First timer to Seoul and this hotel is in a great location and a phenomenal value. I'm glad I read the reviews because it is a real gem.
Location...you can't beat the location, especially for shopping...and a good location for exploring the city.
Value...great price compared to other lodging options
Room...free Wifi, decent sized room. Free breakfast, although I didn't think the offerings where that spectacular, but to each his own.
Difficult finding the property when arriving by the airport bus...even if you can decipher the map on their website. Be sure to do your homework on locating...I asked several people when I was dropped off and still took forever to find it. It's buried in side streets and one of those locations where you are literally standing in front of it before you see it. Look for Smoothie King and/or Outback Steakhouse and then look up.
No early check in...I get it, why should I get something I don't pay for...but they also don't have any Hotel restrooms in the lobby...so, when arriving early after a overnight flight, it's nice to be able to change...and I was directed to use Outback Steakhouse's bathroom to change, which I did. It was a bit odd and uncomfortable...and not the best first impression.
- 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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