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The Grand Hotel Myeongdong

Seoul, South Korea (GMP)

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The Grand Hotel Myeongdong
38, Myeongdong 8-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 100-861

Based on 437 reviews
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 25-05-2016
The hotel is a small property in the heart of Myeongdong, amidst the bustling shopping and food streets. You will never go hungry, spoilt for choices when it comes to food and also an excellent location for skincare and fashion shopping. In the tiny area alone, there are 2 mega Zaras, H&M and Forever21. The streets are also lined with Innisfree, Faceshop, Etudehouse,Olive Young and countless more. Stalls also close late, even on weekdays. The area is usually packed with throngs of people, touris... Read more
from Dallas
Submitted on 28-05-2016
The Grand was in an excellent location in Myeongdong that made the area and the rest of Seoul very accessible, but was still quite when it was time to rest. The service and staff was very good as well always helping us find new places to explore and giving recommendations about Seoul. We were literally two minutes away from the airport shuttle stop and subway station. There were also a TON of shops and food stands surrounding the hotel so won't ever worry about eating. Overall great stay and wou... Read more
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Location is good - close to airport limousine stop and Myeongdong station (though I admit line #4 isn't very convenient). It's close enough to everything but slightly away from the heat of it. Staff were very friendly and communicated with me in fluent English (though the female staffs tended to be "cooler"). Love the free laundry (you need to buy the detergent, but it's only KRW 1000) and not many people seems to know about it. The rooftop garden was a bit of a scam though (sorry.....) We hav... Read more
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Our stay was from 9 May Mon to 12 May Thu. Room 803 was rather small but was expected after reading the several comments here. Upon reaching the hotel and discovering the limited space the hotel was built, it was not their fault actually. We booked the deluxe twin room and felt kinda shortchanged cause we saw 2 beds on the photo advertised in the web and was given a room with only 1 bed. We are still fine with it as there's only 2 of us and we were out most of the time. The Air Con Fan was quite... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 04-06-2016
First impressions are generally lasting impressions. And as soon as you enter the Grand, the welcome snd genuine engagement with guests is apparent- notwithstanding that English is a 2nd language for them. The other immediate observation is that this place is spotlessly maintained, clean and tastefully furnished. We're still at Reception by the way. Glassed display cabinets, soft but focussed lighting and an adjoining small 'business' area with 3 or 4 Apple PC's is simple but extremely functiona... Read more
Submitted on 08-06-2016
We were extremely happy with this hotel. The location is fantastic right in the shopping area...walking to the night markets....catching a is really central for many attractions.Very safe. The staff were friendly and very helpful with booking our tours. Our room was a delux so it was quite a good size for 2 people. 2 bottles of water in our fridge daily. Tea and coffee faciities. Great bathroom with bidet.We also chose to have the buffet breakfast downstairs. Scrambled eggs daily with ... Read more
from Hong Kong
Submitted on 27-06-2016
This hotel has all the elements to deserve the top ratings. It's conveniently located in the Myeondong district, where you can shop and eat till you drop. The service is excellent, front desk staff speak good english and very courteous and helpful. Room is not big but clean. The entrance is 100 meters from the airport bus stop and faces away from the main street so it is nice and quiet even though it is in the busy shopping area. Great value for the price you pay.
