Polaris Tourist Pension
Polaris Tourist Pension
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9.2
Exceptional

"Pool was lovely to relax in the sun!"

Jacob

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July 3, 2017

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8.5
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What guests are saying:
Will be back again
Ho from Hong Kong
Couple
The pension is so lovely and the service is excellent. The owner is so nice & he always have good suggestion on where the scenery spots & restaurants. We have tried bbq at the balcony. Very good experience
Ho from Hong Kong
Couple
The room is clean and comfortable. Definitely will recommend for friends.
Yit from Malaysia
Couple
This pension is very clean, also with good instructions in English for foreigners. Actually, I stayed there with my two kids and wife. Kids were happy, and my wife was satisfied with the facility at the room rate we paid.
Won from South Korea
Family with teens
Very Good
YIT from Malaysia
Group
the boss of the pension is very nice, recommend to stay though it is quite far from the city
Terry from Hong Kong
Couple
The host has lots of information about the area and if you intend to stay, pls spend at least 2 nights if you want to explore the area
Cheng from Singapore
Couple
Matthew was really helpful and friendly. He even drove us to one of the attractions and helped me check the schedule for inter city buses. The room was clean and cosy too. Overall, it was a really great experience!
Ho from Singapore
Group
Exceptional
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9.0
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10
Exceptional service
9.7
Recommended by 94% of guests
Value for money9.2
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportUlsan Airport (USN)
Distance to airport20.4 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

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9.3
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe Villa
Deluxe Villa
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Family
Family
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Double Superior
Double Superior
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 queen bed
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Villa
Villa
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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      What people love about the property

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "Good place to stay, overall."

        Azra S.

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        July 12, 2016

      • 8.4
        Excellent

        "The room is cosy and pleasant."

        TAY

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        June 14, 2016

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Everything is pleasant, clean, and welcoming."

        Hon T.

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        May 18, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good

      "Nice host and very welcome place"

      Maxime

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      October 23, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good

      "The host is so helpful and the place is nice."

