Our family stayed in this hotel for Yeosu Expo in early June. It is closer to the Expo Site by taxi compared to the tourists' hotels gathered area in Hakdong.
The stay in Elena is very comfortable. The exterior of the building may not look very new, and that the 'hotel' occupied only 2 floors of the building, but the interior of the hotel are very nice and clean.
We take the family room which allowed all 4 of us stay together. The room is spacious, very bright and clean; cozy as it was at home. The rooms are without extra furnitures, but provide enough that you will need, which was good because no dust will be kept.
All staff are very helpful and nice, speak enough English. Staff offer extra to make you feel very welcome.
The hotel may not be a well-known one compared to those in Hakdong, so taxi drivers don't know the location of it. This may probably due to the hotel switch name. One taxi driver said he knew the hotel as ' Seoul hotel' before. With the city map (which you can get from the train station) and some explanation, the taxi driver should be able to get you to Elena.
The area where the hotel situated is not remote at all. In the morning, there is a small open market next to the hotel where farmers growths were sold. This is interesting for us. At night, there are many restaurants open in the streets next to the hotels. You can find fried chicken from shops: Kyochun, Popeyes, which we have it as take away to fill our stomache at night. There are other kinds of restaurants, such as BBQ restaurant, noodles shop and cafes around. It is popular with young people. Convenients shop can be also found right around the corner of the hotel.
Overall, my family like this hotel the best in Yeosu (as we have stayed in 2 hotels in Yeosu). The rooms are clean, transport to Expo is convenient and the staff are very very nice. Would recommend this to traveller to Expo who want a clean, comfortable room stay after your day. However, this is not a full- service hotel, and don't expect it is a ' hotel' with many facilities. They provide a comfortable room and this is what we want . For us, it is very value- for money.
Thank you Elena staff to provide us a very nice stay. :)
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