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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights. Consider the price, room is big, floor warm system, WiFi speed is fast, they even provided free breakfast for any customer. You can have coffee in lobby all day. Location is good, close to subway station, walking distance to access many shops and restaurants. Staff is helpful. Cons: the eupipment on room are aged, some plugs... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had to stay there for my work then computer in my room was not working . The staff did not do anything and just told me that the computer in that room is broken ..they did not even try to move me to other room or apologize. Terrible experience .Wonder why they did not fix the computer before they... More 

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

When i decide to stay at this hotel i just not really excited how the hotel look outside . But when i came inside the hotel has a good interior and the room such a good room . The atmosphere in this hotel really good . The room clean and the amenities so perfect . And i really like the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

The hotel is located in the heart of Gangnam. And on the same street with Ritz Carlton. In a walking distance from a few metro stations, which makes the location very convenient. The closest metro station is Eonju (Line 9 - exit 8) - literally 2 minutes walk. The service in the hotel was a bit odd at times. I... More 

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Thank Marina M
Magdeburg
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66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We have stayed at the California Hotel a few times and with advance booking promotions that are frequently available it's good value. Rooms may not be perfect and a bit aged, but well equipped, with good Wi-Fi, sufficient parking and bathtubs plus showers in all rooms. There are quite a few restaurants within just a few steps walking distance, including... More 

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Thank Daniel K
Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Not the cleanest. Not sure when the room was last checked as some of it was dusty. But it suited our purposes as a place to sleep after to checking out Club NB. The bed was very comfortable. Could have done with some proper lighting, but it seems to be normal as I've seen in another hotel. The male receptionist... More 

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Thank Fae_Fiona-Rose
Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I stayed here twice in April on a work visit. My South Korean hosts picked the hotel. It is conveniently located to the bus station across the street so that might have been the prime motivation for this location. The hotel was clean but small by American standards (typical of hotels at this price range in the region). My tub... More 

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Thank mongus
Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I came here visiting Korea with a friend. I was a little worried at first that it was far from the subway but it wasn't too bad (maybe 10 mins from Sinnonhyeon Station). It was also in a safe neighborhood (which was good because we were all girls) and on the main road. There was also plenty of night life... More 

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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Booked the room through booking.com for a cheap price. Overall it was quite ok and clean, there was a desktop in room which could be quite useful. Not close to subway or near any commercial center. No restaurant or fitness center in the hotel, and there wasn't anything that I should complain about.

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Manila, Philippines
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23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2012 via mobile

It was our first trip to Seoul Korea and we had joined a budget tour. We had earlier been told by friends that seoul was an expensive city to live in and that their hotels had small rooms so we were not expecting much. The guide told us that we were getting an upgrade and that our room would be... More 

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Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
If you thought business and fun couldn’t mix, look no further than urban Gangnam and the nearby neighborhoods. On the surface, Gangnam comes off as a strictly business district with a plethora of high-rise office buildings jutting into the sky and the steady streams of office workers bustling about. But interlaced within are a string of shops, restaurants, bars, and other spots for entertainment. If Myeongdong is the generic meet-up and hangout spot north of the Han River, Gangnam is its answer for those on the south side. As evening comes, Gangnam comes alive with its countless neon lights attracting hordes of office workers, friends, and couples for food, drinks, perhaps a bit of singing at a noraebang, and more drinks. And the smattering of clubs around also draws plenty of folks looking to unwind and show off their moves on the dance floor. On weekends, the crowds gets bigger, the energy buzzes to a seemingly nonstop high, and Gangnam makes it clear why so many call Seoul the city that never sleeps.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about California Hotel

Address: 164, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06125, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
Price Range: RM228 - RM317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — California Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Note that environmental controls can be controlled by the remote control. Took a bit to figure that out but was nice to control the A/C and fans remotely.”
 of 5 bubbles mongus, 5 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Take the offer from Hotel a cup of free coffee and 1 piece of muffin for breakfast, of course you have to help yourself.”
 of 5 bubbles francisLee, 26 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Try to find a room that faces the street so you don't get stuck with a window that gives you a view of a building or parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles Ritzcee, 9 Nov 2011 | Read review
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