Address: No.101, Gongyuan Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung 946, Taiwan
Telephone: +886 8 886 3666
Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to stay at a number of spectacular hotels in the world (see here for a list of other hotels I have visited), but I must admit that the beauty of Gloria Manor in Kenting left me speechless.
Gloria Manor is one of the landmarks of Kenting in Tawain, and boasts an impressive history too. Gloria Manor is built on land that was once home to the Paiwan aboriginal tribe of Taiwan and is now within the Kenting National Park Recreation Area. The building, which is over 50 years old, was once used by President Chiang Kai Shek as his official guesthouse in the South of Taiwan. In 2012, Gloria Hotel Group took over the management of Kenting House, and renamed the establishment Gloria Manor.
The design of the hotel is helmed by J.J.Pan and Partners and JAHAA, and the concept behind the hotel is harmony with nature. Marbled walls at the main entrance are designed to shield guests from wintertime winds, and the use of bamboos, which symbolize modesty and humility, echoes the beauty of nature.
It is simply impossible not to fall instantly in love with the hotel’s breath-taking beautiful surroundings. As soon as we step foot inside the hotels, we feel the stress of everyday live melting away.
The swimming pool boasts a stunning greenery of Kenting’s as its backdrop. Even if you don’t feel like swimming, just sitting by the poolside will be truly relaxing.
There is also a small gym which is located 3 minutes away from the main building.
The hotel rooms are inspired by Japanese influences, and has a tranquil and idyllic ambience. Due to the original structure of Kenting House, the rooms tend to be smaller in size, but each room comes with a balcony overlooking an amazing view.
Each room has a balcony, which is the perfect place for you to bask in the beauty of nature.
The design of the bathroom is contemporary and sleek – we love the juxtaposition of history and modernity at this hotel!
The hotel only has one restaurant and one bar – Mu Restaurant and Mu Lounge. Our breakfast is served at the restaurant, which serves a selecltion of Taiwanese as well as international dishes.
We absolutely adore the bread basket at breakfast, and these croissants are simply delectable.
A clean-tasting abalone congee is served, which is delicious as well as comforting.
The smoked salmon on toast and banana pancakes are truly delicious too!