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Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel
Ranked #200 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cool hotel, good location”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights. We really liked this hotel. It is in an area of Seoul that we like to stay in near the Hongik University. There are so many bars and restaurants within walking distance. It is easy to get around and to get back to the hotel.

The room was really cool. The bathroom was really modern with some cool fixtures. The shower/bath was nice, and the bathroom was really big. The bed was so comfortable with a big fluffy comforter. The style of the room was really modern with neat décor. Unfortunately there was only one small, skinny window in the room. I would have liked to see more out of the window. The staff at the front desk were very nice and helpful.

There is a restaurant attached to the hotel that was pretty good. We ate there for breakfast, but it was a bit pricey. Overall I really liked this hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

First times staying here with my group and found the property is good, clean, room is big, bath tub with modern facilities.
Lcd big tv
Lobby is on the second floor
First floor is the restaurant include for breakfast, nice and good variaties of the food
Location near local melting point, near campus and busy area on the weekend

Yes i recommend this hotel for groups and individual trip

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Benikea_Marigold, Director of Sales at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
2013.08.08

Dear Antonthedy

Greetings from Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor which is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear that you had a good stay with us, however we have duly noted your comments regarding our location.

All our Staff will continually strive towards providing most warm and professional service to all our guests, and delivering a memorable experience.

We hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future when we will do our most to restore your faith in Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Sincerely
James.Sung
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Pori, Finland
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed 4 nights with friends. Had twin room.
The location was great and so was everything else, in my opinion.
The hotel is not too expensive.
The only 2 things that I found that were not so great, was the pillows and there was no shower curtain.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank BeenThereDoneThat78
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Benikea_Marigold, Director of Sales at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
2013.8.6

Dear BeenThereDoneThat78

Greetings from Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Thank you for giving your considered feedback on TripAdvisor. and we are sorry for late response. To rearch our guest's expectation we do all our best and trying to figure out what our guests need.

All our Staff will continually strive towards providing most warm and professional service to all our guests, and delivering a memorable experience.

We hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future when we will do our most to restore your faith in Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Sincerely
James.Sung
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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

New Hotel, close to subway station. It is mentioned that they have concierge, but I didn’t see any concierges helping to carry my luggage when check in and check out. There is no room directory in the room, remote TV is in Hangul letters without explanation in English. Breakfast menu is always same every day.
Automatic door on 1st Floor didn’t respond quickly when I stepped close to it, made me hit the door and caused blood in my lip.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Benikea_Marigold, 세일즈 디렉터 at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Suenaradi

Greetings from Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Thank you for giving your considered feedback on TripAdvisor. To rearch our guest's expectation we do all our best and trying to figure out what our guests need.

Firstly, I apologise your inconvenience during your stay. We wiil find ways of further improvement in hotel areas you mentioned; concieger service, technical things.. and will put more effort to improve service quality.

We hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future when we will do our ulmost to restore your faith in Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Sincerely
James.Sung
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights with a friend. I had the twin room with a double and a single bed.
I am happy with my stay. The hotel is new and presents very well. Location is superb.
To me, Love Hotel or not, this ticked almost all boxes.
Only 2 things I wasn't expecting is 1) lack of a wardrobe/closeth - didn't know where to hang my jacket & shirts 2) the very dim light in the bathroom is ok but sometimes a brighter light (by the mirror) can be useful ! for shaving, etc.
These 2 are minor problems though. Overall I'd recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Benikea_Marigold, 세일즈 디렉터 at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
2013.05.23
Dear UltimateDancer
Thank you for staying with us at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We have well noted all your precious comments, and will find ways of further improvement in all areas, to exceed all our geusts expectations.
also we already prepared to replenish wardrobe and facility supplies for the guest
and we are that will make up for everything.

Thank you again and I hope to welcome you soon with a warm hearted service at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

sincerely
james.sung
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Pordenone, Italy
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here for one night to see some music in the bustling area of Hongdae. To sum it up, this place is a very new, very nice "Love" hotel. The lobby is pretty standard. You don't realize it is a love style hotel until you get off the elavator and see the hall ways and room. Don't get me wrong, for $100 this place rocks. Jacuzzi in the bathroom. Nice bath soaps. Comfortable chairs in the room. The bed was kind of stiff for liking, but that's Korea. Very very new hotel. It seems like this place was just recently built. No complaints about the hotel at all. The staff at the front desk went wayyyyyyy out of his way to help me track down a local club. Even when I told him I would find it, he insisted that he will find it and bring me a map to my room.

