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Kolon Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Forgot to say the women’s sauna is NOT on the fifth floor where the entrance is. The men’s is right there. Women and children have to walk down three flights of stairs to the second floor and then climb back up again when they are finished. No elevator or escalators provided. Sad. Also, in the winter, wear a coat to the breakfast room. It was freezing. One space heater for a giant room. Good variety of food.

We had a great room, enjoyed a delicious Korean dinner, and loved the clean and refreshing hot bath area. We didn't take advantage of the massage services. Maybe next time. This place is less than two hours from my house and in a quiet location with plenty of places to explore, so I'm sure I'll be back.

Best amenity was 2 free bottles of water per room. The 3rd and 4th bottles cost as well as tooth brush and toothpaste, drinks, etc. Comb and cotton swabs are free. Only stayed one night. Breakfast buffet was included in our tour. Hotel convenience store was small. Souvenir shop was worth perusing.

This ageing resort hotel was pleasant enough for a one-night stay while exploring Gyeongju with a car and driver, but I would not like to have stayed longer. Once our driver had left for the night, we were "marooned" with no place to go other than a few nearby restaurants reached via uneven surfaces that would be dodgy to negotiate in the dark. We were initially allocated a room for smokers. When we complained, the desk staff showed us to a larger room so poorly lit that we spent most of our evening in the lobby dining area. We also chose to eat there - a bland meal of "curry" (six bite-sized pieces of beef and nice fresh vegetables on a bed of rice). When the waiter had not returned to take our plates about an hour after the meal, I went to the counter and ordered a slice of tiramisu that had obviously been about for quite some days. We had the feeling there were few other guests - maybe experiences such as ours were the reason.

Good: Renovated rooms on 6th & 7th floors were quite nice. Free WIFI. Old fashioned spa in good quality. Golf course next by. Green walking area near hotel. Bad: No water filled in the outdoor pool even it's August. Far from central area of the city. Unclean water pot.

Stayed here on the way back from Ulsun to Seoul. The grounds/views of the hotel are really nice -- these are the highlights, especially if you get a room on an upper floor. As for the rooms, the good news is they are pretty big and roomy. The bad news is that they are VERY OUTDATED in that pretty much everything is really old. As a side note, there are private karaoke rooms on the ground floor - enough for groups up to 12-15 people. It was a blast

Our group went to visit Gyeongju during the hot day in the ancient capital of Korea. Room is okay and the breakfast is nice for Korean standard. The staffs are caring but their English language skills are relatively low. The only downside was the air conditioning in my room. As it is unable to tolerate the heat and unable to produce the cold air. After complain, hotel came up with Solution by bringing a fan to support the airflow. So, it is not solving the heat problem but at least, the air flow is ok. Generally, a very good stay.

Hotel is located near Bulguksa and Seokgulam. We were there to go see Seokgulam sunrise, so location-wise, it was perfect for us. The hotel was last renovated in 2004, so it needs update desperately. Electrical outlets are outdated, and refrigerator was running with an electric transformer. They charge fee for shaver, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and drinking water.

The hotel is located near historic sites but away from the rest of the hotels near the lake. The room was very nice but need some updates as the whole hotel. Helpfull staff and near by bus stop. travel to the train station almost 1 hour as well as to the bus terminal. Nice breakfast, You get a voucher to the spa and the hotel have a large golf field.

I stayed at this hotel with my family for one night during a visit to Gyeongju, a well-known historic city in Korea. We were assigned to a 'triple' room with three beds. Overall, the stay was better than I expected. The hotel is a bit outdated: the carpet on the corridor was slightly smelly, but the room was quite okay. It appears that a double, a twin, or a triple room is all of the same size only with different number of beds, because the beds in our room were packed. Wifi was provided for free. Interestingly, the room was equipped mostly with 110-V outlets (the one used in Japan and the US, which was used long time ago in Korea). There were only two 220-V outlets. Room also had a fridge and A/C was good. In the morning, there was a long line to the breakfast buffet. It did not matter to us because we did not purchase the breakfast buffet. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool. I think the pool is not free even to the hotel guests, but we were given a coupon for four which allows free access to the swimming pool for one day. The coupon I think was a part of the package that we purchased. The pool itself was not very large, yet friendly to children. The guards did not mind food at the pool, so almost everyone brought lunch in while occupying a table at a pool side. We heard that the hotel has a beautiful garden and a golf course on its own, but we did not have time check it out. Bulguk-sa temple and seokguram (the grotto) are close, compared to other hotels, so it was quite convenient. Downtown Gueongju is at a distance. However, it was not very difficult to find a way when driving. There was a bus stop at the entrance to the hotel, where there was a bus going directly to downtown spots, although we did not consider riding it. All in all, it was bit pricey possibly because it was the peak season of the year, still we definitely enjoyed for the night.

289-17, Bulguk-ro Gyeongju North Gyeongsang

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Golf course
  • Outdoor pool

Kolon Hotel is a short distance from Bulguksa Temple and Dabotap Pagoda. This 318-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a golf course, and an outdoor pool. In the historical district, the hotel is also close to Kyongju Folk Craft Village and Silla Arts And Science Museum.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 318 soundproofed rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find 21-inch TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, bathrobes, and slippers. Phones are also available.

Property features

At Kolon Hotel, guests enjoy a golf course, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a health club, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna.

Room options

Superior Twin Room (Garden View)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Triple Room (Garden View)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 106 reviews