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Kensington Stars

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   998, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
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    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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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was within walking distance of the park entrance. Quiet hotel with not many guests in sight, perhaps due to winter. The counter staff were friendly and we were given a free room upgrade. The room was spacious with the balcony and the toilet had a bath tub. However, room is dark with very little lighting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Having read on a numbers of pretty bad review on this hotel prior to our trip, we have definitely set a lower lever of expectation of this hotel. And it turns out to be our best stay for our 2 weeks trip in Dec. [ Not on equal comparison which the other 2 types of stay we had was an... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We are a party of 6 friends. After a long and tiring: Train ride (Gyeongju to Seoul - 2.5 hours) - KWR 37.400 Bus ride (Dong Seoul to Sokcho - 3 hours)), - KWR 17,300 Taxi (Sokcho bus terminal to KSH - 25 mins) - KWR 15,400 we arrived at KSH and was happily surprised to be greeted by cheery... More 

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Los Angeles
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157 reviews 157 reviews
48 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the place to be when enjoying Seoraksan Park. The property is beautifully located at the entrance to the park, putting you in a great position to take the sensational hikes to the Biryeong waterfall or the Ulsanbawi rock formation. The hotel itself is just like an old British museum, quaint, but old. The staff is nothing short of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This hotel is part of a small Korean chain of hotels. All things considered ie small community, language and cultural barriers the hotel is quite good. On a North American standard scale it is a 3 star facility with 4 star service. The hotel is starting to age but reasonably well kept up and the themes of movie stars England... More 

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8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I'm a native Korean. I stayed Kensington Stars Hotel for one night in the busiest season. I didn't check the reviews in tripadvisor before booking. Many of reviews, either good one or bad, contain mixed messages. In short, I totally agree on many reviews saying that location is one of the best to visit Mt. Seorak. Staffs are kind. However,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here, even though on the night of our arrival, we had to change rooms twice. The first time due to an internet booking that had accidentally given us a room too small for us three. The second time because one of the curtains fell down (both rooms were very old and stuffy). We then got a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The location is the only positive thing about Kensington Stars. It is only a 5 minute walk to Seorak Mountain. Everything else about this place is sadly overpriced and disappointing. Charging what is equivalent to a Grange Hyatt in Seoul one would expect at minimum a clean and comfortable room. The room we received (a Deluxe), is dated, has a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Too bad an experience. I'm particularly concerned about the cancellation fee for any of my bookings online so I will check very carefully about all related policies or conditions before proceeding to make booking. For this one, under "Booking condition", it is read as "Any cancellation received within 7 days prior to arrival date will incur the first night charge.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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