When we took a weekend trip to Busan, we stayed at the Hotel Commodore for one night. It is rated as a five star hotel with 312 rooms. The hotel has been around since 1979 and is 17 storeys high.
The exterior is very gorgeous and has a nice traditional feel. It is centrally located close to Downtown and it is easy to get access to cabs to get anywhere in the city.
The interior of the lobby is quite ornate and you will spend some time just looking at all the walls.
The hotel has 3 restaurants:
- Viking Buffet Restaurant (International cuisine)
- Admiral Yi Western Restaurant
- Hanguk Kwan (Traditional Korean)
We didn’t get a chance to try out these restaurants, but there is definitely more delicious food out in the markets.
The lobby seating area has a very beautiful chandelier. It has the colours of korean on it.
Standard Double Room
If you book through their website, it’s about $200, but if you do through websites like Expedia, you can book if for about $90.
The standard room is very simple with a minibar, coffee/tea maker, mini fridge, Air conditioning, and a desk. They give you complimentary water, tea and coffee packets.
You have to pay for wired internet, but good thing we had a portable wifi box we rented from the airport.
Everything from this room was pretty outdated. The clock is built into the side table. This room did not feel five star at all.
The standard double room was ok and has everything you need to sleep for the night, but is in need of some upgrades. If you want a nicer room, you might want to look into the semi suites but thats a bit more expensive.
The private bathroom has a more modern feel to it compared to the rest of the room. The bathroom has a shower/tub, the usual stuff and they have small things of Aveda shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer.
The view of the room faces the city and you can see all the buildings below.
The location is great and close to tourist areas like Jagalchi.
743-80, Yeongju-dong, Jung-gu,
Busan, South Korea