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Hotel The May

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Deluxe Double Room | Premium bedding, down duvets, desk, blackout curtains
Concierge desk
Designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Overview of Hotel The May

Hotel The May

3.0 star property
Lakefront hotel in Gwangju, connected to the convention centre
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

191 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
51, Sangmubeonyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, Gwangju, 61948
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk
  • Gwangju-Kia Champions Field - 5 min drive
  • 1913 Songjeong Station Market - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Gwangju (KWJ-Gwangju Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Mokpo (MWX-Muan Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Gwangju Station - 6 min drive
  • Gwangju Songjeon Station - 15 min drive
  • Jangseong Station - 23 min drive
  • Sangmu Station - 13 min walk


  • 멘무샤 - 1 min walk
  • 한가락 - 1 min walk
  • 원조삼희불낙 - 1 min walk
  • 상무떡갈비 - 1 min walk
  • 마포 갈매기 - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel The May

A great choice for a stay in Gwangju, Hotel The May is only 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the airport. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and wired Internet. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff. Public transportation is close by: Sangmu Station is only 13 minutes on foot.


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)

Social distancing

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

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (269 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

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

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant only serves breakfast.

Fees & policies


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply

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.

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


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hotel May Gwangju
Hotel May
May Gwangju
Hotel The May Hotel
Hotel The May Gwangju
Hotel The May Hotel Gwangju

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel The May offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel The May 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel The May?
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.
Are pets allowed at Hotel The May?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel The May?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel The May?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel The May and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Gwangjuho Lake Eco Park (12.5 mi) and Soswaewon Garden (12.9 mi), along with Myeongokheonrimwon Garden (14.3 mi) and Bamboo Garden (18.2 mi).
What's the area around Hotel The May like?
Hotel The May is located on the boardwalk, a short 4-minute walk from 5-18 Memorial Park and 16 minutes' walk from Uncheon Reservoir.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Wrong bed
They advertise king size beds, but all they have a maybe a queen. I asked the front desk if they made a mistake with the room they gave me, because the bed is not king size. They said that's the only size bed they have in all the rooms. This hotel is in the middle of the party district, so keep that in mind when booking.
Timothy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Isabel, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good location, clean and big room. I satidfied this hotel.
DOKYUNG, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable and nice hotel !
A fabulous hotel with great Korean breakfast!! Nice shower with good water pressure and nice washroom amenities, great choice in Gwangju :) The only thing is the front desk staff not really good at speaking English
1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

a bit worn
--the room is a bit worn, so for the regular price they charge, it seems a bit expensive. I booked at a discounted rate, so when you add in the fact that they tidy the room for you when you're out, it was ok value for the money --the showerhead is amazingly powerful! (one might even say it is too powerful!) without question, the most powerful showerhead I have ever experienced in my life.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!
Very nice hotel and a very convineient location
Howard, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Nice little hotel. Despite being near lots of bars the sound proofing is perfect. The breakfast wasn't my cup of tea but that is more my European tastes.
Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable Hotel
The hotel seemed a little weird at first, as it is very plain, and the room had absolutely no view (you could reach out and touch the next building through the window, almost) but it turned out to be extremely comfortable and a nice cool refuge from the August heat. It kind of grew on us. Spotlessly clean, quiet, great AC, comfortable bed, good location -close to stores, restaurants, subway, buses. An interesting Korean breakfast every morning. The staff was very nice: friendly, very helpful and accommodating; even though they didn't speak much English, I still felt they knew what I was asking and were happy to help. I would stay here again.
Jody, 2-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It is a good hotel worth to stay
The layout out of the room is excellent. Every inch provides its practical use. The hotel changed the bedding everyday that made us sleep comfortably. The staff always show kindness , hospitality, try to help clients out. If we visit Gwangju the 2nd time , we will book this hotel again !!
Yin, 5-night trip
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