Nami Island, with its paths lined by trees of gold and snowy spots worthy of the most romantic K-dramas, tops many visitors’ list of places to see. It’s an easy day trip from Seoul — whether you’re commuting, taking shared transpo, or joining a time-saving multi-stop day tour — but that means you’re also likely to have to share the island with hordes of other tourists. The solution: get there before the others do, or stay way after they leave. In practical terms, that means staying in Nami Island itself or in lodgings near Gapyeong Station, so you can take the first/last ferry to the island without any problem.
“Seoul’s retail world bursts forth in the brightly lit, packed-to-the-gills and supremely noisy streets of Myeong-dong. This is Seoul’s equivalent of London’s Oxford St or New York’s Fifth Ave, with the massive, 24-hour Namdaemun Market on hand just in case you need to exponentially add to your shopping options. Looming over the commercial frenzy are the peaceful and tree-clad slopes of Namsan, a great place for exercise and city views.” – Lonely Planet
These are some of the best hotels in the area of Myeongdong, Seoul, South Korea.