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Hotel Prima Seoul

536, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-100, South Korea
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Ranked #181 of 416 Hotels in Seoul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Design is quite old. Everything is clean. Room is too small. Woult try another option in future. Surroundings are good to walk and eat/drink. It has sauna but you have to pay around 8euros. Breakfast without much variety.

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Convenient location but a little run down, room smelled like smoke. My biggest beef. The hotel description states it has a great gym, so that is one of the main reasons I choose it. When you arrive the hotel there also is a large sign on the outside advertising the gym. As it turns out the do not allow guests... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We arrived early but was not able to check in till noon. The room was on the 6th floor, it has the odour of cigarette even though it was a non smoking room. But house keeping was nice to freshen up the room immediately. The staff spoke very good English, The breakfast was good with the usual egg & sausage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I recently stayed here during business travel to Seoul. The location was certainly convenient for the Gangnam area; the Incheon Airport limousine bus dropped off and picked up directly in front of the hotel, and it was only about a mile walk to COEX. The room was clean (though not particularly modern), and the staff was courteous during all interactions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

If you're on business in the gangnam area and basically just need a bed, then it is fine. Rooms are small. Beds are hard. Bathrooms are tight. But for (typically) under $100, can't go wrong I guess. The sauna is quite good however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I stayed for business trip. It is quite convenient for business trip user. Goof location for business in Gangnam area. However, it would not suitable for sightseeing purpose since it is quite inconvenient for Meyongdong area. No subway station nearby. Without taxi it is hard to go around in Seoul. There are some small restaurants nearby hotel. No need to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Best days of this hotel are behnd. Rooms are not up to modern international standards, need renovation. Breakfast is also very average and staff is not very attentive. Wod not stay again, Seoul certainly has better business hotels with reasonable price.

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This is perhaps the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. They know absolutely no English. Would you believe it, I asked the Room Service to send me a 'Spoon' and they had no idea what I was talking about. I was transferred to the Front Desk, who then transferred me elsewhere and so on. I was finally transferred to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

When you reach Incheon International Airport, you can take bus service 5010 which takes around an hour to reach this Hotel. Bus fare is roughly US$15. The bus will stop directly in front of the hotel. The bus service starts as early as 5-6 am. There are also many Taxi waiting outside the hotel if you need one so there... More 

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