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Hotel Dua
No.165 Linsen 1st Rd., Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #2 of 238 hotels in Kaohsiung
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“Great hotel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a great hotel, conveniently located near the metro and a famous night market in Kaohsiung. Hotel is nicely decorated in warm wood, and the rooms are very comfortable. Eateries and convenient stores are within minutes of walking distance. It even has free self laundry - we traveled for two weeks prior to checking in here so it was great to be able to have fresh laundry without having to pay for dry clean for everything. Breakfast was wonderful in a beautiful setting with a view of Kaohsiung. Also free local telephone calls from the room and free soft drinks from the mini fridge was a bonus. Would stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A friend who lives in Kaohsiung recommended their chinese restaurant to us when we were planning a weekend trip down south and after looking at some blogs we were impressed not only by the look of the restaurant but also with photos and reviews of the hotel. The location is very convenient being literally around the corner from the Formosa Boulevard MRT station (exit 6) although there are no harbor or mountain views from the property. The design is sophisticated and tasteful and the rooms are large and comfortable. The design is modern and dark but with taiwanese touches to soften the look. Guests have to swipe their room access keys to operate the elevator and sometimes when it is busy you should be quick otherwise you might miss your floor and have to ride up and then down or vice versa. The breakfast buffet had a lot of variety especially for carnivores and those interested in trying out a taiwanese style breakfast. The room rates are also very reasonable which is another plus. My only concern was that a few staff would start speaking to me in chinese which is fine since I speak mandarin but what about their other guests who do not?

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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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

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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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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Address: No.165 Linsen 1st Rd., Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
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