Unveiling ‘Hotel Classy’: Authentic Reviews from Korean Travelers and an In-depth Price Breakdown!

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the ‘Hotel Classy’ (★★★ 3 Star), situated in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea? Or perhaps you’ve already secured your reservation? Then you’ve landed at the right place on my blog!!

I, HB (Hotel Boy 😎), am committed to providing you with the most comprehensive reviews of Korea’s finest hotels, unrivaled by anyone worldwide!

In this post, I have compiled the following information:

Hotel Classy

This hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled [A Local’s Insight] Discover Top-Rated Hotels Across All of Seoul”.

As a hotel guide residing in Korea, I’ve prepared an objective and insightful analysis based on numerous reviews from both local and global guests, all through a uniquely Korean lens. This aims to engage all your senses and assist in making an informed decision for your unforgettable stay in Korea.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

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1. About ‘Hotel Classy

Boasting an exceptional value for money, ‘Hotel Classy’ has earned its spot as one of the top-rated hotels in Seoul as selected by HB, ranking 31st overall and reigning supreme as the number one choice in the Gangbuk area. (For those intrigued, don’t forget to peruse HB’s previous post, ‘[A Local’s Insight] Discover Top-Rated Hotels Across All of Seoul’.)

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Hotel Classy.

Source: Agoda

‘Hotel Classy’ is located in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, and it’s conveniently close to Exit 4 of Suyu Station, making it easy to move around even with luggage. The hotel, which impressed me from the beginning with its sophisticated and luxurious exterior, allows comfortable use even on weekends if you book premium rooms like the Royal Suite Terrace Room in advance.

Once you enter the room, you’ll find a karaoke setup with Bluetooth microphones and songbooks, ready for you to enjoy immediately. There is also a small refrigerator and microwave, allowing you to prepare or heat up simple meals.

The terrace is quite spacious and equipped with barbecue facilities. You can enjoy karaoke, terrace, and even barbecue in the middle of Seoul. Despite these abundant facilities, the price is very reasonable, making it a very cost-effective choice.

The bedroom provides a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, and thanks to the comfortable bedding, you can have a good night’s sleep. There’s also a 75-inch TV installed, so you can watch movies while lying down.

The bathroom is decorated with terrazzo tiles, and the bathtub and shower booth are separated, making it convenient to enjoy a quick shower.

With its variety of convenient facilities and services, ‘Hotel Classy’ is a great choice for travel, parties, or just a comfortable rest.

Source: Naver

Hotel Classy

  • Grade : ★★★ 3 Star Hotel
  • Address: 13 Dobong-ro 82-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: http://classyhotel.jalib.site/
  • Telephone : +82-02-904-9995
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Hotel Classy: highlights

Hotel Classy: facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Hotel Classy.

Remember, these reviews encompass perspectives not just from Korean guests, but also those hailing from various corners of the globe. Our forthcoming review draws heavily upon data gathered across platforms like ‘Agoda’, ‘Booking.com’, and ‘Google Maps’.

2.1. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Agoda

Agoda Ratings: 9.5 / 10, based on 1,029 reviews

Hotel Classy: ratings on agoda
Hotel Classy: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Hotel Classy.

Hotel Classy has earned an exceptional score of 9.5 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Location’, and ‘Service’.

What follows is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews, with our main focus on recent comments to maintain both relevance and freshness.

LocationHotel Classy is close to public transportation, making it accessible. It is particularly close to the subway station, which makes it convenient for movement, and there are diverse restaurants and commercial areas nearby, enhancing its convenience. However, some reviews pointed out the downside of the distance from the surrounding tourist spots, which took time to travel.
Room Rooms are clean, spacious, and well-decorated, which received favorable reviews. Especially, the room was neat and equipped with modern appliances, which increased satisfaction. However, some reviews complained about the smell of cigarettes. This seems to be mainly due to the smell of smoking from neighboring rooms coming through the vents, which needs improvement.
BreakfastThere was no mention about breakfast in the reviews.
FriendlinessThere were many compliments about the friendliness of the staff. Especially, they showed high satisfaction in handling requests or parking services.
FacilitiesThere was no specific mention about the facilities in the reviews.
PriceThe overall satisfaction with the price was high. Clean and spacious rooms, friendly staff, and good location were evaluated to offset the price.
OthersSome reviews showed satisfaction with additional facilities such as karaoke, barbeque facilities, and sink.
Overall
Opinion
Hotel Classy showed high satisfaction in location, room condition, and staff friendliness. However, there were areas that needed improvement, such as the smell of cigarettes in some rooms and lack of parking space. Considering these points, this hotel is recommendable for customers who want clean rooms and friendly service.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 7.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews

