Clean room and reasonable price with great view of Haeundae.
Party with kind people. I totally love this place!!
breakfast is included, clean room and bathroom(but no bathtub).
Location and view was the best!
Actually there are many motels around Haeundae Beach (or Gwangalli beach..or anywhere around Busan!). During low-seasons we can even bargain for the price. Normally it`s around 30,000 KRW (US$30) for 2 people (1 queen bed). Just ask the staff to show us the room first..if you don`t like it, just go to the next motel!
We were so lucky to find this motel (after 30minutes walking around and checking more than 5 motels!). We got big room...with super-big TV (only if you`re lucky! -not in every room) ...plus, DVD player and computer with internet facilities..
2 hair dryers!(yes...2!), water dispenser, refrigerator, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hair spray, face cleansing lotion and toner..just name it!we got everything we need there!
no swimming pool nor great views...but we have everything we need in our rooms!!
During our first couple of hours in Busan, we had visited and "pretended" to contemplate the ridiculously inflated prices of 8 hotels in the Haeundae area. So we were forced to move our search one street back from the beach but to our surprise found an excellent second choice. Theme 21 motel had an excellent view of the beach, was within a 5 minute walk, and was equipped with an air conditioner, jet tub, steam shower, tv, and internet. The best part(s): the fluently speaking receptionist informed us that the room was ours for 60,000 won ($65.00 US).
If you're travelling light, why not try staying at a jjimjilbang (korean sauna) for a night or two? Try Vesta...it's one of the best in Busan! The view overlooking the Gwangwilli Bridge and the Haeundae Beach is also breathtaking!
Before arriving, make sure of the price you will be paying. The Guest House is one whole floor of the building. There is an area to watch TV (only one station CGV), a small kitchen, separate bathroom for women and men (clean) and the rooms. It is very cosy but unfortunately the rooms don't have under floor heating and we were freezing. The rooms are small (perfect for sleeping and not hanging around). There are a lot of Korean Restaurants and bars in the area otherwise there is nothing.
How to get there: Take Line 1 on the subway- City Hall Station. At Exit 8 take the 86/87 bus +- 5-10min ride. Bus stop across McDonalds (on your left). Or ask the bus driver to tell you when you reach the WooriGa Shopping (Building). Walk one block on (same direction in which you were traveling with the bus). The Guest House Busan will be on your right. The Guest House name is written on a yellow sign at the top of the building. Go up to the 4th floor.
Golden Beach Hotel is located in Busan's tourism specialized zone, Haeundae. This new hotel was built in 2004 with superior class interiors and up-to-date facilities. The hotel is located right in the center of Haeundae Beach and is the best place to enjoy taking out for a walk and jogging since the ocean is just 1 minute away by walking for any seasons.
The best business, family hotel in Haeundae, the specialized tourism zone for the 2005 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting!
This is a general tip, not about any one hotel specifically. The accommodations in Korea generally fall into two categories. Very, VERY expensive (upwards of 250 USD a night, easily) or relatively cheap (30-50 USD a night). The low end is typically a "love motel" type of lodging, so expect to see dangling rope over the entrance to the parking lot, creating that "incognito" effect. Some places have photos of the rooms on the outside, so you can see what you're getting. Good deals can be had for about 50 USD a night, but these are not family-oriented accommodations. For that, in Korea, expect to pay through the nose.
Korea-wide, there's not a lot to choose from in the mid-range, and it is something that needs to be addressed.
Hope that helps.
The Grandblue Beachtel is actually just one floor of a multi-storey building, overlooking Haeundae beach. The rest of the building is occupied by restaurants, bars and shops. Nevertheless, the rooms are wonderful. they are large, luxuriously furnished and, best of all, have large windows overlooking the beach.
There are DVD players in every room, and you can pick up DVDs from the reception desk, free of charge.
If you are looking for a traditional hotel, with a lobby and an army of porters, this isn't the place for you, but if you want the best-value-for money room in Busan this may just be it.
