Astoria Hotel Seoul
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Astoria Hotel Seoul Reviews
Jul 03, 2010
The Astoria Hotel is located near Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway line 3) and is about a five minute walk from the heart of Myeongdong. This is a great shopping district, that offers a variety of delicious western and korean options, and is always packed with young people. Probably my favorite neighborhood in Seoul.
The hotel situation in Seoul is a bit strange. The "5 star" hotels cost anywhere between $120 - $200 a night, but "3 star" accommodations cost about $70 a night. It seems a little steep, especially considering Seoul is not an expensive city. Unfortunately, unless you want to stay in a Love Motel and pay by the hour, your options are limited.
The Astoria Hotel falls in to the 3 star category. It's comfortable enough, and offers decent sized rooms. Its very clean and the hotel staff are pleasant and attentive. Good climate control, which is a necessity considering the harsh climate of Seoul. Not many amenities, and the bed is hard as a rock, but as I said the options for hotels are somewhat limited.
The main reason I chose this hotel is the location. It's located about 100 yards from the Chungmuro station which is on lines 3 and 4. Line 3 is particularly useful as it runs north to south. It makes it easy to get to the areas of Apgujong (South) and Angukdong (North). The location near the subway makes it very easy for cab drivers to find your hotel. Rather than attempting to explain the exact location, you can just say Chungmuro Yeok!
It is also located near a bus stop. This convenient stop can get you to Hannamdong, Sinsadong and Gangnam very easily. Just hop on the 470 or 471 bus lines and you'll head south through the Namsan 1 tunnel.
The hotel also offers free breakfast, but only on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The food is a typical western fare. Eggs, bacon, toast etc...
For anyone traveling to Seoul, that doesn't wish to pay for a top hotel, I think this is a great option!
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Astoria Hotel Seoul Overview
Located within a 20 minute walk to the city centre, the Astoria Hotel Seoul offers comfortable accommodation and is an ideal base for the holiday maker and the business traveller alike. The hotel is conveniently located for sightseeing in Seoul with Myeongdong Cathedral within a 10 minute walk.
For the comfort and safety of guests, the Astoria Hotel Seoul offers non-smoking rooms. The hotel offers a concierge, a business centre and a dry cleaning service. If access is a concern, prospective guests will be pleased to know the hotel provides wheelchair access. The hotel features include a currency exchange, a laundry service and a safe-deposit box.
All rooms feature a private bathroom including a bathrobe and amenities. Rooms offer panoramic views of the mountain and are equipped with a TV, a safe and cable / satellite channels. They include wired internet connectivity and come equipped with air conditioning and complimentary toiletries, a mini bar and a refrigerator.
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