Fraser Suites Insadong, Seoul is set in a unique architectural style representing not only South Korea's indigenous cultural background, but also the subtle influences of imported designs.
Fraser Suites Insadong comprises of 213 fully-furnished gold-standard suites ranging from one-, two-, three or four-bedroom apartments to luxurious penthouses. It is reputedly the first serviced residence in the world to have a rooftop golf driving range.
Fraser Suites Insadong is centrally located in Insadong, Seoul. Insadong and the surrounding area were the residences of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) officials, extended royal families, and the yangban aristocratic class. Surrounding Insadong are many historic sites dating back hundreds of years including temples, palaces and fortresses. These historical relics open the door to five millennia of Korean heritage. Hence, it is not surprising that Insadong is also widely recognised as Seoul’s world-renowned cultural district. Today, the notable features of Insadong are the countless alleys with over 40% of the nation's antique stores. Known colloquially as 'Mary's Alley', Insadong is also a favourite shopping spot among visitors to Seoul. There are art galleries, antique and ceramic shops, bookstores, traditional teahouses and restaurants that line the narrow, winding alleys nearby. Every Sunday, the street is blocked off to traffic and opened up to antique stalls, food stalls, street performers, and other kinds of street entertainment.
This Seoul Hotel Apartment enjoys proximity to many major hotels in Seoul and is about an hour away from Incheon International Airport.
Location was great. About 3 to 8 minute walking distance to two subway stations (Anguk and Jongro-3). Although it was located in Insadong (one of the touristy neighborhoods in Seoul), it was quiet at night and very safe. Insadong is not "Gangnam style" touristy neighborhood but more of a cultural/historical neighborhood. A lot of great restaurants (casual to expensive) nearby (literally speaking, you walk out of the hotel and you'll start seeing many restaurants) and it seems like many of them are very popular (was on TV, etc.). We stayed at 2 room suite and it was very spacious (I would say about 1,100 sq. ft) and well maintained. Kitchen was somewhat equipped (e.g. cups, plates, coffee maker, pots and pans). We had washer/dryer in our unit and was able to do laundry couple of times while staying there. This place is not for a luxury or romantic getaway but more for family and friends on budget.
It seemed like they were preparing western style breakfast but not worth spending your money there. For example, instead of breakfast sausage, they served hotdog style sausage. The pastry they served were all store bought (not fresh item). It basically reminded me of continental breakfast from 1 or 2 star hotel in U.S. Everyone who worked there were nice and most of the staff had some knowledge of the area and had recommendation but no professional concierge service. No free internet service (I was surprised by this especially knowing how entire Korea is very well connected with free wi-fi, etc.).