We stayed here because it sounded like a good deal. Actually, it advertised a western bacon'n'egg breakfast, and that's really what caught our attention because we love bacon and eggs, and diner breakfasts are hard to find in Korea.
Although, as described below, the breakfast was quite sub-par, the rest of our stay was...average. The room was sparse and ugly, and didn't actually have an especially professional or hospitable feel. I expect this hotel caters to business travel, thus the name. This might be why it lacks the feel of luxury.
One exceptional quality is the huge bathtub. We spent at least one evening soaking, which was relaxing.
Don't be drawn in by the advertised western-style breakfast. By any standards, the breakfast was the weakest part of our stay. It included as many stale and cold scrambled eggs as you would care to eat, bread and toasters, and cereal so old it was chewy instead of crunchy. We couldn't eat any of it. Really disappointing.
I strongly recommend to check out the below link to Busan's official homepage. You can find a huge selection of first, second and third class hotels for all kinds of budgets.
This is the hotel that houses the coolest chill out joint in the city. Remember the fantastic bath that I mentioned in the intro? Yes, Heosimcheong Public Bath is over here. If I were you, I'd soaked for the whole day over here and later return to the comforts of the hotel room upstairs for a long sleep. I can't think of a better place to stay. It's way better than the cheesy joints by the beach.
Just the proximity to the spa. This place is rather generic and popular with the local tourist. Both the western and korean style rooms cost 240,000 won.
This place has to be seen to be believed. It can only rate as a hostel because it has a dormitory. Everything else about this place spell hotel, and flash !
Where else in the world is there a hostel with a golf driving range, restaurant, cafe, sauna, fitness room, pool, beauty palour and more ?
It is reflected a little in the price as it's also one of the most expensive hostels I've used. But it is very good value for money.
A 6 bed dorm costs 22,000 each and includes breakfast.
The dorm rooms are impeccably clean and come with TV and en suite.
There are NUMEROUS hotels in Korea...most hotels have a sign that you can look for : half a circle with three lines on top (supposed to look like a bath tub with steam rising).
Hotel prices range dramatically...and their quality doesn't always reflect their price. My advice: Never pay for a room without SEEING it first.
The bedding may not have been washed/changed from the previous person staying in your room.
Towels may not be provided (or cleaned from the previous user).
So, take a few seconds and check out the room before you pay. If the owner doesn't cooperate, leave, there's another hotel close by in most cases.
When I got to Haeundae Beach area, all seemed normal until I walked up to my hotel and noticed the strips of cloth covering the entrance to the parking area, hiding the cars... then at the counter I couldn't see the cashier through the frosted glass -- I just shoved my money through a small opening. I walked into my room and the first thing I noticed was a condom machine bolted to the wall. The room did have a HUGE hot tub with a window giving a great view from the bedroom.
Yes, I had checked into an infamous Korean "Love Hotel." After talking to my Korean friends, I realized Love Hotels are a huge business in Korea. Why? Well, being a more traditional country, most teenagers don't have cars where they can go make out. Most children live with their parents until they finish college, so they can't enjoy the privacy that a US university student enjoys at the frat house. A lot of Korean families also have several generations in the same house (i.e. teenagers with their parents and grandparents). Finally, pre-marital sex is frowned upon in Korea.
All of this has combined to lead an entrepreneurial set to introduce love hotels -- places where young lovers can discretely go for a few hours of intimacy.
The good news is rooms were pretty cheap at just 40,000 Won, the room was clean and well-maintained, and the place must be built to be sound proof as I never heard a noise all night!
We stayed at the Arirang Hotel just south of Busan Station. This is a decent business hotel that usually costs around 100,000 Won a night. Because we came on a Sunday, they dropped the price to around 55,000 Won.
While there, the heat was on full blast, and could not be shut off. This caused our room temperature to hover around 80-90 degrees F (25-30 degrees C?), so we slept with the door open to get a breeze most of the night.
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