Hotel Classy: ratings on booking.com
Hotel Classy: ratings on booking.com

Let’s delve into how guests who booked through ‘Booking.com’ evaluated ‘Hotel Classy’. With an impressive score of 7.9 out of 10, Hotel Classy stands out particularly in ‘Staff’ and ‘Location’.

Now, we’ll move onto a detailed analysis of guest reviews. As with Agoda, we’ve focused on recent feedback to ensure our insights are up-to-date and relevant. However, please bear with us as a limited number of reviews make it somewhat challenging to deliver a comprehensive summary of Hotel Classy’s features.

LocationThere was only one review about the location, and it was a positive opinion that Hotel Classy is close to Suyu Station.
Room The opinions about the room were generally positive, especially the room was spacious and clean. Also, they showed a favorable opinion on the device for refreshing clothes. However, one review expressed dissatisfaction with the smell of cigarettes in the room.
BreakfastThere was no mention of breakfast.
FriendlinessThere was no mention of the staff.
FacilitiesThere was no mention of the facilities.
PriceThere was no mention about satisfaction with price.
OthersAs for other matters, some reviews mentioned that the view of the suite room was not better than the regular room, and there were problems with data and Wi-Fi connection.
Overall
Opinion
This hotel received positive reviews for its location and room condition, particularly the device for refreshing clothes. However, it received some complaints from a few guests due to the smell of cigarettes in some rooms and the problems with the view and internet connection in the suite room.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.4 / 5, based on 10 reviews

Hotel Classy: ratings on google maps
Hotel Classy: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘Hotel Classy’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.4.

While I’d love to provide a comprehensive summary of reviews from actual hotel guests, unfortunately, much like Booking.com, Google Maps also didn’t have an abundance of reviews for this hotel. Therefore, I will forgo summarizing these reviews.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Hotel Classyplays host to a significant number of Korean guests. In my quest for understanding guest experiences, I’ve come across a plethora of reviews penned by Koreans. Allow me to share some of these standout reviews with you.

3.1. Best Review 1: “Exploring Seoul Staycation: Hotel Classy in Suyu with Party Terrace Suite Room (Karaoke, BBQ)”

Summary of the Blog Post

On the first day of the New Year, I enjoyed a staycation in the city. The place was ‘Suyu Hotel Classy’ located in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, which has a party room equipped with karaoke machines and two 85-inch large TVs, and a space where you can enjoy a barbecue on the outdoor terrace. Also, I used the suite room on the top floor where I could enjoy a private atmosphere, and it was well soundproofed to the point that I couldn’t even hear the singing from the next room.

The interior of the room provided a more comfortable atmosphere with a spacious space and warm floor heating with a marble floor. In addition, the powder room and bathroom were hygienically and conveniently separated, making it convenient to use. In the living room, there were stylers, refrigerators, and microwaves, so there was no inconvenience in preparing simple food.

There were a brazier and a sink on the outdoor terrace where you can enjoy barbecue, but I gave up the barbecue because the weather was cold. However, it seems that the atmosphere of playing music and having a glass of wine would be good on a nice day.

The bedroom had two queen-size beds, so it was spacious to use, and the bedding was clean. In addition, wireless phone chargers and luxurious interiors stood out.

I spent the day comfortably watching dramas on Netflix and singing songs in karaoke. Also, I was able to relax by taking a half-bath with warm water. Through these experiences, I felt that I could enjoy a pension trip in the city.

