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Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam
Ranked #26 of 505 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2013

I had an extremely comfortable 6 nights at the hotel. the room was spacious and clean. The toilet seat had automated washer, drier and heating ( as I believe is the norm there). The indoor pool was at a very comfortable temperature and large enough for you to get decent exercise. The spa and hot tubs were very relaxing. The buffet breakfast had a vast spread, and you were spoilt for choices. you left the hote overstuffed. The concierge was extremely helpful in helpingus plan our visit to the central seoull sightseeing area, giving us print outs of the sightseeing bus, subway route guidance ( also written in korean), where we had to go. and marking the route on the metro map. The location was next to a main foodie street, where one could eat local korean food.
overall a very pleasant stay

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear ajitman121,

So glad you enjoy your experience and our team was able to enjance your stay. We generally like our guests to get the most out of Seoul.

Mike Brown
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Short 3 night stay early June. Convenient KAL bus trip to and from Incheon Airport. Beautiful room with two double beds - fridge with mini-bar. Bathroom spacious and well stocked with toiletries. Friendly and helpful staff at front desk - helped with dinner and shopping ideas. HUGE buffet breakfast and quick room service.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear chitownthomas,

Good to hear you were happy with your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Mike Brown
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Positive Aspects: Friendly Staff and Management - They provide extremely friendly and fast services. They have "willingness to help" attitudes. / Very convenient ACCESS - Airport Limousine Bus from Incheon Airport arrive at Novotel Gangnam, every 30 minutes/ complimentary, free items at Guest Rooms - 2 bottles of mineral water, shower gowns, shower cap, cotton puff, cotton buds, cotton slippers, Bars of soap, Shampoo, Body Shampoo, lotion, electric cattle, coffee, tea & green tea making facitlities etc/ Excellent Buffet Breakfast at Square (L2) - The quality and the variety of dishes are better than other 5 star hotels in Seoul - A variety of egg dishes + bread + fresh fruit (my favorate) + Fish, Meat Hot dishes + Salad + Gruel + 3 kinds of Soup + Yogurt, A Combination of Western, Chinese, Korean and Japanese style, Breakfast Buffet Restaurant opens at 6 am week days, earlier than other hotels, very convenient/ Once I had to leave the Hotel before 6 am. A Receptionist informed me of a complimentary coffee and bread service at Bistro for guests before 6 am. I enjoyed the coffee and the bread provided by the hotel around 5 am/ 24 hour covenient store is just across the road/ Hotel Delivery services are very fast/ Complimentary overnight shoe shine service - High Floors/ Bistro Restaurant (Ground Floor) has a variety of French and Korean cuisine. I like the quality dishes of the restaurant/ I also like the cake at the hotel/I could enjoy Live Music at GranA (Ground floor)/ I requested Psy's Gangnam Style and the singers at GrangA sang very well/ Business Centre, Concierge, Reception staff are very helpful - researches of tour destinations + route + adequate transporatation arrangement + entertainment show, musical reservations/ Wi-Fi in Common Areas at the hotel is free (Lobby + Restaurant)/ Metro Station is less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel (Shin-non-hyun station Line 9), around 15 minutes walking distance (Gang-nam station Line 2), there are many interesting shops on the way to Gangnam Station and Underground Shopping areas at Gangnam Station/ Kyobo Book Store, the largest book shop in Korea, is reachable less than 5 minutes on foot/ Sauna facilities at Novotel Gangnam is very good/ Gym and Swimming Pool are very good./ Express Bus Terminal is reachable around 10 minutes by taxi or by metro.
The only thing to improve - Wi Fi system at the hotel is in general OK, however sometimes the Wi Fi speed is uneven. Faster and reliable Wi-Fi system is needed.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear Marcus567 ,

Thank you so much for such a comprehensive overview which I am sure those travellers that follow you will be very appreciative of.


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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Stayed here for three nights for a conference. The hotel is quite conveniently located in the Gangnam area, with a lot of restaurents and shops nearby. Ritz Carlton is just next to this Accor property. The hotel itself has been running for years, but is well maintainted. The room is standard size given the Novotel style. The Biz Lounge in the 16F, however, is below the average compare to the other hotels. Other then the buffet, there are two restaurents, one for Korean food, and the other for Japanese food that you could have lunch.

If not for business, I'm not sure whether this hotel is a smart choice, since it still costs over $250 per night.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear richyding,

Our location is pretty special.. Being in the fashion and food district. Half our guest do stay for leisure because of this and those on business, like yourself, enjoy it to.


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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed 4 nights. Service excellent. Staff in the executive suites went out of their way to make the most of our sightseeing activities. Location in Gangnam great for shoppers and foodies. We didn't go for shopping but we did note it wasn't inexpensive.
One problem with the location was it was 30 minutes by cab to the downtown area but cabs were cheap ;only 10 usd.
Really enjoyed our stay. Would return.
Tom N (Brisbane)

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tomnjude
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear Tomnjude,

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Next time take the train to downtown the station is close to the hotel, the trains are fantastic and it cuts the journey in half.

Mike Brown
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This hotel has become my favourite one when on business in South Korea. I recommend the addtional cost for the business floor as it includes access to the business lounge. The rooms are comfortable and well supplied. The gym is well set up and includes an outdoor jogging track. Also at the fitness lounge is an driving range for those wanting to keep up on their golf swing.

Room Tip: when booking make sure to take the breakfast option. The buffet is exceptional and caters to all ta...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear peter m,

Your room on the executive floor awaits you on your next trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Mike Brown
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Nice hotel to stay and location. Also, value for money compare to other hotels in Seoul. The room is not so big, but it was enough to use alone. The breakfast was reasonable as well. But internet was would not free. Even though you paid the money, the quality of wireless inters was not so good. Overall, as a business purpose, this hotel is one of the best choice if you will stay at Gangnam area in Seoul

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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NovotelSeoulGN, General Manager at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear SkyMango,

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Mike Brown
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Address: 130, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06124, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Seoul
#17 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#21 Business Hotel in Seoul
#23 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
Price Range: $139 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam 5*
Number of rooms: 332
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the fashionable shopping and restaurant district of Gangnam, near COEX, and close to transportation hubs. The hotel offers 332 rooms including new renovated Superior & Premier Executive Floor rooms in high quality of design standards and complimentary WIFI access, a mix of modern and classic dining and entertaining choices together with a state of the art "Inbalance" fitness centre, which has a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and golf range to relax. ... more   less 
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