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ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong

31 Samil daero 30 gil Jongno gu, 03132 SEOUL, South Korea Access

ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong

Ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong is located in the heart of Insadong where is famous for its traditional aesthetic, antique shops and art galleries and is just in front of Ik-seon dong Hanok (traditional Korean style house) village.
All guestrooms offer comfort and convenience with free Wi-Fi access and hotel has a restaurant and a bar, a Fitness Center, a Sauna, two meeting rooms and a wet cleaning laundry shop. Also, guests can enjoy rooftop space with a panoramic view of the city.

Accessibility

ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
31 Samil daero 30 gil Jongno gu, 03132 SEOUL, South Korea

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed wireless
  • Internet services
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Express check-out
  • Work away
    Photocopy center
  • Hotel service
    Currency exchange
  • Security
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Meeting rooms

Rooms

  • Communication
    High speed Internet
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Cribs
  • Bathroom
    Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Green facilities
    Eco-friendly bath amenities
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
  • Wake-up calls

Recreation

  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Sauna

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 14:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
No cancellation charge applies up to 1 day prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged.

Travel with others

Children policy
Accommodation is free for 1 child under 12 years sharing parents' room, a 50.00% discount is applied on breakfast.

Payment type

     

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 363
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 3014 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 120

Parking

Amenities

  • Meeting/board rooms
  • Overhead projector
  • Business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Copier
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Fax machine

Environment

Property's Green Action

To protect the environment, we are reducing water use, energy consumption and recycling waste with the goal of limiting our carbon footprint. We integrate sustainable development into our operating procedures, contribute to preserve local communities and the natural ecosystems in which our hotel is located. With all sister hotels, we have already planted three million trees as part of a global reforestation project supported by the United Nations. The last but not the least, we engage our partners and suppliers in their sustainable development strategy and integrate them into the responsibility chain.


  •  Eco-friendly bath amenities

Certifications

Planet 21 Bronze

AccorHotels created an action plan that offered 76 actions to promote sustainable development, tailored to the hotel context. It sets out 16 mandatory actions for achieving the “Bronze” level, which must be obtained before moving on to the higher levels. Those initiatives are structured into 4 pillars & 2 axes:

- PEOPLE: Raise employees’ awareness of eco-friendly practice
- CUSTOMERS: engage guests in a sustainable experience
- COMMUNITIES: work hand-in-hand with local Communities for a positive impact
- PARTNERS: co-innovate to open up new horizons

- BUILDING: Move towards carbon neutral buildings
- FOOD: Strive for zero food waste & healthy sustainable food

Then, to go even further, each hotel selects other actions from over 60 additional initiatives. This flexible system enables it to build its own program in line with AccorHotels’ commitments, but also reflecting the hotel’s local characteristics:
- Its prior level of progress on sustainable development
- Its priority areas for improvement
- The environment and local issues

A weighting mechanism establishes the action achievement level with a score that places the hotel around the higher levels. Each level marks the progress hotels are making in implementing the Planet 21 program.

Most helpful reviews 8 17 reviews

A Google User
2 years ago – Google

9

Nice hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Have free shuttle from 0900 to 1600 to go to certain area around Seoul.

A Google User
2 years ago – Google

7

Great location with a nice room. Lots of restaurants nearby. We had a wonderful stay!

Hyun Ally
2 years ago – Google

8

Ok business hotel. Great location though. No amenity. Make sure you bring all yours.

Kiran Vargaonkar
2 years ago – Google

10

Had an awesome experience in the hotel. Nice rooms with all the additional facilities. Very friendly staff. And near to the myeongdong market , palaces and many restaurants.

Molly
2 years ago – Google

9

I visited Korean last week and lived in Ibis for 3 days. I'm very stupid that I forgot my wallet in the safe and left Korean without it. It is kind that the front office of Ibis checkd the safe for me and found my wallet. They mailed it back by ems. There's nothing missing in my wallet. I'm very appreciated. Thank you so much.

noreworks
2 years ago – Google

10

it's kinda different with the service you may be used to in the west. there's no bellboy to pick your luggages, but anyway it's cozy and practical. though if you're here for shopping i suggest try in those area. the rooftop area is nice, in day or night, there are many night streetfoods or hangout place in this area. my only complaint is that there are no mood/nightlight and/or there are no option to dim the lights.

