During our private tour of Gyeongju in December 2011 we stayed five nights ( Dec. 17-21) in the Commodore. Overall we did have mixed feelings about the place but by the end of our stay we decided the good points did somewhat outweigh the bad points. First the good points. Though there are five or six hotels along the coastline of Bomen Lake, this hotel argueably has the best location and best kept grounds. First and foremost, next to the Commodore there is a very attractive development not to miss.(designed and landscaped in convincing traditional style architecture) This place has a nice traditional style restaurant in a quiet charming courtyard, a souvenir shop with cafe and the beautiful and elegant Silla Culinary Art School (which serves lunch and takes reservation for dinner).
Another advantage of the hotel location is that it is next to a tourist information with an English speaking staff. The young lady gives out instructions like which bus one should take to various attractions.
Now the inadequacies of Commodore.
The decor of the hotel in general leaves much to desire for.
The only restaurant that was functional serves marginal dinners in a cold and sparse dining room.(The hotel gave breakfast coupons. The breakfast was ok)
The front counter staff could be more knowledgeable in providing help with travel information. (We were asking questions regarding transportation to Andong and were surprised how little the staff could provide.)
We found our room comfortable. The tv has good selection of channels. Room service was prompt.
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