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Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel

221, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04349, South Korea (Formerly IP Boutique Hotel)
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The IP Boutique Hotel is located in a most trendy area of Seoul, Itaewon. The dining room offers excellent Korean cuisine with an excellent and friendly service. In fact, all the staff are friendly and helpful. The neighbourhood is full of bars and cafes and plenty of retail outlets for shopping.

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Malaysia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here February 5. 2016. My Room number 1115 . it was high up and quiet, at the end of the hallway and away from the main road. The bathroom is modern but has glass walls. They glass walls are frosted all around except for the very top. Romantic for couples though if you're sharing with friends this is a... More 

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IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Zack_Muhammad Warm greeting from Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel! We would like to express our gratitude for your Kind review. We are very happy to read of your pleasant experience and appreciate your compliments on our staff & hotel location which is perfect for enjoying seoul. It was a real pleasure for whole the team to have you as guest.... More 

Delmar, New York
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Centrally located in the heart of the international district in Seoul. Lots of Great restaurants to choose from Room was very comfortable with great views of the skyline of the city. Staff was very helpful and tried hard despite some language obstacles

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Thank Terry M
IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terry M Warm greeting from Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel! We sincerely appreciate your kind comments. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us specially with our service and good location of our hotel. We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel on a future visit and please do... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an extra two nights in Seoul and this was the only reasonably priced hotel in the location I wanted so I took it. The room was clean enough but it had the air of a love motel...mirrored ceilings, gaudy fixtures, lights around the vanity etc. The room was also small so that with the bed and desk you felt... More 

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IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Straitgate Warm greeting from Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel. Thank you for your review. But we regret you didn't fully enjoy some aspects of your stay. Your comments will be shared with all of our staff in order that we make your next stay more enjoyable. Once again, Thank you very much for staying with us. Everyone of us is... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just completed my 4th stay at the IP Boutique hotel. I’ve always been impressed by the friendly staff, clean rooms and funky décor. You can’t beat the Itaewon area as its vibrant and active. Plenty of great restaurant nearby and thankfully a Starbucks just steps away. Pass on the Incheon airport bus, it takes almost 2 hours from airport... More 

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Thank DJTraveler88
IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DJTraveler88 What a beautiful review! We are really happy that you enjoyed everything during your stay. Especially We appreciate your comments about our staff and hotel location. Thank you very much for your kindness and we hope to see you again at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel to show you more about our beautiful country and our hotel. As a... More 

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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice interesting building but from what it should be more creative or artistic there was only a painted zebra in black and white. Also it is too expensive for what it claims to be. In the reception there were several interesting art objects like a giant swing and couch. Also a sculpture that was turning around and playing some music.... More 

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IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ирина Ц The warmest greeting from Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel! Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience of Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel with other TripAdvisor users. We do appreciate your comments about our hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance at any time. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Stayed her between christmas and new year 2015. Room 1015, twin room. it was high up and quiet, at the end of the hallway and away from the main road. The bathroom is modern but has glass walls. They glass walls are frosted all around except for the very top. Romantic for couples though if you're sharing with friends this... More 

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Thank Ross M
IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ross M Warm greeting from Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel! We would like to express our gratitude for your Kind review. We are very happy to read of your pleasant experience and appreciate your compliments on our service. However, We will definitely look into our room and facilities as you commented to improve the conditions to make your next stay... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here based on location and previous reviews. The room itself is great at first glance. The decor and facilities were good, and what we expected from reading reviews on here. Upon closer inspection, the rooms are tired and require some work to be worthy of the price tag. The carpet was badly stained in places, trim was missing... More 

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IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jennie21021984 Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are very sad to hear that your stay with us are not a perfect stay as your expected. We respect comments from our guest and it will be carefully considered so that we may continue to strive to improve our guest service. Especially this time, we will definitely look... More 

Bielefeld, Germany
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148 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for one week for a business trip. The room was very good and clean. Th hotel personal was very friendly. The complete hotel had a very modern style, which you can also see on the pictures. The breakfast was a nice mixture of western and Asian dishes. Around the hotel you can find may restaurants which offer all... More 

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IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Noid42 Warm greeting from Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel! Thank you very much for your beautiful detailed review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We are always willing to welcome you with a warm smile, offering hospitality and all our best services. With any future trip plans to visit Seoul or any inquiries, please... More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We stayed for a few days over Thanksgiving weekend. Really fun place and the location was awesome. Amazing food everywhere and not far from a lot of places. Fun place to take photos and you have to swing in the lobby. Breakfast was okay with both local and international options, but the dinner buffet left much to be desired. The... More 

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IPResidentmanager, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elmeka H We thank you so much for your kind & positive commnets regarding our guestroom, breakfast and our service. We are more than happy to know that you had a great time with us. But we are very sorry that you were disturbed by the noise. We are going to share this matter with our management. We hope... More 

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Staying in Itaewon

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Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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