I stayed here for six nights in November. I have been to Seoul many times and have stayed mostly downtown (City Hall, Myeongdong, etc...). This was my first stay there in a more secluded hotel (i.e., Shilla, Grand Hyatt). While it was a bit less inconvenient than having everything at my doorstep and the added daily coming and going involves more buses and trains (or taxis) to and from the Hyatt's hilltop location, I have to say that it is so quiet and peaceful at night. I slept very well each night. Those who have been to Seoul know that it is a 24x7 city...there are few quiet places like this moutaintop in the inner city. Many reviewers say to get the city/river view. You can see that from the lounge or one of the many bars and restaurants in the hotel during your visit or stay. I say get the Namsan Mountain view for your room. It was beautiful at night and also in the morning and if you go in the fall the foliage is spectacular. A few small complaints...#1, wifi in a hotel of this quality and price range should be free...#2, whatever happened to newspapers delivered daily to your door? they cost next to nothing, after all...and #3, the hallways, while clean and well kept up, have this strange thing going on with way too many mirrors, almost like a funhouse effect. It is too much and distracts from the overall regal and calm atmosphere of this hotel. I will attach a photo the Namsan view from my 10th floor room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hyatt Seoul, in the heart of the nation’s capital, is set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens at the foot of historic Mt. Namsan. Commanding breathtaking views of the Han River to the south and Mt. Namsan to the north, the hotel is only minutes away from the downtown commercial district and within walking distance of Itaewon, one of the city’s renowned shopping areas. The hotel is 70 minutes away from Incheon International Airport, 50 minutes from Gimpo Domestic Airport, 20 minutes from the Samsung-dong business hub, with most all of the city’s key districts within close proximity to the hotel.Hotel accommodations include 601 contemporary, luxuriously designed rooms and suites, using a selection of natural woods and fabrics to create a comfortable, residential ambience. The hotel hosts The Spa and Club Olympus recreation centre, a sanctuary of calm offering spa treatments, indoor & outdoor pools, tennis & squash courts and an ice skating rink.As a “multi-functional lifestyle destination”, cuisine plays a focal role at Grand Hyatt Seoul. The hotel boasts some of Seoul’s most magnificent 11 restaurants and bars, each showcasing its unique style and authenticity. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel Seoul
- Seoul Grand Hyatt
- Hyatt Seoul
- Seoul Hyatt