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Sporty digs: Pull­man Ho­tel at Olympic Park

Ac­com­mo­da­tion at Seoul Olympic Park­tel ranges from four-bunk rooms to stan­dard ho­tel suites. The tra­di­tional Korean-style on­dol rooms, with an­tique fur­ni­ture, or­nate beds and red and gold soft fur­nish­ings, are unique and cost no more than a stan­dard room. Staff are pa­tient with guests’ at­tempts at Korean and pro­vide gen­tle coach­ing for those who want it. Park­tel guests get free en­try to the Olympic Mu­seum. www.park­tel.co.kr.

Four Points by Sher­a­ton Mu­nich Olympia­park, Mu­nich: In the heart of Olympic Park and only 10 min­utes from the city cen­tre by un­der­ground, this ho­tel wins on price and lo­ca­tion. Rooms are es­pe­cially bright and fresh thanks to ren­o­va­tions late last year. Vis­i­tors some­times stay here in­stead of at a city ho­tel be­cause of its com­pet­i­tive tar­iff and pleas­ant sur­round­ings. www.star­woodho­tels.com.

Pull­man at Syd­ney Olympic Park: The first five-star ho­tel to open in west­ern Syd­ney is very chic and its staff are out to im­press. Stan­dard rooms are large and some have views of dis­tant twin­kling CBD lights and the Har­bour Bridge. Bacar Restau­rant, which of­fers din­ing more in keep­ing with city el­e­gance than a sports park, is a pleas­ant sur­prise. A gold-medal pack­age for two in­cludes ac­com­mo­da­tion, buf­fet break­fast, Aquatic Cen­tre passes, a be­hind-thescenes tour of ANZ Sta­dium and late check­out. www.ac­corho­tels.com.au. Tiana Tem­ple­man

Ho­tel Park City, Salt Lake City: The Olympic splash-pool-sized bath­tub comes with Bulgari toi­letries and most gue­strooms have a fire­place. This bou­tique ho­tel is rem­i­nis­cent of a hunt­ing lodge, with its ex­posed beams and rus­tic style. Lo­cals have given the seal of ap­proval to the ho­tel’s steak­house, which opened last De­cem­ber. www.hotel­parkc­ity.com.

Vil­lag­gio Olimpico, Turin: Once home to Olympic ath­letes, th­ese apart­ments with breath­tak­ing alpine views are now avail­able to the pub­lic. The ac­com­mo­da­tion may not be fancy but is priced ac­cord­ingly and of­fers ex­cel­lent value, along with four restau­rants, a heated pool and sauna, com­pre­hen­sive skier ser­vices, su­per­mar­ket, art gallery and ju­niors’ club with su­per­vised ac­tiv­i­ties. The heated park­ing space is a nov­elty for south­ern hemi­sphere guests. www.vil­lag­gioolimpi­cosrl.it.

Seoul Olympic Park­tel, Seoul:

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