Ka Yi Ling
2 years ago – Google

8

IBIS ambassador Myeong-dong is located in the heart of the action. The limo bus from the airport 6015 takes you direct to the entrance of ibis (100m away) from Incheon Airport in about 1.5hours. The ground floor of ibis seems like a common area that non guests can also sit around but other than that the room design and customer service was very good. The toilet seats are also heated which I enjoyed. The other bad thing is that the shower doors are not tight and water leaks out. I tried the traditional Korean room but couldn’t get used to the hard floor and buckwheat pillow. Thank goodness the heater worked well! The location was great but my husband and I will probably find a cheaper guesthouse if I wasn’t traveling with my in laws.

Nidhi Goyal
2 years ago – Google

10

Good hotel in Insadong area. It’s very close to the palaces, the Insadong art street and some good restaurants as well. The staff is very helpful and guided us well. The hotel also provides shuttle at designated times which goes around many stops (we used it for Seoul station and Namadeom market). Overall a great experience. Breakfast was also decent.

Hyun Ally
2 years ago – Google

8

Ok business hotel. Great location though. No amenity. Make sure you brought all yours.

dyah ayu
2 years ago – Google

6

Quite clean, quite good, many small restaurant and market such as GS, near to insadong market.

Wei Ting Low
2 years ago – Google

8

Stay here for 4 nights. Room size was relatively small but overall I had great first time experience with a 3 Star hotel.

Pm Chan
2 years ago – Google

9

Staff know both Chinese and English It is located between Myeongdong and Dong Daemun. Very easy to go between these 2 places. The hotel is also cozy and well equipped.

A weema-weh
2 years ago – Google

10

Great value & location

Andreas Christos
2 years ago – Google

7

Nice hotel in a grear area in Seoul, near many desireable attractions and sights. Staff was friendly and helpful. The room was a bit on the smaller side for north American standards but the bed was suoer comfy. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Alan Teo
2 years ago – Google

7

Comfortable clean Green hotel. Please bring your own tooth brush, tooth paste and shaver. About 10 minutes walk from the nearest Subway train station. Google map is not well established here. So get good tourists maps and take photo of detailed mail at train stations to help with your navigation.

Alexis Tsoi
3 years ago – Google

8

Had a very pleasant stay. The hotel is clean and comfortable. May only be a 3 Star Hotel but I would highly recommend it :)

Sam Rayn
3 years ago – Google

9

Nice place to stay. Good location too. The room as well-kept and the best is they provide a lots of channel. Recommended to stay here.

Lee Lim
3 years ago – Google

5

Standard 3 star hotel room. No airport shuttle no free breakfast. Staff understand English

Ngui Chee Keong C.k
3 years ago – Google

5

Good location, room a bit small. Courteous service .

Dan Foster
3 years ago – Google

8

Really nice hotel with a good breakfast. Hotel staff is very friendly. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. In a nice area of town plenty of restaurants nearby.

Ferdi F Yoga
3 years ago – Google

9

Small room but comfort, many cheap restaurants nearby

Bonita Bon
3 years ago – Google

9

Strategic place. The hotel near exit jongno sam(3)-ga subway and near insadong market

