InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort

InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort

325, Solbong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25351 South Korea
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Perched 700m above sea level along the Taebaek Mountain Range in Pyeongchang, Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort is a luxury alpine resort boasting stunning vistas of Mountain Balwang and Alpensia Lake. Inspired by European alpine villages, the resort is located in the Alpensia resort town and is steps away from celebrated ski slopes, Ocean 700 water park, two golf courses and an alpine coaster. Within the resort you'll find exceptional dining, a kids club, spa, and more.
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Ski school
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Sauna
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Water park
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Business Center with Internet Access
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325, Solbong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25351 South Korea
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MisterUserName wrote a review Mar 2023
Atlanta, Georgia2,024 contributions85 helpful votes
+1
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed my stay at Intercontinental Alpensia hotel. Was pleasantly surprised when the room got upgraded to an executive suite - large one bedroom villa with living area and spacious bathroom. Very comfortable king size bed with soft linen and pillows. Great beautiful scenery to enjoy from the balconies and while walking around the lake all throughout the day. The Alpensia Town resort is very well kept which also includes Holiday Inn Suites.
The staff were all friendly and always greeted me. Each night was nice and quiet - didn’t hear anyone else. Housekeeping provides four bottles of water each time.
My stay included free breakfast buffet and I enjoyed the breakfast each morning at Flavours. Plenty of options from traditional Korean food, fresh pastries, fresh fruit & veggies, made to order omelette… and more.
The fitness center had the basics - four treadmills, dumbbells, shoulder machine, chest machine, and back machine. FYI - need to see the concierge if you want to use the fitness center and its operating hours are from 8 am - 11 pm, but they will let you in earlier.
Tasty pastries and sweets at OXY Lounge and a bowl of nuts with your order of a cocktail.
The resort was a bit dead, limited restaurants were open for lunch and dinner, and just one pub was open. I walked in around 7 pm on a Saturday and it was empty… For lunch the next day, only three restaurants were open… dinner had a couple of more options to choose from and 한우촌 is pretty good.
It would’ve been nice if the hotel had a bar.
Also, there’s no shuttle service from Jinbu KTX station to the hotel. Taxi ride cost about 18,000 won. Taxi ride to Pyeongchang KTX station is about 60,000 won.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Plan ahead - limited dining options during off peak season.
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Pknowlesi wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore163 contributions68 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Been staying at this hotel for the last five years for our ski holidays. The hotel is located in a very convenient location with numerous eateries in the vicinity, the area is not overly crowded.

The hotel room is big and spacious with a balcony overseeing the ski slopes or the lake. I actually prefer the lake view. The hotel staff is attentive and helpful. Breakfast is awesome and entails a fabulous spread of food.

Stays previously at the hotel always included a complimentary fruit platter and sometimes even a bottle of wine. Business must be bad these days, there was nothing this year except for a bottle of drinking water. The sofa in the room is very seasoned and sunken.....perhaps time for a change.....

Will be looking for new hotels henceforth. The recognition and benefits of being a IHG member has such pathetic benefits. Sigh
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Bill L, Front Office Manager at InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Dear Guest Greetings, thank you for staying with us and comment of your last stay. I'm happy to hear that you had great experience and deeply sorry for furnitures of deterioration. We will hand over to the relative department and make an effort to improve for the better staying. Again, thank you so much and hope to see you. Best regards Jane Kim Front office supervisor
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GlobetrotterJ16 wrote a review Nov 2020
Seoul, South Korea2,035 contributions400 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Pyeongchang in off season, we wanted to get out of Seoul. So the hotel and the Alpensia village was quite deserted.
Anyway, we arrived ta the hotel to realize we had booked for the following day, never happened to me before but they made no big issue and we stayed starting a day earlier. All the staff were very helpful, from housekeeping to lobby lounge to concierge, all our requests were quickly handled. Lots of team members there are quite young and have a very good attitude. Thumbs up!
The rooms are good, enough space, functional, comfortable. Only the wooden desk and other wooden furniture shows some wear and tear, not the best quality as it looks like. But nothing that spoils the stay.
The hotel has a nice lobby lounge and an all day dining restaurant. Prices are very reasonable, I was a bit surprised coming from Seoul where hotel food and beverage is way overpriced.
There is self service parking in the basement, very convenient, and elevators to the guest floor.
In front of the hotel is a nice lake, very picturesque and to the other side a terrace and garden and after that Alpensia Village which has the Holiday Inn hotels as well as convenience stores, restaurants, cafes. So for a quick bite or snack one has a few options there.
Overall we had a good stay and will go back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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where_dee_goes wrote a review Feb 2020
Canberra, Australia189 contributions130 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As others have said this ski resort is good but could be so much better. We were expecting alot more from a 5 star intercontinental property but it did not live up to this.

