Shopping is right below the hotel. Myeongdong is within 10mins walking distance. Enjoy shopping by day and street hawker for local snacks and bites at night at Myeongdong. Dongdaemun is 3 stops away by train if you are up for more shopping.
Having just returned from my first visit to Seoul I must admit The Westin Chosun certainly created a wonderful first up impression on the city. Having arrived late on Saturday night from Incheon Airport after a long flight from Sydney I could have easily switched to "tired old grumpy mode" however incredibly I had a spring in my step once inside the hotel. I was immediately greeted by the warmth of the english speaking staff and this was made easy with a quick check-in. The beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby also added to my excitement. Having booked into the Executive room I certainly wasn't disappointed. Could not fault anything in the room....from the views of the city lights to the comfort of the bed to the beautiful decor & cleanliness and last but not least the heated toilet seat it was truly remarkable. (cannot forget the complimentary macarons too!) In addition to this did I mention the access to the Club Lounge where buffet breakfast, afternoon tea & evening cocktails were all made available? (as well as an invite to the Aria restaurant breakfast with dedicated on the spot chefs catering to your tastes) These features and the excellent location of the hotel all made my visit to Seoul a thoroughly enjoyable one in which I'll definitely be back again!
Was happy to find this hotel based on price and previous guests recommendations. However, I have to say that I am rarely this surprised by a property in terms of 'under promise, over deliver'. I will not stay anywhere else when I'm in Seoul.
The hotel room is clean and well maintained. The bathroom is clean and quite big as well. Our room was spacious with a good view of the Seoul Tower. The staff is polite and very helpful. They did not have our reserved room available so our room was upgraded for free. The hotel has a couple of restaurants and they server breakfast. I found it a bit expensive but serves the purpose if you want the convenience of having breakfast without any hustle. The location of the hotel is central to major attractions that can be reached by foot. There is a subway entrance right outside of the hotel and the airport bus stop a block away. The subway system is excellent and can get you everywhere in the city. Make sure you have a subway map as it can get complicated if you can't read Korean.
It can be challenging to find american or european breakfast places outside of the hotel, also most of the restaurants open around 10:30 am. For the real Korean experience we decided to have traditional Korean breakfast and found few good places. I do not recommend to go to the Korean restaurant that is in the same building, we found it to be over priced in comparison to places you can find a block or so away. The city has tons of coffee shops and seems that it has more Starbuck shops than New York city.
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We stay 3 nights in Oct 2014 at Aropa hotel, the location its perfect, just 120 Mts from back door of Plaza Hotel
We take The Korean Air Limosine(bus) from the Incheon Airport Located out of Gate 11 when you get out of the Interanational arrivals, The cost of the Transfer is 15 USD p/person (you can pay to the man who take care of the luggage before you get into the Bus). The Bus stops at the Back Door of Hotel Plaza if you look from there in direction of the Graden in front of back door of the Plaza you can see the Top Sign of Aropa Hotel above the Buildings acroos the street. o You can ask the bell boys of the Plaza where is Aropa hotel and They tell you Inmediatly.
The Room was comfortable, the beds are in good condition, The Breakfast was included it was an American Breakfast (one Fried egg two portions of fruit, a small soup one tost butter, jam. orange Juice and coffe made in the insatant) The breakfast was the same every day just they change the fruit.
Near the hotel are, Namasan Park (Seoul Tower) and the Teleferic to Namasan Mount (Taxi
Just 8 Usd) Walking distance,NAMDAEMUN Market (Old market) souvenirs, food and clothes 10 min walk, MEYON-DONG Streets 10 min walk (Visit at Night) a lot of shooping and street food. Try the tempura shrimps (6 shrimps 5 Usd), Seoul Train Station 20 Min Walk or Taxi 8 Usd, GYEONGBOKGUNG Palace Taxi 10 Usd. INSDADONG Street Taxi 10 Usd.
There is a Great and clean Onsen Just 7 Usd for Hotel Guest Whit Sauna, Steam Room, and 3 Jacuzzi.
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