May Place Seoul Dongdaemun

May Place Seoul Dongdaemun

179, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03081 South Korea
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

179, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03081 South Korea
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Good for walkers
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Grade: 89 out of 100
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Gimpo Intl Airport
Incheon Intl Airport
50.5 km
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Jongno 5-ga
8 minSeoul Metropolitan Subway
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Samuel C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at May Place hotel for several days in a twin bedroom, and I would recommend this hotel to my friends or anyone who is planning to visit Seoul.
This place is located conveniently nearby the palaces of Seoul. It is also a couple bus stops away from Insadong as well. If you are looking to visit palaces in Seoul (yes, there are more than one palace in Seoul) then this is the place to lodge.
Furthermore, with Seoul housing prices going berserk, this hotel offers a clean and luxurious experience for a reasonable price. If you are debating between other hotels nearby, like I did, then go with this one and you wont regret it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 27 Jan 2020
"Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Front Manager Henry Lee"
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Deanosaur89 wrote a review Dec 2023
Edmonton, Canada7,264 contributions487 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our room the most and felt that we had a good night's rest here. This is a semi budget friendly hotel that is close to the palace/park areas of Seoul. The room was clean and well appointed with two comfy beds, two good pillows per bed, a chair, cabinets and drawers to store stuff, a big tv, robes and sandals. The bathroom was nice too with good shower pressure and one of those shower valves where you can pick the temperature you want. The toilet flushed quietly and there was plenty of shower space. There are frosted windows in the bathroom which help let in natural day light but if your partner uses it at night you will see the lights come on.

The location was decent but the metro was further than expected. When we booked trip.com showed us that it was 330m from Dongmyo Station but it was actually closest to jongno 5 entrance 2 which was a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. The palace and Hanbok areas are very close to the hotel and there are frequent busses in the area to take you to the major attractions and areas. Nearby the hotel there are many convenience stores but there are limited restaurant options outside of coffee shops.

The breakfast at the hotel was ok. We found there was a good variety but if you went too early (7:30 am) nothing was out yet and if you went later (8:30) everything was limited. The hot items were not as hot as we liked them to be despite the heaters so it might be worth getting early and getting your food when it comes out so it is nice and hot. There were scrambled eggs, fried eggs, marbled cheese the one day, stuff to make salad, an onion soup, mushroom soup, fried rice, a hot vegetable (one day it was potato and the next it was mushrooms), hot dogs, cut up fruit, bread/toaster, cut up muffins, orange juice, coffee and tea. There was enough to get by and there are pricey a la carte options. The restaurant was a little drafty when we went but it was just enough to get us started each day.

The staff at the hotel were friendly and allowed us to store our baggage when we arrived early so we could go out and explore the city. When we actually checked in it was smooth and quick. The elevators are a little tricky at the hotel and you have to pay attention to which elevator is closest to you and press that button. There are two elevators but there are two separate buttons to call them so it is worthwhile looking where the elevators are and choosing accordingly. The hotel also has a coin laundry facility and a meeting area. The lobby is also nicely appointed with furniture and a small drinks shop but being there in December we wouldn't want to hang out there long.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MidlandsTraveller wrote a review Sept 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom686 contributions381 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time I have stayed here. It is pretty convenient for two rail routes into the main station and adjacent to an airport bus route.
Hotel is welcoming with decent rooms and good service. Breakfast is served with a large variety of food to account for cultural tastes. There is no restaurant so plan to go our for dinner.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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skiclubtraveller wrote a review 7 Jun
Melbourne, Australia420 contributions99 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We came here on a tour. The worst breakfast in any hotel we have ever stayed. Every morning breakfast was cold, cold scrambled eggs, cold bacon,dumplings the bayne marie was never switched on. One day they ran out of bread, service was slow to refill food, even with the limited selection. The coffee machine took minutes to produce a basic coffee. So people we always queing.
The beds were lumpy and hard on he hips. We asked for extra padding / blanket to place under the bottom sheet, no was the answer, company policy??
The shower over the bath was hopeless. The bath was smaller than the base so water ran around the outside rim of the bath and over the lip of the base and cascaded into a drain under the bath, go figure, there were also no hooks or towel rails, so the first night our towels were soaked when we rested them on the end of the bath.
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Date of stay: May 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mayplace Hotel, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 1 week ago
Warm hearted greetings from Mayplace Hotell!! Thank you for taking your time to give us the feedback from your staying experience at Mayplace Hotel. We do sincerely apologized that it was happened to you and it affects to your experience. Definitely Your review have been shared with all the staff members of the hotel then our team will again to provide the best quality of service.
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Meander03460998690 wrote a review May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first time in Seoul and I’m glad that I booked your hotel!
Everythink was perfect and Mr. Jay from reception was awesome! He helped me with all what I need and gave me lot of great ideas to visit Or how to make my stay more easy.
Next time I will stay in THIS hotel for a 100%
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mayplace Hotel, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 3 weeks ago
Warm hearted greetings from Mayplace Hotell!! First of all, we are grateful for your stay at our hotel and would like to thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review. It is a great pleasure to know that you were highly satisfied with our hotel. Your positive comments have been shared with all the staff members of the hotel in order to maintain and upgrade our overall standards. Lastly, once again thank you very much for your stay at Mayplace Hotel and I will be more than happy to see you again soon in the near future.
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nissa83000 wrote a review May 2024
Toulon, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel staff were very friendly and able to make themselves available throughout our 3-week stay. Nothing to say about the cleanliness of the rooms are cleaned every day. We thank Jay for his kindness and availability. We are planning a new stay at the Mayplace as our first experience was excellent and the excellent service offered by the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mayplace Hotel, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for using our hotel. Thank you very much for your comfort during your stay. All of our hotel staff will continue to work hard to become a better hotel. Thank you again.
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Jenny F wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
1. Value for money. Self service but you wont be needing staff to carry your baggage. Very convenient.
2. Clean facilities (everyday our room is cleaned and towels, water, cups are replaced. No need to inform the staff)
3. English speaking staff at reception, very accommodating too. Asked them to book our airport transfer and i was booked right away.
4. Jongno-gu is a very beautiful place, historical and surrounded by palaces. There are convenience stores nearby and many restaurants too.
5. Rooms are spacious and well heated. Our visit in Korea is the coldest so far.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ron v wrote a review 1 Jun
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We Stayed here for 2 days.The Breakfast is the worst we have eaten any where in our travels all over the world.
Everything is stone cold and rationed. Come on who runs out of sliced bread? A coffee machine that is that slow 🐌. Bayne Marie's are switched off when food is supposed to be hot.
Beds are hard and if you ask for some padding you are told it is against policy?
Take a shower and the water cascades onto the floor, meaning you have to clean the floor with your towels. No towel rails fitted any where in the bathroom.
Hotel is located in a good location.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mayplace Hotel, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 1 week ago
Warm hearted greetings from Mayplace Hotell!! Thank you for taking your time to give us the feedback from your staying experience at Mayplace Hotel. We do sincerely apologized that it was happened to you and it affects to your experience. Definitely Your review have been shared with all the staff members of the hotel then our team will again to provide the best quality of service.
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juhyun s wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here couple of times for a family visit and visiting friends. The facility is immaculate and pristine. Cant really complain. showers are spacious and they offer towels and cleaning service at scheduled times every day. What I love most about the rooms are lighting and temperature system and the bed as well.

