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A Night at the Nine Tree Premiere Hotel in Insadong, Seoul

We stayed the night at the clean and luxurious Nine Tree Premiere Hotel. Come check it out!

HiSunday
2 months ago

Insadong is widely known in Seoul to be a traditional beauty of the city. With easy access to popular locations such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, and the Cheonggyeoncheon Stream, Insadong naturally became a great place for tourists to stay. 

Since there are many choices for where you can stay, we decided to review hotels so you could make the best choice for you. Today, we're reviewing the Nine Tree Premier Hotel located in Insadong. Make sure you check out our Insadong Locals' Guide to help you make the best of your trip!


Information

Insadong Nine Tree Premier Hotel Entrance.

Address: 서울 종로구 인사동길 49
49, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Directions: About 750ft/230m from Anguk Station Exit 6


Price

The Nine Tree Premier Hotel often runs promotions as high as 73% off so make sure to check for them before reserving your room. 

Room
Price Per Night (KRW)
Standard Twin
Standard Double
270,000
Deluxe Double
300,000
Family Twin
310,000
Standard Triple
340,000
Family Kids
360,000
Family Twin Suite
Family Kids Suite
Panoramic Suite
550,000

Check In: 3pm
Check Out: 12pm


Our Visit

Hi Insadong Complex

Nine Tree Premier Hotel in Insadong is the third branch of the chain located in Seoul. It is located near popular Seoul attractions such as Gyeongbukgung, Gwanghamun, and Cheonggyecheon, and the Jogyesa Temple. The hotel has two entrances, one located near the main entrance of the Hi Insadong Shopping, Entertainment and Culture Complex on Insadong street. The second entrance is located across from the Jogyesa Temple on Ujeongguk-ro. 

Insadong Nine Tree Premier Hotel Lobby

The four star hotel, which opened in 2019, maintains a clean and modern interior. The hotel has a total of 17 floors, including 3 basement level floors and 301 guest rooms. 

Self check-in kiosks on the 5th floor lobby.

The reception area of the Nine Tree Premier Hotel Insadong is located on the fifth floor. Here you can find self check-in and check-out kiosks, however due to Covid-19, they are currently out of operation. The receptionist will help you check in and give you your room key and included breakfast voucher.

Directory to the hotel on the fifth floor.

You have to tap the key card to gain access to your floor.

In order to ensure the safety of their guests, the elevator requires you to tag your key card in order to select any floors where there are guest rooms.

The hall of the guest floor in the Nine Tree Hotel

The halls of the guest floors were spacious, open and clean which left a great first impression. 

Our Single Twin room.

We chose a Standard Twin Room with breakfast included. The price was extremely low since there was a promotion. The room is usually around 270,000KRW a night, but we were able to book our room for 98,415KRW thanks to the discount.  

A view of the Single Twin Room with the sunlight casting a nice ambience on the room.

When we first entered the room, we were pleased to see our room was arranged neatly and that there wasn't any strange smells. The sunlight shining through the window created a very nice ambiance in the room as well. 

The view from our hotel room of Insadong

Our room gave us a great view of the Joygyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung, and Bugaksan Mountain. After a long day of exploring Insadong, this is surely a great place to rest and and recharge for the next adventure. 


Amenities & Bathroom

A view of our beds and night stand.

The wifi in the the room had a strong signal and never disconnected. This is perfect for streaming or using multiple devices during your stay. 

A close up of our night stand on in the Nine Tree Hotel

Next to both of our beds, there was lights for our use, as well as a light control panel so we could control the lights from the comfort of our beds. On the nightstand there was a phone, a TV remote control, a guide book, and even an umbrella. However, there was only a single outlet. 

A view of the tv and counter space from our beds.

A view of the tv, fold out vanity and lamp on the counter.

On the opposite side of the the room, there was a flat screen television, a shelf, and a small vanity that blended into the countertop. In the corner was a lamp and more outlets. If the vanity was not needed, we could simply put the mirror down and use the top as more counter space!

A small mini fridge with two bottles of water inside.

A small try under the counter that holds a hot water pot, a bucket for ice, cups, napkins, and teas and coffee.

Under the counter were various other items available for your comfort. The room came equipped with a mini refrigerator, two bottles of water, a pot for ice, a hot water pot, as well as various teas and instant coffee. 

A view of the closet next to the beds.

A close up view of the safe box, fire extinguisher and slippers.

Directly next to the bed was a closet that came stocked with two bathrooms, slippers, a safe for your valuables, and a fire extinguisher. 

A view inside the bathroom of our room.

An up close look at our sink in the bathroom.

When we entered the bathroom, we immediately were greeted by a large mirror. To the left of the counter was a sink and many personal hygiene materials to be used as needed. This included things like hand soaps, and a hair dryer. 

Complimentary toiletries available for our use in the bathroom.

We were also fully equipped with a bunch of toiletries like toothbrushes, toothpaste, cotton pads, etc. so you don't have to worry if you forgot to pack your own.

A view of the toilet and bathtub.

Shampoo, bath lotion and shampoo located in the bath.

