This hotel is at a convenient location, close to the business center of Seoul. The subway is a short walk away, and there is an airport shuttle stopping at the Renaissance hotel across the road. There are a few restaurants (and an astronomical amount of convenience stores) in the area, so food and drinks are easy to come by.
The room was a decent size, especially considering Asian standards. There was even a hidden kitchenette, and a big fridge. The flooring of the room was tile (asian style, with the shoes left at the door), which I really liked. The only part I didn't like in the room was the shower, it was very difficult to get inside it, because entry was blocked by the toilet.
I was a bit surprised that there was a surcharge for the internet, and that it wasn't especially fast. (Seoul is supposed to be the best connected city on earth with the cheapest and fastest net connections.) It was only a couple of dollars though, so overall it was no big deal.
The biggest issue with the hotel, and the reason I gave 4 stars is that it is a very narrow and tall building with only 2 elevators (plus a hidden service one). At breakfast time I regularly waited over 5 minutes for the elevator, but somehow I didn't feel like climbing the stairs to get 10 floors up to the breakfast room.
The front desk staff spoke perfect English and they were extremely nice. The breakfast was OK, the breakfast room offered a good view of the area (not the prettiest area though). The food selection was very limited and unchanging, and it wasn't particularly tasty.
Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel, but only if the price is right.
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- Also Known As:
- Artnouveau City Hotel Seoul