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“Great location and good hotel”
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Saerim Hotel
Ranked #151 of 500 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2011

I had a great stay at the Saerim Hotel. It is in the perfect location in the middle of Insa-dong, a very lively area of Seoul. There are quite a lot of tourists around but that it because of it's perfect close location to all the sights in Seoul. Anguk station is just around the corner from the hotel and therefore it's very easy to get around by metro, and also by foot. The street is full of amazing restaurants, tea houses and quirky shops. We had a double room with en-suite, which was equipped with air-con and a computer with internet and the room was decorated in a fun modern way. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any travellers going to Seoul.

Room Tip: some rooms have a computer, but you need to ask to get one. no extra charge.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

It is not a 5* hotel so do not expect too much. But for me it has everything that i need.
1. A lovely attached toilet and bath
2. A good and comfy bed
3. Water!!
Extra things that will make you enjoy the stay
1. A huge TV
2. Robes/Towels/toiletries
3. Umbrellas (borrowed for free)
4. Late night check-in (no charge)
5. Elevator! (was really glad of this with my luggage)
6. Friendly service

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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7  Thank dozedragon
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

The hotel is located right in the middle of the Insadong pedestrian area with lots of nice shopping. Several major palaces, museums and sights are within walking distance, as are two subway stops and the very cheap and convenient airport limo bus to/from Incheon airport. The rooms are very cramped and worn. They did not have non-smoking rooms, so both of our rooms smelled of smoke. The rooms had: gigantic flat screen TV with a variety of Korean and foreign channels, refrigerator refilled daily with two juice boxes and a bottle of water (free), tea bags and instant coffee, a selection of lotions and cologne, full size bed, A/C, water dispenser, free wired internet in the room. The bathroom was also cramped; the tub/shower did not have a shower curtain and the tile was chipped and stained. They provided soap, shampoo and toothpaste. The attendant at the front desk was nice, but spoke little English. There is no lobby or lounge. Overall, the price and location are great, and this is a fine budget choice if you are not too particular.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank JerseyInShanghai
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

The main advantage of this hotel is the location, it's right in a small alley off Insadong, which is the pedestrian street of Seoul full of small shop, cafe and restaurant.
The rooms are very small, not particularly new, but clean and good enough for the price.
And the staff is efficient and friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank anto1ne
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

First of all - the location. The hotel is located in probably one of the best areas. About 15min walk to two palaces and 35 min walk to town square and city centre hotel (don't ask me to check the names...it's been 2 months since I got back)

The rooms are simple but crazy at the same time. There is no wardrobe but there is a huge plasma tv, desktop computer, waster dispenser! ....the rooms are very colorful but tiny.

Overall great value for money.Would definitely recommend to a friend....unless you are looking for a fancy luxurious hotel. Saerim is simple but cool. Check out my pictures

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Srubka
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An Agoda Traveler
Reviewed September 24, 2009

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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An Agoda Traveler
Reviewed August 5, 2009

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Address: 37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Amenities:
Room Service
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Ranked #151 of 500 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: $39 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saerim Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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