My friends and I booked through Expedia and got ourselves a deluxe room at The Plaza Seoul. We ran into a tiny glitch because there were 3 of us and the room only accommodates 2 people. However, Expedia was able to negotiate with the manager at the hotel and she was so kind to provide a rollaway bed for our 3rd guest. Problem solved, onto the good stuff!
Loved the hotel! We were pleasantly surprised because we were under the impression since it was so centrally located and it's across from City Hall; it would be 'touristy'. The Plaza is modern, as it is a boutique hotel, the decor is simple yet artsy. Loved the utilization of space! When we walked in, there's a small inset that works like a closet/changing room - enough space for 3 women! The bathroom is awesome, clean cut, modern, big bath tub - although we enjoyed the rain shower more. The toilet has a control panel, just press flush! We were thrilled by the room, the control panel to close the curtains and lights without getting up from the comfy bed. We were very happy with the room size, 2 twins with shelving units on each side, big window and living room space for the rollaway bed, just enough space for us to take advantage of the sofa and enjoy the flat screen. Free WiFi!!!
Excellent location! Walkable to Myeong-dong! Major shopping overload! Loved it! If you've ever been to SOHO in NYC, like that x10 (crowd wise). Vendor food all over and must try! Their transit system is easy, and with City Hall being a major stop for all the metro lines - it was quite easy to go from City Hall to all areas. Also the hotel provides shuttle to Insadong, where visitors can buy a whole bucket full of gifts for friends. The downside, there's no shuttle back - - but you will find Insadong is actually walkable back to the hotel. We took a taxi and it wasn't overpriced like lots of comments stated... I actually think Seoul taxi is cheaper than NYC taxi!
Another plus, the hotel underground is connected to other hotels, like the Westin and Lotte! Go high end shopping at the Lotte hotel and feast in their food court for traditional Korean food and end the night with a giant bowl of shaved ice with red bean, mochi and condensed milk!
I would stay at this hotel again for my next visit for sure!!
If you're not an early riser, get the Club Rooms for free breakfast.
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Dear Karen N,
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Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave such a positive review for us. We are so happy to read that you had such a great time here at THE PLAZA. I am delighted that you enjoyed our convenient location, modern boutique design room and bathroom featuring rain shower. By the way, we always receive positive comment on it.
I am pleased to hear that you were satisfied with our city tour shuttle which provides to go main tourist spots near the hotel. This service is one of our specialized services at THE PLAZA.
We always try to do our best, and we hope that you will come back and visit us again at THE PLAZA.
Yong Woon Kim,
Director of Rooms
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