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Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is a lovely hotel. It's in a great location (right next to Gwanghwamun Square, Gyeongbok Palace, and more), the rooms are clean and quickly prepared, the staff are friendly and helpful (and speak English), and the morning breakfast has a great selection. Definitely recommended."
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8.4

Excellent

4456 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 156
Somerset Palace Seoul
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"The facilities in general are rather old, but it's the largest room in Seoul for the price, and it's a resident type full option, so it's good to cook. Above all, it is very accessible to tourists because it is just around the corner of Gwanghwamun, Bukchon, Jogye Temple, and Insa-dong."
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8.4

Excellent

697 reviews

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"Staffs tried their best to make our stay comfortable. We left the hotel for airport on 3 Oct. Unfortunately, one million protest was held. Streets near Four Seasons packed with protestants. The car which we arranged for going to the airport could not get into the hotel as well. Valet packing staffs looked for different solutions and finally managed to send us to the airport. Special thanks to Leo, he was the one who helped us that day. "
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9.3

Exceptional

471 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 506
Sohyeondang Hanok Guesthouse
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"The owner was lovely. Lets me check in really early. The place was very homely and they serve an authentic Korean breakfast"
7.5

Very good

37 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 123
Soo Song Guesthouse
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"Soo Song is great place to stay. It is conveniently located and it is clean. They give you fresh towels and bottled water everyday. The best part about this place is the staff. They are incredibly friendly and helpful. They will go out of their way. I needed a knife to cut some fruit and the manager gave me his own to use. When I needed directions to the nearest subway station, one of the morning staff actually walked us to the station. The night manager (이재현/ Timothy Lee) was especially helpful. Ordered take out dinner for us and eventually ordered airport ride for us as well. When you are traveling and feeling out of your element, nothing means more than people who are willing to go out of their way to get you oriented. The location is also great. Nearest subway station is only about 7 minute walk. If I were to return to Seoul, I would definitely stay at Soo Song again. "
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9.1

Exceptional

232 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 74
Sophia Hanok Guesthouse
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"We arrived late in the evening and Sophia came out to greet us and made us feel very welcome. we had 2 rooms between 3 of us, very simply furnished with futons and Koren cabinets. The rooms were clean and air conditioned. The mechanism for securing a Hanok room is a bit tricky if you are in a hurry, but we got the hang of it after 3 nights! The rooms are set around a small courtyard which is cool and peaceful, apart from a 5 am awakening from the cats caterwauling but that could happen anywhere! We shared a small bathroom with one other guest, again very simple just a loo and a hand held shower so you leave behind the luxuries of hotel life here. Breakfast is prepared in the homely kitchen, I think Sophia and her mother have tried to Wetsernise the breakfast as we had mushroom soup that tasted like Campbell's, hard boiled eggs and toast and jam, with fresh apple slices and tomatoes. All fine when you are hungry but a slightly odd East meets west combination. The nice thing is sharing the kitchen table with other guests. The location is fantastic, if you are tired of the heat and busyness of Seoul, stay here in Bukchon Hanok vilage. walking through it in the evening is like therapy, cicadas singing, no traffic noise, trees, houses and small shops and some of the best cafes we have encountered. And in walking distance of the main palaces, the Museum of Modern Art and subway station only 7 minutes walk and the Airport Limousine stop is very close to Anguk subway station. I highly recommend Sophia's to anyone who is willing to forgoe the trappings of modern travel and just live simply for a few days."
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8.4

Excellent

209 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 130
Gongsimga Hanok Guesthouse
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"Location was in Bukchon and it was close to Gwanghwamun Gate, Gyeongbok Palace and Insadong. In the evening, the neighborhood was quiet and I slept well ~ next time I will come with my family when I have a chance ^^"
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9.2

