Ratings based on 446 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Santa Monica, CA

Fantastic restaurants on premise

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Pros: Kenji, the Japanese restaurant on premise - better than any Japanese restaurants in Kyoto, New York, Los Angles or Hawaii.
Cons: The lobby is a very large space but so sparsely decorated that it does not feel welcome. A large scale artwork would fill the space nicely.
Location: It was a bit remote from downtown, but in the new tourism development area. With fabulous restaurants on premise, I didn't miss being in the downtown.
The room was very clean, quiet and well kept. The staff were friendly and helpful. Kenji, the Japanese restaurant on premise has THE BEST Japanese food. It is superb: sushi, tempura, soups, anything. It is a culinary treasure. The cafe in the lobby offers great coffees and snacks. Since the sightseeing locations are scattered around all over Gyungju, I wish the hotel provides car+chauffeur service: the hotels in Seoul provides this service at hourly rate. We were lucky to find a local taxi driver who took us all around, but I would have been more comfortable to get into a car recommended by the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Leslie, Thank you for taking time for writing your valuable feedback, regarding your stay at Hilton Gyeongju. We are happy that you were satisfied with our services. We promise you that we share your feedback with every staff member of our hotel and keep making efforts to improve quality of our hotel services. I am sure that your sincere feedback will be helpful to other guests who are planning to visit our hotel, Hilton Gyeongju. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Thank you. Best Regards, General Manager Hilton Gyeongju
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Excessively pricey

Posted Apr 2, 2016
Pros: Concierge, rooms
Cons: Pricing very unattractive. Charging for the pool, really?
Location: A little isolated. Once you are at the hotel, not inexpensive to leave again for town.
The hotel itself is nice and the concierge service very helpful. But the prices charged for food, drinks and the random $20 surcharge to use the hotel swimming pool for instance, are just outrageous.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 11, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear customer, First of all, thank you for choosing Hilton Gyeongju as your accommodation and taking time for writing your valuable feedback, regarding your stay at Hilton Gyeongju. Also, please allow me to express our sincere apologies for not being able to meet your expectations. I would like to assure you that together with my leadership we will continue to put efforts to improve our quality of service. Once again, I sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience that you have had to gone through and had you unpleasant. I do hope that you will provide us with an opportunity to welcome you back to regain your confidence in our hotel. Thank you. Best Regards,
5 out of 5
by Ryan from USA

Would stay here again.

Posted Mar 6, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel has been kept up well in my opinion. We booked a mountain view room but we ended up with a lake view room that also had a balcony. It was a wonderful surprise! We had room service one night and the quality was good. The breakfast has a great variety as well. The location is farther away from many of the cultural attractions but we had our own car so it was no problem. The location is very relaxing so it was nice to end the day there.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 14, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Ryan, Thank you for your taking time for writing your valuable feedback on Hotels.com, regarding your stay at Hilton Gyeongju. We are happy that you were fulfilled with our services, including a lake view upgrade, room services, and dining services. Moreover, we are glad that you were fine with our location. I am sure your sincere feedback will be helpful to other guests who are planning to visit our hotel, Hilton Gyeongju. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Thank you. Best Regards, Namchul Kim General Manager
5 out of 5
by Eunji from Korea

Posted Feb 5, 2016 on Hotels
It was good. They have great service, facilities and so on except one thing. They don't offer tooth brush and paste. So I paid about 6 bucks.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 30, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Eunji Thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your stay at Hilton Gyeongju. We are glad to know that you were happy with our services during your time with us. My apology for our not being able to exceed your expectation on the room amenity. I am sure your sincere feedback will be helpful to other guests who are planning to visit our hotel, Hilton Gyeongju. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Thank you. Best Regards Namchul Kim General Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

expensive but very standard

Posted Oct 24, 2015 on Hotels
Overall Hilton is a good hotel, however when you compare it to the price of the room it is overpriced and not worth it. Several restaurants on site, slightly expensive. We ate at the Chinese restaurant, which were good. The room is fairly standard in terms of what you get. Bathroom could have been cleaned better. God sized balcony with chairs that would be great on a sunny day. The hotel lies in the resort area of the city, which is very pleasant.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 2, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear. Anonymous Thank you for choosing Hilton Gyeongju for your recent stay, and sharing your impressions with us. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our facilities. At the same time, we’d like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by price. We will try to improve the quality of service. We hope that you will choose Hilton Gyeongju again on your next return to Gyeongju.
4 out of 5
by Sandra from Melbourne

Good place to relax

Posted Oct 10, 2015 on Hotels
The reason we selected this hotel was that it had a pool. Unfortunately, the pool was closed the day we were there. We had a very nice lunch at the hotel but just a warning, two caffe lattes cost us $AUD26! We also paid for a cab from the KTX station only to find out that a No. 700 bus would have dropped us almost outside our hotel for a fare of 1500 Won each - one tenth the price of the cab.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 12, 2015 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Sandra Thank you for staying with us at Hilton Gyeongju. It is our sincere goal to ensure that our guests receive the highest standard of hospitality and service. We are constantly looking for ways for improvement. We have shared with our team members the comments you experienced. We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced. We look forward to your stay with us again in the near future.. Yours Sincerely,
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

They charge 20,000 won to use the pool. Ripoff!

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Outrageous charge for pool use. The staff were pleasant and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 3, 2015 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear. John Thanks for your review and comments on Hilton Gyeongju. We appreciate your comments. We were very happy to hear that you were able to enjoy your stay, and we hope that you will consider us again for your next visit to Gyeongju
3 out of 5
by sanghan

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 9, 2015 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by Melanie

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 22, 2015 on Hotels
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

One night stay in Gyeongjou

Posted Apr 8, 2015
Pros: The hotel guaranteed late arrival, had a good choice of restaurants and comfortable rooms, and the concierge fixed us a taxi for all-day sightseeing.
Cons: Breakfast buffet charge seemed high.
Location: The location overlooking Bomun lake was attractive, and within an easy taxi ride of many Silla and Buddhist sights.
A visit to Gyeongjou to see the Silla kingdom capital was a must, as I wanted to see the National Museum with its beautiful gold artefacts and the burial mounds in the city centre. It turned out there were plenty of other interesting sights to see as well, such as an observatory and a Buddhist temple complex and grotto. The "icing on the cake" was that it was cherry blossom time, and the magnificent blossom trees lined the roads and lake. It was a fabulous sight.