Dan Jones
3 years ago – Google

8

Small rooms but adequate for two. Bathrooms are quite small as are the showers but workable. Staff is friendly. Hotel has water dispensers on each floor versus leaving bottled water in the rooms daily. Rooms also have micro fridges and safes. There are several convenience stores within easy walking distance of the hotel. If you need a pharmacy I could find none within walking distance which were 24 hour. Also a new Paris Baguette is about 100m West of the front door which makes for a decent quick breakfast. Rooms had adapters for foreign power but not transformers so make sure your straightening irons, curling irons, etc can take 220 voltage. TV had about 60 channels. Maybe 15 were English language - CNN, Disc, VoA, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg, and a few others. Hotel has shuttles to the surrounding area. Uploading photo of schedule from 9/2017. Hotel has free WiFi that seems to work reasonably well. I had good signal and speed the duration of my stay. A few quirks: like the Novotel, they use a slot by the door for holding one of your key cards. This keeps power on in the room when you are present and turns it off when you leave. It also controls two lights on the wall which appear to have no on/off switch. We had to unscrew the bulbs to turn them off when needed. Bathroom light is on the outside of the bathroom next to the door. Micro fridges do cool down but are not 'cold'. They also have no freezer area so you won't be storing your melon flavored treats there. Water bottles do ok though. Laundry room has a massage chair but it is almost sadistic on some settings. There are power plugs immediately beside the beds so phone charging while you sleep is easy. For the price this is quite a nice place. I would definitely consider staying at this hotel again.

Sim Lauren
3 years ago – Google

8

Fantastic location for anyone who wants a base that is walkable from a lot of different things. It is a Central hotel, so on the pick-up list for all of the organised tours that I looked at. Most signage is in English as well as Korean. Some has Chinese and Japanese as well. The restaurant seems to be only open for Brekkie and Lunch, (but that might be because of the Public Holiday), but there are lots of eateries and convenience stores within a 5 min walk. There is no drinking water in the rooms, but water machines are located in every floor in a little room near the lifts on every floor. I love that I can open the window in my room for fresh air. I REALLY love the rooftop garden. The gym is good. 3 treadmills & 3 bikes + other machines means I've not had to wait around for equipment.

Jaeson Kim
3 years ago – Google

9

I stayed at this hotel for one week because I was volunteering for a special tour in Korea. Hotel wise, its comfortable and clean. The rooms may be a little cramp but it wasn't a huge issue for me. There's free, fast WiFi in the rooms and in the lobby. I didn't find the design of the bathroom too appealing though because the toilet was positioned weirdly next to the shower stall and when you sat down your feet would extend into the shower. They have a nice breakfast dining hall (not free), usually with a good variety of food. However, the breakfast items stay the same everyday. The hotel also have a basement spa, which is really nice. I went there everyday and it was really clean and modern, perfect for washing off and relaxing at the end of the day. The location of the hotel is not bad too. Just a few blocks away is the Insadong alley, a great place for shopping, dining, and walking around. Also, the metro station is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel, so it's easy to get around the rest of the country.

Seok Heon Lee
3 years ago – Google

9

By far the best ibis hotel I have stayed "in the world". Such a good service for a 3 star hotel, the ideal location for tourist. I recommend this place for anyone who is coming to Korea for the first time, and also for those who live in Korea and just want to have a break.

Michael Sexton
3 years ago – Google

9

Best english speaking hotel I have experienced in seoul. Front desk was fluent and very helpful. Prompt taxi service, close to subway, and right next to jewelry shopping and korean barbeque street.

Bob Sabran
3 years ago – Google

9

Good location, nearby mrt station, situated in the old town of seoul so nearby to 3 palaces. Room as standard but convenience and they have triple bed so one family can fit into 1 room. At the basement they have coin operated laundry machine, 2 washing and 1 drying machine, which quite busy at night. We didnt have breakfast in hotel so cannot score the food. Drinking water are freeflow from machines available on every floor, you just need the container.

Declan Talbert
3 years ago – Google

9

This hotel is amazing! It's in a fantastic location with great restaurants and attractions. The rooms are clean, the facilities are organised. The staff members are great too especially one staff member call Thomas, who went the extra mile to provide help for my family and to make my wedding day special. Thanks Thomas! :D I had my wedding reception at the hotel and I would recommend the place to any future couples who are looking for a reception for their wedding. Lots of love from London and I will visit the hotel again.

Steph Dweji
3 years ago – Google

9

2nd time i stay at this hotel. Still the same. Very good at service and very clean. The staff really helpful

goh adam
3 years ago – Google

9

We stayed here the 4nights. (29/5/17 to 2/6/17).The staff are great,helpful and speak good english..The location of this hotel is perfect and it made everything so convenient.i mean food,subway station and visiting the famous palace.definitely will cone back to stay here. Adam G.

