Amiga Inn Seoul2.5 out of 5.0
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We searched online and went to a few places in the Jongno and Hyehwa area. Amiga was by far the best. We had a car and they have a few places to park in their driveway. The family running it was very kind, much moreso than the other local places. You can walk to Jongno 4-ga in 5 minutes and Hyehwa station in about 15. Check out the pub Mix & Malt in Hyehwa if you are there.
It was our first time in Seoul. Amiga Motel is very good. The walk from subway is not too far. It's surrounded by restaurants and drinking places. The motel's owners are very nice to us. We got there before check-in time so we had to wait for a while. They offer to take care of our luggages. The room is not big but the plasma TV in the room is gigantic. The room had heated floor and blanket. The restroom was good. Strong hot shower. The towels they had was small (is it normal in Korea?). I didn't use the internet in the motel since we rented an internet egg and it's very fast. We gave them small gifts before we leave and they gave us gifts in return. We would come back if we visit Seoul again. Pros: good temperature control in the room, good location, good service Cons: small room, small towels(?), a bit hard to find the motel at first. Tips: follow the motel rules strictly there aren't many rules anyway.
I have lived at this hotel for several years while working in Seoul. All the personnel are top-flight, professional and courteous. The morning breakfast buffet has variety, and is always good. The room is always clean, and for a hotel room, spacious. The hotel is close to the orange line, (other side of river) so getting into town, or shopping and entertainment is an inexpensive and relativaly quick trip. It is advertised as a "european" hotel, and offers as tyle and services not always available in other hotels. The front desk offers all the standard services, including money exchange, laundry, etc. Because I travel back and forth to the US, the hotel stores my belongings while I'm away, and has them in my room when I return.
Budget friendly. The place is just a 5-minutes walk from the subway station-the Jongno 5(0)-ga. There are variety of restaurants and coffee shops close-by.Though the building looks small but the rooms are spacious enough and clean.We had a pleasant stay and will definitely be returning in the future.
Great hotel for the budget travel, four walls big tv, a roof, and piece and quiet. This isn't the Shangra-la but if you are staying here you want tr basic and a budget price and this place is perfect. Great location on edge of central Seoul, close to subway station. Nothing fancy, but not horrible either... Just basic budget motel, also very clean. Place is family owned, the daughter speaks the best English, is helpful but is a little 'surly' but amicable. Be prepared for the shoes tour though! Bathroom slippers only bathroom!!! No shoes!!! In bedroom... Ok got it! All in all great stay, will go back again!!!
For what we paid in peak season I expected a dive but was very pleasantly surpised. The room was spacious and clean and the hotel was in a great location for shopping in the shops and markets. The subway is a few minutes walk as is the airport bus. The service was excellent, plenty of tips and advice on local attractions etc. On the last morning when the lady saw how much luggage we had, she found relief on reception and brought us to the bus stop, carrying our bags on a trolley and waited until the bus arrived!
No complaints with this budget hotel - value for money. has computer & internet access, nice coffee machine at the reception area. Very good location, 5-10 mins walk from subway, Airport bus not far. Room is very small but clean and comfortable. Owners/staff are very strict and serious, it would be nice if they can smile more and provides customers a bit of flexibility. Happy to stay at this hotel again. Direction to the hotel from subway Jongno5-ga: exit 14, turn left pass few pharmacies to Family Mart, turn right to street Jongro-5-ga-31-gil, walk straight to 7-11 store then turn left to a hotel, turn into alley just after that hotel (you can find the hotel sign at the pole),
They threw away (or took, whichever) my stuff (a gift for a friend in Shilla Duty Free bag) during room cleaning. When I realized my bag was gone, I had to talk to the owner through an interpreter for almost an hour in the middle of night. The owner acted irritated and flat out disregard the idea saying “our stuff is highly trained, and it’s impossible that they throw away guests’ belongings. It must be your mistake.” Even the interpreter thought it was a waste of time to keep talking to the owner, so I very politely asked if they would check the garbage bag for me JUST IN CASE it was mistakenly thrown away, and his reply was “no, all garbage bags had already been taken out.” But next day, his wife called me and told me they found my stuff! She apologized but what was weird was that the Shilla bag and a gift wrapping were all gone, and only the box inside came back. If they mistakenly threw away the bag, whey would the gift wrapping be removed? The owner also apologized when I run into him later on, but considering all the emotional stress, time loss and extra 14,000 won I had to pay to have it re-wrapped at Lotte Department Store, I did not find a casual apology not quite good enough.
Can't fault it for it's price. Considering it's location, it's value for money. It's convenient to travel to most attractions in Seoul, and especially Dongdaemun if you need to cab back at night after shopping (that place comes alive at 9pm-5am) which would not be too expensive. Basic amenities were provided, and we didn't face any serious issues, except that the staff refused early check-in. Overall a pleasant stay.
We booked this motel after reading nice reviews and looking at the pictures on different websites. When we got there for check in the staff were unfriendly and couldn't care less that we there. We then got a short tour of how the utilities worked by a tired older man, whom later would revert to only watch TV-soaps instead of atleast pretending to answer our question on where the nearest subway station could be found. The room itself, a twin-double, could have been a nice big room, but the first thing we noticed were it wasn't all that well cleaned as we found lumps of dust and then when looking at the walls closest to the door we also saw the wallpapers were bucking and starting to let go of the wall. This probably due to waterdamage from what we could deduct judging the miscolouring on the wallpaper all around the doorway too. After further inspecting the room we found that the wallpaper and walls in the room were also bucking and we even found a hole drilled in the short end above one bed. This hole was in no way mended, they had just left it as it was. Looking at the plastic linoleum flooring we saw how bubbly and wobbly it looked and it made squeaking noices when walking across it. All in all the floor job is a sign of really poor craftmanship with gaps here and there. Further on, the bathroom, we found a hole in the ceiling, the size of an american quarter. Beneath the Hole we saw stripes after some brownish liquid that had run down the wall. By the sink and shower we found blackmold and several signs of insufficient cleaning. We then tried to contact the front desk to solve our concerns and the only thing they said was. "You booked this period... you have room, you pay room" So contacting the onlinebooking agency was the only option they told us. The angency was really helpful and offered to try and solve this for us, they also recommended taking picture, We did and then, as we left the motel we contacted them and told them we had checked out. The front desk were absolutely no help, when we asked if we could check out, They only exclaimed in a very rude tone "Contact your booking agency" repeatedly over and over, even when we found a person that translated what we asked. This said, there's many nice hostels, motels and hotels in Seoul, This (Amiga Inn, Seoul) however is NOT one of them, I would defenetly not recommend this to anyone, Their low price is just an indicator to how poorly run they are! And how badly they will treat their customers and guests. Please choose somewhere else if you want a nice decent priced place to sleep during your stay in Seoul.
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70% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 69 reviews