I stayed at metro hotel for 5 nights during the first week of June. The hotel is located in the heart of Myung Dong, surrounded by shops and restaurants. The subway is only 3 minutes by foot. Even though it is in the midst of a shopping district, I could not hear the noise from the human traffic outside.
For the first three nights, I managed to stay in a single room. The size is right for a solo traveller, with ample walking space. However, for the rest of the stay, I could not get a single room and had to settle for a double room, at an additional cost of 10 000 won.
The room, with a double bed in it, is too cramped for its slightly bigger floor area. I could not watch TV comfortably from the bed as the TV was placed at an odd angle.
Breakfast is provided at the hotel. There is the usual toast and porridge, and it gets kinda of boring after eating 3 straight days in a row.
One good time about the hotel is that they have a laundry room with coin-operated washing machines, an ironing board, hot and cold water dispenser. Very convenient for budget travellers who wish to do their own laundry.
The hotel, on the whole, is very well-maintained. The room and the corridor looked clean,
with no unpleasant odour.
The staff at the reception are very helpful. They never failed to greet the guests with a smile.
The only drawback about the hotel is its lack of TV channels for international tourists.
There were no Chinese channels for Asian travellers, even though they had CNN and NHK channels.
If I were to visit Seoul again, I will definitely choose Metro Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy, stylish and centrally located, the newly renovated Metro hotel has everything you want for your Seoul trip. With a convenient downtown setting located in Myeongdong, the heart of Seoul, expect most of your destinations within few minutes. This well-kept secret in the center of the city, Metro hotel is the first tourist hotel in Korean history. Since 1960, our hardcore mission always has been the "Guest Satisfaction". ... more less
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