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“great hotel, location and service”
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Hotel Foret
Ranked #47 of 136 Hotels in Busan
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58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great hotel, location and service”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

i stayed hers for 3 days 2 nights. i had a wonderful experience. location of hotel is good, 3mins to haeundae beach, aquarium and info centre, 5mins to subway station. surrounded by rsstaurant and a traditional market nearby.
front desk service is good(Alex), they can speak in english and give sufficient info. hot and cold water machine provided.
i taken a deluxe room, bed is comfortable, room is clean, and water is strong and hot for shower. free wifi is very important to me also.
definitely a 5 star hotel.

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HotelForet, 제너럴 매니저 at Hotel Foret, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear Ronald H,

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Hotel Foret Haeundae. I was so happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay of the hotel. I hope to see you again in Busan.

Best regards

Akira Choi
General Manager
Hotel Foret Haeundae.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

The biggest problem I had was finding the hotel in the first place which was most frustrating although the location is very good once you are settled in. The staff was not that friendly and very indifferent and i had problem with the credit card which they claimed was my fault but this on hind sight was not the case so check in took a little while. The hotel was a little soulless with some nice design. The rooftop restaurant was nice but very quiet and you can just see the sea through the buildings. Breakfast was also served there and the staff are very nice there and helpful. They knew more about the town and how to get to places fopr my meetings than the reception desk staff.

The rooms are standard with a small tiny bathroom shower but a very small wardrobe and thought the bed was a little too hard for my likings but this is not unusual in this part of the work.

The hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurant but this was off season so a little quite. As you have breakfast upstairs you are likely to go elsewhere for dinner so I can not make comments on the food for lunch or dinner. The breakfast buffet is nice with an average amount of choice.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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HotelForet, 제너럴 매니저 at Hotel Foret, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear willem333,

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Hotel Foret Haeundae. I was so happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay of the hotel. The things you were not satisfied with we're going to change it. I hope to see you again in Busan.

Best regards

Akira Choi
General Manager
Hotel Foret Haeundae.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I came here with family but I definitely want to come back to Hotel Foret with my friends. The rooms are clean and they have all the necessary toiletries, which was a lifesaver because I had forgotten my toothbrush. The staffs are friendly and I had no problems with communicating with them, one of them even spoke Japanese. Although it was difficult to find at first, once you know where it is, you’re good to go. Even though it was hard to find, there are many things to do near the hotel. If you have no sense of direction just remember that it is near Lord Beach Hotel or the Queen Motel. We had breakfast and lunch at the restaurant, Le Loft, and it was delicious. Breakfast was a mixture of Americanized/Korean whereas lunch was Italian.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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HotelForet, 제너럴 매니저 at Hotel Foret, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear Jessica K,

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Hotel Foret Haeundae. I was so happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay of the hotel. I hope to see you again in beautiful Busan.

Best regards

Akira Choi
General Manager
Hotel Foret Haeundae.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2013

This was a great hotel! This was our last stop in Korea and the staff here was by far the best we came across. They were willing to help us with any questions we had, especially gave us numbers we could contact in an emergency and spoke pretty decent English. The room was really nice, very clean and cosy. Location wise, this hotel was great! Very close to Haeundae beach and shops. One of my favourite things about the hotel was the washing machine and dryer in the basement :p It was like washing your clothes at home and its absolutely free! The only down side was the restaurant. The portions were small and the pizza was rather disappointing with a soggy crust and a mount of cheese. This really isn't a big deal though. There are plenty of restaurants around the hotel since it is so centrally located. Overall the hotel was great! If I ever visit Busan again, i'd be likely to stay at Hotel Foret.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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HotelForet, 제너럴 매니저 at Hotel Foret, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear Vasundhara S,

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Hotel Foret Haeundae. I was so happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay of the hotel. I hope to see you again in beautiful Busan. Especially at Hotel Foret.

Best regards

Akira Choi
General Manager
Hotel Foret Haeundae.
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Hong Kong
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Nice clean hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. Good location but a bit hard to find. Close to the subway station too so going around is not a problem. The wifi connection is free and superfast. over 200 TV channels available

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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HotelForet, 제너럴 매니저 at Hotel Foret, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear travelkeener,

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Hotel Foret Haeundae. I was so happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay of the hotel. I hope to see you again in beautiful Busan.

Best regards

Akira Choi
General Manager
Hotel Foret Haeundae.
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Boston
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Hotel Foret was a good experience. The entrance is basically in a back alley so it's a bit hard to find for cabs and even on foot. The first room we had on the second floor had a big outside wall blocking most of the window so there was no light to speak of. Since we needed a bigger room for a third person we were moved to a much better room on the 3rd floor. Otherwise the room was clean, modern and well-furnished and pretty large for a Korean hotel. Beds were comfortable, cable system was good and wifi worked well. It had laundry machines, which were lacking in some hotels. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location near Haedundae Beach is excellent with plenty of good restaurants within a few blocks. The subway station is about 4 blocks away but it is some distance from Hadundae to other areas of Busan such as the waterfront or Seomeyon. It cost a little more than the other hotels we stayed at in South Korea but overall we were very satisfied.

Room Tip: 2nd floor has a wall that blocks most of the light from some of the rooms so ask for a higher floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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HotelForet, 제너럴 매니저 at Hotel Foret, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear cantjumpBoston,

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Hotel Foret Haeundae. I was so happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay of the hotel. I hope to see you again in beautiful Busan.

Best regards

Akira Choi
General Manager
Hotel Foret Haeundae.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Stayed over a week. We took a family suite. Nice and clean hotel with spacious room and living area.It comes fully equipped with a small kitchen ( 2 hobs) a sink, cookware and cutleries. Free wi-fi and there are 2 pcs at the lobby that u can use and print for free. At basement they have a set of washing machine and a dryer plus detergent for guests to use.. and its free too.
Staff were very kind and helpful and able to communicate in english. Location is not far from beach and subway; only a few minutes walk. If you have 4 in a group like us, take a taxi from the airport coz its cheaper and easier. Airport bus will cost u 7k won per-head (28k for us for 4 ppl) while one taxi will cost u around 23k won.
Convenient shop is nearby and aplenty but we prefer to go to Save Zone supermarket; many choices. It takes us a longer route to go to halal restaurants namely Shabana Indian restaurant or Capodia turkish restaurant situated at stop 128 and 131 respectively.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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HotelForet, 제너럴 매니저 at Hotel Foret, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear warikh,

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Hotel Foret Haeundae. I was so happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay of the hotel. I hope to see you again in beautiful Busan.

Best regards

Akira Choi
General Manager
Hotel Foret Haeundae.
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Property: Hotel Foret
Address: 13-20, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 265beon-gil, Haeunda-gu, Busan 612-821, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Busan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 136 Hotels in Busan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Foret 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Forêt located in front of Haeundae beach, blue heart of Busan is a new brand business hotel which opened after remodeling over the entire building. This hotel presents you with sensuous, modern interior design and very cozy atmosphere. At the lobby on the first floor which makes you feel in the finest art gallery, works of art are put on display, so clients will get visual comfort and relaxation. For every clients with lover or family, for business, Hotel Forêt promises to offer everyone with the best service. ... more   less 
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