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Hotel Dua
No.165 Linsen 1st Road, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #3 of 242 hotels in Kaohsiung
Hong Kong
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Loved this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I love boutique design hotels so I loved everything about Hotel Dua. The entrance was very grand and the location was perfect, just a corner away from Formosa Boulevard Station. There is a lounge section just a walk away from the check-in counter was iMacs available for use and coffee/tea machines and magazines to read and relax. I stayed on the 13th floor in a 13-ping room and it was very decent sized. Enjoyed the flat screen TV in front of the bed very much. During my stay, there was unfortunately a 6.1 earthquake and I was quite scared as the hotel was clearly shaking with lots of banging. As this was my first experience with earthquakes, I called the front desk right away and they were very helpful and rest assured everything was OK. The only con about this hotel is the fact that they did not have any adapters so I couldn't charge anything. For a 5 star hotel, this should be a must. Also, the breakfast was only OK, there should be more variety and better quality items. All in all, great relaxing stay and would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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241 reviews 241 reviews
83 hotel reviews
Reviews in 114 cities Reviews in 114 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Mar 8-9
Staying 2 nights here was pure luxury. The hotel name and brand is unfamilar but the hotel is really one of those "grand" hotels that dot the world's cities. For the small price at US$140/night, the room and its amenities, esp the breakfasts, were disproportional. What a bargain!
We were in #908 with both a shower and bath. The room size is large. Every nook and cranny are spic 'n span. How we enjoyed our limited time there.
The 9th floor resto is the breakfast spot and, in the evening, Etage 15. The breakfasts are wonderful and varied. I liked the lup cheong fried rice.
Yueping is a Chinese resto next door. It was full the first night, and the front desk staff helped us secure the second night's dinner booking. The cuisine was exceptional.
Although I probably won't be in Kaohsiung again soon, I would select Hotel Dua again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Nice location, new, friendly staff, good facilities, meet its 5 star standard. However, nothing "wow" me. I traveled with kids, for me, the hotel is a bit dark, corridors, inside the room, not enough lights, my kids was scared to walk alone to the room next door which my parents stayed in.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Despite an unfortunate incident several months ago, I feel Mr Hsieh (the general manager) and his team deserve credit for truly going out of their way to make guests feel welcomed and cared for. If you are travelling en famille or even as two couples, the two-bedroom suite is an ideal layout since each room has its own en-suite bathroom as well as a spacious shared living room/dining area. The design of the hotel is all dark wood and dimly lit marble-- contemporary chic at its most somber. If you're after a hotel with lots of family-friendly facilities (e.g. swimming pool, sauna, children's play area, etc.) the Dua is probably not your best bet. But for an ultra-modern boutique hotel with impeccable location (right next to the Formosa MRT and walking distance to the night market), you won't beat the Dua in Kaohsiung.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Travelled to Kaoshiung from Taipei recently by taking a HSR. Get out at Zuoying and took a MRT train to Beuatiful island station. get out at number 6, and the Hotel is at the right from the traffic junction. The tall Hotel building's facade is contemporary and and in dark colours.

Entrance are big automated sliding orential designed doors.

Over the counter, service were excellent, prompt and extremely professional.

Corridors were spacious and new. Room was extremely large, clean, new and comfortable. Non-alcholic beverages are free (the only stock available). Room service for meals seems non-existent, a big minus.

The hotel however is not located in the central, and the night market is about 10 mins walk.

Nonetheless, they truly deserve the Number 1 spot.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Tainan, Taiwan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I spent a night at Hotel Dua with my bf's family last weekend. The location is perfect with MRT station nearby. The hotel also provides free parking and wifi in room. Rooms are clean and quiet! We love the free beverages(4 cans: coke, 7-up, orange juice and wheat tea ) in refri! The breakfast is good as well combined with Asian and western food. We will definitely stay at this hotel next time!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Location is great and near a night market.
Downside of the place is we do not have the chinese name of the hotel, which is pretty hard to tell the cabby where to go to.
Walkway leading to room is ridiculously dark and creepy. Other than that, the room is really big and we love the decor, which is very cosy.
Definitely my choice to stay when I go to Kaohsiung again.

  • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.165 Linsen 1st Road, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 242 hotels in Kaohsiung
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