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“GOOD FOR THE PRICE - CLEAN AND COZY” 4 of 5 stars
Review of ibis Ambassador Seoul Gangnam

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ibis Ambassador Seoul Gangnam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   431, Samseong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-840, South Korea   |  
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“GOOD FOR THE PRICE - CLEAN AND COZY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Stayed at the Ibis after a concert in Seoul on a Friday night.

CHECK-IN/OUT: Probably the most efficient English speaking hotel front desk I have come across in Asia. Friendly, professional and well spoken.
ROOM: Can't describe it as much more than clean and cozy. A bit smaller and older looking than the Ibis Bangkok where I stayed in 2010, but had all the necessary amenities you could want.
BATHROOM: Clean, very strong shower, typical Japanese style toilet with all the electric spray/heat/dry functions. Toiletries were a bit of a let-down though. Only shampoo/bodywash in one which was very florally scented and you could buy shaving blades etc for extra in the room.
AMENITIES: Coffee, tv, safe, AC all provided and working. Not many English Channels to watch though. Free Wifi provided.
HOTEL: Breakfast is offered, and there is discounted and free access to their gym and sauna too.
BED: SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS BECAUSE THE SHEETS WERE AMAZING (AS IF YOU WERE AT A MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE HOTEL, AND THE BED WHILE FIRM, WAS VERY VERY COMFORTABLE).
LOCATION: Good location, especially for business travellers so you might get some special rates over weekends. 5 minutes from Co-Ex mall and convention centre.

All in all, it was a good stay and I felt well rested and comfortable the entire time. 1000 times better than a dodgy mold-filled motel room in Yongsan I paid only a few dollars less for on a previous visit, but if you want luxury, you might want to splurge a bit on another hotel.

Room Tip: Breakfast is served from 6:30am to 10am.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

They pick you up at the airport limo spot which is Samseong city air terminal. That is convenient and its location is good to commute to COEX mall, the largest mall in Asia. No cafeteria is available after midnight

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Just in the middle of Gangnam business center area, but quiet anf conforatnle cozy hotel. Clean and good service with variety of dishes for breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Small simple hotel in the heart of shopping. However, the rates will be consider on the high side for a 3 star hotel without breakfast as you can stay in another 5 stars hotel probably 10 min ride away for a slightly cheaper price.
The plus point is free wireless and airport transfer right at the door step.
If you are looking for location but not 5 stars, this is the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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FOMSeoul, 프론트 매니저 at ibis Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Dear 10Lynn

Greeting from ibis Seoul hotel.

Thank you very much about sharing your experience.

We will ty to better service for the guest and prepair better quality of our facilities.

We are hope to serve you again

Thanks a lot.

Hwangbo.S
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Additional Information about ibis Ambassador Seoul Gangnam

Address: 431, Samseong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-840, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Seoul
#43 Family Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Ambassador Seoul Gangnam 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ibis Seoul is located in the Gangnam business district, conveniently close to the Seoul Convention and Exhibition Centre (COEX). The hotel features 317 rooms, a restaurant, a bar, two meeting rooms, business centre, sauna, fitness centre and undercover parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Accor Seoul
Ibis Seoul
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