Hotel Irene - Seoul

8-1 Namdaemun-Ro 1-Gil, Jung-Gu, Seoul, South Korea  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Irene - Seoul

 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Situated in the heart of Seoul, the contemporary Irene offers individual rooms.

The hotel is located in the downtown district of Seoul, in the proximity of Jongmyo Shrine, SA.CHOOM Theater and Changdeokgung Palace. A 10-minute walk to the center of Seoul.

20 minutes by car from Gimpo airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 35 rooms featuring a writing desk, a minibar, satellite TV, a laptop-size safe and individual climate control as well as luxurious bathrooms with slippers, bathrobes and a hairdryer. Guestrooms offer simple interior and marble floor.

Eat

International dishes are served in the 24-hour restaurant. At the luxury coffee bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices.  The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of KRW 13000 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers a luggage storage, a baggage storage and a safe deposit box; housekeeping, room service and tour assistance are also provided.

Relax

Spa facilities at Irene include a wellness center and a Jacuzzi.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   37.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • In-room jacuzzi

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Foam mattress
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Irene - Seoul Seoul location
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Hotel Address:

8-1 Namdaemun-Ro 1-Gil, Jung-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

Get directions
City Center
  • Seoul
    600 m
Airports
  • Gimpo (GMP)
    15.9km
  • Incheon International (ICN)
    48.8km
Restaurants
  • Sogong JukJip (cuisine: Korean)
    150 m
  • Seoul Samgyetang (cuisine: Korean)
    180 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    11
  • Number of rooms:
    37

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Rooms and availability

Hotel Irene Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 23m2
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    Suite
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds
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      Hotel Irene Family Twin RoomHotel Irene Family Twin RoomHotel Irene Family Twin Room
      Family Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed
      Size: 23m2
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        Hotel Irene Family SuiteHotel Irene Family SuiteHotel Irene Family Suite
        Family Suite
        Bed type: Double beds
        Size: 43m2
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          Hotel Irene Deluxe Twin Room
          Deluxe Twin Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed or Twin beds
          Size: 33m2
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            Hotel Irene Deluxe Triple RoomHotel Irene Deluxe Triple RoomHotel Irene Deluxe Triple Room
            Deluxe Triple Room
            Bed type: Triple or 3 Single beds
            Size: 30m2
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Hotel Irene - Seoul Seoul location
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              Hotel Address:

              8-1 Namdaemun-Ro 1-Gil, Jung-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Seoul
                600 m
              Airports
              • Gimpo (GMP)
                15.9km
              • Incheon International (ICN)
                48.8km
              Restaurants
              • Sogong JukJip (cuisine: Korean)
                150 m
              • Seoul Samgyetang (cuisine: Korean)
                180 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of floors:
                11
              • Number of rooms:
                37

              Hotel Awards

              South KoreanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSeoulHotel Irene

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Family Hotels in South Korea

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              Hotel Irene Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Seoul City Tour - 500 m

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 500 m

              Places of interest

              • Palace Gyeongbokgung - 500 m
              • Séoul Korea Temple - 2.0km
              • Itaewon - 2.5km

              Historical sites

              Museums

              • War memorial - 2.7km

              Local Attractions

              • Ssamji-gil - 1.6km
                Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
              • National Palace Museum of Korea - 1.7km
                12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
              • Jongmyo Shrine - 2.0km
                155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
              • Gate Gwanghwamun - 1.6km
                76-2 Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
              • Gyeongbokgung - 2.0km
                161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

              Near the hotel

              • Bank of Korea Museum - 260 m
                110 Namdaemunno 3-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
              • Seoul Museum of Art - 460 m
                61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
              • MMCA - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung - 610 m
                99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
              • Myeongdong Real Gun Shooting Range - 820 m
                12F Myeongdong Parking Lot Tower 62-12 Chungmu-ro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
              • Myeongdong: Hyper Shopping - 600 m
                Jung-gu, Seoul
              • Deoksugung - 540 m
                99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
              • Lotte Mart Seoul Station - 870 m
                426, Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Sogong JukJip - 150 m

