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Hotel Yaja Jongno

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

A convenient hotel for those of you wanting to spend as much time in Insadong. You just cross the street and bamm!! Insadong Heaven... I booked for 8 days/7nights. First night was a shock due to the size and condition of the room. But hey when you go purely for the street food and street side shopping it will do...

Thank Maha R
Paris, France
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I went in Korea 5 years ago and I stayed in the Hotel Cats back then, so this time when I had 2 days in Seoul I didn't even consider going somewhere else !! The hotel is right to the Subway station Jongno-3-ga (line 1, line 3 and line 5) so it's really easy to go there from the airport...

2Thank Wawa Z
Reviewed 11 August 2015

My partner and I stayed at Cats for a week. It was very pleasant most of the time. We chose Cats primarily for its location - which it didn't disappoint. It is a 3-5 minutes walk from the exit 5 of the Jongno-3-ga station (a major station in Seoul city) . Please note that the station has multiple exits and...

2Thank Angela L
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Cats. Was a little difficult to find originally from the train station but that could be easily solved by having a good map. Hotel was close to plenty of great things to do and eat. Staff where friendly and the breakfast was satisfying. The rooms where warm which was brilliant as it was...

Thank Bothe337
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights in Cats design hotel. It's situated in a convenient location with good communications when you visit Seoul as a tourist. This is a clean and nice hotel, but it is also a design hotel. That means that some practicalities like lightning, duvets and normal door to the bathroom is missing. The bed was rock...

Thank Dan O
CATs_AD, 매니저 at Hotel Yaja Jongno, responded to this review

Hi, this is HOTEL CATS. You were disappointed to our breakfast. We are so sorry about that. Our breakfast will be getting better and better. HOTEL CATS is going to do it. Thank you.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 July 2014

When I booked a room at this hotel (actually motel) from travelocity.com, the regular price of the room was higher than $220 for a 3-person junior suite room and it was on sale for $120 a night. I paid more than $270 including tax for two nights. As soon as I arrived there, I found the banner which said "sale...

4Thank Maria L
CATs_AD, 매니저 at Hotel Yaja Jongno, responded to this review

Hi, this is HOTEL CATS. You have any misunderstanding in the price. -1. Hotel room rates (P.M. 14 : 00 ~ P.M. 13 : 00) << 24 hours use -2. Hotel room rates (P.M. 23 : 00 ~ P.M. 13 : 00) << Check out every day P.M. 13 : 00 There are two types. 40,000( KRW) is just (low...

Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Almost killed about 5 mosquitoes per night while still see there are around 2 to 3 fly around the room, i believe those hotels in thailand could manage better. The room light are way too dark. Whenever we get into the washroom, we smell very strong cigarette smell which we have no idea it comes from. Staff are nice and...

1Thank Celcel_mui
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed for 8days7nights in Cats Hotel and my stay is quite a disappointment. Luckily I changed to another accommodation after. 1st of all, when I first checked in to the deluxe room on the 5th floor, the room was very dark with bare minimal lights (4 small yellow spotlights in the attire room). The room was very cramped and small...

1Thank CraneHan
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I found this hotel at a great rate and decided to book for 4 nights. Initially, my taxi driver said he could not drive to the front because no cars are allowed in the small alleyway. We walked up a small open-air parking garage to find the main door entrance. We were greeted my two friendly men and check-in was...

3Thank shate
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I don't care if this neighborhood is full of love motels, gay bars or something else, all I know is that we have spent a wonderful five-day vacation while staying there! Its location is excellent with three subway lines meeting around , and the staff is friendly. When checking in , you don't need to fill in any blankets or...

3Thank Trrnc Z

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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Additional Information about Hotel Yaja Jongno

Address: 9-1, Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03133, South Korea (Formerly Hotel Cats)
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: $91 - $497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Yaja Jongno 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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“When you don't like the room ask for another one...”
638mahar, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do wake up early for breakfast as by 10am (even though breakfast ends at 11am), almost all the food items are not available already.”
CraneHan, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
“don't wait last minute or you will end up with only one double bed”
  • first impressions
  • one double bed in a small room
  • clean room with good amenities
  • clean and big bathroom with lovely shampoo and conditioner and body wash
  • bad view from the room but at least I wasn't facing someone's window
  • daily given plus a welcome gift of two bookmarks. Appreciate it!
  • a gift for us :o) thank you!
  • all complimentary drinks replenished daily
shate, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Go for a deluxe room or above and a room that does not face the alley”
kimps, 5 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Go with a larger room that standard if you are large in size and have a fair amount of luggage as we did. It was worth the few extra won. We booked through Agoda and the room was paid for when we got there and waiting for us.”
robertocollins, 21 Aug 2012 | Read review
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