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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed in Icon Hotel last July 20-23, 2016. Even at check-in, you can tell that it will be a good experience as the staff welcomed us warmly and politely answered all our concerns. The room and hotel amenities are just basic though being a budget hotel but they provide these basic requirements very well like good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Hotel icon is centrally located and is a convenient small hotel, with comfortable small rooms. It's so central You can come back in the afternoon for a short nap before heading out again! The owner and his staff are so helpful and even call you to make sure you are settling in well. The owner even gave us a short... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We stayed 7 days at the Icon Hotel. The hotel is easy to find, and not far from a few metro stations. Is is not far from the night street food areas. The rooms were small, but well laid out. Highly recommended for its location.

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Thank Robert P
Centennial, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights. first let me tell you how to get here. Take bus 6011 from the airport and get off at Anguk station. the walk is very short from here. I took pictures but I lost them but if you contact the hotel they will give you VERY detailed directions with pictures to follow. It seems... More 

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IconSeoul, Owner at Hotel Icon, responded to this review

Dear World woman. Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at the Hotel Icon. First of all we are sorry not to meet your expectation. We have prepare many soft pads, you can ask soft pads when you need. We have inatalled mosquito screen. so you can only open the sliding window with mosquito screen. Please do not open... More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Never been to the Republic of South Korea before even though I am a regular traveler overseas. With the help of Trip Advisor I was able to plan well in advance. I even called the Hotel a couple of times from Australia to make sure that my booking was guaranteed. The only concern I had was getting from Incheon airport... More 

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IconSeoul, Owner at Hotel Icon, responded to this review

Dear Strawwolf We are over the moon to read the detailed feedback you have provided for us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy you had a wonderful time with us. We strive to maximize guest satisfaction by providing warm and genuine service. Once again we sincerely appreciate your effort to write fabulous review on the Trip advisor. I extend the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We traveled to Seoul in December 2014 and spent a weekend at the Hotel Icon. Although we initially got lost trying to find the hotel, this was as much our fault as anything else. The instructions provided are fairly clear and, if followed, would be sufficient even in the small streets. We found the reception warm and welcoming, with a... More 

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IconSeoul, Owner at Hotel Icon, responded to this review

Dear Nell It is always heartwarming to receive a guest feedback like yours, and I would like to thank you for your wonderful praise. I am extremely glad to hear that you had nice staying with us. We will do our best for our guests to be comfortable and pleasant. Once again thank you very much for choosing the Hotel... More 

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

For first time comers, people might think that it's quite hard to find this hotel as the surroundings are full with other guesthouses and hotels. This was the second time I stayed at this hotel. TBH, it is not really huge or luxurious like other 5-STARS hotels. But, if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay with good... More 

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IconSeoul, Owner at Hotel Icon, responded to this review

Dear Tjay88 I heartily appreciate your valuable comments on excellent location and compliments on our staff. I am over the moon to hear you were satisfied with our service. It is always our pleasure to help our valuable guests. We will continue to provide most warm, caring and personalized service to our valuable guests. Once again thank you very much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Good Hotel, very nice rooftop garden and super helpful stuff. I lost my iPad on the airport bus and the front desk helped me with all the communications and did everything possible to recover it. Very much appreciated! We enjoyed our stay!

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Thank Michael M
IconSeoul, Owner at Hotel Icon, responded to this review

Dear Michael M We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Hotel Icon. I am very happy you were satisfied with our service. It is our pleasure to help our valuable guest in difficult conditions. I will share your compliments with all of our staffs, it will motivate us to serve the guest with proactive attitude. I... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The location of the hotel is very convenient near metro stations. Wifi was very fast and available on all floors of the hotel. The breakfast variety was very poor but the quality was adequate. The reception in the late evenings (young man) was not as friendly or helpful. When we checked in, he did not even provide us any information... More 

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IconSeoul, Owner at Hotel Icon, responded to this review

Dear CPP84 We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Hotel Icon. We are truly happy to hear that you are satisfied with the location of the hotel . A little bit hard bed is said to be good to the spine. But we have also prepared soft pads for the guests who like soft bed. When... More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Site is ideal where it's close to Unhyeongoung, an old small palace where you can try on traditional Korean clothing. The size of bed is a double bed, from combining two singles. What's not comfortable is, when laying in the center I feel the ridge line from the sides of the two single bed. Other then this, everything is well.... More 

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IconSeoul, Owner at Hotel Icon, responded to this review

Dear Hannah S Your kind and wonderful comments are greatly appreciated to us. I heartily appreciate your valuable comments on excellent location and each room's WIFI. We would like to thank you for choosing hotel Icon as your accommodation. We will do our best to maximize guest satisfaction by providing warm and genuine service. I extend the very best wishes... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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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Additional Information about Hotel Icon

Address: 20, Samil-daero 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: $56 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Icon 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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