For a clean, safe hotel with a great view, this is a great hotel. The internet in the room is free, but you'll need to connect via an ethernet cable as wifi is only available in the lobby (notes about that later). My local rep has always gathered me at the airport so I've never had to use the public transportation. I have stayed here about 3 times over the years and the room/service has been good and consistent. I've found that the front desk speaks some English, but weren't the most fluent. I've not stayed at any other hotels in the area, so I really don't have anything to compare this hotel.
Breakfast: they provide quite a spread for breakfast, buffet style. I had luke warm scrambled eggs, cold french fries and cold sausages. They also had a number of Korean offerings for breakfast, but I tend to what i know for breakfast. Everything tasted good, but could have been warmer.
Internet: I find it hard to complain about any hotel that offers free internet and wifi. The only issue I had was this evening I wanted to make a FaceTime call on my iPad which requires a wifi connection. So I headed to the lobby and there were no places to sit as many other people had the same idea as myself. So I sat at one of the restaurant tables only to be chased away being told: we're closed. I asked if I could sit there to make a call and they said no. I ended up sitting on the floor near the front door to make my call about 10 feet from the table I tried to use.
I also found the wifi to be unreliable for 'iDevices'. It seems that once you are connected you are good to go, but getting my iPhone to connect was very frustrating. I connected fine in the morning, but when I returned in the evening it wouldn't connect.
Air Conditioner: The HVAC system at the Hotel has two modes: Heat or Cool and the whole building is set to one or the other. So if you happen to travel here between seasons where it isn't quite cool enough for heat, but warm enough for AC and the hotel has changed from Cool to Heat, then you have to rely on the very small window to allow cool air into your room because if you turn on the AC you'll only get heat. This trip isn't so bad, but I've been here in the past where the daytime outside temps were in the 80's F, but in the cool evenings the only option for the A/C was heat as the whole building was set for winter and heat. So I turned off the AC and opened my window and slept on top of the sheets.
Overall it is a nice hotel. My rate was 154000 Won including breakfast. I may look around next time to see what my options are next time to see if I can get wifi in my room or I'll bring my own little router (i.e. Apple Airport Express).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a five-star business hotel located in Gangseo, Seoul, we boast about our view of Han River, Bukhan mountain which unfolded like panorama, world cup stadium that could be seen from entire rooms, and also every room is fully equipped with high speed internet and heating and cooling facility that could be operated for each season. The Best Western Niagara Hotel is loved by many kintex customers, and we provide free shuttle bus service. Also, we are located near Gimpo Airport, Yeoeudo Financial Centre, Shin Chon and Hong-Ik University, etc. The best site for business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Seoul
- Seoul Best Western