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“Nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul

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Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul
Ranked #96 of 451 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
West Lafayette
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel is not great as I expected. you know, it's Banyan Tree. The room is spacious, but furniture is relatively old. Great view from the room. The relaxing pool inside made the room really damp. Great location but incontinent transportation if you don't have a car. I stayed there during 'no taxi days' this summer, and really hard to get there by public transportation. The breakfast there was great and delicious.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My Husband and I was in Bnayan Tree Seoul during 25 - 28 Oct 2012.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Our room faced the Namsan/Seoul Tower. Every morning, the moment we woke up, looking the view from our window, it was so beautiful, especially with the Autumn scenery. The room was great, it equiped with a relaxing pool and our very own sauna room facing the Namsan. Breakfast was great too! The service staff are all so efficent and friendly. We will definately come back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Glendale, California, United States
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Some of my Korean friends put me up in this hotel & I completely enjoyed my stay. It is more of a boutique hotel medium sized. The staff is excellent and friendly and the food in the various places was excellent. The room had an amazing view and the property felt very private like an Oasis in the middle of Seoul.

The best part:
The sauna in your room is amazing! Huge relaxation tub and sauna shower. I want to bring my wife back as it had a very romantic feel to it. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the staff was amazing.

The worst part:
Some of the costs were ridiculous. Like the instant coffee machine in the room cost us US 60 dollars at the end of the trip and we only used it 3 times. I felt that was a shame for such a nice property to not offer free coffee in the room. There were other items in the room that cost so much that it was inconvenient to even use them. Even if money is not a problem for you it feels strange when a hotel is charging so much for items that you can get half the price at any other hotel and 1/10 of the price in a store.

Overall:
I would highly recommend this hotel. The staff, the property, the beauty, the food, the sauna, the pools, all are beautiful and I can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: Any room is amazing.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Nice & relaxable. Good location but the service and information was so so. I dont recommend you forcely. Bilit if you want to stay with SPA and Massage. It is worthy to be here. And you can feel in the mid of the forest, NAMSAN

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank GtheBig
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights with a young child, and it was perfect.

We stayed in the premier room with the wading pool and sauna in the room, and it was the perfect way to decompress after a 14-hour flight.

This hotel is a perfect oasis to escape the noise, pollution, and neon of metropolitan Seoul. There are no trendy bars, restaurants, or stores nearby. You'll have to start most of your explorations of the city via taxi.

Instead, the hotel offers quiet, excellent air quality, access to walking paths, access to more walking and cycling paths at the adjacent Namsan mountain, a driving range, and a spa with a pool that admits toddlers. Three available restaurants had good food.

Most locals knew this hotel as the old Tower Hotel, which had a poor reputation. Since then, Banyan Tree has taken the 200-room old hotel and converted it to a 40-room luxury tower, vastly improving the quality and experience. Word hasn't gotten out yet, so most cab drivers didn't know the property, and the KAL Limousine bus didn't stop there.

If you want to be in the center of all the action, then choose either the Hyatt/Shilla or the Intercon at COEX. However, if you want a peaceful experience in good air right in the Namsan Park area, then this hotel is for you. I cannot stress enough how great the in-room steam sauna and wading pool were after a trans-Pacific flight.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed in this Hotel for one week, and we are very satisfied to be there. Vie are living in the Premier room - a big one with a small poolbath and steam sauna inside! The room view is exciting. We tried the Festa Cafe, and Granum Dining restaurant - they offer healthy cuisine. The breakfast is good, buffet offers a wide selections of fruits, yogurt, ect. But, breakfast time is over at 10.30, it is not comfortable for the europinian guests. Good location, big outside pool give a feeling that you are outside of Seoul, but you are not. Spa is over our expectation!

Room Tip: Premier rooms are on the high floor and very big!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

First of all let me say that we have stayed at Banyan Tree properties throughout Asia and Mexico for the past 7 years a few times every year. With varying success....
The Seoul property is a dream location for us with 3 competitive runners in the family. The mountain and its running paths are fantastic! It is also well located for sightseeing, and as the business is done on both sides of the river it works very well for family traveling. Husband does business meetings and family enjoys!
All the BT properties have wow factors galore, they have amazing architects and finishes each property beautifully. But unfortunately lack in how they see their guests too many times for the amount you pay. Seoul is no exception. They have a relaxing pool in the bedroom, wow! Looks stunning at night when you arrive! But the next day you realize there's nowhere to sit! It also never seems to be hot when needed and working the controls? Forget it! You get 2 (?) towels for the price of a cool $800+ per night (that would be my favorite) and all those facilities that you see on the website?!? You pay extra! Even the outdoor pool is extra! That irritated us no end. Luckily (?) it rained for the 3 days we were there prompting another hugely irritating aspect, umbrellas. They insisted there were 1 umbrella in the room (no, minimalistic, no extras....) and when giving us the umbrellas took great care to tell us they would be charged! Upon returning the guy literally jumped us while still in the car to get the umbrellas of us. Really? How much were we paying? 2 rooms.... And having a history with the BT that clearly they either don't know or don't care about...
Will we go back to the BT again? Absolutely! But you need to be aware and possibly ask more questions about what is included in the price. And also, don't go to the restaurants at the Seoul property. Really not worth the price for the quality you're getting...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul
Address: 60, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04605, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#25 Family Hotel in Seoul
#28 Spa Hotel in Seoul
#45 Business Hotel in Seoul
#58 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul is the first urban resort of awards-winning Banyan Tree Hotel & Resort. Banyan Tree on the land of 70,000 square meters is located in NamSan at the center of Seoul and you can enjoy sound resting and private time away from daily life. ... more   less 
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