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The Icon Hotel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   No.328 Minsheng First Road, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #12 of 237 hotels in Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Senior Reviewer
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

we had a room w/o window but its ok. room is big and comfortable. there is 1 washing machine cum dryer on the top level. breakfast is also very pretty and yummy. the staff at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. she even went all the way out to help me check out bus timetable and gave it to us the next morning. really sweet of her. u can pass your waterbottles to the front desk staff to ask them to refill water for free. location is a bit off from the train station but its still acceptable.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

nice location, nice design, nice service, nice breakfast, and reasonable price!
they have free bicycles to lent, which help visitors to go around easily.
remember to visit the "little green" bar nearby, lots of nice Belgium beer...

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Hong Kong
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Even if Icon is not the best hotel in Kaohsiung, it is certainly the one with the best design. All the rooms come with a different theme and the entire building breathes creativity.

We stayed in the "computer" room which has a motherboard ceiling and a wall decorated with keyboards. The room is on the 8/F and offers a good view of the city. The atmosphere is cozy and warm.

Breakfast comes in a set and is nothing like the normal boring selection of cornflakes, toast and ham. You can feel that these people paid extra effort to make your stay enjoyable.

Another thing I appreciate is the free bike rental, which allowed me to explore the city at ease. Even if you walk, it's just 5 min away from the Central Park station and about 10 min from Formosa Boulevard Station and the famous Liuhe Night Market.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was one of the best b&b that we have stayed so far! With decent breakfast, cool designed room, friendly staff and most importantly, it is located at the great spot in kaohsiung city! 5 mins walking distance form central park station and 15 mins walk to Shinkuchan district. We love the design concept of the hotel and it's really feel good to be back after a long tiring sightseeing around the city. They actually give out a small souvenir after your check-out, how sweet! :) Do give a chance to icon hotel to serve you with their best service and yeah, we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A boutique hotel with a modern young and arty image.
Good clean basic amenities offering value for money.
Professional and friendly staff made our stay enjoyable and we would use this hotel again on our next visit to Kaohsiung

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The hotel is located sort of half way between two MRT stations (Formosa and Central Park). So it's a few minutes walk either way. We stayed at the Rooftop Suite, and it was spacious enough to accommodate 5 of us. (You have to walk up a flight of stairs to the top floor as the elevator does not reach the top) The single beds were a bit hard, but the two king size beds were very comfortable. The room has a little kitchen area (no stove top etc - just a kettle). It was stocked with cups but it would be nice if the hotel would also stock it with some plates and cutlery.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, and was able to communicate in English with me. Make sure you get the walking map provided by the hotel, as it has some great eateries and sighseeing ideas on it. Breakfast was adequate, however the washroom at the breakfast area was a bit strange, as it really is only one stall having both urinal and toilet inside.

Overall it was a nice stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I've only stayed one night for my business trip. I've chosen this hotel becoz its design and theme rooms. I really love their design concept 'n art works for each guest floor. Very impressive 'n stylish! Especially the painting on 6th floor, Incredible!!! The reception gal was very friendly 'n helpful. This is my 1st time travelling in Kao Hsiung. The reception gal proactively showed me the nice 'n famous sight-seeing points without my asking while I checked in that made me so impressed. They served set breakfast alike in Japan. Yummy 'n nice.

However, the drainage smell in hotel was really stink 'n quite unaceptable. Itz spread around the area of the elevator 'n the cafe. Except this, overall is very nice!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Icon Hotel

Address: No.328 Minsheng First Road, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 237 hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Icon Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a natural and seemingly accidental presence The Icon Hotel is situated in a corner of the popular XinJueJiang Shopping District. Adjacent to the ever so elegant Central Park metro station, and across the tree-canopy-clad Minsheng Rd., is a simply classic structure full of creative twists.We chose white as our foundation and embellished it with vibrant brushstrokes. Through the creative efforts of numerous artists from around the globe, beyond language and cultural barriers, boundless imagination is materialized in 36 dimensions.Humorous originality frolics in every corner of the hotel as we hope that at every turn of the corner you might let out an occasional chuckle. The Icon is creativity, it is art, and it is a lifestyle. With a humble and low-key attitude we have shattered the traditional impressions of motels, inns, and hotels. Here at The Icon we have orchestrated a visually and aesthetically pleasing feast.The Icon creativityUniquely craftedWe are The Icon! ... more   less 
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