The Grand Hyatt Incheon is a massive airport hotel, which offers decent rooms and nice facilities. Here’s what you can expect of spending your layover at this hotel!
Incheon is the largest airport in South Korea, but it’s not actually in the capital city, Seoul. A ride to the airport from the city is more than 50 kilometers and takes about an hour.
Furthermore, Incheon itself is a large city. If you have an early departure or late arrival in Seoul, spending the night at an airport hotel can be a good option and the Grand Hyatt Incheon is conveniently located, just a few minutes away from all terminals by a complimentary shuttle service. I used the latter upon departure, but arrived by car on arrival. The shuttle service has a published schedule and worked very well for my departure.
The Grand Hyatt Incheon sure is a massive hotel. It consists of two different towers with hundreds of rooms each. The “older” tower (East Tower) is where the standard rooms are located, but I was upgraded to the more modern tower (West Tower).
The rooms here are indeed quite modern and feel spacious enough for an airport hotel. The design might be a little cold, but that aside I enjoyed it.
The room comes with the obvious King Bed alongside two night desks.
Then there’s a comfortable chair next to bed for lounging a bit.
The typical layout of hotel rooms continues on the opposite side, with a flat screen television and a working desk alongside a chair.
The working desk is spacious enough and the turning chair is comfortable for working.
The views of the roof garden and other buildings isn’t anything to talk home about, but it’s fairly nice.
Furthermore, the rooms at the Grand Hyatt Incheon come with a spacious bathroom, which feels quite luxurious for an airport property.
The main area comes with a sink with lots of storage and the toilet.
Then there’s a wet area, which has a shower with two shower heads as well as a nice bathtub. Through a frosted window, the bathroom also gets some daylight.
All that said, I’d say that the rooms at the Grand Hyatt Incheon are really nice and feel much more luxurious than at other airport hotels like the Wyndham Lima Airport or the Hilton Garden Inn Bali Airport.
While I didn’t have the chance to sample breakfast due to an early departure, I made two room service orders during my stay – both were brought up fairly quickly.
Not only the presentation, but also the taste was quite good, in particular the bulgogi beef was very good – as you’d expect when in South Korea.
While the service was prompt and the food good, the prices are also fairly high, ranging from 15 to 30 Euro for a main dish.
When it comes to recreation, the Grand Hyatt Incheon is a little odd. There are actually two fully functional gyms and pools as each wing has its own. The facilites in the old wing seem to only be open during weekends (when the hotel markets itself as a holiday destination), yet the pool looked quite nice.
The newer wing facilities were fully operational during my visit and left a good impression on me. There’s a large gym with modern equipment, including various weights and weight machines. Quite good for a hotel gym!
The pool is also quite nice even though it’s less large than the other pool of the property.
There are various loungers and cabanas around the pool and you can also enjoy a jacuzzi.
Furthermore, there’s a sauna in each respective changing room. For an airport hotel, the Grand Hyatt Incheon sets the bar high when it comes to the pool and the gym. It’s definitely a step ahead of properties like the Hilton Frankfurt Airport or the Pullman Sydney Airport.
The Grand Hyatt Incheon is definitely one of the better airport hotels I’ve stayed at. It offers more and spacious rooms with lovely bathrooms, plus there is a great recreation area with two pools and two gyms. While not all rooms at this property are equal, I’d highly recommend staying here and booking one of the more modern rooms. If you do, you’ll surely enjoy a really nice airport hotel stay.