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“A lot of positives, but I won't return.” 3 of 5 stars
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Shihzuwan Hotel - Kaohsiung Station
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.241 Jianguo 2nd Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #30 of 242 hotels in Kaohsiung
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A lot of positives, but I won't return.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

This hotel has a lot going for it: quiet location set back from the main street; attentive and pleasant staff; large rooms (the bathroom was bigger then some Asian hotel rooms I've stayed in!); reasonable range at breakfast (no cereal though); free WiFi and also computers; and free laundry. WiFi signal not good though. Two negatives for me: the 'no smoking' signs are ignored by some guests and the front desk staff don't take action (although I was offered a room change when smoking in the room opposite made my room stink); and the beds are short. Now I'm tallish (1.93m) even by western standards, but a standard bed is usually adequate. Apparently the Taiwan standard bed length is 1.9m, so if you're over about 1.75m you're in trouble!! I haven't struck this issue everywhere but here it was really noticeable. If you're short the beds are lovely although the pillows are horrible lumps of foam rubber.
Only a few minutes from MRT. Plenty of places to eat nearby. Jacuzzi in the bathroom a bonus.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I would have to give this a 5-star rating!

Super comfy and the room is spacious, clean and modern! Quite near liu he night market too. It was also walkable distance to a 7-11! 7-11 convenience store is our fave hangout in taiwan!

Services/breakfast is also good. Just that there are only 2 guest lifts!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed for a short night at this strategic hotel, located just few blocks from the famous Liu He night market in Kaohsiung, The room was quite spacious, good cleanliness as well.
The best thing is there's free Wi-Fi at the lobby and also Donutes coffee shop adjacent to the hotel, so you could chill at the coffee shop either in late night or in the morning.
There's also a traditional market in the morning just across the street.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

After being freaked out by another motel near by, we stumbled upon this hotel at 3am on a Sunday morning.
The lodge is spacious and comes with free wi-fi, we sat there until the man at the counter came into work at 6am.
He was extremely helpful when I explained to him our situation, and even though he said we may have to wait until 9am to get a room vacated and tidied, he went out of his way to secure us a clean and quiet room by 8am.
The bed!!! It was the most comfortable bed we've ever slept on outside of our homes, with a massive TV (although why watch the TV when you can go shop outside!) and it was spacious for a "standard" room. The toilet's clean and tidy, the only down side for people who may be concerned is that the room we had did not have a window that opens to the outside. It may just be the room we got though, but it didn't bother us.

The buffet breakfast has lots of varieties, and the environment was great, and would recommend this hotel to anyone!

P.S. The price was a bonus!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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 May 6, 2012

This hotel is newly furbish & room is spacious. I stayed here for three nights with my partner and friends.

The room is huge and it comes with jacuzzi for two with a TV. You might not be able to get the same stuff same value comparing to hotels in Taipei. There's dispenser in the hotel room which provide hot water for your individual usage.

Liohe Night Market is within walking distance from the hotel, which is directly across all the wedding / bridal boutiques. The hotel is also near to Kaohsiung KRT and TRA, which is around 5mins walk.

Overall, I am delighted with this hotel and will stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This hotel is newly furbish & room is spacious.There's other hotel on the same row nearer to the KaoHsuing main station but all of them were very run down.

My booking was made thru Agoda & it was surprise that the room comes with Jacuzzi LOL.
You might not be able to get the same stuff same value comparing to hotels in Taipei.
There's dispenser in the hotel room which provide hot water for your indivudual usage.

Liu He Night market is just within walking distance to hotel.
Apart from this, KaoHsuing Transportation (高雄客运) is also within 5 min walking distance from hotel.You can take bus from here to FuoGuoShan (FGS)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Great location nearby metro station.
Did not expect much for this hotel but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, cleaniness and the atmosphere. Room are modernly decorated and comfortable. Tea/coffee making facility available.
Hotel breakfast as a great selection of chinese food and nice coffee.
Well done to the hotel management and the entire team of crew.

  • Stayed January 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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Address: No.241 Jianguo 2nd Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 242 hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shihzuwan Hotel - Kaohsiung Station 3.5*
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