The location is what makes this place great. A 5 minute walk from one of the most chaotic nightlife areas you will ever see. Great indie vibe in Hongdae. Everyone here is here to have fun and party. Tons of different places to eat, and most stay open till the early morning hours.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Benikea_Marigold, 세일즈 디렉터 at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
2013.05.09
Dear headinthelion

I thank you very much for sharing your review on TripAdvisor_ shared with all our staff.
Hongdae is famous for being centre of Seoul's indie and undergrond arts scene. Especially, during the night, Hongdae comes alive. I hope you well saw and felt the Hongdae during your stay.

As you mentioned, the hotel location is very convenient for it. only 5 minutes you will experience Hongdae area at all.

Thank you once again for your valuable feedback, we look forward welcoming you in near future. please do visit us again in the near future, and we will ensure to take another great care of you.

Lastly our team and I will strive to provide the most exceptional experiences to all of our guests.

Best regards

James.Sung
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Bandung
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Staying here for 4 nights, got the promotional price. Location wise is superb. Behind the hotel is hongdae area, lots of restaurants and shops and they open until morning which is great for us. The metro is just 5 minutes walk and the bust from and to the airport is just in front of the hotel. So convenient! Mini mart and bakery shop is just around the corner. The room is ok, spacious but the interior is a bit uncomfortable n(the chairs). The TV is superb! The bathroom is also ok however the bathtub and the shower is combined so you have to get in to the bathtub to get a shower which is fine for us but not so much if you bring your parents. And they don't have a place to hang your clothes. Internet is working fine and fast. Overall I think it's great. definitely would come back

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank lady_joanne85
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Benikea_Marigold, 세일즈 디렉터 at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
2013.05.04

Dear lady_joanne85

Thank you for staying with us at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We have well noted all your precious comments, and will find ways of further improvement in all areas, to exceed all our geusts expectations.

Therefore, we’ll do all our best to improve hotel facilities and service as well, planned upgrade to the bath and wardrobe for our all guests.
Your comments will be kept in my mind at all times.

We are happy to learn that you will definitely consider staying with us again. We will ensure to continually provide most excellent service to all our all guests.

Thank you again and I hope to welcome you soon with a warm hearted service at Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel.


Warm regards,

James.sung
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Property: Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel
Address: 112 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04038, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #200 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Benikea Premier Marigold Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BENIKEA Premier Marigold Hotel is located in the heart of Hongdae, a district bustling with young people and a hive of cultural activity, making it the perfect place to stay for both tourists and business travelers who want to experience the vibrant city to the full. Marigold is a business hotel that offers accommodation for a reasonable price. Take a break from your daily grind to recharge yourself at the hottest place in Mapo-gu. Every little detail of the hotel interior was selected with care to create a comfortable and trendy ambience. We are always ready to greet our customers and provide the best service and facilities.'Cafe & Restaurant'"The Kitchen Special One" is a memorable restaurant that satisfies all five senses, with seating for up to 300 guests. There is a selection of over 100 international dishes to choose from. Each dish is prepared by the best cooks in Korea using only the best, freshest ingredients.Everyone is invited to The Kitchen Special One.'Business Center'The business center comes with a luxurious conference room and secretarial and interpretation services. You can book flights, print out documents, and get other work done to meet your business requirements.- Business Hours: 24hours- Facilities: LCD Projector, electronic white board, internet, conference phone etc.- Business Services : Translation and interpretation services, binding service, typing services, printing business cards, secretarial duties, flight ticket booking service, printing and copying (color, black and white), internet connection, fax 'Happy Day Spa'The Happy Day Spa is the best place to unwind and relax. Located beneath the hotel lobby, the spa consists of three stories complete with sauna, themed dry saunas, massage beds, snack bar, gym, and PC cafe. The facilities are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. ... more   less 
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