Unveiling ‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam’: Comprehensive Analysis from Global to Korean Guest Reviews, Hotel Information & Lowest Price!

Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam (★★★ 3 Star), situated in Myeongdong, Seoul, Korea? Or perhaps you’ve already secured your reservation? Then you’ve landed at the right place on my blog!!

I, HB (Hotel Boy 😎), am committed to providing you with the most comprehensive reviews of Korea’s finest hotels, unrivaled by anyone worldwide!

In this post, I have compiled the following information:

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam

As a hotel guide residing in Korea, I’ve prepared an objective and insightful analysis based on numerous reviews from both local and global guests, all through a uniquely Korean lens. This aims to engage all your senses and assist in making an informed decision for your unforgettable stay in Korea.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

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1. About ‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam

‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam’ is ranked 9th in the overall Seoul area and 1th in the Gangnam area among the Top-Rated Hotels in Seoul as analyzed by HB. (For those intrigued, don’t forget to peruse HB’s previous post, ‘[A Local’s Insight] Discover Top-Rated Hotels Across All of Seoul’.)

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam.

Source: Agoda

Surrounded by restaurants and shops, this relaxed hotel in the upscale Gangnam district is a 7-minute walk from the closest metro station. It’s a 16-minute subway trip from Coex Aquarium and 15 minutes by bus from Bongeunsa, a historic Buddhist temple complex.

Warm, straightforward rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and city views, along with desks and sitting areas. All provide Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemakers.

Parking and evening noodle soup are free. A breakfast buffet is available for an additional charge. There’s also an indoor bathhouse with 3 hot tubs and a sauna.

Source: Google Maps

‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam

  • Grade: ★★★ 3 Star Hotel
  • Address: 134 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.hotespa.net
  • Telephone: +82-02-548-5489
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: highlights & facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam.

Remember, these reviews encompass perspectives not just from Korean guests, but also those hailing from various corners of the globe. Our forthcoming review draws heavily upon data gathered across platforms like ‘Agoda’, ‘Booking.com’, and ‘Google Maps’.

2.1. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Agoda

Agoda Ratings: 9.1 / 10, based on 11,511 reviews

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: ratings on agoda
Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated ‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam’.

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam‘ has earned an exceptional score of 9.1 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Facilities’, and ‘Service’.

What follows is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews, with our main focus on recent comments to maintain both relevance and freshness.

LocationDormy Inn Gangnam is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Sinnonyeon station in Gangnam, providing easy access to anywhere in Seoul by subway. Also, the K airport limousine stop is just 30 meters away from the Novotel Hotel, making it easy to travel to Incheon Airport. However, Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam is located on a hill, which could be inconvenient when carrying luggage.
Room The rooms are of appropriate size for single travelers, offering a wonderful view of the city. The water pressure from the shower is excellent, and the rooms are well maintained and clean. However, there are reviews indicating that some rooms had stains on the carpet and an unpleasant smell.
BreakfastSome guests highly appreciated the free ramen-soup provided every night at 9 pm. However, there is a lack of specific reviews about breakfast.
FriendlinessThe staff left a good impression on the guests with their kindness and careful consideration. In particular, there were positive reviews about Mr. Song Chang-keun, a front desk staff. He was very helpful from the arrival and reliable in booking taxis for business meetings during peak hours or airport taxis in the early morning.
FacilitiesDormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam offers well-maintained public sauna facilities where guests can comfortably rest. Also, they provide pajamas in a typical Japanese way, allowing guests to exclude this part from their luggage.
PriceMany reviews state that Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam offers excellent value for the price. This is backed by clean and modern facilities, excellent location, free onsen/sauna, and free ramen every night.
OthersSome guests pointed out the downside that the walls are thin and noise can be heard. However, this was not considered serious, and it was within the permissible range in the first guest experience.
Dormy Inn Gangnam is a hotel that offers excellent value for the price, with the friendliness of its staff, excellent facilities, and good location being highlighted as advantages. In particular, the onsen and sauna facilities are one of the major attractions of this hotel. However, the fact that Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam is located on a hill requiring uphill walking, and the cleanliness of some rooms, are pointed out as areas requiring improvement.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.8 / 10, based on 848 reviews

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: ratings on booking.com
Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam.

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam‘ bagged a fabulous score of 8.8 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘facilities’ and ‘Cleanliness’.

Next up is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. Just like with Agoda, we’ve concentrated on recent comments to ensure that our insights stay timely and relevant.

LocationReviewers positively evaluated the hotel’s location in Gangnam and the variety of nearby restaurants and shops. In particular, they liked that the food street and subway stations were within walking distance.
Room The cleanliness of the rooms was praised by the majority of reviewers. However, some expressed dissatisfaction with the narrowness of the rooms. Some reviewers also criticized the smell coming from the bathrooms.
BreakfastReviewers had opinions about the hotel’s breakfast. While some found it satisfactory, others thought it was expensive.
FriendlinessThe friendliness of the staff was positively evaluated by most reviewers. There were many compliments about the courtesy of the reception and restaurant staff in particular.
FacilitiesMany reviewers appreciated the hotel’s onsen (or sauna). This appeared to be one of the unique features of this hotel. The late-night ramen service was also popular among guests.
PriceSome reviewers pointed out that the prices were high, but overall, most reviewers had high satisfaction with the hotel’s services and facilities.
OthersSome reviewers criticized the small and soft pillows. Meanwhile, some reviewers praised the availability of a steam iron in the room for their clothes.
Generally, Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam was praised for its good location, friendly staff, clean rooms, and special facilities (onsen, midnight ramen service). However, some drawbacks were pointed out, such as the narrow rooms, the smell from the bathrooms, and the small, soft pillows. Despite these criticisms, the majority of reviewers had high overall satisfaction with the hotel.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.5 / 5, based on 1,133 reviews

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: ratings on google maps
Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5,Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnamhas impressively clinched a rating of 4.5. What’s intriguing is that unlike other review platforms that categorize scores by specific features or services, Google Maps rates hotels according to guest types. Here we see all types of guests(solo, couple, families, and business guests) awarding ‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam‘ with their top ratings of 4.6.

