Living in a smaller city in Korea, at times I find myself traveling to other parts of the country — especially for short weekend trips. Gwangju is one of the closest bigger cities, so I enjoy spending time here. I recently had the chance to stay at the Holiday Inn Gwangju location. It was a great hotel with wonderful customer service. Keep on reading to learn more about my recent stay!
The Holiday Inn Gwangju is located in the Seo-gu portion of Gwangju. It’s nearby the 5-18 Memorial Park as well as the Gwangju Airport. There are many shops and restaurants located nearby as well. I noticed right away that the staff had great English-speaking abilities, which made checking in a breeze. Sometimes even in bigger cities like Busan and Gwangju, that isn’t always the case at hotels.
The Holiday Inn Gwangju has a variety of room size options available — so whether you’re there for a quick weekend like me, or need more room and plan to stay for business, you’ll find the perfect room for you. There are also a couple of restaurants and lounges available as well as room service offerings.
This weekend was spent exploring Gwangju and nearby Damyang with fellow blogger Samantha from There She Goes Again. We had a lot of fun exploring new sights as well as checking out the Holiday Inn Gwangju together. It’s always fun finding other bloggers to work with!
We stayed in a twin room. The room was plenty big, with both beds, a desk area, TV, small fridge, and seating space. The beds were comfy and each bed had its own set of light controls.
The seating area had a small table filled with a variety of magazines, including the local Gwangju News magazine. I thought the local magazine was a great touch — especially for anyone traveling through the city for the first time!
Lastly, the bathroom was spacious, especially for Korea. There were plenty of towels, toiletries, and it featured a large walk-in style shower space.
While the room was great, there were other things to love about this hotel as well. There is an indoor pool, fitness center, and a spacious sauna. Whatever you want to do during your stay at the Holiday Inn Gwangju, it’s possible to do on-site.
The breakfast buffet was also great. There’s a mix of Asian and Western offerings served in the lobby restaurant from 6:00 am to 10:00 am daily. Everyone is sure to find something that they enjoy.
I had a great weekend along with Samantha! I’m glad we were able to stay at Holiday Inn Gwangju, because it allowed for us to fully relax after a day of exploring!
Disclaimer: I was invited to stay at the Holiday Inn Gwangju, but all views are my own.