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Kensington Stars

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   #106-1 Sorak-Dong, Sokcho, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Sokcho
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks 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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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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london
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

i can say anything but it's perfect...can find a word except "PERFECT"...the harmony of luxury of humang being (the hotel) & the voice of the nature (the mountain)...about the location...it's near...or it can be said...it's in seoraksan park...the value of the interior...SUPERLATIVE....the price???...ooohhh...it's worthy than the other hotel in south korea...TRY THIS...don't choose another...believe me...YOU'LL GET ALL IN ONE...

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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I booked a Noble King room, but found the wifi signal non-existent in the room I was allocated, and no overhead shower. The hotel was kind enough to move me to another room with good wifi signal and a better shower. The bed was quite hard and uncomfortable to sleep on. Food in the hotel 'Abbeyroad' restaurant is of good... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Three great things about staying at Kensington Stars Hotel - 1) very friendly and helpful staff, 2) great location to Seoraksan National Park, and 3) great mountain view from your room. Hotel staff gave us a run down of places to visit at Sokcho (what each is good for), recommended us places to visit, made calls for us to check... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

If you are hiking Seoraksan, this hotel is the absolute best place to make your "base camp". Rooms and amenities are average, nothing to shout about. We did not have our meals in the hotel as it was very convenient to go to nearby Sokcho town by public bus. Bus fare is only 1000won (one way) and takes about 15... More

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Address: #106-1 Sorak-Dong, 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*
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