Surprisingly good hotel located near Yeouido
Posted Oct 23, 2015
I had some mixed feelings about this place. It was rated as a 4-star, yet was relatively inexpensive and the reviews were less than stellar. As I drove into the entrance, I could tell that it was more of a so-called love hotel than a business / tourist hotel, which explained some of the reviews. This is interesting because the full name of the place is actually "Dodo Tourist Hotel". But it wasn't long until I could see that it was trying to live up to their name.
First of all, my car was valet-parked right away. Then, check-in at the front desk was effortless and the clerk handed me a welcome bag full of personal hygiene stuff (let's just say it pretty much covers all the bases) and the card key to the room. I took an elevator up, an a corridor with a rather colourful lighting greeted me. A bit cheesy, but I wasn't going to stare at it all day, so it was okay.
The room was quite roomy. The beds were properly done and everything was organized. It's got both A/C and a heater, a big flat screen TV with a PC connected to it, and a bathroom stocked with various amenities. The bathtub even had a whirlpool feature. The PC was still running XP, but had access to all sorts of movies for free (even adult-themed ones). The room did have a slight odour, but it also had an air purifier to counter that. Overall, it does seem like a cross between a love hotel and a tourist hotel, but in a good way.
In the end, I had a pretty good night's stay and left satisfied.