Unveiling The Shilla Jeju: Comprehensive Analysis from Global & Korean Guest Reviews and Lowest Price Tactics

Last Updated on December 8, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the ‘The Shilla Jeju Hotel'(★★★★ 5 Star), situated in Jeju Island, 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.

The Shilla Jeju

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!

1. About “The Shilla Jeju” Hotel

Before proceeding with the detailed analysis, Let me summarize a brief overview of the “The Shilla Jeju” Hotel.

The Shilla Jeju
Source: Agoda

“This luxurious hotel with a well-landscaped garden and ocean view is a 23-minute bus ride from Yeomiji Botanical Garden and a 72-minute bus ride from Jeju International Airport. Stylish rooms with mountain views feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites include ocean-view balconies, separate living spaces, and whirlpool tubs.

Amenities include two bars, one of which is a poolside bar, as well as three comfortable restaurants and a bakery. There are also chic cabanas, two outdoor swimming pools, an indoor swimming pool, a high-end French-style spa, and a casino. The airport shuttle service is complimentary.”

Source : Google Maps

The Shilla Jeju Hotel

  • Grade : ★★★★★ 5 Star Hotel
  • Address : 75 Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
  • Official Web site: http://www.shilla.net/jeju/
  • Telephone : +82-064-735-5114
  • Check-in time : 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 11:00 PM
The Shilla Jeju: Highlights
The Shilla Jeju: Facilities
Highlights & Facilities (Source : Agoda)
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2. Comprehensive Reviews from Global Guests

I will share the comprehensive analysis results of reviews from actual guests who stayed at the “The Shilla Jeju” Hotel.

Please note that the guests who left reviews are not only from Korea but also from various nationalities such as the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc.

The following analysis is based on information compiled from data recorded on “Agoda,” “Booking.com,” and “Google Maps.”

2.1. “Agoda” Comprehensive Reviews

The Shilla Jeju: reviews on Agoda

This is the rating for “The Shilla Jeju” Hotel from users who booked through “Agoda.” Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 9.2, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Facilities’ and ‘Service’ categories.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationThe Shilla Jeju boasts the best views in a fantastic location in Jeju and is conveniently situated near local attractions and a free airport shuttle.
Room The rooms were spacious and clean, pleasing the guests. However, some reviews mention that the rooms appeared somewhat outdated.
BreakfastSatisfactory with diverse buffet breakfast options that were highly rated.
FriendlinessThe staff was very friendly, helpful, and had good English skills.
FacilitiesThe facilities within the Shilla Jeju were beautiful, with a variety of amenities and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. However, some additional fees for using some facilities resulted in a higher cost according to some opinions.
PriceConsidering it’s a luxury hotel, there were opinions that the price was very expensive, but overall satisfaction was rated high.
OthersIt is conveniently located within a walking distance to various museums and a nearby beach. However, some reviews mentioned dissatisfaction with additional fees or the convenience facilities.

2.2. “Booking.com” Comprehensive Reviews

The Shilla Jeju: reviews on booking.com

This is the rating for “The Shilla Jeju” Hotel from users who booked through Booking.com. Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.9, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Location’ category. The “Value for money” category is marked in red with a score of 7.3, which is the first time I’ve seen a red bar in the ratings while reviewing. I think this might be evidence that the price is indeed quite expensive.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, similarly to the Agoda case, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationGuests generally enjoy the hotel’s location, with the beautiful view and proximity to the beach being particularly popular.
Room Although somewhat dated, guests are happy with the clean and spacious rooms. Some guests mentioned facilities in need of repair (e.g., bathroom issues) and an old smell in certain rooms.
BreakfastThe breakfast buffet impresses guests with its diverse and tasty food options.
FriendlinessWhile most guests are satisfied with the staff’s friendliness, some complained about the unfriendliness of the terrace café staff.
FacilitiesThe pool and garden are popular facilities among guests. Guests had negative feedback about the performance by the poolside. Some guests requested improvements in facilities such as the sauna and club.
PriceOverall satisfaction is high in terms of price, but some guests expressed dissatisfaction with additional costs (e.g., sauna extra fees).
OthersSome guests suggested more English-speaking staff would make the hotel more popular among international tourists. Additionally, certain guests mentioned the Shilla Jeju could benefit from offering a more diverse vegetarian/vegan menu.

