Hotel Papa Whale
Hotel Papa Whale
Hotel Papa Whale
Hotel Papa Whale
Hotel Papa Whale
Hotel Papa Whale
Hotel Papa Whale
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8.4

Excellent
/10
(2,991 reviews)See what guests said
Breakfast39
Housekeeping30
Food & Dining4
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
The Dome of Light 480 m
Formosa Boulevard Station 490 m
Liuhe Tourist Night Market 730 m
Kaohsiung Main Public Library 2.0 km
Ai He (Love River) 2.8 km
Cijin Island 3.9 km
The British Consulate At Takao 4.0 km
Dragon Tiger Tower 6.0 km
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum 20.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Jhongsiao Park 210 m
Nanhua Night Market 310 m
Harajuku Yuchu Business Zone 360 m
New Jyuejiang Shopping Area 430 m
Central Park MRT Station 470 m
Formosa Boulevard Underground Station 480 m
The Dome of Light 480 m
Formosa Boulevard Station 490 m
Central Park Station 500 m
Mei Li Island Tourist Center 500 m
Free Wi-Fi

Hotel Papa Whale

No.328, Minsheng 1st Rd., Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 800 - See map
  • 500 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kaohsiung are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.6
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportKaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
Distance to airport7.3 km

Rooms available at Hotel Papa Whale

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.5
Economy Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Classic Quad
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 king beds
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Rooftop Suite
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 king beds or 2 single bed...
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Elegant Double Room (1 Queen Bed)
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    Deluxe Double Room
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      QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS
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        Deluxe Family Room
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          Classic Room, 1 King Bed, No Windows (Eco-friendly)
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Papa Whale?

            Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Hotel Papa Whale?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Papa Whale has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kaohsiung with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

            Is breakfast offered at Hotel Papa Whale?

            Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Hotel Papa Whale. There's an additional charge of 190 TWD for adults and 250 TWD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

            What are my dining options at Hotel Papa Whale?

            Hotel Papa Whale features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at Hotel Papa Whale?

            Hotel Papa Whale does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Papa Whale?

            Central Park MRT Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 470 m away from Hotel Papa Whale.

            What restaurants are nearby Hotel Papa Whale?

            Hotel Papa Whale is located in Sinsing District, famous for good restaurants such as Shang Zhu Lin Healthy Hot Pot Restaurant, Little Green and Xian Fang Jia Chang Cafe.

            What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Papa Whale?

            Hotel Papa Whale is located in Sinsing District area which features shopping places such as Nanhua Night Market, New Jyuejiang Shopping Area and Shinkuchan Shopping District.

            What are popular attractions near Hotel Papa Whale?

            Guests at Hotel Papa Whale can easily visit The Dome of Light, Formosa Boulevard Station and Jhongsiao Park located in the Sinsing District area.

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            What people love about Hotel Papa Whale

            • 7.2

              Very good
              Location

              "Convenient Great location for food"

              Calista

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              December 1, 2018

            • 8.4

              Excellent
              Bathroom

              "Bathtub was a pleasant surprise."

              Chee

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              November 25, 2019

            • 9.6

              Exceptional
              Breakfast

              "Breakfast was totally awesome."

              Khin

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              June 17, 2018

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            Room comfort score
            8.5/10
            Room size
            35 sqm.
            Service score
            8.8/10
            Cleanliness score
            8.6/10
            Better than
            93
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            of Kaohsiung properties
            Bigger than
            88
            %
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            Better than
            84
            %
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            Better than
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            Overall rating:

            8.4

            Excellent
            2,991 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.6
            Facilities
            7.9
            Location
            8.2
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            What travelers say they love:
            Staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
            Khin from Singapore
            Family with older children
            More about Hotel Papa Whale

            More about Hotel Papa Whale

            Resting around the corner of Kaohsiung’s crowded commerce, shopping, and entertainment districts is this charming and budget-friendly hotel. Hotel Papa Whale is located on the city’s major Red and Orange Metro lines where the famous XinJueJiang Shopping District is found within walking distance. Guestrooms boast modern amenities such as flat screen, LED TVs and Wi-Fi access. Guests may feel free to use the lobby’s computer or rent a bicycle to explore some of Kaohsiung’s major attractions which include the Love River, Liouhe Night Market, and Nanhua Night Market. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Hotel Papa Whale.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            7.9

            Most talked about facilities

            Breakfast

            181 mentions

            Housekeeping

            79 mentions

            Internet

            27 mentions

            Food & Dining

            11 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Chinese [Mandarin]
            • Japanese

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Garden
            • Ticket services
            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Grocery delivery
            • Restaurants

            Services and conveniences

            • Concierge
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Elevator
            • Luggage storage
            • Postal service
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Family room

