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Sono Hotel

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Free WiFi
Standard Double Room | Free WiFi
Standard Double Room | Free WiFi
Standard Twin Room | Free WiFi
Standard Double Room | Free WiFi

Overview of Sono Hotel

Sono Hotel

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in Gyeongju

6.4/10 Good

152 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €37
Price available on 05/02/2023
4, Hwarang-ro 38beon-gil, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, 780-180

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Hwangnidan-gil Road - 5 min drive
  • Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond - 8 min drive
  • Bomun Lake - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Pohang (KPO) - 30 min drive
  • Ulsan (USN) - 34 min drive
  • Seo Gyeongju Station - 4 min drive
  • Gyeongju Station - 17 min walk
  • Pohang Station - 32 min drive


  • Toobbul Korean BBQ - 3 min walk
  • Hongsi Hanjungsik - 3 min walk
  • With Gusto - 9 min walk
  • Kisoya - 11 min walk
  • Schuman and Clara - 11 min walk

About this property

Sono Hotel

When visiting Gyeongju, Sono Hotel is a great choice to consider. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. The comfortable beds and WiFi get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 1:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (7 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • Lift


  • English
  • Korean

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sono Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sono Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sono Hotel?
As of 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sono Hotel on 5 February 2023 start from €37, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sono Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sono Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sono Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sono Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is 1:00 PM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Sono Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hongsi Hanjungsik (3-min walk), With Gusto (9-min walk) and Kisoya (11-min walk).
What's the area around Sono Hotel like?
Sono Hotel is a short 11-minute walk from Hwangnidan-gil Road and 17 minutes' walk from Daereungwon Royal Tomb. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Jessica, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Old dirty, totally run down motel advertised here as business hotel. No value
Luis, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not bed but odd
Relatively close to the bus terminal and near the local market. The room was o.k. but the corridor is dark and odd. The front desk is a small hole near the garage. The main entrance is throuth the garage. The recepcionists don't speak English. Breakfast is very poor and there is no place to sit and eat. All that feels strange and a bit sleazy. But in overall it was o.k.
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Love Hotel yes, but still a good value.
Even though the sign says Sono Business Hotel it is indeed a love motel as the neon exterior and interior light show will attest. As such you have to be realistic as to what to expect during your stay. These places are all about privacy so yes the lobby is tiny with a very small window to see the staff. And yes the staff will speak very limited English as they deal almost exclusively with Koreans and even then rarely even see them for again the privacy of the guests. Having said that the guys helped me as best they could. If you need tourist information, then use the very helpful information kiosks at both the train station and bus station. The location is very good - close to bus and train and two local markets. As a love motel don't expect a fridge, closet or hangers. My room however wasn't as new as depicted on the Expedia site but was still good. The room was big, very clean had a big TV and computer. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was great. One big plus was that they give you a free mobile internet modem to take with you - awesome if you don't have data on your phone. They have toast and coffee in the morning. Good value for the money as long as you're realistic about what to expect.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great Location
The location near the heart of downtown Gyeongju was perfect for visiting the market, the mounds, restaurants and easy to access bus route to the temple and grotto. The beds were typical Korean firm mattress and the bathrooms were the Korean tubless variety but you had everything you needed and the rooms were clean. Good choice for ease on the pocketbook.
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8/10 Very good

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4/10 Fair

This is a Love Motel
Was in town for a family trip. There weren't many options during the time I was in town but needed a place for the family to stay for that period of time. I read previous reviews mentioning that it was a "love motel", which I thought would be an exaggeration. wouldn't list a love motel would it? Well, that is exactly what this place was. What made it a love motel? The discreet parking with the blinders at the entrance. The elevator has a key drop for those customers with a short stay. The room has a used tube of toothpaste and other toiletries for those unplanned for stays. The clientele and everything else in the hotel overall gave it the love motel feeling. The hotel was not clean. Picked up the remote control and the it was covered in grease or some type of jelly, which I didn't want to know what it was. The bathroom had a frosted glass door which the frosted area of the door was covered with greasy handprints. I had a room with one full size bed, and one twin bed; the bed was similar to sleeping on a stack of flattened cardboard boxes. No cushion whatsoever, and the edge of the bed cut into my legs. There was one good thing about the room, they provide a free wireless router for internet that you can take with you for the duration of your stay. I'm not a picky person when it comes to hotels, but I would not recommend this place to anyone unless there was nothing else available. Other love motels would be better than this place.
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10/10 Exceptional

A cheap and nice hotel
We spent two nights in the hotel. It is near to Railway station and 1.5 Km far from Bus terminal. The staff was very helpful.Location is fine. Breakfast was included in the room charges but was not served with breakfast on the last day.
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