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Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington

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229, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan 48303 South Korea
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If you’re looking for a trendy hotel in Busan, look no further than Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Busan Cinema Centre (1.2 mi) and Haeundae Cinema Street (1.8 mi), guests of Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington can easily experience some of Busan's most well known attractions.

The rooms offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington features 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and express check-in and check-out. In addition, as a valued Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington guest, you can enjoy a hot tub and breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Busan's popular cafes such as Brunch Cafe Ean, Boksoondoga F1963, and Caffe Primo, all a short distance from Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington.

If you are interested in exploring Busan, check out a garden, such as Flower Clock.

The staff at Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Korean
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Dick Z wrote a review Oct 2022
Bangkok, Thailand2871 contributions472 helpful votes
The hotel is perfectly located in the center of the beach road. The lobby is on the 3rd floor, the rooms higher up. The room is spacious and modern, the view depends on the side which you are on. Not all rooms have the view over the bay. The reception area is very nice, check in is friendly with limited English skills. There is a fridge with water and an excellent coffee machine with cups for really good coffee. On the 15th floor there is a restaurant where you can have a buffet meal in the evening with free flow of wine. For 39.000 won very good value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Eric K wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
It's right in front of Gwangalli beach, the view is very nice from the room, though the best view is actually from the lift at the front. Gwangan Bridge is clearly visible from the room which is beautiful at night. It is only a short stroll to Gwangan Station, which can take you to the city centre, Haeundae or all other tourist attractions easily. We were worried about the parking spot because when we made the booking we were advised that SUVs don't fit into the lift, though when we reached there, we were able to park a compact SUV (Kia Sportage) there without a problem
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Niemandt26 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
When showering, the water ran out of the shower and flooded the bathroom. The water also didn't drain, so when I got out of the shower, it spilled out into the entire bathroom. I phoned reception to let them know and all they did was send 2 towels up to the room. In the morning, the water had saturated into the bedroom carpet and by the end of the day stunk of damp. The next day, the same thing happened therefore a relaxing trip ended up being pretty stressful. I also went to look for a place to have dinner, there are 3 restaurants at this hotel: Pizza Mall, Ashley's and a Sushi place. All of which closed sooner than the opening times that were advertised, therefore I got sent away. I was disappointed with this stay and expected more from this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Stephen R wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our flight arrived early into Busan so we got to the hotel at 8.30am. Check in was 3pm (this seemed later than usual to me). The receptionist informed us that our room was ready but if we wanted it before 3pm we would need to pay €45 extra. No sense of customer service they just want to make as much money as they can. The room was going to sit empty until 3pm as they couldn’t sell it. Instead of making two tired guests feel more welcome, they opted to charge us more money (half the nightly room rate) for 6 hours more in our room. It wasn’t the friendliest start to our stay. Breakfast wasn’t great either. However, most places don’t open until 10am so if you’re an early riser like me, the breakfast is useful. If you like to lie in, save the money and spend it on a nicer place. The location is good. It’s right beside the beach and the view from the lobby and roof top is great. The partial ocean view rooms are very much partial. If I stayed again I wouldn’t bother with the extra cost.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Todd Z wrote a review May 2019
Toronto, Canada106 contributions64 helpful votes
I came by KTX from Seoul to Busan and public transit to the hotel. It is about a 10 minute walk to the beachfront property. Not hard to find but when you get there you need to figure out that the front desk is on the 15th floor. You also need to locate the elevators which are separated. The hotel is very nicely decorated and there is lots of window area to allow you to enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean. The room was a decent size and was well appointed and comfortable. One of my favourite things was the massage chairs set out in the hallway where you could relax in them while enjoying the view. I never tried any of the hotel restaurants while I was there. The tourist office was just a short walk away and there were numerous restaurants in the area. One problem is that many of the restaurants were North American style cuisine and fairly pricy. I really wanted to try local dishes but many of the restaurants of this type were barbecue houses and these would not seat solo diners. Eventually I found some great places a bit of a walk away but travellers should be aware of this aspect of Gwangalli. Haeundae seemed to have a much better dining scene and market for my tastes. All in all if you are going to Gwangalli this is a good choice. No problem with English.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: Ocean view.
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MNB55 wrote a review May 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia89 contributions39 helpful votes
Excellent room with a view of the beach. In the heart of the action with a wide range of different eateries within a very short walk. Restaurant in hotel excellent. Although breakfast is different. Apart from the range of self select juices and cereals they bring a full plate eggs, meats etc instead of you walking up and selecting for yourself. Lifts fast!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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ikshu_24 wrote a review Apr 2019
New Delhi, Delhi, India141 contributions39 helpful votes
Great property with awesome location (highlight of the hotel) right in the heart of the city with subway within walking distance. Good sized rooms with awesome views. Breakfast was okayish with barely a spread and slow service, recommend to exclude as plenty of options around the hotel. They kept us waiting for check in as well for quite a while.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessyfl wrote a review Nov 2018
Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions1 helpful vote
Location is the best. Hotel just located in front of the the beach and surrounded by many type of restaurants. Metro is located 15 min walking from the hotel. Hotel has no air condition in winter and the room is quite dry. We were informed during check in that only heater available even it is still warm in October. We end up sleeping with open windows- maybe not a good solution if you are sensitive with noise because there are a lot of activities going on at the beach till late night. Bed and pillow are comfy. Overall is good enough for a short stay.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gökhan i wrote a review Oct 2018
Izmit, Turkey25 contributions20 helpful votes
Hotel location is really good, especially roof view is wonderful. Dinner is delicious but i can't say same thing for breakfast. Room cleaning, comfort, design are pleaser. Elevator quantity is not enough.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Humanoid wrote a review Jul 2018
Helsinki, Finland85 contributions12 helpful votes
It was pleasant surprise when we found that hotel was on the best place and right on the front of the beach. Wonderful view to the beach and the city skyscrapers from room window and from the bar on the roof. The room was super nice and clean, we were in two rooms, because we needed 2 days room for three and 3 days for 2 people, so we changed from 14 floor to the 13 floor. Both rooms were beautiful. Just we forgot to inform lobby that in second room, there was not wine classes like in the first room. But we managed without it very well. :) Thank you for make our vacation so pleasant!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington
Which popular attractions are close to Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
Nearby attractions include Gwangalli Beach (0.08 km), Busan Israel House (0.4 km), and AN Art Hall.Red (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Indian Restaurant & Bar, Galmegi Brewing Gwangan, and Gorilla Brewing Co..
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chungnyeolsa (5.6 km).