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640, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06098 South Korea
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#47 of 717 hotels in Seoul
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.4
Value
3.8
Imperial Palace Seoul is located in the heart of the business and cultural center, Seoul, South Korea's thriving capital, and it has long been a city landmark. Imperial Palace Seoul won top prize in the Favorite Business Hotel category of the TIME Readers' Travel Choice Awards 2006 selected by Time Asia. This is the first time a Korean hotel has been honored with such an award. At the time of the G20 Summit in 2010 and the Nuclear Security Summit in 2011, leaders from countries around the world such as Brazil, Vietnam, Algeria and many others visited Imperial Palace Seoul, and it has been recognized as one of the top branded hotels in Korea. A noble and artistic atmosphere with elegant European style interior, antiques and paintings, Imperial Palace Seoul provides a space to enjoy beautiful art beyond the function of accommodation by offering the best service and giving top priority to customer satisfaction and impression under the motto of 'The Best of Everything'.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Mini golf
Karaoke
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

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Grade: 85 out of 100
240Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Chris Peterson wrote a review Jul 2022
143 contributions65 helpful votes
Over the last two years, I stayed probably about two or three weeks in total at the Imperial Palace in Itaewon. I highly recommend it to anybody looking for a nice hotel in Itaewon, Seoul! During the heights of the pandemic as well as during more normal times, the service at the hotel was always outstanding. Rooms are large, fairly quiet, modernly furnished, spotlessly clean and come with super comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. I very much loved the view from the rooms overlooking the street. There's a coffee machine in each room and if you run out of capsules, you can buy more at the lobby. Internet is great and the workspace is okayish, but not the kind of setting in which you'd like to work for hours. Go to a coffee shop instead. There are countless coffee shops, restaurants, bars and convenience stores within walking distance. Itaewon Metro Station is only a few minutes walk away. Staff was always super friendly and professional and speaks perfect English.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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soohee C wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean rooms, bedding and furniture are luxurious and the whole hotel has an elegant atmosphere.It was also good that the water pressure in the shower was strong and the bathtub was deep and large.It was helpful that there were many restaurants around the station.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Mar 25, 2020
お客様、インペリアル・パレスを訪問してくださって、 大切な口コミを残して下さってありがとうございます。 インペリアル・パレスはお客様の一人一人に向けたきめ細かなサービスを提供しています。 知りたいことがありましたらいつでもご連絡お願い申し上げます。 ありがとうございます。 総支配人 イスンゴル
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vmonsieur wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution1 helpful vote
Hotel was amazing. It was really fancy and classy and also affordable at the same time. Room was in pristine condition. Room service was amazing. Staffs are friendly. I had an amazing stay at the hotel. Will definitely recommend it and will definitely come again if I am going to Seoul again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your detailed feedback with us. It gives us great pleasure to hear that you had such an amazing experience at our hotel. We will continue to strive to provide the best service and we hope to serve you again soon. Thank you. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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Ellen Jordan wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We loved this hotel :-) This was my first trip to an Asian country, so I was a little nervous, but all the staff was soooooo nice and friendly. Good located as well. Also breakfast was good. I am planning to visit Korea again next year and will use the hotel once again;)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Mar 2, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Imperial Palace Seoul and for posting your review. We are grateful to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we are honored by your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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Jenn wrote a review Feb 2020
86 contributions50 helpful votes
One of the older hotels in Gangnam, this hotel has been around for many years with the rooms outdated than other high-tech hotel rooms. Nonetheless, it's a clean hotel with great service. It's in a great location. Good for business stays.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Imperial Palace Seoul and for posting your review. We are grateful to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we are honored by your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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ing32 wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions10 helpful votes
The only issue was that the room should have been cleaner. Apart from that, everything else was great! The staff was helpful, the driving range was great, the room service was tasty and plentiful, the bed was very comfortable, and several restaurants to choose from.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Imperial Palace Seoul and for posting your review. We are grateful to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we are honored by your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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Dave H wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore132 contributions65 helpful votes
I liked the Imperial Palace. I found the decor a little busy, but it had a good shower and a comfortable mattress. I would stay there again. It is close to a metro station, and there are a few nice restaurants nearby, but not as many as I would have liked.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Imperial Palace Seoul and for posting your review. We are grateful to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we are honored by your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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shyhhuahtay wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel is over decorative and too many customers were taking pictures even though they are not house guests. At times the photo taking on the decorative can be quite annoying. Every year is the same and it appear the hotel is trying to make the property into an attraction.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Jan 9, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We will be implementing upgrades to the property. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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Freedom15213384023 wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Lobby and decor is tastefully done in an old style. Rooms are big and comfortable. Because of the age of the hotel, some furniture might appear slightly old though, but that’s just a minor gripe. Distance from the nearest train station is roughly 5 minutes.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Imperial Palace Seoul and for posting your review. We are grateful to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we are honored by your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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minahyou wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very clean and spacious ! Luxurious yet reasonable price with good location. Fantastic kind staffs are 6 stars .. strongly recommend both personal and business traveler . Also airport shuttle bus stops just in front of hotel which is so handy.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from IPSEOUL, 제너럴 매니저 at Imperial Palace Seoul
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Imperial Palace Seoul and for posting your review. We are grateful to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we are honored by your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee / General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$625 - $629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
South KoreaSeoulSamseongdong / COEX / Gangnam-gu / Nonhyeon-dong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
405
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imperial Palace Seoul
Which popular attractions are close to Imperial Palace Seoul?
Nearby attractions include Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb (0.7 miles), Dosan Neighborhood Park (0.7 miles), and CGV Cheongdam Cine City (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Imperial Palace Seoul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jangseng Geongangwon, Lab XXIV (Lab 24), and School Food Garosu-gil.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Imperial Palace Seoul have airport transportation?
Yes, Imperial Palace Seoul offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Imperial Palace Seoul offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Imperial Palace Seoul?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.