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“Small but cosy room. Convenient location.”
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Rian Hotel
Ranked #93 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
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133 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Small but cosy room. Convenient location.”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located. There is a variety of food and coffee within walking distance. A new Go-mart has opened up only a few steps away. Three train stations on different lines are within a short walk away. From the hotel, you can walk to Insadong or City Hall. The service is prompt and efficient. The room is small but good value for the cost. The bed is comfortable. Breakfast is standard but good enough for the price.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Delft, The Netherlands
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168 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I have stayed three night at the end of April at the excellent Rian hotel, located in the center of Seoul, near the newly renewed Cheonggyecheon stream and literally in front of the subway line 6.
You can easily reach for any district of this huge city from there. The hotel is new and the rooms are extremely clean, light and well equipped. I had a superior room with separate shower, bathtub and toilet. The room itself was spotless. The front desk staff are vey helpful and polite. The breakfast, at about 7 euros, is not cheap but of a good quality and served at the top floor.
I have been delighted to stay at the hotel Rian and would recommend it without any reserve.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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4 Thank Herve L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of days. Hotel is clean and new. Staff very helpful and kind. Speaks good english. No problem with commuication. Location of hotel convenient(3mins walk to subway) however hotel is not situated on main road got to walk through alleys. If travelling alone not advisable to go back to hotel too late as the alleys are not brightly lit. If you intend to shop and it gets too late just flag a cab and show cab driver the hotel card and ask him to call hotel for direction. By the way, from Dongdaemun cab fare around 5000KRW. As hotel is new cab drivers cannot locate location on GPS. Generally a good stay. If visiting Seoul I will definitely return to Rian.


Patricia Eng
Singapore

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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222 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Last-minute in Seoul can be tricky, so if you are arriving in Korea without a hotel reservation, you can expect that a decent hotel will cost you much more than you are used to. I've been lucky to find a few good boutique hotels at reasonable prices, but you will have to settle with staying in locations that are a bit off the beaten path.

Pros:
- Rooms are fantastic and well designed.
- Staffs speak English very well.
- Location is close to lots of good things
- Quiet and very clean
- Prices are reasonable, even at the last minute
- Free wifi.
- Lots of foreign language channels on the TV
- Free laptop in the room

Cons:
- Hotel is not very easy to find (not on a main street, but in an alley)
- No separate shower stall in bathroom. Entire bathroom gets wet when you shower.
- Surrounding area is a little bit strange
- Taxi drivers won't find the hotel (but bring a map and they should be helpful)
- Room is a little bit cluttered with too much unnecessary furniture.

Overall, a nice place to explore the city from and good for a layover stay when you are in a pinch and need a place to stay that is well-designed, but not super unreasonably expensive and the fact that the staffs speak English (and I also head Chinese, too) is a very big bonus for a boutique hotel in Seoul.

Note: Check-in/out is 14:00/11:00

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

This is a new hotel opened in Feb 2014... Room size is just fit but I wanna appreciate how amazing of their service... We don't have language barriers since they can speak in Korean, English and Mandarin... Also, I located near exit 14,15 of Jongno(Sam) ga... Just 1 mins walk from the exit... From the airport, u can take airport shuttle 6002 directly to there... Since it is too close to the shopping area (Meyong dong & Dongdaemun), it's realli suitable for anyone who loves to shop... Btw, I'm still staying there and can't wait to share the comment to everyone...

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

A few minutes walk to the subway, through some alleys, hotel is new and clean. There's a business room where you can get some free coffee. Location is very good, lots of cafes and restaurants nearby: Starbucks, MacD, Angel-in-us coffee, Paris Baguette.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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8 Thank AppleMint31
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Property: Rian Hotel
Address: 26, Supyo-ro 18-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03192, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #93 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rian Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly open hotel in the heart of Jongno, South Korea, We are minutes from the most popular destinations like Myeong Dong, Insadong, Cheonggyecheong, history palaces, and much more. Rian Hotel offers a warm, comfortable, clean and excellent service at affordable prices. Here at Rian Hotel, we go above and beyond to meet our guest's needs and everyone is a V.I.P and no exceptions. ... more   less 
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