Must see hotels in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

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    Splaisir

    This hotel has rooms dedicated to Line Friends – cartoon characters from popular Japanese-Korean social-media app Line – so fans of cuteness overload and…

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    Small House Big Door

    Down a narrow street in central Seoul, this suave little art hotel is quite the find. Its white-toned rooms all feature locally designed, handmade…

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    Metro Hotel

    An excellent midrange choice, this small professionally run hotel has boutique aspirations. Splashes of style abound, from the flashy, metallic lobby to…

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    Plaza

    You can't get more central than the Plaza, opposite the striking rising glass edifice of City Hall. Rooms sport a smart design with giant angle-poise…

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    Banyan Tree Club & Spa

    Billing itself a ‘sanctuary for the senses’, the Banyan Tree occupies a hilltop tower designed by feted local architect Kim Swoon Guen, and offers just…

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    Hotel 28

    Opened in 2016, this boutique hotel was founded by veteran actor Shin Young-kyun and takes on a Korean cinema theme. Each room has stills of films that…

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    Zaza Backpackers

    In the guesthouse enclave that's sprung up along the hill to Namsan, Zaza is one of the best with its contemporary building full of design touches and…

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    Nine Tree Hotel Myeong-dong

    There's plenty to like about this snazzy hotel well placed in the heart of Myeong-dong's shopping district. The smart boutique-y rooms have city views, a…

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    Namsan Guesthouse

    Taking over the neighbourhood on the slopes of Namsan, this long-running backpackers' favourite now has three locations in the immediate area. Each varies…

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    Oriens Hotel & Residences

    A great location, friendly and professional service and reasonable rates make this one of the best serviced-apartment options for short or long stays…

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    Hotel 8 Hours

    This hotel is the perfect option for travellers looking for a clean, budget space right in downtown. The rooms are quite small, ranging from 13 to 20 sq…

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    Crib49

    Up the hill near Namsan's cable car, the ondol rooms at this smart guesthouse have mattresses on the floor, and minimalist decor with Scandanavian-style…

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    Lotte Hotel Seoul

    The natural extension to its Myeong-dong shopping empire, this twin-towered hotel with over 1000 rooms has a marble-lined lobby long enough for Usain Bolt…

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    Westin Chosun Seoul

    Dating from the late 1970s, this is not Seoul's most spectacular hotel, but the relaxing atmosphere and the conscientious staff keep it a cut above the…

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    Pacific Hotel

    Bellboys in caps greet you at this old-fashioned hotel, where light neutral colours, greenery and a natural-wood effect are the design style. Bathrooms…

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    Elm Tree Guest House

    One strictly for shoestringers, Elm Tree will suit those on a budget but not wanting to do the whole dorm thing. Rooms are tiny, but get the job done,…

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    Hotel Prince

    Rooms at this centrally located business hotel are smallish but sparkling, with some bright primary colours to alleviate the otherwise all-white regime…

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    Global Hostel

    While its facade resembles a design lifted from the pages of an architectural magazine, the rooms themselves are fairly plain, though its common areas are…