Dive into the ‘The State Sunyu’: Unveiling In-depth Reviews from Korean Travelers & a Comprehensive Price Breakdown!

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the The State Sunyu (★★★★ 4 Star), situated in Yeong-deungpo, 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:

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 ‘The State Sunyu

‘The State Sunyu’ is ranked 1st in the Yeong-deungpo area among the Top-Rated Hotels in Seoul as analyzed by HB. (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 The State Sunyu.

Source: Agoda

The State Sunyu hotel, which I am going to introduce, is conveniently located right in front of Exits 1 and 2 of Sunyudo Station.
The interior of the hotel was just as seen in the photos, not at all cramped and well-organized. Also, the bathroom was made of clear glass, giving a unique and special feeling. Don’t worry, when you lower the vertical from the inside, it’s perfectly covered.

Inside the room, there are a refrigerator, safe, and coffee pot, and if you request ice, they bring it to the room. Amenities include toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, soap, shower cap, and cotton pads, and interestingly, instead of body lotion, there was a foam cleansing that I used very well.

One of the biggest attractions of The State Sunyu Hotel is the individual cooling system. In hotels with central cooling in the summer, it’s too hot and hard, but here, you can fully feel the taste of sleeping with the air conditioner on and the blanket covered.

I booked the same superior double room with my group, but the room size was a little larger, and they said it seemed to be because it was on the corner of the building. Of course, only the size was a little larger, and the rest of the table, sofa, and vanity interiors were all the same.

This is how I had such a satisfying hotel vacation at The State Sunyu Hotel, and I definitely want to visit again next time. The staff were all kind, and the location, amenities, and price were all satisfactory. I highly recommend you to visit at least once!

Source: Guest Reviews from Naver

‘The State Sunyu

  • Grade: ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address: 132 Yangpyeong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: http://www.thestatesunyu.com/
  • Telephone: +82-02-2632-9000
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
The State Sunyu: highlights & facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at The State Sunyu.

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: 8.8 / 10, based on 4,013 reviews

The State Sunyu: ratings on Agoda
The State Sunyu: ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated ‘The State Sunyu’.

The State Sunyu has earned an excellent score of 8.8 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Location’, ‘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.

LocationThe State Sunyu is in a convenient location for most guests. It is close to public transportation, especially with a subway station right in front of the hotel, making it very easy to travel. Also, there are restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets nearby, which adds to its convenience.
Room Opinions on the rooms varied. Some guests were satisfied with the clean and spacious rooms, but some expressed disappointment about the cleanliness. Also, some guests mentioned a lack of storage space and dim lighting.
BreakfastMost guests did not explicitly rate the breakfast, but a few mentioned that they could enjoy delicious drinks and bread from the bakery on the first floor.
FriendlinessOpinions on staff friendliness were mixed. Some guests evaluated the staff as friendly and helpful, but some expressed dissatisfaction with the staff’s attitude.
FacilitiesGuests did not mention much about the hotel’s facilities.
PriceOverall, guests rated the satisfaction for the price as high. They thought the price was reasonable considering the location, room condition, and staff service.
OthersSome guests mentioned inconvenience due to the air conditioner not working. Also, some guests expressed dissatisfaction with the dust and noise from the construction site right in front of the hotel.
The State Sunyu is recommendable due to its convenient location and high satisfaction for the price. However, there were also opinions that improvements are needed in cleanliness and quality of staff service. Also, problems related to the air conditioner need to be addressed.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.4 / 10, based on 813 reviews

The State Sunyu: ratings on Booking.com
The State Sunyu: ratings on Booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated The State Sunyu.

The State Sunyu bagged a very good score of 8.4 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘Value for money’, and ‘Location’.

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.

LocationMost reviews positively evaluated the hotel’s location. The hotel’s proximity to public transportation such as subway stations and bus stops was highly praised for its convenience. In addition, numerous cafes, restaurants, and convenience stores around the hotel were mentioned as benefits.
Room Reviews regarding room cleanliness varied. Some reviews praised the room for being clean and spacious, while others criticized the state of cleaning.
BreakfastReviews about breakfast were limited. Aside from one user who could not have breakfast, there were no specific comments about it.
FriendlinessThe staff’s friendliness and service generally received positive reviews. Particularly, their prompt actions when problems occurred were positively mentioned.
FacilitiesInformation about the amenities was limited. A few reviews mentioned that the hotel gym was satisfactory.
PriceOpinions on value for money were diverse. While some users felt that the hotel provided good value for the price, others disagreed.
OthersClean bathrooms, comfortable beds, and spacious room space were positively mentioned. However, some reviews expressed dissatisfaction with the location of the air conditioner and lighting.
In general, the State Sunyu received positive reviews for its location, staff friendliness, and convenience. However, there were also opinions that improvements were needed in areas such as cleaning status and the location of the air conditioner.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.4 / 5, based on 588 reviews

The State Sunyu: ratings on Google maps
The State Sunyu: ratings on Google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘The State Sunyu’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.4. 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 State Sunyu with their top ratings of 4.3.

