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M Chereville Serviced Apartment
Ranked #165 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
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Finland, Espoo
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

M Chereville is a good hotel in a very good place. Reception is unusually in the 5th floor and breakfast room is just next to the reception. Breakfast is not very fantastic, but it will keep hunger away for a few hours. Breakfast includes both western and korean food.
Someone has been claiming previously about cleaning, but from our point of view it was working fine during our stay.
Rooms are very large and in rather good condition. Detergent for washing machine was not found, so we needed to buy a package from nearby 24h store. Steam room is good for cleaning out all city dust. Wireless LAN was found, but it was not good for internet surfing, because connection was lost often.

Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

Overall we were very pleased with the M Chereville in Seoul. The location couldn't have been better. It was near one of the larger universities with literally hundreds of fantastic restaurants lining the streets surounding the hotel. A subway stop is on the corner.

We had a 2 bedroom, 1 bath plus kitchen suite. While not perfect, it suited our purposes perfectly. The beds were comfortable, the shower clean and the kitchen was appropriately equipped. On the negative side, the wallpaper was peeling in areas and the wonderful steam shower leaked so badly the bathroom floor filled with water with each use.

The included breakfast was fantastic. They served American fare (cereals, breads, pastries) as well as a great Japanese spread (soup, salad bar, rice, hard-boiled eggs). Lots of different juices, teas, coffees. Cheap internet access. I think it cost 25 cents for a half hour of use.

The front desk staff was helpful and quite pleasant. Not perfect English, but heh- we weren't in America.

My only real complaint was that the hotel was scheduled to "turn on" the air conditioner until the week after we left. Unfortunately, we experienced a record-breaking heat spell while we were there and basically fried in our room. I think this was a very rare happening due to bad luck on our part.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to a friend...

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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Reviewed April 16, 2009

The Hotel is nice. It is in a nice location. We stayed for just one night on a stop over trip and can’t complain about it. For Seoul the price is very good and you have good access to different sides of the city. The shower was nice, the bed soft and the breakfast very good. More like a flat with a kitchen and a washing and drying machine.
The only complain we had, was that the air-conditioning did not work.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 4, 2008

Initially when I read the terrible reviews of the place I was a bit concerned but in the end, our stay was pretty alright. M Chereville is located in a superb place:

-Near the Gangnam subway station (which had lots of clothing shops)
-With a convenience store opposite
-A pharmacy nearby
-A bustling street nearby where we could purchase street food at night or eat at one of the restaurants
-Relatively near fast food outlets

I stayed with my family of five (in total) and we stayed in the 'two bedroom suite' for a week and a half. Just a word of warning though, don't trust the pictures on the website at all. They are definitely not an accurate representation of the room, but that said, the room wasn't that bad. They were definitely very basic, nothing luxurious of any sort. The internet was pretty fast though, and the TV had a variety of channels (both local and stuff like CNN, AXN)

My family found the facilities there pretty handy - we used the washing machine quite a bit (buy your own soap powder) and boiled plenty of water in the rather small electric kettle (which is also rather noisy), and used the cutlery provided in the room (of course with thorough washing with the provided detergent and sponge) and sometimes cooked instant noodles with the pots.

The maid service came about once every two or three days and changed the bedsheets (the bedsheets weren't 100% clean, with some dubious black spots, but I don't blame them cause if I had white bedsheets I probably wouldn't be able to keep them 100% white either). We didn't have problems with bedbugs. Fresh towels were provided everyday, so that isn't a problem. However the water temperature for the shower kept fluctuating between ice cold and burning hot, so that was annoying cause you had to keep adjusting it.

We stayed there in late november-early december though so it was pretty cold already. Plus, we didn't get any control over the air-conditioning OR the heater so on most days the temperature was pleasant but on two particular days it was pretty warm.

Breakfast was around the same everyday (if not exactly the same) and is only served till 9am from mon-sat and 9.30am on sunday (but they start keeping the food before 9 or 9.30, but that isn't really that big of a problem, just grab what you want) and isn't spectacular but is decent.

-Bread, ham, sausages
-Different types of juice
-Rice, seaweed and etc to make your own sushi/handrolls
-Hard-boiled eggs

We didn't find the service of the hotel staff that bad actually, we found them rather helpful. They speak average english, so communication wasn't difficult. When one of my family members was ill and we asked whether there was a nearby clinic, one of the staff printed out a map for us and gave us directions, (although we ended up going to the nearby pharmacy instead) and they also helped us call a taxi at the end of our stay.

Overall, it was alright for the price (US$130+ per night with two bedrooms + we had to pay 25000won a night for an extra 'bed' cause we had five people - the bed turned out to be just a thin mattress but we didn't mind that much.)

Oh yes, and I agree that the elevators are really slow. No idea why.

I think my family was rather lucky though, to get a room that was average in cleanliness (vs the other reviewers who found it filthy)

This place is great for budget-ish travellers or people unwilling to spend too much money just for a place to sleep in at night. Don't expect too much, though!

  • Liked — Location, Convenience
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
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Property: M Chereville Serviced Apartment
Address: 17, Gangnam-daero 61-gil, Seocho-gu | 6F Milatel Chereville, Seoul 131-631, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #165 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
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Hotel Class:3 star — M Chereville Serviced Apartment 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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