We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kensington Hotel Yoido

Hotel website
16, Gukhoe-daero 76-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 150-870, South Korea (Formerly The Lexington Hotel)
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Kensington Hotel Yoido
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Cebu City, Philippines
Level Contributor
74 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Customer Service: This one I would rate a 5 since they were very helpful and the attendants at the Executive Lounge are very friendly. I will have to mention Lee Ji Eun who took her time to talk to me. Someone is also at the lobby to greet guests and is able to provide directions. Their staff can converse in... More 

Helpful?
Thank NikeLight
Kensington_Yoido, 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear NikeLight Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul. As you have mentioned our Executive Lounge provides best service. Recently we offer promotion that customer who use EFL can use broadway(having variety food) for breakfast. If you visite our hotel again, you can be satisfied our breakfast. Thank you once again and hope to have... More 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This really was not a pleasant stay... The service was poor from the people... Went to the bar door was open and told closed... Went to New York New York restaurant at 8pm on a Sunday night and told closed... Lost my washing... Rooms were dated and not good value at all... So overall I was extremely disappointed... I would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bryce T
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Bryce T Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best... More 

Auckland, Nz
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel and the reason I stayed here was due to location close to customers office. The first time I stayed here I was on the executive floors which means refurbished floors as the rooms were nice and amenities were good. However second time I stayed the rooms cost more ($200... More 

Helpful?
Thank Goodtrip8
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Goodtrip8 Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until recently known as the Lexington. Good standard hotel with reasonable service but far from the rail network if you want to visit other locations in Seoul (a healthy 20 minute walk to the nearest station). Always taxis outside though. Comfortable and spacious rooms. Breakfast quite average - there are many decent coffee shops within 5-10 minutes walk. I have... More 

Helpful?
Thank MartinFanning
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear MartinFanning Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul. As you have mentioned we are very well located geographically in Seoul, allowing access to many sightseeing spots and facilities. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our surrounding and also our breakfast. Thank you once again and hope to have the pleasure... More 

ligury
Level Contributor
75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located in the centre of the city, convenient for any business commitment in the city center of Yoido. The breakfast offers a wide variety of food and quality is good. Excellent the coffee ( one of the best espresso I had outside Italy) . The room are clean and confortable.

Helpful?
1 Thank gian63trav
Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear gian63trav Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul. As you have mentioned we are very well located geographically in Seoul, allowing access to many sightseeing spots and facilities. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our surrounding and also our breakfast. Thank you once again and hope to have the pleasure... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
112 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Normal mid size hotel but near to local attraction. Staff quite unfriendly at times. May be due to language problem in interacting with guests. I did not use the facilities much as most of the time, I was outside the hotel.

Helpful?
Thank Kelvin Y
Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Kelvin Y Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Julia Guest Experience... More 

Purmerend
Level Contributor
204 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Kensington Hotel is located in the Finanancial centre of Seoul. The hotel is modern. The staff are friendly and helpful but at times communication is difficult due to not everyone speaking English at the hotel. I stayed on the excecutive floor , nice but basic room. No Separate Shower which means climbing in the bath tub every morning. Free... More 

Helpful?
Thank TRIPSPJLEE
Kensington_Yoido, 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear TRIPSPJLEE, Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul. We are happy to hear that you liked our location and enjoyed your stay with us. As you have mentioned, being in the Financial District do present us with few disadvantages such as smaller sized rooms and bathrooms. We strive to provide better customer service and... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We love how strategically located this hotel is. It's not too far into city center coming in from the airport. It's near the river, so you get that lovely river view from your room window. Plenty of cafes, restaurants and 24-hour convenience store at walking distance. Yeouido Park is just 5 minutes away, perfectt for early evening stroll. And with... More 

Helpful?
Thank kwidayanti
Kensington_Yoido, 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear kwidayanti, Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul. As you have mentioned we are very well located geographically in Seoul, allowing access to many sightseeing spots and facilities. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our surrounding and also our service. Thank you once again and hope to have the pleasure... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We loved this hotel, the decor is exquisite! We stayed in an executive room with access to the executive lounge including complimentary snacks and breakfast daily. The room was gorgeous, bathroom wasn't enormous but it was beautiful none the less! Stunning floorboards and furnishings in the room and common and lift areas.

Helpful?
Thank katicable
Kensington_Yoido, 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear katicable, Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido for your stay in Seoul. We are delighted to hear that your stay was a great one. As we have just completed renovation in June and started to service Executive Floors and Lounge, it is nice to hear that our guests are enjoying our new product. Thank you once again and... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a business hotel in an office district of Seoul. Inside, the hotel scores highly: my double room was spacious, comfortable and actually good value; breakfast is very limited and not value for money the wifi was fast, and the staff at the concierge was efficient. Rooms were nice but sadly all non-smoking. I got the room with the... More 

Helpful?
Thank AshleshW
Kensington_Yoido, 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear AshleshW, Thank you for staying with us and for your valuable review regarding your stay. We are happy to hear that your room was comfortable! We will definitely take your comments about breakfast seriously and make efforts to re-engineer our menu. We hope to see you in the future again. Thank you Claire Jin Director of Rooms Kensington Hotel... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

68 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (56)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (19)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (6)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Seoul hotels
Golden Seoul Hotel
#151 of 440 in Seoul
3.5 of 5 stars 47 reviews
Insadong
CenterMark Hotel
CenterMark Hotel
#75 of 440 in Seoul
4.0 of 5 stars 266 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Tmark Hotel Myeongdong
Tmark Hotel Myeongdong
#81 of 440 in Seoul
4.0 of 5 stars 141 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Yeoido

Neighborhood Profile
Yeoido
Along with Gangnam and Samseongdong, Yeoido completes the trifecta of Seoul’s three main business districts. Steel and glass towers are the most visible sights, reflecting Yeoido’s general association as a business hub. But Yeoido is also where Korea’s laws are debated and enacted by Korea’s legislators within the iconic National Assembly Building. For an escape from urban life, the Yeouido Hangang Park is one of the most popular parks along the Han River for Seoulites. Each spring, cherry blossom trees go into full bloom and the sight of the rows of pink trees and cherry blossom petals blowing in the air is a magical one that shouldn’t be missed if your timing is right.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay