Which Area to Stay in Busan – Seomyeon Arban Hotel

If you are heading to Korea and want love to explore the scenic coastal area, Busan might your cup of tea! Being Korea’s second most-populous city after Seoul, Busan is known for its gorgeous sea view, beaches, mountains and temples. Although Busan is not too huge, many of its attractions are rather far apart. That’s why it’s so important to choose a central location as your base to discover this beautiful city. So which area to stay in Busan? In my opinion, Seomyeon makes the perfect cut.

Which Area to Stay in Busan view from room

As one of the busiest streets in Busan, Seomyeon is a district that never sleeps. You can find all the local food along the streets and shopping all around! It’s convenient, lively and most importantly, it’s very central!

Which Area to Stay in Busan shopping

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Which Area to Stay in Busan – Where is Seomyeon?

Seomyeon is located near the centre of Busan and is the interchange for the orange and green lines, making it easy for you to transfer towards either Haeundae (Green Line), Gamcheon Culture Village or Jagalchi (Orange Line) direction. Here’s where Seomyeon is located on the subway map:

Which Area to Stay in Busan map

Which Area to Stay in Busan – Arban Hotel Seomyeon

And the best hotel in Seomyeon is none other than Arban Hotel. Located just 7 mins walk from Seomyeon subway station, the modern Arban Hotel offers the ultimate luxury and comfort at a smart budget. Check out the vlog I made to discover the beauty by yourself!

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Which Area to Stay in Busan garden top

Once you step into the hotel, you’ll be so surprised to find that its spacious lobby actually locates at the top floor (level 13), instead of the conventional first floor. As you step outside of the lift, you’ll be delighted by its warm ambiance and artistic design.

Which Area to Stay in Busan lobby area

The hotel staffs speak very good English. As we arrived the hotel a little too early (the check in time is 2pm), we took some time to explore the rooftop garden right beside the lobby.

Which Area to Stay in Busan lobby

Although the garden is not huge, it blends in with the environment harmoniously. Its artistic design resembles that of traditional Korean and Japanese gardens, while incorporating a touch of modernity.

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Which Area to Stay in Busan garden

The weather was so fine and the view from the garden was simply gorgeous.

Which Area to Stay in Busan garden stroll

There’s also a dining area right beside the garden. You can also choose to have a cup of coffee there while enjoying the beautiful scenery outside.

Which Area to Stay in Busan seat

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Which Area to Stay in Busan – Arban Hotel Room

Soon after, our room was ready and we were really delighted to find out how beautiful it was. The Deluxe Double Room is spacious, clean and modern.

Which Area to Stay in Busan room

Everything is so refined and I’m a big fan of the marble wall right behind the king-size bed. Isn’t it pretty?

Which Area to Stay in Busan marbel

The bathroom looks stunning as well. Nothing beats soaking in the big hot tub at night after a whole day of exploration.

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Which Area to Stay in Busan bathtub

Guess what’s the best part? It’s the view! Overlooking the gorgeous Busan cityscape from the room is simply amazing. The view becomes even more gorgeous at night. You will have to see for yourself.

Which Area to Stay in Busan city view

I also love all the little details that Arban Hotel provides. The room has in-built converter. Even though you forget to bring yours, you’ll have no problem charging your phone or laptop.

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Which Area to Stay in Busan plug

Also, the bathroom kit is really pretty too. The aroma lingers for so long after the bath.

Which Area to Stay in Busan bathroom

Which Area to Stay in Busan – Arban Hotel Food

The hotel breakfast is another plus point. It’s delicious and the arrangement of the food is so delicate and refine. It’s as if you are having an English afternoon high tea!

Which Area to Stay in Busan breakfast

Which Area to Stay in Busan breakfast set

If you are a fan of desert and coffee, right at the first floor of the hotel, you can find one of the most famous café in Korea – Twosome Coffee.

Which Area to Stay in Busan coffee

Which Area to Stay in Busan cafe

You can enjoy your coffee at the cosy café. Or simply, grab your cup and enjoy it in your room, just like us.

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Which Area to Stay in Busan coffee in room

Aren’t you convinced to stay with Arban Hotel? Just look at what other guests are saying about this hotel. It receives very good reviews in many platforms such Expedia, Agoda and more.

Which Area to Stay in Busan review

So next time when you visit Korea and wondering which area to stay in Busan, check out Arban Hotel at Seomyeon.


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  • Carol

    Was in Busan a long time ago…at a budget hotel. Love that zen design and the marble headboard of Arban Hotel Seomyeon. And its location seems perfect as your subway map shows! Thanks.

  • Anf Braybrooke

    Excellent blog and thank you for sharing. I’m hoping that Korea will feature in my travel plans in either 2018 or 2019, so I’ll definitely bare this in mind!

  • Kenny T.K. Chow

    Busan is getting more and more attention from the nearby countries’ traveller and it is actually much bigger than somebody might think. Besides, there are lots of surrounding towns and area worth exploring and I think you have given us some more ideas about where to stay and make the most of the visit ~ @ knycx.journeying

    • Yes I’m going to introduce where to go around Busan soon! It’s really beautiful!

  • We actually just visited Korea for the first time last month, of course, we didn’t leave the airport so I don’t think that counts. It’s so funny to have the lobby on the 13th floor and the garden on the roof. I hope there is good queuing on the ground floor so you know where to go. It looks like a beautiful property.

  • Jenni Sheldon

    Thank you for sharing this I have never actually heard of this area but I do want to visit Korea one day so hopefully I will get to visit here.