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Stayed at Benhur for one night - a Saturday. Chose it because we wanted to stay in a "love motel" whilst in Korea just for fun and it was close to other locations we wanted to visit during the weekend. Got the impression the staff...More
I couldn't find the place at first as their is no sign outside in English, I eventually found it simply by using the address. Once inside, the staff spoke English well enough to check me in without any issues. The room was clean and nice...More
Travelled in Sept 2012.
Convenient location, 5 to 10 mins walk from the subway, plenty of food in the area, from restaurants to street food. 30mins walk from Dongdaemun shopping area.
On the stay:
There isn't a separate shower, so you have to shower standing...More
Stayed for 5 nights, very cheap for Seoul, overall the experience was OK, we got the impression the place was more used to renting rooms by the hour rather than the night. After 3 days of awkward encounters with patrons I started to see the...More
I stayed 2 nights for vacation and reasons of my choice are nice outlook and cheap price. A little disappointed as the interior is old and room needs repairing particularly the bathroom with a damaged jacuzzi. No English for hotel staff and they even asked...More
US$38 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.