Commodore Hotel Gyeongju

Commodore Hotel Gyeongju

422, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38117 South Korea
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3.5
#7 of 29 hotels in Gyeongju
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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The capital of ancient Kingdom of Silla, plenty of cultural heritage & millenary beauty Be free from all the stress. Heal your mind with calm and joy Welcome to visit Commodore hotel Gyeongju
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Karaoke
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Korean

Location

422, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38117 South Korea
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Pohang Airport
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Charlie H wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom29 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything at the Commodore was OK but nothing was great. Front desk were polite but not as welcoming as other places we went in Korea. Room was reasonably spacious with good amenities. Beds OK but a bit springy. The main issue is that the walls are like tissue paper. We could hear every word from the next room and they had a crying baby, had the TV on quite loudly and seemed to enjoy shouting. We didn’t eat breakfast in the hotel as the buffet is quite expensive and not that interesting. The Commodore is quite a way from the main tourist sites in Gyeongju and public transport is irregular so you’ll be reliant on taxis. We were with our daughter who lives in Korea and so could order Kakao taxis (like Uber) but getting about could be challenging without this.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hotel is a way away from the main tourist sites
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Ruby M wrote a review Aug 2022
25 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice hotel. We only stayed the one night but the room was adequate although a bit dated. The shower wasn’t draining fully and there was black mould around the bottom seals, but besides this the room was lovely.
The breakfast buffet was ok, lots of variety. I have a nut allergy and spoke to the staff who I don’t think fully understood as they said I couldn’t have the eggs or some veggie rice, among other surprising dishes, but didn’t say anything about a peanut sauce dish. Also, as a vegan there was very little I could eat here. There was a nice selection of vegetables and breads. The communal facilities such as the garden and pool looked good, although we didn’t experience these.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Haynest wrote a review Mar 2020
Corby, United Kingdom393 contributions188 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a resort hotel close to some interesting heritage sites. Our room was fairly small but clean, quiet and comfortable. The breakfast selection was basic but no-one could produce omelettes. As with many places that try to keep food hot in bains-maries but leave lids off or open, all the food was cold.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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OKAussie wrote a review May 2024
Australia119 contributions135 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I wanted to not enjoy this large unimpressive looking hotel, however the opposite happened. We had a large room with a superb view of the lake, with a queen and a single bed. It's a long way from the city centre but a bus or taxi is inexpensive. We ate at the hotel restaurant (al-a-cart). Surprisingly the food was superb and I highly recommend eating in at night to save searching around. Staff are not so good with English but we coped. Sure the room is a little shabby and tired looking but everything functioned. I would worry if it was hot weather as there is no cooling and it can be very stuffy on a mild day but you can open a window at least. There are convenience stores close by. We ate out and had a brilliant lunch at a traditional Korean restaurant which I'd struggle to find again. In the end we loved our stay at the Commodore despite the dreary weather (early April) and enjoyed our time in Gyeongju.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bikerguysg wrote a review Oct 2023
Singapore, Singapore411 contributions112 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
AC was very little. Thought it was overloaded as my tour group came in together on same floor. But at midnight+, it didn't get better so called front desk but after checking, he returned call and said that it was fine and whether the thermostat was put from 21-22. It was placed that and thereafter, I put it down to 1 as air was not moving. The light was streaming in from the outside as there wasn't any curtains, just some wooden grills before the window. Like a disco effect. Really not recommended to take 731 if you need a good night sleep. Kept waking up due to the lousy AC.

