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Review of Hotel Tong Vivace Dongdaemun

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Hotel Tong Vivace Dongdaemun
Ranked #330 of 468 Hotels in Seoul
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I booked a room online, at the other Hotel Tong in Seoul. Was informed by email that the room was actually not available, but they set me up here instead. Close to Jongno-5 station but kind of tucked away in a side alley, it is quite easy to miss. The area is not fancy but interesting with lots of restaurants and a market across the street.

The hotel itself is comfortable and clean. The staff barely spoke English, but tried to help as best they could.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Stayed in Hotel Tong Vivace Dongdaemun in the month of April 2014. Hotel staffs are all very friendly, and reckon some of the receptionists there are actually Taiwanese. Hence, communicating with them wasn't a big issue for us. The staffs are all very friendly, and had even recommended us 1 of the "must try" dishes whenever you are in Korea -- Chicken wings! If you were to stay in this hotel, simply ask for assistance at the counter and they can actually order the chicken wings and get them delivered to you. Oh mine... those chicken wings are indeed yummy! You really gotta try them! Rooms are pretty small. You bearly have space to spread your huge luggages . The hotel doesn't have lift, hence you need to be prepared to slog your luggage up the stairs. We were lucky to get the rooms on the first level. BUT, the hind side was, you get disturbed with noises whenever there passer-bys walk pass the alley. Its a cosy hotel for non fussy couples are individuals. I, personally find it comfortable and clean. Nothing much to complain about with the amount I pay for the stay. Love its strategic location as it is just mere 5 mins to Dongdaemun shopping area.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Our stay was started off on the wrong foot with directions from the hotel sending us the wrong way after alighting from the airport bus. That aside, when we walked in the correct direction, it took us less than 3 minutes from hotel door to top of the Dongdaemun subway stairway. The room was slightly smaller than expected, barely enough walking space when the luggages are spread open on the floor. But good value for money! I was awakened a few times at night by movements and noise from the street. Maybe it was our close proximity to the back street - we were on the 2nd floor. One word of advice, because there are no lifts/elevators and the stairways are seriously narrow, if you are planning on any major shopping, you have to weigh the pros and cons of requesting a room on a lower floor.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Tong Vivace Dongdaemun
Address: 23, Jong-ro 48-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Ranked #330 of 468 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Tong Vivace Dongdaemun 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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