Stayed at the Best Western Kukdo Hotel in Seoul last week and was glad I chose it! My friend and I were a little wary about the lukewarm TA reviews but decided on the hotel anyway as it was an impromptu trip and most of the popular hotels were fully booked.
The hotel has a good location, a 50m walk from exit 10 of the Euljiro 4 station and the airport bus 6015 drops you off at the entrance of the hotel. It's true that the hotel is surrounded by lighting shops but that wasn't much of an issue as we usually travelled out to other places for sightseeing and for our meals. There is a Family Mart next to the hotel if you need snacks or other basic necessities We usually got back to the hotel quite late at nights but found the area quiet and safe.
Check in and out was a breeze and the staff spoke decent English and were prompt to help us when we requested for a travel adaptor and extra towels. The room was modern, clean and spacious (for Seoul standards!), with two twin beds and tons of storage space! The toilet was rather compact, but with a good shower area and a shampoo/shower gel dispenser if you're lazy to bring your own. We found that having the wash basin outside of the toilet was a plus point and the long vanity table gave you ample space to put your toiletries and makeup. Oh yes, the free wifi in the room was definitely appreciated.
There were little niggles, the air conditioning was a little erratic and noisy, the pillows were way too soft and flat and the bellboys weren't helpful with our luggages. But as long as you don't expect five-star treatment and quality, the hotel is actually very good and a convenient base to explore the city. We''ll certainly consider staying here again on our next trip!
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