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ShinShin Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   17-5, Namdaemun-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-080, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #16 of 399 Hotels in Seoul
4.5 of 5 stars 202 Reviews
Beijing, China
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Nice hotel with great staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and liked it very much. Location is very good - near City Hall subway and shopping in Nandaemun. the airport limousine stops directly opposite the lane that leads to the hotel. Staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The front office manager, Jasmine, was very attentive. Price was reasonable and hotel is very cosy and clean. However, do note that there are no facilities like gym or pool. It is a good choice if you are there strictly for business with no time to use any other facilities.

Room Tip: Choose the deluxe room, it's a little bigger tahnt he standard.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It was probably around a 10 minute walk from City Hall Station. I was lucky enough to have some direct me in the right direction.
Located off a main street and a short steep climb, in a very nice and quiet street near a beautiful manicured garden.
The staff were very helpful and always willing to assist.
I stayed in superior room with a king size bed.
The room was spacious and I particularly loved and couldn't wait to get back from an exhausting day to the luxurious bed linen...sooooo comfortable.
Since my room was on the 8th floor, I had a good view of the city.
Location was good.... Walking distance to the famous shopping markets of Myeongdong.
Had a couple of Seven 11 stores located within minutes of the hotel.
Breakfast was ample with a variety of salads on show each day.
It was a comfortable stay for a minimal cost.

Room Tip: Worth choosing a superior room for that extra space.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Arriving here, it might be a bit hard to find the reception, which is located in the basement. But staff is very welcoming and helpfull. We booked a superior room, which still is a small room. But we were on the top floor with a great view on the streets, Bank of Korea museum, and surroundings. We had two big windows which gave the small room an airy feel. The rooms are nicely decorated and the bed is huge (2m wide) and comfortble. I also liked that it was possible to open the windows to get some fresh air in the room.
Location is quite good, next to Myeong-dong shopping area, not that far from the palaces and Mt. Namsan. We did most things in the area on foot.
It was a nice stay for a reasonable price.

Room Tip: try to get on higher floors in the front building...lovely views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Small and new, very cheerful and friendly staff. Located off from main street, nice and quiet but taxi driver could not locate the exact location of the hotel even with GPS. 10 minutes walk to Myung Dong. The shower and toilet are squeezed into 15 ft small room, no window, floor all wet after shower. Sink is outside from toilet and you cant even find a spare space to place a soap on it. The blue air-condition light keeps litting all night, bring your own eye mask if you are the type of person that needs to sleep in complete darkness though, the bed is so comfy.

Room Tip: Bring you own mask, tea bags and coffee. Print a locate map with the exact location in Korean.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 17-5, Namdaemun-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-080, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 399 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ShinShin Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel SHINSHIN is an original Korean brand faithful to the basics needs of customers, since its establishment in 1964, the hotel has been making relentless efforts to provide its guests with a new experience and ultimate convenience.In April 2013, Hotel Shinshin is opening up a new chapter of its history, living up to its name Shinshin (新新-meaning ‘brand new’). Based on the concept of contemporary modern design, the hotel provides its guests with ultimate convenience and visual interests as well as comfort and coziness during their stay.Hotel Shinshin is located near the City Hall, Myung-dong, Jongro and Doksu Palace-the heart of downtown Seoul, perfect place for business, shopping and tourism. Moreover, being located next to Bank of Korea and Bank of Korea Money Museum, the hotel provided its guests with an ideal setting to relax and wind down after a busy day or a night out in the city. The hotel’s 75 basic, but trendy comfortable guest rooms will fulfill the needs of tourist and business travels and offer impeccable personalized service as well. The hotel will also provide its guest with excellent cuisine at reasonable prices. Hotel Shinshin will bring a breath of fresh air into the city of Seoul with its unique, elaborated service. ... more   less 
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