      Amy

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      April 12, 2017

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      Agoda Reviews (171)Booking.com Reviews (68)
      9.0
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      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.2
      Facilities8.7
      Location8.5
      Room comfort and quality9.3
      Service9.7
      Value for money9.2
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      JIA from Malaysia
      Couple
      Villa
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018
      Dropped by Gyeongju because of Polaris”
      Read bout the reviews and decided to give Gyeongju a day simply because the colourful huts attracted me. Owner Matthew brings pride to the Koreans due to his professionalism and hospitality. We missed the house’s bus stop and he voluntarily picked us from the next stop. Also, we’re grateful he updated us with the accurate timing of the bus arrival. Had an enjoyable stay and had recommended this cosy place to my friends and family. Oh, he gave his stunning postcards and delivered them for free! God bless you, Matthew :)
      Reviewed June 04, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      LAI from Taiwan
      Couple
      Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
      What a wonderful stay experience - two nights and afterwards......”
      Matthew is a great host providing prompt response, clear guidance and extra tremendous services. 4 of us participated April 7 Cherry Marathon event. My friend forgot his Suunto watch in the toilet of event place. He was frustrated not because the value of the watch but all running records are with the watch. Next day, we packed and left Polaris and travelled to Daegu, Matthew messengered me that .....you forgot your two medals. Matthew promised that he will try to contact and find the watch, and if found, he will send to Taiwan the watch together with two medals. Unbelievably and fortunately, the watch was found and kept without any damage. Matthew carefully packed them and sent to us without delay. We really troubled him very much and we appreciate his great patience. Parcel received 2.5 days later. We can not say enough to express our gratitude....Many thanks to Matthew....We really wish to stay again with Polaris to enjoy your hospitality. Highly recommended!!!
      Reviewed April 12, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Lynne from Australia
      Group
      Family
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
      Polaris is a fabulous place to stay.”
      We had a great time at Polaris. As a group of 8, we loved the houses which are cute, quirky and very comfortable. Matthew, the owner, is just wonderful. He picked us up from and retuned us to the bus station, drove us to local restaurants and even acted as our guide for our day tour of Gyeongju. Although Polaris feels very private and away from the noise and traffic, many things are within walking distance including convenience stores, restaurants and the traditional craft village. Thank you so much, Matthew, for the great hospitality you showed us. We will definitely be back and will surely recommend Polaris to our families and friends when they come to Gyeongju!
      Reviewed March 20, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Goh from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Double Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
      Accessible, comfortable, scenic (return visitor)”
      Matthew's pension is so scenic that I came back for a second stay! Getting there is simple - simply take bus #700 from the Singyeongju Station (~45minutes ride), the pension owner, Matthew, will pick you up from the bus stop near his home and drive you to a nicely decorated pension fully equipped with a kitchen, large-screened LCD TV, 2 coffee tables, a vanity table, and a luxurious bed and toilet. He is also an avid photographer that gives great tips on composition, so don't forget to get some good photography tips while you're there!
      Reviewed April 11, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Azra from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Double Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
      Comfortable pension outside the city centre”
      Matthew, the host, was very friendly and was there waiting for us at the bus stop when we arrived. Prior to arrival he had emailed all the information that we needed to get there. The pension is located outside of the city (about an hour by bus from Singyeongju train station), but is walking distance to the bus stop so getting around is not a problem. Our room was spacious and clean, with a little veranda out front if you'd like to catch a breath outside. Sleeping at night was peaceful as we were out in the country, basically. Good place to stay, overall.
      Reviewed July 12, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      TAY from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Family
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
      A very pleasant stay in Polaris”
      The host has been extremely helpful and forthcoming with any request. The room is cosy and pleasant. The location is strategically located with decent connection by bus to the various sightseeing locations?
      Reviewed June 14, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Goh from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
      Peaceful surrounding, warm host! ”
      Nestled in the midst of mountains, the Polaris Pension is a great place for travellers who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Completely equipped with a kitchenette, dining table, balcony, amongst pther facilities, this place is a great place for one to rest and recharge! The place is located very close to attractions such as the bulgaksa temple, seokguram and the bomun resort. However, as the buses are highly infrequent (approx 20-30mins interval), travellers may wish to rent a car or book a tour package with the owner. Upon arrival, the kind host, Matthew will help plan your travel itinerary for you. He is also an avid photographer and very interested in meeting new friends from around the world! If ypu like nature, and a homey setting, Polaris is a great choice for the tranquil traveller.
      Reviewed June 05, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ho from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Double Superior
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
      Excellent service with good view”
      The pension is so lovely and the service is excellent. The owner is so nice & he always have good suggestion on where the scenery spots & restaurants. We have tried bbq at the balcony. Very good experience
      Reviewed April 15, 2016
      8.3
      Excellent
      KIT from Hong Kong
      Group
      Double Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
      Wonderful hotel”
      Good Service, good location and comfortable
      I have a wonderful stay in Polaris Tourist Pension.It is a very comfortable hotel. Matthew (The tenant) is very nice and helpful. The room is very clean and tidy. Pension outside has a good scenary and we can see cherry blossom during our stay. In conclusion, I highly recommend all of you to stay here.
      Reviewed April 15, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jee from South Korea
      Couple
      Double Superior
      Stayed 1 night in November 2014
      Good stay, lovely room, good service”
      Great staff service, location, lovely designed room
