Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hotel Skypark Myeongdong 1 Seoul Review

Seoul's Hotel Skypark Myeong-Dong 1 is a really interesting hotel and it's easy to locate. The nearest exit from the subway is Exit 6. Just walk down the street after exiting Exit 6 and turn left on the first turn you come to. The hotel is right next to the retail store SPAO. Map can be found here.


I find Hotel Skypark Myeongdong 1 interesting because the hotel entrance is small and the lobby is actually situated on the 11th floor!

From the street, it's seems uninteresting but when the lift opens up to the lobby on the 11th floor, you can see that it's a pretty neat hotel that utilizes whatever small space it has.


The weighing machine at the lobby is a plus point too. The lobby decor gives me a retro chic feel.


The hotel is pretty new and there's several nice Japanese drawings hung around. 


One of the niceties is this outdoor roof garden. I spent a few nights here drinking and chatting while enjoying Seoul's cool autumn air. **Bliss**


When I first checked into my room, I was pleasantly surprised that there's a small space decorated by Etude House that allows you to try on their nail polishes for free. Cute right?


The room is a little small, just like those of Japan's hotels but the hotel's superb location more than made up for it. 


Even the toilet is small and the shower space is from where the shower curtains are to the other end of the wall (ie. half of the small bathroom) But the presence of the bidet is great! There's pressure, water temperature and even angle controls.


As you can probably tell, the hotel has some ongoing promotions with Etude House and it was a bonus to me that hotel guests get to enjoy a one time 10% off for Etude House purchase. Just head to the reception and ask for the coupon if you want one.


Overall, I really enjoyed staying at Hotel Skypark Myeong-Dong 1 because of its excellent location. It's so close to the train exit and the shopping street is right at its door step. Lotteria is right opposite too in case you get hungry at night.

There's even a supermarket to the left of the hotel. It's about 700m away. If you don't mind the space, this hotel will be perfect. I had a really comfortable stay there and find it value for money. I'm going to stay here again when I next go back to Seoul! 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi.. can i check if your hotel is actually this http://skyparkhotel.com/eng/html/a/02.asp ? Can I just roughly know what was the rate that you paid for this hotel? Thanks a lot..

Mei said...

Hi there,

Yes, it is. I paid about $150 per night for a double room. The room is smaller and it's 1 bed only for 2 person.

Cheers! =)

Anonymous said...

U were in Korea last week... Me too and was there for 1 week, just came..
Yeah.. wanted to book the skypark hotel but was fully booked...

Anonymous said...

thx.. ur blog is great!! makes my planning for my korea trip so much simpler..

Mei said...

Hi,

Great to hear that my blog is of help! =)

I was in Korea about 2 weeks back. I booked the room quite a few months earlier. I ususally book them early to ensure a space. ;)

Anonymous said...

oic.. in the end I booked the Astoria Hotel. As i read from ur blog on that hotel, so i decided to book it. The hotel is good and convenient too.. :)

Mei said...

Astoria is good too! The room and bathroom is much more spacious! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mei,

saw that u have stayed in Astoria and Skypark Myeongdong previously. which hotel do you prefer most?

Anonymous said...

I felt like I am already in Seoul and had already checked into this hotel that I had already booked just by reading your blog! U had really gave a detailed information! Thanks so much! In fact I am quite particular on reading reviews. Usually I would prefer to read reviews on the same nationality. hehe..

Mei said...

Hi,

Sorry for the late reply. I have been busy. I prefer Skypark Myeong-Dong actually because it's right above Myeong-Dong even thought the rooms are much smaller. ;)

Charmy said...

Hi Mei,
from the picture of the bathroom it seems that there's is not bath tub or shower stall, so I guess that water splashed all over the entire bathroom floor???

Mei said...

Hi Charmy,

Yes coz the bathroom is tiny. The whole room is tiny but very value for money for its location. ;)