed.
The bathroom takes up one-third of the total floor space, leaving a path that is pitifully narrow once a double bed is added. Luckily, since we were only staying for two days and one night and didn’t have much luggage, we managed fine.
The room we were assigned had a large window from which we could see the city’s nighttime skyline, but after just a few glances, we never bothered to open the curtains again, haha!
The bathroom is a glass compartment that separates wet and dry areas. You don’t have to worry about your silhouette showing through since there is a glass door between the toilet and shower area. It’s a compact but well-equipped type of bathroom.
With a high-speed rail package and a little extra money, you can stay in a clean, safe, and conveniently located place. We were all satisfied with our stay.
Info.Airline Inn Kaohsiung Station
No.33, Jianguo 3rd Rd., Sanmin Dist, Kaohsiung, 807, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
07 285 3888
Check-in 15:00, Check-out 12:00
- 24-hour front desk
- Friendly service staff
- Stylish design in the lobby
- Next to Kaohsiung train station and MRT station
- Convenient location in the city center
- Affordable prices
- Clean and tidy rooms
- Breakfast provided
- Small room space
- Bathroom and shower are enclosed with frosted glass
- Inconvenient parking.
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