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Hotel Mare Seoul
Ranked #373 of 518 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed September 18, 2011

was not impressed at first as the hotel seems far, but after checking in, the staff was so friendly and go all the way to help us .....decided to pay little extra to upgrade the room to bigger room, plus point is super big 52 inch plasma TV flat screen....wonderful experience! subway just 10min away..

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

The room was small, but that was because it had 2 double beds in it. Massive tv and broadband internet access and computer in room. Bathroom need a few repairs but there was a massive spa. Pretty clean the hotel was quaint in a sort of Tudor style. staff were excellent and breakfast was just what we needed to get started. Only a short 5 min walk to subway which gets you everywhere around Seoul. Highlight was the neon lighting above the bed.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

My boyfriend and I decided to check out this hotel after reading the reviews. We arrived around 10pm on a night that was pouring rain. The hotel front looked a little sketchy and the front door was frosted over. Inside, there was an empty popcorn machine and a communal area where guests were chatting. The front desk clerk was extremely friendly and explained the location of the hotel with the closest subway station, tours, and translation for the remotes. He later even helped us order delivery even though it was already 11pm.

The room itself was so-so. There is a free computer in the room, but it wasn't working when we tried to use it. Free water, canned juice, and canned coffee in the mini fridge. The room itself was comfortable and quiet even with our neighbours chatting with their door open. The room had two double beds, which I found comfortable. On the wall was a large flat screen TV with channels that are found in most households. Windows had a blackout-slider to ensure darkness during the night.

The worst thing about the room was the bathroom. I could not help but feel that it was extremely grungy. The ceiling was peeling in some places where it had gotten wet and the walls in some places had rust. The floor also had unexplained puddles of water, which I am not quite sure the origin. Someone had forgotten to refill the shampoo, which I did not notice until I was actually showering. Also, I cannot remember if it's normal here or not, but there was a used tube of toothpaste already in the bathroom. I can't help but feel that someone had forgotten to wash the bathroom before our use.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Foreversh
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

I booked my trip on Expedia and got a good price for a standard room. The room is quite small but that is usual in Asia for a 2.5-3 stars hotel. I like how it has a huge flat screen tv with lots of channels and complimentary water, juice boxes and cans of coffee everyday. It is quite close to the Dapsimni subway station, so it wasn't hard for me to find my way in the evening upon arrival. Although it is in Dongdaemun area, the location of this hotel is not really close to the shopping area in Dongdaemun (a few subway stations away in subway #5 line). Overall the room meets the standard of a 2.5- 3 stars hotel, but I don't really like its complimentary breakfast buffet (not alot of selection and not refilled often). The front desk is quite helpful, and I really like the fact that local calls are free (good when I have to arrange for local tours).

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ar_e2000
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

if you're of places to stay in downtown seoul, go here.

it's on a residential district, only a few restaurants and convenience stores near. dapsimni station is a short walk away. 2 banks just outside.

lots of tour brochures at the concierge, very helpful. they also have a very good seoul tourist map, be sure to get that.

before check-in or after check-out, you may leave your luggage at their storage room. it's small, so hopefully you packed light. and consider that a favor.

free breakfast from 07:00-09:00. we were out for the day before then. too bad we didn't get to sample.

room door opens outwards, so get used to that.

floors are heated every evening. great comfort on winters.

pc in room. it's not slow. but default setting's in korean, so get help (or look for the keyboard key with hangul on it, right beside the windows key, press that and it'll change to english). if you prefer going online through your own laptop, just replug the ethernet cable.

big-[...] tv. great for watching movies at the end of the day. might be loss of signal when you replug the ethernet cable (cause they got cable internet, not separate lines).

1 remote control for lights, tv, and aircon

they replenish the ref with 2 500-ml bottles of water for free!

window might be too small. not that the view's picturesque. great for rapidly cooling coffee or instant food in winter.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

It was a real pleasant stay at Hotel Mare, though small but cosy, the room exceeded what a 3 star hotel can offers. Each room has its own bath tub with jacuzzi, bidet toilet, a desktop and a 50" plasma tv. All the staff at hotel mare did their best by providing good services in making our stay a comfort 1. only thing is, its abit far out away from the tourist attraction despite within dongdaemun- gu area. its a 20 mins to myeong dong and 10mins to dongdaemun shopping district by subway. it takes 5 mins by foot from the hotel to the nearest station, Dapsimni. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my 9 days stay at Hotel Mare. =D

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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2  Thank J-CLN
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Reviewed October 30, 2010

Pretty good for your bucks.
Free mini bar, free internet, welcoming gift, free breakfast, free popcorn and coffee were pretty interesting.
A bit far from the city center(about 20min) but 5min walk to the good subway line.
Not the best in the world. Yet, the price is decent and excellent service.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Address: 341, Cheonho-daero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02622, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
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Ranked #373 of 518 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: $39 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mare Seoul 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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