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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 is within 10 mins walking distance from the nearest metro Jongno-3-ga and Anguk train stations....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Temples (Jogyesa, Inwangsa, Myogaksa) 4. Gardens (inside the major palaces ) 5. Museums (National Museum,...

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Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the couple who owns the hotel. They were really accommodating and even took us out...

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in some new decor would be great but that's really the only small downside, mostly...

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

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 all of the dishes, we tried so many things. Hotel is cheap, there is breakfast...

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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This hotel is just a walking distance to the Anguk subway station, Gyeongbokgung palace and Changdeokgung palace. The Hotel owner and his wife are also very accommodating. They even drove us to N Seoul Tower cable car station and Namsan Park. They also treated us for dinner in a famous dimsum restaurant in Myeongdong. They also let us use their...

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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

I stayed with my kid brother at this hotel for four nights and both of us absolutely love this place. The owner and his wife are really nice. We were very lucky. The owner invited us to dinner when he saw us checking in. The food are so delicious and are all cooked by his wife! It's one of the...

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

I had booked a room earlier in the week, but then cancelled the reservation. I had the confirmation email that my reservation was cancelled. However there was a glitch with the computer system, and a few days later out of the blue I received another email confirming my reservation.In fear of being charged full price because of the cancellation policy,...

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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Prime location. Only minutes walk to Insa-dong and gyeongbokgung palace. Myeongdong is also walkable. Very near Anguk and Jongno-3 sam-il ga stations Staff are thoughtful and very helpful. The owners, are, too. Maybe this is why good words for this hotel even reached the Philippines. You get what you pay for. Breakfast is buffet, while menu is limited to bread,...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed January 8, 2017

In the centrum of Seoul, near the main temples and the main street for shopping, we found this very peacefull hotel. The room were very clean and the staff full of little attentions for us. It was Christmas and we received unexpected sweets. A good adress to sleep well and buy marvelous handicraft Gansanmida the staff !

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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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Address: 20, Samil-daero 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: $44 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Icon 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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