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 28-06-2016
VG...but....WHY OH WHY did they insist on getting our wedding date when they don't use it????? It was our 40th Wedding Anniversary while we were there, yet NO ONE said a word. We though that since they'd made a point of asking our wedding dates during the booking process, that they might have offered us "something" on the day.....but Great area for food but their breakfast is overpriced & very ordinary. Pics of the food on their website must be from a differe... Read more
from Singapore
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Stayed here for 6 nights in April. We had 2 Deluxe rooms which was of reasonable size and adequate for us. The room comes with tea and coffee making facility, a safe deposit box and bottled water replenished daily. The bathroom is a little small but comes with nice Innisfree toiletries and modern bidet. Wifi was strong. The location is near the Myeongdong subway station (Line 4, Exit 10) and perfect for exploring Seoul. Nearby there are many shops and restaurants and street food stalls at... Read more
from Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We stayed five nights on the seventh floor in a deluxe twin which was quiet, clean and comfortable. The hotel is new and spotlessly clean. Service is impeccable. Location is excellent if you are a tourist as Myeondong is at your doorstep. Plusses include slippers, bathrobes, lobby computers, and fancy electric toilet with butt cleaner. Minuses were bad, over-priced breakfast which we examined twice but skipped, slow elevator, and late afternoon maid service which surprised us a couple times to... Read more
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Location - this hotel is in a great location. Perfect for shopping as it's right in the heart of a shopping district which includes night markets, high end shopping (shinsagae) and duty free shopping (lotte dept store). Perfect for food. Located on one of the shopping streets, there are also tons of food options to choose from including Korean BBQ, Korean delicacies, desserts and other food like Japanese, Chinese. There are also food stalls in the evening selling Korean street foods like bbq s... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-07-2016
The rooms were quite comfortable. Although it was in a busy area, the rooms were quiet and sheltered from external noise. The laundry access in the basement was excellent. The Reception staff were excellent ‚?¶ always courteous and helpful. Breakfast was very good. We especially enjoyed the difference in the menu on a daily basis. The location of the hotel was excellent. It was close to the Metro as well as to many dining and shopping establishments. We will definitely stay at this hotel i... Read more
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 03-07-2016
It was really exciting moment for me to be in Seoul in June as I love Korea food specifically I'm a fan of spicy chicken and lamb. And the travel guide, Jeff, was so kind, so I could enjoy different style of food easily and could better understand about Korea food. I would visit Seoul again at the end of this year since this trip was too short for me to fully enjoy about Korea food and sightseeing.
from Singapore
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Hotel Location is excellent. Close proximity to food and shopping with train station a stone's throw away. Room is always kept spick and span by very committed housekeeping staff. Front desk staff are observant and very helpful. They never fail to give a smile to guests walking past. Love the spaciousness of the room and the comfortable beds. Have stayed there for two trips, each lasting 10 days and will still want to go back to the same hotel yet again. I have stayed in five star hotels in Seou... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 08-07-2016
I will definitely recommend it to the friends, and if I need back to Seoul again, I will still book this hotel. It is walking distance to subway station and airport bus stop. The shopping was so easy in moydongon when I stayed there, and the street food and popular restaurant is so easy to reach.
Submitted on 10-07-2016
The hotel is conveniently located near Myeongdong subway station and a popular shopping district which is full of shops and restaurants. The hotel looks very new. The room is equipped with basic modern facilities. The front desk staff are very helpful and friendly. Although it's located in a shopping district but it's quiet as it's situated in a quiet side of the district. The downside though is that they don't offer additional choice of pillows as they only have down ones which are too so... Read more
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We lived in the Grand Hotel Myeongdong after a day's visit in Seoul. It was a very nice hotel and we lived in a grand suite, featuring 55 square feet with two bathrooms with bathtubs, a king sized bed and two single beds, which was spacious. The service was indeed excellent, they gave us advice on where to eat, visit and go in our trip to make life much easier. The ambience and facilities was very good, and as we were lucky to make it on Friday night, we were welcomed to the tea party where some... Read more
from Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The hotel is located in the center of the shopping and restaurant and bar area . You just walk outside and are in the middle of the action. Service is good in the hotel , and rooms are small but clean. Price is reasonable for down town area. Street market , and all kind of shops and restaurants are all around the hotel.
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 14-07-2016
We stayed here last week. The hotel is very conveniently located, just two minutes walk from MyeongDong Metro station. There are many restaurants, cafe, convenient stores and shops within the walking distance of the hotel. Hotel staff are very friendly, helpful and always with a smile. You feel you are very welcome and you don't have any hesitation to ask help from them. Their spoken English is good. When we want to go elsewhere by a taxi, they will help you to write down the destination in... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 16-07-2016
I stayed at this hotel for a total of six nights. The hotel is one of the best I have ever stayed in! Check-in was very easy and fast. The room was fantastic with great facilities. It is located in a perfect location with the Myeong-dong Station right next to the hotel. The hotel staff were very, very, very friendly. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Korea.
Submitted on 18-07-2016
The location of this hotel is very convenience, it's not on the Main Street so even low floor still quiet, I don't like to use heater as make my skin dry, the window in room can open, it make me feel better, the hotel staff is nice, even I passed by the lobby at mid night they still smile to me and said hello, room is small but I think it's normal at Myeongdong, most important is the room is very clean and new.
