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“Good hotel - basic” 3 of 5 stars
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Seven Street Seoul
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   117 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-420, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #120 of 396 Hotels in Seoul
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“Good hotel - basic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in the Sutton Hotel. The hotel does not have much activity in the immediate area but it is close to a number of shopping and restaurant districts. It is right across the street from the Cheong-gye stream, a beautiful linear park that runs across the downtown. The lobby is a large open space that has an industrial look - there are no places to sit down. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The hallways had an industrial look similar to the lobby but the room was clean and functional. The bathroom was fine and the TV and wifi worked well. There is a very large construction project going on the back of the hotel, with work starting at 7 AM, so if you are looking to sleep late, you want a room away from the back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We booked this hotel 3 weeks prior to arrival and stayed between 31/10/13 till 5/11/13.

Like numerous travelers before me, finding the hotel was the first concern. You cannot find the hotel on google map as the street view is always on the opposite side and picture of the hotel was old and cannot see the sign on top of the hotel. It wasn't difficult though, best way is to copy and enlarge the hotel name in Korean as many taxi drivers are in mid-fifties/sixties, coud read easily.

We didn't use the airport coach but tried the regular all stops airport railroad. It costs only 3550 won per person to Seoul Train Station. We then took a taxi to the hotel that costs 5000 won. It cost total 13000 won for 2 of us only using the train whereas the airport coach cost 10000 won per person. The hotel is only 3 minutes from Eujiro 3 ga subway station (exit 4). The choice is yours.

Checked in was efficient and staff speak generally good English, except a bit cool. Hotel lobby was plain and nothing to write home about, the convenient store adjacent to lobby is quite handy, you cannot almost get whatever you need.

We booked a superior twin room, room size is around 17 square meter. Nothing fancy but functionally enough to get you through your stay. The Samung toilet seat is the best feature, warmed you up especially cold days and the bedding was quite comfy. The hotel is still pretty new and the room is still in good shape. So if you are coming in the next 1-2 years, there shouldn't be too many problems on cleanliness and maintenance. The room door swing outward and has no auto closer, be sure to close your door when you go out. We didn't use the hotel as we rented a router at h airport but the wi-fi signal at th hotel is also ok.

We paid extra 6700 won for breakfast per person, the breakfast was buffet that included 8 salads, 2 porridges, coffee/teas, 5 hot dishes, 2 types breads, boiled egg, 4 types fruits and the choice rotated slightly on daily basis. Quality can't compare to International hotel but was ok.

The areas behind the hotel have many eateries and getting around to other major attractions are very easy. All in all, for the rates the hotel charging between 90000 to 110000 won per night, it is quite acceptable or leisure travel.

