Suites Hotel Jeju[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”]
Jeju City, South Korea
Tel: (+82) 64 738 3800
Rate: $180 taxes included. Prepaid, Breakfast Included
Location: The Suites Hotel is right across the street from The Shilla. The airport limousine bus drops off right in front of the hotel.
￼Rooms: The whole hotel has a very contemporary, modern and simple feel. The rooms are very modern with plasma TVs. Rooms were quite a bit smaller than the Shilla, as were the bathrooms.
Facilities: The hotel has no spa, but does have a pool. There are two restaurants, one specializing in Korean cuisine, the other in American & European cuisine. The dinner menu had a wide selection of foods, but prices were high. Entrees ranged from $20 and up. The best value is the daily special. Lobster and steaks were well in the $150 per person range, just as at the Shilla. The Suites did have a nice wine list that while somewhat expensive, was semi-reasonable by Korean standards. The breakfast buffet here was smaller than the Shilla, but the food quality was very good.
Staff: The hotel staff were friendly, with a limited understanding of the English language.
Value: We saved almost $80 off of their regular rack rate by prepaying our stay. The advantage of prepay is that in additional to getting a lower rate, it also includes the taxes. Taxes are 20% on hotels in Korea, so it adds up quickly.