I stayed at the Olympic Parktel on a recent business trip because I needed to be close to the Jamsil/Chonho-dong area and it received OK reviews on here and the price was reasonable. I would NOT recommend the hotel for business travelers. There seem to be many high school student tour groups that use the hotel, the staff is indifferent sometimes instead of helpful, and basic things are lacking. For example, there is no iron or ironing board in the room and none available to request -- if you need to iron, you must go with your things to the 5th floor laundry room and do it there. ??? Is this a dormitory? How can a hotel not have irons available?
Also, if you want to use internet, there is a KRW 10,000 charge per day and you must take your laptop to the business center and have a technician set up special connectivity -- not simply get a username and password to use at check in. Not a huge deal, but like everything else, was just disappointing, aggravating, and took more time and effort to get what you need.
There is nothing in the neighborhood -- the closest restaurants are a 10 minute walk away in a neighborhood full of "no tell motels" and massage parlors near the subway station.
If you want cheap, clean, and basic it is a good choice for travelers, but not a convenient location for tourists at all. If you are on business, I would avoid the hotel because of all of the little annoyances and inconveniences.
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