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3.0 of 5 Motel   |   No.55 Xinsheng First Street, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung 80141, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #3 of 282 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We are family of two adults and a 4-year-old, and we stayed in a deluxe king room for three nights. The bed was huge with more than enough space for the three of us. The room was small, but big enough for our luggage, and the bathroom was surprisingly quite spacious. The room and everywhere else in the hotel were clean, and the staff was always friendly and helpful. I liked the freebies, and there were many: filtered RO water dispensers on the 3rd and 6th floors; bottled water, Pepsi cans and instant noodles replenished everyday; free bicycle hire for the first 4 hours; daily breakfast; laundry services (washer, dryer and detergent provided); and free hourly shuttle service to the nearest train stations. You must let front desk know what time you want housekeeping, which is only until 5pm daily. The price was good, location was great, and we had a really fun time in Kaohsiung (we cycled most days using the free bikes). Hubby and son enjoyed playing the XBox in the lobby after we'd checked out at 12pm and waiting for our 1pm shuttle bus to the train station. Legend Hotel is highly recommended by all of us!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel and found the rooms were very clean. The differentiator for this versus other similar standard hotels were there were filtered water dispensers on every other floor, free can soda and instant noodles in the room which are replenished daily, free periodic shuttle service to the nearest 2 MRT stations, free use of washing machines and free use of the hotel bicycles for the first 2 or 3 hours. We also enjoyed the included local buffet breakfast which was excellent.

Great value for the money !

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Legend Hotel was one of the hotels we stayed during our visit back to Taiwan last December, and definitely we had a great time there with the friendly services, excellent location and the lovely decorated room. We stayed there for 2 nights, and it was very convenient for us to go around Kaohsiung since there are two MRT stations nearby, and liuhe night market is also within a few minutes walk which we've tried several Taiwanese snacks there.

Our room was really clean with a number of pillows, and surprisingly there were instant noodles which we didn't find in the other Taiwan hotels that we've stayed previously. The room is modernly appointed with many contemporary features that we did not expect from an economy hotel. Also, the friendly front desk also ease our time in Kaohsiung, she helped out in pointing out the great places where we could visit and some of the local flavors that we must try! Bikes are also there and in good condition, too bad we did not get a chance to use them. However, we really have enjoyed our stay in Kaohsiung...thank you Legend Hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is one of the recommended hotel for our Taiwan trip. We're travel with 2 kids before countdown to year 2013. The hotel is clean & comfortable. Hotel staffs are very friendly, check in is fast & we left the luggage at lobby before visit other attraction. You must try the local Taiwan breakfast provided by the hotel. There are many variety of choice (E.g. rice, porridge, noodle, mantau & etc) & western breakfast also provided. Liu He night market is just at the main street (~500m). There are one famous restaurant selling seafood porridge & noodle just at the main street (<100m).

Location of the hotel have some distance from KMRT about 15mins, especially you travel with many luggage & kids. Bear in mind the hotel is not at the main street. The nearest station to hotel is City Council NOT Formosa Boulevard but you should visit the Formosa Boulevard lobby to see the beautiful roof (Change to orange line at Formosa Boulevard station. Please take note you have to take different path to cross the MRT platform & is quite far or alternative go to Sinyi Elementary School station & change to opposite direction back to City Council station, which is less walking). Hotel provides hourly shuttle to the nearby KMRT station. Pre-booking is required.

I love the coffee so much, free flow at hotel lobby & breakfast area. There are XBox Kinect at lobby, yourself or children can have a lot of fun there.

