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Somerset Palace Seoul

#44 of 416 Hotels in Seoul
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7 Yulgok-Ro 2 Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-885, South Korea
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Ranked #44 of 416 Hotels in Seoul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel for five nights in June 2015. The price was very reasonable compared to other hotels of similar quality during the same period. I was originally going to stay for four nights but had to book and stay another night at the last minute. The staff was very accommodating and did not make me check out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an apartment-style hotel located close to Insa-dong,Bukchon Hanok village, and Gyeongbok Palace. There's a convenience store, and 3 great restaurants on the 1st floor, but there are so many interesting places to eat in within walking distance, choosing becomes a challenge. The apartment itself comes with fridge, microwave, washer and dryer, etc, --- a plus, especially when traveling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for work recently, good location near some of the main temples in Seoul We were fortunate to see the ending of the lantern festival which is behind the hotel. Close to great restaurants, although the italian restaurant in the hotel is also very good. The pool in on the top floor, great view and lovely clean pool /... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Somerset Palace Seoul. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once again, thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is not hotel actually, it is kind of residence apartment. With cooking facility and washing machine in the room. There is obviously no room service. But house keeping is good. For long term stay this place is best. Specially for business trip like mine. It is in the center of Seoul downtown.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once again, thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I started feel like my second home here already. It’s been over 10 years I stay at Somerset Palace every time I visit Seoul. The location is great, staffs are really friendly and professional. WiFi is offered for free, a parking space and a safe in the room. The room, small kitchen area, bathroom are well maintained and always clean.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your preferred accommodation choices. From all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Somerset for the third time, the main reason for my returning being the hotel's excellent location. The airport shuttle bus takes about 40 minutes from Incheon to Anguk Station, from there it is a mere five minutes walk to the Somerset. Quite a few attractions (e.g. Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon, Insadong) are within short walking distance. The hotel itself... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is great to have you stay with us. I acknowledge your comment concerning our bathroom amenities and am sorry that you feel them to be of low quality, we do offer individual amenities on request, as per the tent card placed in the bathroom, however, I am happy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed in the deluxe two-bedroom apartment for about five days, and there were two ladies and one gentleman in our group so the 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom set-up was very much a luxury for us. The amenities were nothing short of luxurious: 1.) The beds were very comfortable to sleep in, and both bedrooms were equipped with blackout... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your stay experience at Somerset Palace Seoul. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time we are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivate us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once again,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is great to have you stay with us. Your heartfelt words and special mention of Ms. Jenny will be shared with the resident manager and her team. Your compliments inspire us to continually provide and improve the level of service that residents have come to expect. Once again, thank... More 

Geoje, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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

Thank you for sharing your stay experience at Somerset Palace Seoul. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience during your last stay. I have shared your comment in regards to the noise with our staff and they have received the necessary guidance to perform a much better role moving forward to handle the problem with more efficient manner.... More 

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