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Benikea Noble Hotel

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19 Unni-dong jongno-gu, Seoul 110-350, South Korea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If the room was clean this would be an ok 3 star hotel but don't stay here if you have an attention to detail. There was yellow around the bottom of the toilet. The bathroom slippers provided had mold growing on the bottoms. The coffee mugs were dirty. All bathroom surfaces showed signs of poor cleaning. The coffee stir soon... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Good location with reasonable price thats why we choosed this hotel. Breakfast are only tea, coffee and bread. The room is small but the toilet is comfy with good water heater system. We stayed 3 nights in this hotel. From Gimpo airport to hotel is also accesible via mrt but since we have luggages we took taxi worth 40,000 KRW... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

First off this hotel was very well priced! It is situated in a very good area close to insa-dong, Changdeokgung palace, Gyeongbokgung palace, and Seodaemun prison. The rooms where smallish but what more could you ask for with the price. The only issue that we had was the weirdo north american (couldn't tell if he was from USA or Canada)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for nine nights. Bottled water, coffee, tea and bathroom replenished daily and I was able to borrow an umbrella for the rest of the stay due to the weather. Second night stay, immediately requested for a room move as sewerage can be smelt from the bathroom (due to continuous rain outside?). Was room moved to another room which had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed 4 nights ( a block of 3 and a single night)a marked contrast between the rooms provided for the 2 stays, the longer stay being in a relatively modern room the shorter in a room that was quite dated. Both were clean and had WiFi ,TV, fridge, en suite, heating etc, no breakfast or meals taken.Staff were helpful with... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

From and to the airport you can ride a bus number 6011. Stop is in Changdeokgung bus stop which is just 3 minutes away from the hotel. It is nearby other spots so it is very convenient. The hotel room was clean and have an automated toilet. Also hair dryer was provided in the room. Also, it is beside to... More 

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights and it was a good home base for touring Seoul. Subway and Airport Limosine nearby made transit a breeze. Lots of food choices within walking distance and Insadong area within walking distance as are a few Palaces. Very quiet area and good service. Only complaints-slightly hard bed, smaller room, and shower will get the bathroom... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Good location, 5 minutes' walk from Anguk station and about 1 minute's walk from the aiport limousine bus stop (bus 6011 from Incheon to the Changdeokgung stop). Also easy walking distance to Insa-Dong and Bukchon tourist areas, and other sites of interest. Our room had no view - only a window onto a lightwell. Quite small but well heated and... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Hotels in Seoul can be cramped and expensive. This hotel is a value without too much sacrifice. The size of the room was small, but not as tight as others in this range and the bathroom is a bit bigger. The staff was always available and very professional. The breakfast is just toast and juice, but at the price, I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ended up here because the hotel we had already booked and paid for was oversold and the owners brought us to this nearby hotel of an equal level. The location was fabulous. Around the corner from a wonderful palace, within walking distance of the Insadong Area and right near the stop for the bus to and from the Airport.... More 

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If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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