Firstly in the lead up to our stay - any email we sent did not receive a response for days, sometimes weeks which was really frustrating. Even on arrival we found the service a bit slow and lack lustre. Cleaning wasn't great - we moved a chair and found an old chicken nugget underneath.

On arrival our rooms were comfortable. We had two interconnecting rooms with a very nice view of the lake. In true intercontinental style we expected amenities for the kids - gowns, slippers, treats. We got none of this. It was like they had no idea we had kids.

The food was average. The breakfast buffet was good. But when we ordered room service the breakfast was cold and incomplete. The whole time we were there the only option for dinner at the 1 restaurant was a ridiculously expensive buffet. There are many great food options in the ski village so I wouldn't bother with the hotel restaurant for dinner.

The kids club could also be improved. When our kids had enough of the snow we dropped them there so we could do a bit of skiing. The kids club lady was fantastic but they could have a much bigger space with better toys/equipment and activities. I imagine it would get much better use if the facilities were better.

The spa was very nice. We enjoyed using the sauna and spa baths after a day on the slopes. There is a small fee to use.

There was a tiny open fire in the foyer bar which was only lit at night. It would have been nice to see a much bigger, roaring fire at both lunch and dinner time.

Skiing at Alpensia is great for beginners. Although there wasn't much snow we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the slopes and found the lessons , equipment and clothes hire good value for money.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Bill L, Front Office Manager at InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Dear ID where_dee_goe, We thank you for staying at InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort. I am glad that you enjoy and had wonderful memories within your stay. We thank you for your review of our hotel. I would like to start by apologizing to you for the inconveniences you faced during your stay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. However issues was discover and not settle properly as a IntinContinental. We value your feedback. Thank you again for your warm comment and we will promise to have this service continue with development. We hope you will visit us again in the near future.
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medvtan wrote a review Jan 2020
Manila, Philippines505 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As expected, the beds, pillows, linens were very comfortable. The over-all ambiance of the hotel didn't disappoint. The view from my room at the 4th floor was awesome. Staff service was okay. The location is very convenient, it is walking distance going to the ski slopes (3 minutes walk). There are a lot of restaurants around the area (Korean, Baskin Robbins, CU Convenience store, cafes), around 3 minutes walk, too. There are shops that sell ski gears. The duty free shops are close though. I took the purple airport bus from Incheon Airport. It took 3.5 hours ride. The bus stops in front of the hotel. I also took the purple bus from Intercontinental going to Seoul. It was around 2.5 hours ride. I didn't go out of Alpensia Resort. Everything I need is right there. I will stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Bill L, Front Office Manager at InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Dear Guest Warm Greetings from InerContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort. Thank you very much for your stay with us and also taking the time to convey your valuable comments regarding your recent experience with us. I am pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay with us. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. Thank you for your valuable comment once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to InerContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort in the near future. Thank you Best regards, Jane Kim Front Office Supervisor
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Kelvin W wrote a review Dec 2022
14 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, front desk: I asked for a roll away bed in my ihg.com reservation and emailed them to confirm a week in advance. No reply to my email as other users have noted, and sure enough at check-in, there was no roll away bed because they had no idea I wanted one. Ok, perhaps they lost the email I sent but how could they not be bothered to read my ihg reservation? Not just the rollaway bed, but they gave the wrong rooms. I booked one twin bed classic room and one king bed classic room with rollaway bed. What I got was two king rooms and no rollaway bed. So it took an hour for them to switch out the king bed for twin beds, wasting my time at a hotel where they are very strict in enforcing 11am checkout times (no late checkout even for diamond elite members fyi when a quick scan of the hotel parking lot at 8pm was ~70% empty)

And in a surreal and sadly comical moment, the front desk lady did not understand “roll away bed” in English. After I tried hand gestures fora while, the lady finally nodded in understanding and then brought out a baby stroller instead. I’m not making this stuff up, look at the security video if you want, hotel manager. Dec 22 afternoon checkin.

Room quality: one of the worst “5-star” rooms I’ve ever stayed in; which is surprising for a 5~6 year old hotel. It almost seems unbelievable when I write it, but the countless cracks in the wallpaper and bathroom wall, the stains on the carpet and sofa, the water/mold stains on the ceiling of the bathroom that they tried to paint over but failed to cover up.. the list goes on. it truly is depressing. See the photos for yourself.

I don’t want to end with all negatives. The housekeeping was good, asked for extra towels and water and it came up within 5 minutes. Although it took several calls to “instant service” hotline to get through. I also suspect the poor room quality was not all a housekeeping/maintenance issue, but also a result of hurried construction ahead of the pyeong Chang Olympics. The countless cracks in wallpaper and bathroom marble would suggest construction quality was an issue.

