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Somerset Palace Seoul

#40 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
7 Yulgok-Ro 2 Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-885, South Korea
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Ranked #40 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the executive 2 bedroom apartment which comes with 2 bathrooms, a large dining and seating hall, a fully equiped kitchen with all the required utensils, rice cooker, toaster, stove, a large fridge and a washer/dryer. A bliss for a vegetarian family needing a good meal cooked up at night. Breakfast was simple but fulfilling with Western choices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in this hotel 3 times thus far, the last one in February 2015, during Seollal. They have never disappointed us so far. The only slight gripe that we have is that they do not have English cartoons available. This seems strange as there are many expats staying there for long term as well. Anyway, besides this its... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you found our location and facilities were ideal and strategic. At the same time, I have noted your comment in regards to the English cartoon channel and breakfast spread. As we are keen to make improvements to enhance our residents’ overall stay... More 

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed there several times before and enjoyed it, nice rooms, good service. Our stay last year was not so. Booked for 2 nights and then 3 more a week later. The first stay was spoiled by the noise ie no sleep, we could here the guests above us walking around all night and the noise from the lifts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it was a business trip I enjoyed my stay very much: clean, bright room, with a nice view on historical monument of Koren-Japanese war. Breakfast with exotic fruits and possibility of having omlet on your own choise. Everybody from stuff helpfull and friendly. Licalisation perfect for those who want have some shopping and those wishing to see some important... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your compliments about our serviced residence during your recent stay. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. We hope you will stay with ua again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Jocye Kim Assistant Guest Service Manager More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked three nights at Somerset Palace Hotel based on excellent reviews. It turned out it was a complete mistake and I still do not understand how this hotel earned 4 star rating. Simply, you cannot call this place a hotel - the level of service and amenities are at the level of Motel 6. They do not provide a... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your stay experience with us. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with Somerset Palace Seoul and that we could not make your stay more comfortable. As we are keen to make improvements to enhance our residents’ overall stay at our properties, I will share your feedback regards to our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

excellent location, many attractions are possible by food, spacious rooms, nice reception, always ready to help, also nice very good quality Italian restaurant in-house and a German bar and restaurant called BARLIN next door, we ate the best muscles there for a long time.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from the team at Somerset Place Seoul! We delighted to learn that you have found our strategic location to be ideal and convenient. All of us are truly appreciative and inspired by your kind recognition and compliments for our service attitude and standards. It has been a great pleasure hosting your stay and all of us truly... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My taxi driver had absolutely no idea how to get here- it was helpful to give him the phone number and get the hotel staff to help him out. Initially, that can be concerning since it was only a 15 minute drive away and clearly he'd never taken anyone here- ultimately though, my concerns were for naught. The taxi driver... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write your feedback. We delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your recent stay at Somerset Palace Seoul and Since we are constantly looking at ways to improve our service, following your feedback, I will focus my efforts to modify our hotel direction card to be clearly indicated Somerset Palace Seoul on... More 

Perth, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stayed here in March and I was really impressed by the large room and general kitchen equipment they had in the room. Very modern and clean in a really good location, near the train station, although a little hard to find at first. Breakfast was good and staff were friendly and helpful. Free wifi and bottled water each day. I... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from the team at Somerset Place Seoul! We delighted learn that you have found our strategic location to be ideal and convenient. All of us are truly appreciative and inspired by your kind recognition and compliments for our service attitude and standards. It has been a great pleasure hosting your stay and all of us truly look... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Splendid hotel situated perfectly near the Gwanghawun Square and Gyenongbokgung Palace complex. If you have a room at somewhat higher levels the view is splendid. Upon arrival we got the good news that our rooms (for the full group, about 7-8 rooms) were upgraded to suites. Our room was about 28 m (meter) long, and consisted of two suites, each... More 

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기범 배, 고객 담당 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your stay experience on Tripadvisor. The team at Somerset Palace Seoul is delighted that you especially like our central and convenient location which gives easy accessibility to downtown and other historical places. Also thank you for your kind comment for housekeeping and good recommendation. . It has been a great pleasure hosting your... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I stayed at the Somerset Palace in December 2014 as a single professional woman travelling to Seoul for work. The location is excellent, staff and the room excellent - with a small kitchen. American style in a good way, comfortable and secure. Staff really good. Breakfast is a communal hostel feel but again in a good way. It's not relaxed... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.

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