Typical airport hotel with a very weird feeling
Posted Apr 24, 2016
This was a really weird one. The Hotel Hu is hidden in a business district near Incheon Airport, with a tiny front door hidden behind a 7-11 type store. The front desk staff were nice, and they showed me to my room, along echoing anonymous metal corridors. When the door of my room slammed shut and auto-locked itself (for security, I guess) I felt like I was in a maximum security prison.
However, the room itself was pretty nice & large once I got inside, with hardwood floors, a large bed & a kitchenette. I guess many people self cater there - as there is NO RESTAURANT at the hotel, they have to. I did not expect that from a 3 star hotel. Luckily I found a great Indian restaurant down the street and ate there in the evening, and there are some bars nearby, as well as the 7-11 shop that is open 24 hours. I don't know what there is for breakfast, though.
The room is quite well equipped, with WiFi and a nice bed. But there's no alarm clock at all - you have to request a wake-up call instead. There is a free airport bus that runs from across the road, starting at 5.30am. Not much use for my 6.30am flight departure, so I took a taxi there, and luckily they are cheap and efficient.
The hotel needs a sign, so the taxi driver had a hard time finding it - there is only a small one over the door that you need to squint to see from the street. There are other large airport hotels nearby, & next time I'll stay at one of those. I just didn't like the maximum security prison feeling.