Marble Hotel In Busan From Only $54+ Per Night
Busan – one of Korea’s largest port cities – has been at the top of everyone’s bucket list, especially after the hit movie Train to Busan.
For Singaporeans, a trip to Busan may seem like a stretch because of the hefty cost of airfare. But if you’ll be in the vicinity, we’ve found a gorgeous and affordable alternative to boring and expensive hotels.
Bask in panoramic seaviews in your very own alabaster room or capsule apartment from just S$54/night.
We’ve done your homework for you, if you’re already completely sold by the Kinfolk-esque aesthetic. Here’s what else to expect.
Marble tiled rooms with seascape views
Rooms with an exquisite marble finish distinguish Gwanganli Hotel 1 from the many other boutique alternatives within Busan.
Marble tiles have graced the palaces of royal families, so you’ll definitely feel like a king or a queen while relaxing inside this luxurious interior.
Gangwan Bridge is the second longest bridge in Korea – spanning 7,420 meters!
The windows give you an interrupted view of this massive structure, which makes the experience a thousand times more breathtaking.
Each room comes fully equipped with a flat-screen TV, comfy beds and a kettle where guests take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
At S$108+/night for a room, the costs are far more affordable than your typical 5-star hotel.
Whitewashed capsule rooms
If you’re far from royalty and just getting by on meager savings, we’ve got awesome news for you. The hotel comes with whitewashed and bare capsule rooms at S$54+ per night.
Like most capsule hotels, there are floors exclusively for male and female guests to ensure safety and security.
Each pod is decked with futuristic ambient lights – which come in colours like blue, green, orange and purple. The neon-colored minimalist theme looks straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Missing the sea? Book an ocean-facing capsule and you’ll get to admire a stunning view of the Gangwan Bridge in all its postcard-worthy glory.
Common rooms & hearty meals
Tired of staying in the hotel room all-day long? Explore their common areas.
The first floor features a stadium-like seating with cute stuffed animals which the kids will love.
The second floor features individual and group seating areas where you can see the vibrant city life amidst the towering buildings and the sparkling seawater.
You’ll need a ton of snacks if you’re going to explore Busan all-day long.
Lucky for us, there’s a pantry area with unlimited and free snacks like ice cream and juice. This means you’ll never go hungry even if you’re on a tight budget.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Gwanganli Hotel 1 seems to believe it too. Their breakfast buffet costs S$9 per person and it includes scrumptious pastries, hearty sandwiches, yummy desserts and other treats.
Train to Busan anyone?
You can book a flight from Singapore to Busan’s Gimhae International Airport via AirAsia. From there, ride the Haeundae MRT station and depart at Gwang-Andong station. Afterwards, go on a 10-min walk to reach the hotel.
Gwanganli Hotel 1 is an idyllic seaside escape for those looking to visit Busan’s famous landmarks like Busan Museum Of Art, Shinsegae Centum City, Haedong Yonggung Temple and more. You’ll surely end up with a lot of gorgeous selfies that’ll make your friends jelly.
Check-in from: 04:00 PM
Check-out until: 11:00 AM
Location: 203, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Suyeong-Gu, 48303 Busan, South Korea
Website: Gwanganli Hotel 1