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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Sydney, Australia
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44 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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