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Let's first get one thing out of the way: the room is small - not small by Asian standards, but small for North American or European standards. Great Location - It's a 2 minute walk from the Myeongdong Subway station (Line 4), but BEWARE - many subway stations in Seoul do NOT have escalators or elevators at every exit, so hauling luggage might be a problem for you. Not to worry - there's also an airport bus that stops pretty much right next to the station as well. What else can I say about th... Read more
from Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Submitted on 19-07-2016
hotel is located in a outgoing area in down town Seoul , hotel is nice and clean , and a nice and friendly staff. For people who like to shop , our go out to restaurants or bars , the location is perfect . atmosphere in this area is very lively , if you want a quit hotel for business , this location would not be perfect , but inside the hotel the noise level is OK
Submitted on 01-08-2016
This is close to downtown seoul and the Myeongdong Museum. Clean and Spacious room! Breakfast buffet was very good. It is convenient for everything. I still remember during my stay in seoul, there was a night market which was just a walking distance from my hotel.
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We enjoyed our stay (2 nights) the hotel staff were very helpfull and polite. We enjoyed being able to easily walk around the shopping and restaurant areas. The hotel is quite new and very clean and tidy.
from Sydney
Submitted on 08-08-2016
A welcome relief from the heat in July, and well located in Myeong-dong. A smaller hotel, but with friendly, attentive staff and clean, modern fit-out. Unusual policy of requesting full payment when you check in(!) but found the hotel fine. Washing machine and dryer in basement was also a blessing for a travelling family. Rooms were on the small side, but perfectly functional and comfortable.
from Tokyo, Japan
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Located at Myongdong area, hotel is so convenient for accessing to Mereo as well as dining, shopping and relaxing. The room I stayed was small but clean and silent. Staffs are nice and polite. Much better than chain hotel. Love to stay again.
from Kuala Lumpur
Submitted on 22-08-2016
Hotel is located at Myeongdong where shopping paradise is, friendly and attentive front office staffs, provide clear direction to taxi driver to come to the hotel from airport. Room is clean, compact, and we can have the conference call in the hotel room without disturbed by the busy environment round the hotel. For short business trip, this stop over enable us to buy popular Korean cosmetics for family members. there is also a Airport Shuttle bus stop about 5 minute walk round the corner.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 04-09-2016
This hotel is very functional - the location is good, bang in the middle of shopping haven of Myengdong, the service is about efficiency and no hassles. If you intend to spend most of your time out and about in Seoul and want a hotel that will allow you to do that with the utmost of ease, this maybe the place. There are a few coffee shops around for your morning breakfast and the Myengdong station is close by.
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 10-09-2016
This hotel is well located within the Myeongdong District which is one of the major shopping centres of Seoul. You are near major retail outlets as well as Nam san park / cable car, North Seoul tower, Namsamgol heritage village and Namaemun Market. The hotel is boutique style, not too large, not too small. It is modern, clean and well presented with very helpful staff. In effect a quiet oasis in the heart of busy Myeondong. Access from the airport or to other parts of the city is convenient ... Read more
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Hotel location was great - just at the tip of the quieter part of a busy street. This makes it very accessible to shopping district, eateries, 24/7 convenience store (opposite), coffee chain right across as well and subway (exit right side of hotel, turn right from where 7-Eleven is located, walk down the small alley, emerge from main road and turn to your right. NOTE: stairs only for Exit 9). Overall design of hotel was easy on the eye and provided a homely vibe with its interior decor along ... Read more
from Gibraltar
Submitted on 12-09-2016
The staff was IMMENSLEY friendly and helpful and really genuinley went to grat lengths to make the stay in Seoul as pleasant as possible. The model of how hotel staff should be! It was a bit of a disappontment that there was no bar apart from complimentary coffee and, of course the breakfast. It would have been nice to wind down with a drink at the end of a long day, especially since most bars and reastaurants in the area close at about 23. Perhaps a suggestion would be if the reception wo... Read more
Submitted on 12-09-2016
This small hotel (50 rooms) is two short blocks from the bus stop to both of Seoul's international airports. It faces a street that is primarily pedestrian traffic, lined with shops and restaurants. A block away is the heart of the fashion district, where pedestrians are shoulder to shoulder, young people line up hours in advance get into the hottest shops, and loud music blares out from many of the shops. It's also walking distance to many attractions in Seoul. The hotel offers a buffet brea... Read more
Submitted on 14-09-2016
I request early booking a cab at 4.30am from hotel front desk staff and request a normal cab but the day come a black international cab ,which was not my request option. This shows that the hotel staff never respect n follow guest request seriously.
