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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Pros and Cons of Doulos Hotel

Let's start with Cons that's not really a deal breaker.
Coming from the airport via train and subway is a bit of a haul but by no means a painful task especially if you only have one luggage. Use apple map or google map whichever one works once you get out of Jongro-3-ga exit 15. Once you see how close you are to everything you wanna see in Seoul then this will quickly turn into a Pros.

We booked the standard bed for my daughter and I. The room is small compared to a Marriott but as long as you are organized this won't be an issue. We slowly racked up a lot of goodies we bought and never once we felt like we can't move around the room. Still book the Deluxe rooms. It was sold out when I booked so I got this room and it was a bargain!

Breakfast is served from 7:00 to10:00. I wish they vary some of the food choices daily but overall it was very decent. You are given vouchers for your entire stay and you drop in a clear box by the door of the breakfast floor ( B2) Croissants, some puffy round bread that's my total favorite, cream soup, salad, boiled egg, dumplings, rice, seaweed soup, mini dessert square cakes, 2 kinds of cereals, orange juice, milk, and hot beverage ---all self-serve. The ahjumma that is in charge is nice.

For the total Pros:

Did I say you're near a lot of things? Especially once you learn Line 1 subway then you can go and connect wherever.

We have them make up our room daily. Totally awesome. They give 2 water bottles daily and everything we used in the bathroom toiletries. Which includes: comb, cotton, shower cap, toothbrush/toothpaste, lotion, toner, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body soap gel. Anything you use gets replaced -no skimping on the toiletries in this hotel. Even some nice resorts I've been in don't replace things daily so this was a surprise to me.

There is a laundry room when you don't wanna pack stinky clothes you wore during the trip. It costs 3x 500 won to wash.

There is a 7-11 store outside the hotel for whatever you need at anytime of the day/night and totally safe.

The front desk staff are all very nice and visible never once did we feel that coming and going in this hotel was unsafe.

Hurry and book Doulos Hotel now!

Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
Thank jenlikestotravelNj
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

We stayed here for 4 nights. The desk staff were polite, and our room was clean and practical, if a little compact. Amenities were limited. The breakfast (which we didn't realise was included in the already very decent price) was lovely with a great choice of Korean and Western options.

The hotel is in a great location: on one side is a major subway station, and on the other side within walking distance is pretty Cheonggyecheon stream and Myeongdong, the shopping district (which does great street food).

One criticism is that it's quite hard to find; exit Jongno 3 ga station via Exit 15 to avoid wandering around in completely the wrong area!

Overall very pleased with the value for money of this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank alex-and-yau
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

My husband, brother and sister-in-law, and I were very impressed by this hotel. It is super clean and within walking distance of two palaces, the metro line, and Insadong (a popular shopping area). The continental breakfast is delicious and offers western and Korean food options. We could not ask for a more comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank lisahM6284PO
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

The hotel itself located not on a frequented street, but everything is just a couple of steps away. And this makes the place very calm and quiet. Okay, it doesn't have a unique view, just some surrounding grey buildings.
I really can't tell too much about the place. The reason is, that it is nothing special, just everything was fine. The room was a bit small, but clean, just like the whole place. Breakfast was also good. The staff was really kind and helpful every time we asked something. First we had some troubles with the wifi but after a system restart the receptionist solved it. The only thing what you should know, if you would like to order a cab at the reception, they order only the black VIP taxi - this is a bit more expensive than the normal one.

  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled on business
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3  Thank davidabraham
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

We stay four days in Doulos during December 2016 winter and it was such a comfortable stay. The location is so accessible, close to subway station exit 15 of Jongno-3. Room is clean and well maintained; room temperature is centralized. Hotel staffs are approachable, they always greet us. Breakfast is buffet. They serves the same menu everyday but superb.

Overall, we had a great stay. We recommend this hotel and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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Thank maryafss
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