Nest Hotel (Incheon, South Korea)

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Nest Hotel (Incheon, South Korea)

5 Case Rating


Location

This hotel is around 10 minutes by the free coach pick up outside of arrivals at stop 14C- signage is clear with times. Further away that best western & grand hyatt, but worth it. A full size coach is used so no issues to book etc. In the area appears to be a small port as this area has islands round it. There seems to be some shops not to far away but did not check. There is a nice walk along the water and a small beach which I believe to be part of the hotel.

Room

Room was of spacious size, modern, innovative, cosy but industrial look to fit with design group hotels. A good amount of contemporary wooden furniture and innovative standard of mellow lighting options. The double bed was very comfortable with nice pillows. Bed side tables & mini spot light lamps (with dimmer option) perfect for reading either side of bed- plus international plug sockets. A small wooden 70’s style alarm clock & phones is offered on left side, with TV remote on the other- wrapped up in a fabric bouquet. The flat screen smart TV offers 27 channels of which mainly Korean but also news outlets BBC, CNN, NHK, EURO news is offered plus a full airport guide of arrivals and departures. Behind the bed is a modern blue tooth speaker system that one can synch with their advice to listen to music/audio book etc whilst in bed. Very nice feature.
An upright arm chair is offered in the room below a large hanging white contemporary lamp shade. There is also a square foot rest and small side table positioned next to TV. A handy workstation/desk is offered as an alcove with overhead lamp and mirror. Full set of plugs, USB included are conveniently offered at the desk.
Near to the entrance is a large wooden unit, that has the mini bar underneath- includes drinks & snack items such as chocolate, jacobs crackers and beef jerky. Some tea/coffee making is offered above-all very clearly perfectly positioned as if the hotel staff have OCD. There are two complimentary bottles of water offered. Next along is an open cabinet that contains a luggage rack on bottom and plenty of coat hangers. A convenient light sensor operates when you are next to this area plus a floor to ceiling mirror is offered opposite so you can check you look great before exiting your room.
Below the wardrobe is an easy to use laptop size safe. Slippers and nice robes are also here.
In the very modern bathroom, white bright and again nice lighting with very modern fixtures, such as volume control dial style looking taps. There is a washlet, that always had a warmed seat with full functions- though all in Korean. Next to this is a shower – rain design and detachable. Modern scales and hair dryer is also offered with plenty of towels.
Full set of every amenity (confusing on mini bar menu, razor is charge able) – there are individual tubes of body lotion, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner from the Kudo spa brand. A large salt tub is also offered to scrub the body.
The room has digital AC controls easy to use and also before I left I noticed a balcony but small and no chairs in my room. Overall a very comfortable room, cosy, modern and slept well and a very inviting bathroom- for those that like innovative designs and comfort. Blacked out curtains are also offered, plus a balcony for fresh air. I will certainly return here again as one of the best airport hotels I have stayed at in Northern Asia.

Facilities

Free un-secure open WIFI for multiple devices- very fast with no issues. Leisure facilities include a superb Sauna facility separate for men and women that include 3 baths. One cold, one warm and one hot that is enclosed outside area. There is a large sauna as well. Temperatures are digitally displayed very clearly above each product. There are also many showers offering full set of amenities and digital controlled lockers.
There is also a gym area that unusually offers a boxing ring but also plenty of cardio and weights -equipment, all brand new. Excellent standard and used the sauna facilities twice during my 12 hour stay.
Catering offers room service until 1am plus a restaurant downstairs which i did not use- breakfast when not included is $25. The lobby on this level has some chairs and mini apples. On ground floor level is a garden, meeting rooms and an ATM. The garden has benches that face the water, some grass but warning not to go on it (?) plus there is a small beach offered with sand but not really for swimming. A nice kids area is offered with wooden climbing frames. There is a pathway to go for a nice walk along the waterway.

Staff

Check-in and out was very efficient and fast. Staff very clear and offer a sheet that explain the facilities/wifi clearly. They are polite but very regimented and not say warm. There is also a concierge desk. One staff came across slightly rude as I was not allowed in the breakfast room in my first class Asiana slippers- which fully covered the feet. She initially said for my safety then I showed her the extensive grips underneath and she became slightly evasive and said sorry sir very firmly- due to this I declined to have breakfast, as I was in a suite trouser and a shirt. Staff is really weakness of this hotel and this is why I gave 4 instead of 5 stars.
Overall other than that, the Nest is lovely product, the sauna facilities were very nice, the room was original, innovative and it felt an experience to be here rather than the normal airport chain hotels. I will hope to return again.



19-5 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea


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The Verdict Is…

Very cool hotel, functional and comfortable room with excellent hot tub facilities. Very close to ICN with frequent bus but staff had a air of arrogance.

  • Location
    80%
  • Room
    95%
  • Facilities
    100%
  • Staff
    70%
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