When returning to London from Sydney, my Business Class flight with Korean Air included an overnight stay at the luxurious 5* Grand Hyatt Hotel located at Incheon Airport, Korea. Being able to shower, eat good food in a restaurant and sleep in an extremely comfortable bed was an ideal way to break up the very long journey….
Sydney to Incheon Airport, Korea
This flight includes an overnight stay at the luxurious 5* Hotel, Grand Hyatt on Yeongjong Island, South Korea.
Check In at Sydney Airport
At check in, there is an opportunity to request your checked in luggage to be transferred to London or, collected in Korea.
Executive Lounge at Sydney Airport
After the easy check-in process with friendly and helpful staff, it is worth taking advantage of the Executive lounge pass. Unlimited hot and cold snacks are provided together with a range of soft drinks, tea, coffee, wine and spirits. You will find a choice of comfortable seating areas to relax with charging points or alternatively, in the TV lounge.
The Flight from Sydney to Seoul
Flight time to Seoul takes 10 hours and 20 minutes. The plane is incredibly clean and passengers are well looked after by the air hosts. Seats recline to a bed and slippers, eye mask and a range of toiletries are provided for added comfort. To the rear of the plane is a lounge area offering additional seating and a mini bar to unwind with a drink of your choice and tasty snacks.
Entertainment includes a choice of TV shows, documentaries, music channels, board and arcade games. Additionally, there are a number of new release movies as well as Hollywood favourites and classics.
Food and Drink Onboard
Throughout the flight, good quality, complimentary food and drinks are served. The menu provides a range of appetizers, starters and a choice of 4 main courses, followed by dessert, cheese and fruit. Further dishes such as ramen, pizza and cookies are available as snacks between meals.
Arrival at Incheon Airport, Seoul
Follow signs to transfers. On exiting customs, head downstairs to the desk which deals with transfers to the airport hotels. A member of staff will direct you to the shuttle bus that takes passengers to their hotel. In this case, the bus took me to the Grand Hyatt. Buses depart every 30 minutes and take 20 minutes.
The Grand Hyatt is a luxurious 5* hotel with a restaurant, lounge bar serving snacks, indoor swimming pools, fitness centre and spa.
Twin Bed Deluxe Room
The room comprised…
- Twin Beds
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- LED TV with satellite channels
- Free wifi
- Mini bar
- Large bathroom
- Rain shower
It was a pleasure to wake up to see the panoramic views of the airport with stunning sunrise when I opened the curtains.
Breakfast is included and served from 6:30am-10am. Many Korean and continental dishes are available from the self-serve buffet.
Rooms must be vacated by 10:30am which allows plenty of time before boarding the 12 hour onward fight to Sydney at 1pm.
The shuttle bus runs to the airport every half an hour from outside the hotel’s entrance and once again, following check-in, the use of the Executive Lounge is available to use.
The journey from Sydney to London was extremely pleasant, despite being long. Both the hotel stay and flight could not have been more comfortable and I would not hesitate to fly again with Korean Air, Business Class.
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