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ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre
Ranked #9 of 136 Hotels in Busan
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“A modern Ibis hotel with an unusual feature................”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

.............You enter the lobby aea and are directed to the top floor (17th I think?) to check in at reception. This floor is also home to the hotel's restaurant.

Unusually, there is a hospital / private clinic located on five of the floors within the hotel!

Rooms are a resonable size, comfortable and modern (newly furbished). Food as you would expect, is pretty much all Korean in the evening. More of a choice at breakfast time.

Staff.........very nice!
Would i stay here again?...............Yes!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, 제너럴 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from ibis Ambassador Busan!

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at our hotel. We are delighted to hear you would come back to stay with us again.

Since we opened on Oct 10th in 2011, we have been striving to serve our guests for comfortable and memorable stay. Your comment regarding the dinner menu is carefully noted to satisfy our future guests.

Your kind comment about our staff motivates us greatly. Thank you very much for choosing to stay us. The entire team of ibis Ambassador Busan looks forward to seeing you again soon!

Best Regards,

Tommy Yoo
Hotel Manager
ibis Ambassador Busan
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New Westminster, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had an opportunity to try several hotels in South Korea and thought we would see how a chain like Accor would do here. Dissapointed in the size of the room, small tv, small bathroom with western toilet- every other hotel we stayed at had Japanese toilets, wi fi, large plasma tv and free stocked mini bars but not here and the rate was more expensive.
Much better tO stay in Haeundae beach area and try one of 100s of local love hotels there on the beach. Korean hotels standard is to give freebies away like popcorn and drinks even ice cream.

If you like that chain feeling and seeing ibis flyers and adverts hanging all around your tiny room then this may be for you.

  • Stayed May 2012
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ibis_Busan, 제너럴 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from ibis Ambassador Busan!

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We regret your stay was not satisfiable at ibis Ambassador Busan. Every comment from our guests are important to us and your comments regarding the stay have been carefully noted for our future planning.

We thank you again for staying at ibis Ambassador Busan and hope to see you again in Busan!

Best Regards,
Tommy Yoo
Hotel Manager
ibis Ambassador Busan
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Travellers from Europe might know the Ibis chain as typical low- cost hotels, offering cheap accommodation for a satisfying standard. This hotel, though, is far above average compared to all other Ibis hotels I have been to in Europe and beyond.
I stayed for only 2 nights in April 2012 on a tourist purpose. Location is probably not the best, however there is a subway line (Bujeon stop) just only a few steps from the entrance which offers good connections to other parts of Busan. It takes about 30-45 min. to get to the beaches of harbour district. Nevertheless, there is nothing special to see and do in the hotel’s vicinity except for the open- air market.
Check- in and check- out was fast and efficient. Staff were frienly and polite and had a good knowledge of the English language. The hotel building itself is high rise (18 floors or so) and seemed to be very new. Reception and restaurant are both located on the top floor what is quite uncommon for a Ibis property. There are some computers available for public use but they also offer free internet access in the rooms.
I was assigned a room on a higher floor with a decent view over Lotte apartment blocks. It’s possible to open the window (what I highly appreciate) however there is some street noise. The room itself was clean and quite comfortable, the bathroom was typical Ibis style (very small with shower only). Lighting is brilliant for a budget hotel and there was a LCD TV in my room what is not even the case in some upmarket hotels.
All in all, I would not hesitate to stay again at the Ibis Ambassador. Also the city of Busan was a huge surprise: quite unknown in Europe but very vibrant with some great modern architecture and marvellous city beaches.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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ibis_Busan, 제너럴 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from ibis Ambassador Busan!

Thank you very much for your kind review on ibis Ambassador Busan! Your detailed comment will be a great guide to our guests. We are delighted to hear you were happy with your stay with us.

As you assumed our building was new, we opened our door in October 2011. Your kind comment regarding the service of our staff encourages us greatly and motivates us to better serve every guest at our hotel.

Thank you again for sharing your comments with us and choosing to stay with us.
We hope ibis Ambassador Busan made your first trip to Busan more enjoyable and memorable.
We look forward to seeing you here again!

