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“nice hotel with metro in front 3 minutes walk”

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Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe
Ranked #79 of 504 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed April 14, 2013

nice hotel to stay with convenience 3 minutes walking distance to metro.
3 minutes walk to bus station to Incheon airport.

Front desk staff are friendly but it will be more great if front desk have more staff and more efficient. As always need wait long queue or time to get to front desk staff to check in or require any other information as no conceige counter.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The hotel has a lot of plus - easy access by bus/metro, multiple restaurants just outside, complimentary internet access, decent spread of buffet for breakfast, etc

However, the size of the room and the lighting in the was area are something which pulls it donw.

Overall the hotel gives decent value for money.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Front Office Ma... K, Front Office Manager at Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Thanks for choosing Mercure Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe and sharing your great comments on Tripadvisor.

We are located at heart of the Gangnam economy district area which has been being popular more by world song 'Gangnam style'
Location is a quite approachable by any transportations such a subway,bus,taxi etc.
There are lots of stores, restaurants, bars,shoppings, convenient environments are well equipped.

We are look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Thanks.
Warm regards.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Mercure Ambassador Hotel is a good business hotel at a good location in Gangnam-gu.
Easy access from either Gimpo airport (Bus number 6000, at a cost of 7000 Won.) or Incheon International Airport (Bus number 6020, at a cost of 15000 Won.)
The metro is also within 100 meter from the hotel. (Entrance/exit number 4)

The room we were staying in was neither to big or to small.
Unfortunately the Wifi was not always available or reliable, sometimes I was able to access a different floor Wifi.
I wish they would had made separated doors to the toilet and shower in the room since you had to enter the shower trough the toilet, which we as a couple found a bit troublesome.

There was no breakfast included in our booking but it didn't matter since within 100 meter you will find several cafés, including Starbucks (opens at 8am) and Café Pasccuci (think it also opens at 8am)
For dinner we found several good restaurants in the small alleys next to the hotel.

The staff was all friendly and helpful at both checking in and out of the hotel.

I would return to the hotel if I had business in the area since it's nothing wrong with the hotel but if I would only go to Seoul for vacation I would choose a different hotel and area to stay in.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This hotel is located adjacent to the Yeoksam subway station which is just one stop away from the Gangnam station. To reach this hotel, you can take the airport limousine bus 6020 from Incheon International Airport (along the kerbside outside the Arrival Hall). A one way trip cost 15,000 won and the journey takes about 60 mins to 90mins. Another option is to take the airport express followed by a transfer to the subway, however this is too cumbersome especially when you have luggages. You do not need to worry about missing your stop as announcement in english and korean will be made prior to each stop. To arrive at the hotel, you will need to alight at the 'Yeoksam' bus stop. From where you alight, just walk up the elevated road beside Starbucks and you can reach the hotel within 2 mins.

Lift access to the room level is via a card access system hence security is reasonably good. The room is relatively small however it is more than adequate for a solo business traveler. The sliding wall partition cleverly separate the bathroom and bedroom however it made the room look smaller. There is no bathtub however, the rain shower made up for a good shower experience. The free WIFI in the room is great and the signal remained consistently strong for me to use Skype without any disruption. The USB, HDMI, VGA, etc. sockets on the desk is a thoughtful provision. The only downside for the room is the lack of a proper wardrobe and ironing facilities which is much desired by a business traveler.

There are several eateries opposite the hotel e.g. Starbucks, Caffe Pasccuci, Paris Baguette, etc. If you want to try korean food, walk up the elevated road and you will find a few korean eateries which serve good korean meals throughout the day. The price for an authentic korean kimchi and tofu 'chigae' (stew) cost about 5,000 won while a 'kimbab' (korean sushi roll) cost about 3,000 won. They are really quite delicious! There is also a GS25 convenience store opposite the hotel, perfect to grab some famous korean instant noodles and a soju for a late night snack.

I have to admit that the Mercure Ambassador Seoul is a reasonable and functional hotel for the business traveler. However, for this price, I would expect it to come with breakfast. Location wise, it is not near to any shopping areas or tourist attraction (unless you deem the Gangnam station as a 'place of interest'). Therefore, if I travel with my family for a vacation, I might choose a more family friendly accommodation with larger rooms probably at the Myeongdong area too.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Front Office Ma... K, Front Office Manager at Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your staying and sharing great comments on Tripadvisor.

As per your comment, we cooperate with Limousine bus company to provide convenient service for our customer by announcing in the bus.
Also we would like to recommend that we have bathtub rooms are part of Superior Room type.
Indeed, we will be able to offer Room type you prefer when you make a reservation at next time.

Also, we received complimentary many time from customers regarding free Internet service as benefit for all guests at Mercure.

Once again, Thanks for your most valuable comments which definetely help us to improve more.

Yours sincerely.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

The hotel is situated at good location and near the train station Yeoksam. It is a station away from Guannam which is shopping area.

The room is very clean and neat. Staff are friendly and helpful.The breakfast is simple and can be improve.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Front Office Ma... K, Front Office Manager at Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for your staying and sharing on Tripadvisor.

As you mentioned, We are located on center of Gangnam business district in Seoul.
We are very approachable not only Gangnam area but downtown attractive area by Subway.

We are look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Thanks.
Best Regards.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This hotel is a little hard to find straight away because it is quite new, and not everyone is fully aware of it. However, the location is pretty close to the subway, the facility is excellent, and the service is top-notch. All in all, it's a pretty good place to select when visiting Seoul on business. I would also probably return here when visiting with socially, as simple details like a convenience store across the street help to ensure pleasant trips.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Front Office Ma... K, Front Office Manager at Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor.

We appreciate your staying with us at Mercure Ambassador Gangnam Hotel.

In regard of your comments that we keep informing our hotel to the public transportation companies and media by uploading hotel news and promotion so that people become to acknowledge.

Once again, thank you for your valuable comments for our improvement.
We are look forward to seeing you soon.

Warmest Regards.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

A functional hotel that serves its purpose, I stayed here for 5 nights on a business trip recently. My office was 5 minutes away and this was probably my principal reason for staying here. The rooms are very small and they are all the same size irrespective of which category you choose. Higher category rooms are located on higher floors and therefore have a better view, relatively. The rooms themselves, although very small, are well equipped. Hence it is good for a short stay but not ideal for longer ones.
Room Service options are very limited and I guess they want you to visit their restaurant while you are there. It is located in a very business type area which means there are very few eating places especially if you are on a budget. That said, the hotel is located very close to the subway station and that connects you to most of Seoul. And a 15 minutes walk brings you to Gangnam station which has a lot of eating places.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Front Office Ma... K, Front Office Manager at Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thanks for your staying and sharing comments on Tripadvisor.

We are pleased to hear that you've commneted in regards of accomodation points at Mercure.
We promise that all Mercure Associate will make an big efforts to make your day when you are coming back to the Mercure.

We appreciate for your honorable comments once again.

Yours Sincerely.

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Address: 10, Teheran-ro 25-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06132, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #79 of 504 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: $103 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe 4*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mercure Ambassador Gangnam SODOWE is located in the heart of the business and fashion center of Gangnam. It is the first mercure hotel in Korea. This modern deluxe hotel has 288 rooms, and offer exclusive services for our guests, such as a fully-equipped sauna and gym, a business center, a family center, and many high quality dining, lounge and bar options. ... more   less 
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