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Hotel Sunbee
Ranked #45 of 475 Hotels in Seoul
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Singapore
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“Clean & Comfortable!”
Reviewed December 29, 2010

We had a very comfortable stay at Sunbee Hotel for 7 nights in early Dec. We booked 2 twin rooms (queen & single bed) at 60,000 won/rm/nite through Innostel, 10,000 won extra for 3rd person which was still ok!

Be prepared for at least 10-15 min walk from Anguk Bus Station (if you take bus 6011). It took us much longer to find it the 1st time even though we were fully aware of its obscure location warned by earlier reviewers. It is especially challenging the 1st time when you have just arrived - in the cold, confused and armed with bulky luggages. As maps are prohibited on this forum, here is a quick guide to get to SunBee – after alighting at Anguk Bus Station, walk pass Anguk Exit 6, walk for about 3 mins, at the tourist info office, turn left into Insadong. There are several souvenir shops, continue walking for about 10 minutes and on your right, look for a small lane “Insadong GIL 7” and there is also a small sign with Sunbee Hotel above it. Turn into Insadong Gil 7, walk for another 3 minutes and you should see SunBee Hotel partially hidden on the right!

The rooms are roomy and comfortable enough for 2-3 persons. The bathrooms are really spacious with toilets & vanity area separated, which is great! It seems that the toilet flush cannot accomodate toilet paper so beware of chokage!

Sunbee had a full range of amenities in the room that you would not expect at this price. The PC is definitely a plus advantage! There is a cold/hot water dispenser which is really convenient when you are in need of an instant hot drink in the cold weather. They also provide bottled mineral water so you can bring it out, which is really thoughtful! Their breakfast of croissant, bun and yogurt is satisfactory but may appear boring after few days. There are many TV channels including CNN news. A full range of toiletries including face cream, facial cotton pads, hair spray, hair band are being provided for! The odd item left out was the toothbrush, but they provide toothpaste though.

On the whole, Sunbee is in a great location in Insadong, which is full of charm and rich heritage and we could not ask for more! We will be back!! :-)

Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Busan, South Korea
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Reviewed December 6, 2010

The hotels location is so good that the downtown attrations are very near but he hotel is not noisey. I took a room with twin beds but they take additional money for the third person. Remember to bring yout toothbrush as they dont provide that but all other amenities they provide.The rooms are clean and have internet also.They provide breakfast as room service (a bread +butter+jam +juice). But if you are going to go out early, they wont provide because the timing is 8 am( i feel its late).The attitude of the people is satisfactory.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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La Mesa
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Reviewed December 1, 2010

Great place, right in Insadong. PC in room. Be warned, it is hard to find and it seems like no taxis can figure out where it is. Here's how you get there: take exit 6 at Anguk station and go right towards insadong and then left onto insadong. On the right side of the street about 1/3rd mile down is a "cultural store" (Souvenier shop). The street before this one, make a right turn and go down , you will run into it on the right. The staff at the cultural store knows where it is.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed November 17, 2010

I booked the hotel throught the Innostel website as recommended by others guest review.
It was very cheap which only cost USD60/night/room.
The location is fantastic which is in Insadong. The room is very spacious.
I highly recommended this hotel to everyone who want to visit Seoul.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

Nicely located. The room was modern and clean, very good facilities with a computer, free internet access. The bed comfortable, good size. The staff was courteous. Very good value, good hotel to stay. I recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

The SunBee is a fantastic boutique hotel in the heart of Insadong. The rooms are huge and come with free internet and widescreen TV, but the real delight is the bathrooms, which have enormous whirlpool baths. The location is great- on a sidestreet in Insadong, which has great restaurants and bars. As the other reviews warned- it is difficult to find the first time.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

My family fell in love with the Sunbee. It is a budget hotel, but we went on to stay at a so-called luxury hotel that couldn't compare--rooms have a jetted tub, PC in the room, are spacious, come with a free breakfast of yogurt, breakfast pastries, coffee & juice delivered to the room. The staff spoke plenty of English for getting our needs met, including helping out with communicating with cabs, giving directions, & immediately fixing our PC when it wasn't working. The location is over-the-top ideal: far enough from Insadong street to be quiet, but really only half a block away. We stayed at the Sunbee for a week, & later stayed at another hotel in a different district of Seoul, & would never again choose another hotel in Seoul or pass up the chance to be close to Insadong street. The nightlife, the lively vendors, the small shops, the restaurants & the winding alleys full of traditional hanok buildings were amazing. So is this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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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:
#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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