We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very nice stay in Seoul”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
InterContinental Seoul COEX
Ranked #34 of 493 Hotels in Seoul
Northern CA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very nice stay in Seoul”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have only stayed at 3 Intercontinental hotels, but this one was by far the best. The hotel was clean and modern. The room was exceedingly nice and the staff was efficient, professional and friendly. I had a little trouble with the wi-fi card offered in the room, and the staff immediately refunded the fees associated with the card even though I hadn't asked for a refund.

The hotel is attached to a large mall which connects to the subway. This was a very nice feature while visiting during the winter, since 99% of your walk to the subway is underground and thus protected from the cold weather and/or snow.

I was visiting on business, and the hotel is very close to the main Gangnam business area (two subway stops, I believe) and no more than 115 minutes by taxi, even during peak traffic times. The only confusion I experienced is that taxi drivers often drove me to the wrong Intercontinental, despite my telling them that I was at the COEX and also my providing the address in Korean characters. I'm not sure if there is really a way to avoid this confusion, but luckily the hotels are very close together.

I had one day for site seeing around Seoul, and found that this hotel was quite far from many of the tourist-type sites I wanted to visit. So, while I highly recommend the hotel for business, if you're traveling for vacation, you may want to map out the areas you want to attend to see if this hotel's location will work well for you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Lolane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,512 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    705
    641
    123
    27
    16
See reviews for
186
157
128
841
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (179)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Only here for one night as part of a hectic business trip, but would stay again given the chance. Modern, well kept hotel with a clean fresh feel. Bedroom was very comfortable, with a very comfortable bed. Staff were extremely attentive, very friendly and very helpful. Internet was around 50 meg although Skype had a few problems creating a consistent connection. Could have just been my equipment.

Poor points were relatively minor. Found the club sarnie I got a little on the cool side. Colleague didn't like his beef burger. Location is a little bit on the empty side from what I could tell, although there's a nice temple and a park nearby you can jog to. At roughly £10 a glass of beer (not even a pint) alcohol is waaay overpriced.

Suffers from a common IHG problem. Not enough plug sockets. People have multiple power hungry devices these days, plugs are a must!

Overall very relaxing and helped with the jet lag.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
Helpful?
1 Thank Fras78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I like this hotel, good location!
Good service!
First i travelled to Grand intercontinental which is 5 minutes drive, and the hotel people tell me I am in wrong hotel, send me to a taxi. when i reach coex intercontinental, the hotel staff give the taxi fee and take me in.
This is really good hotel, good sercive. Because in China, no hotel would do something like this!
Nearby is Lotte duty free, I did a great shopping.
This hotel has a airport bus, you can take the bus to airport.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Steling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bologna
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Intercontinental Coex in Seoul is one of my favorite choice in Asia! Excellent service, professional and warm service. Superb restaurant and very good bar. Rooms are spacios, very comfortable and with great view on Seoul. The hotel is very well located in Gangnam district, at a walking distance from Coex and other relevant business centers downtown. Not to miss a morning visit to the nearby Bomgeunsa Buddhist temple.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank pddignazio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I had a great stay at this hotel.
Staff were helpful and service was attentive and not over done.
The access to COEX is a big advantage with everything from Louis Vuitton to convenience stores and a subway station.
I will be staying here again without doubt!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank sham00
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guayaquil
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

It´s an hour from the airport, we took the airport limo bus that drops you at the hotel. The staff speaks prefect English and is very friendly.
There is a mall within the grounds and a check-in counter for airlines which is great. We ate at the mall a really spicy kimchi so beware. There is Duty-free shopping too.
We receive a complimentary fruit and cookie plate, nice touch not usual for this kind of hotel. It was expensive but then again most stuff in South Korea.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank prosignia300
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
singapore
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

4th time to Seoul and had a free trip 3D2N by a business partner. Was put up in InterContinental Seoul COEX.

1. Location - downtown in Gangnam. We took cabs mainly but I noted that there is a subway near the hotel. Near to shopping places, plenty of food and clubs. Taxis are aplenty and costs less than USD15 to most places so is considered very cheap for an urban city like Seoul.

2. Rooms - comfortable and spacious. Decor is similar to other InterContinental. Nothing too surprising. Bed is comfortable, bathroom is also well equipped - separate shower place from bath tub.

3. Hotel - the hotel itself is linked to Duty Free shopping as well as the largest underground shopping, COEX Mall. So in a case of rainy day, you may just want to stay around the area since there is also an aquarium for fish and marine lovers.

4. Transport to airport - there is a regular interval of airport limousine buses running to Incheon and Gimpo for about 15,000 Won. Reliable and comfortable mode of vehicle to the airport.

5. Breakfast selection - the BEST in town. You can have korean, japanese, international selection. I simply love the abalone porridge.

If i am going to Seoul for business I will consider this hotel for its location, breakfast, facilities and reliability as an international chain however there seems to be a slight lack of style and vibrancy - maybe it is located in the downtown core which lacks historical or touristy views (think of Namsam, Insadong, Gwanghwamun).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank catteaa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Seoul hotels
Samseongdong / COEX
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
Samseongdong / COEX
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
Yeoido
Conrad Seoul
Conrad Seoul
#24 of 493 in Seoul
1,801 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Park Hyatt Seoul
#46 of 493 in Seoul
1,220 reviews
Namsan
The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul
#15 of 493 in Seoul
1,552 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to InterContinental Seoul COEX? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about InterContinental Seoul COEX

Property: InterContinental Seoul COEX
Address: 524 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, South Korea (Formerly COEX InterContinental Seoul)
Phone Number:
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Samseongdong / COEX
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Seoul
#12 Family Hotel in Seoul
#13 Business Hotel in Seoul
#14 Spa Hotel in Seoul
#24 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#32 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Seoul COEX 5*
Number of rooms: 656
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Seoul COEX is part of the massive World Trade Center Seoul, the country s one-stop business destination. You ll walk to COEX, Korea City Air Terminal and the COEX Mall s underground 16-screen theatre and more than 200 shops. Well worth a short drive are the Namdaemun Market, the Namsan Hanok Village and the Korean War Battlefields. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Ctrip TA, Travelocity, IHG, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Hotwire, Agoda, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your InterContinental Seoul COEX 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:
Intercontinental Seoul Coex Hotel Seoul

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing