first day found cigarette at balcony, dirty. Room is comfortable, but no pot provide to boil water only hot water outside the room, floor lobby but always empty.
traffic is quiet convenience ”
Room is quite big but not very tidy. Bus stop is just outside the hotel. It is very convenience for sight-seeing. And price is a little bit high of the standard twin room.
Clean but dated”
Clean room, comfortable bed
Our room was clean, and we had a nice view of the lake. The hotel itself hasn't been renovated since the early 70's by the look of it. The pool is drained and the tennis courts are weeded over. They have no shuttle so you'll need to take a taxi, and it's a bit of a hike to the sites. Nearby are some shops and an outdoor stage though. The staff at the Concorde don't speak much English, but we were able to check in and change some money without problems. For the price it's fine, but I wouldn't recommend it for a stay longer than a night or two.
Ok hotel, great location. ”
Hotel is very big with its own restaurant, shops, bar, sauna, massage etc. But the room was old. The hairdryer in the bathroom is an in-built type, which was very weak and the handle gets heated up quickly. There's no wifi but has internet port. Only certain rooms are available with internet port so must request specifically if you want to use the internet. Also there's no computer so must have your own laptop. There's no kettle or water bottle. However, there's a hot & cold water filter/vending machine at the elevator so I have to walk out to get hot water for coffee/tea. Hotel uses hot water from their own underground hot spring so when turned on the shower, hot water takes a long time to activate (had to turn on & off the water tap a few times before hot water stabilises).
would stay here again”
clean, large/nice rooms
Nice, large, clean rooms. Very nice, upscale hotel (I guess it's expected because it's in the Bomun Resort Area). The location is OK, but there's a city tour bus that picks up right outside the front door and goes to all the tourist spots you could want to visit.
Near a lovely lake
Apart from price, ther ismlittle to recommend about this hotel. The rooms are old, funny-smelling, moldy and (when the lake-side entertainment features a crooner singing the Bee Gees and Tom Jones) not sound-proof for a good night's sleep. Nor is the hotel particullarly well-located for sightseeing in the downtown historic areas. The towells are ratty. The decor grey and depressing. However, the staff were professional and helpful, albeit a little stern. Even so, not enough to justify a recommendation.
Everything as expected”
the hotel is quite old and requires some renovation. rooms are clean, but old, so don't expect anything fancy. it is cheaper than most surrounding ones, though.
it is about 10 minuts bus ride from the center and buses go relatively often.
Okay but some problems”
They sent me to a room that wasn't ready, and I could also smell a lot of smoke in my room. I put up a sign to not disturb me, but they still came to the room and entered. Overall I was not that satisfied an probably wouldn't stay there again.
Old hotel that lives in its past fame”
old, bad taste decoration, expensive, bad location
It is far from the interesting sites
dirty old decor, deserted and filthy carpets ”
absolutely nothing. Obviously Gyeongju Bomum Lake closes in Nov as all promoted attractions amusement park, shops were closed down totally
This hotel is definitely NOT a 5 star as advertised and is seriously overpriced with incredibly out of date and dirty atmosphere. 30 yr old original TV in room , carpets and curtains seriously stained and the bathrooms was a pokey tiny room. All rooms are the same - they just squash up to 4 single beds in one room . We were 3 adults and were originally put in 2 beds and only changed after complaints .The hotel was huge and completely empty - we noted only 5 other guests in 2 days.
we travelled to gyeongju on the free tourism bus provided by the ktno to encourage foreign visitors to go to gyeongju. however on arrival we fopund we were trapped at the isolated resort town of gyeongju that is a $13 taxi ride from the down town of main gyeongju. this hotel inside and out needs a complete refurbishment to bring it up to even the level of a 2 star hotel. we booked on line and paid the same price as other 4 and 5 star hotels in korea. even the box tv was so old and minimal it should have been thrown out!
please send an investigation person from your organisation to check all aspects of decor and provisions at the hotel for promoting and selling on your site - even the grubby room menu and fire escape advice was the 30 yr old original card. we have stayed in numerous hotels in korea over 12 yrs and have never come across such a situation as this before - [and never ever had to complain before] so were shocked with the concorde
Old hotel in an ancient city”
Slow service. Furnitures and wallpapers are old. Source of water for the bathroom is from a natural spring, which leaves skin dehydrated and slicky.
The hotel experience totally spoils my stay in the city"
Old but spacious”
Quiet surroundings and view from the hotel room
Room is old
Hotel is located within the tourist compound and surrounded by the Bomun lake where you can go for a morning stroll or jog. Beautiful secenry. Love the hotspring water from the bathroom that leaves the skin smooth after showering. Requires a taxi to get to the main attractions.
Tired but clean. ”
More than ready for renovation. No customers in restaurants.
OK place to camp out. You might feel like you are visiting a once proud relative on hard times, trying to keep up a brave face.
Great value, beautiful setting, convenient for tou”
Public areas, rooms, view and location
A beautiful and fairly quiet setting amid other luxury and highrise hotels and condo complexes on Pomun Lake, about 10-15 minutes by car from downtown Gyeongju and about 15-20 minutes from the famous Bulgooksa temple. Location is conveniently near several restaurants. Spacious rooms all afford excellent views and have balconies. Staff is very attentive and helpful and they speak English well.
cheap, relatively clean, fun area
used to be elegant, now worn down
The Concorde has an imposing building but the interior has not been kept up. The rooms are worn and dated, torn curtains, threadbare sheets, worn furniture. However, it was cheap, convenient, quiet and one of the few hotels that could be booked from the US without specking Korean
Good place, near Myeongdong; good view from my room, can see N Seoul Tower
Most of the taxi drivers (most Korean People) do not know the name of PJ Hotel. They know its Korean name only.
Good place, only 10 minutes walk from Myeongdong or Dongdamun and near the airport bus stop (2 minutes walk only);
Also, good view from my room, can see N Seoul Tower.
But most of the taxi drivers (most Korean People) do not know the name of PJ Hotel. They know its Korean name only. It is better for you to get its Korean name before.