The bed is so comfy

Employees are kind and welcoming.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Lee Henry, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 11 Sept 2021
"Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Front Manager Henry Lee"
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Kyongsoo wrote a review Aug 2021
South Korea1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights in a twin-bed room.
Impressed with the unparalleled hospitality experience and facilities.
The room was very comfy, clean, and well maintained. Also the breakfast was excellent and the staffs were very polite.
Will definitely recommend this hotel to all our friends and hope to stay again at Mayplace when we have chance.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lee Henry, 게스트 서비스/프런트 오피스 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Responded 7 Aug 2021
Hello Warm greetings from Mayplace Hotel Thank you for your first visit to the hotel. We will continue to strive to provide better service with the support of our customers. I hope to see you soon and have a good day. Thank you. Front Manager Henry Lee
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Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Sorry for the late reply. Each date is different, so if you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail.
Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Hello, this is Mayplace Hotel. Sorry for the late reply. We are deeply sorry that we cannot travel due to the current corona virus, and we hope to see you again soon. If you have a future schedule, please contact us. Thank you.
Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Hello, this is Mayplace Hotel. Sorry for the late reply. We are deeply sorry that we cannot travel due to the current corona virus, and we hope to see you again soon. If you have a future schedule, please contact us. Thank you.
Answer from Mayplace Hotel
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions
Hello, this is Mayplace Hotel. Sorry for the late reply. We are deeply sorry that we cannot travel due to the current corona virus, and we hope to see you again soon. If you have a future schedule, please contact us. Thank you.
A K N wrote a tip 2 Jun
Chennai (Madras), India25 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"rush to breakfast in the morning at 7 am lack of space will put you off lift also one needs to time it"
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PeterTville wrote a tip Sept 2019
Townsville, Australia14 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a view over the palace grounds."
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Arb-aroon L wrote a tip Dec 2018
Bangkok, Thailand99 contributions97 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"higher floor get better view"
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Jennifer I wrote a tip Mar 2018
Tarlac, Philippines52 contributions76 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request for a higher floor"
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Steve M wrote a tip May 2015
Jakarta, Indonesia129 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"request for the nearest room to elevator since they only have 2 elevator for whole building"
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PRICE RANGE
RM 363 - RM 514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South KoreaSeoulIhwa-dong / Jongno-gu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
Which popular attractions are close to May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Nearby attractions include Changgyeonggung Palace (0.5 km), Seoul University Hospital Medical Museum (0.3 km), and Segae Juryu Bakhwajum (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gogung Uia Chim, Popeyes, and Paikscoffee.
Does May Place Seoul Dongdaemun have airport transportation?
Yes, May Place Seoul Dongdaemun offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does May Place Seoul Dongdaemun offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to May Place Seoul Dongdaemun?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (1.9 km), Changdeokgung Palace (0.7 km), and Deoksugung (2.4 km).
Does May Place Seoul Dongdaemun have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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