Will not be going back
Posted Feb 24, 2015
I was very disappointed with my stay at the Commodore and will not be returning.
My wife and I considered several hotels in Busan but we ultimately booked the Commodore because it advertised a pool and gym area. Unfortunately, when we arrived we learned that the gym was only for men. Also, the pool was under renovation and not open - we understand that such things can happen, although this did nothing to improve our opinion of the Commodore.
Breakfast and sauna access were not included with our room. We felt this was quite unreasonable since the room was already pretty expensive.
We had no complaints about the room itself. It was small but tidy and well looked after by the cleaning staff.
Outside, the hotel is located quite a distance from points of interest. Public transportation was also not easy to reach. Places like Nampo Station of BIFF Square are about a 20-30 minute walk away (up or down a steep hill). Busan Station is also quite a hike, despite its apparent closeness on a map. Thankfully, taxis are not expensive in Busan and most drivers recognized the hotel from the address/picture on the room key (we are not Korean speakers).
In short, we found the Commodore to be an overpriced, no-frills business hotel that did not meet our expectations.