Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

198-11 Gwanhun-dong (26 Insadong 7-gil), Insadong, Seoul, South Korea, 03149 - See map
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8.8
Excellent
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Housekeeping16
Breakfast7
24-hour front desk2
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Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

"The good size room was always clean, air condition worked very well and the bed was extremely comfortable."

melina - September 30, 2019

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Popular landmarks
Insadong 130 m
Bukchon Hanok Village 660 m
Changdeokgung Palace Complex 950 m
Gyeongbokgung Palace 1 km
Myeong-Dong Walking Street 1.06 km
Namdaemun Market 1.67 km
N Seoul Tower 2.45 km
The War Memorial of Korea 4.25 km
National Museum of Korea 5.49 km
Lotte World 12.14 km
Nearby landmarks
Moro Gallery 40 m
Gallery Dea 50 m
Insadong Maru 50 m
Gallery La Mer 70 m
Gallery La Mere 70 m
Knife Gallery 70 m
Museum Kimchikan 70 m
Gallery AM 80 m
Gallery Now 80 m
Sabee 80 m
9.0

Exceptional

Location rating score

320 meters from city center
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 100% of guests
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.7 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.4 facilities on premise

The room was comfortable if a little dark and the hotel staff were very helpful.

Juliette | May 19, 2018

  • 360 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.6
Distance to city center1km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport16.2 km

Rooms available at Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.4
Deluxe Twin Room
Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Korean Style Deluxe Double Room
Korean Style Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed and 2 futons
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Korean Style Double Room
Korean Style Double Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed and 1 futon
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Standard Korean Double
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        What people love about Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Location
          "The location is at the back of other buildings BUT it is quiet and very safe even at night."

          ma | November 2, 2019

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          "I booked a room with 2 double beds, great for my family with 2 young children."

          Chze | March 25, 2019

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Location
          "Very accessible to nearby palaces and even walkable to Myeon Dong (15minutes)."

          koksiang | April 14, 2018

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        Room size
        39 sqm.
        Room comfort score
        8.4/10
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        8.9/10
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        9.0/10
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        8.8
        Excellent
        1,296 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.7
        Facilities
        8.4
        Location
        9.0
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        More about Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

        More about Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

        This budget hotel is suitable for travelers who want to be close to the city center and spend plenty of time exploring the sights and venues of Seoul. The guestrooms include satellite television, mini bars, and air conditioning. Although there is no restaurant in the hotel, its location on Gwanhun-Dong provides quick and easy access to surrounding restaurants and dining venues. Explore the area and visit nearby locations like the Namdaemon and Royal Palace. If sightseeing and walking around the city leaves you extremely tired, return to the hotel and relax at the indoor or outdoor pool. The Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul's parking facilities and wake-up call services make checking in and out of the Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul a stress-free process. The hotel is an ideal base for budget travelers who want to be close to the city center. To make your reservation at Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul, just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form and submit.

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        Breakfast
        36 mentions
        Housekeeping
        22 mentions
        Internet
        7 mentions
        Taxi
        4 mentions

        What they offer

        9.6
        Exceptional
        Staff 
        "The staff allowed us to check in early and helped us book a ..."

        koksiang | April 14, 2018

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        Reviews of Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul from real guests

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        8.8
        Excellent
        From 1296 reviews
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        Cleanliness8.7
        Facilities8.4
        Location9.0
        Room comfort and quality8.4
        Service8.9
        Value for money8.6
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mackenzie from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

        Extremely clean, comfortable, and affordable”

