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Exceptional location
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  • Sinheungsa Temple1.17 km
  • Ulsanbawi Rock3.02 km
  • Seorak Waterpia4.67 km
  • Gwongeumseong Fortress5.1 km
  • Seoraksan Mountain6.83 km
  • Sokcho Expo Tower7.66 km
  • Sokcho Jung-ang Market8.73 km
  • Abai Village8.95 km
  • Daepo Port9.47 km
  • Yeonggeumjeong9.94 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kensington Hotel Seorak

    106-1, Sorak-dong, Seoraksan, Sokcho-si, South Korea, - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 107 times | 14 travelers looked at this property within the last 36 hours for various dates

    "7-11 just in front of the hotel and great view of Mount Seorak around the hotel."
    YEE H. - 11 December 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    90% positive mentions
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.5 room quality and comfort
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Currency exchange

    • Bar

    • Garden

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    Location score
    9.1/10
    Room comfort score
    8.5/10
    Service score
    8.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.2/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Sokcho-si properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Sokcho-si properties
    Better than
    91
    %
    of Sokcho-si properties
    Better than
    89
    %
    of Sokcho-si properties
    Value for money7.9
    Distance to city center22 Km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportYangyang International Airport (YNY)
    Distance to airport19.2 km

    Rooms available at Kensington Hotel Seorak

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Presidential Suite
    Presidential Suite
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    • Room size: 181 m²/1948 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Mountain View Twin Room
    Deluxe Mountain View Twin Room
    ...
    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Suite
    Standard Suite
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 2 double beds
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    Classic Mountain View Twin Room
    Classic Mountain View Twin Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Classic Mountain View Family Room
    Classic Mountain View Family Room
    ...
    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Dianna Suite
    Dianna Suite
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 semi double bed and 1 dou...
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    Standard King Room
    Standard King Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Classic Mountain View Korean Style Double Room
    Classic Mountain View Korean Style Double Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 double bed and 1 futon
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    Standard Ondol Room
    Standard Ondol Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 futons
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    Special Offer - Korean-Style Standard - Room Upgrade to Classic Twin room with 2 Seorak Mountain Tickets
    Special Offer - Korean-Style Standard - Room Upgrade to Classic Twin room with 2 Seorak Mountain Tickets
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 2 single beds
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    What people love about Kensington Hotel Seorak

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "The room is spacious and clean with complete amenities."

      Rowena

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      17 October 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Nice bed, clean toilet, and great breakfast."

      EUN S.

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      29 July 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "It was worth every penny to stay here."

      Bethany

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      26 November 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The staff are very accommodating and speaks very well englis..."

    Rowena

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    17 October 2018

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    Breakfast
    33 mentions
    Housekeeping
    30 mentions
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    18 mentions
    Food & Dining
    16 mentions

    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Great choice of breakfast, friendly and helpful staffs."

    YEE H.

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    11 December 2018

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    Reviews of Kensington Hotel Seorak from real guests

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    8.1
    Excellent
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    11.8% this month
    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.4
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service8.7
    Value for money7.9
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    8-9 Excellent (183)
    7-8 Very Good (184)
    6-7 Good (60)
    <6 Below Expectation (73)
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    8.0
    Excellent
    tulus from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Very good”

    This hotel is located in the area where the M. Saorak is located which is make it so much easier for us to take some time before entering the park and proceeded to the Mountain. The decor is very British style. Receptions speaks English.

    Reviewed June 21, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Yunyun from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Comfy and great service!”

    Real good n comfy beds to let us have a good rest before the climb. The rooms are really nice and clean. Our aircon wasnt working and the staff took the initiative and changed the room for us without us prompting.

    Reviewed May 30, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Andrew from United States
    Couple
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Exceeded expectations”

    Beautiful self playing piano on the main floor. Rooms were excellent and the feel of the hotel was enjoyable. It’s in the shadow of Seorak National Park, very close to the main entrance. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed May 27, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kelly from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Very good”

    Ideal if you want to be at the park early, and stay till late, you don’t have to worry about being too tired to get cab or bus back down to the town area. The hotel English themed and rather fancy for something that far out. I really appreciate having a tub after a whole day of walking/hiking. Staff doesn’t speak too much of English but are very helpful nonetheless. There are 3 restaurants in the hotel. But if you are like me who is just too tired after a Long day to get out of the room, there is a 7-11 right outside that you can get some food. Overall, excellent hotel, great location. And do drop by abbey road restaurant on the 9th floor - the view there is breathtaking.

