Main issue was that my room was not ready when I arrived at1600hrs. I was asked to wait for 1 hour whilst the room was cleaned. I sent an email of complaint to the manager but have received no response. Considering check in is from 1400hrs this is very poor.
Otherwise the hotel was pleasant and comfortable although the rooms are very plain.
It's main attraction is that is in a nice area 'Insadong' convenient for the metro 200m and is central to the Palace district for sight seeing.
On balance I would use this hotel again.
Good hotel -- Wonderful location (right across the street from Changdok Palace), and one of the most comfortable beds I slept in during my 3 weeks in Korea. Good variety of pillows! Didn't have time to try out the extra-cost breakfast (western or Korean style). My only complaint was the view: My window looked out on only the walls of the building next door -- but that made for a darker room in the morning. Had I stayed longer than 2 nights, I would have liked a small desk. But overall, a great hotel for a short stay.
Location was great! Many restaurants very close. Convenience stores also. At first (late at night after the plane ride- the neighborhood seemed sketchy- but after a good nights sleep- it was for sure a safe neighborhood. Even at night). Large police station less than a block away. Easy walk to the subway station (jongno 5). Staff had limited English- but no problems. Rooms were clean and safe. AC was appreciated! This hotel seems to have majority Korean guests. We were the only foreigners the whole time- which I loved. I was glad to have saved money on the hotel because I mostly was out enjoying Seoul the whole time. Gwangjang Market is also very close.
The room was fine. Good beds, good range of TV channels and a god quality bathroom. The hotel is in need of a redecoration in places but it is by no means old fashioned. The rooms all feature strong WiFi and modern HDTV too. The reception also holds luggage before checkin and after check out. For free. The location is great too. The city centre is only about 15 minutes walk. The metro is less than 10.
The staff there are wonderful and very helpful! I am definitely staying there again! Highly recommend to everyone! Perfect location! Closed to shops, restaurant and train station. Would b great if there is fridge in the room, as the sharing fridge is always full.