            Access

            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed

            Getting around

            • Car park [charges apply]
            • Car park [nearby]
            • Taxi service

            Sports equipment rental

            • Bicycle rental

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • Refrigerator
            • Shower
            • TV [flat screen]
            • Wi-Fi [free]
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • Continental
            Location
            No.328, Minsheng 1st Rd., Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 800
            Excellent
            Location

            8.2

            Airports

            • Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
              7.3 km 20 min drive
            • Pingtung Airport (PIF)
              19.9 km

            Public transportation

            • Central Park MRT Station
              470 m
            • Formosa Boulevard Underground Station
              480 m

            Hospital or clinic

            • Wangs Dental
              980 m

            Shopping

            • Dream Mall
              3.6 km

            Convenience store

            • 7 Eleven
              610 m

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              120 m
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • The Dome of Light
              480 m
            • Formosa Boulevard Station
              490 m
            • Liuhe Tourist Night Market
              730 m
            • Kaohsiung Main Public Library
              2.0 km
            • Ai He (Love River)
              2.8 km
            • Cijin Island
              3.9 km
            • The British Consulate At Takao
              4.0 km
            • Dragon Tiger Tower
              6.0 km
            • Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
              20.4 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Jhongsiao Park
              210 m
            • Nanhua Night Market
              310 m
            • Harajuku Yuchu Business Zone
              360 m
            • New Jyuejiang Shopping Area
              430 m
            • Central Park MRT Station
              470 m
            • Formosa Boulevard Underground Station
              480 m
            • The Dome of Light
              480 m
            • Formosa Boulevard Station
              490 m
            • Central Park Station
              500 m
            • Mei Li Island Tourist Center
              500 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Others
            • Please take note that room numbers will be selected upon check-in, there is no guarantee on which floor the unit is located, it is base on the room availability.
            • Hotel will allow late check-out for a maximum of 29 minutes. Starting from 30 minutes, guest(s) will be charged NT100 per 30 minutes. Latest check-out time is 2:00pm.
            • Hotel does not provide extra beds. Extra person is chargeable per person, the rates will be higher in special holidays.
            • Extra bed is not applicable to this room type (Discovery Double).
            • Pets are strictly prohibited at the property, with the exception of guide dogs.
            • Parking is available at an additional charge. Guests are required to put a request in the “Special Request” section upon booking or contact the property directly.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from15:00
            • Check-out until11:30

            Getting around

            • Travel time to airport (minutes)12

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)190 TWD

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
            • Number of floors8
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 36
            • Year property opened2011
            Property announcements

            Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, after onsite measurement guests’ whose forehead temperature is above 37.5 °C or ear temperature is above 38 °C might be rejected for accommodations as per the government's regulations.

            Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, those who are requested by the government to undergo household quarantine or home isolation will be rejected as per the government’s regulations.

            Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain restaurants, bars, public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with the government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

            Reviews of Hotel Papa Whale from real guests

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            8.4
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            10
            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities7.9
            Location8.2
            Room comfort and quality8.5
            Service8.8
            Value for money8.6
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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Serene from Singapore
            Group
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

            Creative hotel in excellent location”

            Location, design, service

            The hotel was of walking distance from the most popular night market and street shopping district in Kaohsiung. Every room in the hotel (every level of the hotel building too) was individually and tastefully designed too. Only drawback was the breakfast that presented the same thing every morning.

            Reviewed November 01, 2011

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            LEUNG from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in September 2011

            Different experience of Hotel”

            Design, fresh, NEW and breakfast

            I would like to enjoy the accommodation after the tried trip at Alishan, and my last day in Kaohsiung, so I choose this special one - The ICON Hotel. Black and White style design and some minor detail in room to make you feel like VIP. We have choose a Red balloon and designer chair rooms. Fresh and clean after you open the door of each room, comfortable King size bed, Clean and petty washroom, detail in design fit all people. Breakfast is not like other in buffet, breakfast made by heart of chief. ....Need sleep now. Over all, top of the average in reasonable price

            Reviewed October 03, 2011

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Cheng from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Solo traveler
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in May 2012

            Nice design hotel for value”

            Good service at the reception

            We came to Kaohsiung and hoped to explore the local gay scenes and regretfully it's pouring and we kinda had to be stuck in the hotel. The staff there are however very friendly and really responsive to our needs, such as borrowing umbrellas etc. The room looks new with a nice touch of youth-oriented design but the location is a bit far from the subway station, about 10 min's walk. Other than that we would say that is a perfect one for couples travelling to Kaohsiung.

