LOCATION & ATTRACTIONS NEARBY *** Benikea JD Tourist Hotel is located in Seoul’s neighbour town of Namyangju. Our local GPS couldn’t really cope with the location, so it took us almost 1,5h driving around town and then the commercial complex where this hotel is situated. Definitely get your GPS numbers before travelling. I think there are Hyundai factories nearby...
HOTEL OVERVIEW *** I think it’s mostly business-related trips hotel. Due to late arrival, we didn’t have time to explore the area, but there are many shops and restaurants around. Their steakhouse restaurant seems to be popular option in the evenings.
Parking was below the building and it was quite fit space for our SUV. No extra charge.
PURPOSE OF THIS TRIP *** Leisure
RESERVATION *** We booked it through ebookers.ie as they had the best price available and also good pre-paid options.
LENGTH OF MY STAY *** 1 night – May 2018
CHECK-IN *** Very quick and efficient, despite late night arrival. We have paid for breakfast and got our coupons for the morning.
LOBBY & RECEPTION *** Small & tiny. No way you can get lost there, hehe.
ROOM *** We had two rooms called Sunshine Double - #907 & #906. They’re very spacious, almost empty. Quite good quality, but with few random equipment items you normally don’t have in your standard hotels. The most bizarre was this enormous massage chair which you can normally meet at the airports. It was quite good thou. Also, stationery PC was kind of random...
Air-conditioner was quiet and efficient, but you have to de-code it first.
Room was surprisingly comfortable, despite these strange items.
There was plenty of storage space and also working desk with basket which contained cups, instant teas/coffees, hair-dryer, cleaning gel, combs and snail moisture lotion...
BATHROOM *** Also, bit of unusual. It was huge with a separate, self-standing bathtub. Not something you have in standard hotel. Toiletries box was full of items.
BREAKFAST *** We paid at check-in, it was KRW 7000 (approx. 5 EUR) and it was served in the steak house downstairs. Buffet was small, quite basic, but all items were extremely tasty and well presented. Really enjoyed it!
INTERNET ACCESS *** Complimentary and connection stable.
CHECK-OUT EXPERIENCE *** Quick and efficient.
STAFF *** Helpful and professional, even if we didn’t speak Korean (and they didn’t speak English). We managed.
OVERVIEW *** Good hotel for quick stay on your way. Very hard to find, but rooms were comfy. Still strange, haha.