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“This hotel is way above what to expect from a three a star hotel”
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GG Tourist Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Gyeongju
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Location:
Great location if you arrive with bus and/or would like to explore the area with bus. The hotel is located only a few hundred meters from the central bus station in Gyeongju. Also local buses taking you to Bulguksa temple stop in the vicinity of the hotel. If you arrive by train there are buses stopping in the vicinity of the hotel which also go by the railway station.

Service:
The staff was very friendly. Check in went very smooth. Most of the staff I met spoke English, but the level of the English did differ. Still, the Hotel the D.Y is good for English speaking tourists.

Room:
The room was very spacious and well above what I expected. It had luxury amenities, a in-room safe and other stuff which can come in handy. Big bathroom and the room was very clean. It was possible to open a window and of course the room has a modern AC. Very modern room with high tech controlling of lights and AC. The bed suited me well and gave excellent sleeping quality. The overall impression of the room is one which could have been for a five star hotel. My impression is that it is way better than a three star which is the ranking which the Hotel the D.Y holds.

Other comments:
There are small coffee shops and a McDonald's right in the vicinity of the hotel. There is also a rather big convenient store only a few minutes walk from the hotel. There is all a tourist information right next to the bus station. So only a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

After travelling by train down from Seoul we hopped on a local bus and this hotel was right near the bus station, so very conveniently located.

We had a large room with plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space along with a fridge and kettle. We had a reclining massage chair in the room, which was nice after walking about all day. There was also a large bathroom with a large walk in shower and a bath with jacuzzi-type jets - very relaxing!

There is a small tourist office nearby and many attractions within a reasonable walking distance. You are also near the bus station, from whence we travelled on to Busan, and near a bus stop for the local services if you want to visit some of the other attractions in the area.

Right by the hotel there was a McDonalds, A Twosome Place Dessert Cafe and a small Paris Baguette as well as a number of shops selling the local bread, filled with red bean paste. The McDonalds aside, this isn't perhaps a place as geared to Westerners as say Seoul, and we did have trouble trying to locate restaurants featured in the Lonely Planet Guidebook, but there are restaurants about - we found a decent Chinese where the staff spoke a little English (while we spoke a very little Korean!).

A really interesting town and a well located and comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed here for two nights in May 2014.

This hotel is very conveniently located. We got the bus from the Shin-Gyeongju KTX station, which only took about 15 minutes, and got off at a stop practically opposite the hotel. Checked in easily and quickly. The check-in staff spoke English.

Room very nice and modern, with a kettle, hairdryer etc., and a high-tech Korean toilet with lots of buttons!

The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the bus station, and there is a McDonald's right outside, if you like that sort of thing. If you walk a bit further there are many shops and restaurants in the surrounding area. We found a great Chinese restaurant about 15 minutes walk away, and had dinner there twice.

Many of the attractions in Gyeongju are accessible on foot from this hotel. We also got the bus out to Bulguk-sa and Seokguram and back, which is very easy to do due to the great location of the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have stayed in this hotel for one night... And thus seems to be one of the best hotels in the town(unless you want to sleep in lovemotel), and not only because of location: rooms were spacious and clean-ish. General was it spotless clean, but I am saying "ish" because we have found under my bed a fruit which was probably laying there already few months :-s But it can happen. Pitty was when I was goin to reception at 11pm, nobody was there to take care of it. Strange for a hotel.
Anyway, for the rest we have enjoyed our stay and I do recommend it for your visit of Gyeongju.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed here to use this place as a base for the three days we were in Gyeongju, it is very close to the bus terminal. Shops and restaurants are not far away and it's not too far to some of the attractions the town has to offer. Our room was extremely large with a massive bathroom. Highly recommended.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the bus terminals (minutes from both types). We traveled here from Seoul, traveled out to Incheon Airport, and stayed for 3 nights. The location is perfect for the transportation access to the intercity bus stops and taxi stand, but not ideal for restaurant options. There is also a tourist info center between the hotel and terminals.

Our primary concern was for dinner because nearby options weren't that great (McDonalds seemed like the most happening place), but the hotel did not open for dinner, just huge buffet breakfast which we didn't really need (2 cafe/bakeries are located just outside the hotel). We only discovered the city center on our last night which would've been so helpful for dining choices earlier in our stay. The area around the hotel and the major attractions seem dead after the daytime tourists depart.

The hotel itself is very nice! Modern, clean, friendly English speaking staff were all pluses for us. I messed up with our reservation and the person helping me through it was patient and kind throughout the resolution process.

We will book here again if we're ever back in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

One of my favourite hotels to date, Hotel the DY had a large wonderfully furnished room - very modern, loved the bathroom especially. Really liked the location of it, was a 2 minute walk to the bus station (to travel to Busan) and a tour agency (took a full day tour of Gyeongju's attractions). Had fast wifi, helpful staff that spoke English, convenient shops around it. Would definitely come back here.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about GG Tourist Hotel

Address: 3, Taejong-ro 699beon-gil, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38157, South Korea (Formerly Hotel The D.Y.)
Location: South Korea > Gyeongsangbuk-do > Gyeongju
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Gyeongju
Price Range: $59 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — GG Tourist Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tourism City of GyeongJu Tourist Hotel in the center D.Y. our GyeongJu(Hotel the D.Y) of the basement, ground floors 5 to 53 guest rooms and meeting facilities, a small conference room is equipped with. In addition, a wide range of services and facilities for business and transportation is one of the Intercity Bus Terminal, 1 minute walk to the bus terminal ... more   less 
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