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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights as part of a backpacking trip across Korea. It was incredibly easy to find (one minute walk from Anguk station) and is very close to lots of attractions including the palaces and Bukchon Hanok village. On checking in, there was nobody at the desk so we had to wait about half an hour till... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you're looking for great location, this is the place..If you plan to go to Nami Island by chartered bus which normally depart in early morning,it is convenient since it is only walking distance to the station.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Some pros: - Reasonable price considering that it’s located in the famous Insadong neighbourhood and near the Anguk station. It's also walking distance from the Gyeongbokgung & Changdeokgung palaces and Bukchon village. - Lots of amenities, such as toothbrush, hair products, etc. - Sufficient hot water - The room is quite clean and comfortable Some cons: - The hotel did... More 

Thank rimasebayang
Weinsberg, Germany
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for one night during NYE because it was within walking distance of the party I wanted to be at and the price was right. Some pros: LOCATION! It's tucked in a little alley in Insadong, very close to Anguk station. I found it quite easy to find, but I've been living in Korea for awhile... More 

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Air Itam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Although for foreigners not easy to find this motel (for me its hotel standard), nevertheless once you got hold of the area (Insadong) a good vicinity. The hotel has hot water, cable TV, air conditioning (during winter you can even have hot air), free tea bags and coffee. Hot water near stair case and free wifi too (that's the beauty... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Yes, this does happen to be a love hotel, one of the pervasive hotels in Korea that couples can rent by the hour. But that isn’t the reason I’m giving Hotel Sarangbang a low review. It actually turned out to be pretty reasonable and had a surprising amount of amenities, an English-speaking staff, and even an in-room computer (which was... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you love the liveliness of Insadong, then this hotel is right in the mix of things. It's a hotel with good service and amenities. It's in a refurbished building so there is no elevator or lobby. It is cozy and comfortable. The Wi-Fi, hot water, all work well. Everything stated they have. I would come back. It is so... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Mixed feelings about this stay and ultimately I can’t look back and say I enjoyed it. My plane landed at 7am and I arrived at the hotel at 11am to be met with a short sharp greeting “Check in at 2pm”. He made no attempt to see if the room was ready or not. There was no reasoning or discussion... More 

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Staying in Insadong

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Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pearl Hotel is situated in the heart of the city just a 4-minute walk to Anguk Subway Station (line no 3). It features tastefully furnished guest rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi access. Centrally located only an 8-minute walk from the lively Insa-Dong street, the property is also a 13-minute walk from Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Incheon International Airport is 60 km ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pearl Hotel

Address: 6, Insadong 16-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03146, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Price Range: $17 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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