Grand Hyatt Incheon: the best place to sleep in Incheon Airport
If you are in transit at Seoul Incheon Airport or you have an early morning flight and you need to relax or sleep, this review is for you. I had the pleasure of spending one night at the Grand Hyatt Incheon Airport and I’m here to share some information to help you decide if this is the right choice for you.
Let me tell you something before I begin: I’ve recently started to appreciate how cool sleeping close to the airport is (or in the airport) when I have to fly very early in the morning. This happened by chance and these days when I have an early long-haul flight I always stay very close to the airport the night before to save time in the morning. To my (big) surprise at first (but not anymore), I discovered that airport hotels are usually really amazing and offer a wide range of activities and things to do: in short, sleeping at the airport is cooler and fancier than sleeping far away!
So, during my trip to South Korea (read more about it by clicking here) I’ve spent one night at the Grand Hyatt Incheon Airport before leaving the morning after and I really think you should do the same if you have an early morning flight or arrive later in Seoul.
Grand Hyatt Incheon at a glance
Let me start from the beginning because I know this is the first question you’ll want to ask: how expensive is the Grand Hyatt Incheon? And, can you stay here even if you’re not a particularly wealthy person or a business person? Straight to the point: the Grand Hyatt Incheon isn’t only used by business people or wealthy guests, but during my stay, I saw all kinds of travelers, from backpapers to families to married couples. In terms of price, it depends on which room you choose, when you’re going and also how early you book: a basic room can be found for less than 100 euro/$, but of course the most expensive rooms can cost more than 300 euro/$. Have a look here to find the best rates for your booking at the Grand Hyatt Incheon.
Facilities and rooms at the Grand Hyatt Incheon
The Grand Hyatt Incheon is located between 5 and 25 minutes from Incheon International Airport: in fact, there are two terminals at Incheon Airport, terminal 1 is the closest and terminal 2 is farthest away. In both cases, the hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the terminals which departs every 15 or 30 minutes. The hotel offers 1,024 rooms, suites, and residences in two different buildings connected by a tunnel: I had the pleasure of staying in the suite and I must say it was heaven on earth but in reality, all rooms are of the same quality and offer a premium service.
Guests can take advantage of three swimming pools, a gym, a sauna, a garden and a recreational area, so if you’re flying in from a long trip or preparing to set off on a long journey you can relax and spend time indulging yourself.
In terms of facilities, a free wireless internet service is provided and if necessary, it’s possible to make use of a laundry and dry cleaning service.
Just a note: if you have a car with you, remember that parking is not included in the rate and you have to pay to keep your car in a parking space, even for a few minutes.
Food at the Grand Hyatt Incheon
In terms of food, this is why, for me, the Grand Hyatt Incheon is worth every cent: the choice is simply incredible, and there’s definitely something for everyone.
Grand Cafe is the hotel’s buffet restaurant and features authentic international and Asian food: you can have a taste of Japan or China, or pasta from Italy and many other dishes. It has an easy-going atmosphere, relaxing and perfect if you want to chill out.
Restaurant 8 on the other side is an entire world: fine dining featuring 8 different types of cuisine in one place. People can choose different types of food and sit together, in a real culinary journey: open at lunch and dinner, it takes reservations and it’s possible to choose from different tables.
If you like to party hard, you can spend your time at Vy (Vibration of Youth) Bar and Karaoke but if you’re more interested in talking and relaxing, while sipping a glass of good wine, the Swell Lounge is the perfect place.
A plus that I really loved: room service. It’s available 24 hours a day and we had the pleasure of having our breakfast delivered very early in the morning and it was a real feast. I know it can be expensive but it’s a real joy having a breakfast like this before leaving.
Is the Grand Hyatt Incheon worth the price?
I have only one answer, plain and simple: yes. Yes, if you have an early flight in the morning or if you land in Seoul late at night after hours of traveling. No, if you’ve only a few hours to spend in Incheon as it can be overpriced if you don’t take full advantage of it: bare in mind that the Grand Hyatt is working to provide accommodation by hour so in future you’ll be able to book a room for a few hours, paying by the hour and this can be useful if you have a few hours in Incheon but you need a shower or you just need to rest for a while.