Following this, we present you an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. – just as with Agoda and Booking.com cases – we’ve prioritized recent comments to keep our insights relevant and timely.

LocationDormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam is conveniently located near Gangnam station, making it easy to travel and enjoy shopping and dining. However, some guests mentioned that it could be a bit tiring to walk up the hill to the hotel.
Room The rooms are small but tidy and well-organized. They are very clean and equipped with everything you need. However, some guests mentioned that they found the rooms small and the beds uncomfortable.
BreakfastBreakfast is diverse and delicious. The hotel serves a variety of Japanese, Korean, and Western dishes, which has greatly satisfied the guests. It was evaluated as excellent in terms of price.
FriendlinessThe staff’s kindness and service were highly praised. The staff quickly and efficiently handled customer requests and paid meticulous attention to customer service.
FacilitiesFacilities such as a sauna are well-equipped, satisfying many guests. In, the 24-hour sauna and ramen served in the evening were very popular.
PriceOverall, the satisfaction in relation to the price was very high. Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam provided customer-centered services in all aspects such as rooms, facilities, and services.
OthersSome guests expressed a bit of inconvenience about having to walk up the hill to the hotel. Also, some guests expressed regrets about the size of the room and the comfort of the bed.
Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam received excellent evaluations in various aspects such as location, service, and facilities. In particular, the cleanliness of the rooms, the quality of the breakfast, and the kindness of the staff received high scores from many guests. However, there were opinions that improvement may be needed in terms of room size and bed comfort.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnamplays host to a significant number of Korean guests. In my quest for understanding guest experiences, I’ve come across a plethora of reviews penned by Koreans. Allow me to share some of these standout reviews with you.

3.1. Best Review: “Experiencing Superior Twin Room, Hot Spring, and Breakfast at Dormy Inn Seoul Gangnam”

Summary of the Blog Post

I enjoyed a staycation at ‘Dormy Inn Seoul Gangnam’ with a weary body. This hotel has an artificial hot spring, giving a Japanese vibe, and I booked a Superior Twin Room. The room was small but comfortable, and the makeshift middle door in the center of the room gave a sense of stability. Also, the sink and toilet in the room, as well as the comfortable pajamas, were convenient.

The hot spring we were most looking forward to was located on the basement floor. Although small, it was equipped with a private bath, sauna, and an artificial hot spring, which was enough to relieve fatigue with my mom. After the hot spring, we enjoyed the service of Dormy Inn Japan, which offers hot spring and ramen.

Breakfast included a variety of menus, including a warm odeng soup, all of which were cute and adorable. After breakfast, I finished the day with a cup of coffee. I was looking for a hot spring because I was tired, but in the end, I came back healed from Dormy Inn Seoul Gangnam.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/dhzkdl2/223277612640

Source: https://blog.naver.com/dhzkdl2/223277612640

(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Wheelchair accessible
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine
For the kids
  • Family room
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Internet access – wireless
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • TV
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

4.2. Location

Adress: 134 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 21.2 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 51.4 km
Public transportation
  • Eonju Station (Line 9) 430 m
  • Sinnonhyeon Station (Interchange) 450 m  7 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Banobagi Plastic and Aesthetic Clinic 650 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 7.7 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven 1.0 km

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • National Museum of Korea 4.8 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 5.7 km
  • Lotte World 6.1 km
  • N Seoul Tower 6.2 km
  • Namdaemun Market 7.5 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 7.7 km
  • Insadong 8.6 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 8.8 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 9.0 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 9.4 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Gangnam Underground Shopping area 350 m
  • Kukkiwon 390 m
  • Kathy 400 m
  • Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters 430 m
  • Eonju Station (Line 9) 430 m
  • Dublin 440 m
  • Sinnonhyeon Station (Interchange) 450 m
  • Sinnonhyeon Tower 480 m
  • Club -Gangnam Station 530 m
  • Banpo Mart 570 m

5. Diving into Price Analysis

Finally, let’s delve into arguably one of the most critical categories in hotel reviews – pricing.

To pinpoint where you can get your money’s worth, I’ll be comparing rates from renowned hotel comparison platforms like ‘HotelsCombined,’ ‘SkyScanner,’ and ‘Trivago.’

Our criteria for this low-price hunt? A one-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday for two guests in a single room—breakfast excluded (as it often significantly bumps up costs).

5.1. Price Comparison via ‘HotelsCombined’

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $98 when booking through ‘agoda’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $106 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘agoda’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $89 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘agoda’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from theDormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam official website. The lowest price on the official website was KRW 149,900. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which is KRW 1,296.5 per dollar, the calculated result comes out to be approximately $116.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 89 for a stay at the ‘Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam’ when booking through ‘agoda’. You might want to keep this information handy while booking.

★ Do bear in mind, these rock-bottom prices are subject to change based on your stay dates and when you’re conducting your search.

★ Also crucial to remember – today’s best deal doesn’t necessarily promise future savings.

★ Consider this ‘Lowest Price Analysis’ as a guiding light rather than an absolute rule.

★ For savvy hotel booking, I’d recommend revisiting these comparison sites during your accommodation planning phase – you never know when you might stumble upon an even better deal!”

And with that, we wrap up our review of the Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

Yours truly, HB(Hotel Boy) – your trusted guide to best hotels in Korea. Stay tuned for more insightful reviews on Korea’s hospitality gems!

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