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“Spacious and well-equipped apartment”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Provista Hotel

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Provista Hotel
Ranked #221 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Singapore
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183 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Spacious and well-equipped apartment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

My daughter and I stayed 2 nights at the Provista in the apartment-style room and was greatly pleased with the spaciousness and the provision of a stove where we could cook our morning breakfast of noodles, and a washing-machine. A booklet with instructions on how to operate these were provided, but we had to look for the knob that turned the gas on, and some guesswork on hte washing machine but both turned out fine in the end.
The location is great, too, 3 minutes to the Seoul National University metro station where you can go to all the central parts of town, and a short taxi ride to the Express Bus Terminal. Restaurants are available in the area, there's a very good one opposite the hotel serving bulgogi barbecue and galbi tang.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Shibuya, Japan
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

I have stayed at the Provista Hotel many times. I return for its convenient location and affordable rates. Over the course of several years, I had noticed that the property was not being well maintained and I thought that neglect might be undoing of this fine hotel. HOWEVER, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the property has been restored and the furniture in the rooms has been replaced. The Provista Hotel & Residence is certainly worth re-visiting.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2010

Situated in Gangnam, a two block walk from the Gyodae Station. Airport Terminal buses nearby that take you to and from the airport. The popular Gangnam Station is only a short ride on the train, 20 minute walk or a 2 minute cab ride. The hotel sits on top of an Outback Restaurant (which we never went to), we ordered delivery from the bunshik across the street since we were lazy to get out of bed in the mornings. You won't ever have to look for a coffee shop since it is literally surrounded by 5. It is a bit far if you want to go to all the tourist locations, but the location is good if you want to rest in an area where you won't have to deal with the hustle of people in Seoul. Most cab drivers wouldn't know it by name though so make sure you pick up a business card at the reception. The rooms are equipped with a kitchenette and washer/dryer and a loft, that I'm assuming is for drinking. The beds aren't exactly comfortable, but manageable. Rooms are equipped with Internet and cable television. The size of the room is generous compared with other hotels I've been to in Seoul, but the price is a tad more. I believe I paid around 95 USD per night for 2 weeks.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

We wanted to attend an exhibition in Seoul and since it was a last minute call we were confused, as all the economical hotels nearby the venue were either booked or they were highly priced.

After searching on tripadvisor, we found this Hotel called PROVISTA.

When we looked at the price, we thought we are going to compromise alot..

But things were really different when we checked in on 24th June 2010. The location was just 3-4 kms from Venue, very centrally located. Bus stop at 5 mins walk, metro station at an equal walk. Departmental stores every 10mins.

Stayed there for 4nights and enjoyed my stay. I would recommend this hotel completely.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Thank jrsheth
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Iran
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78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2010

It is kind of old hotel. rooms are pretty dirty with old television. The location is not good. There is only a subay and a supermarket. hotel's rate is reasonable comparing with other hotels in seoul. I couldn't find any mall or restaurant near the hotel.
But it has kitchen and some dirty and old dishes for preparing simple food.
The toilet and bathroom is dirty and small. The toilet paper was very dirty with a layer of dust on it.
There wasn't any facility like ironing and ironing board or hairdryer.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Awesome_Coral
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2010

Upon entering the room there was old strong smell of cigarette smoke,the cleaning lady came and sprayed one time that did not remove the smell of someone had been smoking for days in this place. The room had not been cleaned in awhile you could wipe off the table and get a collection of dirt on your cloth. There was mildew stain on the wall, the lamp and a collection of dust on it. The bed linens had black stains on them, this room was old and outdated easily to recognize by the old decor. After contacting the front-desk we were told that someone had stayed in the room a long period of time. Why not close this room for being used as a guest-room. Is not suitable for guest.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2010

Spent ten days here in March 2009 and was very happy with that stay. Came here again in December 2009 for another ten days and was truly disappointed.

Highlights:
+ great gym in the basement
+ handy location in Gangnam with loads of restaurants just behind the hotel
+ a two minute walk to the subway station (Seoul National University of Education) intersecting the green and the orange line
+ brutally effective floor heating, much needed in the freezing Seoul winter
+ spacious rooms
+ free in-room broadband access.

Lowlights:
- frequent noise and disturbance from room neighbours, hallway etc pretty much ruining your sleep every night
- cold bathroom
- completely incomprehensive and complicated wash machine (only Korean text)
- broadband slow at times
- non-smoking rooms with plenty of smoke scent...

If it weren't for the sleep quality the 100 USD per night would be good value for money, but now I'm not sure what to make of this.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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Thank LeMonstre
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Additional Information about Provista Hotel

Property: Provista Hotel
Address: 338, Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06632, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #221 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Provista Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Compare to the other hotels, the all rooms are designed to a duplex room, it provides 14.5 m2 of more effective space for the guest, and it is to fit not only businessmen, but also long staying guest or family. Each room is provides with washing machine & cooking facilities, up-to-date local area network and business desk enabling your convenience and comfortable. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Provista Hotel And Residence
Provista Hotel Seoul
Provista Hotel Residence

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