I chose to stay in ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong because of its proximity to a number of tourist spots. It is primarily located in Insadong where you can find local and traditional shops and restaurants. The hotel is a few minutes walk to Unhyeongung palace, Bukchon Hanok village, Cheongyecheon stream and Changdeokgung palace. You can also walk to the subway in Anguk station and Jongno 3-ga station.
The hotel has modern design and facilities although the surrounding area is not that attractive being near to a market or some kind of residential with a busy street. It provides free transport to train stations and other key areas like Myeongdong. Checking in was fast and easy. I had welcome drinks as well being a Le Club member. The staff is friendly and speaks English very well.
I had the standard double room. The room is decent in size and is very clean. They provide you with power adaptor in the room which I think is very convenient for travellers. The toilet and the shower are modern and clean with some toiletries provided. The housekeeping staff is very efficient and courteous. In each floor, there is an ice/hot/cold water machine and a massage chair. The breakfast buffet does not have much variety of food but appetizing nonetheless. They have 2 coin operated washing machines, 1 dryer and 3 flat irons a very helpful amenity. At the lower level there is a fitness centre and a sauna. The only complaint I had was the wifi in my room. The signal was erratic and sometimes I am unable to connect. I told the staff at the front desk and I was told that they would fix it but it never got better. They did not even ask me again if it was working already.
It is a decent hotel according to its price range. It is modern, clean and with many amenities. The area where the hotel is may not be appealing compared to others, but its proximity to shops, restaurants and tourist spots atones for it. Maybe if the staff will be more attentive to the customers needs and a few more dishes in the buffet breakfast then I can give them a higher rating. I rate ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong – 7/10.