            Reviewed May 28, 2012

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            8.7
            Excellent
            ADRIAN from Indonesia
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in November 2012

            Be there on 12:30 or you have to sleep with skull”

            Thumbs up for hotel design (except the skull in room 605)

            You have to be there by 12:30 to do the check-in and do the important thing... choosing your room. Every each of rooms has different design. We came early on 11:00, the receptionist didn't inform anything except the check-in time is on 12:30. Since we don't want to waste any second of our trip to Kaohsiung, we put our bag and went around the city. We came back to the hotel a bit late and found only one room was left. It has a big skull painted on the wall, seems no one want to sleep with big skull on their head. Fortunately after long arguing, the duty manager granted our wish to kick out the skull from the room, he taped pillowcases on the paint. Except the skull in the room, overall we are satisfy enough with our stay in The Icon Hotel.

            Reviewed November 29, 2012

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Benson from Australia
            Family with young children
            Classic Quad
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

            design,helpful staff,nice breakfast,free carpark”

            helpful staff, simple and mordern design, nice breakfast

            We had great experience during our stay in this hotel. The staff are very helpful and we got free upgrade from 4 persons room to 6 persons room. The room was spacious, modern design, clean and had an nice out door roof top area for us to enjoy the sunlight in the morning. The breakfast was great, we all love the breakfast. We can feel the heart of the staff and they did a great job. This is a hotel we highly recommend in Kaohsiung.

            Reviewed January 04, 2015

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Siew from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

            Impressed with the design and overall satisfied”

            Friendly staff, interestingly designed rooms and well-equipped amenities

            It was my first trip to Kaohsiung and we have selected to stay at The Icon Hotel after some recommendations. I love the arty designer feel of the hotel and its rooms; each with its unique design and look. The room is well-equipped with amenities like fridge, kettle, bathroom necessities, slippers and a comfortable couch. The service staff was friendly and helpful with our requests as well.

            Reviewed September 15, 2013

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ziyue from China
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in June 2013

            Friendly hotel staff / wonderful brekfast ./”

            service quality .neatess, good location

            Fisrtly ,the staff is very friendly ,they provided us a metro map and cycle the popular restuarant out for us. Besides thay gave us advice about the transportation to Taipei. in total, they are very kind nice and plolite. Secondly, the location is perfect. we could walk back from Liuhe International Tourism Market to out hotel and it only costed 20min around. The hotel is very close to the Central Park station. and it is just at the side of the central business district. Finally, it is the state of the art. The designing of the room is hard-working, each room is different and held a unique theme. We choose a room at F3 with many balloon directions. It is amazing. I love it

            Reviewed June 18, 2013

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            LAY from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

            Lovely boutique hotel with great friendly service”

            Loved the different themes on each floor and the customised décor in the rooms.

            A cosy little boutique hotel where each floor is decorated in a different theme. Enjoyed exploring each floor to look at the different themes. Rooms were well laid out, clean and cosy. Enjoyed the rain shower in the bathroom! Breakfast was delicious and healthy. The manager and front office staff were extremely helpful in giving directions and suggestions on local sights to visit. Enjoyed our stay and extended for another 2 nights. Will definitely stay there again when in Kaohsiung.

            Reviewed May 02, 2012

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Tang
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

            迷人酒店”

            服務一流

            Although The Icon Hotel is not a big hotel but The Icon Hotel provided us a very good feeling and we definitely will visit again. The Icon Hotel is very clean and modern. Staff are very helpful and nice, included breakfast, stylish, and we can also choose the room style as they have different room style. It is not very close to train station but not far (about 5 mins walk from the Hotel).

            Reviewed December 29, 2011

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            venus from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Solo traveler
            Economy Double
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

            Very pleasant stay, cozy room, best service ever”

            Room, Service and Location

            Rooms are nice, big and surprising. The designs are fabulous. Services are extraordinary. Staff are really patient and list out all interesting places in Kaohsiung. It is really special when you can choose your own room as each room has its own design. They have also prepared a map which is designed by them and its really worth keeping. All in all, a "big value" hotel! Would definitely recommend it to others.

            Reviewed April 30, 2015

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Selina from Singapore
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in January 2013

            boutique hotel with a reasonable price”

            small but cosy, artistic designs

            Me and my partner only went kaochiung for a day, so we spent a night at icon hotel. For loacation wise, it is not very near to the MRT station, about a 15-20 mins walk especially when u are carrying ur luggages. But the staffs are very friendly to assist us. The rooms are small but i think its just nice for 2 of us. Artistic designs in the room n hotel. What i like most is their breakfast.. It is not buffet style. It is a set for each of us. The food is nicely decorated, yummy and nice presentation. Overall, i can say that it is a pleasant stay in the hotel.

