If you want to feel right at home while you are in Seoul even if it’s your first visit to the city, you gotta stay at Lavinia! Lavinia is located conveniently in the center of the city, literally just 2 minutes away from Anguk and 3 minutes away from Jongro–3-ga subway station. You can visit places like Insadong, Changdeok Palace, Gyeongbok Palace, Samcheongdong, Daehak street, Myeongdong, Cheonggyecheon, Namdaemun, and many more attractive tourist places all within 2~15 minutes by walk. Access from the airport is very easy and comfortable. From Incheon International airport, you can take a bus which will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes direct. After get off the bus, walk 5 minutes to reach the Lavinia. Also, you can use subway. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes(transfer twice), and walk 2~3 minutes. From Gimpo airport, it takes about 45 minutes by bus without transfer, and 50 minutes by subway(transfer twice). Lavinia is the perfect place for your stay in Seoul if you're interested in discovering the city that others have never experienced.
Even though we are centered around in a dynamic yet traditional Korean style neighborhood, the rooms that we provide are all very quiet and cozy. All of our rooms comes with a private shower room with toilet, cable-TV, table and chairs, clean towels, shower-gel, shampoo, hair dryer, refrigerator, air-conditioner, heated floors, clothing hanger, private locker, free high-speed WiFi. We also have washers and dryers, PCs for Internet, and breakfast is included for free. We are located in the 5th and 6th floor of a brand new building with an elevator, and each floor provides a separate party room where you can have a cup of coffee and chat with friends came from all around the world. English-speaking staff members will always be there to help you out 24 hours a day... well... almost 24 hours a day. We will make sure that your stay in Seoul become comfortable and pleasant with 100% brand new facilities.
Come and stay with us!
Where to visit
Gyeongbokgung Palace: 10 mins by walk
Changdeokgung Palace: 2 mins by walk
Cheonggyecheon: 5 mins by walk
City Hall Square: 15 mins by walk
and more ....
Insadong: 2 mins by walk
Traditional ceramics, books, and souvenir shops
Samcheongdong and Bukchon: 10 mins by walk
Galleries, souvenir shops, restaurants
Experience a traditional Korean village
Dongdaemun Market: 25 mins by walk / 8 mins by public transportation
Specializing in wholesale clothing sales
Located more than 20 shopping malls
Namdaemun Market: 25 mins by walk / 8 mins by public transportation
Shopping any kinds
existed more than 600 years
400,000 people visit the market every day
Myeongdong: 25 mins by walk / 8 mins by public transportation
With hundreds of shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities
Estimated more than one million people are going through this area daily
and many more...
Of course, you can reach to the bus stop and the subway station 2 mins by walk and they will take you anywhere you want.
Lavinia provided us with comfortable accommodation with sufficient privacy. The bedding (without sheets though with only bed linings), aircon, tv, fridge, washing machines are pretty decent. But what really set the place apart from the rest was Vicky's services.
She was professional and able empathise with the needs of travellers, recommending places to go and the most convenient ways around. She is also based in the venue and that means you will have little problem seeking help should you require it! Pleasant place to be in :)
I stayed at Lavinia with my husband for 7 nights and had a pleasant experience. Lavinia is kept very clean, free soap/shampoo, free wifi, and two very small 'towels'. (If you're expecting typical bath towels, you may want to bring your own.) Vicky was extremely responsive and even stayed up an extra hour to let us into our room (due to our flight being delayed, as we arrived 1+ hr after check-in time). The bathroom was very clean and has a shower head that sprays water into the entire bathroom area where you would normally stand to brush your teeth/use toilet. It took a bit getting used to, but overall, was very clean (the entire bathroom is waterproof and has a single drain). The bed was a bit firm, but was comfortable. The most attractive thing about Lavinia is it's location. It is well situated near the Jongno railyway station and has access to plenty of restaurant/bar options. Yet, it was tucked in a quiet street so getting rest was easy. One thing that could be improved was the window in the room didn't have any curtains, so the street-lighting shined through the windows all night long. Though, for the price we paid (~$55/night) we weren't complaining. Free wifi, free (toast/cereal/banana) breakfast and excellent service by Vicky and her mother with every question we had. If you're looking for a bargain place to stay that's clean, quiet and comfortable, this is it. It doesn't have typical hotel amenities, but all the essentials are there. Definitely recommend this place and give it a shot if you're in Seoul for less than a week.
Lavinia is a cozy place to stay in. Though the room space is considerably small but it's suffice for couple without children.
Vicky has been very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. I recalled on one incident whereby the taxi driver has lost his way within the vicinity and we managed to contact Vicky through a kind passer-by who helped us in contacting her. And she came and fetch us from our location.
And Lavinia is situated at an area which makes traveling to tourist spots a breeze. It's only a few stops (via MRT) to those places. Some are even walking (website hidden), Palaces
I'd definitely recommend Lavinia to anyone who is interested to visit Seoul.
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