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Somerset Palace Seoul

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   85 Susong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-885, South Korea
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Ranked #39 of 388 hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is exactly what I expected and wanted. It's a pretty normal good quality business hotel. It isn't amazingly special or interesting but it does what it says it does. The location is good for visiting the palaces or the hanok village and nearby Insadong is good for restaurants and arty little shops. We didn't visit the roof terrace... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Somerset Palace was a great place to stay in Seoul. Located right near the U.S. Embassy and in the heart of the palace district. Plenty to do and see in Seoul. Room was well appointed (although they had just sprayed for pests and the room had that pesticide odor) We had a 2 BR suite with large LR,Kitchen and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The best thing about the hotel is the location with tourist attractions nearby. There is also a corner shop next-door. Nearest subway station is only a few minutes walk away. Insa-dong and gwanghwamun are within walking distance. I stayed there for 3 nights. The room (1 bedroom deluxe) was spacious and equipped with washing machine, kettle, microwave, stove, toaster etc.... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I felt sad that we had only one night to enjoy the city. It has great places to catch up such as insadong samcheongdong and other palaces from chosun era in walking distance. It isnt brand new but well managed and cleaned. I like the quietness either. Only fault with me was laundry machine out of order which was in... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Large room, comfortable bed, lots of electronics, free wifi, clean, minimalist/Asian esthetic. What more could you ask for? Nothing - until I looked at the ceiling above the bathtub and found a couple of square feet of moldy ceiling! Icky! Close, but in cigar!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I spent 3 night in somerset hotel for business trip in Seoul First, the hotel is easy to find and well located. The team is efficient, and trust me with a long flight & jetlag at the arrival it is quite a relief The room was very big and well organized as a small apartment The design of the room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My husband and I lived here for three months while he worked in the city. It was very comfortable and clean. The rooms have everything you need: kitchen with two hobs, fridge and microwave (no oven though). Lovely housekeeping staff who even did the washing up if it was left which was so sweet. There was a washing machine in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have the opportunity to be in Seoul once a year. Our hosts use the Somerset Palace Hotel. This is a residential hotel; each suite has a kitchen. It's located in a very nice area, walking to Insadong. Service is excellent, the breakfast is bountiful. Free wi-fi in the rooms

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This Hôtel is very nice and confortable. Restaurant on Hôtel are nice. Around the hotel, good places. I was for business trip then price very cheap ? Anyway I want to come again. The food is Just unbelivelable See you korea. ....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

In any holiday, our family would prefer to stay in a serviced apartment as it is so much easier for us to have everyone in one space rather than in many different rooms. The Somerset Palace Seoul is one of the best serviced apartments we have stayed in, due to the spaciousness of our Penthouse. This easily accommodated the five... More

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Address: 85 Susong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-885, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Palace Seoul 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#26 Luxury Hotel in Seoul #27 Romantic Hotel in Seoul #29 Family Hotel in Seoul #31 Business Hotel in Seoul
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Located in downtown Seoul beside Gyeongbok Palace, Somerset Palace is in the heart of city's business and financial districts. Somerset Palace offers a tranquil environment, beautiful gardens, a rooftop swimming pool and great city views. Several embassies and offices of multinational companies are nearby. ... more   less 
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