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Hotel Sunshine
Ranked #169 of 505 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed February 14, 2012

My partner and I stayed at this business hotel for 5 nights. The hotel is situated close to Apgujeong station, about a straight 10 minute walk from exit #3. Easy to find. Hotel is on the left side. We booked a standard double through Agoda for about $80ish per night.

Room - clean, wall-mounted television (watch out for the porn channel), comfortable bed (harder than usual but I prefer this), bidet toilet, non-steamed mirror, good shower. Bring your own shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste as these items are only provided upon payment. In-room wifi connection was fast and never cut out. LAN cable is also provided.

Location - close to pubs, popular club "Annex", convenience stores, bakeries (love paris baguette), 24-7 cafes, restaurants (including korean bbq), 'rodeo street' and plastic surgery clinics. The hotel is located a few train stops away from all the hustle and bustle of Seoul.

Staff - most spoke english well, helpful, attentive and professional.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank nina h
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Reviewed October 30, 2010

I stayed here for 5 nights for business trip. The room is small but very clean. The price is good and lots of pubs and restaurants around the area.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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5  Thank dettori88
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon for 3 weeks. I would recommend you request an upper level (we stayed on the 6th floor) because it is a lot more quiet. There is a popular club in the annex of this hotel building and can get a little noisy and busier on the weekends as a result so to be on the safe side a higher floor would steer you clear of any noise and nuisances. Our stay was very comfortable and was like a home away from home. The staff were friendly, our room was very clean and free of any bedbugs (which I'm anal about), had a bidet in the bathroom, everything was controlled electronically by a touch pad screen near the bed, be careful of free adult channels on the tv if traveling with kids, good location to get taxis and for restaurants/shopping, free internet cord in room, ask for special outlet plugs if traveling from outside of asia (we came from the U.S), our pkg didn't include free breakfast but they do offer buffet style breakfast downstairs which is decent. Overall, we were very pleased and satisfied and had an awesome time in Seoul. I recommend taking advantage of the tour packages available in the lobby of the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank yumster76
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Reviewed May 11, 2010

I'd read some bad reviews about this hotel but thankfully the more recent ones were positive so I decided to give it a go. I wasn't disappointed. It was about a 10 minute walk from Apgujeong subway station, straight up the street from exit 3. No worries about having to find a non-existent signpost for a side street as it's clearly visible on the left hand side just before the first major junction.

The reception was marble, looking respectable and clean. Friendly and English speaking staff made checking in easy. I had a double room and the bed was the most comfortable I've had in a hotel. The room was clean and of a decent size, equipped with a large, wall-mounted TV. Oddly though the shower room was fitted with a window/blind combination rather than a dividing wall so if the blind is not pulled down anybody in the bedroom can see what happens in the bathroom. Great for those with small children and for those who don't want to miss a minute of a sporting event!

It's about a 5/10 minute taxi ride to Gangnam metro station, costing between 4 and 5000 won.

I didn't see any of the seedy goings on that were referred to in an earlier post, but if it is true then at least the place is well-known to taxi drivers. I had no problem in taking a taxi to the hotel from Gangnam.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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3  Thank Jon297893
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Reviewed January 31, 2010

Services are nice, but customers have to pay extra more to have breakfast(around 13000won)
Though people there don't speak english very well, they'll try to understand what you want:)

Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
5  Thank Ritapoti
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Reviewed December 9, 2009

We checked into the hotel without much expectation due some feedbacks we've read.
It was a pleasent surprise that the rooms were very newly renovated and clean.
The location was excellent being moderately close to the subway approx 4 min walking distance and being located right in the heart of Kang Nam.
There are quite many shops & cafes around the area to stop by as well.
Can't complain about the staff, they were nice and had no difficulty communicating with us in English.
Also, last but the best, compared to many hotels in the area, price was moderate which is always a big plus for us.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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2  Thank whoisjune
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Reviewed February 13, 2009

I was really shocked to read all the bad reviews for this hotel so I thought I should share my experience which was all positive! We showed up at the airport without a hotel reservation and this was one of the options that the hotel desk found us. We got a discounted rate of 78,000 won per night for a double room which is about 55 dollars. I had fairly low expectations, but we loved it. We were on the 6th floor which had just been renovated. Beautiful rooms with some nice features like a huge flat screen TV on the wall, state of the art toilet (!) and heated mirror (doesn't steam up). Someone mentioned that toiletry items were for sale, but I don't know about that as I always bring my own shampoos and things anyway.

It is possible that the lower floors haven't been renovated yet, so ask for a higher floor to be on the safe side.

The location was good - about a 5-10 minute walk to 2 subway stations and walking distance to a very lively area full of restaurants, shops and cafes. There were lots of coffee shops on the same street too. We didn't try the hotel restaurant - it looked a bit basic. The sauna and nightclub in the annex building looked a little seedy, but we didn't use either, so can't be sure. Anyway, the room gets top marks, the location is OK and the staff were really friendly and helpful. There was also free LAN Internet!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JoM_9
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Additional Information about Hotel Sunshine

Address: 205, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06026, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Apgujeong / Cheongdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #169 of 505 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: $87 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sunshine 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
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