The Suites Hotel Gyeongju4.0 out of 5.0
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Simple decor hotel, a little dated Could use some renovation Big rooms with coffee machine and a lot of storage room Bedding could be better Bathroom big and original with bath and shower facilities Breakfast was lovely, traditional and western style Overall we had a pleasant stay
Honestly, I only stopped here because I didn’t have the chance to see the things I wanted to see in Gyengju. So I went to the trip advisor app, found this hotel, and had a taxi take me there. I’m an English speaker and had a little bit of a hard time communicating with the front staff on getting a room. But I got one. I was initially impressed with the room. It was very nice. But it was too warm for my liking. So I tried to turn on the air conditioner to no avail. I called the front desk and they couldn’t initially respond to me. But apparently what it all boiled down to was, the entire hotel is under centralized heating and air conditioning. They turned on the air conditioner for me but turned it off when the other guests started to complain about how cold it was. I was told to open up my windows to get cool air in the room. I have a medical condition that causes my body temperature to be a little higher than usual. It’s pretty disappointing that I paid 120,000 won and I couldn’t be comfortable in my own room.
Really nice and reasonable. I felt the everywhere in the hotel is being cared very well. the most impressive thing was a garden around the hotel. Gardening was perfect and there are a tennis court, foot spa, and lovely pond. There is a swimming pool and Karaoke too.
We stayed two nights and enjoyed the place. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were large with very big bathrooms. WiFi worked well. We ate one dinner in house and it was good. AS another reviewer commented, we had to keep the balcony widow open to keep the room cool at night.
Big room and confortable bed. Can improve on details. Check in 3 people, but room only with 2 sets of amenities, eg. towel, cup, slipper & etc. First day made request for another set of towel, but need to request again for 2nd day.
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.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 176 reviews