    Reviewed May 05, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jocelyn from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Great jump off point”

    Seoraksan Mountain Range have plenty to offer in terms of peaks ti climb. Kensington is a good jump off point for daily hikes. Make sure to get the breakfast included in your package as they have Korean/Asian and American/ English cuisine in the buffet spread that’s worth the extra dollars. As for the lunch and dinner, better to eat at the Seoraksan park before you go back to the hotel and enjoy the bath tub after a gruelling day hike :)

    Reviewed April 29, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jaehyuk from South Korea
    Couple
    Classic Mountain View Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Very good location!”

    I would highly recommend the hotel. It is located right in front of Mt. Sorak (5 minutes walking distance), so it was indeed convenient to visit there during stay. The facility is a bit old but still acceptable. We also had breakfast there, and they served American and Korean buffet (with egg station), which is good. Also note that there is a convenience store (7-Eleven) just in front of the hotel, but it closes at 8pm.

    Reviewed July 01, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeremy from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Ondol Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    Like their breakfast and near to national park

    Reviewed July 15, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Marcos from Australia
    Family with teens
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    A wonderful place to stay”

    We were happy with the location of the hotel to Mt Seoraksan. You can literally walk there from the hotel. We spent the whole day at Mt seoraksan. Went up to the peak by cable ride, hiked to Biseonadae rocks and visit the temple. The hotel breakfast was so worth it. Large selection of different type of food and delicious. The roof top is a must at sunset and the local pale ale beer was surprisingly good! Our floor (7th) was interestingly decorated with local’s famous stars memorabilia along the corridors. There is a convenient store located in front of the hotel. Overall the place suited our family of 4 and our teenage kids enjoyed their stay.

    Reviewed April 19, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Choon from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Not bad”

    Overall experience not bad. Around 10mins taxi ride (around krw13,000) from Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal. 10mins walk to one of the Seoraksan entrances (towards the cable car entrance). Bed and pillows are too soft. Towels are clean. Breakfast is so so only and limited choices. Dinner at level 2 "The Queen" is delicious especially the pizza, seafood soup and kimchi soup. A bit disappointed that they forgotten about the birthday arrangement which they promised early March after we booked the room.

    Reviewed April 18, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alexander from South Korea
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Mountain View Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Location, location, location!”

    A stones throw from the national park and mountains. Sweeping views from the rooftop bar and restaurant. I could not imagine staying in town if you plan to hike and enjoy the mountain views. The rooms are a bit dated but still totally acceptable. Overall the hotel has a ton of character and the staff were great.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019

    Dear Alexander, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for atmosphere and location from Mt. Seorak. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Boyoung Kim, Hotel Manager

    Responded January 22, 2019
    Kensington Hotel Seorak
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nurin from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Classic Mountain View Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Good staying”

    Me and my friend stayed for a night. The room was comfortable, but the lights not bright enough. The nearest hotel to Soeraksan National Park, just need to walk 5 min. The breakfast was good, too bad the balcony on the 2nd floor where we had breakfast was closed. The only transportation to go to the hotel if we don’t use our own is by bus #7-1 and 7

    Reviewed November 23, 2018

    Dear Nurin, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We apologize for the inconvenience of facilities and service during your stay in our hotel. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Bo Young Kim Hotel Manager

    Responded November 24, 2018
    Kensington Hotel Seorak
    8.0
    Excellent
    Susana from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Ondol Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Very good”

    Overall, the place met our needs, i.e. a bed near Seoraksan . However we had to change rooms twice for different reasons. the first time because the floors were too hot in the ondol room we initially booked. They changed our room without hesitation to a standard king room when we asked to lower the heat. (They couldn't lower the temperature...) we had to switch out of the second room because during the night, water was coming out of one of the light fixtures in the bathroom, which short circuited the room's electricity. Scared and sleepy, we were switched again to a classic family room, where we ended our stay. The place is visibly run down, but the location cannot be beat.

