This hotel is in Gangnam in a great location. The subway is a block away and there is a great street of restaurants with a lot to choose from. The service in the hotel was amazing, the staff could not have been nicer and they didn't accept tips.
Cons- As other reviewers have said, the room (especially the bathroom) needs some upgrades. We got a discounted rate for an event which made it reasonable. It's not worth full price. The beds were a bit hard and the rooms didn't have a lot of storage space. Most of the horizontal surfaces were covered in things for sale from teddy bears to toothpaste. We moved most of it to get some space. The internet is pricey at over $20/day.
Overall, I would still go back at a discounted rate. The location and service made up for the other issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul is located in Gangnam, the heart of Seoul’s business, culture and fashion. It is close to Korea’s World Trade Center, the shopping district of Itaewon and several top department stores, and the cultural neighborhood of Cheongdam-dong, bringing guests unparalleled levels of satisfaction whatever the purpose of their visit. Its classical, antique-style design is inspired by that of the 18th century Palace of Versailles, while its unique exterior, which soars upward light a series of steps, following the contours of the land on which it is built, has become one of Gangnam’s local landmarks. A newly opened entrance, offering access directly from Sinnonhyeon Station, along Bongeunsa-ro, has added still further to the hotel’s convenience. The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul contains 375 guest rooms of 10 different types, including 47 Luxury Suites and 75 Club Rooms. Its guest rooms with balconies offer inspiring views of the city and great opportunities to sunbathe and hold a variety of parties. The Presidential Suite, a previously winner of the Best Suite prize at the Gold Key Awards for hotel design, is a favorite among VIPS visiting Korea and offers the very best in state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled comfort. Decorated with works by international masters including Pablo Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein, the Presidential Suite offers a unique chance to enjoy some of the 20th century's finest art.The hotel contains six restaurants and bars: All Day Fine Dining restaurant The Garden, Chinese restaurant Cheehong, Japanese restaurant Hanazono, Oksan Buffet, The Ritz Bar, and Ritz Deli, offering a wide variety of fine dining experiences. The Garden, located on the hotel’s lobby floor, is particularly well-known for its outdoor garden, bringing a touch of nature to the heart of the city. From late spring to autumn, The Garden is popular for outdoor barbecues and a variety of other parties and wedding ceremonies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton Seoul Hotel Seoul
- Ritz Carlton Seoul
- Seoul Ritz Carlton
- Ritz Seoul