i had some work to be done at Gimpo Airport and staying next to the airport was the obvious choice. Hotel is situated directly next to Lotte Mall which means plenty of restaurants to choose from, shopping, supermarket and even a cinema. The only really thing that I don't like is that there is no room service (food) available. We once got back to the hotel at 4:30am after work and there was no food available in the area at that hour. And for a hotel of this kinda standard, you would expect room service to be available. But we ended up going to bed hungry.
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As a first time visitor to Seoul, the Golden Seoul Hotel was an excellent find. The front desk staff immediately impressed us with their friendly professionalism. All spoke excellent English. Every request for service was fulfilled immediately with an excellent spirit. I am so glad to find this hotel for future trips. The week before we stayed in a hotel for nearly twice the price and the service was terrible. The rooms in the Golden Seoul are not as large as most medium priced US hotels, but for the money, this is an excellent value.
Hotel Diamant is close to the airport. That is it's main attraction. It is a long walk, doable if you know where you are going. The cab ride is not bad, about $4 as I recall. The hotel is not obvious from the street unless you know Korean. There is no English sign, and it sits back off the road in a cluster of other buildings. I figured it out when I realized that Diamant is actually a misspelling of Diamond, and that a blue and red geometric symbol on a building likely was meant to be a diamond.
On arrival, I managed to check in and get to a dark room down a dark hall. The room was functional, and adequately clean, but not more. I was impressed by the large can of insect spray left with amenities such as shampoo and men's aftershave.
I arrived around 2100 with no need for food, and left around 0600 the next morning, so I have little to report about the the general facilities other than it seemed everything was mostly on par with the room. If one just needs a place to crash that is close, this is okay. There is a coffee shop nearby and with a little wandering one could find meals. I think one night would be plenty though.
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