    Reviewed November 15, 2018

    Dear Susana, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We apologize for the inconvenience of facilities and service during your stay in our hotel. And in the meantime, the area you have advised will be shared with the team concerned to serve you better in future. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Boyoung Kim, Hotel Manager

    Responded November 18, 2018
    Kensington Hotel Seorak
    8.8
    Excellent
    atira from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Ondol Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Good location”

    My room was standard ondol room and it wasn’t good as picture shown in Agoda. There was no small korean traditional tea/coffee table in the room. My room view was very ugly. But good enough for what I have paid. The lobby decoration was awesome but the toilet at the lobby very dirty. So shame.. Reception Staff was good. Location was perfect. 5 minutes walking to Seoraksan Mountain Entrance.

    Reviewed October 21, 2018

    Dear atira, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for atmosphere and location from Mt. Seorak. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Boyoung Kim, Hotel Manager

    Responded November 02, 2018
    Kensington Hotel Seorak
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rowena from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    viewtiful. as in hotel with beautiful view ”

    the staff are very accommodating and speaks very well english. and also they are good looking. the room is spacious and clean with complete amenities. they have a very good restaurant though a bit pricey. but worth it because of the amazing view. i will definitely come back again

    Reviewed October 17, 2018

    Dear Rowena, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for atmosphere and location from Mt. Seorak. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Boyoung Kim, Hotel Manager

    Responded October 21, 2018
    Kensington Hotel Seorak
    10.0
    Exceptional
    husnie from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Classic Mountain View Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Instagramable”

    Old and classic hotel. Clean, and photo spot.

    Reviewed June 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hendry from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Classic Mountain View Korean Style Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Location is good”

    Just stay 1 night. Hotel location near mt seorak just take a walk about 10min. Recommended stay if you want to go to mt seorak.

    Reviewed June 06, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Pooi from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Classic Mountain View Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Location superb. Staff nice . Old hotel but well maintained . Breakfast food & time to be improve. ”

    Everything ok . Love the cozy environment and decor at Abbey Road bistro and bar. Nice mountain view and music which you can stay hours there just to relax. However , food served can be better in variety and taste. Breakfast food to be improved and time should be up to 11am instead of 10am, so that we could have time for morning mountain hike then breakfast . Check out time also too early to set at 11am . Set at 12:30pm will be lovely for those morning hikers for breakfast and quick shower before check out. However, good that they allow luggage storage after check out .

    Reviewed July 16, 2018

    Dear Pooi, Warmest greetings from the Kensington Stars Hotel, We are very pleased to know that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for location from Mt. Seorak and staff friendliness. Once again, thank you a lot for your kindness of the precious comments to us. Thank you. Best regards, Boyoung Kim, Hotel Manager

    Responded July 21, 2018
    Kensington Hotel Seorak
    8.8
    Excellent
    Tsui from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Excellent”

    Excellent location, just 10 mins from the park! Suitable for those who wish to explore the park for a few days!They have also a beautiful garden with excellent view! The room is comfortable, though have a minor water leakage problem with the sink in the bathroom, it was quickly fixed . If they want to become great from good, the front desk can proactively offer more help!

    Reviewed November 03, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Maureen from Singapore
    Group
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Excellent”

    The view was Great! hotel was 15min walk to seoraksan ticketing n the walk was certainly pleasant. we spent 2 nites n we didn't regret it. food choices at the hotel wasn't great but the quality is acceptable. toileteries was delightful but note that the high quality toothbrush n razor is not free. bed was superbly comfortable.

    Reviewed May 19, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Shu from Singapore
    Group
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Great for climbing Seoraksan”

    This is my second time here after 3 years and I am not sure if I feel slightly disappointed this time round due to elevated expectations. The toilet has a funky smell and the staff put in an essential oil burner to neutralise it. It helped while the burner lasted. Hotel staff is helpful and responsive. I was looking forward to having the Korean hot breakfast set but discovered that it was only served on weekends. Thankfully, the buffet is awesome as well. Quality of food was top notch and there was a wide range of choices. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to Seoraksan so it is convenient for this purpose. Take note that it is a distance to town so choose your accommodation according to your travelling preferences.

    Reviewed December 20, 2016
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