Staying at LOTTE Hotel Busan, South Korea.

LOTTE is a well-recognized Korean brand.

I often stay in LOTTE hotel in Seomeyon area in Busan, and today I’d like to share my overview of this hotel. LOTTE Busan-jin is a 5-star hotel in a central area of Busan.

This area is famous for shopping, food and medical street.

Lotte hotel is only one hotel in Busan with a shopping mall, duty-free and a casino.

Even though there are lots of activities are going on, the rooms are pretty quiet, and hotel lobby is busy only on several occasions. It usually is well-managed and not hectic as it could be in a such a multi-purpose establishment.

You can access LOTTE shopping center without going outside to the street, which is especially beneficial on a bad weather day. Moreover, you can also access the train station underground if needed, lots of cafes and the cinema on the top floor of the LOTTE mall.

In my opinion, it is always easier for foreign tourists catching a taxi instead of a train and the hotel staff is always here to help with a taxi, it is super easy and fast to get a cab. A friendly concierge writes down your desired destination in Korean for you, so you can give it to a cab driver. Taxi drivers often speak Korean only, and these little messages by your concierge help a lot.

Dining at Lotte Hotel Busan.

The hotel has a large buffet restaurant with a¬†wide array of food and a city view on the 5th floor. Hotel residents have 20% discount here. We often had some of the same dishes at the club lounge on the 33rd level ūüôā¬† There are also private office stations with computers and printers for guests’ use and the smoking lounge.

I usually stay at the club floor levels to have access to the club lounge with a beautiful city view and food and beverages at any time.

 

There is a bar on the ground floor with some live music on weekends. This bar is never crowded and more intimate kind of place.

The hotel was built in 1997, and they have recently made some renovations at the hotel, and you can see they work hard to improve the space.

If you stay on the executive floors, these rooms are slightly more expensive, but the value is great, as far as you have unlimited coffee & tea, some beverages, and bites during the day:

  • Buffet Breakfast 06.30 – 10.00
  • Light Snack 11.30 – 14.30
  • Afternoon tea 11.30 – 14.30
  • Cocktail Hour 17.30 – 20.00

The hotel was built in 1997, and they have recently made some renovations at the hotel, and you can see they work hard to improve the space.

If you stay on the executive floors, these rooms are slightly more expensive, but the value is great, as far as you have unlimited coffee & tea, some beverages, and bites during the day.

All hotel residents have complimentary access to the gym and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

LOTTE hotel also offers up to two hours complimentary use of the meeting rooms, as well as individual workstations with free printing station.

LOTTE mall is open until 8 PM. If you need to get any food, drinks or some necessities like toothbrush, toothpaste or anything like that – there are lots of convenience stores like 7/11 within less than a minute walk.

The hotel offers a complimentary underground parking for the guests of the hotel and their visitors.

 

What can you do around LOTTE HOTEL?

There is everything you may need within walking distance.

Well, probably everything apart from the beach.

You can get to Haeundae beach in about 30 minutes driving from LOTTE hotel when the traffic is not too busy.

In Seomyeon/ Busan-jin area there are plenty of:

  • Cafes
  • Both Upscale and casual dinings
  • Both Upscale (‘Avenuel’) and budget (underground area around train station) shopping
  • Post office (I normally go there if I do too much shopping lol)
  • Beauty salons
  • Cinemas
  • Cats Cafe
  • Eyewear shops (free eyes check, and here you do not need a prescription to¬†get corrective glasses, huge choice of styles)
  • Any sort of doctors, e.g. dentists, dermatologists, cosmetologists etc.
  • Lots more

House Keeping:

Everyday cleaning is included in the service (of course =) ). You will have your two complimentary daily bottles of drinking water, vanity and shower necessities,  tea and coffee, towels, robes, and slippers.

Drawbacks:

The only few things I did not like about the hotel:

No USB ports in the room and not many power points in the room.

There is not too much fresh air in the room. There is a very little ventilation.

As far as it is a five stars hotel, they give everything new every day, and to me, it is a bit too much waste which is not very good for an environment. For example, most likely you do not need to change your bath sponge, soap, and shampoo every day. I just open a new sponge or shampoo packaging, and they change it the next day, it does not make any sense to me when you can still use it for a few more times. However, as soon as I have mentioned this, they left my sponge and shampoos alone ūüôā Am I being too picky? lol

Beauty salons around LOTTE hotel:

Korean beauty industry is one of the best as we all know. I always take a chance to visit all possible beauticians while I am in South Korea ūüôā

Here are my personal recommendations:

Nails: Muse nails. Walk out from the main entrance/exit and turn right, walk past the Lotte shopping center, cross the tiny street and turn right. It is literally in the next building from Lotte mall.

Eyelash: Bobby Eyelash is a good eyelash extension place within about 15 minutes walk. A good full set takes 45 minutes Рone hour to finish, and it lasts for more than a month (with proper care)!

It is a bit of a walk, but I like walking around and exploring streets of Busan.

Hair salon: I went 3 times to Aveda salon within only 5 minutes walk from the hotel and I was always happy with the service and quality.

 

It’s all in Korean obviously, but the girls at the reception or your concierge will help you call for an appointment.

 

This post is not sponsored.

Read also:

Paradise Hotel Busan

What to do in Busan. Travel Tips.

Gamcheon Culture & Art Village in Busan

24 Hours in Seoul

 

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