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“Home Feel Business Hotel”
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Urban Hotel 33
Ranked #56 of 319 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Hong Kong
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Home Feel Business Hotel”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Just back from Kaoshiung,Taiwan, with comfortable experience in Urban Hotel 33, really out of our expectation. Please read our sharing below:-

Like :
1. 40 mins from Airport by MRT, drop at Sinyi Elementary School (O6), Exit 4 (5 mins walk)
2. Clean and quiet room at Elegance Tower, efficient housekeeping service everyday
3. Excellent breakfast, can't ask more, Chinese, Japanese, Western style...fresh coffee..etc.
4. Modern interior renovation at Urban Cafe
5. Free Wire & Wireless internet connection in room
6. Professional Front Desk Crew, special thanks to Ms. Lily Kim. Smiling face every morning.
Speaking good English & Japanese....so cool
7. Self Launary Service at 5/F, convenient
8. Accessable to shopping areas
9. Very suitable for the business trip + few days leisure break.

Dislike :
1. Please do not expect it is a luxury hotel, no gym, no swimming pool, no grand lobby.
2. Not suitable for family vacation.

We will definitely stay again in our next trip to Kaoshiung.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We stayed two nights and our room was super clean, very modern and hip! Breakfast was the best -- a mixture of chinese and some light american fare, plus yummy lattes. Bed was very, very firm. Good location on the orange line if you're visiting family in the area otherwise you might want to stay on the red line which has more tourist stuff and connects to the High Speed Rail - however, train and underground transportation in Taiwan is very efficient, speedy and on time so it really doesn't matter. We would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Manila
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49 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Our family enjoyed our stay in this hotel. We booked 2 regular rooms (forgot what they're called) but each is about 3-4k NTD each.

What I liked:

- Love the morning buffet spread! I really get a full tummy as the food choices suites me (compared to the food in Dandy). There's rice, boiled or tea egg, bacon, ham, bread, etc. Really good I would say.
- Location is great - less than 3 mins walk to MTR (upon exiting hotel, take 2 lefts)
- Good customer service
- Spacious rooms
- plenty of taxis passing by in front of hotel


Areas for improvement:

- Bathroom lighting not OK. Once you close the shower curtains, it gets dim in the shower area.
- No indoor safe
- we find wifi speed kind of slow

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

the hotel is just around two min of walk from the xinyi elementary school mrt. if you want to use mrt to explore the city, it would be a good choice for you. paid a bit more to book a room for 3 on the chic section (a bit more expensive than the room on elegance secion )that would give you bigger room and better view, plus free wi fi and buffet breakfast. really enjoyed our stay there. the bathroom is pretty ok very clean and give you a 'modern and minimalstic' feel and with all sorts of amenities provided. it is just a hotel that charges you 3 hotel rate but gives you 4 star hotel quality of service.
some tips for those plan to use mrt: better buy a card worth twd200 with twd100 not refundabe. the card covers not only the mrt system but also nearly all public transport. so called with the card one can enjoy 15%off per ride. however, mind you both mrt and bus service is not run as frequent as the taipei's system. and quite a big gap. actually the night market 'luk hop night market' and the interchagne of the mrt and also the most beautiful station of the city ' formosa boulevard' is only around 10 min of walk from the hotel. one can simply skip the mrt nearby and enjoy a good walk around the city. a very good experience.
when compared with another 5 star hotel (ambassador hotel )that i stayed too, given its loation and room rate, i would say it is a good choice.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Hotel location is good, next to MRT station of Orange line, just it is not as good as Red line which covers most stations tourist goes, and the interchange between two MRT lines take a long walk..

Staff is friendly, helpful and efficient, room is good enough for two (I book twim bed in "Elegant" wing) except there is not sufficient space to place two luggage. Better expand this luggage area.

Buffet Breakfast is excellent, almost a 5-star hotel quality.

We get free access to two computers at G/F, and free Wifi at G/F and restaurant. It would be perfect if there is wifi in room..

Bed is relatively hard, but I like it. I don't like too soft bed.

One reason I pick this hotel is because it offers room w/ non-transparent toilet door. Many Taiwan hotels only offer transparent toilet door, more "cyber" and open view, but it embarrassing if you or your room mate don't like this openness..

Most disappointing thing is that the shower corner is using curtain instead of glass door. Water did leak out and I feel cold because of wind from outside and curtain move. If I don't come again, this curtain will be the key reason

Room Tip: Many taiwan hotel room only offer transparent toilet door, check it out before booking
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Stayed at this hotel with family (including a 4 year old child) during Christmas. Location was convenient which is just 2-3 minutes away from the MRT station, there are always taxis readily available at the corner and it is just a 15 to 20 minutes taxi ride to the airport. The rooms are pretty large enough and the hotel has adhered to our request of a connecting room so that it is more convenient for us travelling as a family. The wifi connection is quite stable too. However, the room is a bit too dark and would be better if a few more lamps are installed. Breakfast is average but variety is wide enough. Especially like the local market just right around the corner when we can get some Taiwan fresh fruits on the day we check out. Recommended stay!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Fremont, California
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We took the high-speed train from taipei, and get a taxi to hotel. The hotel from outside looks very nice and elegant, but room is little outdated, and bathroom is SO SMALL, but we are ok with it, since we dont spend much time in the room, just for sleeps.
Location is good, very close to Xin-Yi elementary school metro station, the exit just across road. Also very closed to Liu-He night market.
In taiwan, night market is like heaven, you can eat all kinds of food there, and everything tastes soo yummy!!!
We went to kaohsiung for Jay Chou's concert for the weekend, first night after the concert, where at Kaohsiung Arena, we went to Rui-Feng night market afterwards, Rui-feng night market is so crowded, but still, the foods made it all worth it!!!
Be ware the time table of last metro train, time flies so fast when you are happily eating!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Urban Hotel 33
Address: No.33 Minzu 2nd Road, Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 319 Hotels in Kaohsiung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Urban Hotel 33 3*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Urban Hotel33 is affiliated with the Han-Hsien Hospitality Co. It is in the heart of Kaohsiung commercial district, and located a mere 15 ~ 25 minutes away from the Taiwan Railway Station and airport, and is adjacent to the KRTC. Urban Hotel33 features modern designed Elegance Section and Chic Section. With 167 guest rooms, a business entertainment center, conference room, restaurant and other facilities, our five-star international hotel provides the finest quality and superior service to both our business travelers and tourists from around the world. Our attentive and caring hospitality makes you feel right at home. ... more   less 
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