[HOTEL] Hound Hotel @ Gwang-an, Busan

Posted by swisscheese on Feb 4, 2018 in beach, busan, hotels, sunrise |

Since Busan is a city filled with beautiful scenic beaches, Vivian and I actually booked an AIRBNB with a view of the sunrise at Busan but two days prior to our trip from Seoul to Busan, the AIRBNB host unexpectedly cancelled on us. We were so pissed but there was no choice except to book a hotel. Although Hound Hotel Gwang-an was a last minute choice, it is one of the most decent hotels around. Keep reading on to find out why…

Hound Hotel Gwang-an
12, Namcheonbada-ro 33beon-gil,
Suyeong-Gu, 48303 Busan, South Korea
+82 51-755-0072

Vivian and I took the noon train from Seoul to Busan and we arrived at Busan at about 1:23pm. The check-in time for Hound Hotel is 3pm but by the time we took train from Busan station to Geunmnyeonsan station and walked to Hound hotel, we arrived about 2ish pm. So, we had to wait at the comfortable lounge area as depicted in the second and third pictures. While waiting at the hotel lobby, I went to ask the receptionist gazillion questions about the food and places Busan has to offer and the concierge responded patiently. When we were finally able to check in, we saw how nicely and uniquely decorated the lift lobby and the corridors of each level were as seen in the forth and fifth pictures respectively.

The bedroom is very spacious and the bathroom provides a comfortable and luxurious vibe. As shown in the second picture, this hotel offers a bidet-style toilet, whereby you can press the button to flush and clean the toilet bowl and such. If you take a look at the last picture very closely, it also has an open closet concept.

The Gwangalli Beach is very accessible to Hound Hotel as it is less than 100 meters away. We saw the day and night version of the Gwangandaegyo Bridge and both versions portray their own beauty. Since it was a cold, windy spring last April, we were literally freezing away during the day and even more so at night.  

When Vivian and I came back to the hotel after our long trip to Wave On Coffee at night, I was shocked to receive the diffuser and letter shown in the above picture from another concierge. He mentioned that the other concierge whom I was asking a lot of questions earlier that afternoon apologized for not being able to answer most of my questions properly. Actually, during our discussion prior to our check in that afternoon, I was checking with him on the distance between the food hunts we want to check out and our hotel and his response is usually “The taste of that particular food would be the same if you head to the restaurants nearby that serve those food.” I did not find that rude at all and the answers are very acceptable since he considered the lack of time we have at Busan so you should totally see both Vivian and my face when we received this apology gift from the hotel. Impeccable service for everyone to applaud!

Since the hotel also had a roof deck to catch the sunrise, Vivian and I woke up at 6+am the next day, brushed our teeth and went straight to the roof deck in our pajamas and hoodie to snap lots of pictures of the mesmerizing sunrise. How convenient for us, really! Guess what happened after we took pictures of the sunrise? We went back to our room and fell asleep once again!

NEAREST STATION: Geunmnyeonsan Station via Busan Metro Line 2
Paid $81.70 for one night stay via Hotel.com

We love how the cancellation of our AIRBNB is a blessing in disguise as we managed to stay in a hotel that has great service, is close to the train station, located next to the beach and able to watch the sunrise at such convenience.



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