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“Great location, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Metro Hotel

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Metro Hotel
Ranked #11 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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85 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great location, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

I highly recommend this hotel. Of the 4 hotels that we stayed at through out our 10-day trip in South Korea, this hotel had the best service.

Pros:
- Conveniently located. It is near shopping, a wide variety of food, and next to Eujiro-il-ga station (between exit 5 & 6)
- Excellent service provided by front desk staff who speak good English. They always greeted us with a smile on the way out and when we returned to the hotel
- Breakfast spread was rather limited but good enough
- Computer and printer facilities at the lobby
- Free wi-fi

Cons:
- room is dusty
- breakfast only starts at 7am
- it is difficult for the van/bus to come right to the hotel lobby during peak periods as the road is narrow

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

The hotel is 3 mins walk to Myeongdong shopping street and 5-10 mins walk to the Eujiro metro station/ lotte young plaza etc.The staff are helpful and friendly. The bathroom and room are small, typical of other hotels I stayed in myeongdong but at a cheaper rate. Will recommend this to others.

However, noted that the staff had contacted me several times ( several weeks to a few days before my stay) just to confirm my hotel reservation and it could be quite annoying. Not sure if other guests also faced this problem.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I spent 3 nights in Metro Hotel and 3 nights in Skypark 2.
I would say, don't waste your money on Skypark 2. If you are looking for best hotel in Myeondong area, this is the one - very clean room, great service, good location, complete toiletteries..
I would recommed this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed for a 5 nights at this centrally located hotel, located within Myeondong shopping district. Just step out of the hotel you are ready to start your shopping trip :D. Our room is consist of a single bed and double bed just right for our small family, hotel room is decent in size and consist of basis amenities. Hotel lobby is rather small but staff is helpful and all the staff are english speaking. We will definitely come back to this place!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Ideal location, fantastic staff, a stone's throw from the wonderful Seoul Metro, great shopping and dining just outside your door - you can't ask for more. Add the little things like complimentary Metro cards, chocolate chip cookies, and free breakfast- this hotel delivers value above and beyond expectations. My only complaint was the street noise coming from the Outback Steakhouse, which was cured by a pair of earplugs.

Room Tip: Book well in advance and try to get a room on one of the upper floors.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We chose this hotel because of all the positive reviews here in Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed.

The rooms are quite small, but just right for how much we paid for. The breakfast table has not much variety, but quality of the food are all good, and filling.

We appreciate the freebies upon check-in, a pair of coffee mugs and Ben's cookies. I even bought a box of cookies from the store in Myeongdong.

The best part is, the hotel's location. Very convenient for shopping, and even close to sites to visit, such as N Seoul, cheonggyecheon stream, etc.

Should we plan to be back to Seoul, I'll be staying in this hotel again. :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a week in this hotel. Location was great. Right in the heart of Myeongdong, few minutes walk to the train station. Hotel staff was extremely helpful and the rooms were although small, clean and comfortable.
I will definitely go back and stay if I have the chance! :)

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Metro Hotel

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 474 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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