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“Affordable hotel in the heart of Insadong”
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Hotel Sunbee
Ranked #34 of 500 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Hotel Sunbee can be reached by Bus 6011 from Incheon Airport. Stop at Anguk Station and turn into the Insagdong-gil main road and look out for 7-gil.

The hotel is decent, not luxurious. Continental Breakfast menu remains the same throughout our 5 nights stay.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Had a great stay at the Sunbee. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and spoke enough English. Our room was large and comfortable, and extremely quiet. The location -- just steps from the center of Insadong's main street -- was ideal: close to shopping, restaurants, people-watching, and subway stations.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank MogulManX
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff, that speaks English. My room came with breakfast, which was a reasonable breakfast, and if you are looking for a Western type of breakfast, this place has one, although simple. Rooms were large and clean, but showing their age. Beds were comfortable and on the firm side. Hotel is 2 short blocks to the Insadong Arts and Crafts market, and less than a mile from City Hall.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank teobuck
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Small hotel with very friendly and helpful staff on a quiet street in Insa-dong. Very affordable and only a block to great shopping and wonderful food! Close enough to walk to the Avenue of Youth, several Palaces and a Temple or to catch the subway at Jonggak station and head over to the Seoul Folk Flea Market. Comfortable rooms and a nice breakfast (if you don't expect Bacon and Eggs). After a morning of exploring it was nice to come back to the Cafe Sunbee and sip a smoothie on the patio while visiting. Will definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends visiting Seoul.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cs C
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

The hotel is superbly located within walking distance to major tourist attractions like the royal palaces, Insadong shopping district and even Myeongdong , to mention a few.
Hotel staff is very helpful, friendly and willing and ready to help. Rooms are of a reasonable size and relatively clean. The breakfast provided though simple is ample to provide a hearty start to a new day. Our girls were delighted with the quaint traditional room they stayed in. Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Sunbee Hotel and would like to thank the staff for their pleasant and attentive service.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Steven555555
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Walking distance from the shopping area of Insadong
Great service and the staff was very friendly. Plus - the entrance is full of helpful maps and books. Lots of Western guests.
Breakfast includes hot dogs, bread, jam and butter, cereals, omelette , coffee and tea.
The size of the room was great though the view from the window was a little bit disappointing- office workers on a cigarette break.

Have a nice trip !

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Hila G
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

A great location and a very good hotel right next to Insadaong Road, Trip Advisor reviewers were right again. We took a taxi from Seoul Station and the taxi driver did have a little difficulty but we got there. Once there it is so easy to get around. Check out the three underground stations all about the same distance from the hotel, Anguk (exit 6) on Line 3, Jonggak (exit 2 or 3) on Line1 and Jongno 3-ga (exit 4 or 5 if you want to use an escalator) a junction serving Line 1,3 and 5. By going to the most appropriate station for your journey you can save the hassle of a transfer.

The area of Insadong around the hotel is very vibrant and so interesting and you can walk to a lot of sights and easily catch the Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour.

The hotel was a great place to stay. Staff were friendly, rooms a good size, clean and comfortable. A large bathroom was a treat. I think the place has been fairly recently renovated and the rooms are different. Ours was quite dark with wood paneling but my friend next door was in a lightly decorated room. The only complaint I have is with the placement of the air conditioning. The draft from it blew directly on to the head of the bed and it seemed to have only one fan speed. This made it very unpleasant when we were in bed and as the weather was very hot we had to keep it on during the night or swelter. There was no mini bar, thank goodness and free bottles of water were left every day.

Some reviewers have commented negatively about the breakfast. It was free and adequate with plenty of healthy choices - fresh apples and bananas or tinned fruit salad, yoghurt, corn flakes, cheese, sausages (not very nice) toast and buns with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. Or if you liked there were a couple of Korean rice porridge choices with a side of sweet corn. Nothing wrong with that and it set us up nicely for the day. We stayed for five nights and were very happy with our choice. If you are heading to the airport at the end of your stay the Airport Limousine Bus leaves from the Aventree Hotel just around the corner, a five minute walk away, 15000 wons for the journey.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank diob255114
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Address: 26, Insadong 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#30 Family Hotel in Seoul
#52 Business Hotel in Seoul
Price Range: £64 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sunbee 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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