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“Doing Seoul Gangnam Style” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   205-9 Nonhyun-Dong Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-010, South Korea (Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam)   |  
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Ranked #77 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London
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39 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Doing Seoul Gangnam Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I booked the Best Western Gangnam based on price and generaly positive reviews and I was not dissapointed.
Gangnam area is a good base for a newcomer to the city as it has lots of coffee shops, convenience stores etc.. and a metro connection to the city centre.
The hotel was clean and the room bigger than expected.
Breakfast was not included in my rate but at ₩21,780 it could not be described as cheap but it did offer a big choice of dishes, so it set me up for the day and I saved money on lunch.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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BW_Premier_Gangnam, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear our valued guest,

Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul!
Thank you for your valuable comments about us on Tripadvisor. It is always great to hear what our guests think about us! Gangnam is a new coming-up hot place for the tourists with "Gangnam Style". With such uniqueness, we are always trying to provide our guests a clean, safe, convenient and comfortable accomodation in Gangnam, Seoul. Thank you for your opinion which is very significant for us and helps us to be better. We look forward serving you soon again when you are in Seoul. Have a great day!


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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is quite old fashioned, but very good value. Hotel staff are excellent, and it is in a great location and on the same road as the Novotel, Dormy inn, at least 10 more hotels on Nonhyeon dong.
It is easy to get a taxi outside, and the Incheon bus stops hourly.
There are shops and convenience stores next door.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BW_Premier_Gangnam, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear our valued guest-Rachelandco,

Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul!
Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. As you mentioned earlier, our hotel is located in the most convenient part of Gangnam-which is very accesible to any part of Seoul!
We are not a luxury or upscale hotel but the clean, comfortable and convenient hotel in Seoul. Our #1 concern is caring our guests and listening to them! Once again, thank you for staying with us and we definitely look forward serving you soon again in the near future.

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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I had a chance to stay at the Best Western Premier in Gangnam for few days at the end of April, 2013. I was impressed by how nice the personnel of the hotel is, and how serviceable they are!! Especially Kelly Sung, who was able to get me an early check-in, and helped me with all the questions I had about what to do while in Seoul/South Korea!! The hotel location was perfect too in Gangnam; the Subway station, the market(s), and several other attractions where a walking distance from the hotel. The rooms were very quiet, and the bed was comfortable. Most importantly WiFi and American plugs were available too.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BW_Premier_Gangnam, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear our valued guest,

Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul!
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor! It was great pleasure to have you as our guest. We appreciate your nice comments about us and promise you we will do our best to make your stay a comfortable and happy one!
We look forward to serving you soon again next time you are in Seoul! Once again, thank you and have a great day!

p.s. We definitely deliver your message to Kelly! Thank you! :)

Best regards,
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed at the Best Western Gangnam for three nights on business and was not impressed. My first impression was poor as I arrived late morning and was told that, although my room was ready I would have to pay 30,000 won to check in before 2pm. I have never come across this before anywhere and is a terrible policy.

The hotel itself is tired and a bit worn, it looks like it's been a while since it was refurbished. The bed was a bit lumpy and the bathroom was small. The maid service was very good however as the place was always spotless.

I found the staff friendly and helpful but the whole experience was disappointing.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BW_Premier_Gangnam, 세일즈 디렉터 at BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear our valued guest,

Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul!
Thank you for your comments on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that we could not meet your expectation. In terms of early check-in, please understand that it is a hotel policy which every hotel normally has, and the fee is different upon how early it is.
With your valuable review, we promise you that we are going to provide a better service next time you are in Seoul. Thank you.

Best regards,
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I had a very pleasant stay for 3 nights in Best Western Gangnam during March 2013 . The Airport shuttle just stop at the Hotel doorstep . Good location with lot of restaurants and heart of business district . Staff were excellent helpful with good English .

Wish to stay again in my next visit .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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BW_Premier_Gangnam, 세일즈 디렉터 at BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear our valued guest-Aruproy,

Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul!
Thank you for your nice comments about us on Tripadvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned, we are positioned in the area with various dining restaurants and business district in Gangnam, which makes our guests feel convenient.
We definitely look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Seoul. Once again, thank you so much and hope you have a great day!

Best regards,
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very nice hotel. Nice staff. Great breakfast! Good location. Very clean. non smoking floors! great!! And for a hard winter, nothing better than a heated toilet seat!! So thoughtful!! :-) There is a bus shuttle to the airport right at the doorstep of the hotel (nice price also). There are many excellent restaurants in some small streets nearby. Small supermarkets nearby as well. And on the main avenue all possible shops you can think of!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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BW_Premier_Gangnam, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear our valued guest-Ana A,

Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul!
Thank you for your nice comments on Tripadvisor. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us in Seoul. We strongly believe that your review will be helpful for other guests who are planning to visit us. We definitely look forward to seeing you soon again next time you are in Seoul! Once again, thank you and hope you have a great day!

Best regards,
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had a single room: small and very basic. Bathroom was tiny with NO space to put your stuff.
What I liked: the convenient location, 10 min. Walk to Gangnam St. And the friendly staff. Nice breakfast buffet but don't get it from room service... Just one tiny cup of coffee, buns and bread not good.

Room Tip: Even if you're on your own, forget the single rooms. Room, bathroom and bed are too small!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BW_Premier_Gangnam, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear our valued guest-Florence L,

Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul!
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. Our superior sinlge room is pretty popular for those sinlge travelers who look for comfortable single bed, complimentary high speed internet, rainbow shower with comparably lower price. If you found our superior single room small, we recommend you to try our Deluxe double or twin room next time you are in Seoul. In addition, thank you for the nice comment about the breakfast buffet. The menu set of room service breakfast is for the guests who want lighter one than our regular full buffet breakfast, so the menu is simpler and the price as well. Once again, thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward serving you soon again in Seoul!

Best regards,
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul
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Address: 205-9 Nonhyun-Dong Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-010, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#45 Business Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Premier Gangnam 4*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warmest greetings from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Gangnam Hotel, Seoul! We are located in Gangnam; The trend setting headquarters, center of the business hub such as finance, economics, culture and media. The Best Western Premier Gangnam Hotel is the sparkling corner stone where your can truly be a part of it everything, and is just 10 minutes from business district and airport subway station and convention center. Our richly appointed decorated 128 guestrooms abound with the lavish conveniences and luxury comforts designed to ensure your visit to Gangnam, Seoul is a memorable one. Relax in your own in-room, stay productive with fully equipped fitness studio, and take a moment to catch up on business functions and social occasions through 5 meeting rooms and impeccable catering or check your emails by way of the complimentary high speed internet access. ... more   less 
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