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“Not a good experience !!!”
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Coatel
Ranked #180 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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“Not a good experience !!!”
Reviewed October 16, 2010

There are many alternatives in the area for the same price. I stayed in this hotel for several days and was extremely disappointed from the hotel.

The room had horrible maintenance which included human hair of all kinds, broken closet’s, dirty shower (mold and mildew everywhere) and dust everywhere. If you have allergies – good luck!

The staff is trying their best but are restricted by the management. Examples – if you ask for a blanket – you need to pay! You want to iron a shirt – go to the desk - get an iron for two hours (limited time!). You want coffee in your room? same process as the iron. You want a lobby to sit in? no lobby. You want to use the gym - 9,000 K/Won per visit (6 EURO!) You want WiFi – there is no WiFi! Clean sheets – The sheets are changed only once a week, are stained and torn in several places. Business center - two computers with very dirty keyboards that you don't want to touch. How difficult is it to clean a keyboard once a day?

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

I booked the hotel on Agoda.com based on price and ratings received from Tripadvisor.com. The rate was great and this was the first time I planned a trip to Seoul (before I went with a travel group), so I wasn't familiar with the different areas.

Gangnam is south of the river, and not typically where tourists stay. But we loved the area!!! There were so many restaurants; out of the 4 days we were there, we ate in the area for lunch or dinner at least once a day. The area is also cleaner, with wider streets, then other areas we visited.

The subway stop was 3 blocks away. It's on the #2 line, so often we had to transfer to another line to get to our destination. But it wasn't too hard to do. And trips to major tourist areas were only 20 minutes or so.

The rooms are very spacious and clean. I was anticipating a very hard bed, given experience in Asia, but it was quite comfortable. There's also a kichenette with a fridge. The hotel has a small convenient store in the lobby, so you can buy drinks and store it. The bathroom is basic and clean. Some slight coloring of the tiles along the edges, but nothing to complain about.

Overall, we really liked the area and the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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vancouver
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2 reviews
Reviewed August 10, 2010

After battling a spontaneous rain storm outside of KangNam Station, we hailed a cab to take us to Coatel Chereville. To our surprise, the driver was unaware of its location and was hilariously yelling the name of the hotel into the GPS repeatedly. As his annoyance reached a maximum, we tried our luck with another driver and was at the front lobby of this cute, inexpensive hotel in a matter of minutes.

The doorway greeted us with his & her slippers. Full kitchette said, "cook with me" and the big cozy king bed reached out for a snuggle. To our surprise, there was a little "smoking" nook fit with a chair & table adjacent to the washer. Nook was great for morning coffee sit down while looking out on to the street side.

The hotel was equipped with a decent fitness centre and sauna. Local restaurant & bar were available, but there were so many places to eat in the area, it was hard to choose.

Enjoyed our visit so much that we went back for another weekend :)

Happy Vacationing!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Coatel

Property: Coatel
Address: 11, Gangnam-daero 53-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06626, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #180 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coatel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 365
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Introduction of COATEL COATEL, located in the central part of Korean business area, Teheran Valley, offers the largest scale service for the long-term travelers and businessmen with the best functions of Condominium, Office, Apartment. We offer spacious, environmentally friendly living that protects your privacy with a state-of-the-art security system. And, Business Center offers you the best system of Hewlett-Packard Company business to enhance the best business efficiency. In addition, Enterprise Floor supports the unique policy of companies for overseas partners or staffs. These will certainly provide both office space and residence for you to feel like staying long. Especially a lot of convenient facilities including fitness club will also give you leisure and healthful rest. It is equipped with perfect business environment and infra-structure for your economic stay. Please feel inner resources from the busy life here! Now you will feel sincerity of COATEL nearby. ... more   less 
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