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Doulos Hotel

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112 Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-420, South Korea
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Ranked #53 of 416 Hotels in Seoul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very friendly, clean and near to everything ! The reception able to converse well in English and were very polite to answer all of our questions. The only withdraw is that the room is rather small.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is near the subway station, Jongo 3-ga Station, which makes it accessible to and from the airport. The hotel is affordable and it includes buffet breakfast. Room was clean and staff were really nice. Ask an adapter at the front desk because you can't plug anything on the outlet if you're not from Korea. Deposit is 10,000 won... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but very clean room. Very helpful English speaking staffs as they guided me through phone to locate the hotel. It's a bit hard to find the hotel as it located behind the shoplots facing the main road. Easy access from airport as there is a bus stop just right in front. Breakfast was good with quite variety of choices... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This isn't a high end hotel, but it's clean, comfortable, affordable, and includes free breakfast. The staff was super friendly and spoke just enough English for us to get by. As most every other review mentions, this is a great location. Close proximity to transit, plus restaurants and shops within easy walking distance make it great for both tourists and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I stayed for 5 nights in this hotel with my husband. We paid additional cost around usd 10 per night to get bigger room which is worth it. We enjoyed so much the room! Street foods, restaurants, and stores are all within walking distance. You just need to walk 5 minutes from exit 14/15 jogno 3 station to reach this... More 

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Fort Qu'Appelle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stayed in this hotel for 4 days. We chose this hotel because it had a great review and its location. It's located a short distance from a metro hub and most of the tourist areas - shops and art galleries as well as the palaces. Check in was easy and quick since the friendly staff speak English. They were... More 

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Looking at my travel history, this is the 9th time I am staying at Doulos Hotel. The hotel is conveniently located: 2 minutes from the airport bus (#6002) stop and the Jongno 3-ga subway station (exit #15, *3* subway lines), and several minutes to major palaces and Insadong. All on foot. When you get off the #6002 airport bus, look... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The room is too small or it's my agent's bad to book a small room. I don't know. It's so tight to have two people to stay there for 3 nights. Anyway, it's neat and tidy but really disappointing about the room size. They are very straight about the time of breakfast. So don't be late. It ends at 10am.... More 

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PETALING JAYA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The other reviewers seem to have covered most of the raves about this hotel.Yes, the people at the reception are sweet, warm, and helpful. The breakfast is in a serene, lovely room, with more food than you will ever need to eat at this hour: various types of bread, cereal, cheeses, cold meats, hot meats, yoghurt, soup, porridge, fruit, juices,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really enjoyed my stay here at the Doulos Hotel. I was there for nine nights, so I had a good opportunity to evaluate a lot of its features. The breakfast (with a pretty eclectic menu that included rice, hard boiled eggs, cereal, miso soup, fruit, salad, and dim sum) was consistent, and it was all included. Although it didn't vary... More 

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