We stayed at Hotel Sunbee last Dec 26 to 29, we booked two rooms for a family of 7.
Prior to arriving in Seoul, I reserved an International Taxi from the airport to Hotel Sunbee. This was most convenient as we have two seniors and one child with us. The flat rate for the big taxi is KRW105,000, all seven of us were seated comfortably with enough space to store our luggage. The driver did not have any problem locating the hotel.
Sunbee is a small but cozy hotel. The check-in was fast, the keys were already available as soon as I handed-in the confirmation booking and credit card. They gave us adjacent and non-smoking rooms as requested. The rooms were clean and very spacious, each has a queen-sized and single-sized bed. The floor was heated, even in the bath area so it does make morning bath easier. :-)
The staff were very accommodating, they helped us with reserving the seats for a free shuttle on our ski day trip. And the lady who cleans the room checked on us if we got everything we needed.
I noticed that they also replenish the breakfast supplies when guests come down to the lobby.
As most reviews here, locating the hotel could be an issue. Since we took a taxi from the airport, we did not have that problem. On our first night, we familiarized ourselves with the area, we even got a map from the Insadong Tourist Center that helped us with getting around on the next days.
Although on our second night, our parents with their grandchildren went back to the hotel ahead of us (as we opted to stay in Myeongdong for some shopping). Since they were not comfortable taking the subway without us, we flagged down a cab. Even if the taxi has a GPS and I left them the address in Korean, still the taxi had trouble finding the hotel.
Even though the above incident happened, I still think it is a good location to stay. It is next to Insadong main street, with lots of choices for food and souvenir shopping. It is also a good walking distance from Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream.
It is also convenient as there are a few subway stations near the hotel, with Jonggak as the nearest. TIP: The Bearstown ski resort free shuttle passes by at this station (Exit 4 - Bosingak Belfy/bus stop in front of Starbucks) daily at 8:05AM. Then the same shuttle leaves the resort for Seoul at 5:00PM.
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