Monday, 31 March 2014

Seoul Sejong Hotel (세종호텔)

My hubby was not on the same flight with me, as he took budget airline. So, I need to carry the big and heavy luggage up and down the staircase on subway stations? or drag and walk few minutes to locate the hotel? What if I lost my way... in chilly winter?! Oh~ No!!!

After searched for few hotels, I decided to book Sejong hotel as Airport bus from Incheon Airport stops right in front of the hotel!

Seoul Sejong Hotel is located in the heart of the shopping district, Myeongdong. Myeongdong Art Theater and Myeongdong Nanta Theater, Myeongdong Cathedral and Lotte Department Store are just nearby.

With just few steps to the subway, it's very convenient to travel to various tourist attractions such as Gyeongbokgung, GwanghwamunCheonggyecheon Stream,  Dongdaemun, Bukchon, Insadong, Samcheongdong and Itaewon.

The hotel porter was so helpful, he quickly opened the door and helped me to bring my bag to the lobby on the second floor.

Check-in was smooth and fast. I just need to fill-up some particulars and the receptionist passed the room key to me. Actually, I thought to leave my luggage only, since I don't need to use the room and there is a surcharge of KRW 100,000 for early check-in before 14:00 pm (stated on hotel policies).

Appreciate for early check-in, as my friend postponed our meet-up. I'd time to took some photos and had a bath to refresh myself after long flight.

big and clean room with simple furniture

Happy to see that they provided 4 pillows, so I can hold the extra pillow in my arms, and no need to roll my scarfs or towels as a bolster :P  

Room is fully equipped with TV, safe deposit box, telephone, bathtub, bathrobes and small fridge.

Hotel Mobile Phone with free rental and incoming call charges

Awesome~! See what I found on the table?! It's free mobile phone service. No wonder the receptionist asked whether I have local SIM card. I told him I've data plan and don't really need SIM card since I can use Kakao Talk to call or send message. So, he didn't explain further on it. 

Oh yeah, free wifi is only available at lobby area, you can use room wifi with the password provided on the desk, but it's billed when you check-out.

 Bathroom and toilet bowl with bidet

Toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, hair conditioner, lotion) are included. Toothbrush and toothpaste available with extra cost. Normally most of the hotels in Korea didn't provide toothbrush, and some only provide toothpaste, so it's recommended that you bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste.

According to my friend, the Korean buffet in this restaurant is nice. But, we didn't have time to try it... maybe on our next visit~! ^^

spectacular view of Namsan Tower from Myeongdong street

Sejong Hotel (세종호텔)
145, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Chungmuro 2-ga)
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 145 (충무로2가)
  [Limousine Bus] No 6015 (Gate 5B or 12A) from Incheon to Sejong Hotel
[Subway]: Myeong-dong station (Subway Line 4), Exit 10

Overall it was a nice experience of staying here. Exceeded my expectation! The staffs were helpful and friendly. You won't go wrong for selecting this hotel~!

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~ September in Seoul - Hongdae & Myeongdong
~ Myeongdong Art Theater (명동예술극장)