        The large bathroom, high speed wifi, very clean

        I didn't have any expectations for the Sunbee hotel--it just seemed like it would be a pretty standard hotel and room. However, upon arrival, my friend and I (two American girls in their mid-20s) were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel was very modern and stylish, but still comfortable and inviting. The room was very large and had a big screen tv (not that we really spent any time watching it). The bathroom had a separate toilet and an adjoining room with a large tub and a great shower (amazing water pressure). It was so close to two Metro stops (Anguk and Jonggak) and a short walk to Insadong for touristy souvenir shops. Great restaurants around as well. Breakfast was minimal but still good with access to their cafe as well. The staff was very nice and extremely helpful, letting us leave our luggage there while we traveled for a few days. They had high speed wifi which you could access in the hotel without needing a passkey. We stayed at the Sunbee at the beginning of our trip and then again upon returning to Seoul a week later. It was such a lovely experience, and we have already agreed to stay at the Sunbee when we go back to Seoul. While the Sunbee is in a great location--walking distance to palaces, shopping, restaurants--it is a bit difficult to find as it is on a tiny side alley off of a main street. If you stay there, you can tell your cab driver to drop you off at the Center Mark hotel as it is next door (our cab driver was unable to find Sunbee Hotel on his GPS). In conclusion, I recommend Sunbee Hotel 100%!!

        Reviewed May 01, 2013
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Stuart from New Zealand
        Couple
        Stayed 13 nights in December 2014

        Value for Money at a Superb Location”

        1. Great location, 2. Friendly, helpful staff, 3. Laundry Service

        Sunbee Hotel is over a decade old now, so it shows a few signs of its age, but it is clean and comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. Their English language skills were fine for us New Zealanders to communicate well with them. Sunbee’s Café provides guests with a complementary fusion breakfast, which is all you need to start your day exploring Seoul. Sunbee hotel has a SUPERB location. Within 5 – 10 minutes walking distance is: 1. Jonggak subway station, from which the whole city of Seoul is accessible. 2. A whole long street (Ujeongguk-ro 2-gil) of great Korean restaurants. 3. Seoul’s central tourist information centre (in Cheonggyecheon Street). 4. Several interesting historical sites, including Bosingak Jong and Tapgol Park. 5. The famous Insadong market. If we return to Seoul, we will be happy to stay at Sunbee Hotel again.

        Reviewed January 29, 2015
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Zach from Japan
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

        Great Staff”

        The staff at the sunbee hotel really make your stay in Insadong easy. This hotel is great for first time travelers to Seoul who are looking to stay near the traditional district. The hotel is adjacent to the Insadong traditional street and within walking distance of local party areas as well as some of Seoul's famous Castle Grounds. The staff were really friendly and were able to converse easily in English. They helped us book a tour to the DMZ as well as provided us with any info we needed. They even upgraded our room free of charge. The hotel itself is down an alley so it's a bit difficult to find but once you get there it's easy to remember the way. Again, I would highly recommend the Sunbee to first time visitors.

        Reviewed April 22, 2018

        Dear Zach Thank you for your recent feedback on your stay. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I hope you experienced many things in Seoul. I will pass on your kind comments to our staff and we promise to provide better service next time. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunbee hotel in the future. If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us. I wish you all the best. Best wishes, Sunbee hotel

        Responded April 23, 2018
        Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Noor from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 5 nights in January 2013

        Great location & very friendly service.”

        Location of the hotel

        We had a wonderful time staying at Sunbee Hotel. We could walk to Insadong alleys for sourveniers and tried some tasty local street food. There were also numerous choices of restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. Namdaemon Market & Dongdaemon Market were also within walking distance from Sunbee Hotel. The rooms we chose were very comfortable & big enough for 3. The bathroom was big with shower & a bathtub. We will come back to this hotel if we visit Seoul again.

        Reviewed January 27, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Jacqueline from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

        Centrally located hotel ”

        Location, attentive staff, close to metro

        My son and I visited most of the temples surrounding our hotel. Easy 20 minute walk to the farthest temple. Citizens of Seoul very helpful when trying to figure out the expansive Seoul Metro system. We used the metro extensively to get to places across the Han river. The staff was very, very helpful when I asked questions about tourist spots around The Sunbee hotel. Key was especially helpful. In fact I was able to use the washer/dryer unit that was available to guests during our stay. The breakfast was spartan. I would have appreciated hot cereal as they only had cold cereal. Also, they ran out of yogurt one morning. But McDonald's is just around the corner from the Sunbee so I had breakfast there on a number of days. Otherwise, the stay was perfect!

