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“Good location, Average rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Seoul Residence

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Seoul Residence
Ranked #226 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good location, Average rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights on a work trip with a group. The hotel is in a good location in Gangnam with easy access to the metro line (only a 3 minute walk). The surrounding streets are full of coffee shops (like most of Seoul) and a variety of restaurants. There is also a convenience store right outside the front door of the hotel.

The hotel itself is quite tired - the lobby has zero character - just an open area with a front desk. The hallways themselves are really dirty and a bit smelly (perhaps because people are smoking in the stairwell...). After walking down the hall, I was nervous to see what the rooms would be like, but luckily they were clean and rather spacious - although lacking any charm. There was hot water but the pressure in the mornings was a little weak.

Breakfast was pretty good, although the space is really crowded so get down there early!

Would stay again if I was traveling for work with a group, otherwise I would look for something a little bit more "fresh."

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed here 1 night, arranged by tour group. Did not have chance to see the surrounding but room & corridor itself is very much like Japanese apartments. Hotel reception & coffee house (breakfast) area is really tight when it's crowded. We had a twin room. Though its very compact, it comes well-equipped and there is floor heating as well. Room is very white and gives a very clean feeling, definitely a good stay if on a budget.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We had a great time staying at Seoul Residence - not only this is far more affordable than hotels - but also because service is reasonable, rooms are like small apartments, and location was very convenient to us. We had meetings in COEX - either we can take a train - just one stop down from Sellong station is Samsung station where CoEx is there, else one can walk too - 20 minutes walk by the watch! seriously. was very convenient walking - except one evening when it was drizzling but still we managed to walk back!

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great - fully equipped kitchen - with utensils, microwave oven, grill, two burner stove, dish washing area, etc... refrigerator, deep freezer; washing machine; very comfortable sofa area, dining area (good enough for two); work desk is very good; and well lit; and good bed, very good airconditioning with heated floors!; bathroom is good too - and house-keeping is good as well. The breakfast is okay - with some western and some Korean choices - so we were happy - except that I craved for coffee - so either one can get coffee or tea from convenience store right outside the reception (open 24 hours) or go to coffee shop hardly 30 seconds walk from hotel!

Will surely stay here next time too.

HOW TO REACH: Either take a bus from Incheon Airport to Renaissance Hotel - and walk towards Sellong Station (hardly 5-10 min walk) and hotel is BEHIND Mr Pizza or Paris baguette... the sign board is not very visible so be careful not to miss it! Taxis often miss this hotel despite GPS!

Room Tip: go for higher floors perhaps?
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Vladivostok, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

First took the taxi from Seoul Station and he couldn't find it by his GPS))) It showed the wrong sidestreet so tried to find this residence just in adjacent lane during 10 minutes. There is no sign and nobody knows it when you ask)) But it's really close to Seolleung Station just go down to the main street Teheran-ro and turn right, it will be exit # 4. Next station is Samsung where is COEX.
Yes this is not hotel, this is residence. So you will see locals who rent rooms and staying long period.
Even if you can't find place to eat just near the residence try to cross Teheran-ro and there are lot of small restaurants on the backstreet.
Room was small for 3 of us but clean and fresh. Aircon was on the right wall just above the bed, didn't like it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

So it's not an actual hotel, so don't expect that level of service. It has adequate house keeping, including toilet paper and the rooms are kept clean. The air conditioning filters are indeed dusty. But keep in mind this is a place where people usually stay for longer terms.

The beds are firm, mostly because they seem to be the wrong way around: soft on the inside yet hard on the outside. For comfort you'd need a soft top...

My stay here was a little weird as I had an acute medical problem and needed medical care. After some language problems with the front desk the property manager came and acted as my guardian arranging an ambulance and treatment in hospital. He stayed with me to translate and arrange medical care as he definitely felt responsible for his guests, so it seems. Not from being kind, but out of responsibility. Suits me fine, cause what is service? It might just be the difference between getting what you want and getting what you need...if you want hotel service, go stay in a hotel. You'll pay a lot more...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is the worst hotel that I visited in seoul. in My previous vists i stayed in diffrent hotels with kitchen like vabien but seoul residence is worst hotel. Do not go there. You have very better/good service residence is there near yekosam station that is Dormy Inn service residence.

Do not opt for this hotel at all.

Room Tip: NO. don't choose this at all
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

One week stay with my mom & daughter. So convenient, the train station is just round the corner. There are so many cafes, shops, laundrette and mini supermarket is in the building.
Taxi fare around 7000 Won to Itaewon for Halal food - off peak period...like in the evening.

It is like your own home with kitchenette and washing machine. Free Wired internet. The staff speak English and they were OK.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Seoul Residence
Address: 708-16 Yeoksam-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-080, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
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Ranked #226 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seoul Residence 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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