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The Grand Hotel Myeongdong

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38, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-861, South Korea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just stayed there for one night following my arrival in Seoul. A good place for a short stay - next to the subway station so you can access all of Seoul easily, located in the middle of buzzing shopping/food area - plenty eateries to choose from. Some shops of all kinds if you are into shopping. The staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear MarchinNi, Thank you very much for staying with us and leaving us a wonderful review. We are very glad to hear that our staffs were able to make you happy during your stay. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back! Sincerely, The Grand Hotel Myeongdong More 

Santa Monica
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40 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a quick trip to Seoul and the location of the hotel is excellent. Right around the corner from the airport bus stop and very convenient to restaurants and shopping in Myeongdong. It's just a minute outside the busiest area so you get the convenience of access without the noise. Rooms looked brand new and were very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear cruisernut, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and it is great to hear that your experience was a positive one. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future! Sincerely, The Grand Hotel Myeongdong More 

Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this hotel based on the reviews on tripadvisor. I mailed the grand hotel twice, and each time they quickly replied with adequate information. The staff are genuine, polite and very nice. We got nothing but positive impressions of the staff. They made our stay in Seoul even better with their smiles and swift answers to everything. The deluxe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear Sakina M, Thank you very much for staying with us and leaving us a wonderful review! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our staff is truly our greatest asset and we are so happy that you were well taken care of. We will make sure to relay your kind comments to the Front Desk.... More 

Bochum, Germany
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Staffs are very easy to speak with, friendly, and swift to attend to requests. Very tidy and well equipped hotel, incomparable services, very quick and easy check-in. My booking got messed up with dates and the hotel management got it sorted out easily. Didn't realize I've booked a twin room and upon arrival I asked for an upgrade to deluxe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear Anneth B, Thank you very much for sharing your kind words. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our staff is truly our greatest asset and we are so happy that you were well taken care of. We will make sure to relay your kind comments to the Front Desk. Regarding the printer, we will... More 

Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights with breakfasts included back in November 2014. It ranked No. 1 in TripAdvisor at the time when I made the reservation. Its ranking is 11 now when I am writing this review and I think that this rank reflects the hotel better judging from the money that I had paid. Location It... More 

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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear dimsum, Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the service provided by our staff. On the other hand, I feel sorry to hear that you found Myeongdong to be somewhat unattractive. Your constructive criticism is always valued and it is one of the best ways for us to understand how we can... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed for three nights. It's in a very busy district and two mins from the main underground station. Within 15 mins you can be at all the major tourist attractions. The nightlife is busy near the hotel, not many western restaurants (pizza, burgers available) there's loads of shops and coffee / cafes to get a snack. The staff on... More 

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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear CraigDN72, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again! Sincerely, The Grand Hotel Myeongdong More 

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This hotel is blessed with the most amazing staff who go out of their way to make your stay perfect. When we got in after an exhausting day on the Friday, we were told there was a bottle of wine in the room for us to enjoy. Not only was it a bottle of wine but cheeses and chocolate and... More 

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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear mobright, Thank you very much for leaving us a wonderful review and a photo on tripadvisor! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our location and service provided by our staff. Please come back again as we would like to make your second stay as memorable as first! Sincerely, The Grand Hotel Myeongodng More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great hotel for a couple or a small group of friends. It doesn't have all the frills of a full-scale hotel, since it's considered a "boutique" hotel, but the service and amenities of this establishment more than make up for that. The location couldn't be better. You're a 2 minute walk from the Myeongdong subway station, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear TeeJay S, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and it is great to hear that your experience was a positive one! We are glad that you found our location to be ideal and it is also wonderful to hear that you loved our amenities since we devoted so much time to selecting them. We look... More 

Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went for a shopping trip with my gf's. Stayed at the family room with two large double/queen beds. Pros: Friendly service, ease of navigation to myeongdong and public transport areas, convenient amenities, great 24 hour desk. Cons: Be warned there is a huge hotel being built nearby so may be noisy at times. But other than this nothing. Location: LOCATION... More 

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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear Kpop80, Thank you very much for sharing your kind words. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our staff is truly our greatest asset and we are so happy that you were well taken care of. We will make sure to relay your kind comments to the Front Desk. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Houston, Texas
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141 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We spent three nights in this hotel. As a first timer visiting Seoul in the midst MERS outbreak, we had a very pleasant time to stay in the hotel. The service is excellent, and its location is great--among shopping places and nice restaurants. Breakfast is sufficient. They have arranged taxi for us to pick up from airport. This hotel is... More 

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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review

Dear leo88copper, Thank you very much for staying with us and leaving us an awesome review! We are very glad that you enjoyed our service and Seoul. Please let us know the next time you travel to Seoul as we would like to make your second stay as memorable as first! Sincerely, The Grand Hotel Myeongdong More 

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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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