        Reviewed May 22, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Arthur from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

        Really like this hotel.”

        Location, clean, staff

        We have stayed at the SunBee Hotel many times. This trip because of late reservations we also stayed at the CenterMark and the Aventree. Both of those hotels are new and quite nice. The Aventree is pricier. Both are clean and more formal than the SunBee. Although the rooms are smaller than the SunBee I would still rate both hotels high. Why do I like the SunBee better? I feel relaxed at the SunBee. It is just as clean. It's breakfast has greatly improved and is now quite good. The breakfast at the other two is a premium and adds to the price considerably. But the bottom line is at the SunBee I can relax and feel more comfortable.

        Reviewed May 16, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        TAY from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Stayed 5 nights in December 2013

        Comfortable and relaxing.”

        Clean room, big bed and bathroom and good breakfast.

        This was the 3rd times I stayed in Sunbee Hotel during my holidays in Seoul. I booked 2 Deluxe Double Rooms and have been upgraded to Deluxe Twin Rooms. The room is clean and having big bed and bathroom. The breakfast have more variety compare to the last 2 times I stayed. I really enjoy the breakfast with my family. We shop at Insaedong every night after a whole day out. We felt comfortable and relaxing during our stay in Sunbee Hotel. I will highly recommend to my friends.

        Reviewed December 26, 2013
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ruth from Philippines
        Group
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

        Fantastic base to explore Seoul”

        This is my second visit to Seoul so I knew exactly which area I should be staying in to make the most of my time. This hotel is at Insadong, one of Seoul's traditional streets, lined with restaurants and traditional handicraft stores. There are 2 subway stops within easy walking distance, although we used taxis as they are quite reasonable and saved us time trying to figure out how to get to specific places. We walked to Bukchon, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. Took a taxi from Myeongdong as we were tired at the end of the day. Other than the fantastic location, the hotel itself is well designed for comfort. Our twin room was spacious, the bed, pillows and duvet very comfortable. We liked the very small ante-room where we could leave our shoes. Everything worked in our room - if it doesn't, you just need to ask the reception how it work. Breakfast here is pretty simple and straightforward, but there are so many options along Insadong. And one more plus - the hotel is near the Insadong stop of the airport limousine bus. KRW 15,000 per person each way. Very convenient.

        Reviewed September 17, 2016
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Mildred from United States
        Business traveler
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2008

        all around great hotel”

        price, free internet, large room, location
        If you don't speak Korean, it may be a little difficult to communicate with the staff there.

        The Sunbee is very reasonably priced. For such a reasonable price, you get everything you need - internet, big screen tv, fridge, and large comfortable room. I have stayed at the Sunbee twice and will definitely return. It is also in a great location, the Insadong area which is a tourist must-go. It is also close to many government establishments, public transportation, shopping areas, and restaurants

        Reviewed November 04, 2008
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Dmitry from Russia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 5 nights in September 2014

        Excellent vacation”

        Staff and location

        Perfect choice in frames of "price and quality". I've enjoined my holidays with Sunbee, perfect location for Seoul - it's about 12 min walk to metro line 2 and 15 min to shoping. Hotel staff is always polite and ready to help. Some question with breakfast and room cleaning but it's accetable taking into account other pluses. I'd recomend sunbee to my friends for Seoul visit.

        Reviewed September 23, 2014
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kara from United States
        Family with teens
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

        Excellent location, wonderful staff!”

        Helpful staff, clean rooms, great location

        The Sunbee Hotel was perfect! It's a bit tucked away in Insadong, which really makes it feel like a hidden gem. We were just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Insadong Street, and we ate the best meal we've ever had at Min's Club (just a short walk away). The staff were wonderful and helpful in every way, and they make a delicious breakfast!

