Stayed in this hotel during my trip in May, price wise was average given that the location was not central and walking from Cheongnyangni station took close to 10min . From there, taking the metro to Dongdaemun or Myeongdong is around 4-5 stops away. The entrance of the hotel is facing the main street so it will not be easy to miss it. To get to Cheongnyangni station from Incheon Airport, just take the Airport bus 6002 and alight at the last terminal. Note: it will take more than 2hour with heavy traffic. Likewise, take the same bus from Cheongnyangni station back to Incheon airport. In the early morning when traffic is light, it only takes 1hour.
There are alot of convenient stores, local eateries, cafe nearby. The best was the Korean BBQ restaurant just opposite the hotel, 9000won for all you can eat. Most store owner do not speak English so you can just point at the food menu. And after you exit from the Cheongnyangni station, you can find Lotteria, McDonalds restaurant and Lotte Departmental store.
We booked a twin room, size was normal and around 23sqm. Toilet was clean n huge with bathtub. Room was cleaned n bottled drinks topped up daily. There isn't much facilities in this hotel other than the free wifi access. But do note that there when the limit has reached, you might not be able to access the wifi.
The counter staffs were friendly but few of them speaks fluent English. This is more of a business hotel catered to the locals and koreans on tour in Seoul. Throughout my stay, I only encountered a few foreign tourists staying in this hotel and around the vicinity.
Do not stay here if you are looking at a more convenient location for shopping, choose Myeongdong or Dongdaemun instead. The street is quiet at night with most of the shops closed but you are still able to find a few office worker high on alcohol walking along the street and singing loudly. It's quite hilarious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Dongdaemun-gu, the heart of Seoul, the BENIKEA Hotel Flower offers great advantages for shopping and business. Public transportation takes you to Dongdaemun and Myeongdong shopping centers in just 20-30 minutes; and Lotte Department Store, Lotte Mart, Seoul Yangnyeong Market and Kyungdong Market are all located within a 10-minute walking distance. It is also close to the Cheongryangri Station which provides easy access to nearby provinces. We will work hard to offer local and overseas guests with a heartwarming, satisfactory service delivered by friendly staff members who are fluent in foreign languages, along with comfortable and pleasant facilities. ... more less
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