This is a beautiful hotel with the best location if you have come to explore the national park. It is a 5 minute walk from the entrance. The rooms are very comfortable. Soundproofing could be better. We could hear our neighbors clearly. The staff were extremelly accomodating and very friendly. Even before we arrived at the hotel they were helpful with advise on travelling from Seoul. They went out of their way to suggest places to visit and eat. Our only disappointment was the restaraunts. Service was very limited since it was not busy. This was not advertised when booking. The Korean restaraunt was closed and the British restaraunt which served western and Korean dishes was closed by 8pm. Breakfast was finished by 10am and there was no alternative in the hotel. No food was available until lunch at 12pm. Alternatively they had the Beetles themed "pub" which offered some snacks, pasta and pizza but we didn't come to Korea for pizza! Having said that, we would reccomend the blue cheese honey pizza!! Luckily going to Sokcho was a pleasant and cheap trip on the local bus. There were lots of good options for dining in town. We also enjoyed having lunch inside the park. There you could try local dishes in a nice rustic atmosphere. Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The staff and location definitely make this hotel special!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kensington Stars Hotel is the nearest place from which the beautiful unexplored regions of Mt.SeorakㅡKorea's most famous vacation areaㅡcan be seen. It boast the panoramic view of Kwon Geum Sung, admired so greatly by the former president Park Jung-Hee, he held his own exclusive room in the hotel. The Kensington Stats Hotel is the first Theme Hotel in the World. It is decorated with goods contributed from celebrities of the cultural and sports world. The hotel has an English-style interior and gracious atmosphere, within which the Kensington family presents beautiful memories that each and every one of the customers may keep deep inside his or her heart. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kensington Stars Hotel Sokcho