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Kensington Stars

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   998, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Sokcho
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location wise, this hotel is the closest you can get to the entrance of Mt. Seorak. The hotel is definitely a 5 star hotel and probably the best in the area. Staff are friendly and speak good English. Room is spacious and the toiletries are nice (verbena fragrance). Very limited choice of food unfortunately when I was there though there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reception staff dress as Beefeater guards, which is really all you need to know about a place. We stayed here for its convenient location to Seoraksan National Park with its beautiful hiking and really enjoyed the hotel's quirky British ambience. The staff were wonderfully friendly, as with almost everywhere we stayed in Korea, and the room was warm and... More

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united states
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I give this hotel a 4 because of the location otherwise i would give it a 3. The room was pricey and average compared to American standard hotels. We booked our room through expedia for 3 adults and when we got here they tried to say no they only had a room for 2 adults after much conversation they upgraded... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to enjoy Seoul's countryside attractions and got a great deal at Kensington. The hotel looks fantastic but a little bit old fashioned, though they put a great effort in decorating the hotel in a British style. The staff is friendly and they all speak English pretty well. I recommend not to stay more than 1 night. We got... More

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Hong Kong, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My stay in Kensington was very comfortable. Staff was very attentive to our needs, it was low season when we checked in, the surroundings were serene and well kept. This is the nearest hotel (by international standards) in front of the national park, making it a good base to start your journey if you want a relaxing and cozy night... More

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We got a great deal through Agoda (as a long term user), we saw the price quote sticked to the door in our room showed that the reg price of our room was USD$300+ but we paid less than half ($140?? just about) we were there in late April. Weather was not too cool and not hot yet, perfect for... More

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19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We chose this hotel as it's the closest to the national park where we wanted to walk for a few days. It's quite impressive from the outside and the lobby is nice. The rooms are OK, a bit small unless you opt for mountain view - we had paid for this but didn;t get it which was annoying. They didn;t... More

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Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lovely hotel with english feel. Great view and our room were very clean. Every floor has a different theme, interesting indeed! Specially when the lift door opened on every floor.. :) Their toilet was amazing too with a heater system and a comfortable one to use especially during winter. Staffs were friendly and helpful. Would love to go back again!

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I think the website describes this hotel very accurately. I'd say it certainly is 4 star standard. The bed was the best we've had in Korea. We paid about $170 per night, expensive for us, but with such spectacular scenery and hiking at the front door its cheap. Their attempt at a western breakfast was pretty woeful but hungry hikers... More

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Lynden, Washington
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at this Eclectic hotel. The room was a music themed room that had a toilet that I thought could fly. State of the art toilet with heated seat :) which was great with the cold and snowy weather. Enjoyed the proximity to the Seoraksan park. Would stay again but not at full price, I... More

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Address: 998, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Gangwon-do > Sokcho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kensington Stars 3.5*
Number of rooms: 149
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