May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
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May Place Seoul Dongdaemun

179, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03081 South Korea
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5.0
#24 of 514 hotels in Seoul
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
메이 플레이스 서울 동대문(은)는 서울 추천 숙소입니다. 가성비 우수, 편안하고 편리함까지 갖춘 이곳은 패밀리 한 분위기에 여러분 같은 여행객들에게 꼭 맞는 부대시설을 제공합니다. 메이 플레이스 서울 동대문에서 지내는 동안 방문객들은 동대문 디자인 플라자 (1.4 Km), 청계천(1.4 Km)(와)과 같은 서울의 최고 관광명소를 둘러볼 수 있습니다. 투숙객실은 에어컨, 냉장고(을)를 구비하고 있고, 무료 무선 인터넷으로 인터넷을 마음껏 이용하실 수 있습니다. 메이 플레이스 서울 동대문는 여러분의 시간을 좀 더 편하게 해 줄 24시 프론트 데스크, 컨시어지, 제공합니다. 게다가 올다이닝 레스토랑 제공하고 있으니 언제든지 이용하시기 바랍니다. 새로운 경험을 하고 싶으세요? 서울의 인기 명소이자 호텔(으)로부터 편하게도 도보거리에 위치한 명동 쇼핑 거리(1.9 Km), 경복궁(1.9 Km), 인사동(1.2 Km)(을)를 추천합니다. 메이 플레이스 서울 동대문에서는 여러분의 편리와 만족감이 최우선입니다. 그리고, 여러분의 서울 방문을 환영합니다.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Location

179, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03081 South Korea
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Good for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 89 out of 100
89
Gimpo Intl Airport
11.2 mi
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Incheon Intl Airport
31.4 mi
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Jongno 5-ga
8 minSeoul Metropolitan Subway
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Samuel C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at May Place hotel for several days in a twin bedroom, and I would recommend this hotel to my friends or anyone who is planning to visit Seoul.
This place is located conveniently nearby the palaces of Seoul. It is also a couple bus stops away from Insadong as well. If you are looking to visit palaces in Seoul (yes, there are more than one palace in Seoul) then this is the place to lodge.
Furthermore, with Seoul housing prices going berserk, this hotel offers a clean and luxurious experience for a reasonable price. If you are debating between other hotels nearby, like I did, then go with this one and you wont regret it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from mayplace2014, 프론트 매니저 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 27 Jan 2020
"Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Front Manager Henry Lee"
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Deanosaur89 wrote a review Dec 2023
Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions487 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our room the most and felt that we had a good night's rest here. This is a semi budget friendly hotel that is close to the palace/park areas of Seoul. The room was clean and well appointed with two comfy beds, two good pillows per bed, a chair, cabinets and drawers to store stuff, a big tv, robes and sandals. The bathroom was nice too with good shower pressure and one of those shower valves where you can pick the temperature you want. The toilet flushed quietly and there was plenty of shower space. There are frosted windows in the bathroom which help let in natural day light but if your partner uses it at night you will see the lights come on.

The location was decent but the metro was further than expected. When we booked trip.com showed us that it was 330m from Dongmyo Station but it was actually closest to jongno 5 entrance 2 which was a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. The palace and Hanbok areas are very close to the hotel and there are frequent busses in the area to take you to the major attractions and areas. Nearby the hotel there are many convenience stores but there are limited restaurant options outside of coffee shops.

The breakfast at the hotel was ok. We found there was a good variety but if you went too early (7:30 am) nothing was out yet and if you went later (8:30) everything was limited. The hot items were not as hot as we liked them to be despite the heaters so it might be worth getting early and getting your food when it comes out so it is nice and hot. There were scrambled eggs, fried eggs, marbled cheese the one day, stuff to make salad, an onion soup, mushroom soup, fried rice, a hot vegetable (one day it was potato and the next it was mushrooms), hot dogs, cut up fruit, bread/toaster, cut up muffins, orange juice, coffee and tea. There was enough to get by and there are pricey a la carte options. The restaurant was a little drafty when we went but it was just enough to get us started each day.

The staff at the hotel were friendly and allowed us to store our baggage when we arrived early so we could go out and explore the city. When we actually checked in it was smooth and quick. The elevators are a little tricky at the hotel and you have to pay attention to which elevator is closest to you and press that button. There are two elevators but there are two separate buttons to call them so it is worthwhile looking where the elevators are and choosing accordingly. The hotel also has a coin laundry facility and a meeting area. The lobby is also nicely appointed with furniture and a small drinks shop but being there in December we wouldn't want to hang out there long.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MidlandsTraveller wrote a review Sept 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom686 contributions381 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time I have stayed here. It is pretty convenient for two rail routes into the main station and adjacent to an airport bus route.
Hotel is welcoming with decent rooms and good service. Breakfast is served with a large variety of food to account for cultural tastes. There is no restaurant so plan to go our for dinner.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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nissa83000 wrote a review 14 May
Toulon, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel staff were very friendly and able to make themselves available throughout our 3-week stay. Nothing to say about the cleanliness of the rooms are cleaned every day. We thank Jay for his kindness and availability. We are planning a new stay at the Mayplace as our first experience was excellent and the excellent service offered by the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jenny F wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
1. Value for money. Self service but you wont be needing staff to carry your baggage. Very convenient.
2. Clean facilities (everyday our room is cleaned and towels, water, cups are replaced. No need to inform the staff)
3. English speaking staff at reception, very accommodating too. Asked them to book our airport transfer and i was booked right away.
4. Jongno-gu is a very beautiful place, historical and surrounded by palaces. There are convenience stores nearby and many restaurants too.
5. Rooms are spacious and well heated. Our visit in Korea is the coldest so far.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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juhyun s wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here couple of times for a family visit and visiting friends. The facility is immaculate and pristine. Cant really complain. showers are spacious and they offer towels and cleaning service at scheduled times every day. What I love most about the rooms are lighting and temperature system and the bed as well.

