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“Small but comfortable (6 days stay)”
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GV Residence
Ranked #126 of 570 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Small but comfortable (6 days stay)”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Room: We had the twin room, so it was rather small. Our toilet was a bit cramped for our liking. But overall, the room and toilet was clean. Towels are changed daily. The bed is comfortable for sleep. We actually like coming back after a day of activities. Fridge and boiler are provided too. You have to leave your shoes at the door as part of respecting the Korean culture of not wearing shoes in the house (my Malay culture practice this too).

Service: Awesome service. Upon our request, they helped us with booking of jumbo taxi to Nami Island and to the airport at a reasonable price. Their willingness to help is greatly appreciated! Breakfast is pleasant. (I had toasted bread with butter/jam and scrambled egg, and cereal with milk) There are Korean dished served too.

Location: The only downside is the steep hill to the hotel but other than that, it has an excellent location. Subway stations, restaurants, main road, (pricey) souvenir shops, cafes are all within walking distance! Excellente!

Will definitely return to GV Residence if I come back to Seoul!

Room Tip: Twin room at the basement level seems to be bigger.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Sasebo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at GV Residence when President Obama was visiting Seoul. There were no available rooms at the US military lodge. The positives about this hotel were that it was clean and it has a fantastic location! It is in Itaewon, right behind Vatos. Plus it is walking distance to Yongsan Army post. The negative is that it is tiny with a Korean-style shower. Westerners aren't used to the shower in the middle of the bathroom where everything gets wet. If you just plan to sleep and that is all, it is a great location for eating, shopping, and getting drinks. Itaewon is the "international" area of Seoul. Also, others have complained about the steep hill, yet all of this area is hilly much like San Francisco.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Booked GV Residence for a week. Had the room with kitchen and washer/dryer. Excellent location but on a hilly slope so not so conducive for elderly travellers. Place is clean and well-maintained. No lifts so be prepared to carry your luggage. Reception is welcoming and courteous. Breakfast is good and has a medium spread of choice. Location-wise good. 10 mins walk to nearest subway. Near to a lot of halal restaurants and 20 min walk to the mosque. Lots of bargain shops and souvenir shops along the streets. Buses to airport and attractions along Itaewon.

Room Tip: Good for Muslim or long-term stay.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had booked to stay at the GV Residence for 7 nights of our 18 day stay in Korea and ended up by staying there for the whole trip. It was convenient to every thing we wanted subway, shopping, places to eat supermarket, money machine for international cards. We found it easy to get around Seoul from here. There was a bit of a hill up to the hotel , I'm in my sixties and found it no problem. Room rates were good staff were excellent breakfast good. Washing machine in the room was a real bonus. Our son lives in seoul so we will back there and the GV Residence will be our first choice for accommodation.

Room Tip: Room on the reception floor as there is no lift. Staff helped with luggage
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2013

I visited Seoul in Mar 2013; it was a last minute visit and I managed to book my one week stay with this hotel via Booking.com. The property is located in Itaewon (the area with lots of Halal food); just 5minutes walk away from the subway and 2minutes walk to the supermarket.

The rooms are equipped with kitchenette, washing machine, microwave, rice cooker and heater facilities. This is way more than I expected! Besides the great room, the staffs are all amazing; extremely helpful, caring and speaks good english.

The only downside is that the property is located on a small hill, and there isn't any elevators to bring you up to your room, but fret not! The staffs are more than happy to help you out with your baggage.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: GV Residence
Address: 14-4, Itaewon-ro 15-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04351, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Itaewon
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Ranked #126 of 570 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GV Residence 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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