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“Nice, but far from the sights of Seoul”
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The-K Hotel Seoul
Ranked #221 of 500 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed 25 June 2010

The staff were very friendly and helpful, desk clerks spoke English well, bellmen always made sure taxi drivers knew where you wanted to go. Hotel also provides a shuttle bus every 20 minutes (prime time and less often non-prime time) to/from the Yang-jae subway stop. But it took me 3 days to find out where the return pick-up location was -- it is hard to describe and one really has to be shown in person.

Taxis are reasonably priced but traffic is often heavy so the cost of the same trip can vary widely. Some taxis flagged down near Yang-jae subway couldn't take us to the hotel, which was legitimately outside their "zone" of operation. It is best to take the subway to/from Yang-jae for the fastest trip because it avoids vehicle traffic slowdowns, then from there take taxi or shuttle to/from the hotel. From the airport take the Express bus to Yang-jae, then taxi to the hotel.

Our very comfortable and clean room was a "Western suite" with king bed, larger than a normal "twin", and had plenty of space for a twin bed to be added if you want 2 beds. Beds are hard. Ask for more pillows if you want them. Shampoo and conditioner are mini-bar items for which you pay. Bathroom lighting is poor for shaving or makeup.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 December 2009

My family of four traveled to Seoul from 12/20 - 12/27. I made last minute hotel reservations - my limited choices were: 2 rooms in a downtown hotel for about $200/night each, or this hotel, about 35 minutes by subway for $100. We choose this one to save a lot of money. There is a free shuttle nearby the Yangjae subway. Or a $3 taxi to the hotel. It is a hotel used by locals for banquets and tour groups. As we were in S Korea, only a couple of desk clerks spoke english, but it was sufficient. We were surprised at $2 shampoo, etc but found the same items for less in the hotel drug store on the first floor. The room was clean and warm, the beds comfortable. Tight squeeze with the extra roll away (add'l $20). But we all fit. They rate themselves as 3 1/2 stars, I'd give them 3 stars. Yangjae is line 3, which takes you directly to downtown in 35 minutes.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 December 2009

I had the misfortune of staying that the Seoul MunJwa Koekwan Hotel. I only learned later than this hotel is susidized by the government and does not attempt to be competitive on any level with other private hotels in the city.
I stay one night (thankfully). The description for the hotel says city center, but it's far from the city center, actually in a remote part of the Southern business district quite out of the way from anything in Seoul. You have to take a taxi and pronouncing this place will be a challenge.

Secondly, the service was horrendous, They charge for everything, fitness center, internet, and most room amenities like bags of coffee or tea or even shampoo other hotels provide for free for convenience. I ask the hotel staff why there is no hotel, and they (two front desk person and the manager standing behind him) told me it was against the law, which I found very strange since my many hotel stays at other Seoul hotels provide Shampoo and conditioner. But he said, I could purchase the illegal shampoo at a price by dialing for housekeeping. Very put off by this runaround.
Then The front desk people put me on a floor full of young teenagers that kept talking and walking around the halls until 6am. I was told it was the only room, although later I found out also they did actually have rooms. The walls are super thin, and I could hear the rumble of someone snoring in the room behind my bed and teenagers talking loudly all night.
When I left, it was a long trek to get to the main part of town. This is definitely not a place for those who want a good impression of Korea. The service staff are rude, unknowledgeable, unhelpful, and their English is poor. No concierge and no doorman hospitality anywhere.
I noticed most people there were local Koreans for the concerts held there. This hotel translated means culture, meeting hotel and it appears that it is largely used for social functions for locals..

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled on business
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Address: 70, Baumoe-ro 12-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #221 of 500 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range: £54 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The-K Hotel Seoul 4*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The-K Hotel Seoul is a 105,000 square meter deluxe hotel with 252 rooms, banquet hall, convention center, wedding hall, and art hall, offering a cenvenient and comfortable location in the city the everyone can enjoy. We are located at th heart of Gangnam, Seoul about 70minutes(80km) from Incheon International Airport,surrounded by shops and various entertaninment attractions. You can also enjoy the peace and beauty of the nature at the nearby Yangjae citizen's Forest and Mt. Umyeon, which is alongside Yangjaecheon(stream) ... more   less 
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