Best Regards,

Richard Chung
General Manager
ibis Ambassador Busan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Clean rooms and good services. Hotel near Bujeon subway station. We also get a free breakfast using Air Busan's boarding pass.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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ibis_Busan, 제너럴 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm geetings from ibis Ambassador Busan!

Thank you for staying at ibis Ambassador Busan and sharing your experience with us.
We hope you had a memorable time in Busan.
We look forward to serving you again here in the nearest future!

Richard Chung
General Manager
ibis Ambassador Busan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Never been to Busan prior to this trip. This hotel was better than I had expected. The room was furnished as one would expect with ibis. Staff was friendly and efficient, The place was clean and quiet (at least on the floor where I stayed). The hotel occupies the top half of a 12 to 15 story building so the city views were decent. The food was above average for ibis. The location is under a 10 minute subway ride from Busan (KTX) station. BEXCO is about a twenty five minute ride away with one transfer. Access to the subway is in front of the hotel entrance. If the need arises, I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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ibis_Busan, 제너럴 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from ibis Ambassador Busan!
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are excited to hear you were satisfied with your stay at our hotel.
We hope your first trip to Busan was memorable and enjoyable.
Thank you again for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again in Busan!

Best Regards,

Richard Chung
General Manager
ibis Ambassador Busan
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

For a start, this is an excellent Ibis. It's brand new and it's location is fantastic. Taking up the top few floors of a building, you can get better views of the city from your room. The Bujeon subway stop is right infront of the hotel and a 10 minutes walk will take you to Seomyeon - an area concentrated with restaurants, shops, pubs and the Lotte Departmental Store. (do get your duty free goods on the Lotte Duty Free floor at the Lotte Department Store. It's the same price here as compared to the airport but do remember to bring your passport along). Beside the hotel is the Bujeon Market - the largest open air market in Busan.

I stay in a Junior Suite, so room and bathroom size were not a problem for me (many advised that room is on the small side). It is not really a suite though, just a larger room with bigger bathroom. The room is very clean and bright (sufficient lightings), soft and comfy beds, and equipped with nice benefits such as free wifi, LCD TV and automated wc in the bathroom. Breakfast in the hotel is below average though, same food everyday with cold breads and pastries.

This is a good value hotel and I won't hesistate to be back when I am in Busan.

Room Tip: Pay a bit more for the Junior Suite.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank GreatGTraveller
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ibis_Busan, 제너럴 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from ibis Ambassador Busan!

Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience with us.
We are delighted to hear you were satisfied with our convenient location and guest room. We hope this made your trip to Busan more enjoyable and memorable.
Regarding your comment about breakfast, I have already deligated to the concerned department and changes have been made to better serve our guests.

We thank you again for choosing us and hope to see you in Busan in the nearest future!

Richard Chung
General Manager
ibis Ambassador Busan
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

We stayed in a junior suite for 2 nights. The rooms were very clean and hotel was fairly new. Good wifi connection in the room. The hotel was was close to a subway station. The is was a convenience store at the back of the hotel. The staff were extremely efficient.

We had trouble sleeping on the first night due to the fact that the window in our room did not seal properly. We advised management of this on a post check out questionnaire and they have assured us it has been attended to, so I would have no hesitation returning here if we ever found ourselves back in Busan.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank greyhound804
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ibis_Busan, 제너럴 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from ibis Ambassador Busan!

Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience at ibis Ambassador Busan.
We are delighted to hear you come back to stay with us!

As our management team has assured, your comment regarding window seal has been carefully noted and treated.
We thank you again for sharing your comment with us and choosing to stay with us.
We look forward to serving you better next time!

Best Regards,

Richard Chung
General Manager
ibis Ambassador Busan
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Property: ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre
Address: 777, Jungang-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan 47251, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Busan
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 136 Hotels in Busan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre is located in Seomyeon, the center of Busan’s business and shopping district.We offer comfortable and convenient accommodation facilities at reasonable prices for business people and travelers who wish to stay in the center of downtown Busan and enjoy a leisurely weekend. ... more   less 
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