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“Classy, fun design. Incredibly convenient to the Coex convention center” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel The Designers Samseong
Ranked #193 of 451 Hotels in Seoul
Portland, Oregon, USA
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Classy, fun design. Incredibly convenient to the Coex convention center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

For a two star hotel, I would rate this an 11/10. It is incredibly convenient to the convention center, clean and provided wifi that worked fast and consistently. I spent a week in their Polaroid Suite, one of their larger suites. They nailed the details of design from the bathroom to bedroom. The staff were always pleasant and helpful, glad to teach me a few words in Korean. I prefer value hotels over five star, expensive service that drains your wallet with your every activity in the hotel. Hotel the Designers has value and class.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

The staff spoke english well however the female clerk whose english was better was also the most rude. She completely ignored me choosing instead to stare blankly at the computer. The lock on the room door did not work. The plug in the bathtub did not close completely making it impossible to take soak in the tub. The room was comfortable enough but the rude staff is a major turn off. My request to change rooms was also declined. I wont stay here again.

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호텔더디자이너스, 매니저 at Hotel The Designers Samseong, responded to this review, November 19, 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Each room is specially designed with special theme. 1st nite i stayed at meal concept room, round bed and a big mirror on the ceiling.. Hehe.. 2nd night, is the nature which it gt a jacuzzi and a tree in it. Even the room is small, it have everything you needed and the tv is big. The hotel is located at the centre between samseong (exit 5) and seolleung Line 2 Green subway, so you can either depart frm any of these 2 station. There are starbucks, coffee bean and CU mart near of it too. Staff are helpful and friendly. Will definitely come back and experience other rooms.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

I stayed in the hotel with this name in Hongdae. The room was small but it had everything I needed. I had the best Sunday brunch with my son at the restaurant downstairs. The hallways had soft lighting and soft music playing. Easy and quick check in and check out. Complementary beverages in the refrigerator as well.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Linda414
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Hamburg, Germany
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights on my first trip to Seoul. I booked it because of the rooms with the fun designs and I was not disappointed. Really liked my room (1107) which was unusual (sleeping under a tree...) but had everything I needed: WiFi, a big flat screen TV, mini-bar, hair dryer, kettle - all there, sometimes hidden, but available. Bathroom with shower and bathtub as well - which was nice except for the missing shower partition (i.e. bathroom floor wet after shower). Staff was also very nice and fluent in English.
I would book it again if it weren't for the location... Convenient to the subway, true, but too far from all the parts of town I liked best (like Hongdae for example).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chinamaren
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seoul
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I've stayed 2nights at there. First of all, I was surprized when I opened the main door. It was much different than what I thought, even though it's designed by some special designers which I knew.
The rooms are so much fun especially the bathtub which located in the room. ^^

Also the front clerks were very helpful. It is close to Samsung station 'COEX' only 10mins on foot.
The breakfst was not very nice but it enough to have.
Definatlely I will recommend someone who is sick and tired of just normal hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank creepl
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had a great time during our stay at this hotel. Just one subway stop away from Gangnam, it proved to be a great location. It is about a 15 minute walk to the subway station and the staff were pleasant. The room was nicely decorated and had a jacuzzi tub as well as a lot of English channels, which was appreciated. It provided for a nice weekend in the city. There is a coffee shop on the bottom floor which makes for a conveniently located cuppa joe. I would definitely recommend the hotel to others.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank deltalove1989
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Property: Hotel The Designers Samseong
Address: 9, Teheran-ro 79-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06158, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Samseongdong / COEX
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #193 of 451 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel The Designers Samseong 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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