Submitted on 16-09-2016
The Hotel located in the middle of tourist area. You can just walk around out side the hotel and you will be in the street mall. The hotel's rooms are very small The staff are helpful and speak English very well.
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Hotel is located just off the busiest part of Myeongdong which is just nice. Airport bus 6015 is just 1 minute walk from the hotel which is very convenient especially with all the shopping when you leave. Hotel staff are nice and friendly. There is happy hour every Friday with free flow of alcohol and non alcoholic drinks, some snacks and even Polaroids taken. This is such a nice gesture. In terms of room, we had to swap room and not sure why the size of the deluxe room can be so different... Read more
Submitted on 20-09-2016
The Grand Hotel is tidy, very compact in size but pleasant. The location is key to this hotel. It is right in the center of Myeong Dong so an ideal place to crash for a quick shopping spree in the area and a couple blocks from the Airport Buses. We used this as a 22 hour layover pitstop before heading back to the states. Also, I love the Innisfree bath products and the wifi is good to go!
from Singapore
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Went with a girlfriend for our Korean Mask shopping holiday, The Grand is situated at just at the side of the busy shopping street. It is about 2 mins walk to the most busy shopping street at Myeondong. I didn't take any pics of the room as it was really small, to me it is a convenient hotel. The bathroom is very small too, but at least they are clean, just small only. The staffs at the reception are all good in English so we had no issue asking them where we want to go and where for good food. ... Read more
from cebu
Submitted on 27-09-2016
A modern boutique hotel within Myeongdong with shopping just steps away. What's great about this location is that while its close to the shopping areas, its situated on the quiet side. Rooms is a little bit small but very modern.
from Innsbruck, Austria
Submitted on 28-09-2016
I made reservation at Grand Hotel Myyeongdong due to friends recommendation, we had a lovely stay here. It is a location at the central point of Myeong Dong, that we would like to have as the hotel is not on the main street, we could have a good sleep every night without any tourists' noise. We were pleased when we were told we had been upgraded from a standard double to a deluxe double, it wasn't a huge room but nice enough, Hotet is quite near to the main centre - shops and restaurants everywh... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Stayed for 4 nights at the grand hotel Myeongdong. Honestly I cannot say enough good things about the hotel! The location is excellent, right in the heart of Myeongdong, but not too close to the hussle and bustle that you can't sleep. Our room on the 6th floor facing the street and was very quiet. The hotel is conveniently located right near the airport bus stop (100 meters) and the Myeongdong subway station (200 meters). The hotel itself is also immaculate and very clean. All the facilities w... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 13-10-2016
I stayed in two hotels while in Seoul. The service just did not compare at the other hotel ... which shall not be named. Our hotel room was really nice and neat and easily accessible for my family member who had trouble traversing the stairs. The entire hotel is kept very clean. If you want to contribute to helping our environment, you don't have to get service everyday ... you can clean yourself if you choose. My favorite feature of the hotel room was the bidets. Loved the toilets. lol The bed... Read more
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 14-10-2016
We enjoyed every bit of our stay at the grand hotel myeondong. Although it was a 5 to 10 min walk to the main shopping area it is close enough for my liking. It is also a short walk to the subway which is just behind the hotel. It is definitely a value for money stay. The hotel staff are very well mannered and thoughtful and the rooms were very clean. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Seoul
Submitted on 25-10-2016
This hotel is located in a nice area, though I would prefer Itaewon if I come back to Seoul. There are plenty of stores, transportation, restaurants, etc. in the area. The rooms were clean and good but a bit small.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 27-10-2016
We loved our 6 night stay here and will shortly he returning for 2 more nights The staff were all incredibly helpful, the location is excellent and convenient to the subway, the breakfasts were all wonderfully delicious, and the beds and bedding were so comfortable that we had the best sleep of our lives! The room was very quiet and the wifi was excellent What more can one ask for?
