My wife and I stayed 7 nights while visiting our son. He lives in Sinchon and this is very convenient to his apartment with just a short (5 mins) taxi ride. Below the hotel you can access the subway and there are several restaurants and two coffee shops. Taxis are always available right outside the hotel. There are many restaurants within walking distance and the front desk was helpful finding what we wanted. We went to Babeans Coffee Shop under the hotel every day and enjoyed it a lot.
The staff were all very polite and accommodating, including front desk, restaurant, housekeeping and security.
Our room had one queen bed, a desk and chair, and a small sitting area. The room is small compared to most US hotels but perfectly adequate as long as you don't plan to spend a lot of time there. However, the bathroom was very roomy. Since we stayed 7 nights it was nice to have plenty of counter and shelf space in the bathroom and there is a large shower/bath area.
One problem we had is the room being way too warm. A common theme we notice with Seoul in the winter time is that it's freezing outside with snow and wind but way too hot inside for our liking. Even with a 5 minute taxi ride my wife and I would be opening the back windows with 28F temperatures. The hotel windows can only be opened by staff and we requested they open them and provide a fan. Even with sub-freezing temperatures and a fan we never got the room as cool as we wanted and the central A/C is shut off during the winter. Unfortunately the window ended up being closed the last couple days and by the time we returned to the room we just wanted to sleep and didn't want to wait for someone to come to the room. The days we did ask they were very happy to open the windows once we had our Korean daughter-in-law explain in Korean.
We ate in the restaurant a few mornings for the breakfast buffet and it was good.
A very positive attribute of this hotel is free wifi in the rooms for as many devices as needed (we had 5) and plenty of power receptacles in the room.
I am glad to have found this hotel and will likely stay next time I visit Seoul!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lotte City Hotel Seoul Mapo is a room-specific premium business hotel for both business customers and tourists at home and abroad. It has an advantage of using very convenient public transportations including an airport railroad and subway, and has an easy access to downtown Seoul and tourist attractions within the city. In particular, it is located with 10 minute``s drive by car away from the financing and business district Yeouido and the Seoul Station and very close to Seoul`s major universities like Yeonsei University, Seogang University, Ewha Woman's University and Hongik University. You can enjoy yourself with rest at leisure and successful business by virtue of our differentiated service and newest facilities as good as any five star hotels including business conference rooms, a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. ... more less
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