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Hotel Icon – Seoul

We stayed here for 4 nights at KRW85000 per night for triple sharing ensuite. There are some negative reviews about this hotel which make me to rethink about my reservation. In retrospect, I am glad I did not cancel the reservation.

Hotel Icon - a nice and no frill place

Hotel Icon – a nice and no frill place

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Hotel Icon is located near to Jongno-3 (sam)-ga transfer station where Lines 1,3 and 5 meet. A very vibrant area where there are lot pubs, restaurants and eateries. Walking distance to Insadong.

From Exit 5 of Jongno-3 (sam) station – walk and cross the road to Standard Chartered bank – from here walk all way and you can see Ediya Coffee – here, turn right and can see Crown Hotel – walk straight toward Hotel Ibis until the Ministop convenience store – turn left and you can see Hotel Icon.

From Ediya Coffee -> walk straight

From Ediya Coffee -> walk straight

Then you turn right to Crown Hotel

Then turn right to Crown Hotel

Walk all the way to Mini Stop convenience stall -> Hotel Icon is just one minute away behind Ibis Hotel

Walk all the way to Mini Stop convenience stall -> Hotel Icon is just one minute away behind Ibis Hotel

It is a simple hotel with a small roof-top garden. Our room comes with one double bed and a single bed. Some reviews mention the bed is hard. For me, I have no issue. A small fridge and TV. Kettle and hair dryer are provided. Free Wifi. Housekeeping is done daily. A kind gesture from the management – we received a plate of fruits. Thank you. Did not have the chance to meet the owners that many reviewers have noted.

Bathroom is small. The only issue I have is that the shower tap is designed in such a way it is placed right at the top in front of the washing sink. If you have forgotten to switch over to the washing basin tap, then the water will come out from the shower tap.

Notice the shower hose is located just at top of basin.  Not alert you will be wet.

Notice the shower hose is located just at top of basin. Not alert you will be wet.

Breakfast is from 7am to 9am. Kind of early, I feel. Bread and instant noodle. Very basic and simple breakfast. Simple sometimes can be beautiful.

 

 

 

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This entry was posted on October 25, 2014 by in travel.
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