Despite its location on one of Gangnam's seedier streets, the Nox Hotel offers visitors a number of surprises—although they have to accept the fact that this was a love motel not so long ago. While the hotel's glass bathroom doors and low ceilings may hint at its former life as a hotspot for couples looking to rent a room by the hour, its updated, classy furnishings, topnotch amenities (big Jacuzzi bathtubs and in-room PCs), and affordable price make it the best bang for your buck around (no pun intended). The Nox Hotel is known especially for its party suites, popular among Seoulites of all ages, making it a great place for big groups or to celebrate a special occasion. The "L'eau Claire" suite promises fun, featuring a giant L-shaped pool, a wooden sauna, a hot tub, and an entertainment system complete with karaoke and a projection screen. The two-story "Le Ciel Bleu" is a bit more on the tame side, boasting a pool table and some fantastic city views. The staff is attentive and will happily explain the air conditioning, TV, and lighting controls in English. The free breakfast, self-service laundry facilities, and complimentary minibar are all added bonuses.