I mentioned in an earlier post that we lashed out on a couple of luxury accommodation venues during our time in Korea. The first was Rakkojae in the Bukchon hanok of Seoul. The second was none other than the Park Hyatt Busan!
Unlike a number of other quality hotels we’ve stayed at in the past, the Park Hyatt in Busan had only just celebrated its first birthday, meaning the fixtures, fittings and general décor were still fresh and hadn’t grown weary in any way whatsoever!
Our jaws dropped when we walked into our suite overlooking the sweeping curves of Busan’s Gwangan Bridge! Yes, it was an extremely hazy day, but you couldn’t deny it was an impressive sight nonetheless!
After we’d finished gaping, our attention turned towards the suite itself.
Rustic timber floors, built in TV above the bath, and what would have to be the most comfortable bed and accompanying linen on which I’ve ever had the privilege of sleeping!
As if it couldn’t get any better…night fell on Busan and we watched in awe as the Gwangan Bridge lit up the night sky! Just spectacular…
Final thoughts on the Park Hyatt Busan?
It cost us an arm and a leg, but we haven’t regretted it for an instant!
Even the unexpected visit of the window cleaners the following morning (reminding me it was time to get dressed for the day!) wasn’t enough to put a dampener on our stay 😀
We didn’t eat at the Park Hyatt Busan. That would have required us to take out a second mortgage. $18 for a Corona beer!! But by all accounts it’s pretty top notch. If you’re tight, there’s a convenience store located out front, so you can stock up on cheap soju or makgeolli!
We also didn’t make use of their pool and gym facilities, which did look sensational. Just make sure you time it for later in the day, otherwise you’ll be competing with A LOT of children, taken to Busan on holidays with their parents.
The location is pretty decent as well. Obviously the views are great, but more importantly, they are located just a short walk (or taxi ride) from South Korea’s most famous and patronised strip of sand, Haeundae Beach. Wander the streets of an evening and you’ll encounter a real buzz, with street food and restaurants all competing for your patronage!
The nearest subway station is about a 10-15 minute walk. Not an issue for us, but others less inclined towards walking may find it an impediment to make that trek a few times per day.
Interested? Treat yourself and make a booking at the Park Hyatt Busan! You won’t regret it 🙂
We spent four weeks exploring the length and breadth of South Korea. For all our articles, click here.
Our next destination was the incredible Jeju Island where we climbed an ancient volcano, cycled around an island eating peanut flavoured ice cream, and laughed out loud at the very ‘adult’ Jeju Love Land!