My wife and I just returned from trip to Asia including Seoul where we had the opportunity to spend 3 nights at the Lotte Hotel. It's location is absolutely perfect to enjoy the nightlife and excitement of the Myongdong Shopping District. The king sized bed is very comfortable and the rooms in the new wing are very spacious. If you are here on a business and the check is covered it probably appears a great deal. Compared to what is available just outside the front door the charges for everything at the Lotte are excessive ($15/per cup of lukewarm coffee in the Lounge) to $17 for a plain shot of Stoly in the empty bar on the 25th floor. The restaurant is only affordable on expense account with prix fixe dinners starting at $125/person up to several hundred). Once outside the real Seoul is apparent even on the terrace where coffee and dinner is much more reasonable. The rooms are great and comfortable but wouldn't suggest spending anything anywhere else in this overpriced hotel.
When we arrived on the morning flight and arrived at the hotel at 6AM (which we were told is common for flights into Seoul) we were greeted by no-one (in fact no doorman met us at the door at anytime in the 3 days we where there) and when eventually sent to the 14th floor lobby in the new wing--"room is not ready" and we were forced to catch 2 hours sleep on the couches of the lobby when at 8 AM the rooms were magically available (guess we didn't look so "welcoming" stretched across the couches with our luggage.
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- A True Business Hotel in the Heart of Seoul ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seoul Lotte Hotel