We stayed here for a week in July while completing the adoption of our son. We rented a three-bedroom suite. It was spacious, clean and the kitchen was well-appointed with dishes, pots, pans, silverware and a toaster and microwave. The unit had a small washer/dryer, which was nice. Word of caution: the drying function rarely left our clothes bone dry. But the unit included a convenient drying rack to finish the job. Beds were a bit stiff, as they seem to be in Korea. The furniture was comfortable, attractive and utilitarian and the bathrooms were clean and modern, including separate western-style enclosed stall showers. There were televisions in the main living area and the larger of the three bedrooms offering a variety of U.S. Austrailian, European, Korean and Arabic programming. The room showed a few signs of wear, and the bathroom had a slight musky smell, but overall it was a very nice, comfortable place to stay. The hotel's Insadong neighborhood is a great location, full of galleries and stores on nearby Insadong street and short walk to most of the major subway lines and the city's largest palace. The hotel has a nice pool, welcoming lobby and a small padded kids playroom that we got a lot of use out of. It offers a good buffet breakfast each morning with lots of variety, including fresh fruit, breakfast entrees and cereal and pastries. Its a bit pricey though at about $20 U.S. There are a variety of coffee bars nearby including The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on the backside of the hotel. There are also plenty of local food and western fast food and pizza outlets nearby. What really made our stay was the front desk staff. They were terrific, facilitating our various forays into the city with advice, directions and helpful cards we could use to communicate with cab drivers. The desk staff and concierge spoke excellent English and were friendly and accommodating at all hours.
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- Also Known As:
- Fraser Suites Seoul Hotel Seoul
- Fraser Hotel Seoul
- Seoul Fraser Hotel