As I am a Global Supporter for Hyundai Hotels in 2017, I had the chance to stay at Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju, one of the five locations of the 5-star hotel chain. Gyeongju is one of Korea’s most culturally exciting cities as it was the capital of Korea’s Silla Dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD). If you are looking for an exceptional location to stay when in Gyeongju, this local will definitely not disappoint you.

HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO STAY AT
HYUNDAI HOTEL Gyeongju:

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

LUXURIOUS DESIGN WITH LOCAL CHARM

When stepping through the large doors of Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju, you almost feel like a princess entering a large ballroom. The majestic chandeliers and welcoming staff assure you that you are in for an upscale treat here. The entire hotel features antique furniture, luxurious décor, and first-class service. The hotel faces the beautiful Bomun Lake that is surrounded by cherry blossoms in the spring. Guests can choose between lake view and mountain view rooms.

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

THE ROOMS IN DETAIL

We were accommodated in a traditional Korean ondol room with views of the lovely lake. Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju does a splendid job of creating comfortable and memorable experiences for their guests. The hotel also specializes in wedding events and banquets of all sort with large ballrooms available for rent. Our Korean ondol room was the perfect balance between traditional and modern with a large luxurious bathroom and beautiful balcony with views of the lake. I was surprised how comfortable the bed on the floor was and how quiet it was when sitting outside on the balcony. The most eye-catching piece in the ondol room is the lovely traditional seating area, perfect for room-service tea or breakfast.

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Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

You also find a hairdryer, personal safe, slippers and lots of towels in the room. I loved the large bathtub and couldn’t resist to try it out the first night. The 47-inch Smart TV comes with over 50 channels and high-speed internet is available throughout the hotel.

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

FACILITIES OVERVIEW:

  • Balcony with table and chairs
  • Minibar
  • Air-conditioning/floor heating
  • WC, tub & shower, hair dryer
  • SmartTV, information and wake-up service included
  • Suitepad and Telephone
  • Free high-speed internet via WIFI
  • Minibar in your hotel room (2 x water per day for free)
  • Parking spaces (free)

SUPERB LOCATION NEAR GYEONGJU HISTORIC CENTER

I especially loved the convenient location of Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju. Major tourist attractions are only a 10-minute drive from the hotel. This was especially convenient for taking night shots of the famous Anapji Pond on our first night. The next day, we headed to the famous Cheomseongdae astronomical observatory and royal tombs. These attractions are also only a mere 10-minute drive away from the hotel.

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

5-STAR HOTEL FACILITIES

Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju features a fitness center, 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel. There are a total of 7 restaurants and cafes at the hotel where you can grab anything from breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, desserts, and cocktails.

SOME OF THE OTHER SERVICES AT THE HOTEL INCLUDE:

  • Presidential Suite
  • Shuttle Service (surcharge)
  • Concierge Service
  • Shops (on site)
  • Baggage Storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Executive lounge

  • Check-In Time
    14:00
  • Check-Out Time
    12:00
  • Room Rates
    ₩ 200,000 and up
  • Banquet hall
  • Business Center
  • Indoor pool (seasonal)
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Spa and wellness centre

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TOPAZ BUFFET RESTAURANT

Topaz is the best restaurant at the hotel and offers delicious buffet options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale buffet restaurant is not only a popular option for hotel guests but also locals come here for special occasions. We had the dinner buffet and breakfast the next day and the food was amazing. We especially enjoyed the mix of Western and Asian options. I liked the fresh steak and meat options as well as the extensive dessert selection.

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju
© Hyundai Hotel

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

Hours

– Breakfast Buffet : 07:00~10:00
– Lunch Buffet : 12:00~15:00
– Dinner Buffet : Weekday (Sun~Thu) 18:00~21:30
Weekend (Fri, Sat, before holiday)
1st 17:40~19:20, 2nd 19:50~21:30

THE SHOP BAKERY

The Shop is a lovely place to pick up local goods and souvenirs, as well as a quick snack or drink before heading off to go sightseeing.

Hours

– 08:00~21:00

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

THE LOBBY LOUNGE

We also recommend checking out the lobby lounge at Hotel Hyundai Gyeongju as it offers delicious drinks and cocktails in the evenings. On top of that, you can watch various performances and shows here every night.

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

Hours

– 16:00 ~ 24:00
– 16:00 ~ 01:00(Saturday)

Performances

– 18:30 ~ 23:10(Mon~Fri)
– 19:00 ~ 23:40(Saturday)

Visit Gyeongju With Hyundai Hotel!

If you are looking for the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a family weekend, Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju will not disappoint. The staff is first-class and the facilities are truly amazing. We enjoyed every minute of our stay at this wonderful hotel in Gyeongju and will definitely return another time.

Culture and Luxury with Hyundai Hotel Gyeongju

  • It all looks fantastic – but I’m a sucker for a bathtub and a bakery!! Even though I’d never visit a place just to stay in the hotel, you could easily do this here because the views are so sensational!!

  • Gina Panozzo

    I would definitely stay at the Hyundai Hotel in Gyeongju. The entry looks like the ballroom from Anastasia and definitely fit for a princess. I don’t have a tub at home and I would love to soak in theirs and then enjoy a good night’s sleep in the traditional undol room!

  • Sandy & Vyjay

    The proper Korean structure of the rooms seems to be amazing. The bathrooms are beautiful I would say. The fact that it’s very close to gju historic center is nice! The views are nice!….I love such places!!…Plus the photographs captured are amazing!!!

  • Nicole Anderson

    What a fabulous hotel! Everything looks so gorgeous, clean and spacious. This would be a place you could really spoil yourself with such a high standard of hospitality and amenities. I would just love to stay here.

  • Wow your stay at Hyundai Hotel looks amazing. The rooms look stylish, modern and comfortable. What a great location the hotel is in. I would love o explore Cheomseongdae astronomical observatory! Great post!
    Kristie – you.theworld.wandering