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“excellent hotel on beach with superb view”

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Paradise Hotel Busan
Ranked #4 of 135 Hotels in Busan
Certificate of Excellence
kota, rajasthan
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28 reviews
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“excellent hotel on beach with superb view”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I stayed here for a business trip on Oct 2013 end. The location of hotel is right on the Haeundae beach. You are just few steps from beach. The view from Hotel rooms are superb. I have enjoyed Sun rise from my Room. It was superb. Rooms are well maintained and service is excellent. Airport Limousine bus is having stop at the hotel. Hotel is perfect for all type of trips.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We stayed here for two weeks while manning an exhibition stand at BEXCO. We were allocated to this hotel, which turned out to be an upgrade (and not a free one!) from the category we thought we would be in. But it was going to be difficult to change the hotel once we had arrived. It was certainly a great base to come back to, but it was also quite clear when we arrived that we couldn't afford to eat there; breakfast was extra and the prices are sky-high.

However, we enjoyed the luxury, the fantastic seaview with wow factor sunrise every morning, the pool, the little pack of nuts left on your bed if you don't mind it not being changed that day. And it became a bit of a fun challenge each evening to find a restaurant nearby for supper - lots to choose from, but it's the Korean ones which are by far the best value. You couldn't always see from outside what you would be getting, and even with some English on the menus the staff weren't on the whole English speakers. By the end of the two weeks we had become much more expert, even with the metal chopsticks, but we did miss knives. In two of the restaurants, when we asked if they had something we could cut the chicken/noodles/vegetables up with, they produced a pair of scissors, which was quite a surprise.

There's a street nearby where you can buy street food, but when we thought we'd go for the one serving Korean BBQ the lady gesticulated and said something which clearly showed she didn't think we'd like it. On consultation of the plate on the table at the front showing their speciality, it turned out to be a load of tripe. On the last evening, as we were off to Australia the next day, we ate at Outback, which was excellent, and they even gave you knives and forks ...........

As the Korean currency comes in 1000s and 10,000s, the final bill was in 7 figures. We've certainly never had that experience before.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room, and even got one with a sea view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Fairhope, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I stayed here for a business trip on Sept 2013. My room was over on the tower side (away from the casino), on one of the executive floors, with an ocean view, which I highly recommend. The hotel is situated right in the middle of Haeundae beach and only steps from the boardwalk. The views from the balcony are great, both night and day. Drinks and food in the hotel are quite pricey, but there are lots of places within easy walking distance. The executive lounge breakfast and evening cocktail/horderves were good, but were pretty much the same thing for my entire stay. I still recommend booking on the executive floor, because this also give you access to the spa, which is quite nice.
I would avoid having the hotel arrange for transportation from the airport, because they charge $108 USD, 1 way. You can catch the shuttle for $7USD, or a taxi for about $65USD.
Overall, this was a pleasant stay and the hotel location is really what makes this place special. I do recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Book on the executive floor with ocean view. The view are excellent and the high floors are relativ...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Dongducheon, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

this hotel is in just about the absolute perfect location, right in the middle of Haeundae Beach, which by the way has been called the most popular beach in South Korea.

The hotel itself is great, great location, great property, great rooms with great beds, great balconies with great views of the beach, etc. Obviously you would probably want to pay extra for the ocean view rooms, and I highly recommend paying extra for the executive rooms also - they are in the (what I believe to be) newer building, and you'll be on higher floors, and you have access to the executive lounge where you can easily make up for the extra price by eating all the free food and drinking all the free booze. Free breakfast, drinks and snacks during the day, and cocktails during happy hour, all at the executive lounge, so why would you want to pass that up. It's also probably the most beautiful club lounge with the best view that I've ever been in.

I'll mention price. This place is ridiculously expensive. I think our ocean view executive room, not a suite, with a king sized bed was the equivalent of about $400 a night. I considered it to be worth it considering the location, the views, and the aforementioned amenities in the executive lounge. You almost have to get your free breakfast and drinks there, because actually paying for food and drinks in any of the hotel's fine restaurants and drinking establishments is going to cost an arm and a leg. In the (puzzlingly ubiquitous for Korea) Irish pub downstairs, I believe they are selling 500cc Carlsbergs for almost $20 a pop. We had dinner at the buffet restaurant and it's over $60 per person I believe, but then again it's one of the best buffets I've ever had in my life.

