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“Excellent location and good value”
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Metro Hotel
Ranked #11 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
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Tasmania
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“Excellent location and good value”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in a double Category 'B' room.

Positives
- Myungdong is a great location with lots of restaurants and shops
- Convenient for transport (bus 6015 from Incheon to Ibis and 2 min walk; near to Line 2 subway)
- pleasant service with good English
- Larger room than we expected in Seoul
- good basic breakfast
- near Lotte Hotel where many DMZ tours leave from
- nice shower with good water pressure

Only slight issue is noise as the street below is busy at the time - however, our window was small and we didn't get disturbed.

We would definitely come back next time we are in Seoul.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Our family of 4 got a deluxe room for 4, so it is quite nice. We only got 2 vouchers for breakfast. Our room was clean and roomy (for non- US standard). The hotel is right across from Lotte and a few block form the subway. Highly recommended it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank newbees
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Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Managed to stay here for only 1 night in a Premier room. All rooms had been snapped up so fast! Love the space of the Premier room which is comfortable for a family of 4, with ample space for luggage and to move around. Comes with sofa set and coffee table. My room was clean and looked new. Only complaint is that there is no window.

The lift is small and rather slow. But the cost and accessible location way compensate this little inconvenience. Hotel is right in the heart of shopping area. Was glad that they offer a simple breakfast too.

The staff were very helpful and allowed us to leave our baggage till we return a week later to collect it. They also gave good advice on great eateries and where to go. There's a convenience store just round the corner.

Our taxi had a little problem locating the hotel and finding the correct lane to turn into the hotel and had to circle 2 rounds. For convenience, do print the map with Korean language for the taxi driver.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank cazzias
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is my second time staying at this hotel. Booking of the hotel was very fast and smooth. Hotel is very clean and locations is central. Closest restaurants are next to the hotel, western and local cuisine. Everything is walking distance; shopping, subway, convenience stores, bakery.
Will definitely stay at this hotel again if I were to visit Seoul :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sher1208
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at the Metro. The staff is friendly, English speaking and eager to help with any need. One of them hung on 2 telephones, one in each ear, while assisting me with a difficult airline call center on hold situation to solve a very sticky problem! Thank you. Thank you. Rooms are small but well appointed. Bed are very comfortable. Breakfast is top of the line!
The Metro is an excellent value in Seoul, and we will return whenever in Seoul.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bevo8
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

After staying at Ibis Hotel our first time in Seoul, we decided to try nearby Metro Hotel this time around. Both are good choices for the Myeong-dong area. The 6015 bus (10,000 won fare) drops you off at Ibis, just take the first side alley and walk less than 5 minutes, look for Smoothie King and you’re there. Staff was friendly and helpful. We arrived early in the morning, dropped off our bags, and spent the day venturing the city until the 3 p.m. check-in. We treated ourselves on the last two days of our vacation and chose the larger deluxe room; it was super comfortable and spacious for two of us (it could’ve fit 4 people). Our room had no view and faced a concrete wall of the next building, but it was really nice and quiet. Hard to believe that a bustling neighborhood is just outside! We particularly appreciate the free wi-fi and complimentary Western breakfast, although I would’ve liked to sample some Korean breakfast. The front desk staff gave us great directions to view the most awesome cherry blossoms in Seoul, around the National Assembly! How lucky we were they were in full bloom. You often hear of springtime and cherry blossoms in Tokyo, and we used to live in DC and loved the Tidal Basin in spring. This was just as stunning. And you could stay in the Myeong-dong area and never completely sample all the hundreds of restaurants there, all within walking distance of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EHawaii
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

It is worth for the money to stay at Metro hotel. The hotel is near by to airport bus station and train station. Besides that, the hotel is center of most attraction place. Just can go back hotel to rest a while before go to next attraction place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #11 of 472 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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