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“Excellent hotel, great location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dua
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.165 Linsen First Road, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #7 of 276 Hotels in Kaohsiung
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“Excellent hotel, great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed at Hotel Dua from 20 to 23 Oct, also our 1st visit to Kaohsiung (although this was our 3rd time to Taiwan).
Picked this hotel after reading the splendid reviews on tripadvisor. Indeed, very good hotel! Very comfortable stay here considering the relatively low rates.
1. Location: very conveniently located, just next to exit 6 of Formosa mrt
2. Amenities: Watsons & 7-11 right opposite hotel
3. Cleaniness: Very clean & comfortable
4. Hotel facilities: Self-service laundry service available + free wifi (during our stay)
5. Breakfast: Good spread & great environment
Overall, strongly recommend Hotel Dua. Will stay here again if we were to visit Kaohsiung again.
Cheers!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The communication with the hotel was quick and helpful over the email. Only when we arrived at midnight, we realised that the staff doesn't speak much English, which was not a problem as we are used to it in China. The biggest difference was that everyone honestly tried hard to be helpful.

The hotel location is perfect - 20 min. by metro from the airport, 20 meters form the Metro station, 3 blocks from the night market, a slow one hours walk from the harbour from, art district and a ferry pier.

We didn't wake up for the breakfast - coffee and tea is available at the lobby (at no extra expense) and the "chicken schnitzel + rice" local eatery right outside of the hotel was very convenient and inexpensive.

Rooms are stylish, quiet (the district is quiet during the weekend), well equipped. The bed is very wide and very comfortable.

We didn't use gym facilities.

I'd be glad to recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Singapore
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great experience! We wished we had stayed longer. I hope they'd maintain their standards as the years go by.

Location: The Formosa Boulevard station is just outside the hotel. To get to Liuhe night market, take the escalator down to the Formosa Boulevard station and exit from Exit 11.

Room: Clean & well-designed, comfortable beds & fluffy pillows, nice amenities, separate bath tub & shower area.

Service: Efficient and friendly staff.

Breakfast: Wide selection but average food. They offered a range of ice teas. It will be great if they could offer fruit (orange) juice too.

Room Tip: Rooms 1301 & 1302 have fantastic view of the city.
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  • Stayed September 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 September 8, 2012 via mobile

Albeit the hotel used dark colours for its interior, it nevetheless exudes warmth, hospitality and comfort. The bed is par excellence. Free wifi and coffe/tea lounge at room and lobby is excellent. Good service personnels with very good attitude. However would encourage the staff to pick up and practise more languages other than taiwanese dialect and mandaring. Buffet has a good spread but would encourage change of menu every couple of days to enable the guests not to be bogged down with same old stuff. Kudos to the management and would return!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Macau, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
104 helpful votes 104 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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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
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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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 #7 of 276 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dua 4*
Number of rooms: 145
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