                Address: 86-1 Bukchang-dong, Jung-gu
                Phone: 02-752-6400

                76% likes this, based on 29 reviews
                Cuisine: Korean
                Price Range: CAD 7 820 - CAD 13 032

              • Food Court at Lotte Department Store Main - 480 m

                Address: 30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu
                Phone: 02-771-2500

                63% likes this, based on 277 reviews

              • Din Tai Fung Myeongdong Branch - 400 m

                Address: 104, Myeong-dong2-ga, Jung-gu
                Phone: 02-771-2778

                63% likes this, based on 61 reviews
                Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

              • Seoul Samgyetang - 180 m

                Address: 34-52, Namchang-dong, Jung-gu
                Phone: 02-755-6925

                78% likes this, based on 17 reviews
                Cuisine: Korean

              • Gamekol Son Wangmandu - 350 m

                Address: 60-2 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu
                Phone: 02-755-2569

                81% likes this, based on 36 reviews
                Cuisine: Korean

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of floors:
                11
              • Number of rooms:
                37

              Hotel Awards

              South KoreanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSeoulHotel Irene

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              Hotel Irene Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Irene

              Individual guest reviews

              • Single
                9.2

                The room is very comfortable and clean.

                The computer was in Korean language and no intrent service in the room wich is very necessary for me.

              • Group of friends
                7.8

                Good location n have free wifi. Plus my room include a desk top with internet for the guest to use. So convenience!

                If the hotel can provide the hotel map/ address both in English and Korean together would be much easier for the guest to find the hotel.

              • Group of friends
                9.6

                surrounded with variety of local restaurants and in the heart of local shopping area

                lighting in the room is not sufficient. hi-tech equipment is trendy but too complicated.

              • Single
                5.0

                The hotel is located between Numdaemun market and Bookchang-Dong area, and is easy to get to to the nearest landmark with taxi once familiar with the area, though you would need to walk a little as taxi drivers do not speak English and would not be able to drive you right up to the hotel. No subway line nearby. There was a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, though I did not try using it. The room had a pc with free internet access, and there was a 50+ inch lcd tv in the room. Overall a reasonable type place to stay on a budget (3+ star), however the rooms were priced perhaps slightly more than it should, a little extra could easily get you to a centrally located 5 star hotel.

                The phone number in the Booked.net reservation confirmation did not work, and I had to spend international data charges to look up the correct number on the hotel website through my mobile, and spent a great amount of international roaming calling charges for a call between the taxi driver and the hotel to get the correct directions. No taxi driver knew of the location, and it is not on the local gps maps. The area though is a little seedy and there are a number of gentlemen clubs in the immediate vicinity, though you would not notice it during the day. The hotel itself was small and basic, no significant facilities. The room was a little cramped, and I had to leave my suitcase on the bed. The shower head in the bathroom was misplaced just above/next to the toilet bowl, and seemed like a mistake in design, while there were only two small spotlights in the bathroom making it very dim, especially in a bathroom covered entirely with black tiles. The pillows a stale smell though the room and hotel seemed new. Some hotel staff could improve on English to provide better help. Overall a reasonable type place to stay on a budget, however the rooms were priced perhaps slightly more than it should, a little extra could easily get you to a centrally located 5 star hotel.

              • Couple
                8.8

                It's very good hotel,, Great time for honeymoon,, I love it.

                My wife didn't like remote control in toilet room 555555 ,, She scared.

              • Family with children
                6.6

                Location goog

                Staff know very little englissh

              • Couple
                2.8

                The location

                Over priced, stayed at very expensive suite that looked exactly like the rooms. They claimed bigger but wasnt. Only one elevator. No bell boy . no cafes. Very discomforting room design shower has no tub nor place for shampoo and soap, have to keep them on restroom floor and step on it and slip some lights not working room service were guys in casual clothes scared my wife when walked out of the room, she thought they were robbers terrible hotel !

