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This hotel is situated in a convenient locality of Insadong. It's spot is a little hidden for first time visitors but surely would be able to get over it within hours. The 10 storey high building is just standing behind the Ibis Insadong Hotel and...More
Location,location,location. This is the hotel's main selling point. Walking distance to almost all the places that make it to the first-time tourist's South Korea bucket list: 1. Palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Unhyeonggung)
2. Shopping for handicrafts and cosmetics (Insadong, Myeongdong, Jonggak Underground)
3. Shrines and...More
I was in South Korea three weeks ago with a friend. This hotel is walking distance to two famous palaces, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. Also if you are taking advantage of their very reliable subway system, this is walking distance from the Anguk Subway. We met...More
I stayed here for three nights as a solo traveler. Great price for a Hotel with all the facilities you will need and in a fantastic location. Breakfast was basic but nice and all you can eat. The Hotel itself is a bit tired, as...More
Hotel in a very convenient location, walking distance to many attractions of Seoul.
I've spend one week there with my brother. We got an invitation for buffet lunch from the owner! He took us to the place we wouldn't find by ourselves, he explained us...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Refrigerator in room
$28 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Seoul
#22 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
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If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and
modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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We were only in Seoul overnight staying at the Hotel Icon but we went to the old palace which is probably less than 200 meters away - back to the Main Street where the buses run. It has scenes in most of the rooms so... More
We were only in Seoul overnight staying at the Hotel Icon but we went to the old palace which is probably less than 200 meters away - back to the Main Street where the buses run. It has scenes in most of the rooms so you can see what it was like in its heyday. There was an temporary? exhibition of the ceremonial robes that were really stunning. Some had been made recently and the woman who made them was on site to answer questions although she spoke little English.
The other place to go which is some 400-500 meters away is the Independence Park. It is full of buildings and plaques on the wall showing Korea's fight for independence against the Japanese. Well worth visiting.
There is a market street some 300metres away which was quite lively at night full of stalls, shops and eateries with a little display area where people were doing Ti Chi or whatever. It was still quite busy even during the day.
The Royal palace is as I recall some 2-3 Kms away.
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