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travelwise2010
Manila, Philippines

Nice and quiet but not centrally located

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Dec 1, 2012
It was our first trip to Seoul Korea and we had joined a budget tour. We had earlier been told by friends that seoul was an expensive city to live in and that their hotels had small rooms so we were not expecting much. The guide told us that we were getting an upgrade and that our room would be bigger. That was good news. The downside was that this hotel was not centrally located. And to get there you would have to pass thru the gangnam area which was the in place nowadays and endure the two hour traffic or worse. The hotel's lobby and reception area was small with just one or two sofas to sit on. There were no bell boys and, as is the case in most areas of seoul you are on your own to carry your luggages and all your belongings (manpower in seoul was expensive).
The room they gave us was smaller than in other Asian countries (except maybe for Japan) but the beds were big. There was purified water dispenser for both hot and cold water, a ref, the usual amenities like toothbrushes, shampoos,and get this- moisturizers, astringents, lotions, perfume.only in Korea, a place well known for beauty products can you see this in hotels for free. They also had a computer which you can use for free inside the room. The thing I like most is the wooden flooring which is warm. Heating here is thru the wooden floor. Great in cold winter days.
The toilet and bath area needs remodeling. There was an enclosed shower area but the floor was that clean. Well it didn't bother me that much since we were out most of the day on tour anyway and got back really late.
Most of the group was upgraded to better rooms than ours. They had suites with a receiving area with living room, big beds, 2 toilet and bath and a jacuzzi although I was told the jacuzzi was malfunctioning and their tv remove didn't work. I think it would have been a better hotel if things worked fine.
Their breakfast wasn't free but being a big group they provided us with simple breakfast of sausages and buns/rice.
If I do go back to korea on a tour I would,stay here but if I go on my own with friends I would rather stay somewhere nearer the malls.
Date of stay: November 2012
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Book this hotel through agoda.com. Review in agoda is v good. But disappointed with the hotel. Room is clean but not in good condition. Kinda old. Hotel also far away from subway about 15mins walk. Breakfast not provided. Need to find your own breakfast elsewhere.

Date of stay: October 2012
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Is it normal to get a receipt by chekcing out the hotel? For the lady behind the reception desk was not. You have had to discussed with her for a long time to get it. And she was sooooo lazy but she can speak English...
The room is in dark color, and you have to used to the staff who speak rarely foreign languages.

Date of stay: July 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

After reading many reviews calling it a "love Hotel" I was a little worried about what it would be like. I was very happy with my stay, the rooms were very nice and clean, nicer then many other non- love hotels I've stayed it in Korea. The Hotel was also very near the subway which made it very easy to get anywhere in the city. I would book at this hotel again.

Date of stay: May 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Its a love hotel meant for couples on short term (couple of hours) stay in the morning till evening, mostly local people. Its quite secretly located and neatly placed at the junction and joining by another smaller hotel too.Found other tourists amazed with the hotel cleanliness and also proximity to food and transport. Nightclubs a plenty and its very busy during the night.

Room tip: Take the offer from Hotel a cup of free coffee and 1 piece of muffin for breakfast, of course you have to help yourself.
Date of stay: April 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

A love hotel. But clean with spacious room. Free internet. Staff is really helpful.

Date of stay: August 2011
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