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Hotel Cats

9-1, Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-320, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A convenient hotel for those of you wanting to spend as much time in Insadong. You just cross the street and bamm!! Insadong Heaven... I booked for 8 days/7nights. First night was a shock due to the size and condition of the room. But hey when you go purely for the street food and street side shopping it will do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I went in Korea 5 years ago and I stayed in the Hotel Cats back then, so this time when I had 2 days in Seoul I didn't even consider going somewhere else !! The hotel is right to the Subway station Jongno-3-ga (line 1, line 3 and line 5) so it's really easy to go there from the airport... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Cats for a week. It was very pleasant most of the time. We chose Cats primarily for its location - which it didn't disappoint. It is a 3-5 minutes walk from the exit 5 of the Jongno-3-ga station (a major station in Seoul city) . Please note that the station has multiple exits and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Cats. Was a little difficult to find originally from the train station but that could be easily solved by having a good map. Hotel was close to plenty of great things to do and eat. Staff where friendly and the breakfast was satisfying. The rooms where warm which was brilliant as it was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights in Cats design hotel. It's situated in a convenient location with good communications when you visit Seoul as a tourist. This is a clean and nice hotel, but it is also a design hotel. That means that some practicalities like lightning, duvets and normal door to the bathroom is missing. The bed was rock... More 

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CATs_AD, 매니저 at Hotel Cats, responded to this review

Hi, this is HOTEL CATS. You were disappointed to our breakfast. We are so sorry about that. Our breakfast will be getting better and better. HOTEL CATS is going to do it. Thank you. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

When I booked a room at this hotel (actually motel) from travelocity.com, the regular price of the room was higher than $220 for a 3-person junior suite room and it was on sale for $120 a night. I paid more than $270 including tax for two nights. As soon as I arrived there, I found the banner which said "sale... More 

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CATs_AD, 매니저 at Hotel Cats, responded to this review

Hi, this is HOTEL CATS. You have any misunderstanding in the price. -1. Hotel room rates (P.M. 14 : 00 ~ P.M. 13 : 00) << 24 hours use -2. Hotel room rates (P.M. 23 : 00 ~ P.M. 13 : 00) << Check out every day P.M. 13 : 00 There are two types. 40,000( KRW) is just (low... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Almost killed about 5 mosquitoes per night while still see there are around 2 to 3 fly around the room, i believe those hotels in thailand could manage better. The room light are way too dark. Whenever we get into the washroom, we smell very strong cigarette smell which we have no idea it comes from. Staff are nice and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stayed for 8days7nights in Cats Hotel and my stay is quite a disappointment. Luckily I changed to another accommodation after. 1st of all, when I first checked in to the deluxe room on the 5th floor, the room was very dark with bare minimal lights (4 small yellow spotlights in the attire room). The room was very cramped and small... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I found this hotel at a great rate and decided to book for 4 nights. Initially, my taxi driver said he could not drive to the front because no cars are allowed in the small alleyway. We walked up a small open-air parking garage to find the main door entrance. We were greeted my two friendly men and check-in was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I don't care if this neighborhood is full of love motels, gay bars or something else, all I know is that we have spent a wonderful five-day vacation while staying there! Its location is excellent with three subway lines meeting around , and the staff is friendly. When checking in , you don't need to fill in any blankets or... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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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