Cycling at Kaohsiung is fun & safe, hotel provides bicycles for a short ride (4 hours) with no cost. One more surprises we had was.. hotel provides each guest 1 big instant noodle, Pepsi & mineral water at the room. I so far never seen this at any others hotel. Normally come with a price tag.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Our family stayed 3 nights. Staff were friendly, efficient and spoke English well. Beds were comfortable and the room spacious and clean. Good location. Breakfast was okay but most foods were not kept hot, and once gone they are not replenished so go early! Bikes are good condition, free for the first 4 hours then a small charge per hour. The x-box has a sports programme only. Free in-room wifi and computer terminals available in lobby. Laundry provides washing powder. The hotel is in a laneway so we had no problems with outside noise, but we could hear the footsteps of the people in the room above. Drains in the bathroom had a funny smell. All in all a good budget choice, just one thing I was unhappy about: I was surprised when flicking through the TV channels to come across a programme that was most definitely not family viewing. The manager was able to block it on request, and I am very glad that it was not my child who stumbled upon it. This should not be available in a "deluxe family room". You might want to ask them in advance to block it.

Room Tip: We had room 211, "deluxe family room". No problems at all with outside noise, but could he...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We absolutely love this hotel. We booked the quad room. It had 2 king sized beds and eight pillows! They also gave soft drinks and cup noodles FOC. On top of that, they have washing machines and dryers, again FOC. Another thing that is FOC - bicycles. What more can we ask for!?!
The staff were all so friendly and helpful.
We highly recommend this hotel. We would definitely stay there again whenever we go back to Kaohsiung.

  • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Most of the other reviews are accurate. I stayed a total of three nights on my way to and from a conference. Reservation was made through an airline site, after viewing TripAdvisor reports. Paid about US$55 for one person. Excellent front desk, efficiently got me registered in less than 5 minutes. Good English speakers. First room looked out to another building, but the room was spotless, and included free noodles, water and Pepsi. The second room faced the street--not quite a view but better than the first room. TV with many channels, about a dozen in English. Clean bathroom with excellent showers heads. Shower was combo bathtub/shower. Convenient toiletries. Slept very well all three nights--good mattresses for my taste. Breakfast was good enough, but nothing special.
The hotel is about a ten minute walk from the Formosa Blvd. MRT station. Not so much around the hotel, but I'm a walker and found that I could see quite a bit on foot. Used the MRT to see some more distant temples and to and from the airport. Unless you have heavy bags or mobility challenges, you probably don't need a taxi from the train station or MRT.
I have already recommended this hotel to a friend travelling to Kaohsiung in January.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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.55 Xinsheng First Street, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung 80141, Taiwan
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Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 282 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Legend hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Creatively Designed Kaohsiung Hotel with Thoughtful FeaturesNewly opened in October, 2011, Legend Hotel Kaohsiung is an unique hotel designed with creative hand painted wall decor arts in the rooms delivering extraordinarily cozy, warm and joyful accommodation ambiance, evoking the innocence of your child, making you a knowing smile deeply down from your heart when walking into the rooms. Aims to provide exceptional traveler-friendly environment by featuring 49 air-conditioned rooms with comfort bedding, ensuite bathroom, complimentary bottled water and snacks, LCD TV with free multi channels , mini-fridge, coffee and tea making kettle, hairdryer, and in-room safe. Vigorous buffet breakfast, Free Wifi internet access in the hotel, guest lounge, Free laundry room, business center, XBOX recreational zone, outdoor relaxing area, free bike rental, 24hour fresh ground coffee available and free parking space.No matter who you are -international travelers, backpackers, business travelers, weekend wanders, explorers, adventurers, dreamers....etc, you can feel relaxed, feel inspired and refreshed, laid back and totally be yourself. Legend Hotel Kaohsiung has a superb location in the bustling Qianjin District of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, with the famous Kaohsiung tourist stop- Liouhe Night Market just about 5mins walk away. It also offers convenience in location to two nearby Kaohsiung KMRT stations including KMRT Formosa Boulevard Station about 10-15mins walk away and the KMRT City Council Station just about 5-10mins walk, allowing guests to tour major Kaohsiung attractions without trouble. For travelers connecting to other Taiwan and international destinations, the Kaohsiung International Airport can be accessed within 25-30 minute drive or via KMRT Kaohsiung Main Station in about a 10 minute drive. The ideal location close to major Kaohsiung transportation links makes Legend Hotel Kaohsiung delightful Kaohsiung accommodation for your Kaohsiung Travel. ... more   less 
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