Seoul, South Korea is the destination for millions of international visitors. Whether arriving in the city for business or pleasure, visitors to Seoul often like to stay in independent boutique hotels as they offer more unusual accommodation. Luckily, Seoul is home to many excellent inexpensive boutique hotels and these are three of the best.
IP Boutique Hotel – The IP Boutique Hotel is a large, contemporary-styled inexpensive boutique hotel located in the Itaewon area of Seoul, close to the city’s business and financial districts as well as popular shopping and dining venues.
The IP Boutique Hotel’s features Superior and Deluxe rooms as well as suites, and all offer en suite bath, Wi-Fi internet, mini bar, iPod docking, tea and coffee making facilities, and bathtub.
The hotel’s restaurant, Cafe Amiga, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a Business Breakfast being very popular and Pasta and Salad Buffet the top choice for lunch.
If you’re traveling to Seoul on business, the IP Boutique Hotel also has a business center with secretarial,copying, printing and faxing services, conference rooms and board rooms.
Metro Hotel – A smaller boutique hotel, the Metro Hotel in Seoul is popular with business travelers due to its excellent downtown location.
The Metro Hotel has small but stylish guest rooms all featuring free Wi-Fi internet, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, a large work area, a bathroom with shower and tub and an in-room safe.
The hotel’s restaurant is only open for breakfast but serves a lovely breakfast that’s included in the room rate.
There’s also a business center with photocopying, printing, faxing and courier services as well as private secretarial help and laptop computers and internet. This pretty Seoul boutique hotel really does have it all.
W Seoul – The Seoul W Hotel is the first W in Asia and one of the most stunning of the lot. Decorated in contemporary style, the W Seoul is a luxury boutique hotel that offers sophisticated and world-class accommodation in one of Asia’s most exciting cities.
The W Seoul is located on the slopes of Mount Acha, around a 15 minute drive from downtown Seoul. While this might seem like a long way out, it’s really not and definitely worth it for the perfect peace you’ll find here.
Each of the W’s guest rooms is large for Seoul standards and includes en suite bath, Wi-Fi internet, mini bar, flat screen TV with satellite and DVD player, a rainforest shower, robe and slippers, a coffee and tea maker upon request and a munchie box. Pets are even welcome at the W, and if you travel with yours you’ll be happy to know he’ll even get his own pet bed and a turndown gift.
The W Seoul is known for its restaurants, bars and lounge, where you can order everything from a snack to a full course Korean meal. Don’t miss hanging out in The Living Room too, with its live DJ and comfortable cabanas.
As boutique hotels go, the W Seoul really is top of the line.