Hotel Hyundai Ulsan4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I was a little disappointed with this hotel - for comparison I stayed at the Lotte Hotel Seoul (much more expensive, better location) and the Novotel Ambassador in Busan (less expensive, better location). The facilities are older and could use renovating. There was a lot of street noise (had to sleep with the window open because the air conditioning was not turned on at that time of year - May). Staff was friendly and helpful but I would explore other options if I go back.
As part of our guided day trip in Sth Korea, this was our lunch stop. Everything was very good. We were in a large elegant function room. The buffet was superb with a wide range of international foods with plenty for everyone. We enjoyed traditional music and dancing whist we were eating and plates were cleared promptly. The facilities in the hotel looked very nice, and the cherry blossom was flowering outside. Perfect .....thank you
You mainly stay here if you are on business locally, probably related to Hyundai Heavy Industries yard business —- most foreigners on business with this yard stay at this hotel, so you find engineers and business men everywhere as well as yard employees around. If you want a bit more isolation from your business day once you finish your daily duties you need to stay somewhere else. The hotel is old but very well kept, rooms are spacious and clean and service is good. There is a restaurant with a variety of korean and foreign food to choose from and a bar downstairs to have a quite or not so quite drink. Location is great for nearby business, and also if you need to visit the Ulsan University Hospital, just 3 minutes walk from the hotel.
I visited Ulsan for business with Hyundai shipyard . The location was perfect to me . Although it is almost next to the main entrance of the yard , you cannot easily realize that that you are so close to installations of heavy industry . Spacious rooms and bathrooms , equipped with descent quality . It is very good hotel , reasonable prices for what they offer with a very good restaurant for 5 stars breakfast and excellent cafe . The most important when everything is closed at 10.30 , the hotel has a bistro for eating and drinking till 11.00
I was here for business, so wasn't paying so I guess my review doesn't have a cost relevance. The room was very comfortable and well appointed for one guest. The lighting in particular was very intuitive and impressive. I also enjoyed that the power outlets were international. The highlight was definitely breakfast. There was an egg / omelet chef as well as a noodle chef. An excellent combination of eastern and western elements with plenty of options for the vegetarian and a couple for the vegan. Would stay again
Stayed here recently on a business trip. The hotel is very well appointed with all the amentities you'd expect from a "5 Star Hotel." I would not necessarily call it a 5 star hotel though, closer to good 4 star. The room was very clean and with nice linens. The bathroom had everything you could ask for during a business stay. The hotel also has a nice fitness center with pool and sauna downstairs. They also have a gift shop and a couple restaurants in the lobby but all are very pricey. The breakfast was included in my stay and was excellent. If you have a handicap, be aware of the bathroom. The shower is in the tub which is quite high with granite outside. It is a big step up and gets slippery. The location is decent with the Hyundai Department Store right across a nice park that is across the street. There aren't many other restaurants around though.
Having heard about Ulsan City, spending a night at this hotel was a jewel in the crown for me. I visited with my friend at the time when Cherry Blossoms were blooming. The park in front of the hotel had the cherries and the view overlooking the hotel was just aesthetic. Right adjacent the hotel is the Hyundai Department store to help you with shopping needs. I enjoyed varieties of sumptuous meals at the Topaz restaurant for the dinner buffet and breakfasts. The staff was helpful and friendly. The red velvet cake I got from 'The Shop' was so delicious. The rooms were clean, cozy and soothing for my weekend getaway. I couldn't have wished for more than that. The service quality won my admiration. It was indeed an enthralling experience for me and I strongly recommend this hotel for any traveler visiting Ulsan. Do not forget to take a tour of the nearby attractions like the Ilsan Beach and the Hyundai Heavy Industries yard.
Somehow this hotel decor reminded me of a cruise ship cabin. I don't mean that it was small, but very clean, tidy and purposeful design. Not an architectural masterpiece, but solidly built. Obviously a great location for business at the adjacent shipyard.
My experience staying here for several nights was generally very good--somewhere between a 3 and a 4 on TA's scale, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. The location is away from the center of town, so if you need to be centrally located you might want to consider other hotels. On the other hand, if you want to be away from the congestion of the center or you need to be close to Hyundai Heavy Industries, the location is very good. It's nice that there is a park right across the street. My room was fine--big enough though not spacious. The bathroom was plenty big. I had a view over the park, so that was pleasant, although a couple of mornings there was some speech-making coming over a VERY loud speaker system somewhere outside. If I had been trying to sleep in it would have been impossible. It may have had something to do with the recent impeachment of the president. I don't know, and it certainly wasn't the hotel's fault. Breakfast was fine. They also have a ground-floor restaurant where I had a nice bibimbap lunch. It was served quickly and was quite good. The hotel staff were generally quite friendly and wanted to be helpful--especially the concierge, who gave me some very good information about things to do and see in Ulsan when I had a free day. My only complaint, though, involves the staff. While they were generally friendly and attentive, a couple of times this was not the case. My first morning, I went down to breakfast about 15 minutes before the breakfast closing time. It was very clear when I entered the restaurant that the hostess was unhappy that I was there. She pointed out the time, gave me a sour look, and really acted as if I was a great burden. Hey, it's possible to eat breakfast in 15 minutes, no? All the other staff in the restaurant were great, and no one else complained (they even asked shortly after 9 if it would be OK to clean up the buffet), but it wasn't a nice start. On another occasion, I alerted the front desk staff to two issues. The room temperature was too high, and the in-room safe was not working. They promised to see to both. They did indeed lower the temperature (the control in the room had no effect), though it took the better part of a day to do it. But no one ever came to take care of the safe. I suspect it simply needed a fresh battery. These gaps in service were not enough to undermine what was a pleasant stay in every other way, but they do perhaps point to the need for a bit of additional staff training on sensitivity and service. Bottom line: Depending on what you are in Ulsan for, the Hotel Hyundai could be a very good choice. I enjoyed it, and wouldn't mind staying there again if I don't need to be right in the heart of things. But I'll make sure I show up early for breakfast. :-)
I found this hotel to be a lot better than expected. The room was very clean and quiet. I also found the staff to be very professional especially at the Topaz restaurant. The buffet dinner and breakfast both had excellent food with a lot of variety. On top of that, it's next to a nice park (Hyundai Art Park) that had beautiful cherry blossoms while we were there. I would definitely come back!
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Hotel Hyundai Ulsan is a short distance from popular attractions such as Daewangam Park and Hyundai Motors Ulsan Factory. This 258-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Ulsan and also close to Jangsaengpo Whale Museum.
Enjoy dining at Havana, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
All of Hotel Hyundai Ulsan's 258 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Guests of Hotel Hyundai Ulsan have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and laundry facilities.
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63.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 152 reviews