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Premier Marigold Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place is a bit sterile. But it is in a great location by 2 very handy subway stations (Hongik Uni & Haepjong). It's clean an well priced. It's in the middle of Hongdae. So plenty of restaurants and services. Also extremely handy for the airport train. So the rating is not so much for the hotel facilities but the location. Having said that, the hotel was very comfortable and the staff very helpful. An excellent base for Seoul.

This is the perfect place if you're flying solo or with a buddy and need a cheap place to crash. I checked in with my husband and my baby, and the moment I stepped into the room I knew I made a mistake. My flight arrived at 11 pm and I didn't want to be a burden to my relatives so decided to spend a quick night here. I didn't get any sleep because the room smelled like an ashtray, the bedsheets also didn't smell like it was washed, I could hear my neighbor use the bathroom and the place is NOTHING like what the picture portrays. Think of this as a very cheap motel you want to crash when you're so drunk to care.

What is good: the location, close to outdoors shopping; check-in process was quick; rooms are spacious. What is not: everything else. This hotel is mediocre, and it does not even feels like they make an effort. Some examples: - Walls are so thin, I could here the guy next door peeing in the middle of the night. Guess he could hear me too. Not sure which one is more discomforting. - They offer kettle, but with one type of tea only. Want another tea? Tough luck. (Not even speaking of coffee) - Electric plugs are the worst. Hidden in impossible-to-reach places and not big enough to accept universal adapters. - TV was stuck on one channel, had to call maintenance to fix. My collage's room had the exact same problem. - Shower in the evening had only lukewarm water. Which sucked, because it was freezing outside. In the morning, had hot water, but they came and went while I was in the shower. Awful! - Speaking of the shower, the towels had a stuffy smell. This persisted with the replacement towels. - Doors dont spring-shut! If you dont physically close it, your room remains open for anyone to enter. - Internet in my room did not work, had to connect to my neighbors...

The idea of a tiled floor was not appealing given it was -8 degrees outside. However when I realized it was for underfloor heating it was greatly appreciated. The bathroom sliding door is so big and heavy it could only be noisy when closing it. This I could hear from the rooms either side of me. Wifi is good but the cable TV lacks English language stations. The hotel does not have too much to offer but behind it are many small bars and restaurants to eat in. Banks and ATMs are all around and a 10 minute walk will get you to a supermarket.

Hotel is located on a busy street with lots of shops and shopping activities. Hotel room has nice design with bathtub jacuzzi. There is a new kakao friends building that just opens on end Nov that is just down the street.

Spent 3 nights in this hotel, was not extremely impressed overall. They must improve certain things. The electric plugs are in the worst place possible, close to the floor and behind a fridge...I could hear my next door gust very clearly through the wall...But the advantage is the location, close to many interesting things in the city.

Spent two nights in 9-10 July 2016 while joining a tour of South Korea on holiday. The room was spacious as we stayed as a family of three. The room had a bathtub only. No separate shower. The bathroom was quite spacious too. It has a glass window with a curtain separating it from the bedroom. The toilet seat was electronic toilet seat. We were given an extra bed and the room still had ample of space left. It was my first time having a hotel room equipped with a Windows PC which was a nice surprise for me. Wifi was good too. Restaurant was okay too, no complaint from me. The towels in the bathroom was regular sized as according to our tour guide many hotels in Korea have smaller version. We travel by a tour bus so I didn't get to know about the public transportation in the area.

I went to Seoul for a business trip and chose Marigold Hotel because the rooms are reasonably priced. I did, however, keep my expectiations low so as not to be disappointed in the end. The room I got was big enough for me. The furniture (especially the bed), I think, needed a little sprucing up: the bed was a bit rickety; the lounge chair was a bit frayed. I liked the bathroom/toilet because it was not cramped. And thanks so much for adding rubber slippers for the bathroom! (A few hotels I've been to have none at all!) I did love the the electronic (?) toilet seat! I only got to interact with front-desk staff since I was out of the hotel most of my stay in Seoul; they were efficient and quick to answer and attend to my queries and requests. During my stay, housekeeping did a good job. Although when I first got there, a few spots needed much more thorough cleaning, like the ledge below the TV and also spots in the bathroom. The best part of this hotel is its location. It's very near bus stops and subway stations. It is surrounded by shops, coffee places, restaurants. Nearby is the bustling, busy shop and hangout haven for students and tourists alike because the area is a university district.

It was an awesome staycation. The hotel room was small for the 4 of us. One queen size bed with a window. The location of the hotel was great because all around it was food plc or restaurant and shopping points/mall. The added bonus was the street market smack just behind the hotel. Further more the bus that goes to Everland stops abt 100m away from the hotel too. The price of hotel was cheap and the staff will guide you how to go to tourist spots.

Me and my friend were really looking forward toeating here. However when we came there today we were told that a wedding party had booked it. Think of your guests, what if they want to eat something? Maybe it is really good but we don't know!....

112, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu Seoul Seoul

Located in Hongdae, Premier Marigold Hotel is a short distance from popular attractions such as Seoul World Cup Stadium and Sungnyemun Gate. This 186-room, 3.5-star hotel has private in-room spa tubs along with a restaurant and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Trickeye Museum and Hongik University.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.

All of Premier Marigold Hotel's 186 individually furnished rooms provide private spa tubs, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and 46-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Coffee makers, computers, and free bottled water are also standard.


Guests of Premier Marigold Hotel enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-in.

Property features

Room options

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 124 reviews