I stayed in Benikea flower hotel for 14 nights in Nov 2015. My experience with it was more than good and I would definitely go there again.
Very good location on a main street, bus stop across the road , train station (cheongyangni) 8 minutes walk , this station is about 4-7 stations away from all the main stations in seoul , so with the great subway network in Seoul , you will be anywhere you want from the hotel in 40 mins maximum.
Rooms and Service :
rooms are very clean and beds are comfy , the size of the rooms is a bit small but not too small. if you can get one of the suites on the ground level there size is enormous like REALLY big. The reception is very helpful and willing to do anything to make your trip easier , they speak little English but communication can be done. you can change currency from the reception and remember to ask for an Umbrella if its rainy.The free wifi in all rooms is a very good thing too.
Around the hotel :
The best thing about Benikea is the surroundings, down the street (5 mins walk towards the train station ) North face , Adidas and Reebok stores plus tens of different clothes shop and at the train station one of the biggest department stores chains in Korea (LOTTE).
Unlimited food and coffee options around the hotel , best Korean BBQ ever is straight across the hotel ($9 all you can eat with great quality), 2 very god japanese food places beside the korean BBQ and a very good bakery for breakfast and snacks (but awful coffee)
on the same side of the hotel 2 mins walk towards the subway station is a a nice french bakery and coffee-shop (very Parisian design) you have to try this place , it has the best coffe ever , great bakeries , awesome dessert and great service , its definetly one of the best coffee-shops I have been to during my time in Seoul.
Across the road , 1 min walk walking the opposiyte way from the subway is a very nice pub called (SOERA) very friendly staff , great snacks, munchies and draft beer.
This is my first time to visit Korea, am surprised to find very good information (booklet) ffrom tourism office in Sydney. This hotel chain is listed and we thought we give it a try.
Well, we are very pleased to find out, that the hotel is very good and staff are very friendly. The bonus is the hotel manager named Mr Kim speak so fluent English and is most helpful to accommodate every question we have.
Hotel is a simple business style hotel.
Small rooms with air conditioner
Alot of hotels have central AC but here you can set your own room temperature
Stayed here for 4 days
Has a Kalbi place around the corner
Right across the street has a Pork BBQ , all you can eat W7900 , $8 or so
If you walk down to Hoegi Station 15min there are 20 small Bar/Restaurants
2 small 7/11 convenience stores down the road both right and left to buy juice , beer or bread
First stay in this hotel in 2009 & then had been staying in this hotel each time we return to Seoul every year. Rooms are decent & clean as we only go back for bed & shower & out most of the day. Laundry Service is fast, sent in the morning & return in the evening, less to pack in your luggage & more for shopping. Location to Departmental store (Lotte) with decent food court that connect to the Cheongnyangni subway station that is only 10 mins walk from the hotel that can access to everywhere you wish to go through Seoul massive subway system, also have the Cheongnyangni Korail Train System which caters to destination to the Southeast of Korea . A decent pharmacy located next to the hotel just in case you require some medication & toiletries. Bakeries that cater to you caffeine booster. The 10 mins walk to subway sees major sport shops on the high street e.g. North Face, Adidias
The staffs are so nice and polite.Also their English are quite fluent.If you asked ,they will suggest some locations for visit.
There is wifi at lobby but no wifi at room,I think that is not convenient.
For the hotel's location ,it is quite near the station.