What really makes the place special, however, what really sets it apart from the crowd of other really nice hotels on this beach, is the outdoor spa with flavored Jacuzzis. It's in the older/non executive building, outside on the fourth floor, on the roof, and it's absolutely amazing and you'd be crazy not to spend most of your time there. Except it can get kind of crowded with lots of people with kids, at times. But they have a ton of different hot tubs with different temperatures and different scents/flavors, such as grape, green tea, etc, and they have a little outdoor bar with beer and an indoor sauna and nice bathrooms and it all overlooks the beach so you can sit in a nice scented hot tub with a beer and Jacuzzi jets and relax and enjoy the beach views. Also note, the balconies of the older building look down directly into the hot tubs, so that's another reason to choose the other building.

There's also a casino in the hotel. Korea is interesting because Korean citizens are actually legally prohibited from gambling in casinos, so casinos like this are built specifically to cater to foreigners, and you have to have your passport to enter. I'm not much of a gambler so we forgot to even go inside to see what it looked like. There are so many other amenities at the hotel, including a regular outdoor pool, fitness center, multitude of restaurants, etc, that we didn't have time to check most of them out either.

The room itself was fine, big soft king sized bed, nice robes, espresso machine, beautiful bathroom with a great shower, and all the other amenities you'd expect from a hotel in this class, like room service, 24 hour massage service, running clothes you can borrow, stuff like that. The balcony is really the best part, because of how nice the beach and views are. But honestly, it's best to spend most of your time on the beach itself or in the ocean or hot tubs or restaurants or executive lounge, rather than the room.

Haeundae Beach gets very very crowded during the peak tourist season, which corresponds to the July-August period when Koreans are out of school and so on, and at some of those times you can't even see the beach for all the people (check out pictures online, it's amazing). But we have found that in September it's still warm enough to swim in the ocean and the beach is almost deserted, relatively. So I recommend shoulder season as opposed to peak tourist season. It's also beautiful in winter, but very cold and windy.

Room Tip: Ocean view, executive lounge access rooms are the only way to fly. Recommend shoulder season (Septe...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

This large hotel is directy located on Haeundae Beach with an unspoilt view on the beach and sea. It seems to be merged from two originally separate hotels.
We chose it because it was the only hotel there with balconies, and one of a few with an outdoor pool. Staff is friendly, but unhelpful: if you are loaded with luggage, no one at the reception offered assistance, even if they are not at all busy (they do however open your doors if you carry nothing but a small handbag...). Just a few of them speak some English. Rooms are not very large and they are conservatively decorated, but well-furnished, and our room in the 'main building' was certainly not outdated. The balcony with beach view was wonderful. The hotel has a outdoor pool on the 4th floor (no charge) and an outdoor spa area (16,500 won per visit) on the same floor. The pool gets very crowded, and the area has no room to sit and relax except for the recliners directly around the pool (no shade or parasols), but the rooftop spa is lovely: lots of small pools in a tastefully landscaped garden, looking out over the sea but too few spots in the shade. Be warned: the pool is closed every first Wednesday of the month. We did not visit the restaurants, as we found the prices off-putting: a meal costs from around 100,000 KRW per person. However, there are lots of less pricey alternatives in the area. We did not try the breakfast, as it wasn't included in our room rate.
If you come by car, it is good to know that parking in the underground car parks is free for hotel guests.

Room Tip: If there are outdated rooms they are likely in the 'Annex building'. Our room in the 'Ma...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I choose this hotel due to the location and the movie haeundae. this was a really good location and really good feeling. The team member where warm and gentle to help me find my way around. The casino was also really good with wide variety of game. I recommend this hotel for nice holiday .

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Waynesville, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I stayed in one of the beach front executive rooms. The bed was comfortable and everything was clean. The staff was courteous. The Executive happy hour makes this place worth the price you pay. They host a nice buffet and have an open bar.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Paradise Hotel Busan
Address: 296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro,, Busan 612-010, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Busan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Busan
#3 Romantic Hotel in Busan
#3 Spa Hotel in Busan
#3 Business Hotel in Busan
#4 Luxury Hotel in Busan
#4 Family Hotel in Busan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Paradise Hotel Busan 5*
Number of rooms: 521
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious oceanfront accommodations near Haeundae BeachLocation, member of the Leading Hotels of the World.This Busan hotel is located in the city center, nestled on the beach a short distance from Busan Aquarium, Haeundae Beach, and DongBaek Park. Also nearby are Nurimaru APEC House and Dalmaji Hill.At Paradise Hotel Busan, catch some rays at the beach, pamper yourself at the full-service spa, or spend the day at a casino.Guestrooms open to balconies with city, beach or sea views and feature LCD televisions with cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet access ... more   less 
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