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“Great hotel. Perfect location. GREAT staff.”
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Metro Hotel
Ranked #9 of 518 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was my 4th time staying at Metro Hotel. As a DJ I travel a lot, but always prefer to stay at this hotel whenever I am in Seoul.

Location is great, just in the heart of Myeongdong. Good for shopping and restaurants. Breakfast is included, and the rooms are quite big compared to other places I have stayed in Seoul. Everything is clean and tidy. The best thing about the hotel is the staff. Always very friendly and ready to assist you. For me the free internet is also a big plus!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Airport bus stop to and from incheon airport was just a 5-min. walk to the hotel. When we arrived early at the hotel, they informed us that they don't do early check-ins, thus, we had to leave our luggage in the hotel while we walked around. Leaving the luggage in the hotel was at least free. The staff were friendly and spoke very good english. The room we stayed in was good for 3, and spacious. The hotel is not the cheapest but the price was reasonable. Breakfast was limited but food was good. Location was near the subway, namdaemun market, lotte malls and others. We stayed at the 3rd floor and could hear the noise from the people in the streets though (night markets etc)

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Value for money accommodation which is next to an exit to Euljiro 1-Ga Station and about 5 minutes away from the airport limousine bus stop. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast and this type of service is rarely found in most hotels in Seoul. Even though the hotel is in Myeongdong, the room I had stayed in is relatively quiet.

I had rated the hotel as "Very Good" instead of "Excellent" as It used to offer single rooms but no longer does so since its major renovation. In addition, the room rates have increased accordingly with the new facilities, hence making it a more expensive option for solo travellers now. As such, it makes me more hesitant to book with the hotel for future solo visits to Seoul.

Nevertheless, it is still a suitable accommodation to consider for first-time visitors to Seoul who are travelling with their friends and family. I have recommended the hotel to friends who had gone to Seoul and they loved it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Absolutely loved the location of this hotel. It's right within the shopping district of Myeongdong and have a lot of restaurants and street food all within walking distance. Starbucks and TGI Fridays are just downstairs and California Pizza Kitchen is behind the hotel - not that anyone would need those here, plenty of local food. Lotte Dept Store and Lotte Duty Free are just across the street. Other attractions within walking distance are Insadong, Jogyesa Temple and Cheonggyecheon. Subway station (Euljiro 1-ga) is also behind the hotel. Easy access to/ fro Incheon airport. The hotel is a no-frills hotel with clean rooms and comfortable bed and it's brightly lit too. I find it adequate for my purpose/ budget but one of larger build might find the tiny bathroom challenging.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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5  Thank anggi81
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Seoul is one of my favorite places and staying in as hotel like Metro just added to my fascination with this city. Luckily this hotel is near the train station, fashion boutiques, beauty bars, restaurants etc.
The staff is courteous. My party didn't have a difficult time searching for a taxi to take us around because the staff knew exactly whom to call.
I would love to stay there again for my fourth visit of Seoul.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We booked the family room (2 double beds) for 8 nights and pleasantly surprise with the surprise with the size of the room . Central location but away from the noise. .Surprisingly for the family room located at 2nd floor, it is reasonably quiet . they have washing facilities and a cosy playroom for those under 3.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank Teo S
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was my second stay at the Metro in Myeongdong and I will be back for a third as soon as I return to Seoul.
For me the Metro is a vital oasis of calm and comfort in the heart of downtown Seoul.
It was wonderful to be remembered by the staff and warmly welcomed on my arrival. Communications since booking were excellent and there is an air of calm when dealing with the staff that engenders confidence. Travelling can be a stressful business and not having to worry about the hotel in the knowledge that any changes of plan will be easily dealt with , is a huge bonus.
The location of the hotel is second to none in Seoul , right in the heart of the one of the most popular tourist and shopping areas, and about 20 seconds from Eulchiro il Ga metro station.
My ( recently renovated) queen double room was spacious and luxurious and the whole hotel retains an air of the boutique hotel that has been thoughtfully fitted out. Breakfast is varied and plentiful with a nice changing mix of Asian and western dishes.
As always the staff are an absolute pleasure to meet, from the doormen to the room maids , reception staff and management. I think it is the personal touch that sets the Metro apart as so may reviewers have discovered for themselves.
As Arnie famously said , "I'll be back" ( but with less sinister overtones).

Philip

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank Drumclog186
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Address: 14, Myeongdong 9ga-Gil, Jung-Gu, Seoul 04534, South Korea
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Region: South Korea > Seoul > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 518 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: £60 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Metro Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy, stylish and centrally located, the newly renovated Metro hotel has everything you want for your Seoul trip. With a convenient downtown setting located in Myeongdong, the heart of Seoul, expect most of your destinations within few minutes. This well-kept secret in the center of the city, Metro hotel is the first tourist hotel in Korean history. Since 1960, our hardcore mission always has been the "Guest Satisfaction". ... more   less 
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