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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Date: 19 - 21 May 2012 Room: Double bed with private bathroom If you're accustomed to the shoddy hotels of Europe, the Saerim Hotels will give you no bad surprises. Yes, space in the rooms is rather limited. Yes, the bathroom is a wet room. Yes, the wallpaper is peeling off in places (which, considering their dated garish prints, MAY...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2012

it may not look inviting, and inside may look even scary, but it is definitely a gem. its location to all that is convenient like shops, places to eat, metro stations and airport limousine is one major advantage. sure the rooms are small and old, but that is part of its character. for the affordable price you get a huge...

2Thank grillinandchillin
Odessa, Texas
Reviewed 15 January 2012

The neighborhood is surrounded by art galleries, antique stores and tea shops. A lot of overpriced tourist traps. A great crash pad for night owls who only have a night or two in Seoul. No amenities and the front desk clerk speaks no English.

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Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2011

I had a great stay at the Saerim Hotel. It is in the perfect location in the middle of Insa-dong, a very lively area of Seoul. There are quite a lot of tourists around but that it because of it's perfect close location to all the sights in Seoul. Anguk station is just around the corner from the hotel and...

1Thank suzy777
Reviewed 25 July 2011

It is not a 5* hotel so do not expect too much. But for me it has everything that i need. 1. A lovely attached toilet and bath 2. A good and comfy bed 3. Water!! Extra things that will make you enjoy the stay 1. A huge TV 2. Robes/Towels/toiletries 3. Umbrellas (borrowed for free) 4. Late night check-in...

6Thank dozedragon
Reviewed 11 July 2011

The hotel is located right in the middle of the Insadong pedestrian area with lots of nice shopping. Several major palaces, museums and sights are within walking distance, as are two subway stops and the very cheap and convenient airport limo bus to/from Incheon airport. The rooms are very cramped and worn. They did not have non-smoking rooms, so both...

2Thank JerseyInShanghai
Reviewed 23 August 2010

The main advantage of this hotel is the location, it's right in a small alley off Insadong, which is the pedestrian street of Seoul full of small shop, cafe and restaurant. The rooms are very small, not particularly new, but clean and good enough for the price. And the staff is efficient and friendly.

1Thank anto1ne
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2009

First of all - the location. The hotel is located in probably one of the best areas. About 15min walk to two palaces and 35 min walk to town square and city centre hotel (don't ask me to check the names...it's been 2 months since I got back) The rooms are simple but crazy at the same time. There is...

1Thank Srubka
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

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Reviewed 5 August 2009

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Staying in Insadong

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Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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Address: 37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Price Range: $55 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saerim Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Avoid 1st floor due to lobby noise, not that there is much but there are a few rooms right there.”
1dancing_fool, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No shower curtain. Shared toiletries if you forgot yours. Bring earplugs.”
FlyingMommy2013, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There is construction work taking place on the left hand side of the hotel (as you face the hotel from the street) but it wasn't a major problem. Ask for a room on the opposte side!”
GJCS, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“I'm not sure if all rooms are equipped with a computer, so it might be worth confirming beforehand as it really comes in handy. There is wifi there, but it's very weak/slow to the point that it's basically useless (at least in my room on the 2nd floor), but the hotel room computer's internet was fast. Also before you unpack all of your things, check that the other stuff is working. If it isn't, they'll let you change rooms.”
bluesky95, 8 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Level 4 has computer in room because hotel wifi doesnt work”
CathB507, 5 Jul 2012 | Read review
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