      It was really great stay at Polaris with my family. Staff was really kind and give useful information about all city history and food etc. I was really enjoy to stay there and I will recommend to my friend who will visit gyeongju. Hopefully I can visit pension again during summer and enjoy their nice pool with my kids.
      Reviewed January 30, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ho from Singapore
      Group
      Double Superior
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014
      Great experience and friendly staff”
      Bus stop was very near the premises, the manager was really friendly and the room was cosy.
      Matthew was really helpful and friendly. He even drove us to one of the attractions and helped me check the schedule for inter city buses. The room was clean and cosy too. Overall, it was a really great experience!
      Reviewed December 30, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Farida from Indonesia
      Couple
      Double Superior
      Stayed 1 night in November 2014
      Great place to stay for holiday”
      view, room, hospitality
      it was such a great place to stay during my holiday to Gyeongju. the room is very nice, clean and cozy. I got a room with the best view, I can see the mountain directly from here. the location is also strategic, bus station is located only 5mins. the best thing from this hotel is the owner. the owner is such a nice person. he gave us a detail about Gyeongju city, and how to get to every tourism site in this city. you will never get lost because he always there to help you. But too bad we only stay here one night, so we couldn't visit all those place. I strongly recommended you to stay here, and consult your itinerary with the owner, he can gave you a lot of advice. I just wish I could come here agaiiinn~~~
      Reviewed December 23, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Howe from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
      Chalet Style Guesthouse well maintained”
      hospitality, comfort stay , accomodative owner
      I stayed in Polaris Pension with my family of 6. The place is just as shown in the photos. Very close to Bulgaksa Temple. Matthew the owner do cater for pickup services and day tour services which is excellent for my family with elderly. He even helped us to call for delivery order which we wanted to experience. Overall I am very satisfied with my stay there and would recommend my friends as well.
      Reviewed November 17, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Yun from China
      Solo traveler
      Villa
      Stayed 1 night in October 2014
      Home sweet home in Korea”
      Passionate & friendly host, convenient location, unique and nice accomodation
      Polaris is definitely one of my favourite accomodation away from home. 1.The host Matthew is very friendly in welcoming guests, he provide pick up service for guests in train station, and send welcoming email befor eyour arrival to prepare your visit Also, during the stay, he is so helpful to provide all travel information, very well organised.Before leaving the pension, he helped us to take nice photos in his lovely pension 2.Locations is so convenient, close from the train station Bulguksa, and only 3 mins walk to bus station which take you to all tourists sites in Gyeongju 3.The pension design is so nice, feel so relaxing and all the facilities are so clean.Amenities are all provided and tidy.
      Reviewed November 16, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Melissa from United States
      Couple
      Family
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014
      Best Tourism Pension in Gyeongju!”
      Owner/Tour Guide, Fun Decor, Location near Sights
      I came here to show my parents around the sights. We didn't have a car, so the owner of the hotel, Matthew was so kind to help us. He drove us to Bulguksa and explained in detail how to get home via bus and taxi. He also gave us a brochure and was an excellent tour guide. Then, when we had to leave, he drove us to the train station. We came by slow train, but the best station to come to this hostel from is the Buguksa Station, not Gyeongju Station. The room was also excellent. I stayed there with a group and the beds were comfortable and the bathroom had a nice shower. I would definitely stay here again!
      Reviewed August 15, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Siu from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
      Beautiful B and B, helpful host”
      friendly and helpful host, spectacular scenery, great food
      The host spoke fluent English and provided lots of useful information for us. The BBQ dinner is highly recommended and the host offered us more than we could finish. The scene is really beautiful there. Highly recommended!
      Reviewed August 05, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jenny from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Double Superior
      Stayed 1 night in June 2014
      Fantastic!!”
      Friendly owner, cosy place, location
      Fantastic place, wish we can stay longer. Well decorated and fully equipped apartments. Very cosy place. Friendly and helpful owner shared with us the places to go to in Gyeongju-si. Definitely will stay again if I go Gyeongju again.
      Reviewed June 25, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Courtney from United States
      Family with teens
      Villa
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2014
      Royal treatment from owner of Pension”
      Friendly owner, easy transportation, close to restaurants
      This was the second time I took a group to the Pension. Matthew was and is the best host! One of my participants was ill and he took us to the pharmacy. Matthew also made reservations for us and when we had to cancel one reservation he was so nice to do so. This is the best place to stay in Gyeongju (I've stayed a few other places), it's a beautiful getaway from Seoul to enjoy the culture of Gyeongju and friendly host. I will never stay anywhere else--the Polaris Pension will always be home away from home.
      Reviewed June 25, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Kuai from Macau
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in June 2014
      Perfect stay and relaxing getaway trip ”
      Very passionate friendly and helpful staff , and good communication skills Easy access, close to major attraction and train station, and hotel owner provide pick up. Very beautiful hotel
      We enjoy our stay a lot, will definitely love to come back Very passionate friendly and helpful staff , and good communication skills Easy access, close to major attraction and train station, and hotel owner provide pick up. Very beautiful hotel and very beautiful cultural city, worth visiting for more than 1day
      Reviewed June 05, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chan from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
      Gyeongju is a very relaxing place. ”
      Nice view, perfect decorated room, friendly staff
      Polaris Pension is a very lovely place. I was surprised when I first arrived there as it was such a wonderful paradise. The view is stunning. The design and decoration are perfect everywhere. The owner, Matthew, is very friednly. He can speak good English. He helped us a lot during our stay. He took some beautiful photos for us and he also recommended many good places for us to visit. The dinner he recommended was really delicious. If I visit Gyeongju again in the future, I will definitely stay there again.
      Reviewed April 23, 2014
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