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“Cosy hotel near mrt station” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Group Hotel Chang Chien Branch

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Royal Group Hotel Chang Chien Branch
No.283 Jianguo 2nd Rd., Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #26 of 243 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Singapore, Singapore
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“Cosy hotel near mrt station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The hotel is just 5 mins walk from Kaohsiung Main Station MRT. Although the hotel room is small, but the room is clean and tidy and nicely decorated. You can walk 10 to 15mins to Liuhe night market or you can rent a bicycle from the hotel for free and ride to the night market. Alternatively, you can take the MRT to the night market. The TV channel had a few adult channel so for those who are traveling with children, you might need to take note.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This Royal Hotel has a misleading English name..."Chang Chien" stands for "in front of station" with the "station" refers to the main Kaohsiung train station.

This claim is accurate--the (not the high speed) train station and metro exit are right across the street. Even the long distance coaches are right across the street too--what a flawless location!

By metro, the infamous Liouho market is just one stop away and even the harbor front sights, such as the Pier-2 art community, are just a few stations away with a transit at Formosa.

I stayed in the smallest double room for a night, on high floors facing the tracks and highway. Noise was minimal with the double layer window, but there was some noise from the neighbors.

Just like many other business hotel chains in Taiwan, the guests are spoiled with all the freebies. There is free instant noddles and snacks in the cupboard, as well as chilled drinks in the fridge. They provide all the amenities, including facewash and condoms, for free.

The bed was reasonably comfy for the price point.

There were several cable channels for English viewers, but I could not recall if there were news channels. The wireless Internet gives you access to the outside world anyway.

Breakfast is offered before 6am to 1pm, though the buffet is only on offer for a few hours before 10am. Choices are limited and some of them felt more lunch than breakfast. Nonetheless, they can fill you up until lunch. Vouchers will be provided at check in but no one bothered to check my voucher the next morning.

The underground lounge will continue to offer coffee (from an espresso machine) and ice cream all day long. There are a few convenience stores and restaurants around (of course--its a transport hub) too.

One issue if booked with certain hotel booking sites: the check in time was 6pm. You can only store your luggage at the lobby if you arrive early. The old hotel next door is being refitted--a bit of nuisance. Size of room a bit small for a Kaohsiung hotel too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Hotel just @200m from the Kaohsiung Train, Train Station. It looks bright and new from the station where we arrived from Hualien. Lobby was nice and staff was very friendly and pleasant. Check-in was efficient and fast. Room was big, clean and very well furnished. Fridge with can drinks, tea/coffee facilities and instant noodles (all FOC as per Reception staff). Toilet was clean and well stocked. Self-serviced laundry facilities was also available. Breakfast was modest but acceptable. Breakfast cafe available 24/7 with tea/coffee and juices - FOC. Location of Hotel made it accessible to many sites on foot or via the train, transit and buses.
Overall: Choice Location with super attractive rate.

Room Tip: Floors below 13 (top floor) may have less noises.
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  • 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.283 Jianguo 2nd Rd., Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #26 of 243 Hotels in Kaohsiung
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