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“Good all round hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul

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Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   130, Bongeunsa-ro, Seoul 135-080, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #39 of 396 Hotels in Seoul
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“Good all round hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights. The location is very good, 5 mins walk to central Gangnam's shops. The gymnasium is decent, Technogym machines, dumbells to 22kg, olympic bar and bench. Staff are all extremely polite and professional and English speaking. Food is excellent in the hotel, the breakfast is top notch, and the restaurants in hotel also very good quality (but bar and restaurants are expensive). Rooms good size (note shower leaks onto floor). KAL airport shuttle bus stops outside the hotel front door.

Downsides - there is a nightclub outside (Eden), I was on the 11th floor and noise from revellers till 430am on few nights is very audible - take some earplugs. Aircon isnt turned on over winter - so the room was stuffy at night but staff provided a fan. Wifi is not free and expensive but there are a couple of Macs in the lobby.

All in all a very good hotel, I'd stay here again - just remember the ear plugs!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Affy77,

Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Mike Brown
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This hotel is a very good business hotel with good sized rooms and a friendly service. Breakfast is in European style with a large choice. There is no need to stay in the more expensive Ritz hotel next door. The hotel is on the route of the inexpensive and luxury KAL shuttle from and to the Incheon International airport.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Dear Sandy5611,

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay… Our live entertainment venue is currently under re-furbishement but will be re-opened in March, hope you will return soon.

Mike Brown
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for a week just before Christmas 2012. Everything about the stay was great. Room was spacious and clean, service was excellent and the location was great. It is basically less than a five minute walk to the center.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear pb_cork,

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Gangnam is a great location and is just getting more interesting.. Hope we can lure you back soon.

Mike Brown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Novetel is right next to the Ritz Carlton. I really like the gym. It's huge, I think it's also a local gym for Korean businesmen. The Novetel is in a nice location, near Paris Baguette, Hooters, etc...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear theplunger,

Thank you for your recommendation we hope to see you returning soon.

Mike Brown
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The stay at Novotel was great. Though we do not speak the language, the service at the information counter was good. He attended to all of our queries on directions to places of interest and guided us in the use of the train.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Teresalen,

Seoul is both an exciting city and easy to get around. Making use of concierge was a good idea as they are both informative and multi language speakers. Hope to see you back.

Mike Brown
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Additional Information about Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul

Address: 130, Bongeunsa-ro, Seoul 135-080, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Seoul
#26 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#28 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#33 Family Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul 4*
Number of rooms: 332
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the fashionable shopping and restaurant district of Gangnam, Novotel is located near COEX convention centre, and in the heart of in the heart of Seoul CBD. Our 332 rooms, offering suites and Premier executive floors are complimented by flexible meetings, conferences and events options, a mix of modern and classical dining & entertaining choices with a state of the art "Inbalance" fitness centre, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and golf range. ... more   less 
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