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“Improved based on earlier reviews, but still room for improvement”
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Hotel Sunshine
Ranked #165 of 504 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I was in Seoul for a couple of weeks and stayed in 3 rooms all on the same floor, switching because the 1st room was due for pest spraying; the 2nd for an afternoon until they asked me to move to the 3rd for an unexplained reason [spraying?]. They were apologetic and gave me 2 welcome drink [tea or coffee] tickets and helped move my luggage the 2nd move, but not the 1st.

Pros:
[] Staff were moderately friendly;
[] The rooms were fine overall - not big by North American standards but not too small;
[] Toiletries were free - as expected for the rate, but some earlier reviewers had to pay;
[] Toiletries: shampoo, cond, body soap, body lotion, toothbrush/paste, comb, ear buds;
[] 2 complimentary 500mL bottles of water/day;
[] rooms had a small desk/chair in addition to bed, lounge chair and small table;
[] rooms were generally clean;
[] rooms had a kettle, a cold mini-fridge, and 2 instant coffee, 2-3 sugar and 2 Korean tea;
[] location is roughly 15 minutes walk to either Sinsa or Apgujeong subway stations;
[] several restaurants and a Mini Stop convenience store located across the street;

Cons:
[] there is a card one is asked to use regarding having the sheets changed. It states: "...sheets will not be changed only on the day you leave card on the bed." So, placed on the desk, for example, indicates you want the sheets changed. After verifying my understanding with the Front Desk, I found getting the sheets changed was hit and miss no matter where in the room I left the card. No matter what, somedays the sheets weren't changed when wanted.
[] Cleanliness: overall clean, but some days the toilet wasn't cleaned, other days, something was forgotten - bath mat, toothbrush, in-room coffee items resupply; the soap dish was rarely cleaned, and the glass holding my toothbrush wasn't cleaned for over a week.
[] the drawer with the coffee and cups is located _just_ under the desk, so it is an awkward reach to get at those items [as if the desk is an afterthought].
[] due to the hotels location, even on the top floor [7th] rooms are noisy and ear plugs are recommended. Previous reviewers mentioned the noisy nightclub - it was under renovation when I stayed in May, 2017. I hope the hotel adds another glaze or other soundproofing layer to windows.
[] the TV is mounted too low on the wall so viewing it while lying on your side in bed is difficult, and the English channels offered were few;
[] both the wifi router and a bedside control monitor glow too brightly at night, and the monitor also makes an odd bubbling sound, so if you need darkness to sleep, in addition to the aforementioned ear plugs an eye mask is a necessity.

Overall, I'd stay here again/recommend the hotel with the proviso one brings ear plugs and eye masks and keeps on top of housekeeping.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Management response:Responded 28 May 2017

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have stayed this hotel in the month of February 2017. Hotel has changed their reception area and seems good. Room amenities were good and appreciate their innovative ideas towards continuous improvement in service. Hotel staff is very cooperative and helpful.
Nearest subway station is Apgujeong (Line 3) and hotel's location is also very convenient.
Overall stay was wonderful and would like to stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Rishabh3010
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Management response:Responded 19 May 2017

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

good value hotel with nice rooms, near to restaurants and shops also hyundai department store and the galleria and upgujong station just a few blocks away. staff are friendly and clean hotel. would like to stay here again.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 13 April 2017

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The hotel has excellent location with many restaurants, shopping malls, subway stations and appropriate medical clinics nearby. The staff of the hotel reception was friendly and helpful. Wi-fi was acceptable. However, the room was not very clean, especially the carpet and the headboard of the bed. Sickening smells from the kitchen in the morning penetrated into the room, and it was impossible to fight it due to poor ventillation. The room service was not the best: toilet articles and water have not been supplied daily. The cleaner did not know even a few basic words in English (like water, shampoo, soap etc.). It was not easy to understand how to use room and bath facilities, because of absence of guidelines in English. There was no safe box in the room, The noisy construction site was right opposite the window.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Management response:Responded 24 March 2017

Greetings! This is Hotel Sunshine.

I deeply thank you for your sincere advice for our hotel.

We apologize for your inconvenience regarding our room equipment.

We will do our best to improve you mentioned. Thank you.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very pleasant stay in this hotel.
I really liked the breakfast aria.
Excellent location.
Very clean.
Friendly staff.
Great bed,very good.
My room was a bit small,without a view.
Very nice vibe ,relaxed atmosphere.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Thank janS4735QG
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Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I stayed here while getting facial surgery at one of the excellent clinics within walking distance down the main road. This is a definite advantage and I highly recommend it for anyone going to major clinics such as JW, JK and VIP just down the road. The single rooms are very small (think London or New York), so a double is definitely advisable. The restaurant downstairs is good and breakfast options were tasty. The staff are very helpful. But the best thing of all was the comfort level of the beds. OMG, they have the best beds not only in Seoul, but in all of Asia in my experience ! If this is important to you, as it clearly is to me (i.e. getting an amazing night's sleep) this is the place !

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Peter S
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Management response:Responded 8 March 2017

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

The photo of the place looks lot nicer than the actual place. When we arrived, the room did not have any internet access so we had to wait for a service man to come up to install. On the third day I switched a room from 2 double bed to single bed room. Again I had problems with the internet, so I had to wait. Next day early in the morning, there were several women talking so loud next door, I could not sleep. I have called the front desk, but loud noise continued. The room walls are so thin you can hear every words of the conversation.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Thank husuh
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Additional Information about Hotel Sunshine

Address: 205, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06026, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Apgujeong / Cheongdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #165 of 504 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: $104 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sunshine 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
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