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“Not as nice as expected, but ok overall”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Yousung Hotel

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Yousung Hotel
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Daejeon
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“Not as nice as expected, but ok overall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

After seeing the website and reading some reviews, I expected a lot of this hotel. The entrance and the hallways are shiny and nice, but the room was a bit disappointing. First of all, the room stank of smoke and I was told that there are no separate no-smoking rooms which may be typical of the area. However, I left the window open for a day and now the room smells fine although the bed linen has retained the smoke smell.

The room comes with a large, flat screen TV, a computer and a desk and table. The bed is one of the most comfortable that I have slept in in a hotel. The bathroom is a bit murky, but clean.

As with other reviewers, I found that the concept of making guests pay for toiletries “to save the environment” is laughable. A small ironing board and iron were available upon request. The hotel appears not to have a safe and if you give them a bag to keep, they keep it sitting behind the front desk. The restaurant on the ground floor offers breakfast for 17,000 which is really expensive. The spread is large, but not worth that much money. The area around the hotel includes a number of convenience stores and restaurants.

The staff all speak good English and have been very pleasant. The other hotels in the area don’t look much better than the Yousung. I give the hotel 3 stars because despite the flaws, it is a good place to stay and after my initial disappointment, I have been happy with it.

The location of the hotel is N36 21.360 E127 20.367 if you use your GPS.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2008

Writing this while in hotel; previous reviews seem to be at least 1+ years old now...

First impression was reasonable; shiny entrance area, plenty of marble, etc. However, just a single (small) elevator to the rooms, which takes ages to arrive.

The floors for the rooms are very dark and dated. Enter the room and this continues - couldn't believe how dark the room was, even with every light on. Feels like a step back to the 1980s. Room itself is quite small for a double. On positive side, it is clean, and quiet. Unfortunately, aircon cannot go below 20, and even at 20, it cannot do it's job. Always felt that couple of degrees above my (European) comfort level.

Warning - to 'save the environment' they don't provide shampoo, etc, though shampoo can be purchased from an amenity tray (how does that save the environment then?).

Free internet is good / useful, though I feel this is now the 'standard' and hotels that charge for access are trying it on.

Good TV, large flat screen, with fair selections of channels, inc. CNN.

Bar on 10th floor is okay (again - dated and dark), but pleasant enough. Will go out next time, as it did lack atmosphere.

Having walked around the area, the only hotel that seems more modern is the Riviera across the road. There do seem to be a few new hotels being built - maybe they will be better, though unlikely to open till mid-2009 at earliest.

All in all, an okay hotel but consider it 3* at best, and don't expect a great fresh room.

  • Liked — reasonably quiet room, free internet, large tv
  • Disliked — dated dark rooms, weak aircon, charging for bathroom amenities
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2007

Stayed overnight as part of business trip to local research places and Chungnam Univ. Inexpensive -around US $110 for single.
Easy from Daejeon station -about US $8 taxi, taking around 30 mins.
Rooms up to western 3*+, good English in hotel. Pleasant quiet location, OK breakfast, good Korean lunch (kalbitchim).
Excellent value- pleasantly surprised.
Interesting to have spa water piped into cold taps in room.
Would be good location for touring to Gongju, Geumgang etc, although we didn't ourselves investigate car hire.

  • Liked — location; English
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2006

My wife and I spent a week in Korea for a late autumn break as we live in the region. We've been to Korea several times before but this was our first stay in Daejeon. We really wanted to stay in a spa town so we chose this hotel. The spa is part of the hotel and is open to the public as well as hotel guests. It is a very nice and relaxing spa that gives a very 'authentic' Korean spa experience!

The hotel is a little way outside Daejeon itself, but well placed for exploring the nearby National Park which has many well marked trails and is well worth a visit.

The traditional Korean restaurant in the hotel serves excellent food and the set menus are a great introducation for those who don't know their way round a Korean menu.

The hotel was lovely, has fast and free Internet access in rooms and staff were always polite and helpful. Highly recommended for spa/hiking/culinary visits.

  • Stayed November 2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2005

I wanted find a hotel in Korea but none were listed, and finding Yousung because of a friend was a delightful treat. The Hotel itself is total deluxe with every need taken care of and no tips expected for outstanding service. My room was wonderful with views overlooking the city's night life. There was a nightclub and a couple of restaurants in the hotel itself. The best part was the natural hot spring spa and korean bath that is free to guests. I went walking the streets and the area around is rich with nightclubs, even slot machines, and many restaurants. Korea is a great place as its clean, the people are honest and there is plenty to do if you like being pampered and spoilt. I enjoyed my very relaxing stay here.
You may see my photos of Korea on my Korean album at webshots;
--------------- Also on my travel website -----------------

Ladymaggic 2005

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Property: Yousung Hotel
Address: 9, Oncheon-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Daejeon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Daejeon
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Hotel Class:4 star — Yousung Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 154
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