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ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
Ranked #69 of 505 Hotels in Seoul
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for four days before our trip back to Canada. We discovered it was the ideal location as surrounded by restaurants, cafe's, shopping and subway system. Very close to all major sites and the concierge is very helpful in guiding you to main sites and offer many brochures on day trips. It was an amazing trip and the rooms were better than I imagined. Interesting toilets!? Thank you Ibis Hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank Rheppner
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JaeKyung_LEE, General Manager at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Rheppner,

Greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong!
On behalf of the management and staff of Ibis Seoul Myeong-dong, we would like to thank you for staying with us.
I’m so glad that you had a great stay at our hotel.
Especially, we would like to deeply thank you for your kind compliments on our staffs; information desk
Your compliments have certainly motivated us to further develop our service of staff for the benefit of valuable guests, such as yourself.
Again, thank you for choosing Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong.
And, we would like to welcome you in the future.

Best regards,

Jae-Kyung Lee
General Manager
Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very centrally located in Myeong-dong, convenient to subway, shopping and dining. The hotel was clean and the staff very courteous. I would rate higher, however, the rooms are in need of some upgrades and are showing their age. Additionally, the wait for an elevator can take a very long time, especially when checking in with a larger group such as the one we were traveling with. The hotel's restaurant is very nice with a terrific European-style breakfast buffet that includes local and Asian dishes as well.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank 5_PA_travelers
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JaeKyung_LEE, General Manager at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear 5_PA_travelers,

Warm greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong!
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ibis Seoul Myeong Dong. It is always a pleasure to read kind compliments.
I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.
Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Jae-Kyung Lee
General Manager
Ibis Seoul Myeong-dong

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank John L
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JaeKyung_LEE, General Manager at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at the Ibis in Myeong-dong for 5 nights on a recent trip to Seoul and found the hotel very well suited to our needs.The room was large, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and all spoke English. They have a great shuttle bus service that can take guests to the major sites for free which was handy, and the location was perfect for us - right in the middle of Myeong-dong. The night markets are a great place to get some delicious street food, or if you're in the mood for a sit-down restaurant meal there are heaps all within a short walk of the hotel. Also really convenient if you're coming straight from the airport is the bus stop directly outside the hotel for the airport bus (route 6015). The only thing to be aware of is that reception for the hotel in up on the 19th floor so you need to go up to check-in. We would definitely recommend the Ibis and would stay there again.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank ShaneAndRobbie
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JaeKyung_LEE, General Manager at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

Dear Mortolini,

Warmest greetings from Ibis Seoul Myeong-dong!
I would like to thank you for staying with us recently.

Your kind comments regarding staffs and service are greatly appreciated to all of our team.
Thank you again for sharing your experience,
and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

With kindest regards,

Jae-Kyung Lee
General Manager
Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great location right in the busy Myeongdong district with plenty of food & shopping nearby, as well as tourist sights within walking distance. The subway is just a minute’s walk from the hotel.

The easiest way to the Ibis hotel from Incheon Airport is to take the limousine bus #6015 (₩10,000 one way). It takes about an hour and bit more from the airport to downtown Seoul (depending on traffic). The hotel is situated right across the Lotte department store.

The room was on the small, but decent side. However, the room was quite dark and gloomy and smelled quite old. Though we had booked a non-smoking room, there was still a distinct odor of old cigarette smoke. We had also asked for a room with a view, but ended up with a view facing the rear of another building. Quite depressing!

All in all: great location, very close to the subway, shops, restaurants, complimentary wifi. Good, basic hotel. But really wouldn’t want to stay here again for more than 2-3 days.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MalM7
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JaeKyung_LEE, General Manager at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2013

Dear MalM7;

Greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong!
First of all, I deeply apologize for the inconvenience you were caused by the unpleasant odor of the room. I fully understand your frustration and your deep concern for the discomfort caused during your stay. I would like to tell that appropriate action has been taken with our room attendants and housekeeping supervisor.

It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you and regain your confidence in the near future.
Thank you for your kind understading in advance.

Sincerely Yours,

Jae-Kyung Lee
General Manager
Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I just completed a 3 night stay at the Ibis Myeong Dong. This is a very convenient hotel in a great location. It is very close the Euljiro 1-ga station, exit 6. Just walk about a block straight out of the station, and the hotel will be on your left. The hotel is actually a little hard to find, since it is set back from the main street and the signs are small, but the overall location is fantastic. There is an airport bus stop right in front for both GMP and ICN, and lots of shopping, restaurants, etc., are nearby. It is also a modest walk to the Anguk tourist sites, or a short subway ride.

The hotel itself is fairly basic. Rooms are reasonable, and the bathrooms are clean but somewhat small. Free Wifi is provided, and connection speeds are excellent. Breakfast is expensive, but there are several cheaper options up and down the street.

Surprisingly, the hotel is pretty expensive, considering that it is a tourist class hotel. I actually was in the JW Marriott in Gangnam the night before for a lower rate! I guess you pay for the location.

Overall, a very good hotel, but not a great value. Having said that, were I to choose to stay in the Myeong Dong area, I would likely look to this hotel first, since all the local hotels are correspondingly expensive as well.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank VivekSub
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JaeKyung_LEE, General Manager at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2013

Dear VivekSub;

Warm Greetings from ibis Seoul Myeong-dong!

We would like to thank you for choosing ibis Seoul Myeong-dong as your accommodation choice during your recent stay in Seoul and for taking the time to share your feeback on trip advisor.
Your kind words have been passed on to our team and this will certainly motivate them to keep up the good work.
We all look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit!

Thank you so much.

Best Regards,

Jae-Kyung Lee
General Manager
Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a budget hotel, you push your own luggage up to your own room. There's a water dispenser on the corridor so that's a plus. The rooms are small but the well cleaned daily. It's in the heart of Myeong-dong. You could walk to Namdaemun - check out the night market & food stalls. We booked the rooms without breakfast, just take a few steps out the hotel & you come face to face with Krispy Kreme, Starbucks and many more breakfast outlets. You shop till you drop and the hotel is just a stone throw away, rest & start again with great restaurants for lunch & dinners. There's a BBQ black pig pork place just around the corner, a few ginseng chicken places & even an Outback - actually 2 outlets on the same street. There are many great shops & there's a Lotte Department store opposite the hotel. The subway is only 5 minutes away from the hotel, the subway shopping is also great. We were there 6 days & it was great. The only downside in this trip was at the Incheon airport. There is a rule that says you can only have 1 spray bottle - perfume or deodorant - in 1 check in luggage. Our friend bought 6 bottles of perfume (presents) but had to leave 5 behind. It was sad, so do be aware of this.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Hazelmenon
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JaeKyung_LEE, General Manager at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

Dear Hazelmenon;

Greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong!
We would like to thank you for staying with us recently!
I’m really pleased that you described details regarding the location of our hotel.
Thank you for choosing Ibis Seoul Myeong-dong.
And, we would like to welcoming you in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Jae-Kyung Lee
General Manager
Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

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Address: 78, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04534, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Seoul
#19 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#36 Business Hotel in Seoul
Price Range: $89 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong 3*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ibis Myeong Dong is located in the heart of the trendiest shopping district in Seoul, with major department stores, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs nearby. The hotel features 280 contemporary style rooms with LCD televisions as well as a restaurant, sauna, gym, business centre, coin operated laundry and parking. Major banks and businesses also have their headquarters in the area and the hotel has two meeting rooms available for up to 40 delegates. ... more   less 
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