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The Grand Hotel Myeongdong
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   38, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-861, South Korea   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great hotel in a super location with friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are on the small side, but very modern and comfortable. Good value for the area. Right in the middle of Myeongdong and steps from the subway.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear JHYYZ,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future!

Sincerely,

The Grand Hotel Myeongdong
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Accidentally came across this hotel on Hotels.com when I'm booking for 4 persons per room in Seoul, the price was very good (Below $120US/night) which is a good deal considering the location and the hotel itself.

It is very conveniently located by Myeongdong Station and just a 30 seconds walk away from the Airport Bus stop, so getting there and going back to the Airport is extremely convenient. Since it was a 4-day stopover for us from our trip to Japan, we did not want to go too many places and walk a lot, we pretty much stay at Myeongdong every nights for dinner and this hotel is just so convenient to drop off our stuff and relax a little while and go to dinner in the same area.

The hotel is very nice, clean and new. There is some hiccup with the elevator, and downside is it could get pretty noisy with people walking from above or door closing from next door, i was waken up by that one morning. But the service of the staff, from Front desk to cleaning lady and the janitor are just so good, even the janitor spoke pretty good English and is very nice. The amenities (hence the soap, cleansing gel) are to die for (they use the Korean skincare brand called innisfree), we actually asked for extra shower gel because it's so nice everyone used a lot! We asked for extra pillow and blankets and they all have no problem getting for us.

One of us was sick and the front desk gents and ladies are very nice in helping us and explaining us the distance of different hospitals and finally locating a clinic for us right in Myeongdong and even called for us to give them a heads up that we're going as the ladies in the clinic didn't speak English at all (except the doctor)


I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone even at a little higher price! And thank you for the hotel staff for a very pleasant stay for 8 of us!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear emmiedustie,

We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff is truly our greatest asset and we are so happy that you were well taken care of. We will make sure to relay your kind comments to the Front Desk. Also, I hope your family member who was sick is okay now. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Sincerely,

The Grand Hotel Myeongdong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Just 1 minute from airport limousine bus stop 6015 (Sejong Hotel) and subway station exit 9 or 10. The hotel staffs are friendly and helpful. They also offer free hot beverage in the lobby. The lobby is nicely decorated. We booked a family room for 4 persons with 2 queen beds. It's spacious and quiet. They provided 2 free bottles of water in the room everyday. Free self laundry with paid detergent is located in the basement. We enjoy the stay in Grand Hotel. It's the best hotel I have ever been. Feeling as a GUEST here. Thanks for the great service

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Timom8,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Also, we are over the moon to hear that we are the best hotel to you! It is our pleasure! Please let us know when you visit Seoul again as we would like to make your second stay as memorable as first!

Sincerely,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I've been to Seoul many times and have stayed in Grand Hyatt, Seoul Royal Hotel, Prince, Intercontinental, etc. I must say Grand Hotel stood out in terms of value, service and comfort! We stayed for 5 nights in this hotel.

Location:
1. Located 2 mins from exit 9 of Myeongdong subway and 1min to the bustling crowds in Myeongdong. Lotsa shopping and food around this area.
2. Those many taxi drivers do not know the hotel location, they can drop you off at the subway which is so easy to walk to and there are so many cheap taxis around. No worries about getting lost.
3. Near to Sejong Hotel which is also the stop for Airport Limousine Bus no. 6015 (10,000 won each pax per way) and 6001 (14,000won each pax per way). 6001 is more comfortable compared to 6015 due to the spacious seats.

Hotel & Rooms:
1. Hotel opened in March hence many of the hiccups should be resolved by now.
2. We stayed in Twin Standard Room #603 room.
3. Comfortable beds and pillows. Room is on the small size but good for even 3 pieces of luggages for us 2 ladies.
4. Bathroom is quite spacious and I love the auto bidet toilet bowl˜
5. Very clean and there is no eerie feeling though the corridors are slightly on the dim side.
6. There is only 1 lift but considering there are only 59 rooms, the waiting time is highly bearable.
7. Free coffee and tea 24/7 at breakfast lounge. 2 bottles of mineral water are complimentary daily. Welcome cookies placed on bed together with a warm welcome message.
8. Usable toiletries from Innisfree (popular korean brand endorses by Lee Min-Ho and SNSD's Yoona). However please bring your own toothpaste and toothbrush. So a little minus here.
9. Towels and bathrobe are soft and nice to touch!
10. There is a rooftop garden but the hotel seems smoke free. Good for non-smokers like us.
11. Wifi signals are good. Not sure why some said is weak.
12. Expect little or no views from the room but is okay for us since we come to Seoul often and is only food and shopping that we target. Go to Grand Hyatt if you want great views.

Service:
1. 2 person for both check-in and concierge.
2. Some of the staff have a stronger command of English language compared to others but they are all very polite and willing to help whenever you need directions to places. They will write it in Korea for you so you can share with your cab driver.
3. Room cleaning service comes once a day so expect little disturbances to your sleep.

Value:
1. We paid around USD110 per night for two, tax included.
2. Extremely good value compared to other similar range like Prince (which is slightly tired) and NineTree (down the street but a bit pricer).

We will come back to this hotel in our next trip provided it does not get overwhelmed by travellers from Tripadvisor.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear catteaa,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. However, we apologize for the disturbance caused by our housekeeping. On your next visit, please let the front desk know if you don’t want to be disturbed by anyone. We can arrange cleaning service until late afternoon. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Sincerely,

The Grand Hotel Myeongdong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Grand Hotel Myeongdong is a newly open hotel.

We booked two deluxe rooms and stay for 6 nights. We have a very pleasant stays.

The rooms are clean. Hotel staff are friendly. The hotel is located within 2 min walk to Myeongdong subway station as well as airport Limo bus-stop (Sejong Hotel). Great location for access to Seoul main shopping district. Hotel provide Innifree toiletries.

Highly recommend!! Don't miss!! Best choice!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear jlim1002,

We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It is so refreshing and encouraging! Please let us know the next time you visit Seoul as we would like to make your second stay as memorable as first!

Sincerely,

The Grand Hotel Myeongdong
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The hotel is a new hotel, it is very clean. We live in family room, it is comfortable and enough space for four persons. it is in the heart of Mayeongdong, but it is very quiet. Two minutes to Mayeongdong train station and airport bus station. Take airport bus is around one hour to the airport. Remember bring your own tooth brush and tooth paste. The hotel have free washing machine in the basement, it is very helpful if you do not want to bring too much cloths.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear AliceWanHongKong,

Thank you so much for your staying with us and taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Sincerely,

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This hotel is my favorite throughout my Japan and Korea trip. Considering its central location, the hotel is unbelievably quiet! I am a very light sleeper and I tend to get woken very easily by noises while traveling large cities. However, I slept so well here. One of the other things I care very much in judging a hotel is cleanliness. The hotel is very clean, couldn't find anywhere dirty during my stay. Design, location and staff are also great as well. I strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandMyeongdong, PR 매니저 at The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Ko69,

We are so happy to hear that you slept very well! We are over the moon to hear that you strongly recommend our hotel! Thank you so much for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,

The Grand Hotel Myeongdong
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Address: 38, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-861, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 399 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Grand Hotel Myeongdong 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly opened in February 2013, we, The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, are ideally situated in the shopping district of Myeongdong; we are just steps from Myeongdong Subway Station (100m, 1minute walking). Including our 50 guest rooms with aesthetic designs, we have prepared a rooftop garden, business center and restaurant that are guest-friendly to satisfy our guests. We promise to do our best to ensure our guests enjoy a memorable stay at our hotel. Thank you. ... more   less 
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