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Biwon Tourist Hotel

36 Wonnam-dong Jongro-gu, Seoul 110-450, South Korea
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Biwon Tourist Hotel
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Ranked #314 of 414 Hotels in Seoul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Booked Deluxe Twin room (1 Double, 1 Single) via Hotelwide.com. Room advertised with sauna and jacuzzi included. Requested a quiet, non-smoking room on higher floors. Got a noisy and smelly smoking room on the 7th floor with 2 single beds and without sauna nor jacuzzi. Worst of all, the bathroom has no shower stall but has only an old style... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

Was booked into the hotel's deluxe room by the organizer of my business meeting due to its close proximity with the venue. The reception area is quite small and unfortunately have quite limited English skills. The tourist's map brochures provided by the hotel are also only available in Korean or Japanese. The hotel's room space is a bit small but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

Fortunately taxis are cheap in Seoul as this hotel is away from most of the attractions. It is a 10+ minute walk to the nearest metro station Jongno 5, and once on a train you usually need to change trains to go somewhere of importance. Our room was a standard twin (double and single bed) and it was small. No... More 

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There is much to like at the Biwon. It is very conventiently located near the palaces, and Dongdaemun and Daehangno are close by. Rooms are average size, clean, and have a few nice extras like a stereo system and in room steam bath! There's also a convenient restaurant on the top floor. In this price range, this is quite a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

The hotel is ok, but you must know it is located outsid the city center, a fact to have in mind is you are doing bussines in downtown seoul...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008

To get here and if its your first time to Seoul, you'd better get the airport help desk write out the hotel name in korean. For me it was bus 602-1 to stop at Angguk-Dong for 9000W (and sit at the front so that you can hear the muffled announcement for the next stop). Once there, wave a cab. It'll... More 

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