We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Big but not Great”
Review of Hotel Nongshim

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Hotel Nongshim
Ranked #29 of 153 Hotels in Busan
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
218 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
“Big but not Great”
Reviewed 6 January 2010

It's a big hotel located in hot spring area of Dongnae. Won 140,000 per night and I think it's overpriced as there's not much privilege including the use of hot springs. There's a 50% discount for guests using the famous hot spring pools which are located in the next buidling (called the largest in Asia?), I expect it should be free even though the amount is not great (full price is around W8000).

Facilities inside room is sufficient, with hair dryer, safe, towel, toiletries. Service at lobby or of housekeeper is average only.

With the price, I have plenty of much better choices in the area or other areas with hot springs like Haeundae. So I had moved right after staying one night only and cancelled my remaining 2-night booking.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MissHK2009
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

125 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    29
    71
    18
    5
    2
See reviews for
33
26
15
27
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Voorburg, the Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2008

We liked the hotel very much. Large clean Western room with a double bed en suite bathroom and with 1 complimentary bottle of water. They supplied toilletries like shower gel and body lotion. Location was OK, free parking under the hotel, within 5 walking minutes to the subway station. It is also connected to Hurshimchung by a bridge, according to the Lonely Planet the largest spa in South Korea, and the spa is certainly worth the try.
We had dinner in restaurant Istanbul, one of the restaurants in the hotel. It was very good but the price is somewhat higher than tthat you would pay outside the hotel. We also had a good breakfast there. The Korean Tourist Organisation rated this hotel as a deluxe hotel and it is worth your money and we would certainly stay here again.

  • Liked — cleanliness, good value for money, next to spa, close to Lotte department store
  • Disliked — no safe in room
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank wollywobbel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2008

Nongshim is a modern hotel about 30 minutes drive from Busan Airport. Rooms are modern and clean with lots of extras included. Mini bar, robes, slippers, electronic safe, tea / coffee maker and toiletries are all supplied as standard. It even has an electronic device fitted to the toilet seat which I am unsure of what it does but obviously cleans you down below in some way. I didn't dare try it. The hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Dongnae with shops, bars and restraunts all within close walking distance. I did not use the hotel restraunts or coffee shop but they looked very inviting. Staff were all very polite, professional and efficient. Service is something the Korean people do very well. All in all a very enjoyable stay and a recommended hotel. See my pics.

  • Liked — Korean efficiency and manners
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Tam Carr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kuwait
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2008

The room was clean, good size, hair dryer, free internet

TV with CNN and english movies

2 minutes walk away from Pizza Hut (take away)

2 minutes walk from bakery, drug stores, and small supermarkets

5 minutes drive from Lotte Dept. store & Outback Steak House (not the main Busan store)

Overall, we liked the hotel and found the staff friendly and helpful.

The only disadvantages were that the beds were too hard and there was no safe in the room.

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank Meshal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Busan hotels
8.1 mi away
Hotel Commodore Busan
Hotel Commodore Busan
#27 of 153 in Busan
251 reviews
6.2 mi away
Novotel Ambassador Busan
5.9 mi away
Haeundae Grand Hotel
Haeundae Grand Hotel
#3 of 153 in Busan
507 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.6 mi away
Lotte Hotel Busan
Lotte Hotel Busan
#1 of 153 in Busan
849 reviews
6.0 mi away
Shilla Stay Haeundae
Shilla Stay Haeundae
#71 of 153 in Busan
28 reviews
6.1 mi away
Kolon Seacloud Hotel
Kolon Seacloud Hotel
#19 of 153 in Busan
243 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Nongshim? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Nongshim

Property: Hotel Nongshim
Address: 23, Geumganggongwon-ro 20beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, Busan 47709, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Busan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Busan
#8 Luxury Hotel in Busan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Nongshim 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Place for your rest and rejuvenation, breathing the fresh air of beautiful Mountain Geumjeon and soaking in the pure spa waters of Dongnae hot spring, which stands proud as the best spa in Korea - This is Hotel Nongshim. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Nongshim reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nongshim Hotel Busan

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing