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Hotel Crown Insadong

9, Samil-daero 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-320, South Korea
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Ranked #213 of 414 Hotels in Seoul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Location is good but the interior including the furniture is a bit old and antique. Rooms are small and a bit dark, probably due to the lighting. The lift is quite small and when there are people with bags & luggage would be difficult.

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Tveria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The location is ok but the staff and service were horrible. They didn't understand a word in english and didn't try to help. They overpriced the room because they didn't want backpackers in the hotel and they didn't even want to show us the room before booking. All in all a very bad place.

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Seville, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Pretty good location near Anguk station and bunch or restaurants and pubs. The hotel is very dated and needs a make over. It is definitely a budget hotel. The rooms are very small for the price though compared to other hotels in Seoul. The reception staff were fairly helpful.

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Busan, South Korea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed one night on business. Price and location were best selling points. Room was dated but clean and spacious. Bathroom with tub. Flat screen tv and fridge in room. Bring your own shampoo. A/C was on but not very cool. Bed was comfotable- firm but not a board. Hotel has one very tiny elevator so wait is long during rush... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

My regulas hotel was booked. Hotel has small rooms but very clean.Staff were great The night of my stay i went to roam around the area and found a quaint little pub called BREW 3.14. The owner is French and the chef too. Pizza was fantastic and the IPA beer was tasty. I stayed until later that night. A must... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I came on May'12 with group of 37 peoples which use 18 Rooms. Our bus can't stop infront of the hotel so we have to walk & carry our lugguage bit far which is uncomfortable situation for family with senior citizen & children. The worst is there's only 1 Small Lift / Elevator which run very slow so we have... More 

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Montréal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

It is well situated to visit Insadong. There was old carpet on the floor of our double room quite small and in day time we felt cold. No breakfast included. The restaurant on the firt floor was not heated.It seems to be overpriced. The Doulos Hotel for less money is much much better. If you book at this hotel a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Awesome location--walking distance to a number of tourist sites, super close to Anguk station and plenty of places to eat and drink close by. The hotel is somewhat older. Definitely a budget hotel. The distinction between smoking and non-smoking room is muddy but our room was fine though we are non-smokers. Staff spoke Japanese and English. (Better Japanese than English... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

I stayed here earlier this year largely because of positive reviews from this website. This was not my first trip to Seoul. It was was, in fact, my 8th. My regular hotel was sold-out, so I tried the Crown. Probably never again. No, it's not a bad place. It's just over-priced. The rooms are teeny -weeny, even by Seoul standards,and... More 

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