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4.5 out of 5

"This was a modern hotel in a great location, within walking distance of the subway and buses, and great shopping. The room was larger than I expected ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 28 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Seoul City Hall, connected to a shopping center

In shopping district

At this Myeongdong hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Lotte Department Store and Myeongdong Street, both steps away. Seoul City Hall and Namdaemun Market are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free area shuttle

This hotel features a restaurant and 15 bars/lounges. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the 24-hour health club and perks like a free area shuttle.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 280 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like free minibar items and slippers, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and free bottled water.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$101 per night

Standard Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong

Everyone (2)
5 out of 5

Modern Hotel in a Great Location

This was a modern hotel in a great location, within walking distance of the subway and buses, and great shopping. The room was larger than I expected for a city hotel, spotless, and very comfortable. The AC was terrific. Hotel staff was very helpful and friendly, and the breakfast buffet was outstanding - the best coffee!

Posted by , from New York on Aug 28, 2018

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4 out of 5

Good location!

Pros: Location is excellent
Cons: Room too hot the hotel seems a little wore. They need a renovation.
Location: Lots of good restaurants and amazing shopping area. Easy to catch cab and subway.
Location is in the heart of shopping and restaurants. Hotel is very close by the subway. Every where you what to go is either walking distant or easily you can catch a subway or cab. Airport shuttle is right in front of the hotel. I had requested non-smoking room but the room smell like smoke. The AC wasn't working cool enough it was very hot in the room most of the time. I had made 2 complaints but staff not able to help. I guess Korea is not big in AC. No room service be prepared. Had coin lundary on 10th floor very convenient. Staff was very friendly and able to extend my room check out till 2pm. Will definitely come back to stay this hotel. Except will leave my second room key on all day to let the room cool down and have curtain closed at all time during the afternoon sun.

Posted by , from HNL on Oct 7, 2016

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4 out of 5

Superb location

One cannot beat the location of the Ibis Ambassador Seoul.  It is at the edge of the Myeongdong shopping district, one block to city hall, eight blocks to Insadong, and a long walk to the two palaces, as well as being one-half block from subway line 2 (Green line). The staff is excellent, helpful for information. The hotel itself is adequate,  but looking worn.  The carpets need to be replaced.  This being said, I would still stay here again as the location is superb.

Posted by , from Cornelius, NC on Sep 13, 2013

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 8, 2014 by Emily

Dear Bacjfc, Warm greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong! We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong. It is always a pleasure to receive kind feedback. Especially, as you mentioned, our location is very helpful to the traveler because it is very near to food stalls, restaurants, cafes and shops.. ,and it is very near to the Seoul Metro stations (Euljiro il-ga) and has Airport Limousine bus stop in front of hotel. Also, we would like to deeply thank you for your kind compliments on our staffs. Your compliments have certainly motivated us to further develop our service of staff for the benefit of valuable guests, such as yourself. And also concerning the carpets, it has been carefully noted to be improved for our future planning. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback, and we truly look forward to welcoming you again in the near future where we will do our best to exceed your expectations. kind regards, Emily Front Office Manger Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

4 out of 5

great location

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, free sauna
this place is an absolute gem when it comes to location and staff service. I absolutely reccommend this place, and if ever i have to go back, i would stay here again. just ride the limosine bus#6015 outside exit 13 for 10,000KRW and it'll dropmyou off right on the side of the hotel. Most staff were friendly and courteous, esp one guy which a shame i forgot his name, he's very sincere and glad to help out for directions. Some of them are snobby but neglectable. Otherwise the hospitality of the rest of the staff makes up for it.

Posted by , from Cleveland, OH, USA on Apr 13, 2012

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 6, 2014 by Emily

Dear Mr./Ms. lee1984, Warm greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong! I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice during your recent visit to Seoul. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our guests are satisfied with our services as it is what we strive for every day. Your kind words have been passed on to our staffs and this will certainly motivate them to keep up the good work. Also, it is with much regret that the experience you described in your comments causes me deep concern. please accept my humble apologies regarding attitude of some staff. I will investigate the matter myself and take the necessary action to rectify the situation. Furthermore, I do appreciate you bringing the issue to my attention and therefore giving us an opportunity to improve. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback, and we truly look forward to welcoming you again in the near future where we will do our best to exceed your expectations. kind regards, Emily Front Office Manger Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

5 out of 5

Good Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
The room was very clean when I stayed. The breakfast buffet was ok. The workout room consisted of cardio machines and very light weights, so if you're a gym freak you'd want to look elsewhere. It was minutes from the shopping district and subway station. The staff was friendly and spoke English well. I'd stay here again if I wanted to go back to Seoul.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Jul 12, 2011

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 6, 2014 by Emily

Dear Mr./Ms. jherbias, Warm Greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong! We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your staying at our hotel. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our guests are satisfied with our services as it is what we strive for every day. Your kind words have been passed on to our team and this will certainly motivate them to keep up the good work. We all look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit in the future. Thank you. kind regards, Emily Front Office Manger Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

5 out of 5

Great location. Value for money. Will go back again.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The location is great with many restaurants and shopping all in the area. The staff are always there to help, although it can get rather busy in the lobby when a few groups need to check in. Perhaps more lobby staff is needed. Cheers.

