Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel

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Indoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool loungers
Indoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool loungers
Indoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool loungers
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Overview of Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near 5-18 Memorial Park

8.6/10 Fabulous

999 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
55, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, Gwangju, 502-827
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 24-hour business centre
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Gwangju

Getting around

  • Gwangju (KWJ-Gwangju Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • Mokpo (MWX-Muan Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • Gwangju Songjeon Station - 11 min drive
  • Gwangju Station - 17 min drive
  • Jangseong Station - 26 min drive
  • Sangmu Station - 13 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel

4-star hotel by the river
You can look forward to a corner/local shop, a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services at Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel. Treat yourself to a detox wrap, a deep-tissue massage or aromatherapy at SPA SOBE, the on-site spa. Enjoy brunch and more at the two on-site restaurants. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a bar and a health club.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An indoor pool with sunloungers
  • Free self-parking and valet parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), an electric car charging station and ATM/banking services
  • Smoke-free property, a lift and wedding services
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 203 rooms offer comforts, such as premium bedding and Laptop workspace, as well as thoughtful touches, such as climate-controlled air conditioning and dressing gowns. Guest reviews highly rate the cleanliness rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Down duvets and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, fridges and free tea bags/instant coffee


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, 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 standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 203 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 19
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

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 19


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free secured, covered on-site self-parking
  • Free secured, covered on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Hosted evening meals each Friday and Saturday for a surcharge
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (late night)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Local/corner shop
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Free bikes nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (20172 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


SPA SOBE has 3 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is open selected days.


Hourglass Restaurant – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.
La Place – This wine bar only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open selected days.
Dionysos Cafe&Bar – This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of KRW 33000 for adults and KRW 16500 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 13 September 2022 to 13 September 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.
The following facilities are closed on Monday:
  • Full-service spa
The following facilities are closed on Sunday and Monday:
  • Bar/lounge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for KRW 36300 per night


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Gwangju Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Gwangju
Holiday Inn Hotel Gwangju
Holiday Inn Gwangju Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Does Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG 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 Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel?
As of 29 Sep 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel on 16 Oct 2022 start from $78, excluding 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 Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG 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.
Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, hiking and mountain climbing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel also has a sauna and a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Gourmet Kitchen (7-min walk), Black Stone (8-min walk) and Le Ciel Blue (8-min walk).
What's the area around Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel like?
Holiday Inn Gwangju, an IHG Hotel is a short 9-minute drive from Gwangju (KWJ-Gwangju Intl.) and 2 minutes' walk from Kimdaejoong Convention Center. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

kyoungrim, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazingly nice staffs helping me anything! Room is very clean and quiet circumstance.
JI, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay - highly recommend.
My family of 5 stayed here for two night in May 2022. What a nice hotel! The staff was so friendly and went out of their way to take of us in any way we needed. The location is convenient and walking distance to subway station and taxis and buses are plentiful. The room was clean and modern and comfortable. The pool was also a nice touch and my kids had lots of fun there. If we are ever in Gwangju again, this will be our first choice for hotel - recommend you consider it too!
Nathaniel, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sangkyun, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

HONG MIN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful getaway
Wonderful hotel, friendly and helpful staff, great location, great value.
Theodore, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was very good
Kumsuk, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Room was clean and parking was free
Taekyung, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Young Jae, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hyun Gum, 4-night business trip
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