Thanks to fellow TripAdvisor reviewers, I was confident in booking with Sunbee and whole-heartedly agree with the general consensus: excellent location and clean, generously sized rooms. Insadong is central and bustling but not too touristy. We had a western room (which was by default, not choice). Appreciated the ample storage space and shelving. The mattress was by far the most comfortable among the several hotels we stayed at on our 3-week vacation (Korea & other countries). The bathroom was very large and attractive (with nice toiletries); however, the lack of shower curtains can be a significant concern for some. Seems pretty impossible to not get the floor wet if you use the shower, so we were very careful when stepping out of the tub.
We didn't book with the breakfast option but did notice by chance that the plates looked quite attractive; the cafe restaurant appears to be very popular at lunch with local office workers.
On our first night, we asked the front desk for restaurant recommendations. Turns out they have a printed list of recommendations, organized by types of cuisine such as casual vs. traditional Korean, Japanese, Buddhist, etc; even with a map, albeit not very precise. Definitely much appreciated!
Finally, a recommendation for those who are visiting Seoul for the first time and are planning to take the airport limo buses to Sunbee: use Google map to get a good sense of the bus route and the exact bus stop where you need to get off (thank you to Google map for indicating the bus stops by the bus numbers!) Otherwise, although the bus does announce its next stops, it can be quite easy to miss and you wouldn't want to get off at the wrong stop since the roads are very broad and busy. BTW, I did take limo bus #6002 because it ran more frequently and I did find the hotel by going through the small alleyways... alas large suitcases might be challenging!
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