        Reviewed October 02, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Wendy from Australia
        Couple
        Korean Style Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 6 nights in July 2017

        Spacious, pleasant rooms and helpful staff”

        We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at Sunbee Hotel. The Korean style room had an extremely comfortable bed and pillows. The bathroom was large, modern and clean. The main ways it appeared to be Korean rather than European were sliding window screens - good for blackout but could not be fully opened for much of a view - and the low table with cushioned floor seating - which we did not use. With hot and humid weather during our stay, the room A/C was very effective. We enjoyed being so close to a major subway station and many sites of interest. In particular we were impressed by how helpful the staff were and the English speaking man on reception, Kunwoo Kim, went out of his way to help us negotiate car rental and with travel advice. We highly recommend the Sunbee!!

        Reviewed July 09, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        William from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

        Great base for exploring Seoul”

        We chose this hotel due to a friend's recommendation. It was absolutely perfect for our two-day layover in Seoul. The Insadong neighborhood is a great place to try Koren foods and for souvenir shopping. The hotel staff was very helpful in arranging taxis and making restaurant recommendations. They also loaned us plug adapters to charge our phones. The rooms and bedding were very clean. The bath is big and comfortable. As we were recovering from jet-lag, the blackout blinds were perfect for daytime sleeping (but only in some rooms).

        Reviewed August 01, 2017
        8.7
        Excellent
        Jennifer from Canada
        Couple
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        Great Location! ”

        Big Room, Perfect location, friendly staff

        We stayed in the Sunbee for one night and really enjoyed it. It is in the heart of Insadong a really cool shopping area and really close to the subway. The only downside was that we could not figure out how the heater worked and it was very hot in our room. We ended up having to turn the air conditioner on which is crazy for December. Other than that we had no complaints about this hotel.

        Reviewed December 05, 2012
        8.0
        Excellent
        Tetsuko from Japan
        Business traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

        Good location and reasonable cost ”

        Location, Roomy, Clean

        It was my first stay at Sunbee Hotel. I prefer to stay at the area and reserved this hotel becuase my favourite hotels were more expensive than expected this time. It may be hard to find the hotel if you are not familiar with the area and it is very dark on the alley at night. The room is fairly large and simple. Fortunately I stayed at the newly refurbished room and it looks cleaner and newer (though the paint and glue smell annoyed me a lot). The breakfast is included in my reservation plan but I recommend you to enjoy breakfast at the local restaurant (yes, you can enjoy breakfast at Insadong, anyway.)

        Reviewed October 25, 2015
        9.3
        Exceptional
        James from United States
        Family with teens
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

        Excellent location and very nice staff.”

        Location, staff, rooms.

        The Sunbee is a little hard to find but it's location near Insadong street was excellent. The staff was exceptionally helpful and a pleasure to interact with. We would definitely stay at the Sunbee again.

        Reviewed August 21, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jureerat from Thailand
        Group
        Deluxe Twin Room
        Stayed 5 nights in May 2016

        Perfect location!”

        Sunbee hotel is very close to Insadong walking street and very easy to get to subway station (Jonggak station and Anguk station) Room is so comfy for 3 persons!

        Reviewed May 10, 2016
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Arthur from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in March 2014

        Great accommodations for the price”

        Proximity to Insadong and other attractions, ample size rooms, access to public transportation

        We had a great 5 night stay at the Sunbee. The staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. Room size was great. Although there were no drawers in the room for storage. Great being next to Insadong for shopping and eating. Breakfast was limited.

        Reviewed April 01, 2014
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Suzanne from United States
        Family with teens
        Stayed 8 nights in July 2013

        A wonderful value at the price, great location”

        Love Insadong, lovely rooms, inexpensive

        This was our second stay at the Sunbee--we love it! The neighborhood, Insadong, is loaded with things to see, fantastic restaurants, terrific street life. This is an economy hotel but it feels like it costs way more.

        Reviewed August 08, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Suhl-Young from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

        Great location, fantastic staff.”

        Friendly staff, quiet hotel in middle of hip busy area, spacious rooms.

        We had a fantastic. stay at the sunbee. This location is central to everything and in a quiet pocket in the middle of a bustling shopping/art area. Rooms are spacious, good water pressure in the bathroom. Excellent staff with great English skills who bend over backwards to help. I will return next time I am in Seoul.

        Reviewed May 21, 2014
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