I am currently in Gyeongju, and am enjoying my time here. However, the hotel I am staying at (which shall remain unnamed) is quite stingy in a certain way. Besides the usual things that get charged from the minibar, there were also charges for a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, and rinse. I was warned ahead of time to bring toiletries (which I did), but I was still not very impressed.
My room (not paid for by me) had a rack rate of 180,000 won. That would be around 200USD for a room, and they don’t even give you complimentary shampoo. It can’t be an environmental thing – some very cheap hotels I have been to have a refillable dispenser where the maid puts in more shampoo and/or liquid soap as needed.
No Internet access in the hotel either, which is a pretty standard thing to have in South Korea. So this is being posted from my bootleg wireless connection at home after the fact.