During my month-long trip to Asia, I was fortunate enough to stopover to Seoul for two days. We arrived in Seoul around 10 pm and went straight to Sheraton D-Cube. While we had plans to check out some places nearby, I was so exhausted that I was ready to pass out by the time I arrived in Seoul.
While I flew business class for this trip, I just couldn’t sleep on the airplane (darn those in-flight movies!). Needless to say, I was super cranky after getting less than four hours of sleep within a 30-hour period. Add to the fact that I was feeling super gross, dirty and hungry and you have uber hangry Nancy.
To add fuel to the fire, my suitcase handle on my 70+ pound bag broke and wouldn’t extend. The damage to my bag handle sucked big time because I had to drag this beast around Seoul’s metro system. Let me tell you, those 10-15 minute transfers within the metro with a crowd of people in a foreign city aren’t pleasant. It’s so painful, especially when you’re lugging around a half-broken and heavy suitcase.
Sadly, the airline I flew with offered very little help to remediate the suitcase situation, even though the damage occurred during transit. I was not impressed with how they addressed the issue. It also sucked that this happened during the start of my month-long trip to Asia.
My hotel room at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
I stayed in room 3521. The room was spacious and had a great view of the city.
While I brought an international adaptor with me, I was happy that Sheraton D-Cube had international plugs in their room. Perfect for those who may have forgotten to bring an international adaptor.
Errmmm, so the bathroom had a sliding door… that’s it. It’s a bit awkward if you’re sharing a room with someone you’re not comfortable with. Imagine having that fear of having someone barge in while you are doing your business…
Regardless, the bathroom is still spacious and comfy. I like bathroom designs where there’s a window to the bathroom. It just looks modern.
Service at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
The service was awesome. Andy was the staff for the night and was so welcoming and kind, despite my subtle crankiness. Andy also offered to waive the internet access fee, which made my stay more convenient. Since I was a Gold Preferred Guest through the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program, he put me on the SPG floor. I don’t know what makes those floors special except that they are on higher floors.
Upon entering our room, we were greeted with wine and a signed card from all the staff members at Seoul! That was an unexpected surprise.
When I finished unpacking, I realized I forgot my iPhone charger! Boo…
So I called Andy, and he had a drawer full of different phone chargers! Thank goodness! Nothing is more annoying than having to run around buying stuff in a foreign country.
Location of the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
Located in the Guro neighbourhood, this hotel is conveniently located on the major metro lines. Sheraton D Cube City Hotel is also in D-Cube, which is a shopping complex. I can’t comment much on the shopping complex though because I didn’t have time to explore the area. I found the location to be super convenient to get to popular places like Namdaemun market, and it was easy to find Korean food in the area. Travelling to other sites along the metro for Korean food was also very convenient.
Amenities at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
Can’t comment on the facilities because I didn’t stay long enough to enjoy them! I wish I had a wee bit more time to enjoy the hotel.
Would I stay at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel again?
Totally. The stay was in line with my expectations, and I’d stay again if I came back to Seoul. Sheraton D-Cube hotel covered my criteria on price, location and the fact that it’s within the SPG network.
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