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7.0
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18.7% this month
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7.2
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Very good location
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  • Bulguksa Temple950 m
  • Seokguram2.6 km
  • Seokguram Grotto2.6 km
  • Gyeongju Gwaereung Tomb3.04 km
  • World Culture Expo Park5.91 km
  • Gyeongju World Amusement Park6.33 km
  • Bomun Tourist Zone6.99 km
  • Tongiljeon7.55 km
  • Bomun Lake7.68 km
  • Golgulsa Temple7.77 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kolon Hotel

    289-17, Bulguk-ro,, Ma-dong, Gyeongju-si, South Korea, 38126 - See map
    "The hotel has an excellent location for Bulguksa temple and the Seokguram grotto."
    Ilari - April 4, 2018
    Very good service
    7.3 rating for service
    Very good comfort
    7.2 room quality and comfort
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Currency exchange

    • Sauna

    • Daily housekeeping

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 43 times

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    Room size
    44 sqm.
    Room comfort score
    7.2/10
    Location score
    7.2/10
    Better than
    94
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    of Gyeongju-si properties
    Bigger than
    94
    %
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    Better than
    91
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    Better than
    86
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    Value for money7.0
    Distance to city center15 km
    Location rating7.2
    Nearest airportUlsan Airport (USN)
    Distance to airport21.8 km

    Rooms available at Kolon Hotel

    Superior Triple
    Superior Triple
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 single beds
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    Suite with Garden View
    Suite with Garden View
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • 3 bathrooms
    • 2 double beds or 1 sofa bed
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    Presidential Suite
    Presidential Suite
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    • Garden view
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    Imperial Suite
    Imperial Suite
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Imperial Room
    Imperial Room
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 double beds
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    Suite with Mountain View
    Suite with Mountain View
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • 2 bathrooms
    • 2 double beds or 1 sofa bed
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    Superior Twin
    Superior Twin
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Junior Suite Twin
    Junior Suite Twin
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 double beds
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    Deluxe Suite Twin
    Deluxe Suite Twin
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 double beds
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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Continental

    Restaurants on site

    Panorama
    Cuisine:American, Asian
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
    Kyerim
    Cuisine:Asian, Korean
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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    Reviews of Kolon Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    6.8
    Good
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    18.7% this month
    Cleanliness6.8
    Facilities6.3
    Location7.2
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service7.3
    Value for money7.0
    High score for Gyeongju-si
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (35)
    8-9 Excellent (34)
    7-8 Very Good (65)
    6-7 Good (37)
    <6 Below Expectation (90)
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    Mar - May (45)
    Jun - Aug (81)
    Sep - Nov (85)
    Dec - Feb (50)
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    8.3
    Excellent
    Roland from Germany
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2012

    traditional korean hotel at perfect location”

    feeling of solidity and experience

    The rooms are spacious and quiet, there was neither notable noise from inside nor from outside the building. Much appreciated the very comfortable hard mattress, the big mirrors, the wifi, the modern TV with plentiful channels, the experienced and professional staff, the convenience store inside the hotel. There are many things to explore in the vicinity and in the hotel, but unfortunately stayed only one night and had not much time.

    Reviewed October 23, 2012
    6.8
    Good
    Sjobbe from Netherlands
    Couple
    Superior Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in April, 2019

    Hotel is an old building but with a proper staff. ”

    Thin walls, heater could not be turned off so even though the window was left open the entire day and night it would still be 25 degrees C. Some fungus in the shower, bathroom ventilator resonated with the wall when the bathroom door was closed making a loud buzz. Place was nearby a bus station so travel is fairly easy if you speak and understand Korean. Staff was very professional and friendly. We did not use all the facilities available at the hotel so we rated this 3/5.

    Reviewed April 11, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ilari from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Superior Triple
    Stayed 1 night in March, 2018

    Excellent”

    The hotel has an excellent location for Bulguksa temple and the Seokguram grotto. It has a golf course pool and other leisure facilities. Otherwise there is nothing in the near vicinity as it it far from central Gyeongju. Overall standard is good and clean although slightly dated. Breakfast mostly Korean food and quite expensive.

    Reviewed April 04, 2018

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your reviews. As you mentioned, our hotel is a little far away from Bomun Tourist Complex, a central Gyeongju city. But the hotel is located to close Bulguksa temple with 3 min distance by car and you can enjoy real Gyeongju city. Appreciate to your stays again and we hope to see you again in your next visit.

    Responded April 18, 2018
    Kolon Hotel
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Chin from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in November, 2015

    Good accommodation”

    staff can speak in English and Chinese, newly renovated and hotel near bus stop 5min walk.

    when we check in the staff can speak well in English and Chinese and they all helpful give us a lot of information. And the hotel near bulguksa temple 5min walk and the hotel is renovated not mentioned as old building. And the viewing is beautiful nice and comfort stay.