Breakfast was decent. Plates were intermittently cleared
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Never get 731 if you like decent ac and ventilation
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Krzysztof Księski wrote a review Jul 2023
Kedzierzyn Kozle, Poland474 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A large and modern hotel. Large rooms, kettle, coffee, tea in the room. The room has a balcony with a nice view. In the lobby cafe, ATMs, shop. Tasty breakfasts. Service very nice. There are several shops and small restaurants and a McDonald's near the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marcel_C_ZH wrote a review Apr 2023
Zurich, Switzerland555 contributions413 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
yes it's a little bit old and some things would need a refresh, but the geographic situation was great, excellent to walk around and close to the adventure park. Room average from the size as normal in Korea. A little shop, SPA and Karaoke is situated in the base.
Big and nice park outside, must be very nice in Summer.
Bigger bar with live music....however not a really good singer :-)
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reachargo wrote a review Mar 2011
Norwich, United Kingdom53 contributions25 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here as part of a three day private tour of the region and its historic sites. The location overlooking the lake was initially promising, but our room overlooking the car park, main road and fake watermill was dingy, small, musty and incredibly hot. We complained and were, amazingly, shown even worse rooms. The staff made it obvious that they didn't really care about our views, and unusually for Korea were bordering on rude. The swimming pool was empty and looked as if it had been for some time. The breakfast was appalling, with the hot buffet allowed to go cold - when we complained a staff member turned the burners back on underneath the luke warm food.
I suppose the newer and more upmarket options are the answer here, although I'd be tempted to find a small hotel in Gyeongju town itself - thats where all the attractions/historical sites are or very nearby. The lake resort is literally a tourist trap, with all that entails. It was lively on the Sunday night, with entertainment in an outdoor theatre and something of a family orientated buzz to it. But weekdays it was deserted and rather forlorn.
This was one of the worst hotels I have stayed in for some time!
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Date of stay: August 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KeenPhotographer-11 wrote a review Oct 2022
Birkdale, Australia904 contributions550 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
4 stars just
This is a huge hotel in an area of many other large resort style hotels.
The room safe was not secured in room 727 so anybody could pick it up and walk out with it from the room. We therefore did not use it. I know that South Korea is a very safe country BUT why supply a room safe in a supposed 4 star hotel tourist focused hotel AND then not secure it?
The Exodus tour group check-in was slow but it was a Saturday late afternoon and the hotel was very busy.
The room was clean with full sized towels and a largish bathmat supplied. Neither unfortunately are a given in Korea.
Room heating was a typical constant 25 C even with the system turned off. This unfortunately is the norm for Korea come 01 October onwards. The window can be partly opened. The continental quilt is way too hot and we stripped out just the covers to use as a top sheet. The bottom sheets are barely bigger than the mattress base. Why again in a supposed 4 star hotel?
Only two free drinking water bottles were supplied even for the two night Exodus tour stay. Again not helpful to western travellers.
No sugar or dairy whitener is supplied in the room. This is a too common frustration in even other supposed 4 star Korean hotels.
There is a non freezer equipped, small room fridge. I have medicines that need to be kept at 2 - 4 C so freezing a gel pack for later day travel is important to me. There is no ice machine in the hotel but the front desk were able to take my gel pack to put in an office freezer overnight for me for my post hotel travel day. My Exodus tour guide helped facilitate this.
Fast easy to access, free in room wi-fi.
The bed was softer than many here in Korea. The 2 pillows / bed were firmer but appeared to each be in near air tight plastic bags = unwanted noise and sweaty.
There is a functional shower / bathroom.
A too large and too heavy footstool / seat is in the room. It also has very sharp edges. Why such an impractical furniture item?
The one suitcase raised stand / bench is too small to fit a large suitcase in. Why again? Who designs these supposed 4 star hotel rooms?
We could not turn off the ceiling down light in the room hallway so I had to cover it with black tape (that I carry). We also could not turn off the two lamps on the desk near the TV. So I took the bulbs out of these to sleep. There is a master power control switch BUT using it also turned off the wall power sockets near the beds; and we travel with 2 CPAP machines. Again not the world’s best room design.
The breakfast buffet was pleasing with the pre-cooked hot food actually mostly kept hygienically warm. This is very rare in Korea.
We ate in one evening at the small ground floor restaurant with pleasing and good value meals; but too many little annoyances here overall to rate the hotel higher than just 4 stars.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask if they have any rooms not connected to the hotel's central heating. 25 C from 01 October is...
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Martha200 wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada431 contributions85 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Four of us stayed in two rooms. This seems to be a favourite hotel for organized tours. Pros: The rooms are large, the Asakawa dining restaurant and breakfast buffet. Cons: Our room was unbearably hot 32C, no matter if we changed the thermostat or opened the window, to 0C, like Reception told us to. The decor is dated and good restaurants are limited, when location is 7 km from city. Limited English is spoken at Reception.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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keiko1026 asked a question Oct 2018
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan8 contributions
お部屋にコーヒーやお茶用の湯沸かし器はありますか?
Answer from Jet819170
Miharu-machi, Japan81 contributions28 helpful votes
湯沸し器もコーヒーもありました。価格の割にコスパの良いホテルでした。
Bikerguysg wrote a tip Oct 2023
Singapore, Singapore411 contributions112 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Never get 731 if you like decent ac and ventilation"
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KeenPhotographer-11 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Birkdale, Australia904 contributions550 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if they have any rooms not connected to the hotel's central heating. 25 C from 01 October is just too hot. "
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Charlie H wrote a tip Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom29 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel is a way away from the main tourist sites"
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kimcat wrote a tip Jun 2019
6 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"My room was very calm overlooking the main entrance and the car park;I don't know the other rooms ."
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svenb662 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Antwerp, Belgium10 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask a room with view on the lake"
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PRICE RANGE
C$95 - C$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South KoreaGyeongsangbuk-doGyeongju
NUMBER OF ROOMS
260
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Frequently Asked Questions about Commodore Hotel Gyeongju
Which popular attractions are close to Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Nearby attractions include Bomun Lake (1.1 km), Gyeongju World Amusement (0.9 km), and Art Sonje Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Conveniently located restaurants include Starbucks Gyeongju Bomunro DT, Gyeongju Cheonnyeon Hanu Bomun, and Aden.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Commodore Hotel Gyeongju offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Commodore Hotel Gyeongju?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bulguksa Temple (7.3 km), Cheonmachong Tomb (6.8 km), and Cheomseongdae Observatory (6.1 km).
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