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Tavo House

8-2, Wonhwa-ro 392beon-gil, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 733-411, South Korea
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Ranked #10 of 74 Gyeongju B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The host is very eager to help you, although her english is not very good. We arrive late at night and found the other guest are sleeping. It is a bit embarrassing. It is not suitable if you come from far places or you enjoy nightlife. The room is clean and stylish. You can have interaction with other guest as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Location: very easy to find. close to the bus terminal, about a 20 minute walk. nice distance to all the main attractions like Tombs, Observatory, Anapji pond etc. Convenience stores and restaurants near by. quiet streets. Hosts: Lovellllyyyyyyyyyyyy. So sweet. Really lovely welcome, felt like an aunt or something ^~^ Looked after us well, making sure I had enough clothes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We only stayed for 2 nights in the cold winter, low season for the city. Pak was caring and always helpful! She tried her very best to call up restaurants, jimjiabang and taxi for us all the time and write down important information on paper for us to get around. Even though we went unprepared, she gave us very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just like staying at a relatives house! Really warm welcome into a family home! Living area and room were homely, comfortable and spacious. A Union flag appeared to join the South Korean flag on the coffee table soon after checking in :) Great information sheets provided to the main places you'd want to visit - much more useful than the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Tavo House offers you a good example of Korean stay. The host is excellent (and a good cook!). They can provide you useful information for visits and hikes in the area. The house is in a nice location, conveniently positioned 10 minutes from the central Post Office where most bus lines stops. The house includes several double rooms with shared... More 

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TavoHouse, 매니저 at Tavo House, responded to this review

Hello orefiori. Thank you for coming to our place. And we had also very nice experience talking with you. Hope to meet you again. God bless you. Best Regards, More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The hosts were very attentive and super helpful. They went out of their ways to help our travel sorted. Mr Lee took us to see many interesting places from 6 - 8 AM Sat and Sun (!), a tour which he normally offer to all his guests.

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Wichita, KS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I planned just one night in Gyeongju but almost wished I could stay longer b/c Mr. Gun Hee Lee and his wife were so kind. Of all the Korean hotels I booked that I emailed to ask for hotel directions, Mr. Lee was the only one to respond. It was actually quite simple. If you're taking the KTX into Singyeongju... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The location is not near from bus station and we need to take taxi to Tavo house. Despite of the location, we found the house is very lovely.. The room is very clean. The owner had been very helpful and I have to give him two thumbs up for his service. He had brought us with his car around the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in Feb 2013 with my boyfriend. The host, Gun Hee and his family, were extremely nice and friendly to us. Plus, Grandma was very cute and offered us little yoghurt drinks she had just bought from outside. Breakfast was different everyday, and showed us traditional Korean breakfasts. They were tasty too :) The house... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights during our trip to Gyeongju in February 2012. While the weather was bitter cold, our stay at Tavo House was full of warm surroundings and friendly company. Kanye showed us around the city, took us to a traditional Korean "pub" and helped us learn our first words and phrases in Korean.... More 

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