After conducting a thorough review of this hotel on the internet I booked a week in early April of 2013. It was pouring rain when I arrived, so my research paid off. I took the Lotte Hotel bus from the airport, got off, and went into the basement B2 to head to the underground passage which will take you right to the hotel with a 10 minute walk. Everything that I read about the hotel came true - i.e., very close to major subway stops, right in the center of the city, clean, and efficient. I didn't like the fact that the check-in lobby was on the 17th floor, but they let you leave your luggage on the ground floor while you're checking in, so that's not a big deal really. Do not - repeat - do not try to check b4 2 p.m. They have an English newspaper they let you borrow on the ground floor which was an added plus, especially since I could not find any newspaper stands nearby that sold them. There is a 24/7 convenience store right inside the bldg, you don't even have to walk outside if it's raining. The room was quiet, except for one night when people next door got noisy, but the noise ended around 11 p.m. They have a sign posted that says that if they don't resolve problem w/i 15 minutes to call the manager directly. The Starbucks on the ground floor, right next to the hotel, is a big plus. It opens at 7:30 a.m. There is another Starbucks near the Lotte Dep't Store, about a 10 minute walk. It took me about a week to figure out the underground passage system, and big negative to this place is the fact that there is no easy way to get your luggage up the stairs from the underground shopping area. I did find a way, but it would be complicated to explain, but here goes: Walking past Exit 9, which should be to your left, keep going and you will end up in the entrance to the Bujeon station. There is an elevator in that area which will take you up the street level, then you can just walk across the street, but you have to "jay-walk" since there is no legal crossing. Everybody else does it, so go for it. It is about 25 min. too the beach area of Hundae and 20 min. to the big market in Jugalachi. Also, there is a 24/7 cinema on the 10th floor of the Lotte Dep't Store nearby, a nice advantage. There is a safe inside the room securely attached to the cabinet which I used. The shower was spacious, the water was pretty hot, and ran fully. And don't forget to try the Korean "Doughnut" which is made of fried dough, sweet cinnamon paste and sunflower seeds. The staff speaks minimal English, so be patient with them and you may have to say things 2 or 3 different ways to get your point across. There is a guy posted at the entrance to greet people, but don't expect much from him, other than directions to the bus/subway/street. I was the only American in the hotel (that I know of), so that was kind of weird. Will definitely stay there again.
- 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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