            Reviewed February 01, 2013

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Tanya from Philippines
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019

            Good hotel in Formosa”

            The hotel was good, there is enough space to move around the room and big enough to put big luggages. Though it was a bit of a walk to the Formosa MRT station, plus the hot weather in Kaohsiung made it all tiring. Not much restaurants or good stores around the area. Also the area is not as lively as staying around Ruifeng Night Market. Overall, our stay was good and the staff were accommodating. There was also a free breakfast to which you can choose either for vegetarian or not.

            Reviewed February 23, 2019

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Yeo from Singapore
            Group
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

            Creative and interesting hotel with good service ”

            location, creative rooms, near shopping area

            Me and my friend had a great stay at Icon hotel. We stayed there for 3 days and each day we had a different room with different design. All rooms were beautiful decorated, each had its unique touch and design. It is also near nice shopping area like Yuansu Yuzhu shopping area and Xin Jue Jiang Shopping area:) It is also near Nanhua Night Market that sells good food:) The hotel staff are super friendly and polite. They are also proactive in suggesting interesting place of interest and places with good food:)

            Reviewed February 16, 2012

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Serene from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in October 2011

            Great location with spacious rooms”

            Location and design

            the icon hotel is very conveniently located within walking distance to dream mall, the 'harajuku' streets of kaohsiung, and is about equidistant to 2 mrt stations. this makes for a boutique hotel that is well designed and centrally located. prices are also incredibly reasonable, and the repetitive breakfast is the only downside to this hotel.

            Reviewed November 08, 2011

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Pui from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Solo traveler
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in April 2012

            cozy hotel”

            new and clean

            The hotel room is modern, cozy and clean. Nothing to complain. Staff are nice, we have no idea on how to get to Alishan, the frontdesk staff help us to search on the internet and also check the train schedule time for us. Free western style breakfast is not bad. Overall, I will definitely book this hotel if I go to Kaohsiung again.

            Reviewed June 13, 2012

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Chan from Canada
            Group
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in June 2012

            服務一流, unique design”

            nice rooms, service, convenient location

            We reserved two original rooms with Icon Hotel. Location is quite convenient and it's not hard to find after we left the subway station (about 5 min. walk). Rooms are spacious with very nice designs. However, the one I stayed had some weird smell. Breakfast was decent. With this price, I can't complain about this hotel.

            Reviewed June 09, 2012

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Wen from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in November 2014

            Nicely furnished and unique rooms”

            love the design of the rooms. Staff were helpful. Breakfast was unique even though not to my liking

            Stay was fantastic at the icon hotel. We could choose the design of the room we wanted upon check-in. Every room had a different feel to it. The room was very spacious and clean. Only thing was tht it's not carpeted so might be a little cold during winter. Breakfast was unique even though not all was to my liking. Location of hotel is about 5-10mins walk to the nearest mrt station.

            Reviewed November 09, 2014

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Goh from Singapore
            Couple
            Economy Double
            Stayed 1 night in September 2012

            Artistic Hotel with Unique Interior Decor”

            Different rooms come with different themes. The place's v cosy and the service staff are great!

            the location of the hotel is in between 2 mrt stations which is abt 7-8 mins walk away. the surrounding's pretty quiet and peaceful, especially at night. however, there is no way to pre-book the design of the book as it is based on first come first served basis. the receptionist will show you the available themes on his monitor. you just have to select from there. (we really like the blueish one!) we really love the bathroom. though there was no bathtub, its rainfall shower is enough to save the disappointment. however, there was a little "flooding" problem when we keep the water running for too long. it is within a few mins walk from xinjuejiang shopping district which we're quite pleased. small eateries are scattered about its parameter. generally, we loved the this thematic boutique hotel! great stay! thanks icon!

            Reviewed September 19, 2012

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Siang from Singapore
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

            Clean spacious room at a superb location with great service”

            Good value for a hotel at a central location - near Formosa Boulevard Station which allows you to take red and orange lines and walking distance to Liuhe Night Market (near Formosa Boulevard). Hotel even provides customers with customised map showing Kaohsiung mrt network and nice places to eat in the vicinity. Breakfast is superb with a specially designed spread and it's different Everyday!. Highly recommended

            Reviewed November 19, 2016

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Wei from Taiwan
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in March 2014

            A very comfrtable hotel, close to MRT stations ”

            Comfortable, cozy and clean

            Had a great one night stay there, the staff upgraded my room to a 4 people bedroom, and it was very comfortable, cozy and clean. The hotel was about 5-10 minutes away from the MRT stations and also close to shopping areas as well. I will definitely come back and stay at this hotel again if i do go to Kao Hsiung again !!! Highly recommend to all travellers to stay at ICON Hotel !!!

            Reviewed March 22, 2014

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