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“A brand new hotel of excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dua
No.165 Linsen First Road, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #5 of 253 Hotels in Kaohsiung
4.5 of 5 stars 231 Reviews
Macau, China
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“A brand new hotel of excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This hotel only formally opened on April 2012 and therefore it is the best kept secret in town! If this hotel is located in Taipei it would have costed three times more.

This is a truly modern hotel -- the room is well-equipped with high quality hardware. All the staff I met are professional, courteous and efficient.

Buffet breakfast is of a high quality with good choice of food. The mini bar is free and you can access the lobby lounge for free all day long.

The location is actually very good as it is only a few minutes walk to the nearest subway station. Or 5 minutes by taxi to major shopping area. The only catch is that it is so new that even the taxi drivers have trouble finding the hotel.

  • Stayed August 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a small boutique hotel with fantastic staff and great service. The rooms are very clean and newly furnished. Beds are comfortable, and rooms come with free wi-fi. The shower facilities are also very comfortable, equipped with the Japanese-style Toto toilets!

There is also a Watsons and a 7-11 just across the hotel, for easy amenities. Breakfast is served at the penthouse, and has a very good spread. The same penthouse is used to serve drinks and supper, but do bear in mind that the supper/ night snacks are served only after 9:30pm. The wine list is not extensive and enough for a drink or two. Very quaint ambience.
The Chinese restaurant on the 3rd floor is definitely under-rated, very good food and great service! Be sure to let the restaurant know that you are hotel guests so that you will not be charged a service fee.

Parking is also available and complimentary for all hotel guests. We will definitely be back in this hotel the next time we visit Kaohsiung.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 9th floor - Rooms 918 and 919 which are located in a quiet corner. it also offers...
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  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

First visit to Kaohsiung and spent a lot of time researching for the right hotel. Most of the hotels in the city tend to be very old fashioned which are not my cup of tea. Came across Hotel Dua by accident and what a wonderful surprise!

The hotel is located in the city centre, right next to MTR station (Formosa Boulevard). It is very tastefully decorated. The lobby is very calm and you can have free coffee/tea 24 hours – a nice escape after a long day of walking in the heat and sun of Kaohsiung.

The hotel is well designed and you can feel the same theme throughout the hotel. My room was a Executive that is large, with good view of Kaohsiung, and with a great bathroom. Wifi worked pretty well. The bed is very comfortable with crispy bed linen and some furniture and lighting were very quirky.

Service was also very good in the hotel. The receptionist has good knowledge about the town and recommended some nice places to visit.

I’ve heard that the restaurant on the 2nd floor was good and made a booking. It looked great indeed. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling hungry so had to cancel my reservation. Next time!
Breakfast was served on the top floor of the hotel that has great view of the city. Again the decoration was very well done and you feel very comfortable having your breakfast. Food was of really high quality and the choice is second to none.

I have to say after visiting few other hotels in Kaohsiung, I will be back next time. Definitely the best hotel in town.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 May 28, 2012

The theme for this hotel is black in all aspect. Hotel provides free coffee and tea round the clock at the lobby lounge area, free laundry (self service) washing on the 10th floor next to the Gym. Free wifi provided at the looby, F&B area and room. A good spread of breakfast buffet consisting of western and asian dishes. The Chinese restaurant located on the 3rd floor serves good Cantonese at affordable prices. Overall we have a pleasant and comfortable stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Sydney
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

Nice big rooms (well that's relative) great location on the underground station, modern clean and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.165 Linsen First Road, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 253 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 145
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