The bed is so comfy

Employees are kind and welcoming.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Lee Henry, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 11 Sept 2021
"Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Front Manager Henry Lee"
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Kyongsoo wrote a review Aug 2021
South Korea1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights in a twin-bed room.
Impressed with the unparalleled hospitality experience and facilities.
The room was very comfy, clean, and well maintained. Also the breakfast was excellent and the staffs were very polite.
Will definitely recommend this hotel to all our friends and hope to stay again at Mayplace when we have chance.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lee Henry, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 7 Aug 2021
Hello Warm greetings from Mayplace Hotel Thank you for your first visit to the hotel. We will continue to strive to provide better service with the support of our customers. I hope to see you soon and have a good day. Thank you. Front Manager Henry Lee
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Ouijdane B wrote a review 14 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is beautiful, the location is nice and the rooms are very comfortable., Staff and in particular jay He was incredible with us thank you all !! There's really nothing to say about the reception of the staff and the hotel
So of course with this incredible experience we are planning to stay at the Mayplace for our second vacation in Korea !!! ( by 움드르르 진구)
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Typhanie P wrote a review 16 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to korea for the first time with my friend and we choose this hotel. We don’t regret our choice ! The localisation is nice, the room was very confortable and clean. The staff is kind especially Jay, a big thank you to him for his help and his available !
For our second trip planned this year, we didn’t hesitate and return to this hotel !
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PeterTville wrote a review Sept 2019
Townsville, Australia14 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were offered complimentary breakfast vouchers which was good because we didn’t know where we could find an early breakfast before heading out for the day.
Breakfast starts at 7am but by the time we got organised after a late arrival it was 8am. There is a basic western breakfast (juice, fruit, tea, coffee, cereal - and eggs which are on the Korean side) and a Korean breakfast with more variety. I would suggest going early as an early rush might consume most of what is on offer until the staff catch up and can bring out more. I preferred the Korean breakfast, my wife preferred the western breakfast but wanted more variety.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a view over the palace grounds.
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Response from mayplace2014, 프론트 매니저 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 22 Sept 2019
Hello Warm greetings from Mayplace Hotel Thank you for your first visit to the hotel. We will continue to strive to provide better service with the support of our customers. I hope to see you soon and have a good day. Thank you. Front Manager Henry Lee
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Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Sorry for the late reply. Each date is different, so if you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail.
Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Hello, this is Mayplace Hotel. Sorry for the late reply. We are deeply sorry that we cannot travel due to the current corona virus, and we hope to see you again soon. If you have a future schedule, please contact us. Thank you.
Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Hello, this is Mayplace Hotel. Sorry for the late reply. We are deeply sorry that we cannot travel due to the current corona virus, and we hope to see you again soon. If you have a future schedule, please contact us. Thank you.
Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Hello, this is Mayplace Hotel. Sorry for the late reply. We are deeply sorry that we cannot travel due to the current corona virus, and we hope to see you again soon. If you have a future schedule, please contact us. Thank you.
PeterTville wrote a tip Sept 2019
Townsville, Australia14 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a view over the palace grounds."
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Arb-aroon L wrote a tip Dec 2018
Bangkok, Thailand99 contributions97 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"higher floor get better view"
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Jennifer I wrote a tip Mar 2018
Tarlac, Philippines52 contributions76 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request for a higher floor"
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Steve M wrote a tip May 2015
Jakarta, Indonesia129 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"request for the nearest room to elevator since they only have 2 elevator for whole building"
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PRICE RANGE
£60 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South KoreaSeoulIhwa-dong / Jongno-gu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Which popular attractions are close to May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Nearby attractions include Changgyeonggung Palace (0.3 miles), Seoul University Hospital Medical Museum (0.2 miles), and Segae Juryu Bakhwajum (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gogung Uia Chim, Popeyes, and Paikscoffee.
Does May Place Seoul Dongdaemun have airport transportation?
Yes, May Place Seoul Dongdaemun offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does May Place Seoul Dongdaemun offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (1.2 miles), Changdeokgung Palace (0.4 miles), and Deoksugung (1.5 miles).
Does May Place Seoul Dongdaemun have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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