Overall the bathroom was very clean and didn't have any bad odors coming from it. It was fully stocked with soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion, and even a bath tub. Since bath tubs are very common in Korea, this make the hotel particularly great for relaxing after a long day exploring Seoul. 


Services & Facilities

The Business Corner on the fifth floor.

On the fifth floor, there is a Business Corner which has a computer and printer with high-speed internet that is available to guests 24/7. 

The Self Locker Room on the fifth floor.

A view of the multi-lingual directions of the self lockers.

In front of the Business Corner is an automatic locker room that can be used as needed. You can store your belongings in the lockers for free for up to 12 hours. Once you've hit 12 hours, you'll need to pay an extra-fee. Instructions for how to use the lockers available in Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.

The luggage scale and transportation card machine.

In one corner of the locker room, there is a luggage scale which is great for those who are preparing for international travel. There is also a transportation card vending machine where you can create your own custom transportation cards with pictures of your choice. 

The gym on the 12th floor of the Nine Tree hotel

On the 12th floor, there is a simple gym stocked with treadmills, a stationary bike and dumbbells. Normally, the gym is available for use from 7am to 10pm; however, due to Covid-19 the service has been temporarily suspended. 

The 12th floor laundry room.

Also on the 12th floor is a laundry room where you can do your laundry 3,000KRW per load. This room is open from 7am to 11pm. 

The microwave and laundry room instructions.

There is also clothes dryers and a microwave available for your convenience. The instructions are available in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese so please make sure to read them carefully before using. One load of laundry (washing and drying) will take approximately 45 minutes so make sure to place accordingly. 

A conference room.

Nine Tree Premiere Hotel Insadong

A lobby with chairs and tables.

Nine Tree Premier Hotel Insadong

In addition to these facilities, the hotel also has conference and event rooms, as well as bars that you can go to during your stay. 

Breakfast vouchers being held in front of the 4th floor restaurant, Minsokchon.

The next morning, we made sure to make good use of our breakfast vouchers that were included with our room. We went down to the fourth floor to the Korean Minsokchon Restuaraunt (한국 민속촌) and gave our breakfast vouchers to the staff at the door.

Some of the items that could be bought as a souvenir from the restaurant.

As we entered, we saw various Korean items like liquor and tradition soy sauce and pastes that could be bought as as souvenirs.

Minsokchon Restaurant.

Minsokchon Restaurant.

The restaurant was very spacious and clean and was decorated with a traditional hanok style interior that gave a very traditional Korean feeling. 

A view of a table in the restaurant in front of a large window.

The windows went down to the floor which allowed for the place to be filled with natural light. We also had a great view of the Jogyesa Temple and streets of Insadong. 

The breakfast menu.

The morning's menu consisted of four main dishes to choose from, a children's menu, and dessert, all written in English and Korean.

Two trays set on the table.

We chose a cabbage beef soup with rice (쇠고기 장터국밥) and a pollack beef soup (사골 황태 해장국). To our surprise, they were beautifully presented on our individual trays which made us even more excited to dig in. 

An up close look of the side dishes served with the meal.

Along with our main dish dishes came three side dishes: radish kimchi, salted green vegetables and fermented beans. There was also a small bowl of sweet and sour yogurt that was great for cleansing your pallet once you finished eating.

Cabbage Beef Soup with Rice.

Cabbage Beef Soup with Rice (쇠고기 장터국밥)

This soup was perfect for giving you a great start to your day. Filled with cabbage, green onions and garlic in a beef broth with small chunks of beef was seasoned super well. It wasn't too spicy or too salty.

Pollack Roe Soup with Rice

Pollack Roe Soup with Rice (사골 황태 해장국)

If you are a fan of seafood, then this is a good choice for you. The slices of pollack were put into a beef broth, along with beans sprouts and radish. This soup is known to be good for your health and also leaves you feeling energized for your day.

Coffee, tea and snacks

When you're nearly finished with your food, you'll be served with a small dessert to end the meal. You can choose between coffee or tea to accompany your array of fruits, songpyeon and yakgwa (traditional Korean snacks). We thought the size of this breakfast added a great value to the room which we got at such a great price for the two of us. 


How to Get There

The Anguk Station Exit 6.

Leave from Exit 6 of Anguk Station. 

The Insadong Information Center

When you get to the Insadong Information Center, turn left and follow the white footprints to Insadong's main street.

Insadong street.
You will find the hotel about 650ft/200m away from the main street of Insadong.

The Hi Insadong Complex

There you will find the Hi Insadong Shopping, Entertainment and Culture Complex to the right.

A directory for the Hi Insadong Complex.

If you follow the arrow and go to the fifth floor of the Hi Insadong Center, you will finally arrive at the Nine Tree Premier Hotel Insadong. 


We had a great experience staying at the Nine Tree Premier Hotel in Insadong and we hope that our review has made it a little easier when booking your own trip to Seoul. If you are set on staying in Insadong, again, don't forget to use our Insadong Locals' Guide and make sure you follow us on InstagramTikTokand Facebook to stay updated on everything Korea. Feel free to contact us at support@creatrip.com if you have any questions. 


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