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Royal Hotel Seoul

#71 of 439 Hotels in Seoul
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61, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-021, South Korea (Formerly Seoul Royal Hotel)
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in club room, had access to lounge with rather limited beverages and snacks etc. Room is on small size, and rather dated. But clean as is the norm in most Korean places. Location is good, right in the middle of the action and easy to access public transport

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The hotel is right in the Myeongdong, the famous shopping area of Downtown Seoul where you can find dozens of bars, restaurants, small shops and department stores. It almost never sleeps and I sincerely recommend this hotel and location for anyone who comes to Seoul for fun, nightlife, sightseeing and shopping. Two huge markets are within walking distance, as well... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in this hotel just before Christmas and we loved it! The room was great, awesome bathroom and the bed was so big we couldn't find each other. Staff was very lovely although the waiters in the restaurant struggled with English a little bit The location was fantastic. There are markets right in front of the... More 

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Thank rlenka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Seoul Royal Hotel's location is perfect! Lots of restaurants, convenience stores, shops in the area. The food strip is just a stone's throw away! Free shuttle bus to & from the airport. Mattresses are quite old but they're starting renovation this June 2015, so hopefully, they will change the worn out mattresses.

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Thank Carol C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

The location is perfect, right in the heart of Myeongdong but just on the border so you don't hear the noise from the late night vendors and shops. You're about a two minute walk from the 1 and 2 line and 5 minutes from the 4 line. You can even walk to the N Seoul Tower. The rooms are quite... More 

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IHKim, Director of Sales at Royal Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your precious time and sharing your experience during your visit to Seoul Royal Hotel. We started an interior renovation fully except the exterior wall from June.1st this year, which will eb lasted through January next year. As we controlled our occupancy low around end of May before we get started, we blocked empty floors not... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Seoul Royal is in the heart of Myeongdong. Everything is just at your doorstep. You will find money exchange places just around the corner, restaurants, food stalls, taxi and many more just in walking distance. The hotel I booked for was a twin share, a bit small but it's still lovely, ,clean and good service. We arrived at the hotel... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights. This is a great location to enjoy the shopping of Myeondong and the food stalls which set up at the end of each day. Staff were friendly and courteous and our room was cleaned generally while we were at breakfast which left it free and tidy for us all day, not always the case at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The best thing about the hotel is its location, right in the center of Myeong-dong shopping street, easily connected with busses and MRT. Staff was okay, not that courteous... We got a upgrade to executive suite, room was nice, view was okay. If you are looking at a good accommodation and flavor best of Seoul street food, and shop shop... More 

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Bay Area, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Unfortunate - The staff were accommodating and allowed us to check in a couple hours early. They were kind enough to give us a bit of a larger room. All in all, that was fine. The issue was when I woke up with 10-15 bug bits on my legs and feet - and when we moved the bed and found... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Centralized location, access to bus, subway or taxi wherever you want to go, offers free transporation to and from airports contact hotel for arrivals and departure pick up and what gate you wait at outside terminal( alot of buses) be nice if hotel would send picture of bus, that way you know what ur lucking for, when I asked information... More 

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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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