Posted by , from singapore on Apr 13, 2011

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 15, 2014 by Emily

Dear 2stanley , Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and leaving us a wonderful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our service and accommodation. Your review is so cheerful and inspiring! All our team members at Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong Hotel will continually strive to exceed our guest’s expectations by providing the most warm and caring service. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback, and we truly look forward to welcoming you again in the near future where we will do our best to exceed your expectations. kind regards, Emily Front Office Manger Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

4 out of 5

Ideal location for any first time Seoul visitor

Pros: Free Internet, locatiion location location
Cons: the bed...
After staying at many other higher priced hotels in my previous trips, I pick this one for the low price only... but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to go from the ICN airport to the front of the hotel via Bus #6015. The basic room wasn't huge but similar in size to mid level hotels in Japan. Its location in the middle of Myoung Dong area provided many good eating places and access to subway #2 within 10 min. walk. Will go back the next time!

Posted by , from Seattle, WA on Feb 8, 2011

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Apr 15, 2014 by Emily

Dear Mr./Ms. BR549 Warm greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong! We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong. It is always a pleasure to receive kind feedback. Especially, as you mentioned, our location is very helpful to the traveler because it is very near to tourist attractions like palaces, temples and shopping area. Also it is very near to the Seoul Metro stations (Euljiro il-ga) and has Airport Limousine bus stop in front of hotel. At Ibis, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Your compliments have certainly motivated us to further develop our service of staff for the benefit of valuable guests, such as yourself. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. kind regards, Emily Front Office Manger Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

5 out of 5

Awesome Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
I loved this hotel, all the staff spoke English, it was right next to some great shopping. And when I was ready to go to bed, I could turn on the TV and get a lot of American TV stations. If you are going to Seoul this is the place to stay.

Posted by , from Springfield, VA on Feb 7, 2011

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2014 by Emily

Warm greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong! I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice during your recent visit to Seoul. We are most concerned with the satisfaction of our guests and your feedback is of great value to us. We hope you will give us the opportunity of welcoming you again in Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong!

5 out of 5

A great option

This hotel is in the perfect location for downtown Seoul. It is strange to go to the 19th floor to check in and then go down to get to your room but it eventually makes sense. Comfortable but small rooms, but an outstanding value. It is easy to get to everything from the hotel.

Posted by , from Bloomington, Indiana on Feb 4, 2011

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2014 by Emily

Warmest greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. Your comments inspire us to strive harder in servicing our guests. Your kind words have been shared on to our staffs. Thank you for your fidelity and look forward to serving you again soon!

4 out of 5

Great Location

The hotel was right in front of the 6015 airport bus stop. Around the corner from the hotel was a shopping mecca filled with stores and street vendors. They have free Wi-Fi but signal strength was weak and I lost connection once during my 6 day stay. They have a coin op laundry facility but the dryer doesn't work very well, you will have to run it twice to get your clothes dry. Also during our stay we kept hearing construction sounds at 4am outside the hotel.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2010

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Apr 9, 2014 by Emily

Warm greetings from Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong! It is encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our as it is what we strive for every day. All of us at Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong would like to offer our sincere thanks for your kind review. We would like to welcome you again in the near future!

About the ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong

Location 78, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul 100-021

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 15 bars/lounges. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 807 square feet (75 square meters). A 24-hour health club, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong. This 3.5-star Seoul hotel is smoke free.

  • 280 guestrooms or units
  • 15 bars or lounges
  • 807 sq ft of conference space
  • 75 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2006
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) (68.4 km / 42.5 mi)
  • Metro station: City Hall Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong offers 280 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Cable television is provided. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour health club.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

A 10% Hotel Tax is applied to each reservation. Non-residents paying at the hotel are eligible for a refund on the 10% Hotel Tax. The tax refund is available at Tax Refund Centers located within the city, including those inside select airports. Tax refund availability may vary by Tax Refund Center or hotel. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: KRW 22000 for adults and KRW 11000 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • ibis Ambassador
  • ibis Ambassador Hotel
  • ibis Ambassador Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
  • ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
  • ibis Seoul Myeongdong
  • Accor Ambassador Myeong Dong Hotel
  • Ibis Ambassador Myeong Dong Hotel
  • ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong Hotel
  • Accor Ambassador Myeong Dong Hotel

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Photos appearing in the property description reflect the brand standard and are for illustrative purposes only.

National Rating

For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.