This place is more of a business hotel. The surrounding buildings are full of workers who come to eat at the hotel between 11:30am - 1:00pm Mon-Fri. WiFi is pretty good. Various places for coffee on the ground floor and basement level.
These rooms could have been a lot cleaner. The bathroom looks like it's going under some renovations. My king size bed was two standard size pushed together. Window view of building next door. The staff doesn't seem to want to help open the door for you even though you have your hands full. If you turn on the hotels cell phone in the room you will get charged. Even if you didn't make a call. The A/C unit works a little funny, but works well.
I would stay here again only because I am familiar with the area and it was fine for what I was doing at the time. If you're a neat freak, you might want to spend a little more $$$ to stay at the cleaner hotels. If your looking for a 4 star hotel, look somewhere else. If you're traveling on a budget and want to stay at a decent hotel, then this hotel is fine. Food downstairs in the basement level is pretty good.
I've been to South Korea a few times and stayed at various hotels in my lifetime. This is not a 4/5 star hotel by Korean or U.S. standards. 3 stars at most.
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"The perfect hotel for Western travelers to Busan"
You can't beat the location of this hotel right on 2 km-long Haeundae Beach, the nicest beach in Busan—get a beach view room if possible. The hotel has free WiFi in all rooms. The main lobby has a bar with great cocktails at luxurious prices. There are plentiful local eating options with some touristy bars and restaurants on the beach boardwalk, and various cheap and tasty local restaurants at the other end of the beach—most have either English or photo menu. The closest subway stop is a 10-minute walk away from the hotel. Haeundae is not a pristine Caribbean-resort-style beach and the water was freezing in June when we visited, but it's a fun seaside hangout.
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