Couch converted into two bedsView from the room
Hosted by Roc
Roc is the host.
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Near Gyeongbokgung Palace, KING-SIZE BED, 42 inch LG TV, LAN and WIFI, FREE PORTABLE POCKET WIFI hotspot

The space

* Early check-in possible at all hours depending on availability
* Late check-in possible at all hours
* Late checkout free until 3pm depending on availability. Checkout later than 3pm is US$10 per hour.
* We keep luggage for early check-in guests or guests taking trips before, during, and after their booking free for up to 5 days. After 5 days, we charge a flat rate of US$10 per day to keep luggage regardless of the number of pieces.

40 square meter studio with a good view of pine trees right outside the window that can accommodate up to 4 people comfortably with room to spare. (Most hotel rooms are 20~30 square meters.)

The unit's features include:
* High speed WIFI and LAN connection
* FREE PORTABLE WIFI hotspot for you to carry around so you can stay connected
* Subway/bus pass(T-card) per guest - can be charged at any subway station or most convenience stores.) Get disounted rates per ride.
* 180cm x 220cm KING-SIZE bed + German latex pocket spring mattress * Dining table with 4 chairs
* Two separate single mattresses (180cm x 90cm
* 42 inch LG TV with over 200 cable channels including international English channels and music channels
* WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER inside unit with detergent and fabric softener
* Water purifier
* Toaster, microwave, coffee maker, mini oven, rice cooker...
* Kitchen utensils-pots, pans, plates, cups, forks, knives, spoons...
* Bathroom with shower, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and lotion
* Hair dryer, iron, hairbrush, nail care kit
* Various restaurants, coffee shops including a large STARBUCKS on the lobby level, HUGE supermarket, a jjim-jil-bang (Korean spa), a bakery, a nail salon, a beauty shop, 3 skin care spas, a dry cleaner's, several clothing stores, a food court with tons of dishes to choose from, 2 children's playgrounds, courtyard, private grounds to take a walk or jog in away from traffic

Interaction with guests

We love to interact with guests through email or in person. You will always be welcomed personally by one or both of us.

Other things to note

Mel and I (Roc) both enjoy showing people around Seoul and Korea and know a lot of good local places to recommend to guests. Take advantage of us if you'd like some company during your trip!

Elevator in Building
Indoor Fireplace

Extra people £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £23
Security Deposit £78
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £63 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

-No smoking, no pets. This is a non-smoking building.
-Key cards to enter the building cost $10 to replace so please take care of them. We provide 2 for you.
-Additional cleaning can be arranged for $20 per time upon request.

-Trash has to be separated before being thrown out. (General, recyclable, food/organic) Tissue, toilet paper, bones, egg shells are considered general trash. Tie them up in the white plastic bag with writing on it provided in the closet by the front door. The trash disposal area is on level B1 at the end of the parking lot. Go to B1, then turn left twice after coming out of the elevator hall and the go straight past the supermarket into the parking lot. The white plastic bags of general waste should be placed in the pile at the end. The containers for recyclable trash are on the left side of the trash disposal area.
For food waste, drain all liquids and then weigh the food waste (in any plastic bag) on top of the orange container/machine in the trash area, using the small white tag in your room. Follow the directions on the orange container/machine and the lid will open. Then dump the food waste inside and throw the plastic bag away separately.
Do not put in any plastic wrappers, tissue, or toothpicks in the food waste.
There are cameras in the trash disposal are and all over the building and the fine for not disposing of trash properly is US$200.
-The electricity bill and the heating bill increases at a faster rate the more you use, so please turn off all lights and appliances and lower the heating temperature or turn it off when you go out.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Christopher User Profile
January 2017
Roc was a great host. Very good, prompt communication, welcoming and she even picked us up at midnight from the freezing bus stop as no taxis would stop! The apartment is spacious and well located for exploring Seoul. There are lots of restaurants and interesting neighborhoods close by and we'd happily go back and stay there again.

Carole User Profile
September 2014
There isn't really anything negative to say about our stay in Mel and Roc's studio. Its located in a very central location close to everything we needed/wanted. All necessities were there in the premises, we really did have everything we needed for our stay which of course made life easier for us, particularly after our long flight. The mobile phone, portable wifi and T money cards were so useful to us making traveling around very simple. The bed was extremely comfortable and the road noise was very minimal. The supermarket and other shops/restaurants in the complex were a great bonus to have so close. We got a good use out of the air conditioning system that was very effective and the kitchen was well equipped for all our needs. Over all the apartment was great value for money with plenty of room and a homely feel. We had a very warm welcome from Mel and Roc and hope to stay again in the future. We would recommend anyone to stay here!

Bo User Profile
May 2014
Just stayed in MelRoc studio apartment for 6 days, and I have to say the experience was fantastic. Location of the apartment is great. The apartment is clean and well equipped. Free portable WIFI and mobile phone are a nice touch. Mel and Roc are very helpful through our stay. Literally there is nothing negative to say about the apartment and the host.

Rui Xuan User Profile
May 2017
Apartment is very near the airport limousine bus stop/Gyeongbokgung station exit #7. Plenty of food around to eat (there is a superb gamjatang and jokbal restaurant in the alley beside 711) and very convenient to travel anywhere. The host provided clear instructions on accessing the apartment and the free Wifi Egg and T Money cards were so useful. The supermarket downstairs is really big so you can buy groceries and cook if you want to. Although we didn't get to meet Roc she provided us with great service and the little details like the well stocked pantry and toiletries made our stay even better. The place was comfortable enough for 4 adults and the TV had many channels too. Will recommend to group travellers. Convenient location, comfortable apartment and awesome host!

Chan User Profile
February 2017
Good place, clean facilities and very helpful host. The only small note for guests is to reserve enough time for the dryer as it takes more than 2hr to dry a small load :)

Young User Profile
December 2016
Simply, our favorite place to stay in Seoul. Thank you.

Euiju User Profile
August 2016
Every summer we visit Korea and this studio has been our home in Seoul since years ago. Nothing to add but I highly recommend it as a perfect accommodation.

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Roc User Profile

We are a couple living in Korea. I (Roc) am Korean and work as a simultaneous English/Korean interpreter mainly in the film industry and my husband Mel is a former singer from the Philippines who manages MELROC Suites and organizes tours.

We travel several times a year and have stayed at many types of hotels and aparments, so we know what WE would like to have in an apartment that we would be staying in. We want to provide spacious accomodations that are located strategically in Seoul with all the amenities you would need.

When we travel, we find easy access to public transportation and a wide range of choices in where to eat are at the top of our priority list. We also like to cook simple meals sometimes so we want to furnish our units to make that possible and be able to do laundry.

We've been showing people around Korea and the Philippines for the past few years already and loved it, so we decided to make what we enjoy a job. We know exactly how it feels when you don't know which restaurant is the best place for what dish and where to go to shop for what. We want our guests to get the best out of their visits.

We also have many bilingual friends who will take care of our guests when we are traveling somewhere else. Every visitor will be welcomed personally by one or both of us or a friend who is equally welcoming and helpful!

Languages: English, Tagalog, 한국어
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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