This small hotel or guesthouse offers reasonable rates, a good location, good room, and especially useful for western tourist -- an english speaking host. We took a cab ride from the airport which costs less than $20 US and entered through the garage into small hotel. Its just above the more well known Tower Hotel. The room was fine, a bit old, but maintained well. The heating comes from the floor and we chose to sleep on the tatami on the floor. Koreans must be pretty tough because the floor is hard tile and the tatami is pretty thin so keep that in mind if you go for that type of bedding. Everything was clean and in good order. The floor has hot spots so you have to be careful where you walk as it can get really hot to your feet or body during sleeping. Place had a great shower with jets shooting water from above and the side (if you chose) and included a great steam vent. This was all welcome after many hours of touring in the cold Busan winter. The host gave a map and a basic review of the local area and recommendations for local restaurants, all of which were very useful and accurate. We liked the location which was in a quiet corner of the tourist district with plenty of local restaurants and mini marts etc. within 2 minutes walk and the main shopping and tourist district about 10 minutes walk away. There is a Tom and Tom's Coffee shop if you must have Western style (i.e. chairs and expensive food and drink). We spent 3 quiet and restful nights at Elysee and did not encounter anything negative, except maybe the hotspots on the floor. Based on our last conversation with the host the place is now being renovated (as of Jan 10 2014 or so) so that may affect booking in the short term. While this place is practically invisible from the street, its rooms are tidy and inexpensive. We would return there.
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- Also Known As:
- Elysee Hotel Busan