The Suites Hotel Gyeongju4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The room was super spacious, the bed very comfotable, the breakfast and dinner that we had at the restaurant were excellent. The location is good also, close to many attractions. Shame we could only stay for one night, otherwise we would have been able to enjoy it more.
Hotel is in a good location near Bomun Lake. It is also a close 3-min walk to the nearest bus stop. Room was good value for money, and would be even more so for families or those travelling as a group. The staff was also very friendly and ready to help with your needs and with directions around Gyeongju.
Very nice and modern hotel. Good service, very good dinner and breakfast. Well located in an inresting city with many atractions to visit. It was worth the 2 days spent here and will probabluy return to it
We took the bus downtown and rode our Bromptons around all day, so getting home, it was hard to ride off for Korean food a few kilometers down the road. We tried La Terrace in the hotel. This morning's coffee needed improvement, so we were a bit wary. But one dish you should all try is their hot bowl Beef Ttukbaegi Toenjang! This is a boiling bowl of enoki, oyster and other mushrooms, potatoes, zucchini pieces and thin beef chuck served in a delicious broth laced with sliced hot peppers. It's very good. Served with a bowl of rice and a nice selection of sides, including quail eggs, three kimchis and pickled lotus root pieces. Priced well at approx. $16. All my wife wanted was the Caesar. If you get that, have the dressing on the side. And, the hotel turned on the AC!
From the perspective of Californians accustomed to 5 and occasionally 4 star hotels. 1. The front desk staff is helpful and fluent in English. 2. Location is relatively remote. There are no restaurants nearby, although taxis are inexpensive and easily acquired. The lake is calm and lovely to walk, but the hotel is a 30 minute car ride to the nearest historic attraction. While the hotel sits on a golf course, I can't speak for the quality of the golf course, as neither of us are golfers. 3. There is no hotel bar, and a sign in the room indicates alcohol or alcohol in martini glasses (as illustrated on sign) is prohibited. What does this mean? It's a mystery. 4. The room is large, but quite dirty, even by standard Marriott/Hilton 4 star standards. The futon was covered in stains, the hardwood floor scraped with dirt grooves, and the soaking tub and shower covered in mildew. Yum! Additionally, the shower flooded the entire bathroom, because the drain was so badly clogged. 5. While we didn't try the room service, it is stupidly expensive (about 4 or 5 times average random restaurant cost). Photos of room service food were 900% unappealing. 6. Free wifi is advertised, but in reality doesn't work at all. We relied entirely on our own international roaming plans and portable hotspot (brilliant idea for a fraction of the cost). 7. Air conditioning in room is ineffective, despite having it set to lowest possible temperature. We consistently woke up in a pool of sweat. 8. Housekeeping: haha! Nothing was replaced, and for 1 week, we were given 1 bar of soap measuring approximately 2 inches in diameter. 9. The breakfast buffet was quite expansive, offering both Western and traditional Korean fare. However, everything we tried was subpar. Not sure if this is because we are spoiled by San Francisco, or if the food is legit subpar. 10. Perhaps at $200/night, you get what you pay for.
We loved the spacious room, the golf course view & the park. However, the room we had was Korean style with no mattress. Sleeping was on the floor. The futton & the single pillow was way too thin. Alas nobody had a good sleep. We all woke up with body aches. Also, the hotel is far from the city & crowd. Finding places to eat around the area is rather limited.
My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel. On the plus side, our room, and the hotel in general, were beautiful, modern and immaculately clean; the staff are friendly and do their best to help; and breakfast was plentiful, varied, and very good. We had dinner at the hotel one night and the Korean side dishes that came with my meal were wonderful. Unfortunately, the air-conditioning in the hotel is centrally controlled and it was 26.5 degrees in our room which we found stiflingly hot and uncomfortable. I tried unsuccessfully to have the temperature turned down; however, it was difficult to communicate as most of the staff seem to have very little English. On our second day there, we finally discovered there was a window that opened, which was an enormous relief. Up until then, it was not pleasant being in the room. The other downside for us was that we did not have our own transportation and the hotel is a fair way from town. We had to rely on taxis which was occasionally a challenge as the taxi drivers did not seem to speak any English at all. We learned to ensure that we either had our destination written in Korean or had a Korean-speaking person tell the taxi-driver where we needed to go. As a result, I would not recommend this hotel, as lovely as it is, unless you are comfortable with a warm room and you have your own transportation.
This is a positive surprise on our round trip. Its not expensive for what it provides: Roooms are quite spacey and have a cool bathroom layout. Food downstairs is made readyly and quite ok, so if you are tired can eat inhouse Area is leafy and with a small walk to the lake you are at the front of lake where lots of things seem to happen. Frontdesk is a friendly team
We were on a tour of South Korea and cast up in Gyeongju to see the sights (best part of the trip for me, but that's another story!). The hotels had been pre-arranged by our travel agent and I was a little unsure about The Suites having read some of the reviews of it. How wrong can you be? But there are a couple of caveats.... Firstly, this delightful hotel is set away from the small 'centre' of Geongjyu. If you are driving then fine, it's 5 minutes to the tumuli and the star gazing tower. I would imagine that Geongjyu is pretty similar to the other parts of S Korea in that there are plenty of cheap and efficient taxis - so what's not to like. Secondly, I very much get the impression that this is an hotel for Korean tourists en route to Busan. And why the hell not. The staff do their very best to understand you (their English being far far in advance of any Korean I can speak) and if it all goes wrong they will go off and find someone who has a better grasp of it and they will oblige. There was a group of German tourists when we were there and they did exactly the same for them. There have been comments about the food on Trip Advisor - sure you might not want to eat 'in hotel' and you could grab a taxi into the (very small) centre of Geongjyu, but to be honest, we loved the food they served in the evening. We had shabu-shabu which is a table top heated bowl of broth with mushrooms, onion, tofu and dumplings, served with wafer thin slices of beef that you put in at the last minute. And when you've fished out all the goodies, they will bring you rice or noodles (perhaps both?) and you simmer this away in the pot and it goes all thick and delicious and ... can you tell I'm drooling at the memory? The teens had delicious steak type food (to be honest I was so obsessed with the shabu-shabu that I was past caring) which they wolfed down. There was plenty of choice of food and it was fresh and delicious - absolutely worth staying in to eat... The rooms, really, though are what made the stay. Huge double with a monster bathroom which overlooked the golf course behind. Massive beds and frankly the most comfortable pillows I've ever slept on. I wish I could find out where they were from and import them. I wasn't wildly impressed with breakfast, but we had been eating buffet breakfast for days now and I go a bit stir crazy - but the usual suspects were there including a range of Korean dishes which do make a nice change from bad bacon and horrible sausages. I highly recommend The Suites Hotel, they worked hard and delivered excellent customer service.
I stayed 2 nights here and I just love this place the room is big and clean. The breakfast had a lot of good options the people at the front desk were very helpful and nice they have good wi-fi signal at the room.
Within a short distance of The Suites Hotel Gyeongju are Bomun Golf Club and Gyeongju Springdome. This 4-star hotel has 34 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a golf course, and free in-room WiFi. Bomun Lake and Culinary School of Korea History and Culture are also near this Gyeongju hotel.
For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
All 34 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free weekday newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.
A golf course, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at The Suites Hotel Gyeongju. Free parking is available if you drive. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this golf hotel include conference space, a computer station, and free newspapers.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 104 reviews