20-10 Taejong-ro 699beon-gil, Gyeongju, South Korea
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Clean budget love motel under strict conditions Oct 12, 2014
N35°50.404 E129°12.331 This love motel of the first generation is completely surrounded by new, neon-lit and upmarket love motels around the bus terminals of Gyeongju. After visiting the city for two days, we concluded that the hotel scene in Gyeongju has changed dramatically in the last few years. Hanjin Hostel from Clint Kwon looked closed. Lonely Planet and Rough Guide should update their guides very soon.
The bed in our room 110 was clean and the bathroom not too dirty for staying three night in August 2014. The overall cleanliness was better than the usual motels that lack effective housekeeping, although spotless is whole other level. We settled for KRW 30.000 a night, Wi-Fi not included. Sleeping in a motel that caters for couples that want to have sex has an association with brothels. However, there are no prostitutes, pimps, drugs or police raids in or around the motel. It is a plain motel with the advantage of being better cleaned between new guests than normal Korean counterparts are. In addition, for safe sex, condoms are included.
Our room was spacious, with private bathroom and all modern conveniences including air conditioner, fan, water cooler, fridge, in-room PC and a huge wide-screen flat screen television. Oh, yes a big mirror too, because it is a love motel.
The owner does not speak English and this was not a problem until our third night she demanded money when I asked for fresh towels. We could not get a grip on the towel problem and she continued to demand money. Therefore, I called the Korea Travel Hotline on 1330 for interpretation services and asked them to explain her problem to me. There was not a towel problem but the owner believed we were staying four nights. I produced a record of our last hotel reservation and soon after the bill of this motel. The matter was solved adequately. The only dissonant in the whole conversation was the drunken husband or grandfather, who interfered incoherent many time during solving this manner. A consideration when using this motel.
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