S.A. Seoul Station – MUJI Style Service Apartment with Great Location

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Our first two nights we stayed in S.A. Seoul Station, an service apartment located just right across Seoul Station. Owned by a Hong Konger, S.A. Seoul’s clientele are mainly Hong Konger, Taiwanese and sometimes Singaporean. We decided to stay here after reading numerous glowing reviews from bkkz forum. It’s location is unbeatable:

2 minutes walk to Seoul Station (subway line 1 & 4), AREX Seoul Station, KTX station & Lotte Mart
2 stations away from Myeongdong (subway line 4)
1 station away from City Hall (subway line 1)
4 stations away from Dongdaemun (subway line 1 & 4)
We took Airport Bus 6050 (15000 won) which stopped just across from S.A. Seoul Station. AREX to Seoul Station would be a cheaper option (3700 won). One just need to take the staircase down and walk across the road. Check in was done swiftly at room 406. The receptionists passed us a security card as the building main door will be close after 10 pm. In return, we have to surrender our ID card as collateral. We were also given a pass code to gain access to our unit – 1507. S.A. Seoul owns more than 10 units at the same building; while the other units are being occupied by Korean families.
entrance – toilet door on the left and (camouflaged ) wardrobe & fridge on the right.
The loft unit is tastefully decorated with MUJI furnitures, espousing a minimalist eco lifestyle.
A top down view from the attic.
High tech looking air conditioner and heater.
The main bedroom is located upstairs. Our sleeping arrangement for four was two at the attic while another two slept at tatami style bed at the living hall. The wooden floor is heated so we felt pretty comfortable.
A cozy corner but remember to watch out your head when you wake up in the morning.

There’s also a very well equipped kitchen in the loft unit.
We got to prepare our breakfast every morning.
Microwave Oven
day 1-001
There’s also a complete set of utensils.
The toilet was small but clean with basic facilities such as water heater and Japanese bidets. What irritated us was the water drain really slow. The shower area will be flooded with water whenever someone took a shower.
towel, toiletries, etc
S.A. Seoul provides ginseng health patch & BB Cream for their guests. They can purchase on behalf if their guests like it.
Guide Book. It was a considerate touch as the guide book provides detail instructions on how to operate the washing machine, air conditioner, floor heater, wifi, TV, etc.

What we like about S.A. Seoul:
Great location
Minimalist interior with MUJI furnishing
Nice view of Seoul city
Reasonable price
Feels like home

Our complains:
Small toilet with bad drainage system. Was told it is a common problem at level 15 rooms as it is the top floor. Try asking for other rooms.
Unsightly mildew stain on toilet tiles.

We paid a peak period rate of USD 150 per night for our unit which fits 4. Payment is remitted via PayPal with an additional 5% charge. Full payment is required before arrival. S.A. Seoul is also offering bridal packages, day tours and booking services. Email them at [email protected] to enquire.

S.A. Seoul
首爾特別市 龍山區 西界洞219-17 番地 首爾火車站楓琳 I-One
Poong-Lim I-One ,Seoul Station 219-17 Segea Dong,Young-San Gu ,Seoul
서울시 용산구 서계동219-17번지 서울역풍림아이원
Website: http://www.saseoul.com/rooms/index.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Seoul-SA-Tour/139234639478740

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