Ashlyn Robinson
3 years ago – Google

9

While the rooms may be small for Westerners who are not used to it, the space is adequate and provides everything one could need on their trip. Workers are wonderfully friendly and work their hardest to make your stay as enjoyable as possible! Laundry, gym, hot bath, bar, great breakfast. Very close to many restaurants.

Wee-Cheng Tan
3 years ago – Google

5

Very cramped and crowded rooms. Location is very central, in an exciting area with move pubs and eateries.

Pollita Weber
3 years ago – Google

10

Our first stay in this Ibis in a great location great neighborhood great staff close to the palaces and a few minutes walk to the subway station...we will definitely come back again gamsahadnida

John Toomey
3 years ago – Google

9

Convenient to everything: excellent restaurants, arts walking street with open performances, crafts workshops, other Korean traditional arts and antiques venues and galleries, Korean Traditional Tearooms, subway, Chogyesa Temple Headquarters of Chogye Zen sect, subway. Ibis Hotel will call taxi fir you.

62smarty
3 years ago – Google

6

Very good hotel! Large rooms and friendly staff at a reasonable price. Good location!! BUT: Very loud if u got students at the hotel (and this happens quite often) who are partying the WHOLE NIGHT!! Then ylu won't find one single minute to sleep!!! Good bar, breakfast not bad... could be more different choices.

Jojo Gan
3 years ago – Google

6

The place is near a market place, just a walking distance with stores wherein you can by inexpensive gifts, the hotel itself is nice but the rooms are small and the t&b is smaller, you will hit the sides if the shower cubicle when bathing, don't expect big beds though very comfortable.

Hyunjoon Kim
3 years ago – Google

7

Good location for tour. I visited several times for business purpose. Friendly staffs and well prepared. Rooms are bit small but well managed.

anwar roslan
4 years ago – Google

10

The staff very helpful. My daugther need to go to ER due to respiratory problem and the staff help to find a cab, during Christmas,, that took us to the nearby hospital within 5 minutes. Kudos!

Hanwei izaro.miyoc
4 years ago – Google

8

service is good. nice place to stay. so far very satisfied.

Waqas Ahmad
4 years ago – Google

7

It's neat and clean place. Room sizes are reasonably good. All the facilities, items required but a visitor are available.

Ryan Stotesbury
4 years ago – Google

7

Decent hotel. A bit expensive for what you get. Great location smack dab in the middle of the action in Insadong.

Kaushambi Vats
4 years ago – Google

8

The staff is friendly. Money exchange shop is right in front of the hotel. Convenience stores everywhere. Rooms are great too! Enjoyed my stay here.

Day Zeries
4 years ago – Google

7

Pros. Staff was friendly, rooms are a fair size, location is great and easy access to other great places, room service was respectful as well. The beds are very comfortable. Cons. The shower doors are not sealed very well so the entire bathroom floor, 청약통장 is pretty small tbh, was always flooded after a shower. Not the end of the world but can be annoying. Overall a good spot to stay at.

Jae-won CHOI
4 years ago – Google

8

Accessibility and close exchange store

Randall Barney
4 years ago – Google

9

Very nice ibis location. Lots of nearby dining options.

Tim Hughes
4 years ago – Google

7

Generous sized room, friendly staff.

Tony Ahn
5 years ago – Google

9

Clean rooms and professional staff. Special thanks to the lady manager. She was extremely helpful and made sure I was completely satisfied. Deserves high marks for that.

京藤正浩
5 years ago – Google

6

バスタブがない。シャワーだけ。シャンプーリンスがない。隣の音が気になる。朝食はおいしいのが、○ 。

Hiro Nakanishi
6 years ago – Google

8

It's very nice hotel. but it takes time to walk from near the station.

Kimberly West
6 years ago – Google

9

The hotel met our expectations and we received great service and staff was friendly and helpful. Central location for walking, catching subway or bus.

francesco mosconi
6 years ago – Google

8

Buona posizione per turisti.