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Benikea Hotel Acacia
Ranked #319 of 506 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I stayed in the Hotel Acacia for 3 nights with friends. We had two rooms connected.

The location of this hotel is good, around 5 mins walk to MTR station. Walking to Dongdaemun is also around 5-10 mins.

There is an currency exchange shop in the hotel and the exchange rate is good. As a tourist, it is convenient to get local currency easily with reasonable price.

There are some convenient stores around this hotel where you can get food and drinks. Along the walk to MTR station, there is a local food market for fruit, dried seafood, herbs, ginseng. The price is incredibly reasonable (even lower than in supermarket). Check them out is a must!

The room is clean and big, though we didn't have the desktop computer. However, there is wifi service and it is stable.

The bathroom is a little bit dark and it is better to intall a lighting in the bath tub area. The light will be automatically turned off after some time of turn-on.

We didn't have breakfast in this hotel, thus we cannot write any review.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed in Double Deluxe room for 2 nights in this hotel in Apr 2013. The room style does not match with the photos shown in the website. The room is small with street view. The lobby looks like a 3-star hotel, receptionist is not friendly. However, the location is convenient. You can take airbus directly from the airport to this hotel nearby.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Stay in the deluxe garden terrace room for 4 nights. Room was pretty small but fortunately this room come with a big terrace that enable us to put our luggages and shopping stuffs. Hotel is about 10 mins walk to Dong Da Men shopping belt which close @ 2 to 3am, good for those who like shopping. There is a underground tunnel just outside the hotel that link to the train station, this help to shield us from snow,rain,wind and scorching sun.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank rainmanSingapore
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Located in the middle of the road between Dongdaemun Market & Mingdong where you will find easy transport between these two famous shopping areas.
There’s a limousine route from the airport which stop right at the corner where the hotel is. Despite the room is quite small but however the convenient transportation and room rate added up its overall C/P.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank FatbirdAlex
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

I try to be more direct on my comment so that travelers are easiler to understand:
Bad points:
There are a lot of hardwares stores near the hotel, you feel like that you were in the wrong place in the begining.
Our room door is opening outside therefore you have to make sure that you are not blocking other people passage.
The mini fridge was smell badly, we were not using it at all.
The light switch,TV and air condition are all in one remote control. It took a while to learn how to use it.
The toilet, bath and shower are occupied one third of the room. It doesn't make a lot of sense.
WiFi is very weak in the room and the computer is not fast enough for 2012.
The shower gel & shampoo are not so good quality seem to be watery.
Air condtion are not quiet and seem to be on a funny location.
I was not asked if I wanted a smoking room but offered one!
Good points:
The bed is large and comfortable, we often get a good night sleep.
TV offer quite new movies in a few channels, good.
If you can walk 10-30 minutes, this hotel location is perfect to go a lot of locations.
The staffs are very helpful in terms of translation from Korean to English.
I don't think that I will be back to this hotel but the staffs are great overall.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank wiseguy1282005
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

The location of the hotel is fine, it is located between the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Metro station and the Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Metro station, you have to walk about 10 min to the former one and about 5 min to the latter one. Since the Dongdaemun shopping area is close to the former station, it would be quite harsh for you to walk back to the hotel if you have bought a lot of things from the shopping area.

We have a terrace twin room this time which could accomodate 3 people. The room is spacious. There is a double bed and a single bed, a sofa and a small side table. There is also a about 100 sq. feet space next door with a large window where you can enjoy the view of the Seoul Tower. (But I can't think of the purpose of this room)

There is no door to the washroom. Inside the washroom, there are 2 glass partitions separating the toilet and shower area. Outside the partitions are 2 washing basins and a bath, but again, no door/ partition separating the bath and the basins. (I think not everyone can accept having a bath while there is another person using the washing basin just besides you?)

Anyway, the room is clean and functional, the water pressure is enough and the hotel water supply is steady.

A plus point is there is a desktop inside the room with internet access. However, the desktop is quite slow and easy to "hang". I found that many software installed by other travellers are still there, which may be the reason why the desktop runs slowly and this makes me worry if the computer is infected by virus. There are also WIFI access in the room but is very very slow, I could hardly upload a photo from my IPhone to FB!

Anyway, the staff are helpful.

Well, not really recommend this hotel as it is quite expensive. While there are plenty of hotels near the area, you should have better choices with this budget.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SnoopyCHAN
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

we stayed here for 5 days and its ok. frat impression was-rooms were cute cool and very hi! they got cool designs. we got two rooms and both looks awesome! they got big lcd tvs, in one room wven up to 60inches! after i was impressed i finally noticed some flaws- the electric sockets didnt match pur plugs so we have to borrow and deposit 10k won for each adapter. no closet!!! no division in cr on one of r rooms, just frosted glass door. beds are kinda hard though it looks comfortable..and. illows are to stuffed and hard i got a stiff neck afterwards!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank ligtatty
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Address: 360, Dongho-ro, Seoul 04561, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #319 of 506 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: £40 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Benikea Hotel Acacia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Benikea Hotel Acacia consists of 134 guest rooms, various banquet halls that can sit up to 700 people, and a luxurious wedding hall. The hotel is devoted to satisfying customers with high-quality service and advanced facilities. ... more   less 
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