2.3. “Google Maps” Comprehensive Reviews

The Shilla Jeju: reviews on google maps

The following is the rating summary from people who left reviews on Google Maps. Out of a possible 5 points, the hotel received a score of 4.6. Unlike other platforms that provide scores for specific categories, Google Maps interestingly rates the hotel based on guest type. The Shilla Jeju received identical ratings of 4.6 from all types of guests.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests. Similar to the Agoda and Booking.com reviews, recent comments were prioritized to maintain the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationMost reviews mentioned satisfaction with the location of the Shilla Jeju, saying it was suitable for relaxation and had well-maintained surrounding landscaping.
Room Most reviews praised the cleanliness and neatness of the rooms, though some mentioned they were somewhat outdated.
BreakfastBreakfast reviews were generally positive, with guests praising the taste and variety of dishes.
FriendlinessThe majority of guests were pleased with the friendliness of the staff.
FacilitiesAmenities, particularly the swimming pool and buffet, received generally positive reactions. However, some guests mentioned differences pre and post pandemic.
PriceDespite the high price, most reviews indicated satisfaction with the value for money.
OthersSome reviews complained about the quality of outdoor performances within the Shilla Jeju and also mentioned dissatisfaction with the quality of the water.

3. Best Reviews from Korean Guests

The “The Shilla Jeju” hotel is located in South Korea, so the majority of its guests are probably Koreans. I have found various reviews written by Koreans about the “The Shilla Jeju“, and I would like to share some of the best reviews with you.”

3.1. Best Reviews 1 : “The Shilla Jeju Hotel Premier Twin Garden View Room Review

Source: https://blog.naver.com/snflgg/223142609870

Summary of the Blog Post

Upon arrival, I was captivated by the exotic view from the entrance to the main gate of the Shilla Jeju. Despite it being a Sunday afternoon, the parking lot was almost full. There was a 5-star hotel sign at the Shilla Jeju entrance.

The check-in process was handled at a cozy check-in counter, where I completed the reservation and received a brief explanation. After that, I could collect the room key. Although the lobby’s ambiance felt a bit dated and inconvenient in some aspects, all those thoughts vanished once I entered the room. The room had an antique atmosphere, and it was cozy and luxurious.

From the room balcony, I could enjoy a beautiful garden view, which reminded me of an exotic Southeast Asian trip. The scenery was beyond my expectations. The bathroom felt a bit dated as well, but it had a bathtub, allowing me to enjoy a relaxing half-bath.

Overall, the first impression of the Shilla Jeju Hotel was a bit disappointing, but the room and the balcony’s stunning view exceeded my expectations.

The Shilla Jeju: garden view

Source: https://blog.naver.com/snflgg/223142609870

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

3.2. Best Reviews 2 : “Review of breakfast experience at the Shilla Jeju Hotel”

Source: https://blog.naver.com/camizo/223130391583

Summary of the Blog Post

The highlight of any trip is undoubtedly the hotel breakfast. In particular, the breakfast at the Shilla Jeju Hotel is well-known for its taste and quality. The morning buffet at ‘The Parkview’ restaurant, located within the hotel, heightened our expectations with the promise of a variety of food and flavors.

The restaurant was quiet and spacious, creating a comfortable atmosphere. We started the day with freshly baked bread and French butter from the bakery corner. The salmon salad and fresh fruit juice not only tasted great but also took care of our health, while the various Korean dishes offered a comfortable familiarity. The tenderness of the steak was impressive, and scrambled eggs and French toast were essential elements of the breakfast. The rice noodles served one bowl at a time, along with a variety of stews and soups, provided warmth.

