I love living in Daejeon. But occasionally, I also enjoy getting out of the city to explore other parts of beautiful Korea.
So, when Hotel Maui DDM reached out for a collab, I leapt with joy. Seoul is a loud, busy city if you compare it to Daejeon. But a weekend in Seoul was exactly what I needed.
Hotel Maui is the perfect place to be if you want to get away from the madness. Yet, still be in the center of it all. Nestled cozily between Dongmyo and Sinseol-dong Stations, you’re only one stop away from the famous Dongdaemun. So, if shop-til-you-drop is on top of your list and you need something that will not break the bank, take a closer look at this hotel.
The walk from Dongmyo Station to the hotel was fairly short. Plus, I was provided with a map (in PowerPoint presentation) by the staff. You see, I have been to Seoul many times. But I always got lost while trying to find my hotels. But this time, finding the hotel was effortless. Thumbs up to Hotel Maui DDM.
We were greeted by cute Christmas decorations and of course, super friendly staff. Check-in was a breeze. And within minutes, I was already lying on my bed. The hotel consists of five floors (ours was on the 2nd). Room sizes vary – you can choose single, double/twin and even, triple room. I booked a double room and the moment I stepped in the room, I felt right at home. Want to know why?
Super Cozy Room Atmosphere
Though simple, the room was tastefully decorated. Very minimalistic and if you know me well enough, I’m a sucker for minimalist design. The bed was firm and complete with an ultra comfy blanket. Perfect for Seoul’s bitter winter.
Wifi connection was fast but hey, we’re after all in South Korea 😉
Okay, I am not kidding. It was massive, about half the size of the actual room. That made me a happy birdie.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Korean living – the bathrooms are usually the whole shower. And of course, you wet everything whenever you shower. Not here, though. The shower head points away from the toilet. The distance between the shower head and the towel rack is far enough so that your towels don’t get wet.
I love their personalized containers. I think it’s very thoughtful, and it made them stand out compared to other hotels I’ve stayed at.
And just FYI, rinse is the Konglish version of conditioner. See, you guys learned something new today 🙂
The hotel provides free breakfast from 09:00 am – 10:00 am. A little later than most hotels but I, unfortunately, didn’t make it for breakfast on both days. Well, that’s what happens when you have too much soju the night before 😉
The best part of Hotel Maui DDM is they organize parties for their guests and staff. I was invited to a Kimbap Party but missed it due to the protest (more about that in my next post). I hope this is something they’ll continue. It’s a great way for guests to meet each other, and for the staff to get personal insights from guests.
I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Maui DDM. The location was perfect. Quiet enough for a relaxing staycation, yet, close enough to the center of everything. There are a lot of amazing Korean as well as Western restaurants around the area, for whenever you feel like grabbing a bite. Plus, the subway stations are just minutes away in case you want to venture out.
If you’re looking for a place to stay (in the heart of Seoul) that will not break the bank, I highly recommend Hotel Maui DDM. So, what are you waiting for? Click HERE to book. And if you’re looking for cheap airfare to Seoul, I found a good deal on Skyscanner.
Hotel Maui DDM
(201-15 Sungin-dong)14 Jong-ro 66ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-825
Phone: +82 (0)10-5738-8010
Email: hotelmauiddm@ Website: http://www.hotelmaui.kr/
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Disclosure: I was a guest at Hotel Maui DDM for two nights while I was in Seoul. However, all opinions and photos are my own.