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Hotel Riviera Seoul

737, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-952, South Korea
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As someone who is familiar with Seoul, this hotel is an absolute gem considering the quality of rooms/ service/ amenities you receive and the low price you're charge (around USD180/ night). The hotel has a pool, gym, and massage services as well as the standard dry cleaning and laundry services. The location may not seem convenient to most but the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room is very clean and spacious filled with all your needs. All hotel staff are helpful and speaks English. Great location close to most central Seoul areas. Breakfast was ok but not great. Overall a very pleasant stay would recommend and stay again when I'm next in Korea.

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Maryland, USA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
102 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 6 nights at the Riviera while spending a week working in Seoul. I was mostly quite happy with the hotel and its location, but had just one consistent complaint. My room had A/C controls, but they were quite ineffective. Whatever I did, I was unable to get the room temperature down, so it was consistently 75-77 degrees F... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in march 2014 for business trip, very satisfied. huge lobby, great room, 24 hr mini market nearby, nice breakfast (international buffet), friendly and helpful hotel staff. Little bit expensive, but worthy. have in house money changer

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, comfortable, all mod cons, English speaking staff &, decent restaurants. Ideal for relaxing but the wrong side of the river for sightseeing in Seoul. There is not a lot around the hotel in the way of restaurants, markets etc. If you are there on business it's ideal if you want to sample Korean food, markets,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The riviera hotel , is a good and comfortable hotel . the room are not big , and the bad , as common in asian hotels very hard the hospitality is not fantastic , and a lot of the staff does not speak english It is set in a very good region , with a subway and a lot of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a very classic hotel, i like the decor and lobby. The design of the room is also quite nice. BUT... 1. The service was just so-so. I was at the fitness center, i asked for a locker key, the receptionist simply said, "it's not free!". i think she's quite rude. 2. The WIFI was not stable 3. The... More 

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Westfield, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our family of four stayed here after having quickly moved from a family friend's apt which was not comfortable. It was such a pleasant and welcomed change. Room was clean and amenities suited our needs. They have a convenience store and restaurant close to the lobby but you can certainly walk within Gangnam and find the things you need...We would... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I took my lady friend to Seoul over Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), and found what seemed like a great deal online with the Hotel Riviera. It was a good choice. It's located relatively close to the subway line (line 7, Cheongdong station I believe, exit 13). Just walk down the street for about five minutes and you'll find it. It's located... More 

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66 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very spacious rooms, nice and clean, hotel staff friendly and helpful, excellent facilities. Normally somewhat expensive, but a great deal can be caught and then it is worht it. The airport bus stop is in front of the hotel, so getting to Gimpo/Incheon airports is not a problem at all.

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