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“Good hotel in great location - food & shopping minutes away” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Metro Hotel
Ranked #10 of 469 Hotels in Seoul
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good hotel in great location - food & shopping minutes away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

This small hotel right in the heart Myeongdong (most expensive real estate in Seoul) is perfect fro those who enjoy shopping and dining. You are minutes away from Lotte Mall on one side, and the bustling nightlife of Myeongdong on the other. 10 minutes' walk brings you to Shinsegae Mall and Nandaemun Market. A large variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets can be found nearby.

The rooms are a little dark but well shielded from street noise, and the beds are very comfortable. There is laundry room on level 7 for a small fee. Free wireless internet available, decent breakfast spread, and staff are friendly and helpful. Good value for money, highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

I was very satisfied of my stay at the Metro Hotel Seoul.

Very smooth and professinal check-in, I was lucky enough to get a very good price for my single room. The room itself was very nice, clean, no noise, good bedding and a convenient bathroom.

The only downsides being: rather slow and erratic internet connection from the room (no problem from the reception though), no small light beside the bed for reading...

I was also pleased by the breakfast, it offered all I needed. To sum it up: Metro Hotel is very very conveniently located and well priced. A good value for money if you can obtain a good rate.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Manila, Philippines
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

location -- it's a block away from the lotte stores and myeongdong's main shopping street, so you're very close to all the action but can also enjoy some peace. very convenient if you want to drop off a load of purchases before another round of shopping. lot's of restaurants and cafes nearby. it's a quick 2-minute walk from airport bus 6015's dropoff point, which is the ibis hotel across lotte department store.

staff -- probably the nicest and most helpful i've ever encountered. they were so polite and pleasant. they helped us with some items we ordered from korean suppliers, even making the phone calls during office hours while we were out on tour. *tip: if you're touring independently, it's advisable to have them write your destination in korean -- very handy when asking for directions or taking a taxi.

room -- on the small side, but not cramped. clean carpet, comfy bed, nice t&b.

breakfast -- in my opinion, the only thing that needs improvement. yogurt, fruit, bread + butter/jam, coffee & juices daily. they also had items that changed from day to day -- sausages, eggs, rice balls. but over all, not much choice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank fkt7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

If they can allow to have eerily check on that will be perfect . A lot nice restaurant a round you .travel by cab is cheap every where u go is near u. Breakfast is alright . They have a laundry at 7 lever wash n dry e clothes is 4000 won so is cheap. I chose this hotel back for my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank Audreyng
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manila, philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

i chose metro hotel purely from reading all the good reviews, and at the same time called up emily several times after i book the hotel to make inquiries and make sure that when my family arrives, we are in good hands, and will not be at a loss because our trip is self navigating and not on a packaged deal. it was fortunate that the staffs can speak english, mostly emily and sky song. our family stayed in a premium room 701 which i booked 6 months ahead of our trip which was scheduled on oct 22 to oct 26, staying for 4 nights. i knew that this popular hotel is always fully booked because of the accessibility due to its good location, and so i had to book very early. the hotel staffs were very courteous and accommodating from the doorman to the front desk and up to the breakfast dining area at the 9th floor. the premium room is spacious and clean. its just that the garbage can is too small because premium room is for 4 people, and it was always overflowing daily. i requested for an extension of another night because we hadn't had enough of seoul, however, due to its full bookings, our request was denied. anyway, we plan to go back to seoul next year, and will definitely stay at metro again.
thank you, sky song, for making the call to manila to personally ask about the condition there when we were hit with a super typhoon and floods.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank JOSIE C
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Doha, Qatar
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I had read positive reviews of the place and it indeed did not disappoint me. Who knew there is a hotel with Myeongdong shopping area literally outside of hotel's doorstep? Booking is very simple. I booked a room through Metro Hotel facebook page! We had selected a deluxe twin room and is spacious. it has 2 sofa beds and and a centre table. It is huge by its price and is bigger compared with its counterparts.

We actually requested to leave our things after check out and they arrange it for us. They also print our on-line check in boarding passes. Very nice English speaking staff. They have free wifi as well.

An good value for money hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank kitkat_UAE
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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I stayed at Metro hotel for 2 nights on October 30 and 31,2012. The services were very impressing even from the start of booking. The hotel staffs were very welcome and polite. The room was very clean and comfortable. You can personally control the temperature in the room (that is a plus since many hotel in Seoul have central control even though they have the aircondition/heater in the room).
The breakfast was very good with more choices and it was included with your stay.
I will certainly stay at this place again if I go back to Seoul. I would like to give the advice that you have to book this hotel well ahead of time because I booked in July and able to get only 2 nights.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank LovemyFigaro
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Property: Metro Hotel
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 469 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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