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Hotel Irene

8-1, Namdaemun-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-080, South Korea
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Ranked #269 of 418 Hotels in Seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We booked this hotel quite sometime ago during our honeymoon. The rooms are great and the room came with a jacuzzi which was nice. The staff were great but the only thing we did't like about this hotel was it's right beside a "gentleman's club". Transport is ok and getting to the hotel can be a pain. Overall quite nice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Pluses - The room is decently priced and sized. Hotel is walking distance from four train stations on three different lines (City Hall, Euljiro 1-ga, Hoehyeon and Myeongdong), and is a 3-min walk from the Incheon Airport Limo Bus stop at Namdaemun - the main reasons why I chose the hotel. Each bathroom comes equipped with a jacuzzi bathtub.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The hotel is located near Namdaemun market and is only 5 minutes away from the City Hall train station. It's convenient, with lots of shops, restaurants and bars near by. The atmosphere at night is very different from the day time. Late night food stalls are right in the alley of the hotel and are great for experiencing local Korean... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The hotel is located in a lane right across the Namedaemun market (exit 2). It's 5 mins walk to City Hall station and around 8 mins to Hyeon station (coz u need to go through the hectic market, try to avoid this station if you have heavy luggage). There are also quite a number of restaurants/cafe nearby but not so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good enough for a budget, Location is quite ok, in the middle of seoul and in a small alley. But the room is really dark and the bathroom needs more light. The room is clean enough but the bed doesn't seem to be that clean. It itches when i sleep on it. Luckily, it was winter so i had long... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Was not expecting much to begin with given the budget and hotel type. However we had hoped for at least a clean, relatively well maintained place with the basics intact. The hotel's general location was great, right in the middle of Seoul, but it was in a bit of a dodgy alley, decent enough in the day but gets rowdy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

this hotel was Really good location near the restaurants and shopping was convenient to use it. once in the stream beside me walikng around. Overall, very pleased with the facilities are cleaned. Attitude of the staff is very friendly and hospitable. facilities, clean and hygienic situation is made i feeling good. The rooms are very well organized and was comfortable.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We stay at this hotel on our family vacation in April 2013. My eleven Years old twins an two years daughter really love this hotel. The hotel was located at the center of Seoul. The price was reasonable. We booked for 5 nights excluding breakfast. The hotel near to Namdaemun market and just 5 minutes walk to Dongdaemun. The nearest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Im staying at this hotel for a week, and what can i say.. the room are clean with a nice interior. The staff are so helpful in suggesting u places to go and patiently explain to you whatever u ask especially in the direction for using their subway which is link to the entire places that we want to visit.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The photos make this hotel look decent but in reality it was horrible. The rooms were both sterile and the layout was awful. The dining room if you can call it that was in the basement in a awful state. We will never go back again.

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighborhood and undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of one another. The rise in popularity of Korean cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a must-see for visitors who come and marvel at Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighborhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighborhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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