I stayed here numerous times in early 2000's and the good news is nothing has changed. The bad news is nothing has changed. To be fair, the common areas like the lobby, bar, and restaurant have been remodeled, but the rooms are exactly the same. They are very clean and well cared for, but the wall paper is old and faded and the material on the couch is so worn the pattern is gone. The carpet in the club lounge has been patched, but even the patches are worn down to the threads. This is definitely not a 5 star property. I would give the service 5 stars, but the property only 3 stars. Knowing what to expect I would stay here again, but for those expecting a more upscale property I would stay else where like the nearby Ritz Carlton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Belle Essence Seoul hotel, formally known as the Renaissance Seoul Hotel, has an established reputation in Seoul operated by a team, many who have been opening staff members, for the past 28 years. It has a prime location in Yeoksam/Gangnam making it the ideal solution for the local and international businessman or traveler. With direct access to the Fortune 500 companies in Yeoksam, conferences at CoEx or the ever popular area of Gangnam. With multiple restaurants and a dynamic banqueting solution, we can cater for MICE events, weddings, corporate and social events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Seoul
- Seoul Renaissance