Hotel R14, named after its location near Kaohsiung MRT Red Line Stop 14, and next to Kaohsiung Arena, was designed by Mr. Lin Po-Yu, an architecture student of the renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Hotel R14 is a green building, upholding “natural”, “authentic”, “green”, and “simple” concepts. Its style can be considered modern Japanese, combining a sense of modernity, simplicity and low-key luxury.
Outwardly, the hotel’s appearance is an impressive symmetrical black and white bar code design conveying a strong sense of the future. The interior design is constructed using exquisite woodwork, noble titanium plated metal, elegant exposed concrete, and bamboo materials from Bamboola, Taiwan. The color theme is black, white, wood, and gray- all earth tones which exude tranquility to make guests feel relaxed.
In the lobby, a gorgeous Italian glass-tiled wall stands behind the counter refracting the light into the lobby. A luxurious black and blue marble floor and wall, decorated with restrained, yet elegant, bamboo, accompanied by a titanium-plating gate takes one into the Gaia restaurant. The 5 meter high bamboo ceiling, is the most unique of its kind in Taiwan.
Rooms are located from the second to the tenth floors. These have a mysterious black theme, with bamboo, titanium-plated steel, and exposed concrete again. The major theme is a circular bamboo wall created by Bamboola. In the guest rooms, you will find that we are the only hotel in Taiwan that totally adopts luxurious 3M quilts and pillows and one-hundred percent cool cotton fine linen sheets. With our good quality amenities, including an advanced Japanese-style washlet, we are devoted to offering only the best to our guests.
Our rooftop garden is delicate and rich, with a wide bridge and seats made of teak. There is a variety of plants, including the Taiwan native species “Ivory wood”, “Blueberrylite Persimmon”, “Silvery Messerschmidia”, “Frangipani”, “Black Tea Trees”, along with many other small trees, shrubs, and herbs. This is where our guests can relax or even meditate. The Hitachi air-conditioning system, situated beside the garden, is of the best quality being both energy-saving and of high performance. In every area of our hotel and in every aspect, our guests will be surprised and impressed.
The MRT Arena stop (R14) is only a minute’s walk from the hotel, and 5 minute’s walk away one can find Ruifeng Night Market and Hanshin Arena Department Store. Zuoying High Speed Rail Station and the famous Lotus Lake attraction are a 10 minute drive. With its excellent location and convenient transportation, Hotel R14 is the ideal choice for your stay in Kaohsiung!
Each room is equipped with a cable TV, refrigerator, wardrobe and desk. The beds are a well-known, exceptionally comfortable international brand and the bathrooms offer a Panasonic hairdryer, Italian shampoo, conditioner, soap and high quality, luxury slippers. More than half of the rooms face Mingcheng Park with its beautiful array of tall trees. Simply sitting in front of the windows, our guests can enjoy the view of trees such as Indian rosewood and rain trees, and the cityscape of the central business district of Kaohsiung along Bo-Ai Second Road.
Free Wi-Fi services are provided throughout the hotel. Luggage storage, tour arrangements and valet taxi services can also be taken care of at the front desk. The Gaia Restaurant provides a vegetarian breakfast menu, and helps our guests to start the day feeling light, relaxed and fresh.