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Belle-Essence Seoul Hotel

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

Situated conveniently right near the yeoksam metro stop, nearby to hotspot areas gangam (1 away) and apgujeong (5away). Great breakfast buffet and beautiful comfortable interior with lots of great restaurants newrby

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I have made several business trips to Seoul, initially staying in the Renaissance for convenience. The hotel is expensive, but allows me to save valuable time as I can walk to the office rather than stay stuck in the invariably intense traffic jams. What now keeps me coming back is the staff and the level of service. The staff are... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I stay here because it is within walking distance of my work and has an outstanding breakfast buffet. The hotel is nice, but I prefer the rooms and service at their sister hotel, the Ritz Carlton, which is nearby. Food prices are high, as to be expected. The Indian restaurant Ganga is within walking distance, as is McDonald's. The room... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

The hotel is well located in the business district. The quality of the room is good, the service is great and the food is correct. If you come for tourism, it is located to the south part of the city whereas all the main tourism activities are in the north. It's feasible but less practical.

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Thank NicolasRolland
Varese, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We traveled on family business to Korea and made a stop over in Seoul to relax and enjoy memories of our stay in Seoul 12 years ago. This hotel is older but well maintained, congratulations to the staff! The location is one of the best in Gangnam. Mostly well established local business people visit this hotel, meaning it is not... More 

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Thank Thomas B
Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I stayed here for two weeks using my parent's Marriott points to visit my boyfriend for my birthday. I used to live in Seoul, and I know the city quite well. All in all, I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel, but there were some things that keep me from giving it a full five...green circles or whatever those... More 

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Thank Karla M
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

My second time to stay in this hotel. The staff is very friendly and comforting. Check in and check out were very fast and smooth. The rooms are good. The bathroom is slightly disappointing but has everything necessary. The breakfast is very good with a nice selection of dishes and fresh juices. The location is. Nice - very central. Also... More 

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Thank 17hinmi91
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This is an older property but very well kept and solid. Staff is very efficient, great service. Club level is really excellently appointed and as good as at a JW - well worth the upgrade.

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Thank Michael F
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Stayed here last week whilst in town on a business trip. Rooms were a good size and well equipped, bath robes and tea and coffee making facilities included. Good choice of TV channels including 3 BBC channels which had a good variety of programmes. Electrical sockets are standard European round 2 pin, however by the desk there were multi sockets... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and I can say that the hotel is a good place for weary tourist like us. However, the location is far from where the shopping is. Had to content ourselves with the family mart and 7-11 store across the street. Breakfast was okay not fantastic.

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Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
If you thought business and fun couldn’t mix, look no further than urban Gangnam and the nearby neighborhoods. On the surface, Gangnam comes off as a strictly business district with a plethora of high-rise office buildings jutting into the sky and the steady streams of office workers bustling about. But interlaced within are a string of shops, restaurants, bars, and other spots for entertainment. If Myeongdong is the generic meet-up and hangout spot north of the Han River, Gangnam is its answer for those on the south side. As evening comes, Gangnam comes alive with its countless neon lights attracting hordes of office workers, friends, and couples for food, drinks, perhaps a bit of singing at a noraebang, and more drinks. And the smattering of clubs around also draws plenty of folks looking to unwind and show off their moves on the dance floor. On weekends, the crowds gets bigger, the energy buzzes to a seemingly nonstop high, and Gangnam makes it clear why so many call Seoul the city that never sleeps.
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Belle Essence Seoul hotel, formally known as the Renaissance Seoul Hotel, has an established reputation in Seoul operated by a team, many who have been opening staff members, for the past 28 years. It has a prime location in Yeoksam/Gangnam making it the ideal solution for the local and international businessman or traveler. With direct access to the Fortune 500 companies in Yeoksam, conferences at CoEx or the ever popular area of Gangnam. With multiple restaurants and a dynamic banqueting solution, we can cater for MICE events, weddings, corporate and social events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belle-Essence Seoul Hotel

Address: 237, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06142, South Korea (Formerly Renaissance Seoul Hotel)
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
Price Range: $152 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belle-Essence Seoul Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 493
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Seoul
Seoul Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Seoul
#30 Family Hotel in Seoul
#44 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
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