Exceptional

33 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 79
Side Hanok Guesthouse
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"I stayed at the Side Hanok Guesthouse for three nights in December 2016. The room itself was clean and just as shown on the pictures. The internet and floor heating worked well. There were a few minor problems. The bathroom is inconvenient to use and not very clean, it constantly smells like urine. In addition, the ceiling of the Hanok was unstable, and bits of rubble and paint kept falling on the floor, on the bed, and on my personal items every day. What disqualifies the Side Hanok Guesthouse is the shocking treatment of a guard dog at the property's courtyard. This very friendly animal is tied on a short leash outside, day and night, regardless of the weather and air temperature. The owners pay almost no attention to him and rarely even clean up the excrements around the yard. I asked the employees about this problem and was told that this was the owner's wish. It is a heartbreaking view and for this single reason I would strongly advise any travelers with a sense of compassion to stay away from Side Hanok Guesthouse. 저는 2016년 12월에 사이드 한옥 게스트 하우스에서 3일간 머물렀습니다. 방은 깨끗했고 사진에서 보던 것과 같았습니다. 인터넷과 난방도 잘 되었습니다. 하지만 몇 가지 조그만 문제점들이 있었습니다. 화장실이 사용하기 불편하고 깨끗하지 않아서, 소변 냄새가 계속 났습니다. 그리고 천장이 잘 마무리 되어 있지 않아 먼지 덩어리와 페인트가 바닥, 침대, 그리고 제 개인 용품들에 매일 떨어졌습니다. 그리고 가장 실망스러웠던 점은 마당에 있었던 주인집 반려견에 대한 충격적인 태도였습니다. 매우 착했던 이 친구는 밤과 낮으로, 날씨나 바깥 온도와는 상관 없이 짧은 줄로 바깥에 매여있었습니다. 주인은 반려견을 거의 돌보지 않아서, 마당에 있는 배설물도 잘 치우지 않았습니다. 직원 분들에게 여쭈어 보았더니 주인이 이렇게 하기를 원한다고 하셨습니다. 이 모습은 보기에 굉장이 마음이 아팠고, 따라서 이러한 상황에 조금이라도 공감하시는 여행자 분들은 사이드 한옥 게스트 하우스를 꼭 피하시기 바랍니다."
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7.8

Very good

30 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 102
Bukchon Sosunjae Hanok Guesthouse
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"We booked this hanok because of it’s lovation and private bathroom. .. both did not disappoint. The location is great, right up a lane with a craft beer bar and cute restaurants and boutiques. Walkable to Insadong, The hanok village, and the metro. The bathroom was new and very clean. We couldn’t access our room when we arrived early but the staff were super friendly to tell what we needed to know. We were upgraded to a bigger room, which was a nice plus. I’m glad we decided to stay in a traditional hanok for the experience and I would recommend you do so for at least one night! "
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8

Excellent

286 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 127
NagNe House (Boutique Hanok)
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"NagNe house is a boutique hotel so its a modern version of the traditional Hanoks in Korea. I really loved everything about this place, the location is perfect; very near a lot of restaurants and even the most famous ginseng chicken restaurant in the nation, its about a minute walk from the subway station, and not far away from the tourist sights. The room is clean but People might find it too small, i myself don't really mind that at all. The owner is very friendly and helpful and would gladly recommend you with places to visit around the area. the hotel could be quite challenging to locate especially if you arrive via taxi, but our driver called the hotel and the owner met us along the main street so we didn't have to find the hotel on our own. The room comes with free coffee or tea, and they have eggs in the fridge that you could cook on your own in the kitchen.Over all we had a very pleasant stay at Nagne house and would recommend it to tourists looking for a charming and affordable place to stay in South Korea. I myself would definitely book this place again when i go back :) "
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8.3

Excellent

125 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 58
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Gwanghwamun,Gwanghwamun - View on map
"Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is a lovely hotel. It's in a great location (right next to Gwanghwamun Square, Gyeongbok Palace, and more), the rooms are clean and quickly prepared, the staff are friendly and helpful (and speak English), and the morning breakfast has a great selection. Definitely recommended."
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8.4

Excellent

4456 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 156

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Central is the most important district in Seoul, home to many important sightseeing attractions. Commercial tourists and domestic business travelers often arrive via Seoul Train Station before settling into nearby hotels. One of the first sightseeing expeditions is to Seoul Tower for a 360-degree panorama of the city.

One of the most important sites in Central is Changdeok Palace, built in the 15th century. Tourists are required to join a tour if they want to explore palace grounds. Despite the imperial atmosphere, this area is as much about new architecture as old. Even now, plans are underway to build a brand new city hall to replace the old building on Seoul City Hall Plaza. To see these buildings, ride to the City Hall Subway Station.

Gwanghwa-moon is a plaza in Central Seoul. It is laid out in reach of a few of the best hotels in Central Seoul. Rooms with view over the square are conveniently close to some of the most important attractions in Seoul, including the Seoul Museum of Art. The permanent exhibits include work by local and European artists. Other museums in Central that are worth visiting include Seoul Museum of History, Hanbok Museum, the Paper Art Museum and Seoul National Science Museum.

Daehak-ro is one of the most important avenues in Central. It’s strung with more than a hundred theaters, including indoor and outdoor venues that stage a mixture of classical and contemporary work. A selection of comfortable hotels in Central is within walking distance of prominent theaters.

To the east, Dongdaemun is accessible via Dongdaemun Stadium subway station, and it boasts one of the best markets in Seoul. The shops at Dongdaemun Market open after dark and are grouped in retail and wholesale sections.