My partner and I stayed here for 12 nights in a Suite.
Based on consensus from previous reviews of this hotel, the primary advantage of staying here is that it is a spacious, modern, and luxurious apartment at a very good price. The disadvantage is that it is a relatively long commute from the main ‘touristy’ attractions and districts like Myeong-dong.
Should you stay here?
In my opinion, the size and relative value of the hotel, as well as the very active surrounding Konkuk University area, makes this hotel excellent value. If you’re staying in Seoul as a family, or are a couple who just like space to stretch out with all of your shopping, then I highly recommend this hotel for you. If you are worried about the extra 10 - 20 minutes commuting time, remember this is Seoul - the subway is easy, clean, and affordable (as are taxis). Just wake up 10 - 20 minutes earlier! It is really not that far from places like Myeong-dong, Isadong, Itaewon, etc. However, if you are in Seoul for perhaps, 2 - 3 days and want to cram everything in, you may be better suited to a more ‘central’ location.
It is a luxury apartment with full kitchen (oven with basic trays, stove top with basic pot and pan, large sink, fridge, freezer, rice cooker, kettle, wine fridge). The bedroom is huge with two queen beds pushed together. Each bed has its own automatic controller to adjust the angle of the bed if you want to sit up or sleep with your legs higher than your body.
The walk in wardrobe is massive with a large amount of storage space and a dress/makeup mirror. I suggest taking the time to unpack into the wardrobe.
The bathroom is large with a very high tech heated automatic bidet toilet with a lid that opens for you every time you come near it.
We had the buffet breakfast in the restaurant once. It was a decent spread at a good price - about $15USD per person.
The gym was free and rather large with a good range of equipment. Be sure to stretch out after your long flight with the inversion machines!
The hotel is located in the Konkuk University area, which is by no means a quiet area. Inside the hotel building are two cafes, a 7-11, several restaurants and a wine bar.
Next door is a department store with a very substantial food court. Amazing food. Next door to the department store is StarCity, where the E-Mart supermarket/variety store is located, as well as even more cafes, restaurants, shops, and a movie theatre. The subway is also about 4 minutes walk from the hotel. Just across the road.
Staff were very helpful and friendly. They spoke good english. It is likely the the main reason that you wouldn’t choose this hotel is because of the distance to the main touristy sights. It is not ’that’ far away and not that much of a hassle. You may just need to change subway lines an extra time and add an additional 10 - 20 minutes. We recommend you give this hotel a go. In my opinion, it is unlikely you will be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the prestige business residence, PENTAZ features spacious and pleasant rooms that perfectly designed for those staying abroad on business for a long period. PENTAZ provides the exclusive private service, luxuriously and efficiently designed space for satisfying both relaxation and business needs all in one.During your stay, you can enjoy our fitness club, Sauna, spa, indoor golf driving range & putting green, live buffet, wine bar & fine dining in order to refresh yourself.During your stay, you can enjoy our fitness club, Sauna, spa, indoor golf driving range & putting green, live buffet, wine bar & fine dining in order to refresh yourself. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Ctrip TA, Agoda, Cheap Tickets and Jetsetter so you can book your The Classic 500 Executive Residence Pentaz reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Classic 500 Hotel Seoul