During this trip to seoul it's the winter season where it's wet, cold and frosty. I am more than glad to have been billeted in the top rated hotels and had to the chance to confirm and affirm the reviews that have Been written.
From the moment you step out of the vehicle the well versed and gracious doors men greet you their sincere welcome. The hotel exteriors are grand and flashy as it was still beautifully adorned with Christmas decors.
Service staff are very efficient and gracious and always willing to help in any way they can.
The rooms are very cosy and have panoramic views of the city and the mountains as well. The rooms are spacious including the bath and hi tech heated toilet that was very helpful during the freezing season. The room amenities are ample and cleaned well by house keeping.
The club floor serves good breakfast , afternoon tea and buns of cocktails with some canapés and house wines.
The hotel houses 3 well known restaurants where you can sample great food and service such as la seine, mugunghwa and fine dining French restaurant Pierre gagnaire.
But the true reason of its claim to fame is the convenience that this hotel offers such as its adjacency to the lotte department stores and it has the duty free store as well. Aside from this for foodies who would want to try korean food at its best- the lotte food court is complete and has every korean meal of its kind including desserts and street food. And if you would want food souvenirs the grocery is also located inside this complex where there is a huge variety of delicious products to take home or sample during your stay.
Lastly, even if it's cheap to take a cab the metro of seoul is very efficient , clean and safe and yes there is a link from the hotel to the subway and can shop along too along the way.
In general, this hotel is in the middle of the must see attractions so you can walk it, metro it or cab it . For shopaholics, this is the place to be as the fashion and shopping district of myeongdong is accessible thru the underground walk.
It may be pricey but truly worth it...
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February 8, 2013
Greeting from Lotte hotel !
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Thank you for your visit in our hotel and we sincerely appreciate your review on TripAdvisor!
It is wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our Club Floor room and Lounge uses benefit.
Also, as you mentioned the location of our hotel is very good to access variety of shopping district
and its very convenient and easy to use subway.
Furthermore, we thank you for your kind compliments to our dedicated staffs.
I was glad to hear that you enjoyed our warm and caring service at Lotte.
We extend our very best wishes and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Lotte Hotel in the near future.
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