Intercontinental group management, if you’re reading this, you need to enforce quality control here, this hotel is not good for your brand and franchise in Korea. The front desk / reservations SOP is in dire need of revamp, as well as room upkeep.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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petrusjs wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel rooms were spacious and comfortable. We went there to ski in December, and although the skiing wasn’t great, as far as the snow was concerned, the hotel and the ski school etc. was pretty well equipped. Although the hotel had only 1 restaurant, there were plenty of good restaurants to choose from at the ski village for dinner every night.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Best views are mountain view rooms.
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Response from Bill L, Front Office Manager at InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Dear Guest Warm Greetings from InerContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort. Thank you very much for your stay with us and also taking the time to convey your valuable comments regarding your recent experience with us. I am pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay with us. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. Thank you for your valuable comment once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to InerContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort in the near future. Thank you Best regards, Jane Kim Front Office Supervisor
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Kira Yvonne Lim wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore139 contributions48 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint little area in Pyeongchang, Alpensia where it's dominated by Holiday Inn & Hotel Intercontinental, and the latter being the more exclusive resort.

Slightly further but a quick stroll to the ski area makes it quieter at night.

Breakfast in the hotel doesn't have much changes in varieties, almost always the same for 5 days straight.

Beautiful suite with good cloak place to hang our ski suites and place our ski boots etc.

Perhaps I wasn't looking hard enough but I can't find lights in the balcony?

Also something to badly improve is to install international plugs like most of your IHG hotels to make it convenient for travellers.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Bill L, Front Office Manager at InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Dear Guest Warm Greetings from InterContinental Resort in Pyeongchang! This is Jane Kim, Supervisor from front desk. First of all, thank you for choosing InterContinental and for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at InterContinental Alpensia PyeongChang. I would like to start by apologizing to you for the inconveniences you faced during your last stay. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we appreciate that you brought your experience to our attention. We take feedback seriously and will coach our team to make the necessary changes so we can provide a better experience in the future. I hope you will give us a chance by staying with us again to show you that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception. Again, thank you for sharing your comments, and hope to see you near the future again. Thank you. Jane Kim Front office Supervisor
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Matt Oh wrote a review Sep 2023
Seoul, South Korea224 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A personal favorite for both myself and family. The resort is a few hours outside of Seoul (of course longer during weekend and holiday periods).

Upon arrival to the hotel, always a friendly welcome. The staff is “family friendly” and full of smiles.

The property itself is a mountain retreat. It is cozy in the mountains with many restaurants and activities to do nearby. Whether you are exploring the property, the complex or nearby communities you will find many activities for both self and family. Explore!

Breakfast buffet has some of the friendliest chefs and personable staff in the area. The children love the food offerings making it a personal favorite.

Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring … Alpensia has something for everybody!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: If traveling during holiday period, the train is a convenient option to bypass traffic.
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alohatripper wrote a review Oct 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii1,647 contribution784 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first hotel stay outside of Seoul, this hotel is an excellent choice. We stayed just one day to catch the fall foliage, the beautiful Gyeongpo beach, and Mt Balwangsan cable car ride.
A larger resort hotel, it offers a lot of luxury for a small price. The buffet breakfast was comparable to the ones in Seoul. Across the square are several eateries. We chose BBQ Chicken which was a good choice.
This hotel is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Sue Lee asked a question Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China2 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there a swimming pool?
Answer from petrusjs
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions1 helpful vote
Not at the hotel but there is a pool at the village.
CeciliaWu628 asked a question Dec 2018
Hong Kong, China20 contributions1 helpful vote
Are there coin laundry machines in the hotel?
Answer from Kenneth Seet
Singapore, Singapore488 contributions77 helpful votes
No. There are no coin operated washing machines at the intercontinental Alpensia
Matt Oh wrote a tip Sep 2023
Seoul, South Korea224 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If traveling during holiday period, the train is a convenient option to bypass traffic."
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MisterUserName wrote a tip Mar 2023
Atlanta, Georgia2,024 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan ahead - limited dining options during off peak season."
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Jonathan wrote a tip Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a view of the lake- it's better than a view of the mountain. Get a balcony if you can so you can sit and drink coffee outside."
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petrusjs wrote a tip Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views are mountain view rooms."
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joannehurley wrote a tip Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom1,087 contribution370 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Facing the ski slopes"
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Frequently Asked Questions about InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Which popular attractions are close to InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ocean 700 (0.4 miles), Alpensia Ski Jump Lounge (0.4 miles), and Vienna Doll Museum (0.4 miles).
What are some restaurants close to InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bbq Chicken, 153 Shabushabu Kalguksu, and Lotteria Alpensia Resort Store.
Does InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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