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We stayed for 2 nights. Pretty easy to find. 10min walk from anguk station. The rooms are tiny but very warm welcoming feel because of the heated flooring. The Ajumi uncles on duty both shifts are very polite and helpful though they dun speak much...More
We were greeted by a very nice man, apparently the owner or manager, in good English. I don’t expect to be addressed in English but it is always nice and much easier He is knowledgeable, informative, and friendly. Our rooms were well-kept, stocked with water,...More
Very convenient location, near main tourist spots in Seoul, with subway at the corner, limousine bus from airport route. Kind management, but very simple rooms. If the purpose is to get to know the city and just come back for shower and sleep, it is...More
The price is a steal if you're just looking for a place to crash in after a long and tiring day. Easily accessible by train thru multiple stations nearest of which are jongno3 exit 6 and anguk exit 6. Convenience store at the backside provides...More
This hotel is situated in a convenient locality of Insadong. It's spot is a little hidden for first time visitors but surely would be able to get over it within hours. The 10 storey high building is just standing behind the Ibis Insadong Hotel and...More
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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We were only in Seoul overnight staying at the Hotel Icon but we went to the old palace which is probably less than 200 meters away - back to the Main Street where the buses run. It has scenes in most of the rooms so... More
We were only in Seoul overnight staying at the Hotel Icon but we went to the old palace which is probably less than 200 meters away - back to the Main Street where the buses run. It has scenes in most of the rooms so you can see what it was like in its heyday. There was an temporary? exhibition of the ceremonial robes that were really stunning. Some had been made recently and the woman who made them was on site to answer questions although she spoke little English.
The other place to go which is some 400-500 meters away is the Independence Park. It is full of buildings and plaques on the wall showing Korea's fight for independence against the Japanese. Well worth visiting.
There is a market street some 300metres away which was quite lively at night full of stalls, shops and eateries with a little display area where people were doing Ti Chi or whatever. It was still quite busy even during the day.
The Royal palace is as I recall some 2-3 Kms away.
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