I stayed at this hotel with my family for one night during a visit to Gyeongju, a well-known historic city in Korea. We were assigned to a 'triple' room with three beds. Overall, the stay was better than I expected.
The hotel is a bit outdated: the carpet on the corridor was slightly smelly, but the room was quite okay. It appears that a double, a twin, or a triple room is all of the same size only with different number of beds, because the beds in our room were packed. Wifi was provided for free. Interestingly, the room was equipped mostly with 110-V outlets (the one used in Japan and the US, which was used long time ago in Korea). There were only two 220-V outlets. Room also had a fridge and A/C was good.
In the morning, there was a long line to the breakfast buffet. It did not matter to us because we did not purchase the breakfast buffet. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool. I think the pool is not free even to the hotel guests, but we were given a coupon for four which allows free access to the swimming pool for one day. The coupon I think was a part of the package that we purchased. The pool itself was not very large, yet friendly to children. The guards did not mind food at the pool, so almost everyone brought lunch in while occupying a table at a pool side.
We heard that the hotel has a beautiful garden and a golf course on its own, but we did not have time check it out. Bulguk-sa temple and seokguram (the grotto) are close, compared to other hotels, so it was quite convenient.
Downtown Gueongju is at a distance. However, it was not very difficult to find a way when driving. There was a bus stop at the entrance to the hotel, where there was a bus going directly to downtown spots, although we did not consider riding it.
All in all, it was bit pricey possibly because it was the peak season of the year, still we definitely enjoyed for the night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kolon Hotel is seated in the time-honored city of Gyeongju well known as one of the ten famous world spots. Guest room is cozy and comfortable dominating the sun rising from Mt. Toham. Restaurants provide for delicate & special dishes. Available is conventions of large and small size, golf green, swimming, jogging, hiking,other leisure and spa facilities. You may feel like being at your own home and your stay and every hour may be most happy and pleasing to you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gyeongju Kolon Kyongju