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Myeongdong Merlin Hotel

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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds

Overview of Myeongdong Merlin Hotel

Myeongdong Merlin Hotel

3 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
04559, Seoul, 245, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKorea House6 min walk
  • Popular LocationNamsan Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationDongdaemun History and Culture Park14 min walk
  • AirportSeoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.)20 min drive

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About this area


Myeongdong Merlin Hotel is located in Jung-gu, a neighborhood in Seoul, and is on the Strip and near a metro station. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Gwanghwamun Plaza are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Bukchon Hanok Village and Gyeongbok Palace. Lotte World and Seoul Land are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Korea House - 6 min walk
  • Namsan Park - 12 min walk
  • Gwangjang Traditional Market - 12 min walk
  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 14 min walk
  • National Theater of Korea - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Chungmuro Station - 6 min walk
  • Haengsin Station - 18 min drive
  • Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 56 min drive

About this property

Myeongdong Merlin Hotel

3-star Seoul hotel in Jung-gu, near Namsan Park
Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free hotel has a microwave in a common area and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, express check-in and multilingual staff are onsite. All 77 shared rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy heated floors, and other standard amenities include dining areas, sitting areas, and LED TVs.
Myeongdong Merlin Hotel offers 77 shared accommodations, which are air-conditioned, accessible via exterior corridors, and feature DVD players and slippers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with cable channels and first-run movies. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Elevator
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Braille signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • First-run movies

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Heated floors
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area
  • Shared accommodations
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3 PM - 2:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: KRW 10000

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 7 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: KRW 10000 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 10 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

One child 7 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

Chungmuro Residence Hotel Seoul
Chungmuro Residence Hotel
Chungmuro Residence Seoul
Myeongdong Merlin Hotel Seoul
Myeongdong Merlin Seoul
Myeongdong Merlin
Hotel Myeongdong Merlin Hotel Seoul
Seoul Myeongdong Merlin Hotel Hotel
Hotel Myeongdong Merlin Hotel
Chungmuro Residence Hotel
Myeongdong Merlin Hotel Hotel
Myeongdong Merlin Hotel Seoul
Myeongdong Merlin Hotel Hotel Seoul

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 104 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 42 out of 104 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 26 out of 104 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 104 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 104 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The room needs a bit repair works.. Some part are broken and some parts are very old.. But with the price I paid, I do think it is good
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel name is no longer Chungmuro Residences but Merlin Hotel. This is already a BIG misleading for people to book the hotel. So many amenities were not available as well like washing machine, iron and a shower curtain. Bath towels will actually run out of stock.
Stayed 10 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I have stayed at more than 100 hotels in my life. This hotel is the worst hotel. Room is terribly small, the bed and pillow were terribly uncomfortable. The light at the bathroom didn’t work. There is nothing at the bathroom except for a soup. It is the first time for me to write review. Just not stay this hotel. 정말 여러 호텔을 다녀봤지만, 이런게 호텔이라는 놀라움을 감출 수 없는 호텔이다. 모든 것이 엉망인 호텔이다, 베게는 너무 불편하고, 이불도 엉망이고, 침대 또한 엉망이였다. 다시는 이용 하지 않을 호텔이다.
Stayed 1 night in May 2018