              • Group of friends
                6.6

                Bath room, with jacussi and modern toilet.

              • Group of friends
                9.6

                I like that I had a pc in my room with internet free of charge. There is not many hotels that will not only provide you internet, but a free pc in your room. I also enjoyed the friendliness of the front desk and willingness to help/answer questions.

              • Couple
                7.8

                The rooms are newly renovated, and look minimalistic/design with black stone, and white covers. The shower and jacuzzi are very good, although the bathroom is rather inpracticle, with the water of the shower running over the bathroom floor to the sink, at the other end. Airconditioning is very new, and not noisy. TV also provides CNN and BBC, on a very large flatscreen TV.Breakfast is good, with a choice of korean or western breakfast (fresh fruit, cereals,, toast), and a choice of fresh made fried, scrambled, or cooked eggs.The area lies central to main attractions in Seoul, like the palaces and Namdaemun market.

              • Couple
                7.0

                (1) Polite Staff at Reception. (2) Nice Breakfast included in room rate. (3) Very Good service by the male waiter on 29 and 30 Apr 2011 (forgot to get his name). (4) Location near to Namdemum Mkt and lots of eating places at night near the hotel (5) Prompt service or attention to the request when it is made (see the comments below)

                (1) Bathroom Facilities : location of shower head and lights could be improved. Previous reviewer mentioned the awkward shower and dim lights. There was no shower screen and the shower head is located away from the jacuzzi which means u have to shower next to the WC. The entire bathroom floor is therefore wet as there was no shower screen nor any difference in floor level to keep the wet shower area from the area of the WC. The bathroom decor wall tiles are black and with only 2 spot lights (only 1 was working when we check in and had to request for it to be fixed) and hence it is very dim. (2) The room we had contains a double bed and single bed for a total of 3 persons. Though we indicated 2 pp, the replacement of towels for each of the 3 nights is only for 1 bath towel and even though we highlighted to reception, there is no change and so it's kind of disappointing that they do not listen nor register the feedback to the housekeeping colleagues. (3) Only wired internet from their PC is allowed as the ethernet cable pt is concealed and hence if you bring your own notebook, you cannot connect it too. Free wireless is only on 1st sty reception.

              • Single
                5.4

                Free internet. acceptance distance to shopping centre

                the cleaning service is poor. Towels is yellow. Lighting is poor. It is difficult to see myself in Mirror. No English tranlation in room. All indication on phone, remote control is in Korean.

              • Couple
                7.8

                I liked the most the stylish room, and the location of the hotel.

                the bathroom is a bit strange: nearly no light in the toilette, and you have to jump to get into the bathtub, not really comfortable and dangerous

              • Group of friends
                6.6

                1. convenient location, 2. in-room computer,3. jaccuzzi, 4. one remote control for everything

                1. No door for Jaccuzzi; 2. the hotel telephone number on Booked.net confirmation was wrong and it took us a long time to find the hotel as the taxi driver did not know the hotel

              • Couple
                7.0

                helpful, English speaking staff. wonderfully heated floors and clean sheets. daily housekeeping. nice bed. location close enough to markets and yet away from hustle and bustle.

                dark bathroom and insufficient lighting. odd placement of shower head outside jacuzzi/bathtub made it difficult to shower. cabinet for hanging jackets unusually high as if for 7 ft tall person. pillows were uncomfortable. bathrobe too flimsy. hotel a bit difficult to find as locals don't seem to be aware of hotel.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Hotel Irene - Seoul Seoul location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              8-1 Namdaemun-Ro 1-Gil, Jung-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Seoul
                600 m
              Airports
              • Gimpo (GMP)
                15.9km
              • Incheon International (ICN)
                48.8km
              Restaurants
              • Sogong JukJip (cuisine: Korean)
                150 m
              • Seoul Samgyetang (cuisine: Korean)
                180 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of floors:
                11
              • Number of rooms:
                37

              Hotel Awards

              South KoreanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSeoulHotel Irene

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Family Hotels in South Korea

              Use Badge