‘Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae’ Detailed Review: From Finding the Best Deals to Real Guest Experiences!

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae (★★★★ 4 Star), situated in Seocho-gu, 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:

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled “Experience Affordable Luxury: Best Four-Star Hotels in Seoul Loved by Koreans”.

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 ‘Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

In the bustling Hongdae Street shopping and nightlife area, this upscale hotel is a 5-minute walk from a metro station and a 10-minute walk from Hongdae Free Market.

Modern rooms have Wi-Fi, smart TVs and Bluetooth speakers, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add balconies. Suites feature living areas, as well as sleeping lofts or open-air soaking tubs.

Amenities include a restaurant/bar and a gym. Breakfast and parking are available.

Source: Google Maps

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

  • Grade : ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address : 144 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.ambatel.com
  • Telephone : +82-02-3774-1101
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: highlights
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae.

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: 9.2 / 10, based on 5,917 reviews

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: ratings on agoda
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae.

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae has earned an exceptional score of 9.2 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Location’, and ‘Service’.

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

LocationMercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae’s location was highly praised for its proximity to Hongdae and easy access to subway stations and nearby amenities like restaurants and shopping areas.
Room Rooms were generally reviewed as clean and comfortable but some guests complained about the room size and air conditioning noise.
BreakfastFew reviews mentioned about breakfast but the cost seemed to be a bit high for some guests.
FriendlinessMany guests gave positive feedback on staff friendliness and professionalism.
FacilitiesGuests were satisfied with hotel facilities such as laundry facilities.
PriceMany customers showed satisfaction in terms of cost-effectiveness considering location, cleanliness status, staff service etc.
OthersSome guests pointed out the need for improvement in air conditioning service.
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae scored high in terms of location, room cleanliness, and staff attitude; several customers indicated their willingness to revisit it while some pointed out areas requiring service improvement.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 9.0 / 10, based on 1,924 reviews

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: ratings on booking.com
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae.

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae bagged an excellent score of 9.0 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘Comfort’, and ‘Location’.

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.

LocationThe location of the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae was praised by almost every guest. It was described as being in the heart of Hongdae, close to public transit and surrounded by shopping areas.
Room Guests generally seemed satisfied with their rooms’ cleanliness and comfort, although some mentioned that they found them to be small. There were also mentions of good housekeeping service.
BreakfastThe breakfast had mixed reviews – some guests did not mention it at all, while one guest found it disappointing due to limited choices and strict timings.
FriendlinessThe staff were highly commended for their friendliness, professionalism and helpfulness in most reviews.
FacilitiesSome guests mentioned facilities such as a gym and laundry room as being available and useful during their stay.
PriceWhile many guests didn’t mention this aspect explicitly, there were a few who felt that they received good value for money given the location and service quality of the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae.
OthersSome guests mentioned additional features such as convenient parking (although not free), quick elevators, effective air conditioning (though noisy), comfortable beds but too bouncy for some.
In general, most guests had a positive experience at this hotel with high ratings overall despite minor complaints about room size or noise levels at night due to its central location.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.6 / 5, based on 445 reviews

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: ratings on google maps
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.6. 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 couple and solo guests awarding the hotel 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.

LocationMercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae is located in the heart of Hongdae, which many guests found convenient. It’s close to subway stations and bus stops, making it easily accessible, and there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shopping areas nearby.
Room There were many positive comments about the cleanliness and modern design of the rooms. However, some guests felt that the actual room size was smaller than pictured or that the cleaning status was not perfect.
BreakfastThere were limited mentions about breakfast; however, one guest positively commented that “the breakfast was phenomenal.”
FriendlinessMany reviews expressed satisfaction with the friendliness and helpfulness of staff members.
FacilitiesSome guests mentioned having access to a washing machine and dryer while another guest mentioned being able to use a computer, printer, and currency exchange machine in the lobby.
PriceWhile some guests didn’t mention this aspect explicitly, considering location and service quality some have expressed good value for money.
OthersSome reviews indicated favorability towards aspects such as hotel safety features, soundproofing facilities & sensor lights functionality among others.
In general terms this hotel received high ratings on aspects such as location service quality & room condition etc., though some guests expressed dissatisfaction with room size or cleaning status.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdaeplays 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: “Living a Month in Seoul: A Stay at the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae”

Summary of the Blog Post

Last weekend, I needed a rest and had many schedules to attend to so I decided to stay at the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae located near Hongik University Station for work convenience.

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae is conveniently located near Exit 9 of Hongik University Station – just walk into the alley next to Etude House/Coffee Bean and you’ll find it right away. The lobby of the hotel is on the fourth floor and offers self check-in/check-out services through kiosks.

As a long-term guest in the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae, I was also able to use PCs and print services in the lobby area – up to ten pages can be printed daily free of charge regardless of color or black-and-white printing needs.

I initially booked a standard room but received a free upgrade from the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae. The room came with a spacious king-size bed and was well-kept. The shower booth and toilet are separated for convenience, and a bidet is also installed.

Breakfast is available at the SMT Lounge, and if you’re staying for a month, it’s available at 19,800 won. As I wrapped up my month-long stay and headed to work one morning, I found that being close to the station made my commute more relaxed.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yujinbae_1009/222757682670
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: amenities

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: amenities

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: fitness center

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yujinbae_1009/222757682670

(* 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 [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Air purifier
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Humidifier
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Laptop safe box
  • Laptop workspace
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Reading light
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Garden

4.2. Location

Adress : 253 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 10.8 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 43.2 km
Public transportation
  • Hongik University Subway Station 200 m
  • Sangsu Subway Station 820 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Charm & Charm C&C 620 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 5.4 km
Convenience store
  • Family Mart 30 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM 90 m

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Namdaemun Market 4.9 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 5.3 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 5.4 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 5.5 km
  • N Seoul Tower 5.8 km
  • Insadong 5.9 km
  • National Museum of Korea 6.2 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 6.2 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 6.7 km
  • Lotte World 16.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Kodak Photo Shop 10 m
  • Namugeuneul 20 m
  • Soundholic 20 m
  • Bebop Jazz Club 30 m
  • ELCUBE 50 m
  • Chasarang 60 m
  • H&M (Hongik University) 60 m
  • vent 60 m
  • Mademoiselle 70 m
  • Forever 2180 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’

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $142 when booking through ‘Booking.com’, ‘Expedia’, ‘Hotels.com’, etc. Many websites showed the same lowest price.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $139 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $121 when booked through ‘super.com’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be KRW 189,300. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which was 1,353 won per dollar, it came out to approximately $139.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 121 for a stay at the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdaewhen booking through ‘Super.com’. 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 Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae, 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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