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The Palace Hotel Seoul

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160, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-804, South Korea
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dijon, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms are small with no room to store items from an unpacked suitcase, Otherwise comfortable and modern. Breakfast is good & varied. Bar is terrible it has as much charm as a roadside café & the prices are outrageous.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expedia rates this hotel is a five-star hotel, it is not. They want to charge the fools that stay there $22 for Wi-Fi. They also charge $16.15 for a cup of coffee, if you're foolish enough to order one. The rooms are very average.

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear JohnK_ott, Thank you for choosing The Palace Hotel Seoul and sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that you disappointed with our WIFI service. We are considering the possibility of free WIFI recently. In the meantime, free WIFI is available in the lobby and restaurant. About the charge for a coffee, we are putting more efforts... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was quite a distance from down town. We were greeted by beautiful models as there was a modelling function at the hotel. That was an insight into the beauty and fashion industry of Korea. Almost everyone was dressed immaculately and trendily. That was the new Korea that I discovered. The reception was international, the concierge ever helpful. Checking... More 

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear jemapohexplorer, Warm greetings from The Palace Hotel Seoul! We highly appreciate your time in sharing your great experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, especially well-equipped room, high-speed Wifi and staff’s service, as customer satisfaction is our utmost priority. Hotel is located in Gangnam area with easy access to subway (Line No. 3,... More 

Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located near the Bus Terminal Metro station. 10 minutes walk without shelter. Nice lobby but room is quite small and not good at sound proof. I always listen people talking when they pass through the corridor and even the TV sound next to the wall....... Expect this, the hotel is fine and fit people who like to... More 

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Ivan L, First of all, thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience with other travelers on Tripadvisor. Your kind words are of the greatest encouragement to all of us! We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay, enjoying the well-equipped room and central location with easy access to Metro. We regret the inconvenience... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights after a week of business. Nice rooms in a good location south of the river. Shopping and restaurants not too far although taxi travel on weekend is a pain due to traffic. Train station is just across the road which is handy. Breakfast was great.

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear teamsword, Greetings from The Palace Hotel Seoul! We would like to appreciate you for choosing us and taking your valuable time to share your experience with us. Your kind comments are the greatest encouragement to all of us. We are pleased to hear that you were highly satisfied with our room & breakfast served and hotel location as well.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Good location, nice breakfast with good range of choice. The rooms are OK for couple of days, although not enough wardrobe haning my shirts and suit. Try to choose the top floors, below floors can be noisy. Unfortunately the wifi is free only in the lobby.

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Mr. BB_Balazs, Greetings from The Palace Hotel Seoul! Thank you very much indeed for your great review and outstanding feedback! I’m glad to know that you enjoyed our location and wide range of breakfast. We just have completed expansion for 60 additional guest rooms and remodeling of Chinese Restaurant, Fitness Club which includes female and male sauna, gym, spa,... More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were at first arranged to stay on the smoking floor upon arrival. Since me and my sister couldn't stand the smell of the cigarettes, we asked for a room change and the manager did change the room for us without any doubt!

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear jimlaw92, Greetings from The Palace Hotel Seoul! Thank you very much indeed for your great review and feedback following your recent stay at The Palace Hotel Seoul. It’s clear that creating memorable experience for our guests is one of our core value, we are sure that all managers are empowered to remove any barrier immediately. I look forward to... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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335 reviews 335 reviews
51 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Fantastic in all regards. I think the dinner buffet was the best I have seen in a hotel, countless options, far too many for me to have even a little of everything. The dessert menu is incredible. the rooms are very well appointed and modern. The location is tops, right in the centre of the city and the action. The... More 

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Mr. David T, Warm Greetings from The Palace Hotel Seoul! We sincerely appreciate you for sharing this great feedback, and are very pleased to read that your stay at The Palace Hotel Seoul was up to your satisfaction in all aspects, especially dining at the buffet restaurant. Our buffet restaurant, Stone Plate, regularly revamps the menu with seasonal promotion.... More 

Orono, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is the first stop on one of the buses from the airport, so I reached the hotel in 45 minutes (there was no traffic at 9pm). However, this also means it's the first stop of many when returning to the airport, which makes for a 1:30-2 hour journey. I opted for a taxi that was a standard 65,000... More 

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Yee Nam K, General Manager at The Palace Hotel Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Mack186, Thank you for your outstanding review and great feedback! For transportation from the airport, KAL Limousine bus (line number 6703, 29 services a day from 5am to 10pm and it costs KW16,000 per person) is the most preferred transfer which normally takes less than an hour depending on traffic. Our gym is brand new and swimming pool is... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Executive Floor is a great escape & quiet respite from the Coffee Shop & Lobby restaurants - where one can enjoy & quiet breakfast or glasses of wine at night for winding down full-programmed days during our visit. the staff are courteous, helpful, & kind. Shuttle service from Incheon airport is convenient as it stops right on this hotel.... More 

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