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Benikea Hotel Daelim

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good location, 5 min walking distance from Jungangno Station. Staff speaks english. Room is pretty good and spacious with all needed features. Bed was hard, could be better, only reason i dont give it a 5 star review. In general i recommend this hotel. Clearly one of the 10 best in all the city.

it is close to metro station (Jungangno) and Skyroad attraction in Jung-gu. Close to good occidental food and shopping. I stayed in this hotel for 10 days with my family (two kids). The room is comfortable and well equipped. In my room there was a very big TV. The breakfast is very limited for occidentals, but there very nice coffee shops nearby. Very close to one of the best shopping places in Daejeon. There is a restaurant in the hotel, but it is just for very simple breakfast.

Located within 5 minutes walk from the Jungangno Subway Station and 15 minutes walk to the Daejeon Train Station, this hotel is a great place to explore the city. The vibrant Jungang-ro shopping and food street is just 5 minutes walk away. The room is big and comfortable and comes with free and simple continental breakfast and the staff are friendly and helpful.

The hotel was easy to find, and the reception area is quite grand. The hotel is large and better than I expected considering the price; the room is spacious, the bed comfortable, and with the best down duvet and cotton sheets I've found in Korea. My only criticisms are a) the bathrooms really need renovating: it's a very old tub and just didn't feel all that clean. B) the aircon in the room was also quite musty; they've installed a dehumidifier but it needs replacing as you can still smell some mould. They've redecorated the bedroom area well - blackout window shutters were a lovely addition, fridge, complimentary water, juice, tea & coffee. And breakfast was great - scrambled eggs, toast, fresh tomato salad, juice etc. The hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful, with a good level of English.

The other hotels at this price range are either very crappy and old or has a strong smell of smoke. This is a clean, neat and relatively cheap place. It is close to one of the city centers, easily reachable by subway, surrounded by nice restaurants and coffee shops. You can not bring food from outside, which basically means that no food deliveries.

Friendly service greats you at this hotel, Very helpful perfect English speaking staff will direct you anywhere you need to go. Half way between Busan and Incheon and 5 minute from the train station. Very well priced well worth a stop if you are here. Close to many attractions.

It is a great hotel with friendly staff. The beds were comfortable and the aircondition was great during the hot days. The only bas thing was a beeping noise in the hallway, but only I heard it. During the last night there was a small distuebance, but it was all cleared out with help from the hotel. If I ever go to Daejeon again, I will stay here.

Group of 7 friends, 3 rooms, 2 nights, September 2014. Overall, I consider this hotel to be good value for its location and very low price. Highly recommended for groups on a budget. Considered this hotel first because it had a low price on Agoda, but it turns out the prices on Benikea's website were significantly cheaper (google it!). At $43.1 USD / night, this was an absolute steal in terms of the value you get. The website will quote you USD, but will still charge your credit card in KRW so make sure you use a forex-friendly credit card still. More room types were available on the Benikea site than were listed on hotel aggregator sites like Agoda. The hotel is meticulously cleaned. However, the washroom floor tiling needs renovation, as there are significant calcium deposits in the tiling. We rented 2 twin rooms and a premier room and the twin rooms had washrooms with significant water deposits on the tiles while the premier was spotless. Toiletries and towels were supplied. Hallways are very dim, especially near the elevator. They will ask you for your hotel key when you leave the hotel (e.g. to go out for dinner). This is normal practice for Korean hotels (and certain places in Europe!). The rooms may not have an enclosed shower stall - shower water drains into a central drain in the washroom which is typical washroom design for China and Korea. The power (and air-con) also goes out when you take the key out of the wall slot. A computer is provided and it is in Korean (duh, you're in Korea!), but the Windows Vista interface was familiar enough to navigate, there should be no problem navigating Korean Internet Explorer to an English website. Wifi is free, password is always 0000 followed by the last 4 digits of the network you're connecting to. The front desk provides power plug adapters. Breakfast is buffet-style (7am - 9am). They pack up soon after 9am but they are friendly and hold off if you arrive before 9 and ask nicely. Scrambled eggs, sausage, bread, toaster, lettuce, mango/orange juice, mayo, salad dressing and ketchup are provided. The egg is runnier than Western standards and sausages are small links. The hotel staff speak some English, but nothing at the level that you would expect from a 4 or 5-star hotel. It's sufficient. Like much of the rest of Korea, speak slowly and use simpler words. The hotel staff do not speak Mandarin Chinese. Getting There: Your taxi driver will not know where the hotel is. Use the map provided on the Benikea site and show it to the taxi driver before boarding/loading the taxi. If they can't figure out where it is based on the map, move on to the next taxi. We chose the first 2 taxis and only 1 of them navigated there based on the map (the other driver was too old to read the screen). With one circle to find the hotel, it only cost us 3800 KRW from the KTX station. Alternatively, it's significantly easier just navigating the metro from the KTX station as the subway has English signage (1100 KRW on a Tmoney card). Take the metro exactly one stop to Jungang (중앙) subway station, exit from Subway Exit 6 and walk ahead, following the map. Nearby: The hotel is a reasonably short walk from the metro station and very close to very cheap underground clothes shopping (red outline) and the New Core mall for local brands. There is a convenience store 30 paces out the front door.

I spent 2 nights in a deluxe double for single use at the Daelim Hotel. While there, I greatly appreciated the efforts of the staff, who spoke English well enough to help answer my questions. As one example, I wanted to taste samgyetang, for which Daejeon is known, but which is often only served for 2 or more people. A woman at the Dealim’s desk helped find a restaurant that would serve it for one person and printed out the directions for me to get there. Perfect! (And OMG, it was tasty!) The Daelim Hotel is near a subway station and is near an area with restaurants and other places that were lively in the evening. It was not particularly convenient to the bus or train stations I used to move to / around / from the area, but Daejeon is large enough that it might not be possible to select a single, convenient location. My room easily met my minimal needs. I would have appreciated a few more hangers and a bit more rack space on which to hang things to dry, but I believe these limitations are common to Korean hotel rooms. One small criticism: I found the breakfast buffet disappointing: Seriously overcooked “scrambled” eggs; heated cocktail sausages; white bread you could toast and top with packaged jam….

This hotel would be been hard to find if my friends had not picked me up from the rail station and driven me right to the front door, but it is just around the corner of a main road leading the the rail station. The lobby is simple. You will not lose your key because you have to return the key to the receptionist when you go out, and ring the bell for someone to serve you and return the key to you when you come back. Not a complaint though since the key is heavy. The corridor outside my room was dark.... purplish and thus it looked a little spooky. Construction site right outside my room thus it was noisy in the morning... but ok for tourists since we usually wake up early so as to make the most of our time. The bathroom is unreasonable big, since there is no where for you to place things on, and the bathtub is far from the sink.The tub is high also so old people need to be more cautious. Lack of English channels - there is one called Arirang with Korean presenters speaking extra strong American accent - not sure if it is authentic. The most useful and interesting thing about the room is there is a laptop which can be used free of charge, though everything is in Korean, my friend told me I could watch movies free of charge... and i watched Les Miserables. The decor is red..... looks old-fashioned but clean after all.

50, Daejong-ro 505beon-gil, Jung-gu Daejeon Daejeon

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Benikea Hotel Daelim is a short distance from Hanbat Stadium and Bomunsan Park. This 44-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Daejeon, the hotel is also close to Gayang Park and Daejeon Zoo.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Benikea Hotel Daelim's 44 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Computers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also available.


Property features

Benikea Hotel Daelim features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a business center. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Premier Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 44 reviews