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Somerset Palace Seoul

#36 of 408 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
7 Yulgok-Ro 2 Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-885, South Korea
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Ranked #36 of 408 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Sint-Gillis-Waas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

So I have stayed in this place for almost 10 months now, on a business visit. I must say the place is located very well if you need walkable tourist places. Hotel staff are very courteous and most of all SPEAK ENGLISH ( which is equivalent to a PhD in Korea!) Breakfast is pretty standard but I had asked the... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This hotel is located at a great location, 5 mins walk away from Anguk Station and mins away from Insadong, Bokchon and Gyeongbokgung. Breakfast is complimentary, but we like eating out or having something simple in our room instead. The small kitchenette, as well as the washing machine and dryer made the stay more convenient and comfortable. Near Anguk station,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed there for a total of 8 nights end of December through first week of January 2015. Location of the hotel is good, 5-minute walking distance to Anguk station and 5-10 minute taxi ride to Myeongdong. if you want to stay away from the crowds and buzz, this is the place. Very quiet place and close to Gyeongbokgung and... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is my second time staying at Somerset Palace Seoul. Love the location, which is very close to Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon, just few minutes walk away. The studio apartment was big enough for our family of three, though we need a rollaway bed for my daughter in the living area. The furniture are a bit aged but overall... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Awesome! Awsome location. CLEAN! I stayed here for 6 month on business and really enjoyed it. Insadong is just a few minutes walk. The subway is few minutes also. The resturant on the first floor was a good place to drink with a nice garden view but food was okay not great.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We reserved this hotel from their own reservation page for a long term stay. We have been Seoul 2 years ago and seen it then. We thought it would be more convenient because of its location and sizes of the units. Well, it is a good location, but the staff at the reception is not very friendly and or welcoming.... More 

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