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Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul

#71 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
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3-1343 Jongam-dong, Seonbuk-gu, Seoul 136-090, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Holiday Inn took over this hotel which was formerly Margaret. You can still see traces of Magaret logos, names and deco around the building. You have a direct Airport Limo bus stopping in front of the hotel. There is also a daily free shuttle sending you to key shopping areas of Seoul city. Other than that, the location of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I stayed here for work. The meetings were taking place at the hotel, so the location didn't matter much. However, it was quite far from everything. They do have a shuttle that runs twice a day each way to downtown, which is nice, but very limited. Taxis are not expensive (US$10 from the hotel to downtown), but take about 20... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear justhf, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. I humbly apologize for our location did not suit your needs. Nevertheless, it was real pleasure to learn that you were still able to enjoy your stay with us and that you were satisfied with some of the services that we have to offer. It is... More 

Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My mother and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul Hotel from January 21-24, 2015 when we visited Seoul on a leisure vacation. As a Platinum IHG Rewards Club member, I booked our stay this time using IHG Rewards Club points. We booked a standard non-smoking room with two beds. In advance of our stay, I received information on... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stayed in this hotel because of a meeting. The hotel is decent and clean and staff are nice, but it's by no mean a hotel that I'd return to. The location is not central, the decor is classic and unimaginative. Overall an average hotel, but staff are very helpful and nice.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Globagard, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I appreciate your positive feedback about the friendly staff, clean room and convenient location of the hotel. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to be the best Holiday Inn around, it is regrettable to hear that you found the... More 

Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stayed here last week on points. Was received warmly by the Front Office Manager who very efficiently sorted out bedding configurations for my 3 kids. The hotel shuttle was a great value add service. Would highly recommend this property for families with kids.

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박범준, Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greeting from Holiday Inn Seoul, Seongbuk! Thanks for your comment on general hotel service & product. We have just replace some of our old mattress with new comfortable mattress Please come back and enjoy our new mattress, I am sure you will like those. Once again thank for your comment to us and I look forward to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely hotel run by excellent staff. Stayed here using Priority Club points for a few nights. Excellent value hotel. Located off the beaten track in Seongbuk - a suburban location which gives a lovely insight into everyday Seoul life. Affordable shops and restaurants close by with friendly people who are helpful even if you don't speak Korean. Room decor was... More 

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Jeff L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greeting from Holiday Inn Seoul, Seongbuk! Thanks for your comment on general hotel service & product. We are only 20mins away busy city center area hence could offer quite residential atmosphere to all guest with many of its local visiting shop, restaurant. We are also running regular shuttle bus to city center area and direct local bus... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Within 10 mins walking distance of the university but easily could have caught a taxi. The staff was so helpful: extra coffee for our room, kept our luggage before check in time, and they greeted us at the door when we returned to the hotel. The manager even gave us his cell phone number to carry with us in case... More 

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Jeff L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greeting from Holiday Inn Seoul, Seongbuk! Thanks for your comment on general hotel service & product. It is great to hear you are welcomed by our front desk agent's friendly attitude with feeling of home away home. Our F&B outlets are well known for its superb quality of food & service and We are only 20mins away... More 

Makati
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for four days for business (a university colloquium and a conference). It was a very pleasant stay. The room was quiet and comfortable.The buffet breakfast was excellent. However, it is outside of the tourist attractions so if you are in Seoul for leisure this may not be the best hotel to stay. It compensates this... More 

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Jeff L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greeting from Holiday Inn Seoul, Seongbuk! Thanks for your comment on general hotel service, especially comfortable rooms and delicious breakfast served during your stay. We are becoming first choice for Seongbuk area university visiting guest due to its nearby location and excellent hotel product. Once again thank for your comment to us and I look forward to... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We booked 7 nights in the Holiday inn Seongbuk, we arrived the hotel by the airport shuttle it was close to 8 pm, The receptionist spoke very good english, was very polite and smiling, she recognized me as Priority club memeber, we were given a corner room, which was very quite, and I must say the noise from the street... More 

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Jeff L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greeting from Holiday Inn Seoul, Seongbuk! Thanks for your comment on general hotel service & product. It is great to hear you are welcomed by our front desk agent's friendly attitude with recognition for reward club member. Our F&B outlets are well known for its superb quality of food & service, especially its bakery are second to... More 

Seria, Brunei Darussalam
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Every member of staff spoke excellent english which really helped when giving advice on how to visit the places I had planned. Slight downside is being out of town but the taxi fare was inexpensive so not a problem and the desk gave me a card to show the taxi driver on the way back. The bonus of location is... More 

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Jeff L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greeting from Holiday Inn Seoul, Seongbuk! Thanks for your comment on general hotel service, especially front desk agent's language skill and concierge knowledge. We are about 20mins away busy city center area hence could offer quite residential atmosphere to all guest with many of its local visiting shop, restaurant. We also have regular shuttle bus to city... More 

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