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May Place Seoul Dongdaemun

179, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03081 South Korea
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Mayfield gathered a lot of operating experiences by being the first local, 5-star hotel. Mayplace was then established after Mayfield, with a competitive edge, to provide the best for its guests. With attractive locations and reliable services, Mayplace Seoul Dongdaemun is dedicated to providing the most comfortable experiences to its guests. Indulge in genuine relaxation at Mayplace Seoul Dongdaemun.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Coffee shop
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Air purifier
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Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

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179, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03081 South Korea
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May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
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Deanosaur89 wrote a review Dec 2023
Edmonton, Canada2248 contributions480 helpful votes
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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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Sat_1412 wrote a review Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia95 contributions58 helpful votes
We had booked for a night's stop over at Seoul. We were so tired after - (a) 9.5 hour flight (b) 2 hour long queue at the immigration and (c) 2 hour journey by Airport train + bus # 162 from Seoul Station. You need to get down at Wonnam-dong intersection. The listing at Agoda said the rooms were "air conditioned". However, when we tried to cool the room down (after a very long & tiring day), the AC didn't seem to work at all. When enquired at the reception, the manager seemed to say (or this is what we understood, to our horror) - (a) AC doesn't work sometimes and (b) we needed to open the windows to get cool air. Didn't want to argue as we were only for a night & we'd be flying away in the morning. Raised a complaint with Agoda at 12:30 AM (around midnight) about this & we checked out in the morning quickly. We dozed off despite the constant traffic noise from the window (guess our tiredness put us to sleep). Some positives - rooms were adequately sized & this place was centrally located (accessible to Dongdaemun market, Gyeongbokgung Palace etc.). Would I stay with them again? Maybe not.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Jenny F wrote a review Jan 2023
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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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MidlandsTraveller wrote a review Sept 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom689 contributions379 helpful votes
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
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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juhyun s wrote a review Sept 2021
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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 Korea2 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Samuel C wrote a review Jan 2020
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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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Response from mayplace2014, 프론트 매니저 at May Place Seoul Dongdaemun
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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Susan wrote a review Dec 2019
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Convenient location close to university road and some other major tourism spots. Polite and helpful staff. Clean environment. Had a pleasant stay and will recommend to friends for a tour visit to seoul.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 23 Dec 2019
"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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CityEnd wrote a review Nov 2019
Montreal, Canada337 contributions135 helpful votes
Comfortable rooms and good location make this hotel a good and quiet place to stay in Seoul. Two metro stations are within 10 minutes walk and the restaurants of Insadong are within 20mins of easy walk. The only caveat is the presence of frequent tour groups which might make elevator access quite a challenge.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Nov 2019
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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Yykikim wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed in a family twin room with its two beds and its size bigger than other rooms. It was clean and comfy as usual. Recommend to those who travel to Seoul and has plan to visit Changgyeong palace or Changdeok palace which are located at walking distance.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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S$103 - S$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South KoreaSeoulIhwa-dong / Jongno-gu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
107
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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.