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.
- 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
- Ibis Hotel Seoul