from Placitas, New Mexico
Submitted on 29-10-2016
We stayed here for a total of 10 days at both ends of a trip to South Korea. The room (the deluxe--not the standard) was a decent size and the bathroom was small but well designed. The a.c. worked well. There were lots of drawers so we could unpack. What made this hotel special was the staff--always helpful--and the attention to detail. For example, the hotel supplies the usual heavy down comforters, but the staff was immediately responsive when we asked for something lighter. The hotel o... Read more
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 06-11-2016
Good location and convenience. Although the hotel is on Myeongdong but it is actually located back at the shopping area so it is quite. It is also very close to the Myeongdong underground station and the shuttle bus to the airport.
from Jakarta, Indonesia
Submitted on 09-11-2016
All staff are super nice and very helpful, Location was great near to myeongdong station exit 8 or 9, Just 1 Minute walk from airport bus stop 6015, Surrounding with a lot of Food and shopping area. Our room on the 6th floor facing the street view, very comfort, clean, quiet. Bathroom also great simple modern. Our daughter wants to stay better than sightseeing. we'll definitely stay here again the next time I'm in korea
from Renton, Washington
Submitted on 11-11-2016
I stayed here for six nights in late October. The hotel is situated on the outskirts from the busiest places in Myeongdong, but you're definitely within walking distance of the main places in Myeongdong (<0.25-0.5 miles). It's close to the street food stalls, the shopping, etc. It is also quite convenient to end up here from the 6015 bus that runs from Incheon/Seoul International Airport as it is on the last stop and only a 2 minute walk from the last bus stop. The hotel is also close to a s... Read more
from Vancouver, British Columbia
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Excellent location, helpful staff, well-appointed room, grocery store across the street, great Korean Beef restaurant 1/2 block away, close to shopping, close to Insadon area and has a wonderful bathroom in room.
from Pointe Claire, Canada
Submitted on 19-11-2016
The location of this hotel is perfect. It is within a minute walk to the Myeongdong Subway station (exit 9) and the 6015 airport bus stop. The hotel is on a smaller street but very easy to find (near/behind the big L7 hotel). It is walking distance to the very busy Myeongdong shopping area so lots of restaurants, shops and street vendors around. Service at the hotel was great. I arrived at Incheon on a 5am flight. By the time I reached the hotel it was a bit before 9am and I was lucky enough t... Read more
from Kuala Lumpur
Submitted on 19-11-2016
stayed in a standard twin for one night as a last "pit stop" for shopping and fast access to airport via bus. Hotel has excellent location for shopping in myeongdong and in our case, airport bus 6015 for very early flight. Staff service attitude/quality is excellent and hotel is located at quiet end of the shopping street. Only real negative is the size of the room and layout. You will even find it difficult to open up a mid/big size travel luggage.
Submitted on 19-11-2016
On my recent trip to Seoul, I decided to try staying in a new boutique hotel in myeongdong, The Grand Hotel Myeongdong. Hide away behind Skypark hotel, it's new, clean and quiet. They have excellent staff and speak good English. They helped me book my ticket to the musical through phone reservation when I have problem doing it online. When I accidentally deleted my phone confirmation, I called the hotel front desk on the night of the concert and they helped me call the reservation office to set... Read more
Submitted on 24-11-2016
Excellent hotel!!! We stayed here for 5 nights and 3 of us share a room, right size room with a double and single bed. You can catch the express airport train to Seoul Station then take go to Line 4 to Hoehyeon Station, which is just one stop. The hotel is located in exit 3 and walking distance to Namdeamun market and about 15 minutes walk to Myeongdong. Lots of local food around! Hotel have a gym and provide full toiletries and clean towels. Highly recommend and will stay here again next t... Read more
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 25-11-2016
I am very satisfied with The Grand Hotel Myeongdong. Whatever the room, the service and the staff. After the staff have checked there was available room, they let us check-in when we arrived the hotel before the check-in time. Their staffs are helpful and polite.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Very clean and well kept room.At very good location.Though room size a bit small.Breakfast choice not alot but definitely enough with nice coffee.Warm and helpful front desk staffs.Will be my choice again.
from Honolulu, United States
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Located about a block or two away from the main Myeongdong shopping area. Airport limo stop is right around the corner, Myeongdong station is a block away. Location is excellent for those planning to do a lot of shopping in the area. The hotel is located far enough from the main shopping area that noise was never an issue. The room was on the smaller side but cozy. Innisfree bath products are offered in the bathroom, which my friend really liked. The front desk is very helpful and friendly. The... Read more