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The Shilla Seoul
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   202, Jangchung-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-856 , South Korea   |  
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Ranked #8 of 398 Hotels in Seoul
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The Shilla hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Stayed two weeks in this hotel on a business trip in 2009.
It is expensive, but very recommended. Koreans are very polite in general, but in this hotel it is extreme .
Nice hotel, nice gym, nice bar (Rainbow, life music Fridays etc), there is golf course near by, nice sauna .
Awesome breakfast – very European (after one week you will miss it) , fresh salmon, sausages .
It is a very, very nice hotel .

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jurmala, Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Hotel with it's own territory on a hill. Close to subway station (down the stairs and cross the street), plus all cab drivers knew the place. Had a corner number on one of upper floors. Spacious room with all the necessary amenities. Lot's of helpful staff will walk you right where you want. All the business papers available in the morning. Breakfast is exceptional - from European to local cuisine. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Totnes
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35 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I've stayed here before when in Seoul on business and the hotel has a lot going for it.

The location is excellent being in the centre of town and the hotel itself is well maintained, very clean and smart, As are the rooms, but they are a little on the small side. The staff could not do more for you and the breakfast is one of the best in Asia,

However, the hotel is very expensive and in terms of value for money there are other hotels in Seoul that offer the same level for less money

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nuuk, Greenland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

In this Hotel excellent service truly means excellent service. Staff solves problems of all kind. breakfast is amazing, live Music in the hotelbar from Classic to jazz. Must be the best hotel in Seoul.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My boy-friend brought me here by surprise for our 2nd year Anniversary, and it was splendid. The pool was definitely the best part. On a hot and humid day in Seoul, there was nothing better than to swim in Shilla's big, beautiful pooll. We must have spent half a day swimming! The room of course was clean, and had everything you would expect from a high-end hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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san francisco
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Service was alright. Had some packages which were supposed to arrive promptly that day but it was late since they had not moved them forward in time. Long wait and was late for meeting, but no courtesy assistance getting to my meeting right next door and it was snowing heavily that nigh. Rooms are plain, and needs some freshening up. Nice cushioned slippers. Internet appears to work fine- good wifi. Executive floor attendant very helpful, when he was available.

The breakfast food is light and meager - not memorable at all. Little selection. Stayed in the executive lounge... very small and limited food, limited breakfast. Juices are bottled variety, not fresh but from those liter bottles. Poor fruit selection. Good meeting room services - that was great as it was set off to the side and private, with a small restroom available to the side. No drinks laid out, no water bottles. Feels like they are trying to save as much money as possible at every turn.

Stayed in executive room, no personalization, no fruit, no attempt to make special. Bed was comfortable, and room nice temperature. Bathroom OK size and clean.

Difficult to get to since it's on a hill from the subway. Definitely use taxi and take subway when you don't have to drag a load around.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The best hotel i Seoul, located on a hill, 10 minutes from seoul downtown and itawon.
the breakfast buffet is amazing you can have american breakfast or japanese/chinese food or French croissant.
During the night you can enjoy a glass of wine listening to great live music.
Service is great
the Shilla duty free is an excellent place for shiopping

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 202, Jangchung-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-856 , 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Seoul
#6 Family Hotel in Seoul
#8 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#13 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shilla Seoul 5*
Number of rooms: 464
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shilla Seoul represents the best hotel in Korea, with contemporary design blending well with traditional patterns and style used back in the Shilla Dynasty. Next to the main building stands the former guesthouse that was once used to welcome special guests from around the world. The main building is replete with restaurants offering outstanding international cuisine, a shopping arcade featuring global brand goods, a pool, and a luxurious spa while in a separate building within the property lies a grand duty-free shop. ... more   less 
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