    Reviewed November 30, 2015
    5.0
    Dylan from Australia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March, 2014

    Overpriced, under maintained. Avoid this hotel.”

    Staff. Staff. Staff.

    The staff welcomed us warmly, and that was the last good thing about this hotel. It is too far from anything except Bulguksa, and doesn't offer any facilities nearby. The room itself was comparable in upkeep to a common love motel, and stank of cigarette smoke. The water from the taps was a trickle, and the thin walls meant we could hear everything from neighboring rooms. I do not recommend this stay at all.

    Reviewed April 29, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Yoonhee from South Korea
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2011

    Neat hotel on the beautiful mountain.”

    Location, Golf course, Price

    Kolon had an exact room that I was looking for - clean and affordable twin bedded. Also very close to famous temples and grottos. It only took 5 min to Mt.Toham by car, a beautiful mountain of Gyeongju. You can enjoy the short golf game with reduced fee as hotel guest.

    Reviewed November 16, 2011
    8.3
    Excellent
    Ulrich from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2011

    Lovely Hotel , great location”

    clean, good place,, wonderful view in the landscape, silent reasonable price

    This hotel couldn't be better placed really: when they say excellent mountain views they really mean it - the place is as near the Kyongju City as it's possible to be without getting board by using a taxi! It's a really lovely place to stay, with welcoming owners, beautiful architecture and full of character. Possibly one of the most relaxed places I've ever had the...

    Reviewed October 28, 2011
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Song from China
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2011

    generally good”

    location, view, transportation

    good location and service, 5 minutes walk to the bulguksa and #10, 11 and buses go to the pumen lake and downtown. i came in fall and the autumn view around the hotel was gorgeous. room renovation was ok, it's not superb, but tolerable. the only thing i didn't expect was they don't provide internet service in guest rooms. disappointing...

    Reviewed October 16, 2011
    7.3
    Very good
    Jung from South Korea
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in July, 2011

    Good hotel but slightly inconvenient location”

    Classic Korean hotel, clean, nice grounds, close to Bulguksa temple and Seokguram grotto

    A little out of the way, this hotel is pleasant but far from the main cluster of hotels in Bomun area. That said, there are buses that stop close to the hotel grounds. If taking a taxi from the bus terminal or train station, it might be quite pricey. Hotel is old but comfortable. Good for families and people looking to relax.

    Reviewed August 05, 2011
    9.0
    Exceptional
    MR. from Thailand
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2011

    Hotel with Excellent Service”

    Hospitality and Smiling

    it's a bit far from the train station but the hotel receiptionists provided us the superior service once we steped up into the hotel. remarkably, we were given the tiny gift as a warm welcome from the hotel while checking in that makes us so happy. in addition, when we checked out for another location in different city, we obtained the best confort and service while taking a taxi to the ktx connecting to seoul. thank you very much kolon hotel.

    Reviewed March 21, 2011
    8.0
    Excellent
    David from United States
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in February, 2011

    Wonderful setting, full-service hotel”

    Location, size of room, options on the property

    The Kolon Hotel is a full-service resort in a beautiful setting among the mountains. We were happily surprised at the size of the room. Our day of trekking to the many temples in the area, was peacefully capped off as we relaxed in the restaurant overlooking the beautiful valley and mountains.

    Reviewed February 14, 2011
    5.3
    Man from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2010

    Hotel near to Bulguksa Temple”

    Close to the Bulguksa Temple, pleasant outlook and surroundings facilities.
    A little bit far from downtown. The hotel is old inside and is lack of room facilities.

    The hotel is near to the Bulguksa Temple, pleasant outlook and surroundings facilities e.g. golf courses, spa etc. Service is okay but the staff is not that good in English. On the other hand, its a little bit far from downtown. The hotel is old inside and is lack of room facilities. I think its only good for one-day stay.

    Reviewed October 31, 2010
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Michael from United States
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in March, 2010

    Korea-Gyongju”

    Nice hotel, convenient to two of the top tourist sights in Gyongju. Nice gift shop and restaurant.
    Not the hotels fault but it had snowed quite a lot and the taxis would not come up to it so we had to take a bus. (Certainly cheaper)

    It is a very nice hotel and resort. The rooms were nice and spacious. We ate supper in the restaurant, enjoyed that a lot. They had live music in the seating area and that was very pleasant on a wintry day. The only drawback was not the hotel's fault as the taxis would not come up there due to the depth of the snow. The buses were running so we were able to get in and out.

