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“Best for Insect Chasers” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Phoenix Busan
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8-1 Nampo-dong 5-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #36 of 98 hotels in Busan
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“Best for Insect Chasers”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2006

The air conditioner is so old that you never feel its effect.
Besides the room and corridors are dirty and smells awfully.
First thing you can see in the romm is the insect killer spray.
I spent one night out of four days booking. The hotel club discounted two night as part of their rib off policy and the hotel claimed that though they have insects, but they provided the killer spary so I should be happy chasing the insect and instead of paying back my money they took one other night fee??!!!
I believe it is very good place for insect chaser and nature lover, in which case you may ask the hotel to keep the killer spray for another customer..really bad korean experience.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Tips/Secrets — go there if u like insects
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2006

We stayed one night at Phoenix Hotel in Busan Korea. The hotel is conveniently located in the downtown area of Nampodong. Subway station is right outside the hotel, shopping and restaurants are just down the streets to our left side. It is very clean and tidy however it tended to be outdated. It was over 20 degrees and the hotel had timer control on the airc onditioning so it was very warm in the room as the air conditioning was very weak and it only came on designated time period. We tried to ask the front desk to see if they would be able to turned it on higher - they weren't able to do so.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — lack of air conditioining
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2006

The hotel was very basic and very worn looking. It was an ominous sign to see a can of insect killer on the bureau although we didn't have to use it. The best thing this hotel has going for it is its location. Close to the fish market, the tower and lots of shops and restaurants. Also close to the line 1 subway and the International Ferry Terminal. There is also a nice restaurant on the top floor with great views of the harbor.
So although I can't recommend it if you are stuck for a place to stay it will do.

  • Stayed September 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8-1 Nampo-dong 5-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Busan
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Ranked #36 of 98 hotels in Busan
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Phoenix Busan 3*
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