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“Top tips for staying at Royal Group Hotel Chang Chien Branch” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Group Hotel Chang Chien Branch
No.283 Jianguo 2nd Rd., Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #51 of 283 Hotels in Kaohsiung
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“Top tips for staying at Royal Group Hotel Chang Chien Branch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Royal Group Hotel Chang Chien Branch

Tip 1: How to get there? If you arrived Kaohsiung HSR (Zuo Ying Station), you need to catch the metro to Kaohsiung metro station. When you get to Kaoshuing Metro station, use Exit no. 1 to exit. When you arrived upstairs from the escalator, you will see the main railway station. Ignore that, instead you look up around you and you will find the hotel's Chinese name printed at the top of the building - 御宿商旅

It is a white/black building, cross the road under the bridge and you will see it on your left.

Tip 2: Best advice i gonna give you. This hotel only allows check-in at 6pm! Basically there was no details about checking-in time when we book the hotel and the hotel receptionists were very rude. Well, they were just equally rude. I think its just the town itself, most of the people in Kaohsiung are not overly or highly-educated so i don't blame them. The customer-service you get is not what you will find in Taipei. Taipei's customer-service is top-notched.

Tip 3: Be very aware that this hotel is not close to any pharmacy at all. There is a Watson near the train station but they don't sell much drugs like stomach ache's tablets or anti-inflammatory.

Tip 4: To get to Dream Mall? I suggest you catch a taxi outside the hotel because the metro station at Dream Mall is about 1 -2 km away.

Tip 5: The room is very basic and the corridor is quite tiny. We booked into a deluxe room but it was near the lift so we could hear people coming in and out of their room all the time. Overall its clean and cheap so we are not that fuss.

Tip 6: The best thing about this hotel? Their hotel buffet is not too bad considering their hotel staff's service. You get find quite a lot of food selections from ice-cream to dim-sum.

Tip 7: Outside the hotel, there are ads of coach buses company that will bring you to Foguangshan (Buddha Enlightenment Temple) at very cheap prices. Do not take taxis or cab there because its a rip-off

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The wifi was very unreliable and unavailable during most of our stay. The staff was unfriendly and unhelpful. We asked for a non-smoking room, but our request was completely ignored. My husband got food poisoning from the chocolate spread for the bread. On the positive note, the location of the hotel is excellent and it provides 24hr ice cream, tea, coffee, and snacks.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The location is superb, just right across the Train/ Metro Station
Hotel is neat and tidy, water pressure is very strong
Breakfast was quite awful, in-room free wifi didn't always work properly
I was surprised to find that the adult channels are easily accessible and not locked, it might cause some embarrassment if you aren't travelling with your partner

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The hotel is well located just opposite Kaoh Siung railway, subway and coach station. Just a few subway stops from airport, this place is excellent for travelers because you can get to every corner of Taiwan with ease. Staffs are nice and checking in takes no more than 30 seconds! The hotel is recently renovated and is clean and tidy. Do not expect a spacious room, a double bed takes up 90% of the space. What I love most is their 24-hour snack bar. It is a god send when you arrive in the middle of the night or woke up at 2 a.m. with a rumbling stomach.

Room Tip: My only complain is the traffic noise :( Not enough to disturb my sleep but noticeable. Choosing a r...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

this is really a very fantastic hotel ever! Very worth the price, good location near the train station, big room, breakfast included, many amenities, free snacks like popcorns, coffee, tea, ice tea etc.etc.

Room Tip: try this hotel you will be very very satisfied
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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 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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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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Address: No.283 Jianguo 2nd Rd., Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
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Ranked #51 of 283 Hotels in Kaohsiung
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Number of rooms: 111
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