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“Comfortable and well-located”
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Hotel Sunbee
Ranked #45 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
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Lexington, KY
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72 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Comfortable and well-located”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a very enjoyable two-night stay in Seoul at the end of our South Korea trip. The location of this hotel cannot be beat - it is right in Insadong and in the action. There are lots of restaurants nearby as well. The room was large with a large bath and quite comfortable with all the typical Korean amenities - hairbrush, toner, vanity kit, lotion, hairdryer, hairspray, etc. Air conditioner worked well and two bottles of water were supplied in the in-room fridge.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. One night when we didn't feel like going to another restaurant, the clerk helped us by ordering take out chicken for us.
I thought the breakfast included in the room rate was a little odd. There was soup and a bit of fruit, cereal, and bread for toast, yogurt, and hotdogs on one of those rolling bar cookers. Now, I love a good hot dog, but these weren't warm, so I don't really understand the cooker-thing's purpose.
I would not hesitate to return to this delightful hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

I booked the Sunbee Hotel for two nights last month and my decision was heavily based on Tripadvisor reviews. My family and I had a wonderful stay. Our room was large and comfortable and the bathroom was enormous with a jacuzzi tub. The complimentary breakfast helped us start our day of sightseeing and the Sunbee Hotel's location couldn't be better. Many tourist attractions were either within easy walking distance or a short subway or taxi ride away. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We spent three nights at Sunbee Hotel. Apart from it being difficult to find initially (it is tucked away), its location is great for sightseeing. There are many restaurants in the area and Insadong Gil is a very busy little street with loads of shops. The hotel is clean, and supplies clean towels each day. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfasts are the hotel's only downfall - not much choice or healthy options.

We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

To get to the hotel from the Incheon international airport, get tickets from door 11 at the airport (10,000 Won), take the 6011 bus from the airport and get off at Anguk station (the bus trip is about an hour). Walk back about 250 meters (passing the police station on the left) to the top of Insadong Gil on your left. There is a tourist information booth and calligraphy brush sculpture at the junction. Walk down Insadong Gil for about 400 meters to the curly cone ice cream shop on the left. Just after the shop turn right into Insadong Gil 7. The hotel is about 150 meters on your right.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank JudyCraig
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Incheon, South Korea
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2014

The rooms were comfortable, clean and quiet. Staff were very friendly and eager to help. Very convenient location in Insadong with close walking distance to cultural attractions, subway stations and Myeong-dong. The breakfast was about what I've come to expect at a Korean hotel: a bit of Western breakfast items (toast, cereal, yogurt), a bit of non-Western breakfast food (canned corn and hot dogs!) I will stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Emma J
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Merida, Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed at this Hotel for five nights. It is extremly well located, near to subway stations, so you can visit Seoul using the subway and returning to a zone where you can find restaurants -even vegetarian!-, and many cultural activities/places = it is on Insadong district.
There is one catch: when you arrive, it is hard to find the hotel because it is among huge buildings and on an irregularly shaped side street, but once you find it, it is extremly simple to get it. Rooms are very confortable and its restrooms, enormous!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is within walking distance to Insadong and Myongdong. It is also close to two subway stations.

The staff members were friendly and helpful. We were able to store our luggage on check in and check out days.

The hotel rooms were clean and spacious. Free wifi is available in the hotel rooms.

The only problem we had experienced with this hotel was that taxi drivers could not seem to find this hotel.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Yuvisha
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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed at the Sunbee for three nights. The hotel is a great value in a very good location.

Positives:
1) Close to shopping and restaurants
2) Clean rooms
3) Friendly staff that tried hard, including opening breakfast early for us one morning.
4) Close to two subway stops, including one that is on the purple line that goes directly to Gimpo airport.


Negatives:
1) No night life...the area pretty much shuts down at about 9pm...but that made it quite for sleeping.
2) For one of our nights the room was extremely hot and we could not figure out how to cool the room down. It was winter and even with an open window it was still very hot. We were not able to sleep well that night.
3) Limited breakfast options, but it was within my expectations given the price point.


I would highly recommend this hotel for leisure travelers.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Mike_UpperWestSide
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Property: Hotel Sunbee
Address: 26, Insadong 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Seoul
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#30 Family Hotel in Seoul
#52 Business Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sunbee 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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