I booked Daelim Residence for 10 nights, and we were not disappointed, as they delivered on all fronts. It is incredible value for money, and the service and care from staff was immense. The facilities were very good and tidy, our deluxe room had 2 queen size beds and was quite large, there was also an office space with PC and desk, free wifi for multiple devices. There was a washing machine and dryer and they supplied detergent and softener, a kitchen with pot pans cutlery and bowls etc, a large fridge/freezer, as well as shampoo/conditioner/bodywash dispenser in the shower. There is a very nice Chinese fusion restaurant at street level and basement level, we ate there several times, our favourites were the black bean noodle dish, the Beef with Bell Peppers, and the Sweet and Sour Pork. Daelim Residences is located about 2 minutes walk from AK Plaza ( a very nice dept store) and the Guro Subway station which is right next to AK. AK Plaza has 8 levels with a food court and supermarket at B1 and Restaurants at L7. There are lots of quality brands on sale there. There are plenty of bargains to be had on B1 and L1, so look for them! Cafe Tiamo on B1 had the best coffees and gelatos, and it was also right next to the clothing on sale at awesome prices. Mok-Dong is also quite close by taxi (10min and ~7000 Won or ~$7 US) where they have the really nice Hyundai Uplex Dept Store and Happy Dept Store. At Uplex you can find a DinTaiFung restaurant amongst others at the basement level adjoining the entry to Omokgyo Subway station, and on street level between Uplex and Happy Dept Store there is the most awesome coffee and pastry store called Paris Croissant with an in house bakery. Happy Dept Store is like AK Plaza with lots of brands on sale...both were awesome bargain shopping havens. We used the subway alot and it is very safe, efficient and really cheap to use. Look up youtube for tips on how to use it if you are not sure...p00lman has a great video on it. On the last day it rained, so without asking, Mr Jang's right hand man took our bags and family of four in their van and drove us to the airport bus stop that had rain cover (which wasn't the one next to AK). I can't imagine any other place doing this for us. I also highly recommend using the 6003 airport bus, it is cheap ($8 US per person) efficient and the bus stop is right next to AK Plaza which is a 2 minute walk, Mr Jang will email instructions on this once you book. Did I mention the unlimited free hot chocolates and coffees from Daelim's vending machine as well as filtered water dispensing machines on every floor to refill your water bottles? A shopping tip..foreigners can get sales tax refund at the airport when buying from Dept Stores..collect receipts from the dept stores and go to their help desk to get special forms and paper work done. In AK Plaza, you go to level 7 and go to the gift cards desk in their counter section. You get about 8% or so back from the airport. Google this aspect up for more details and in particular it doesn't have to be hand carry but special instructions are required to claim on checked in luggage (that way you can shop to your hearts content).
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