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.

LocationMost reviews spoke highly of the hotel’s location. It’s conveniently situated right in front of a subway station, making transportation easy. The surrounding area is filled with restaurants and cafes, which many guests found convenient. However, a few reviews mentioned that the hotel is somewhat removed from the center of Seoul.
Room Opinions about the rooms were varied. Most users positively rated the rooms as clean and spacious. However, some users pointed out that the cleaning was not perfect and some mentioned that the lighting in the rooms was dim, making it uncomfortable.
BreakfastThere weren’t many mentions of breakfast, but a few reviews stated that the food at the buffet located on the 2nd floor was tasty. However, there were opinions that it lacked variety considering the price.
FriendlinessMost users were satisfied with the service of the staff. Many opinions noted that the staff were kind and helpful. However, some users expressed dissatisfaction with the service attitude of certain staff members.
FacilitiesMentions of amenities were limited, but there were opinions that the bakery and cafe located on the first floor were convenient and tasty.
PriceOpinions about cost-effectiveness were various. Most users thought it was satisfactory considering the price, but some users complained about additional costs such as parking fees.
OthersOther issues included opinions that the soundproofing was not good and problems with smells coming from the air conditioner.
In general, the State Sunyu has the advantages of a good location, friendly staff, and clean rooms. However, there are a few areas for improvement, including lighting, cleanliness, and soundproofing.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that The State Sunyuplays 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: “My Personal Experience with Superior Double Room, Breakfast, and Fitness at The State Sunyu Hotel: A Self-funded Staycation”

Summary of the Blog Post

For my recent staycation, I chose The State Sunyu Hotel located in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. This hotel was chosen for its high cost-effectiveness and favorable reviews about their breakfast. Conveniently located just 2 minutes on foot from Exit 1 of Seonyudo Station, it also offered free parking, although the narrow entrance made parking slightly challenging.

Upon checking in, I discovered a café called Tous Tous, which offered discount vouchers for hotel guests. The café seemed to be popular among not only hotel guests but also outside visitors. After checking in, I found the room to be quite average, despite my expectations for a 4-star hotel. The room was equipped with amenities like a coffee pot, tea, a fridge, and even toothbrushes were provided.

The breakfast was delicious, and while the menu was not extensive, it was satisfying. I particularly enjoyed the Kimchi fried rice. After breakfast, I used the fitness center, which was smaller than expected for a 4-star hotel, but I made good use of the running machines.

With its convenient location, friendly service, and in-house café, I would recommend The State Sunyu Hotel for its value for money. This staycation included a stay in a Superior Double room, breakfast, and use of the fitness center.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yoona9100/223231067965

The State Sunyu: lobby

The State Sunyu: room

The State Sunyu: room

The State Sunyu: room

The State Sunyu: breakfast

The State Sunyu: breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yoona9100/223231067965

(* 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
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • 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
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Ground floor available
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

4.2. Location

Adress : 132 Yangpyeong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 8.7 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 40.3 km
Public transportation
  • Seonyudo Subway Station 70 m
  • Dangsan Subway Station 950 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Ewha Medical Center 660 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 8.4 km
Convenience store
  • GS25 1.0 km

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • The War Memorial of Korea 7.4 km
  • Namdaemun Market 7.8 km
  • National Museum of Korea 7.9 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 8.4 km
  • N Seoul Tower 8.5 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 8.7 km
  • Insadong 9.0 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 9.4 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 9.8 km
  • Lotte World 18.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Seonyudo Subway Station 70 m
  • Ewha Medical Center 660 m
  • Seonyudo Park 810 m
  • Seonyugyo Bridge 810 m
  • Dangsan Subway Station 950 m
  • Sinmokdong Subway Station 1.1 km
  • Mokdong Stadium 1.4 km
  • Yanghwa Bridge Artificial Falls 1.4 km
  • Mokdong Ice Rink and Ski School 1.5 km
  • Yeongdeungpo-gu Office Subway Station 1.5 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’

The State Sunyu: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $88 when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

The State Sunyu: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $96 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

The State Sunyu: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $84 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Super.com’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘The State Sunyu’

The State Sunyu: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the ‘The State Sunyu’ official website. The lowest price on the official website was KRW 128,000. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which is KRW 1,320.5 per dollar, the calculated result comes out to be approximately $96.9.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 84 for a stay at the ‘The State Sunyu’ when booking through ‘Super.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 The State Sunyu, 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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