Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun (1 Double, Standard)
You can reach Shilla Stay (Gwanghwamun) in just 5 minutes by foot from Jonggak Station's Exit 2. Although I frequently visit the neighborhood around Jonggak Station, this is my first time staying in a hotel in this area.
The entrance of Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is located right next to a Starbucks. You'll need to take the elevator to reach the lobby, as it's located on a higher floor. Even though it's not in a specifically hotel-designed building, the Shilla Stay sign makes it simple to find the way.
On the eighth floor, you'll find the lobby, cafe, bar, meeting room, gym, and business center. The hotel's Cafe (breakfast) and Bar are located on the 8th floor, and guest rooms are located on the 9th through the 19th.
The 8th floor is where guests may find the lobby and complete their check-in or check-out procedures. If no further charges are incurred during your stay, you can just leave the card key behind and depart.
All visitors have access to the conference room and business center. The space in the photo can be used for meetings, and it features comfortable furniture and a real fire in the stove.
Business Center (8F)
Business center with a computer, printer, and wide desk area.
I reserved a standard room with one double bed. The hotel had a 15:00 check-in time and a noon checkout time.
Room 1026 (1 Double, Standard)
I stayed in Room 1026 for the night. You can see Jogyesa Temple from here, however, the staff informed us that the temperature in this room is approximately one degree Celsius lower than in the rest of the hotel. I didn't think it would be a big deal.
The Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is well-known for its spectacular views of Jogyesa Temple. They told me that at about 4:00 in the morning, there was a bell-ringing event at Jogyesa Temple, but since I rarely get up during the night, it didn't bother me.
The comfort of the bedding was appreciated. It is also good for single use or two people. There was a table and enough space for my suitcase.
The window seats and tables looked fine for eating and working, but I never used them.
There was a lot of natural light coming in through the wide window at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun. Jogyesa Temple is visible through the window, but there was a sudden cold front the day I visited, so I decided to keep the curtains closed.
Tea, coffee, and two bottles of mineral water are provided.
Robes and essentials like shampoo and soap are supplied. However, they do not supply any single-use items.
I liked the requirement that guests supply their own toiletries. The complimentary toothbrush, toothpaste, and combs at hotels made me unhappy because I prefer not to use single-use items. Therefore, I appreciated the necessity. Let's carry our own stuff.
Take a look at Jogyesa Temple from the room. It was surprising to find a temple in the heart of a metropolitan area.
One problem was that the space wasn't warm enough.
Although I turned the thermostat to its highest setting as soon as I reached my room, the temperature remained at 20 degrees Celsius. Probably since it was a day with a cold front, it seemed like the temperature would not rise much higher. And so I slept, unwarmed and in the cold.
I appreciated that when I complained about the room's chilliness, they responded promptly by bringing in a heater, I suspect this was an issue with the building itself. It's probably not a good idea to visit during the winter season.
Besides the cold room, the location in Jonggak made it convenient for exploring the neighborhood, and the quality of the staff and the cleanliness of the amenities all made this an enjoyable stay.
Address : 71 Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Tel : +82-2-6060-9000
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