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Metro Hotel
Ranked #9 of 529 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 28, 2012

As others have mentioned, the location is super convenient. We arrived very early and left our luggage with the front desk. We stayed 2 nights on the 8th floor, check out for our 2-day trip to Sokcho, then came back for 2 more nights on the 6th floor. Both rooms were clean and comfortable. No problem for us to leave our luggage with front desk when we we went to Sokcho with overnight bags. Our double bed is flushed against the wall on one side but on the whole still acceptable for the price we paid. Coffee and croissant at the complimentary breakfast is very good. Very friendly front desk staff and the door man is always quick to hold the door for you. Would stay here again.



Complimentary fast speed internet:). We had 2 laptops &

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I really thought my husband and I would have to spend $300 plus to get a great room in a great area but the Metro came through at half the price. Moments from the Euljiro-3 metro and with bars and restaurants galore. We had the premium deluxe room and the stylish bathroom had both a shower and bath. The toilet though had so many buttons I felt like I needed instructions and only availed myself of the standard flush button under the vanity. The beds were super comfy. Breakfast was included in the price and was certainly adequate but not fantastic. We had a great time. Thanks Hotel Metro.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Had the chance to stay and experience what others were raving about Metro Hotel and was not disappointed at all. It was indeed a value for money hotel and we were happy to have stayed here for 3 nights. To cite, the location is very strategic - about 5 minutes walk from airport bus stop (6015 - across Ibis Hotel), Euljiro 1 subway station and Myeongdong shopping area. It is also close to Myeongdong Cathedral if in case you want to attend the english mass held every Sunday which starts at 9AM. The deluxe room is spacious enough for 2 people. Very clean as well. With free breakfast which we actually did not expect. Though the selection was limited, it was not bad at all, just enough to keep us go through our morning activities without any hassle. Would also like to commend the staff, everyone was very courteous and accommodating even during the initial booking stage. All my concerns were answered promptly. Special thanks to Aeri, Sue, Lebecca and Hyerim. =) We would definitely go back and would recommend this to our friends as well.

TIP: a must-try restaurant which is nearby the Myeongdong Cathedral is Korean Restaurant Sinseon Seolnongtang. Established since 1981, they serve australian ox bone stew which is perfect with kimchi.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I've stayed 4 nights in Metro hotel - 2 nights in a non-smoking Standard A room and 2 nights in a smoking Standard C room as no non-smoking room was available. Even though the hotel staff assured they will ventilate and refresh the room for us, I was still worried it would smell of cigarettes. To our pleasant surprise, my husband who is sensitive of smoke smell couldn't differentiate which is the smoking and non-smoking room.

Like others mentioned, the location of the hotel is fantastic and I think Ibis probably beat the location by a tiny margin as airport bus stops right in front of it. The distant between the airport bus stop and metro hotel is about 3 minutes without luggage. From the hotel, subway is convenient and we use the taxi a lot too as it is quite cheap. Cab fare from hotel to Dongdaemun, Gyeongbukgong is less than 3000 won. Late night cab back from Hongdae cost us less than 9000 won.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

booked the hotel waaay before my trip because i read all of the good reviews about it. the staff were prompt in their response to my queries and called me couple of days before my trip to confirm. The receptionists there can speak so many languages it amuses me.. hahaha.. i didn't know they only accept credit card for payment though. Had too much korean won in the end cos of that.
Some reviews said the rooms are really small so i was expecting something along that sense but it actually turend out bigger than i expected. I wouldnt say it's spacious but it's really enough. I had 2 large luggages and still had space to throw the new purchases all over the place. Some days i ordered take out and brought back to the hotel room to feast.
it's just 2 minutes walk from one subway which i use most of the time. there's a different subway line say about 10 minutes walk away. the shops are just steps away and there are so many 24-hours convenience stores around the hotel.
not bad at all.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

My life partner and stayed here during the Chusoek holiday in 2012 and it was amazing. It was our first time to Seoul after living in Busan for about (2) months. The location was central to all types of activities and was (1) minute walk to a subway. The best part over all was a western style breakfast was included in our price.

The rooms were small but perfect for what we needed. Quiet, comfortable place to stay. The television was great and would help us wind down after a long day of touristy activities. Great bathroom with a tub, if you request that type of room, was quite nice and came with little toiletries.

Great experience!

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1  Thank Miten P
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SkySong, Sales & Marketing Team Manager at Metro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Dear MR/MS Miten P

Greetings from Metro hotel, Seoul!

Thanks for staying with us during the Chuseok holiday and your time to write a review on the Tripadvisor. I hope you had a wonderful time in Busan as well as in Seoul.
We were very glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. We offer complimentary breakfast for those who makes their booking directly to the hotel.
We appreciate your review again and look forward to seeing you again at Metro hotel.
Thank you.

Warmest regards
Sky Song

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I've tried but I can't seem to find anything to complain about. True the size of the room is not as big as other hotels but considering how much the rate is you'll actually get more value for the price. It also seems like management tunes in to past reviews. What I've read prior to booking is that they needed to improve the breakfast buffet and they definitely did in my opinion. We stayed a total of 4 nights & each morning they managed to change up the menu a little bit. It didn't feel like eating exactly the same thing everyday. Luckily the yogurt was served daily because it was truly delicious.

The location is perfect. Three minute walk from the Airport Bus & 2 minute walk to the subway. You don't even have to cross any streets. Walking distance to most tourist attractions. Tons of places to eat. We fell asleep through dinner time, woke up at midnight & was able to get food at the restaurant beside the hotel. They close at 3 am.

Absolutely clean. We stayed for 2 nights in one room, checked out for overnight trip to Andong, then came back for 2 nights in another room one floor up. The common areas were neat & clean as well. Only one elevator but we never had to wait at any time. Also would like to mention we dropped off our luggage early morning prior to check-in & left our luggage on our overnight trip & had no issues at all when we came back.

Complimentary fast speed internet:). We had 2 laptops & smart phone, connection was good at all times.

Superb customer service. I think the biggest strength of Metro Hotel is its employees. From booking, breakfast staff, housekeeping, reception including those that greeted us warmly at the door made us feel happy to be there. Not gonna go into details but special mention to Ms Sky Song who helped us ease through a difficult situation:).

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We'll definitely be back.

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2  Thank craulocsol
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SkySong, Sales & Marketing Team Manager at Metro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Dear Ms. craulocsol

Hello from Metro hotel, Seoul!
Hi. This is Sky Song from Metro hotel. Thanks for your review on the TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Metro hotel.
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast. As you mentioned, we have been working on the breakfast menu and continuously still trying to find a way to improve. Also, we have been updating the equipment in every guest rooms in order to improve network quality and speed. We appreciate your comment concerning our custimer service as it is what we strive to be focused on.
Many thanks to your review again and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.

Warmest regards
Sky Song

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Address: 14, Myeongdong 9ga-Gil, Jung-Gu, Seoul 04534, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 529 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: $83 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Metro Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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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