Taichung HARBOR HOTEL — Best Choice Close to Coast

Standard guestroom of Taichung Harbor Hotel

Standard guestroom of Taichung Harbor Hotel

The contemporary-style Taichung Harbor Hotel, close to Taichung Port, is the premium place of accommodation in the Taichung coastal area. Opened just a few years ago, the modern-façade facility stands head and shoulders above the surrounding architecture. From the higher floors, look out on views of cloud-topped peaks of the Central Mountain Range far off one way and/or ships plying the Taiwan Strait far off the other.

Living room of business suite

Living room of business suite

The hotel’s clientele consists of mainly business people, either involved with port-area enterprises or wanting proximity to Taichung’s airport, and families visiting the coastal area. Access to major motor-vehicle thoroughfares is another key draw – the north-south National Freeway No. 3 and West Coast Expressway (Provincial Highway No. 61), plus chief roads jumping the Dadu Plateau into the city center (30 minutes away).

The lobby

The lobby

Though the equal of hotels in downtown Taichung in terms of quality, the room rates here are markedly lower. Amenities include a gym, spa, business center and meeting room, self-service laundry, and voluminous children’s play area with indoor and outdoor sections.

The gym

The gym

Spa pools

Spa pools

Business center

Business center

Children's playground

Children’s play area

There are two high-quality restaurants, plus a ballroom used for special events; the quiet, mood-lit Fukuminato Chinese Restaurant serves different-region Chinese classics amidst Zen Japanese-style trappings, with a well-stocked sake bar, and the high-window, open-concept Gladden Buffet Restaurant presents Western, Japanese, and Chinese treats, the seafood selections especially fresh and rich in taste.

Fukuminato Chinese Restaurant

Fukuminato Chinese Restaurant

Japanese ambience

Japanese ambience

Chef at Gladden Buffet Restaurant

Chef at Gladden Buffet Restaurant

Gladden Buffet Restaurant

Gladden Buffet Restaurant

(Rooms start at NT$5,600; look for enticing online-booking deals; Gladden buffet breakfast included.)

 

Taichung Harbor Hotel (台中港酒店)

Add: No. 388, Sec. 2, Dazhi Rd., Wuqi Dist., Taichung City

(台中市梧棲區大智路二段388號)

Tel: (04) 2656-8899

Website: www.tchhotel.com

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