Am in Seoul for the weekend which is fun - great food, a fairly laid-back atmosphere even here in Seoul (except for motorbike delivery drivers riding on the sidewalks) and the weather has been wonderful - warm and dry and a slight chill in the evenings.
A friend living in Seoul recommended I stay at the "boutique hotel" Hotel Noblesse in Yoksam near Gangnam (Line 2) on the south side of the Han River. The hotel is one street in from the main drag as you exit Yoksam station (Tel: 02 558 1202; fax: 02 558 0875).
I arrived to find out I had booked online the other Hotel Noblesse on the north side of the Han and so had to trek back up north. The other Hotel Noblesse is described as Seoul's "first boutique hotel" and is near Janghanpyeong Station (Line 5) - 465-5 Jangan-dong, Dongdaemun-ku. Exit 3, turn right out of the exit and then first right and the hotel is 300m down the road on the right. You can book online here:
Hotels in Korea - Booking.com
It has a bit of a Japanese Love Hotel feel to it - subdued lighting, porn channels on the TV and lots of mirrors but the bathroom is great, its very quiet and the staff are friendly.
Saturday, October 15, 2005