Uncover the Truth: Royal Emporium Hotel – Global and Korean Guest Reviews, Quick Overview, Lowest Price Analysis and a Korean’s Perspective

Last Updated on December 25, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the ‘Royal Emporium Hotel’ (★★★★ 4 Star), situated in Incheon, 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.

Royal Emporium Hotel

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 ‘Royal Emporium Hotel

Royal Emporium Hotel has earned the distinction of being ranked 19th in HB’s analysis of the Best Hotels near Incheon International Airport. For more details, please refer to the link below:

The ‘Royal Emporium Hotel’, nestled near Incheon International Airport, emerges as an excellent option not only for long-haul transit passengers but also for those with red-eye departures, thanks to its strategic location.

Adding to its appeal, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from Incheon International Airport, enhancing its convenience for travelers!

Before I delve into a detailed analysis, let me give you a sneak peek into the ‘Royal Emporium Hotel’.

Source: Agoda

Set on a main road, this informal modern hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from a bus stop and 2 blocks from the shore of the Yellow Sea.

The warm rooms come with flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms and suites add sea views; suites have private balconies. Family units with kids’ rooms are available.

Amenities include a buffet restaurant, a gym and a convenience store. Bike rentals are offered for a surcharge.

Source: Google Maps

Royal Emporium Hotel

  • Grade: ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address: 35, Eunhasu-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea
  • Official Website: http://www.royalemporium.co.kr/
  • Telephone: +82-032-752-5996
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
Royal Emporium Hotel

Royal Emporium Hotel

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

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

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: 8.0 / 10, based on 3,853 reviews

Royal Emporium Hotel: ratings on agoda
Royal Emporium Hotel: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Royal Emporium Hotel. The hotel has earned an excellent score of 8.0 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Service’, and ‘Value for money’.

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

LocationRoyal Emporium Hotel is conveniently located near the airport, with a variety of restaurants and a jewelry store in the area. However, it may not be recommended for those seeking extensive shopping areas. Also, be sure to check the schedule of the airport shuttle service provided by the hotel.
Room Rooms are clean and modern. However, some reviews mentioned uncomfortable beds, non-functioning air conditioning, and clogged toilets.
BreakfastThere were no mentions of breakfast in the reviews.
FriendlinessOpinions on staff friendliness were mixed. While some reviews expressed that the staff were very friendly and helpful, others mentioned rude and unhelpful staff.
FacilitiesThere were no mentions of facilities in the reviews.
PriceSatisfaction with regard to the price was high. Many felt that the price was reasonable considering the services and location offered by Royal Emporium Hotel.
OthersSome reviews mentioned synthetic-feeling bed sheets, pillow covers, and quilts, and the lack of an outlet for the electric kettle in some rooms.
Overall, Royal Emporium Hotel is suitable for staying near the airport, offering clean and modern rooms. However, some reviews expressed dissatisfaction with the rudeness of the staff and lack of room facilities.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 7.9 / 10, based on 753 reviews

Royal Emporium Hotel: ratings on booking.com
Royal Emporium Hotel: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Royal Emporium Hotel. The hotel bagged a good score of 7.9 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’ and ‘Cleanliness’.

Next up is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. Just like with Agoda, we’ve concentrated on recent comments to ensure that our insights stay timely and relevant.

LocationRoyal Emporium Hotel is close to the airport but located a bit remotely as mentioned in many reviews. Overall satisfaction with the location is high, especially the convenience of moving from the airport being pointed out as a major advantage.
Room The rooms are generally clean and comfortable. However, some reviews mentioned small rooms or uncomfortable beds. Also, some reviews expressed dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of the rooms.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast varied. Some reviews praised the abundant breakfast, but others mentioned a limited selection.
FriendlinessThe evaluation of staff friendliness was generally positive. However, some reviews had complaints about the service of the staff.
FacilitiesThe reviews did not mention much about the hotel’s facilities. However, some reviews rated the airport shuttle service as very convenient.
PriceSatisfaction with regard to the price was high. Many reviews rated the price of Royal Emporium Hotel as reasonable.
OthersSome reviews had complaints about cleanliness issues and lack of facilities in the rooms. Also, some reviews mentioned that the shuttle service operates at limited times.
This hotel received generally positive reviews regarding location, price, and cleanliness of the rooms. In particular, the proximity to the airport and the shuttle service were considered major advantages. However, some reviews had complaints about cleanliness issues and lack of facilities in the rooms.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 3.9 / 5, based on 1,330 reviews

Royal Emporium Hotel: ratings on google maps
Royal Emporium Hotel: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘Royal Emporium Hotel’ has impressively clinched a rating of 3.9. What’s intriguing is that unlike other review platforms that categorize scores by specific features or services, Google Maps rates hotels according to guest types. Here we see solo guests awarding the hotel with their top ratings of 4.1.

Following this, we present you an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. – just as with Agoda and Booking.com cases – we’ve prioritized recent comments to keep our insights relevant and timely.

