Review: Grand Hyatt Jeju (Corner Suite)

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Nightly rate
(incl. taxes/fees)
Free
(Cat 4 Hyatt free night)
Length of stay1 night
Membership levelGlobalist
(World of Hyatt)

What benefits to expect when you stay at Grand Hyatt Jeju as a World of Hyatt Globalist member?

The hotel opened in 2020 with a total of, believe it or not, 1,600 rooms!

I redeemed a Hyatt Category 4 free night (earned through a milestone) for this stay. Unfortunately, this previous sweet spot recently went up a category and is now a Category 5 property.

This property now requires 17,000 to 23,000 points per night for award stays in a standard room.

RelatedSweet Spots: Best ways to redeem World of Hyatt points

Location

The hotel is located within Dream Tower, in downtown Jeju. The mixed-development is the tallest building in Jeju and the hotel is the largest Grand Hyatt in Asia Pacific, by total rooms.

  • 1 min walk to HAN Collection K-fashion mall
  • 10 mins drive to Jeju International Airport (CJU)
  • 50 mins drive to Jusangjeollidae
  • 1 hr drive to Seogwipo-si
  • 1 hr drive to Suwolbong Peak Summit
Escalator to the mall
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Arrival

Upon arrival by car, we were directed to the car park, where I parked for free as a Globalist member staying on an award night.

As a Globalist member recognition, we were upgraded to the Corner Suite a couple of days prior to the stay!

Dream Tower
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Lobby
Corridor
Welcome letter

Corner Suite

Room 3418 is 130sqm/1,400sqft in size; in other words, HUGE!

The suite has a dining area, a living area, a bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Furnishing is great, with plenty of negative space to add to the luxurious feel.

The panoramic, unblocked view from the suite was an icing on the cake. I missed plane-spotting from the suite too!

View from the entrance
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Living room
Living room (reversed angle)
Bedroom
Bedroom (reversed angle)
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Night stand
View from the suite
Jeju airport runway
Welcome note and amenity
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Chocolates
Coffee machine
Coffee capsules
Mini bar
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Bath robes
Wardrobe
Bathroom
Sinks in the bathroom
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Shower area
Toilet
Bathroom amenities
Bath products
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Bath salt and sponge
Hairdryer
Dressing table
Second restroom
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Toilet controls
Floor plan of the 34th floor

Grand Club lounge

Globalist members and guests staying in rooms/suites with club access can get complimentary entry to the Grand Club lounge from 6.30am to 11pm.

The lounge is huge and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Grand Club Lounge
Grand Club Lounge
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Grand Club Lounge
Buffet area
Buffet area
Bean-to-cup coffee machine
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Candy
Bircher muesli
View from the lounge
Beverage area

Afternoon tea

Eligible guests can enjoy afternoon tea from a small selection of cakes and snacks from 2.30 to 4.30pm.

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Cake, cookies and coffee

Evening cocktail

The evening cocktail spread was quite brilliant. Food and drinks were of high quality, with a good mix of Korean and western cuisine available for selection.

Seafood stew
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Smoked salmon
Dessert
Cheeses
Our picks
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Red wines
White/Sparkling wines

Breakfast

For guests with club access, breakfast is held in the Grand Club lounge too.

Like what’s on offer during evening cocktail, F&B quality was great. Guests can pick from a selection of Korean and western dishes and order a freshly-made eggs.

Pastries
Hot dishes
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Fruits
Toast machine
Dim sum
Kimchi soup
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Pastries
Chicken soup
Our picks

Internet speed

The WiFi speed was great throughout my stay.

Other facilities

It’s difficult to run out of things to do in the hotel when there are great facilities like an arcade, casino, indoor swimming pool, Jjimjil spa and even a mall that is directly connected property.

Kids Arcade

Don’t let the name fool you, the Kids Arcade is not just for kids! My partner and I had so much fun here.

Playing tokens can be bought through the machine in the arcade, and to my surprise, games are pretty cheap! Most of them cost KRW 500 – 1000 (US$0.35 – US$0.75) for each play.

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Entrance to the arcade
Coins exchange
Arcade
Arcade
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Arcade
Claw machines
Arcade game

Gym

The gym is large and well-equipped. But I feel that is a missed opportunity to not have one on a higher floor with a view of the outside world.

Gym
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Cardio area
Weights area

Jjimjil Spa

The hotel has a Korean Jjimjil Spa and guests with club access can also enjoy it for free!

As shown in the photos below, there are plenty of rooms for you to relax in, with each room offering different health benefits.

These “rooms” are unisex, while the shower and dressing rooms are separated into Male and Female.

Entrance to the Jjimjil Spa
Jjimjil Spa
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Specialty rooms
Red Clay room
Cypress room
Salt room
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Steam room
Sauna
Towels
Spa room
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Massage room
Shower area
Hot/Cold baths
Dressing area
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Face and body lotion
Haircare products
Towels in the bathroom
Water dispenser
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Cafe in the spa
Entry fee for non-club guests

Swimming pool

The indoor swimming pool area has regulated room temperature, tall ceiling and natural light. A very well thought of space.

Indoor swimming pool
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My ratings

This is how I am rating my stay:

Breakfast9/10Peace & quiet10/10
Service10/10Facilities10/10
Location10/10Elite member
recognition
10/10
Room furnishing10/10Value10/10
View
(from the room)
10/10

Bottom line

With fantastic facilities, unblocked views, membership recognition and high standards of the Grand Club lounge, staying in Grand Hyatt Jeju as a World of Hyatt Globalist member is a near-perfect experience.

Staying during the low travel season between December and March definitely helped!

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