I am sitting in my room at this hotel right now, using the free wifi in my room, that has been fast and reliable for the last 2 days. I am on the 21st floor, it works fine! I have to really wonder about the people who trash this hotel in reviews, they don't travel? Their naïve? the expect everything to be the same as the states? (then stay home!) not sure. This hotel is exactly as advertised, probably more. When I was booking, I was a bit apprehensive, but then when I read the reviews, like the one from Jul 13 where the guy was upset because they did not give him a toothbrush (really, you travel without a toothbrush?) besides, there is some sort of recycling law that prevents hotels from providing non-disposable items. I started looking at these people's other reviews, then I understood. Ok, to come here, take the KAL bus, it is super comfortable, costs 16000 and drops you to the front door. easy. Then, you are located within a 15 minute walk to all the shopping areas, and if you don't like to walk it is no more than a $5 taxi ride to the furthest shopping area. The checkin was fast and professional, the girl at the counter spoke perfect English. The bell hop was super friendly, and engaged me in conversation, seems he is a college student majoring in Geography (not sure what job that gets you!) and he was a prior enlisted man in the Korean Marines stationed on the DMZ. The café in the lobby is ok, just like a starbucks; and there is a starbucks next door (out the front turn right, then right - next to Family Mart) there is also a store across the street from the entrance, it is like a 7-11 with a few other items like umbrellas and such. We also had a few requests from the front desk; my wife called down and explained we forgot our travel convertor for 110v, within 5 minutes they brought us one! We also now travel with a 2 year old, asked about a crib and they brought one within 15 minutes! Cut little thing too! Housekeeping has been great, we slept in the first morning and did not leave until noon, back at 2pm our room was made up and extra towel were left for the little one! As far as the property goes, yes, to be fair, there are some signs of age. But they have made repairs (our ceiling obviously had a leak once, but it has a patch which is visable due to pait color) GASP! I should down grade my review to a 1!!! The shower issue, yes, there is no shower curtain, yes the floor floods, when your done showing, put down a towel, magically your floor is now dry! As far as a tub, if that is your thing, then yeah, you'll be disappointed! We are in room 2117, an end, it has an excellent view of N tower, is super quiet, and in great repair. The bathroom faucet is really fancy, took me almost 30 seconds to figure it out... The water is as hot as you want, for as long as you want. We have a refrigerator in the room with minibar. We have been given coffee and 2 bottles of water each day (free). The toiletries in the bath have been resupplied each day, which is funny since we brought our own large size and the wife keeps dropping these in the baggage! The room is very clean, and the beds are extremely comfy! Not too hard, not too soft. We have a queen and a twin (seems larger) and a total of 6 pillows between them, very nice pillows! The linen is white, clean and in great repair! I love white linen! We have a room safe, large wall closet and closet at front door, We have room shoes and robes provided. The TV for those who care, (I don't, I'm in KOREA!) is a 40" flat panel with a ton of channels. The A/C, ceiling mount split mini, wife likes it a bit warmer, I think it could go colder, not sure! Our room is comfortable. Lastly, the windows open, I like that, wife does not because we have a 2 year old (could she wiggle out? maybe, but it would be hard!) All in all, I would recommend this over most others. The area is quiet and very clean. The staff is really accommodating, and the area is convenient. One last thing, when we checked in I noticed they had a trip advisor award from 2012. I hope my review helps them get a 2013 award, they deserve it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1. Seperate floor provided for long-term stay guests 2. High speed internet service, free Wifi 3. Seoul station, Myeong dong free shuttle bus 4. KAL Limo bus from/to Inchon International Airport 5. Room service, Mini Bar, Meeting Room available 6. Laundry& Drycleaning service 7. Pick Up & Sending service ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Hotel And Suites Seoul
- Ramada Hotel Seoul
- Ramada Seoul
- Seoul Ramada