Haeundae Centum Hotel
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We're staying in an area of Busan called Haeundae and, more specifically, in a neighborhood called Centum City.
Our hotel, Centum Hotel is in a pretty awesome spot; steps away from a subway station, convention centre, the world's largest department store (Shinsegae), another large department store (Lotte), a discount superstore (HomePlus …
We packed up our existence in Seattle and headed off to start our 3-6 month adventure in South Korea. Steve's work has assigned him to oversee the production of the part that he had designed for the Boeing 787 and Korean Air Lines was going to be the builder. Lucky for us, the timing worked out that it was the start of summer so the girls and I …
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... loss record, which puts them in mid table-better than the 'perennial bottom feeders' tag that lonely planet gives them, though perhaps it's not the despair of being at the bottom but the hope of climbing the table that really gets you. I found my seat, at least I think it's the right one-it hardly matters, you can see the size of the crowd from the picture. I'm not sure why people queued at the ticket stand, unless they have one particular seat they want-no area is so small that ...
... but this was probably amongst the worst we'd seen. As we didn't have much other choice we left our belongings there and went off to explore the city, the only consolation being that we hadn't paid for it!
The first stop on our list was Haedong Yonggungsa Buddhist temple. We shared a taxi there with a friendly Malaysian/Singaporean couple and joined a very long queue to enter the temple. The temple is situated on a large rocky cliff with the waves crashing just a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHaeundae Centum Hotel Busan
Don't expect a beach hotel when you see "Haeundae" in the name. This is instead right smack in the center of Centum City, a newer development in Busan where you'll find the world's largest department store, the BEXCO convention center, the BIFF film center and the soon-to-be-built mega television headquarters for KNN. It's an extremely convenient location for shopping and sightseeing since you're steps away from everything including the metro. The hotel is smack in the middle, 3 subway stops either way, between 2 of Busan's most popular beaches - Haeundae and Gwangali. There is a free shuttle bus in the summertime going to Haeundae Beach. We were lucky enough to have a Garden Suite which was perfect for our long stay because it has 2 bedrooms, a full kitchen, a washing machine and a garden terrace. Very tastefully decorated and service has always been good with staff trying very hard to communicate in English. Breakfast buffet is pretty good and there are lots of other dining options in the building as well including a couple of coffee shops, 3 bar/lounges and even a GS25 variety store. The Korean Spa in the basement is pretty nice with 4 pools and 2 saunas. Only drawback is no wi-fi in the rooms, only in the lobby.
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