    Reviewed May 20, 2010
    8.7
    Excellent
    Ping from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2009

    Good Hotel in General”

    1 Near Bulgaksa 2 Have spa and sauna 3 Friendly staff 4 Very Clean inside the room, though the building itself is quite old
    1 far away from Gyeongju Station. (For taking bus 11, it takes about 25-30 mins) 2 far away from the urban area (The hotel itself is surrounded by its own sport facilities, such as golf court) Somehow isolated.

    This hotel is located in a suburban area of a suburban city. Therefore, there's nearly nothing around the hotel beside some shops at 10-mins walk or some canteen-like restaurants near Bulgaksa (though not recommended) When it becomes dark after 6 pm in winter, you need to be brave enough to go out to search for restaurant for dinner, just like what I did I travel on my own, so I went out alone. I didn't meet any people in my 10-min walk from the hotel to the restaurant, only rare passing cars and street lamps. For girls, better to call a taxi at night! (Recommendation: The restaurants in the western side of the hotel, a Shilla-theme restaurant, is well-decoreated and very delicious. Of course, it's really really cheap for the price. 8000 Won, a main dish and more than 10 small dishes of KImchi!!! I couldn't eat them all.) Finally, if you have decided to come to this hotel, please also enjoy the spa and sauna. very comfortable especially in winter~

    Reviewed December 20, 2009
    8.3
    Excellent
    Peter from Netherlands
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in October, 2009

    Hotel with hot spring and golf course”

    Very close to Bulguska temple, rates include breakfast buffet, have hot baths and sauna; nice green location, with golf course
    rooms are not very big and a bit dated, you need a 30 min bus ride to Gyeongju and its historical sites

    Hotel Kolon toke us by surprise, altough the rooms a not so big and a bit dated, the location was perfect for us. The hotel offers a spa- hot baths and sauna which we used every day. You can walk (1 km) to the must see temple of Silla Kongdom - Bulguska. If you like walking you can reach Seokguram grotto within the hour Hotel staff are friendly, offers free internet and an excellent breakfast buffet. Tour operators offers 1-day roundtrips to the various sites. A former grand hotel , hotel Kolon is an excellent choice if you want to get away from the husle and busle of city centers.

    Reviewed November 01, 2009
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Aurelian from Romania
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in February, 2009

    Very nice hotel!”

    Very good hotel! Very nice position if you have a car.
    A little bit worn, but very clean.

    I stayed one night in Kolon hotel and i was very pleased of it with my family. Very clean hotel and the staff was very nice. The breakfast was very good ( More then we expected). Next time we'll stay again here, for summer time this hotel can offer everything for a lovely holiday ( a nice walk aria around, swimming pool, sauna, tennis ). WE also ate in Korean restaurant. It's fantastic!

    Reviewed March 03, 2009
    6.0
    ellen from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Superior Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in November, 2018

    Room needs renovations ”

    Brunch was nice, plenty for both our parents and the kids. The lobby and golf course was nice but the room definitely needs renovations. Then bathrooms in both rooms had mold and wear and tear was evident. The rooms were small with lots of wear and tear including chipped table, old carpeting and furniture. The light switches are old school and just even the use of the key not a card swipe could be upgraded. I felt it wasn’t worth the hundreds of dollars we spent.

    Reviewed November 12, 2018
    4.7
    J from United States
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2013

    Unfriendly Staff, Tired&Worn Hotel Needs Updating”

    close to temple, wireless internet worked well

    Stained carpet and furniture, beds uncomfortable. Bathroom clean but tired which was pretty representative of entire facility. Staff at front desk unfriendly and seemed disturbed that we interrupted them on both check in and out, we asked for a copy of final bill which they refused to provide. We did not eat in the dining room, the breakfast was a buffet for 20,000 KRW per person which we thought a bit expensive since we had a full dinner for 3 of us in a nice restaurant in town for 33,000 KRW the night before. Convenient location to temple 10 minute walk.

    Reviewed October 16, 2013
    7.0
    Very good
    Mark from Australia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in October, 2013

    Perfectly located for Bulguksa and Seokguram”

    Staff didn't bother us, room price was of reasonable value and it wasn't too busy.

    We checked in quite late on the first night. Bit of a language barrier as they seemed to be catering for Japanese tourists more but not a huge problem. Very convenient for the major tourist attractions. The staff were pleasant and not at all intrusive. Lobby was well maintained but the rooms are close to needing renovation. Comfortable stay.

    Reviewed October 14, 2013
    4.7
    eunyoung from South Korea
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2012

    it was horrible”

    no nothing

    =first of all, they didnt know about my reservation which made me feel quite unpleasant. the hotel is too much overpriced and outdated. the hotel room smelled mould. so tiny and not worthy of staying there, even if you want to go to bulguksa, i dont want to recommend this hotel. this was the worst hotel ever!

    Reviewed July 05, 2013
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