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The Riverside Hotel

6, Gangnam-daero 107-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-902, South Korea
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Ranked #340 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, can you get a good night's sleep here: yes. The bed was surprisingly comfortable by Asian standards. This is not a negative. The Asians just prefer very firm beds. The room was also quiet, so no problem at all with sleeping. Also, wifi worked remarkably well and is included. Dislikes: - the rooms are dirty and in... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I am amazed that this hotel claims to be 5 stars. Here we are in the capital city of one of the most exciting and impressive countries in Asia. I love coming here. This time I imagined that a hotel with an English name might have some genuinely international flavour. The name is the one and only piece of English... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Riverside hotel is well below western standards and one of the worst hotels I stayed in Korea and around the world. The rooms as well as the lobby and restaurant stink from cigarette smoke. We changed 3 rooms until we found a room that the smell was somewhat bearable. I still got sever headaches every single day of the... More 

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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93 reviews 93 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I made reservations by phone for friday June 20th for the garden terrace buffet restaurant. I was surprised that the reservationist was only about the speak Korean but i worried that this might distract other non koreans from making reservations. Anyway, my Korean is good enough to make reservations. I wanted to sit on the Terrace but because of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Hope, my review will save some of you, who is going to book this hotel. Well, will share my sad experience. Back home I Have ordered a superior double (very nice pics and description of the room, clean bathroom etc.) When I opened our room I was just shocked! Guys, I have never ever seen anything worse in a lifetime.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

..placed in not strategical position, you have to catch a taxi to move everywhere, this couldn't be a problem because in Seoul, the taxi are cheaper than other city like Tokyo..it represents an ideal solution for staying in Gangnam area if you have business in there..the structure is not huge, it seems modern but the rooms are built in old-fashioned... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This hotel definitely doesn't warrant a 5 star rating. On the negative side, the bathroom was mouldy, smelled funny and the water temperature was totally inconsistent. The bedroom itself was an OK size - we just got a standard room which was fine 2 adults + a toddler. It is an old hotel and the rooms are in need of... More 

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Gwangju
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed their for 3 nights at the end of July 2013. Air conditioner shut off every couple of hours. Had to call the front desk each time. Not fun in the middle of the night when you have a toddler. We chose it for the advertised swimming pool and kids play room. Both were under construction and unavailable. The carpets... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

First of all the location is great. It's just nearby Sinsa station, 3 min walk. There are restaurants and bus station nearby as well. The bed is quite comfortable but the room is a lil small and old. The water pressure was fine but the cold and hot water was not consistent so you may feel hot and cold while... More 

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Shizuoka, Japan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

How does this place have so many stars on Agoda? LIES! The shower had no water pressure, there was trash in our closet, our door was open when we got there... We were consistently unimpressed. There was wifi in the room which was nice, but the TV was awkwardly placed on a pole in the center of the room. This... More 

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