Hotels are classified into five categories:
super deluxe (five-star), deluxe (five-star), first class (four-star),
second class (three-star), third class (two-star).
a double room in a super deluxe hotel costs approximately 200,000-400,000
won (use of extra services and facilities not included); in a deluxe
hotel 150,000-250,000 won, a first class hotel 100,000-150,000,
second class 50,000-100,000 won, third class 30,000-100,000 won.
The prices of hotels vary depending on season and location.
Hotels above deluxe class usually have a fitness center, sauna,
a business center, restaurants and cafes. Hotels add a 10% VAT and
10% service charge. The 10% VAT (hotel tax) that was lifted during
special tourism periods, such as Visit Korea 2001 and the 2002 FIFA
World Cup, is now back in effect as of January 1, 2005.