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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Sindang Subway Station (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Gimpo Airport (19.5 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Clean and new", "Comfy bed", "Good location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Dongdaemun Market (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Doota Mall (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Dongdaemun Shopping Complex (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)
  • Shilla Duty Free (1.7 Km / 21 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Rio Motel

823, hwanghak-dong, jung-gu, Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea (Show on map)

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Features of Rio Motel

Hotel Facilities

  • elevator
  • room service


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

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Hotel Description
Offering quality accommodations in the shopping, sightseeing, restaurants district of Seoul, Rio Mot...see more Offering quality accommodations in the shopping, sightseeing, restaurants district of Seoul, Rio Motel is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Myogaksa Temple, Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park, Migliore Dongdaemun.

Rio Motel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. A selection of top-class facilities such as Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park, room service, elevator can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, fan. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Rio Motel is an excellent choice for your stay in Seoul.
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vanessa W. Couples
Singapore, June 03, 2014
good location

location clean cheap
stayed in this hotel for 7 days! clean room, good service, good location! will stay in this hotel again!
Corinne F. Couples
Singapore, June 04, 2014
Close to station

close to station, minimalist, free popcorn and drinks!
was pretty good, nothing much to complain about. only prob is that the staff were having prob communicating with us in English.
Jade L. Groups
Singapore, May 12, 2014

Free water, wifi, comfortable
Michelle H. Couples
Singapore, October 02, 2014
location not good

cute room
it was ok, but location was bad and no food around
King L. Couples
China, April 20, 2014
Not too bad

Nice room keeper, provide free noodle, popcorn & drink, helpful staff
Not too bad, but room is a little bit small. It's not easy to find.
Winnie G. Couples
Singapore, April 21, 2014
small room and quiet surrounding

near to dongdaemum 10mins by taxi, traditional market within walking distance and checkin and checkout is fast
We stayed 4 nights in this hotel. The room is very small. If you have large lugguges do not choose this hotel. There is no place for you to open it. Although the staff is very nice to upgrade our room but the room is still quite small where i can only open up 1 lugguge. The surrounding was very quiet at night only a few restaurant around. But the place is near a traditional market so you get a taste of the local food. Subway is 5mins away. But there is no shuttle bus to airport so the nearest bus station located at dongdaemum. Like what others commented there is free popcorn, water and cup noodles at the counter. The staff there do not know english. But they try their best to help you when you need help.
Jonathan M. Solo travelers
United States of America, May 10, 2014
Decent motel without the sleeze.

It's near the subway station, it was pretty clean for the most part, and the wifi although public, was working fine most of the time.
If you can't speak Korean you might have a little bit of a hard time. Although I am part Korean my Korean isn't that good but good enough to communicate to the front desk. This was a nice place to stay since I was looking more for just a place to sleep than a place to spend time in and relax. The wifi for me was strong. You don't need a password since it's the public network "iptime". I don't think Rio has their own wifi. You get unlimited bottled water, popcorn, juices, and other drinks. The room I got had heated floors so it would get pretty hot that I had to open the window and even turn on the air conditioning. Since this is more like an upscale love motel than an actual hotel, they won't automatically clean your room everyday. You have to tell them. One of the staff members can speak a little English. The younger guy couldn't for some reason. I saw a lady but didn't really talk to her so I don't know about her English skills. I sprained my ankle walking to the start line for the Seoul Marathon on one of those uneven brick sidewalks. I decided to run the whole 42km/26 miles anyways and my ankle swelled up real big. I could barely walk when I got to my room. I called downstairs and asked the staff member in Korean if he could get me ice. He did and was very nice. If I needed to stay long and needed to save money again, I would go back to this place. If you are bad in reading maps you might have a hard time finding the place, but it's pretty simple. You get off exit 2 in Sindang Station. Walk straight ahead right out of the exit stairs. Keep walking till you see this big building on the left with a 7-11. Across the street from it is another 7-11. You turn left on that street and you will see 22 chicken on the left and a hotel. There's a fork road. You take the left one and you see the Rio Motel sign down the street.
Lin W. Business travelers
Taiwan, December 08, 2013
A bit upset during this stay

Location, free wifi, free coffee
We were upset during this stay. the computer was not functioning. Hope that they will improve as we always stay at this hotel when we work at seoul.
Lin W. Business travelers
Taiwan, November 03, 2013
Nice as usual

Location, free wifi, free coffee
Although the room we stayed this time is smaller the one we stayed in the past, it's still comfortable.
Lin W. Business travelers
Taiwan, October 04, 2013
As good as usual

Free wifi, PC in room, free unlimited bottled water
As good as usual, it's the forth time staying in this hotel, and will be continue staying here whenever I visit Seoul.

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