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“Awesome views , huge room” 4 of 5 stars
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Homers Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   193-1 Gwangan 2-Dong, Suyeong-Gu, Busan 613-805, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #25 of 98 hotels in Busan
Seoul, South Korea
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Awesome views , huge room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A good deal. Get an ocean view room, huge windows with great view of the beach and bridge - as good a view as any 5star hotel in busan. Rooms are very spacious. Yes, it's a bit dated and breakfast isn't included but for the price this is an excellent value room. We paid about 110 Usd a night and were very pleased. Get breakfast at one of the neighbouring coffee shops.

Room Tip: You must book an ocean view room otherwise it's not worth staying here.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Hotel seems like it is quite old and tired. Pricing bracket implies that this should be a five star. Unfortunately it is far from it. Rooms are comparable to what you find in a motel. Shower and bath tubs are worn and dirty. WiFi doesn't work in all rooms - our crew had 5 rooms and there was Wifi in only 2 of them. Complained to reception and was told to sit in the lobby and use it!

Swimming pool was closed for maintenance, all though there were no signs of work going on.

There are far better alternatives such as the Westin which are the same price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leduc, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Homers Hotel was a great place to stay while we were in Busan, South Korea. The hotel was located right on the beach with great clubs, restaurants, and multi-use paths right outside the door. Busan itself had a lot to offer as well.

Room Tip: Because of the hotel's location beach front rooms aren't necessary and you save money as wel...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had 2 nights in a Deluxe Twin-Ocean View room. Such a huge room and magnificent view of Gwangan Bridge which is what I requested. Very happy. Bathroom was starting to show signs of wear but the multiple jet shower was lovely and huge. Everything was clean apart from outside of windows, i know they had bad weather a fortnight earlier so I put it down to that. Small fridge seemed a little noisy but never bothered us sleeping. Had blinds open at night to see the bridge lit up.
Concierge went above and beyond, running around organising our Kobee Hydrofoil tickets to Japan. Only internet access was on lobby computers and we tried booking ourselves but website all in Korean. Service was fantastic.
Ate breakfast once in hotel. Mixture of Japanese/Western but not a lot of variety for western eaters. Ate at Ferry Terminal following morning. There are a huge range of eateries around hotel and most have pictures and prices to make it easy to choose. Food range and value fantastic.
Found we could get wi-fi on the beach so did most of our catching up and messaging sitting there and enjoying the view.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room. Only one we were able to get was a twin but paid the extra because why b...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Yes the views are amazing. But it is tired and I feel that I must have missed something reading the reviews and then booking. It isn't new or even close too. It was once called Hermes and most of the stationery still reflects this. Booked the "ondal" room by mistake which would have had us sleeping on dunas on the floor.... the lovely guy at reception (very limited english) jumped through hoops to give us a room with beds. The beds were comfy but the room was tired and smelt of cigarette smoke. It all had a dirty/grimey feel. Avoid the breakfast at all costs. Very expensive $77,000 won for 5 people and it was totally bare of any food.... We were all laughing at the ridiculous it was...We got wise and went down to Tom Toms and ate breakfast like kings for $34,000 won. Had the impression that they were really stuggling.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Qld
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Well appointed hotel right on the beach at Busan. The room was a double-king with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beach and the bridge just off the coast.

Everything was clean and comfortable, except for two items: the bedside light had a dodgy switch, and it switched on unexpectedly at 5 am. The shower had more nozzles than I've ever seen, but the water ran all over the floor as the floor didn't slope properly into the drain in the shower.

Staff were courteous and extremely helpful. Would have liked wifi in the room, but it's only available in the lobby. There was a cable for the laptop in the room, however.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the beach.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stavanger, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel many times while in Busan on business and appreciate the closeness to the beach and beach parade for evening walks or jogging and the incredible view. Nice, large rooms on the top floors, decent restaurant, decent internet access.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms are bigger.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 193-1 Gwangan 2-Dong, Suyeong-Gu, Busan 613-805, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Busan
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 98 hotels in Busan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Homers Hotel 3.5*
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