Kensington Stars

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Average rate: $112 - Hotel class: 4 stars
106-1 sorak-dong, Sokcho, South Korea

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Kensington Stars Sokcho Reviews

triburke triburke
1 reviews
Oct 09, 2007
Over the Columbus Day holiday I visited Seorak Mtn. It is located just outside of Sokcho along the easternly coastline of South Korea. The cost of admission was 2500 won / $2.50. If you don't get carried away with the local vendors and bring your own food the rest of the experience is free. The hiking was challenging and rewarding with so many breathtaking views around each corner. I hardly saw any Korean hikers under 30 and only a handful of Americans. I was taken aback by the generosity and hospitality of so many Korean hikers throughout the day. At the time the campground was closed, but it appeared several hikers had camped out overnight and continued to hike the following day. There were several trails all over the National Korean Park with varying levels of difficulty. I am already planning a trip back.
One of the many beautiful views of…
thewasp02 says:
Having lived there for two years, I can confirm that Seoraksan is beautiful, both in the summer and in winter, when it gets covered in snow. Well worth a visit, as are the local fish restuarants (or any of the other local restuarants/bars/singing rooms,etc) A quite town generally apart from August when half of Seoul decends on it, but you can always make your own fun with the friendly locals and a bottle of soju. Have fun.
Posted on: Dec 18, 2007
travelman727 says:
Great review! Thanks to you, I've already put Seorak Mountain on my must-see list of South Korea :-D
Posted on: Nov 07, 2007
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Kensington Stars Overview

Welcome to the Kensington Stars HotelThe Kensington Stars Hotel is the nearest place from which the beautiful unexplored regions of Mt. Seorak -- Korea's most famous vacation area. It boasts the panoramic view of Kwon Geung Sung, admired so greatly by the former president Park Jung-Hee, he held his own exclusive room in this hotel. The Kensington Stars Hotel is the first theme hotel in the world, 43 of its 109 rooms are decorated with goods contributed from celebrities of the cultural and sports world. The hotel has English-style interior and gracious atmosphere, within which the Kensington family presents beautiful memories that each and every of the customers can keep deep inside their heart. Seorak Kensington Stars Hotel is located in Sokcho, less than 2 km from Seorak National Park. A household name with Korean celebrities, it features free parking and free Wi-Fi. Kensington Stars Seorak has a free shuttle to Yangyang Airport, about 25 km away. Daepo Harbour is 13 km away. For relaxation, Osaek Onsen (hot spring) is an hour's drive away. Rooms at Stars Seorak Kensington feature both air conditioning and heating. Each is tastefully furnished with a cable TV and minibar. Most rooms overlook the scenic Seorak Mountains. Afternoons can be spent singing at the Family Karaoke Room or reading at the Book Cafe. Local souvenirs are available at the gift shop. The hotel also provides pet accommodation and a 24-hour front desk. Authentic Korean dishes are served at Gayatgo Restaurant, while European grill and seafood can be sampled at The Queen Restaurant. Drinks are available at Feelings Lobby Lounge and Abbey Road Sky Lounge.

Kensington Stars Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Ticket Service
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Exhibit Space
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Free Parking

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