"Near to express bus terminal and historical sites"
Alighted at the express bus terminal after taking the bus transfer from Gimhae Airport (@ Busan). The hotel was a mere 1min walk away. There's cafes and outlets of the famous Gyeongju bread nearby.
The tumulus, the start of our leisure walk around the historical sites were only a 15min walk away.
Buses to Yang dong village and Bulguksa can be taken from bus stops 2min walk away.
Room was very spacious and comfortable. We wanted to extend our stay by one night but the popular hotel was fully booked.
"Highly recommended hotel far from central Gyeongju"
This is a really nice hotel with quality rooms. It's the kind of place that everyone is always smiling at you and opening the door. If you can't handle that, just take the elevator down to the parking level is exit that way to avoid the pomp and circumstance. One thing to keep in mind is the hotel is probably about 10 km from Gyeongju central. It's easy to take the bus there but it just means you'll rely on the bus. There are bike paths around the lake and into Gyeongju so that's another option. Either way, it's not so easy to just pop out for a walk around Gyeongju or find a supermarket/restaurant. The food/coffee is really expensive at the hotel.
If you don't mind commuting by bus/bicycle/foot, this is a great hotel is nice location by the lake.
Hotel is located in 15 minutes drive from Gyeongju and it is better to have a rental car to travel around. There is a contemporary art museum next to it and Starbucks is down the road. There is a very good Korean barbecue restaurant and a variety coffee shops in 10 minutes walk.
Hotel is well maintained and clean.
We found out at the arrival that a swimming pool is closed for refurbishment and the pool was main point to choose this hotel. It has not been reflected at Expedia when we made our booking. Staff at reception was very accommodating and reacted well on our frustration about closed pool. They offered us a complementary breakfast for our family for the duration of our stay to make up for the in on inconvenience.
The Suites had wonderful staff and quite tasty room service. If we asked for anything, we got it. Two problems, however: one, the "Korean style" bedding is a very, very thin futon...actually, it feels more like you're sleeping on a thin comforter, particularly as there are marble floors in the beautiful rooms! Additionally, the hotel is a bit far from most of the tourist stuff in Gyeongju. Still, a pleasant staff and a beautiful room overall...we were very happy to stay here and would again (in a bed!)
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