Kensington Stars Hotel

Top choice luxury hotel in Seoraksan National Park

Just 300m from the park entrance, in the crook of a mountain, is this English oasis with Edwardian armchairs in the lobby and two red London Routemaster double-decker buses outside (including a No 52 that ran through Notting Hill). The floors have themes such as movies and sports, and autographed memorabilia abounds; check out the Beatles records in the Abbey Road lounge.

There's also a veranda outside the Abbey Road lounge upstairs, with excellent views – anyone can visit.