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“Good for Short Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Kindness Hotel (Kaohsiung Main Station Front)
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.44 Jianguo 3rd Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #7 of 245 Hotels in Kaohsiung
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“Good for Short Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Excellent Service and Location. Near to train station.A lot of 24 hour fast food restaurant. Walking distance to the computer shopping area. Free unlimited snacks and ice-cream. Unique shower head.
Disadvantage: Room has no window and small.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is the best value for money hotel in our entire trip - out of the seven hotels we stayed in Taiwan. We stayed two nights here and really appreciate how the hotel went all out to make our stay comfortable.

Reception staff were very polite and helpful. Our family room was exceedingly clean and smelt good, with wood laminated floor. Two pairs of bedroom slippers per person were provided, one disposable type, the other was probably for wearing to the dining room. We had a small fridge, not the mini bar kind but the usual fridge kind. They also provide, upon request and availability, extra pillow, air purifier, hair dryer, bath robe, nail clipper, ear plug, facial cream, baby wash basin, baby cot etc at no extra cost.

Our family room came with 2 comfy queen size beds. There was a small window, which was sufficient for us, since there wasn't much view outside from the window. Good free wifi in the room. The only thing we wished we had was a bigger cupboard with more hangers to hang our clothes. There was only one small open cupboard, with 4 hangers for the 4 of us.

Bathroom was clean and practical, although there was no bath tub, the shower with massaging function was good for us. There were even separate shower gel/shampoo/conditioner for men and women.

The free-of-charge self service laundry facility was excellent. There were 4 washers and 4 dryers, all in working condition. They provided powdered concentrated detergent, fabric softener, hangers, laundry bags, laundry baskets even laundry nets for free.

Besides the laundry, there were also free to use computers/Mac, bicycles and packets of tissue paper at the reception counter, for those of us who were rushing out and forgot to pack in our bags!

Breakfast was a good spread of east and west. For coffee drinkers, there was a coffee maker that made expresso and cappuccino. For tea drinkers, there was a variety of teas, green tea, fruit flavored tea, even one which was "slimming tea".

Another great free service was that throughout the whole day and night, the coffee, tea and juice counters were open, and there was also a self service ice cream bar and pop corn station. One night we went for a hot drink after a long day out and we were offered free chinese pork buns to go with our drinks.

Great and thoughtful service!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

First let me open my heart to you: the quality of care and service of this hotel swept me off my feet. Like kindness is the culmination of many good virtues, so is Kindness Hotel the acme of so many desirable merits.

Just 3 minutes walk from the MRT, Main Train station and bus stop, reaching the hotel and accessing other attractions of the city is a breeze. Just get out of the main entrance and turn left and walk to find all the three terminals. Just the other side of the road in front of the bus stop are KFC and McDonald and other trendy eating places. If you walk straight beyond the MRT you will reach a electronics bazaar with all big names having their presence. Turn right and walk about 500 meters to reach the happening night market. This much about the location of the hotel.

Kindness oozes out of the front desk staff who greet you collectively every time you are in view. The hotel provides free tea, coffee, juice, corn flakes and ice cream to the guests any time of the day. You feel the itch, just walk into the dining hall to have your scoop or cuppa.

The rooms are elegantly made up with wide screen TV and all facilities. Free wi-fi connection is fast. You also get access to internet through the two PCs placed in the lobby for guests. Cycles are supplied free for moving around. Washing machines have free detergent packs made available for you. One hiccup about the washing machine operations. The instructions are in Chinese only without any English translation. As the hotel attracts a lot of tourists without knowledge of Chinese language, the hotel should put the English equivalents too.

Breakfast spread consisted of a wide choices of western and mostly Taiwanese fare. But with a lot of bread and bakery items and plenty of eggs food is not a problem for someone not used to local dishes.

The corridor carpets are clean and smart, the common areas exude brightness and verve. A very good hotel that will elicit some kindness in you.

Room Tip: I found the twin bedded room in the 8th floor agreeable.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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128 reviews 128 reviews
58 hotel reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Located about three minutes walk away from the Kaoshiung Railway Station and MTR station, this hotel is very conveniently located for those travelling on public transport. It takes only about 15 mins by MTR from Zuoying Highspeed Rail Station to reach the hotel. The hotel is bright and looks clean. The room is small and basic, but good enough for one person given the rates i paid. The breakfast spread is extremely generous. Internet connection is good. Overall good value for money for budget travellers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The staffs are always greeting and smiling. My friend do find it a bit irritating that they are excessively polite but I kind of enjoy it. The services are great and they are always ready to help. Thumbs up to that.

The rooms are clean, facilities are new but size is quite small. I don't understand why the room must have 2 doors - one main door, one glass door. I got a room without window but it was relatively bigger than the other standard room and it is rather obvious. Still, it was rather cramp, but hey, you can't beat the low price.

Breakfast buffet was quite good, nothing special just the standard stuffs. But lots of beverage to choose from, with different types of tea or juices.

Lastly, they loan bicycles for free (as long as you don't cycle too far), which is rather unique. But it is a good option to have if you want to get something from somewhere nearby but are too lazy to walk there.

Room Tip: If you want a bigger standard room, try asking for one with no window.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

One of the better Hotel I have stay in and value for money.

Hotel is 5-10 mins walk from the Kaohsiung Main Station.
Very convenient as there are many buses just outside the hotel also. You just need to know which number to take.

The staff are very friendly and greet all customers whenever they go in and out of the hotel lobby.
However maybe they could be more helpful when finding more information for the customers.

Rooms are clean and bathroom have shower gel and shampoo differentiated for female and male (seldom do I see hotels doing this)

Breakfast is good and have a decent variety.

Hotel provide laundry room with free washing powder and softner. Free use of washing machine and dryers. There are free drinks, ice cream and popcorn in the hotel cafeteria.

Wifi speed is good and excellant coverage.

Definately worth the money and will stay there if I visit Kaohsiung again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

An affordable hotel with superb service! Their staffs are very polite & friendly and their room service was great! They serve good buffet breakfast too (though you can’t compare them to the 4 or 5-star restaurants)!

To be honest, you may find their room slightly small in size but you should be happy about the cleanliness of their room. The room don’t look worn out and the air ventilation in the room and bathroom is good too.

It is very near to Kaohsiung Main Station (probably less than a 10-mins walk) and have some good shops around for you to do some impromptu shopping. KFCs, Mcdonalds, Yoshinoya and Subway are also conveniently located around the Hotel area!

I would recommend this hotel to those who wish to have fun in Kaohsiung and be welcomed back to the hotel with clean room and warm smiles from their staffs.

I would definitely re-visit this hotel again if I return for another holiday!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.44 Jianguo 3rd Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 245 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kindness Hotel (Kaohsiung Main Station Front) 3*
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