This past weekend my blogger babe Kate, the Toronto Seoulcialite, invited me to a Korean music festival in Seoul (more about that here). As I live 45-minutes north of Seoul, I usually catch the last train and climb into my pillow top bed. But this time, I wanted to continue my summer trend of exploring boutique hotels. I know, I know – I’ve always professed the awesomeness of Airbnb and believe me I still love the sharing economy! But since my 29th birthday, I’ve been lulled by the modern charm of boutique hotels (and honestly the husband prefers them too).
So with the excuse of a late night music festival, I spent 15-minutes browsing the internets and immediately booked the Hotel Atti
Location // The hotel was centrally located, just minutes from Seongsu station and only 15 minutes from the music festival. I especially liked that the hotel was located on a quiet non-touristy street. I didn’t wander around the street but I did notice a convenience store nearby and there is a café and restaurant on site.
Hospitality // The staff were super nice and accommodating, which was quite refreshing as you often hear horror stories about Korean customer service. The staff were friendly and were nice enough to assist with translations (which was awesome!) You can tell, that they take their brand concept of “Atti” (meaning close friend in Korean) seriously.
Aesthetics // Entering the hotel, my eyes were instantly drawn to the world map that dwarfed the front desk, which equaled instant wanderlust feels. As an avid interior design pinner, I was loving the use of my favorite color gray throughout the building… also those light fixtures definitely need to be in my guest room!
The Room // As I was only staying one night, I had booked an economy double room – my only request was for a view. As a solo traveler, I thought it was a decent size (definitely big enough for a couple!). I loved the nordic design vibes — bright, comfortable, and a full wall of windows made the room seem bigger. The bathroom was tiny and no bathtub – which isn’t a deal breaker for me. The bed was firmer than I’m used to but after a night of dancing, I was just happy to snuggle under the ivory duvet.
The next morning I had breakfast at The Muger (8k₩ or 7USD). It wasn’t a Western breakfast (not a big deal to me… but I wouldn’t turn down a cranberry mimosa!) I would note that breakfast is definitely a family affair, but thankfully the other patrons weren’t noisy and there weren’t any obtrusive staring. In fact, after a bit of eavesdropping, I realized that a few of the patrons we’re foreigners as well. — Service note: Staff were attentive without being burdensome, which I appreciated. and the brunch menu looks delish… so I’ll be revisiting to try it!
I spent the remainder of the morning listening to FKA Twigs while enjoying my amazing view of Seoul. Seriously, the contrast of skyscrapers, surrounded by residential rooftops, and the Namsan Tower peeking through the clouds was #perfection.
How cute is this rose halo flower crown! ^__^
All in all, for the cost of room and simplistic charm, I wouldn’t mind another visit to Hotel Atti in the future.
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