Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan (Seoul, South Korea)

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Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan (Seoul, South Korea)

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The hotel is located in the area of Yongsan, not far from the centre of Seoul.
It is two stops by train to Seoul main train station.

For Incheon airport it takes by taxi around 1.5hours, but they do offer a bus service outside hotel that costs around 12k Won & takes same time.

This hotel is located alongside many others such as Mercure and Novotel inside the Seoul Dragon City- a sort of small mall of which is on level 2 of the hotel. Brand new complex. Within walking distance is the Electronic centre of Seoul, told it was the cheapest place to buy everything electrical. There is also shops & restaurants in the vicinity.


The room was fun – themed with the retro game Space invader as shown the back wall. Very colourful energising decor and brand new and spotless since hotel only opened on October 1st this year. It is quite a small room in terms of Asian standards but not poky like Japan.

A very comfortable bed with a nice soft mattres topper and premium bedding. Slept very well. Conveniently either side are touch button light controls on small bed side tables with the bed frame offering in built flexi-reading lamps. USB sockets and international plugs are also both sides.

Facing the bed is a large SamsungTV with over 40 DTV channels, these include mostly news, sport, kids and drama from Korea but international TV from Russia, Germany, Japan, Middle east and China. There are some English language TV such as Euro news, Fox & some US movie channels.

There is a small working desk and lamp- plenty of plugs, a small coffee table and stool.
The bathroom is somewhat open plan but with frosted glass cubicles for the shower and toilet. The wash-let toilet is high tech. Shower works well with rain and detachable head. Full set of amenities that includes generous tubes from Derma centric spa, plus dental kits etc. The sink is on a unit within room with plenty of mirrors that had a kettle and plenty of sachets on top. Below is a laptop size safe, a mini fridge with two complimentary bottles of water offered.

There is also a tall wardrobe, behind a mirror so quite hidden but there are robes & slippers offered.

Digital AC worked well and the room offered a fantastic view of the city landscape of Seoul.
Overall a very nice room and most certainly the best IBIS product I have seen in the world.


The hotel offers no password fast WIFI that worked very well for multiple devices.

There is a large dining room with an extensive buffet for breakfast. I must say I was very impressed with the standard of food, a lot of offer both hot and cold, Asian and Western with the quality of food being very of a high standard and far better breakfast than hotel’s I have stayed at in neighbouring China or Japan.

There is also a very colourful bar in the lobby.

As mentioned the second floor is a mini sort of mall with clothing shops, hair dressers, pharmacies and other vendors.

There is a gym in which has really only cardio equipment, its seems not complete as in a large room but mostly empty but still plenty of cardio machines on offer.

The hotel also offers the standard Korean Sauna with hot and cold baths. Very clean and nice. Separate sauna rooms for men and women.


The staff are approachable and nice, the reception lady was exceptional helpful with directions for Lotte tower. Check-in and Check out was also smooth. The standard of service was very good.

The hotel is very new, very clean and fun- more family than luxury but it is by far the best Ibis hotel I have ever stayed at. Nice room, very high standard of breakfast and pleasant staff, will certainly return again if I return to Seoul.

South Korea, Seoul, Yongsan-gu, 청파로20길 95

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The worlds best Ibis that I have stayed at, colourful and fun room with a very good standard of breakfast.

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