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DW Design Residence
Ranked #15 of 946 Seoul B&B and Inns
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“Very friendly staff and clean places”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The staff Sue and Daniel were very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to show our appreciation to them and the service of the guesthouse by writing email to them once returning home. It gave us a very comfortable place to stay and we felt that they had been serving the customers with a genuine friendly heart. We would like to give special thanks to Daniel who had bought us two Korean cup noodles when we asked him where we could find it in the guesthouse for our breakfast. He would never let his customers disappointed. All in all, we are very satisfied with the service.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Stayed there for 2 nights and it's hard to complain about anything, though I'll try to. For example in the bathroom the shower is located between sink and toilet while all the area of the bathroom is intended to use for showering; so if you are not accurate, you'll make everything wet. It also means that it is better to use another pair of slippers for bathroom aside from ones in the living room (you'll be provided with these though) and in some situations you'll be changing them pretty often in order to not carry too much water to the room. Other than that there is a lot of good things.
There was a kitchen with a small stove, a freezer with bottles of water, a teapot and a kitchen sink. Initially there were no tea bags but I was provided with them on the reception when I checked in. And of course some ordinary things like fan, TV and air conditioning. Sure, I can ask "where is the microwave, washing machine and a personal helicopter?" but come on. Speaking of washing machine though, you can ask reception for laundry.
You can find PCs on the reception if you need them for some reason, but WiFi works fine in the rooms anyways. If just in case you are afraid of local food, the breakfast had pretty general dishes with toasts, cereal and similar stuff.
Location is not far from Hongik university station which is available using AREX (airport express) and the ordinary subway trains.
Girls at the reception were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and especially I liked how it all looks like, meaning the design of the whole hotel, so such planning of a bathroom doesnt seem out of place :)
Huge thanks for the service!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

sue has been very helpful and kind throughout my stay. This makes me feel at home throughout the stay.

The room is clean, secured and equipped with tv, kitchenette, hairdryer. There is hosuekeeping everyday and fresh towel is provided! So nice!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

It was a pleasure to stay at dw design residence. Sue was totally nice and friendly and a great help to us, helping us with cab booking and even helped us with parcel packing which my friend wanted to post.Breakfast was great as well. Thank you Sue for the nice service and hope to go back again soon!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Our stay at DW Design House was definitely one of the highlights of our recent stay in Korea. The location was perfect, just minutes away from trendy Hongdae, the rooms were neat and clean with everything needed provided, free breakfast was served every morning and the staff really went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and happy. I wouldn't hesitate for an instant in recommending anyone who was planning on staying in Seoul to try out DW Design House. Loved it! Xoxo

  • Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This guesthouse is located in Hongdae area and you can conveniently take the AREX from the airport and it is 10 minutes walk from the metro.

The staff were always smiling and friendly and introduced us to nice places to eat. When we needed help getting to certain attractions, they helped us with directions too.

The rooms were clean and spacious and there is Wifi throughout the guesthouse.

I would definitely stay here again if I'm back in Seoul ^^

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

It's a nice share house .the staff is so helpful ,cheerful,
We can cook the breakfast every morning,and they will provide some eggs,milk,coffee ,bread......
My friend and I really enjoy to staying and recommend to come back again,

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: DW Design Residence
Address: 203-47 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 946 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — DW Design Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The owner of Dwdesign Residence has a story. (DW means Duri which two in Korean)The couple who travelled around the world as one year honeymoon together runs this guest house.DW Design Residence is located at the heart of Hongdae(Hongik university area) which is one of the hottest places in Seoul.Just 5 min walk from the subway line 2(green line).It is just opend Jan,2013 Especailly we have several different category rooms1st floor – there are 8 exclusive full-equipped room, you can have your private space with kitchen,refrigerator,LED TV2nd,3rd floor- we have room hotel style room Double,Triple,Quadruple. We are a couple who really loves travel and had experienced so many guest houses during our 1year-honyemoon trip.The experience leads us to build a nest which gives the warmth to lonely and tired traveller.We know exactly what travellers need.We dreamed about the dreamlike guest house and tried to design reflecting our experence during the travel.We may also offer useful travel information and practical services from our job experience at travel agent.Please make yourself at home. DW Design Residence is the right place to stay and to relax .DW Design Residence wishes to stay at your heart with joyful and unforgettable place ... more   less 
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