Bangbae Renaissance Hotel - Seoul37.49715, 126.986205
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Hotels Recommended by Guests in South Korea
Bangbae Renaissance is located in the shopping area of Seoul within meters of The War Memorial of Korea. The venue opened its doors in 2007 and was remodeled in 2011. The accommodation comprises 30 rooms and offers friendly services maintained by professional staff.
Located around 1 mile from Montmartre Park, the hotel is also 1 mile away from Seoul National Cemetery. The property boasts location within 5 miles from Seoul city center.
Easily accessible from Express Bus Terminal subway station.
In-room conveniences, such as climate control, TV set and a work desk, are provided. The rooms offer a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries in each bathroom.
Eat & Drink
Unwind and embrace the ambiance of Seoul in the lounge restaurant onsite. The accommodation invites guests to the café bar to relax with a drink.
Bangbae Renaissance offers not only 24-hour reception, laundry service and coatroom service, but also a safety deposit box, an elevator and a coatroom.
High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2011. Number of rooms: 45.
In-room air conditioning
- In-room air conditioning
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Bottled water
- In-room desk
- Hair dryer
- City landmarks
The room was a good size and had a very funky decor. Huge plasma TV with loads of local channels and a few international ones. But the real winner was the TV was connected to a PC with free internet. I had a great time playing music videos via the web. There was a surround sound system with 8 speakers around the room, but I just couldn't figure out how to work it. The spa pool is huge and all the bathroom facilities were modern and new. It was just a fun place to stay. Around the hotel is a really lively area with lots of local bars, restaurants and cafe's. But it was very local and a very young crowd. I saw no other westerners and felt very conspicuous.The place is basically what is termed a "Love Hotel" in Korea or Japan. That doesn't mean it's sleazy. It means young couples go there for romantic encounters because they live with their parents, or their apartments are crummy. Or something to that effect. Frankly, it's the best room with the best fun-potential for the best price you're going to get.
If your traveling solo, it will make you feel a bit lonely. The hotel has absolutely no information for tourists -you need to be totally independent. There was one male staff member who spoke excellent English and was very helpful. But if he's not there, your communicating with no-one!
The guy at the front desk spoke perfect English and was really helpful when I told him that my first room had water all over the floor and that there was pubic hair around the bed----yuck! He readied a new room for me right away, thankfully!
I didn't like the location and the fact that the staff on the phone spoke no English at all! They sent me to another location first, and then across the city (in Seoul); the room is grossly (way) more expensive for what it was---a Love Motel. The site said nothing about that, but that's exactly what it was! They had the rate per hour listed outside on an inflatable marquee. It was quite embarrassing to see and hear the traffic all evening, but I didn't want to loose my $125, which I was informed could not be refunded after seeing the place up close and personal, nor could I find another room at the hour at which I arrived in Seoul. *Smh*
The room was huge and fully equiped, definitely more than value for money. The staffs were very helpful, coming to the room to go through the functions on the remote control (instructions printed in Korean) and fixed up the internet line.
the exterior and corridors give the impression of a love hotel but what the heck. It's funky, if we are a little open minded.