This hotel, with its comfortable interior, spacious rooms, and high-end facilities, had high satisfaction in terms of price. I would like to recommend it for a staycation with a lover, friends, and family.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/mayura-88/222977187967

Hotel Classy

Hotel Classy: lobby

Hotel Classy: amenities

Hotel Classy: bathroom

Source: https://blog.naver.com/mayura-88/222977187967

(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

3.2. Best Review 2: “Enjoying a Party with Terrace Karaoke at Hotel Classy in Seoul”

Summary of the Blog Post

I revisited Hotel Classy in Suyu, Seoul, where I had stayed last year. This time, I used the Royal Suite Terrace Room, which comes with a terrace and karaoke facilities, making it an ideal party room in Seoul. The hotel is close to Exit 4 of Suyu Station, and its sophisticated exterior made a good first impression. Moreover, the Royal Suite Terrace Room I stayed in this time is the only one of its kind, so it requires reservation.

The hotel lobby presented a neat and stylish atmosphere, and the snack bar provided simple food and drinks. In the room, there were a Bluetooth microphone and karaoke books, making it perfect for enjoying karaoke. In addition, there was a small refrigerator and microwave, which were convenient for preparing or heating up simple food. The terrace was spacious enough to accommodate a barbecue facility, which was very satisfying as it allowed me to enjoy karaoke, terrace, and barbecue all in the middle of Seoul.

The bedroom was cozy thanks to the eye-friendly lighting, and good bedding was used. There was a small vanity table and basic amenities next to the bed, which were convenient. The bathroom had a stylish terrazzo tile design, with separate bathtub and shower facilities, making it great even for a quick shower.

Staying at the hotel in advance for the next day’s trip gave me the energy to enjoy the 2-night, 3-day trip. If you want to feel this kind of sentiment, you don’t need to look for an Airbnb accommodation; you can fully feel it at Hotel Classy.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/x_dairy/223224038845

Hotel Classy: karaoke

Source: https://blog.naver.com/x_dairy/223224038845

(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Korean
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Snack bar
Cleanliness and safety
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
For the kids
  • Family room

4.2. Location

Adress: 13 Dobong-ro 82-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 54.7 km
Public transportation
  • Mia Subway station 1.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital 3.7 km
Shopping
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 8.8 km

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 6.9 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 8.8 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 11.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Lotte Department Store – Mia Branch 550 m
  • Mia Subway station 1.1 km
  • Samyang 1.1 km
  • Gangbuk Cultural Art Center 1.1 km
  • Samyang Sageori 1.7 km
  • Dream Forest 2.1 km
  • Sangmundong Chungsonyon Munhwaijip 2.1 km
  • Park Eul Bok Embroidery Museum 2.4 km
  • Solbat Park 2.5 km

5. Diving into Price Analysis

Finally, let’s delve into arguably one of the most critical categories in hotel reviews – pricing.

To pinpoint where you can get your money’s worth, I’ll be comparing rates from renowned hotel comparison platforms like ‘HotelsCombined,’ ‘SkyScanner,’ and ‘Trivago.’

Our criteria for this low-price hunt? A one-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday for two guests in a single room—breakfast excluded (as it often significantly bumps up costs).

5.1. Price Comparison via ‘HotelsCombined’

Hotel Classy: lowest price on Hotels on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $52 when booking through ‘Agoda’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Hotel Classy: lowest price on Hotels Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $66 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Agoda’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Hotel Classy: lowest price on Hotels Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $51 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Agoda’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Hotel Classy

Hotel Classy: lowest price on Hotels the official website

I also investigated the prices directly on the ‘Hotel Classy’ official website. However, the site didn’t offer a direct room booking feature. Instead, it redirected me to ‘Naver’, a prominent online platform in Korea, to make a reservation.

As for the rates, the most affordable option was a standard room listed at KRW 75,000. Using the exchange rate at the time of my search, which was KRW 1,311.5 per dollar, this translated to roughly $57.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 51 for a stay at the ‘Hotel Classy’ when booking through ‘Agoda’. You might want to keep this information handy while booking.

★ Do bear in mind, these rock-bottom prices are subject to change based on your stay dates and when you’re conducting your search.

★ Also crucial to remember – today’s best deal doesn’t necessarily promise future savings.

★ Consider this ‘Lowest Price Analysis’ as a guiding light rather than an absolute rule.

★ For savvy hotel booking, I’d recommend revisiting these comparison sites during your accommodation planning phase – you never know when you might stumble upon an even better deal!”


And with that, we wrap up our review of the Hotel Classy, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

Yours truly, HB – your trusted guide to best hotels in Korea. Stay tuned for more insightful reviews on Korea’s hospitality gems!


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