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“Well managed hotel - great gym and wonderful breakfast” 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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Shanghai, China
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“Well managed hotel - great gym and wonderful breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul is principally an well managed hotel that is having a great gym and serving an excellent breakfast - unfortunately, you can hear everything what is happening in the corridor such as passing-by chatting hotel guests or the room being closed during night

Room Tip: Try to get onto the executive floors as there are quite some noisy tourist / family groups on the lo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, 제너럴 매니저 at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear FamTrescher,

Thank you for your feedback. During the August holiday season our clientelle is more varied.. So please accept my apologies if you were disturbed.

Mike Brown
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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 August 19, 2013

I spent one night with my girlfriend in the Novotel Ambassador Gangnam. The room was very nice and the bed comfortable.
However, I was a bit annoyed by one of the cleaning ladies trying to get in to my room while we were there. She opened the door, realised someone was there and just closed it. It was rather annoying.

Other that minor incident, the hotel is nice and well situated, close to the main street in Gangnam.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Calvinus15,

Gangnam is a great place with good shopping and restaurants so I am glad you were able to experience the area. My apology about the disturbance from the maid, there is an light and Do Not Distrub card to alert the maid. We will again re-iterate the serivce standards to our room attendants.

Mike Brown
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Do try the seafood buffet served during lunch, the choices were great and tasted very good! Beside, you could also ate a large varieties of Korean desserts at one go. However, it didn't provide the usual buy-one-get-one free for advantage plus member for unknown reason.

Room size was ok and housekeep service was also good.

Room Tip: Low floor to enjoy free wifi if not included
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, August 20, 2013
Dear MKC_PRC,

So glad you enjoyed your stay especially our seafood Buffet in the Square Restaurant.

Mike Brown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This hotel gave me a very good impression on our 1st visit as they were kind enough to route us to use their spa & sauna facilities for free for a shower and change of clothes after coming in early morning from a red eye flight given that our checking in time was by midday.

It's my second time back and stayed longer than a week this time. Staff are always very helpful and accommodating to my needs and would make sure non-English speaking driver would know exactly where I'm heading before we leave.

I was also looking forward to breakfast as the selection not only features western standards, they also have the best of local cuisine. Connectivity was never a problem. Evening strolls to Gangnam Street are quite safe.

Room Tip: Going with the usual tip - try to get the odd number rooms for less noise. There is a Global ATM...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, August 19, 2013
Dear LodRose,

So glad you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Mike Brown
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights fantastic location tasty foods enjoyed
Breakfast specially they do provide various tour as well.
Friendly staffs, if they have free WiFi that would be marvellous.
They have very good mini bar and sweets which are very tempting.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, 제너럴 매니저 at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear manisunwartkd,

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Mike Brown
General Manager
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london
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great hotel in good area, have stayed here many times. Staff are fantastic and very attentive. Rooms are modern and well appointed. Standard rooms have pay as you go wi fi, but superior rooms and upwards wi fi is free. Choice of twin beds or queen/king size double, prices are good for Seoul paid £95.00 for superior double. Unlimited choice of foods at breakfast. for evening dining there are many restaurants nearby. Good transfer to and from airport.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelSeoulGN, 제너럴 매니저 at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear labeller,

Thank you for your comments and positive regarding our service which I will share with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Mike Brown
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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:
#23 Business Hotel in Seoul
#33 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#39 Family Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul 4*
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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