Firstly, this hotel is cheap, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.
The positives: Big TV, good internet which is free, the price is excellent, it's in a good location very close to Myeong Dong shopping area and the centre of Seoul. Also very close to the subway meaning it's easy to get to other parts of the city. The staff were also mostly friendly and helpful.
The negatives: Heating was all over the place. It was freezing outside, but at night my room was absolutely boiling, so much so that I had to complain about it but was told there was nothing they could do as the heating came from under the floor. The AC in my room didn't have a control, so couldn't change the temperature. I only stayed for 3 nights, but for 2 of those nights they didn't provide a towel for me. I thought they just didn't provide them so bought some myself, then on the final night they tell me sorry, we just forgot about the towels, then give them to me. There were a lot of ants in my room too.
Maybe these are individual problems that you won't encounter if you stay there, I hope so. But this was my first hotel and a combination of the problems listed above plus jet lag meant my stay was not really a positive one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IB Ville is located just few minutes away from Myeong Dong and Mt. Namsan. Location is everything for a visitor to the beautiful city of Seoul and when you stay at IB Ville, you are never far from wherever your desire to be. IB Ville places you near a vibrant assortment of shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife - all within walking distance or accessible via subway. Our rooms, lounge, and accommodations are all handsomely appointed with comfortable furnishings blended with modern conveniences. Plus a friendly staff is available to assist you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ib Ville Hotel Seoul