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A First Myeong Dong

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#31 of 626 hotels in Seoul
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aFIRST Myeongdong is located at Myeongdong, the central of Seoul, provides you the convenience of shopping and sightseeing. The hotel is built in the middle of traditional alleyway called “Dadonggil” where keeps the history and memories of Seoul and are now combined with modern lifestyle. Favorite tourist spots and public transportation stations are available within walking distance and it presents the comfortable and relaxed travel for a FIRST guests. a FIRST Myeongdong maintains the hotel’s indigenous philosophy with high-quality and delicate service and presents the homelike relaxation while experiencing the real lifestyle of Seoul.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Bottled water
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HOTEL CLASS
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Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

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30, Dadong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04522 South Korea
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Getting there
Gimpo Intl Airport10 mi
Incheon Intl Airport30 mi
Euljiro 1-gaSeoul Metropolitan Subway3 min
JonggakSeoul Metropolitan Subway5 min
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This hotel is a good location, not on any main strip or road so quiet. It is easy walking distance to a train stations, super easy to get around and literally 7 mins walk to the main shopping street in Myeongdong. The room was clean, but super small if you are on the same side of the floor I was on, the other side has much bigger rooms as my friends room was double the size of mine on the opposite side. I was room 510 and she was 516 for reference if you need it. Some negatives: The room was BOILING, the air con is controlled by the hotel basically, so even if you turn the temp down, it doesn’t work. The lowest temp my room got was 26 degrees Celsius, my friend complained as hers was the same and they changed it without entering her room, but hers was then Arctic cold- 16 degrees Celsius. The staff don’t speak great English which was a bit of a challenge when asking for advice- most of the advice we got was fundamentally wrong. The bars were closed when we went up, it says food is served late but I went at 9:30pm after arriving on the first night and the kitchen was closed. The bed sheets were not changed daily, they just make the beds and housecleaning comes at like 8-9am- which I think is super early for any hotel, you then have to call down if you want the room cleaned. No English TV either, but most don’t care about things like that- they give you direction on how to find the channels, but they don’t work for more than 15 seconds, so guessing they were additional Cost- couldn’t tell however as the error messages were on Korean. Overall we were there for a couple of days so wasn’t bad, and the price point was good, however I wouldn’t choose this place again based on the temp of the room and lack of proper housecleaning. The madly baking room ensures you do not sleep well.
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Response from aFIRST_Hotel, 제너럴 매니저 at A First Myeong Dong
Responded May 31, 2019
Dear. 143pujak Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. Thank you very much for choosing especially our hotel as a staying place in Seoul. We are very thankful for leaving here the review and expressing your opinion honestly, Bed sheets are not replaced daily unless requested for room cleaning for the purpose of the current eco-plan. I am sorry for your inconvenience. And We'll make sure to improve what you've pointed out. It was our greatest pleasure to have been able to serve you here and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Thank you very much. Sincerely, James Jang General Manager
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Room was clean, reasonably sized but with a big column in the room. Stayed for 4 nights, without breakfast. A lot of food stores nearby, within walking distance to Myeongdong shopping area. Front desk wasn’t that friendly, and some don’t speak good English as well.
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Response from aFIRST_Hotel, 제너럴 매니저 at A First Myeong Dong
Responded May 22, 2019
Dear, mseera. Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. Thank you very much for choosing especially our hotel as a staying place in Seoul. Thanks for your review with nice photo, and We'll share the points with all the staff, make sure to improve them, and re-educate them to provide better service at the front desk. It was our greatest pleasure to have been able to serve you here and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. We're sorry for your inconvenience again. Thank you very much.
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The first time when I walk through the lobby, I can see the luxurious reception desk. The lobby shines a lot, and the elevators in the side corner are very fast to arrive. The candy on the reception desk is Polo, and it is very sweet and fresh. There is no need to wait for a long time to take the elevator. On the second floor, I can see the gym and meeting rooms and restaurants. There are a lot of seats that are empty in the meeting room. It looked that it was for seminars etc. The customers are almost 90% foreigners, and some of them are from China. And some of them are from Russia or America. Koreans usually take a car to the hotel. There are 9 floors in the hotel, and each floor there are almost 15 or more rooms. Some are double, and some are deluxe, and some are for the handicapped. It looked that the hotel are considerate to the social weak as well. I took some pictures in there. The first picture is on the lobby, and the second one is same as well.
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Response from aFIRST_Hotel, 제너럴 매니저 at A First Myeong Dong
Responded May 22, 2019
Dear, ho h Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. Thank you very much for choosing especially our hotel as a staying place in Seoul. Thanks for your review with so much detail and beautiful picture. All staffs are happy that you seem satisfied. It was our greatest pleasure to have been able to serve you here and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Thank you very much.
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The hotel is located about 5-10 minutes walk from Myeongdong shopping area. We booked 3 single beds room and so far are satisfied with their cleanliness. It’s also quite close to the shuttle bus station to airport but do estimate to spend 1.5hours on the road if you plan to take bus to the incheon international airport.
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Response from DannySeungwonL, 제너럴 매니저 at A First Myeong Dong
Responded May 11, 2019
Dear, JacelynTan. Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. First of all, thank you very much for choosing especially our hotel as a staying place in Seoul. We are very thankful for leaving here the review and expressing your opinion honestly, because we are always trying to do our best. As you said, our hotel is close to the airport bus stop. Many guests seem to be satisfied with the location of our hotel. I hope you did, too. Thank you again for your review and hope to see you soon. Thank you.
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Pros: - Excellent location - 10 minutes walk from Myeongdong shopping district, Namdaemun shopping district, Shinsekai and Lotte Departmental stores. 7 minutes walk from nearest train station. Wide range of good restaurants nearby that open till late. - Fantastic amenities provided in the hotel (laundry facilities, ice water dispenser) and in the room (big HD TV screen which allows casting, and also good wifi) - Decent sized room, carpeted floor and comfortable bed. - Good city view. Grateful to hotel staff for agreeing to provide a room on highest floor - Excellent service provided by hotel staff. I was travelling with my fiancee and planned a surprise proposal for her in the hotel room. Hotel staff went out of the way to decorate our room with balloons and ribbons; and also to take photos for us - all done perfectly on short notice. Kudos to them! Staff was also willing to answer questions anytime and provided helpful travelling advice Cons: - Fridge was not working very well Overall: - Hotel was rated as 3 stars on the front doors and 4 stars on Trip Advisor. The stay in fact felt like a 5 stars experience. - Would definitely return here to stay again if planning a trip to Seoul. - Highly recommend to any travelers looking for a comfortable stay in Myeongdong with a decent price
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Response from DannySeungwonL, 제너럴 매니저 at A First Myeong Dong
Responded Apr 22, 2019
Dear Hao Meng Y. Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. Thank you very much for choosing especially our hotel as a staying place in Seoul. It`s a big pleasure for us to hear a lot of positive words about our hotel. Also thank you for spending your time to write down the review. Your proposal seems to have been successful, and all the staffs were happy. We also enjoyed every minute. while we were preparing the decoration for the proposal. It was our greatest pleasure to have been able to serve you here and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Thank you very much. Sincerely, James Jang General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$76 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South KoreaSeoulMyeong-dong / Jung-gu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
140
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