Location is very good as it is in the heart of Myeongdong. But getting to the hotel from the airport is quite a hassle. The airport bus stops at Skypark 3, and since THIS hotel is Skypark 1 - you will do a little more walking with your bags in tow for about 5 to 8 minutes. The staff in Skypark 3 are nice enough to give you a map and point you to the right direction.
Once you get to the hotel, you will realize that - there are only 3 freaking guest room floors! The Lobby is located a the top floor - and the front desk is manned by only 2-3 people but they don't come out at the same time. They take shifts I think and only 1 staff is out at a time! They can speak english - but not that you can understand very clearly. These staff members FEEL that they know how to speak the language, but most of the time - you will be confused on what they are trying to say.
If you are a SkyPark Member - service will be faster than usual. If you're not a member, expect to wait and not to be noticed as much.
They're very strict on their check-in time which is 2PM you cannot ask them for an early check in. I find it odd that they can't check you in early (since flights from Manila arrive at odd hours) I guess its their hotel's policy right? Oh well!
We got a deluxe twin room and it was spacious compared to the standard twin or standard double room. We saw how small the standard rooms were and were wondering if guests felt claustrophobic! The rooms are fairly clean. The room that we got 814, had a broken AC. The air coming out the AC was warm, but the front desk staff INSISTED THAT IT WAS COOL. Imagine - it was colder in the hallway than inside the room! When we said this, the staff brought an electric fan and told us to OPEN THE DOOR WHILE WE SLEPT?? I couldn't believe my ears when I heard his STUPID suggestion!! He said that he was unable to transfer us to a different room as all the rooms were occupied, he said that he will give us another room the next day. And we were transferred to another room. it was a much smaller room than what we had, but the beds were the same - 1double and 1 twin bed PLUS the AC was cold, so it was okay.
Location is very good. The staff is helpful - it will depend on the mood of their staffs. When I asked their staff how much it would cost for a taxi from the hotel to the airport, she told me 40 to 50 thousand won. Then the next day when I confirmed she said that it was 60 to 70 thousand won. When I asked her why there was a big difference in amount she said that she isnt the taxi and she didn't know. She was being sarcastic I know, but she could have just given the 70thousand won amount to estimate right? I guess she really didn't know. a bit stupid though.
I have a complaint on the BREAKFAST! They were serving HOTDOGS IN KETCHUP the whole 4 days we were there! There was no variety at all! I was expecting them to change the hotdog into something else, but they didn't. So imagine eating the same kind of hotdogs for 4 freaking days!!
Internet is FREE in the hotel. We were lucky that our room had good wifi signal. There;s a desktop in every floor for guests to use. Signal fluctuates depending on the number of users I think.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Myeong-dong with Namsan in the background, one of the most lively and vibrant areas in Seoul for shopping, tourism and business, Skypark is a stylish hotel completely furnished with guest rooms of refined interior and modern senses, where you can feel nature in the heart of the city. We are fully customer-oriented always respecting their reasonable values and opinions and also committed to continuing efforts to become a hotel of your choice. Favored by your choice and frequency, we promise to impress you by serving each one of you with family-like care and whole-hearted hospitality unique only to Skypark. Thank you. ... more less
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