Room Tip: The construction mentioned by previous travelers before is still not finished but the noice is not s...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This hotel has a large space for check in/out area. However, there was no couch or chairs to sit. If you wait for taxi or shuttle bus, you have to stand in the reception area. There were hard table and chairs near 7/11 store for eating. But none in the reception area. The staff were unfriendly. Three of us tried to get one room with twin bed. But the staff said those rooms were not available. We end up getting three rooms. The carpeted rooms were stained with black/brown marks. All three rooms. My room carpet near the restroom was wet. The beds were comfy but one room temperature control did not work even after the staff said it was fixed. I will never stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: The twin rooms were much bigger than double bed room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed at the Sutton Hotel for 7 nights in October and were very happy with our find. The best things about the hotel: prime location - 5 minute walk to the Jongno-sam-ga subway station; no major attraction more than 3-4 stops away; and the hotel is near a thriving local restaurant district with a wide range of meal options (a great mix of local and international foods). Unfortunately, we had a lot of trouble finding the hotel, and only reached it thanks to the help of a kind chemist who looked up the map on her phone - take a map showing the way from the subway to the hotel, it is not immediately obvious. I read other reviews here before going, and appreciated the warning that the hotel is on a street along the canal with a bunch of hole in the wall hardware stores - at first impression, it may look a bit dodgy, but it was perfectly safe and the local shopkeepers are obviously used to seeing foreigners walking around. Two main downsides to the hotel apart from being hard to find: 1. the WiFi worked well on the smartphone, but struggled and kept cutting out on the laptop (but it was free). 2. we were woken up at 4am by construction on the site across the road on the Friday -they had a forklift driving around and beeping at 4am!!! Apart from that, I would highly recommend the hotel. There is a 7-11 downstairs for any late night snacking needs, and for a 10,000 won deposit you can borrow an umbrella, although they wanted to charge me 1000 won to send one postcard (stamps are 400 won - you can buy stamps and post letters/postcards at the airport without the hotel's over 100% 'service charge'). We stayed in a twin room and found it comfortable and reasonably sized compared to other Asian hotel rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid the side with construction if you can (to the left when you get out of the elevator on your fl...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stay there for 10 days in Oct. My friend and I stayed in a room with window, facing the N seoul tower. The room is clean and the size is fine. Free Wifi and LAN. There is no fitness room or swimming pool but I don't usually use them anyway. Free Wifi and LAN. The cleanliness of the bathroom can be improve (shower curtain and shampoo bottles are aged). Walking distance to Issac sandwich for breakfast. Staff is okay.
I think the greatest thing of this hotel is that it provides "FREE" shuttle service to tourist attractions and especially Seoul Station. The service is not promoted on the website but it is very convenient for travelers. It uses a 12-16 passengers van to take us to the Seoul Station parking area and save us dragging the luggage. Thank you to the driver!

Room Tip: make use of the free shuttle service
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bagshot, Surrey, UK
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13 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hotel is in a good position, near Euljiro 3 station. Look for the lift from the track level because there are several series of stairs to carry the luggage up. The 10+ floor hotel sits right beside really small business units which gives a fascinating jextaposition of Seoul's development. It's quite easy to walk along the stream which goes right to City hall and Myongdong. Insadong and the palaces are quite near - the latter better by taxi. We found the front desk was quite reasonable with OK english. The room for 3 with double and single bed was a bit narrow with little space for lots of luggage for our 15day trip, but we managed. Shower very good. Try the combined loo and bidet for a 'different' experience!! Breakfast was quite extensive, with cereals, fruit and boiled eggs and sausage, plus bulgogi and chicken and vegetable porridges as well. The Korean visitors made use of most of the choices. We certainly were able to eat enough to set us up for most of the day! There are 2 computers Mac/regular on the ground floor reception. there is also a 24hr mini store next to reception. Good stay for a city centre hotel.

Room Tip: Get a high room -we didn't hear any building noise!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed for 3 night (without window). I pay more for this hotel but the value is much poorer than my another stay in myeongdong (at lower cost, better service and room). The front desk is not friendly and didn't response to request, very small room and bed. The cleanliness of room need to improve, sleep quality is bad as the noise isolation is poor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 117 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-420, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 396 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seven Street Seoul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sutton Hotel Seoul is located in the vibrant and dynamic city center of Seoul, facing the Supyo Bridge over the Cheonggye-cheon stream. 1 hour from the Incheon International Airport, just 50 minutes from Gimpo International Airport and in proximity to subway lines 1,2,3,4, and 5, our convenient central downtown location allows for speedy and efficient business.All of Seoul’s representative cultural spaces and trendy shopping centers are accessible on foot, with Insa-dong,the Lotte Department Store, Myeongdong and the Dongdaemun market all within a 10-minute walk, and the Gyeongbok-gung Palace, Samcheong-dong Cultural Avenue, Namsangol Traditional Folk Village, and Namdaemun Market just 5 more minutes away.Excellence is our standard at the Sutton Seoul Hotel.To guests looking for comfort and relaxation amid hectic business, and guests looking for a host to provide city tours with thatadditional fine touch and attention to details alike, the hotel is the perfect choice. ... more   less 
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