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“Agreed - Perhaps the best accommodations in Kaohsiung!” 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 275 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Toronto, Canada
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“Agreed - Perhaps the best accommodations in Kaohsiung!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Dua from March 21-24 with a friend of mine. The location is excellent. I found the staff very helpful and the place extremely clean. The room was big and well equipped. The breakfast had a very good selection of food. it is a bargain with what we paid. My friends who told me not to expect good hotels in Kaohsiung are wrong! Hopefully, the condition and the quality of this hotel would not go down as time goes by. I highly recommend this hotel to those who plan to visit Kaohsiung.

Room Tip: The rooms start on the 8th floor and I think all of them are good.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 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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Hong Kong
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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195 helpful votes 195 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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19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
50 helpful votes 50 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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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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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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 275 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dua 4*
Number of rooms: 145
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