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“Old and tired Hotel”
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Hotel Vision
Ranked #269 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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“Old and tired Hotel”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

The only good thing is the location of the hotel is not too far away from Metro Station and the male receptionist can speak a little bit English.....which is not common in Korea.
However the impression given during our stay was: This is a very old and tired hotel that you won't be interest to go back again. The entrance was old, the elevator was very old, carpet is extremely tired, guest room furniture are old, some of them are broken, mattress was in bad condition, the lighting in bathroom is very dark.

Hate to write a bad review like this but frankly I would tell all my friend & family to stay away from it.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Vision hotel is just a short walk away from the subway station Wangsimni exit 2.

There’s also an airport transfer service nearby, but that you would have to lug your luggage across 3 busy, uneven roads. And you have to tackle the front steps of the hotel too.
I’m sure quite there are hotels who have airport transfer service just outside their hotel around Seoul.
Note: Airport charges by TAXI is about 70,000 won with peak hour traffic.

There are loads of BBQ meat shops behind the hotel. No problem in finding late night food.
I also saw many dodgy motels (I’m guessing they are lovers hotels?) in that area too, so kids might not be suitable there.

There were no porters, and their counter staff wasn’t too friendly.
The staff introduced us a BBQ meat place on our 1st night, saying it was good and cheap, and they always dined there.
Turns out to be the most expensive shop around. We had found better BBQ meat places on our subsequent nights there.

Therefore if you don’t speak Korean, good to come prepared with your homework done ! Best of luck !

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

10 min walk from Wangsimni station, hotel location is pretty good.
There are some restaurants around, but maybe it's better to visit Wangsimni station for more selections.
Price was amazing (with discount on agoda). For cheap motel price, we got decent real hotel room with good WiFi, which was pretty fast.

I will definitely come back if they have another discount.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Despite the close proximity to Wangsimni station, there is quite a lot of stairs to overcome before reaching the hotel, hence it is not recommended for backpackers. The facilities is average. However, the breakfast is really not nice, and it is quite expensive, ard 10 USD for a western breakfast. The porter is not very friendly, and the internet connection is quite unstable. There is also no air-con during our period of stay, and the bathroom lights keep switching off by themselves periodically.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

We came to Seoul on a travel tour, so the hotel was included in the package. A van took us from the airport to the hotel, so I wouldn't know how hard it is to find on your own (although it does seem a bit complicated as the driver had trouble finding it the first time). The room was small, but clean. Front desk staff didn't speak much English, so we had to be creative in asking questions. There's also a small dining area within the hotel.We had a free breakfast coupon there....the portion was a bit small (compared to what you are used to getting in North America). We were fine with it, but you're used to eating bigger portions, then you might want to go out elsewhere to get food. Overall, it's a good value for the price you pay per night.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Vision

Property: Hotel Vision
Address: 277, Gosanja-Ro, Seongdong-Gu, Seoul 04709, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #269 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vision 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in downtown Seoul, Hotel Vision offers easy access to the bustling Gangnam and Gangbuk areas and is fit for both tourism and business purposes. All the great shopping destinations, such as Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, Myeong-dong, and Gangnam, and the biggest herb market, Gyeongdong Market, are within thirty minutes' reach. Affordable price and great service will make your stay more enjoyable. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vision Hotel Seoul
Best Western Seoul

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