LocationRoyal Emporium Hotel is conveniently located near Incheon airport and is surrounded by various restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and a beach. It is also situated in Yeongjongdo, providing easy access to transportation. However, some users felt that there were not enough dining options in the vicinity or that transportation was inconvenient.
Room The general consensus among users was that the rooms were clean and comfortable. Some reviewers also praised the view from the hotel. However, some users found the rooms to be small or lacking in cleanliness.
BreakfastThe breakfast generally received satisfactory reviews. However, some users felt that the quality of the breakfast was low or that it did not provide good value for the price.
FriendlinessUsers were largely satisfied with the service provided by the staff. Some users particularly emphasized the friendliness of the front desk staff.
FacilitiesRoyal Emporium Hotel is equipped with a parking lot, restaurant, convenience store, etc. Some users emphasized the convenience of the parking facilities.
PriceSome users felt that the hotel provided good value for money, particularly praising its affordability. However, some users were dissatisfied with the value for money.
OthersSome users raised complaints about noise issues, air conditioning function, and water pressure in the bathroom.
Royal Emporium Hotel received positive reviews for its location, cleanliness, and service. In particular, the accessibility to Incheon airport, clean rooms, and friendly staff were emphasized. However, there were also opinions suggesting improvements in room size, quality of breakfast, and function of some facilities.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Royal Emporium Hotelplays 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: “Staycation Delight: My Experience at the Royal Emporium Hotel – A Comprehensive Review”

Summary of the Blog Post

Last weekend, my family and I enjoyed a staycation at the Royal Emporium Hotel located in the bustling area of Guwolbaet in Yeongjongdo. The hotel boasts excellent accessibility, a generous parking lot, and various amenities such as a convenience store, cafe, restaurant, and lounge bar.

Our accommodation was a twin room, which was modest in size but offered cleanliness and comfort at an affordable price. If I had to pick a downside, it would be that the room was slightly cramped for a family stay with a child, but this is purely subjective.

We ventured outside when the weather became pleasant. The hotel’s immediate vicinity offered a multitude of infrastructures. We rented a kickboard and a bicycle, which added a fun element to our stay. We ended our day with a delicious dinner of stone octopus samhap.

Our staycation at the Royal Emporium Hotel was filled with comfortable accommodation, diverse activities, and delicious food, all offering great value for money. The hotel satisfied us in terms of cost-effectiveness, accessibility, and amenities, making me consider visiting it again in the future.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/flowersoonj/223153917525

Royal Emporium Hotel: room

Royal Emporium Hotel: amenities

Royal Emporium Hotel: bathroom

Royal Emporium Hotel

Source: https://blog.naver.com/flowersoonj/223153917525

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

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
Cleanliness and safety
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Sterilizing equipment
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Extra long bed
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Ground floor available
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Locker
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Window

4.2. Location

Adress: 35, Eunhasu-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea

  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 12.2 km
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 21.3 km
Public transportation
  • Incheon Station (Interchange) 3.8 km
  • Sinpo Station (Suin–Bundang Line) 4.9 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Inha University Hospital 6.1 km
  • Sinpo International Market 4.9 km

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Wolmido 2.8 km
  • Songwol-dong Fairytale Village 4.0 km
  • Chinatown 4.0 km
  • Incheon Jayu Park 4.2 km
  • Sinpo International Market 4.9 km
  • Incheon Bridge 6.2 km
  • The Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation 10.4 km
  • Songdo Central Park 12.1 km
  • Incheon Grand Park 16.0 km
  • Eurwangni Beach 18.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Yeongjong Seaside Rail Bike 390 m
  • Wolmi Traditional Park 2.5 km
  • Wolmi Theme Park 2.6 km
  • Tourist Information Centre 2.6 km
  • Wolmi Culture Street 2.6 km
  • Wolmido 2.8 km
  • Wolmi Park 3.0 km
  • Wolmisan Mountain 3.1 km
  • Incheon Lock Gate 3.5 km
  • Yeongjong Mart 3.5 km

5. Distance and Travel Time to Incheon Airport

As highlighted earlier, the ‘Royal Emporium Hotel’ boasts a prime location close to Incheon International Airport. Whether you choose to hop on the complimentary shuttle bus or grab a reasonably priced taxi, reaching the airport is a breeze. Here’s a quick look at the estimated distance and time by car from the hotel to Incheon International Airport.

5.1. From the Hotel to Incheon International Airport Terminal 1: 20 km, 19 minutes

Royal Emporium Hotel: Distance and Travel Time to Incheon Airport T1

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Incheon International Airport Terminal 1

The Royal Emporium Hotel is located 20 km away from Terminal 1, and the car journey takes approximately 19 minutes.

5.2. From the Hotel to Incheon International Airport Terminal 2: 23 km, 21 minutes

Royal Emporium Hotel: Distance and Travel Time to Incheon Airport T2

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

The Royal Emporium Hotelis located 23 km away from Terminal 2, and the car journey takes approximately 21 minutes.

6. Free Shuttle Bus Schedule (to/from Incheon Airport Terminal 1 & 2)

TheRoyal Emporium Hoteloffers a free shuttle bus service running between Incheon International Airport Terminals 1 and 2 and the hotel itself. Please refer to the information provided below, but keep in mind that the schedule may change. For the most current information about the shuttle service, always check directly with the hotel.

Royal Emporium Hotel: shuttle bus schedule

According to the hotel’s announcement, only hotel guests are eligible to use the shuttle bus service, and it requires prior reservation. Particularly, same-day reservations must be made at least two hours in advance. Please keep this in mind.

7. 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).

7.1. Price Comparison via ‘HotelsCombined’

Royal Emporium Hotel: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $36 when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

7.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Royal Emporium Hotel: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $42 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’ and ‘Vio.com’.

7.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Royal Emporium Hotel: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $42 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

7.4. Official Website of ‘Royal Emporium Hotel

Royal Emporium Hotel: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from theRoyal Emporium Hotel official website. The lowest price on the official website was KRW 60,000. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which was 1,304 won per dollar, the amount translates to approximately $46.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, ‘Hotels Combined’ offers the best deal at $36 for a stay at the ‘Royal Emporium Hotel’ when booking through ‘Trip.com’. 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 Royal Emporium Hotel, 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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