We didn't realise how lucky we were to stay at the Doulos until after checking-in and starting to explore Seoul that we realised what a fabulous little gem of a hotel the Doulos was. The hotel is hidden away from the main streets, and so it is always peaceful, the staff were consistently polite and efficient. The hotel presents as seen on their website, at the time of our visit the restaurant was nearing the completion of a renovation. Our room was clean, non-smoking as requested (if this is important to you make sure you request it), quiet and has air-con which the guest can control, but we could open the window with little street noise. Our room (#509) was small, with the bed pushed up against the wall, but we knew this on booking, but it was not too much of an inconvenience because you are not in your room for long. There is free WIFI with good connections, as well as Ethernet internet connection, 2-3 English speaking tv channels, a mni frig which is stocked with 2 bottles of Evian water and 2 small chocolates each day of your stay. There is a computer for guests to use for free also in the hotel.
Breakfast is served from 7-9am only, so you may have to set your alarm to not miss out. On offer there is a variety of food to start you on your day: Soup, breads and pastries, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, salad ingredients (lettuce, gherkins, tomato, cucumber, corn), boiled eggs, cooked sausages, tea, coffee and juice.
In the local area there are some fabulous restaurant servicing great food and drink at good prices, but you really need to be able to speak and read Korean to be served, we were fortunate to be traveling with a South Korean.
If you stay at the Doulos Hotel you will be in walking distances to most downtown Seoul attractions saving you subway fees, nearby is the Cheongyechon stream, make sure you go for walks along here, it is safe day and night. The hotel is a 5 minute walk away from the subway, Jongno3-ga on line 1, easy access to the Seoul station for connecting services to the airport or for further travel in South Korea.
If ever we were to return to Seoul, we would definitely make the Doulos our 'home'.
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- Also Known As:
- Doulos Hotel Seoul