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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 #46 of 414 Hotels in Seoul
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I agree with most of the other reviews especially the friendly and helpful front desk staff like Michael during our 1st stay last Sept 2014: 1. bargain rates considering proximity to Insadong, 2min walk to the subway and numerous food alleys ( bespokes Korean's love for good food and beer!), fast chk in and out, 3. clean albeit small rooms,... More 

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3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My fiance and I stayed in this hotel for seven 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 like the palaces. Check in was easy and quick since the staff speak english. If you're coming from the US and... More 

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