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“Excellent business hotel but ...” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   521 Teheranno Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-732, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #45 of 396 Hotels in Seoul
Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent business hotel but ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

I have stayed in this hotel for 15 days. I have had some thing to remember and something to forget. People from the reception keep on disturbing by calling through intercoms. there is no sound proof walls, so small increase in TV volume people start to sought. Very good swimming pool and Gym. Nice location to enjoy. Internet is so costly, limited number of TV channels.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Sydney, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

The Grand Intercontinental is a good hotel, but what makes it a real stand-out for me is the heated indoor 25 metre pool. It gets a bit shallow at one end, but certainly makes a welcome change from the usual "bath-tub" that most hotels have. I've used the pool on 3 occasions and at most there have been 2 other swimmers when it could easily cope with another 6 or 7. Adjacent to the pool is a well equipped gym with and vast locker rooms with complimentary everything including your gym shorts and T-shirt. The other highlight is the breakfast that although a bit pricey, has fresh fruit/vegetable juices squeezed on request along with all the asian and western goodies you can think of. There's a nice big lounge bar that's great for a pre dinner drink or informal business meeting.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Stayed here for 1 night on Christmas Day 2010.Checked into a twin room.

Bed was rather high but I had no difficulties climbing up.

Lobby was rather huge and I got lost exploring the hotel :x

Loved the pillow menu,the bed and the huge bathroom.

The downside are,internet is chargeable unless you stayed at a Club Room and,the heater can be rather hot as it was during winter.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

After staying here three times in the past several months, I'd say it's almost like two different hotels: during the week it functions like a cold impersonal business hotel while on the weekends it is overrun by toddlers. This means that Friday and Saturday nights I'm kept awake by children screaming in the room next door and running around upstairs. (If you are the parent of a young child, of course, this might be a nice high end playground for you to consider.)

It's also strangely very hands off in terms of service. After staying here almost a week, I've had almost no contact with the staff though they seem very busy catering to certain local businessmen.

Although I've continued to come back for the Priority Club upgrade, I'd go somewhere else next time and take a smaller room if it meant having a better overall hotel experience.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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mumbai
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Stayed here recently. Good hotel. People are very friendly and hospitality is really worth mentioning. Food is good and the rooms are excellent. Was upgraded to junior suite which was very comfy. All the facilities are good. The only thing i missed was that they did not have 24 hour cafe though room service was available. Overall a good hotel to stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heathcote
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

The money was worth every cent or won. Great room and the service was top notch. My only negative was that the circular structure of the downstairs takes some adjusting and the signs are not that definitive. Signs of shops out from the wall would assist greatly.e.g chemist is very small frontage and walking around the curve it is not very visible until you are right on top of it. The shopping complex adjacent is a great place to shop but only if you know where the shop is you want. The direction boards are not that accurate and don't clearly define the different levels.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

A favourite among conference organizers. Stayed here in March for the same. For the price they charge (premium) they do offer a large room. However, although very well appointed, it is starting to show it's age. Bathroom is similarly huge. Hotel itself is more appropriately thought of as part of a huge complex, attached to the convention center, a mall, a casino, very conveniently, a subway station. Had the breakfast buffet for the 4 nights I was there. Priced at 35USD/person, the food was a little ho hum. Not much variety and after 1 day, I got bored with it. Fitness center was excellent, with a nice lap pool and interestingly, a driving range. Overall, an excellent stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 521 Teheranno Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-732, 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 Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Seoul
#30 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#34 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#45 Family Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas 5*
Number of rooms: 511
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas is well-known for luxurious accommodation, impeccable service and fine dining. At Gangnam, in the center of Seoul, the hotel is convenient to business, shopping, entertainment and all forms of transportation. Nearby is the Coex Complex, which includes the World Trade Center, Convention & Exhibition Center, a casino and more. Please note, sections of the hotel are being remodeled, which may limit access to some facilities until the end of January 2014. ... more   less 
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