At the Chinese cuisine corner, we had a unique experience tasting Chinese dishes like Manbosha and Mapo Tofu. The freshness of the salmon made it indispensable even for the second plate. The breakfast at the Shilla Jeju Hotel started our day with a variety of delicious foods, making it enjoyable.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/camizo/223130391583

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

3.3. Best Reviews 3 : “The Shilla Jeju Hotel Standard Double Room (Garden View) & Swimming Pool

Source: https://blog.naver.com/privet1121/223146411886

Summary of the Blog Post

I’d like to briefly introduce my experience at the Shilla Jeju Hotel. First of all, the atmosphere of the Shilla Hotel’s walking path and swimming pool was truly unique. We booked two separate rooms, and upon our request, they were conveniently assigned close to each other.

Walking along the swimming pool path led to the coastal road, which had beautiful scenery. In the morning, we could also enjoy a beverage service at the Shilla Hotel. The Shilla Hotel’s swimming pool was open until midnight, allowing us to enjoy it even at night.

We had our meals at the swimming pool area, and the jjamppong and pork cutlet were really delicious. At the Shilla Jeju, it was very convenient to change the breakfast to brunch without any additional charge. At the buffet, we could taste various foods, and we could even make our own ice cream.

We had a simple sandwich meal at the lounge, and the pickles were delicious. Of course, the room condition was a bit old, but due to the nice environment such as walking paths and swimming pools, we kept visiting the Shilla Jeju Hotel whenever we went to Jeju.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/privet1121/223146411886

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

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean


Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible


Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Snack bar


For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]


Access
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Soundproof rooms


Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)


Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)


Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff


Available in all rooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Towels


Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

4.2. Location

Adress : 75 Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Airports
  • Jeju International Airport (CJU) 30.3 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Daepyeong Health clinic 4.0 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Teddy Bear Museum 550 m
  • O’sulloc Museum 12.8 km
  • Cheonjiyeon Falls 13.7 km
  • Jeongbang Waterfall 15.3 km
  • Hallasan National Park 17.2 km
  • Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road) 23.8 km
  • Dongmun Market 31.4 km
  • Manjanggul Cave 46.0 km
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak 54.8 km
  • Udo 58.4 km


Nearby landmarks
  • Jungmun Saekdal Beach 230 m
  • Lotte Hotel Jeju Casino 270 m
  • Hyatt Hotel Casino 310 m
  • Jeju Shilla Hotel Casino 380 m
  • Jungmun Golf Club 400 m
  • Jeju Jungmun Resort 440 m
  • Teddy Bear Museum 550 m
  • PLAY KPOP 590 m
  • Chocolate Land 590 m
  • Sound Island Museum 610 m

5. Lowest Price Analysis

I will finally analyze the most important category in hotel reviews, which is the price.

I will compare the lowest price results provided by the most famous hotel price comparison websites, “HotelsCombined,” “Sky Scanner,” and “Trivago,” in order to identify the place that offers the best price.

Lowest price search criteria: 1-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday, 1 room (for 2 guests), excluding breakfast.

5.1. “HotelsCombined” Price Comparison

The Shilla Jeju: lowest price on hotelscombined

The lowest price search result on HotelsCombined is $194 for a 1-night stay. This price is based on booking through “Agoda”.

5.2. “Sky ScannerPrice Comparison

The Shilla Jeju: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on Sky Scanner is $221 for a 1-night stay when booked through “Agoda”.

5.3. “Trivago” Price Comparison

The Shilla Jeju: lowest priceon Trivago

The lowest price on Trivago is $216 when booked through “Agoda”.

Based on the analysis, it can be concluded that HotelsCombined” provided the lowest price among the three price comparison websites. And booking through “Agoda” for a weekday 1-night stay yielded the most affordable result. It is recommended to consider this information when making a reservation.

Please keep in mind that the lowest prices can vary depending on the dates of stay and the timing of the search.

It is important to note that the current lowest price does not guarantee the lowest price in the future.

“The Lowest Price Analysis” I shared should be used for reference purposes only.

When considering a hotel reservation, I recommend re-searching through price comparison websites at the time of your accommodation planning to utilize the lowest price available at that specific moment.


And with that, we wrap up our review of the The Shilla Jeju, 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!