Since we got to the hotel a little past 10AM, we were told that our rooms were still not ready and we sadly had to go back at 2PM to check in. Not really a big problem for us as our hotel was strategically located beside retail outlets like Uniqlo, Mango, Gap, Skin Food and several food establishments like Lotteria (more on this later), Smoothie King and a lot more.
Not quite satisfied with our airport meal, we decided to head out to search for a place to have coffee and some snacks. Koreans must really love coffee as you'll see a lot of pretty coffee shops everywhere! The more popular ones being Cafe Pascucci, Starbucks Coffee, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Caffe Bene.We chose Cafe Pascucci which is located a few blocks away from our hotel.
I got to say though that they sure know how to make the most of the tiny space as we basically had most of the things we need in the room. It's well-furnished with an LED TV, a safety deposit box, a complete set of toiletries (minus the toothbrush and toothpaste), towels and linens and even two robes for us to use. I also appreciated that they would refill our bottled water, coffee and tea on a daily basis.
I didn't really mind the small space as we were able to sleep soundly every night. The bed was comfy and the pillows soft enough despite it deflating bit by bit when we lie on it. I love coming home to a clean room and that's what we got for the entire duration of our trip.
Upon booking, I didn't expect that breakfast would be included but when we checked in, we were given a set of breakfast coupons to use. Oh joy! We tried their buffet breakfast the next day which consists of some hard boiled eggs, hotdogs cooked in tomato sauce, a basket of bread with butter and jam, some cereals and salads. It wasn't much and definitely miles behind the sumptuous breakfast offered by my favorite Swissotel Stamford Hotel in Singapore. However, who can say no to free breakfast? Definitely, not us!
We tried it on the first day and again on the second day. It was then that I realized that they don't change their breakfast line-up. Yup! Every single day, they would offer exactly the same things. I had it for two consecutive breakfasts and gave up on my 3rd day. Sorry! No more hard boiled eggs and hotdogs for me! Instead, I got myself a chewy donut from nearby Dunkin Donut.
Well, that's the only thing that I didn't like about the hotel. Wish they would change their breakfast menu to make it more enticing for hotel guests to try.
Over-all, Paul and I enjoyed our stay at Hotel Skypark 1. We loved it so much that Paul availed of their membership that entitles us with discounts and great deals should we plan to go back to Korea someday.
Hotel Skypark 1 is located at 24-23 1-Ka Chungmu-Ro Jung-Ku Seoul. Visit their official website here.