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Grand Walkerhill Seoul
Ranked #38 of 506 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed November 5, 2013

The hotel is fine, it is next to a casino but if you are going to Korea for business you do not want to stay here, as it is near nothing. Traffic in Seoul is horrible and colleagues will not want to trek this far to come meet you. Being isolated on a MOUNTAIN not a hill, your food choices are limitied to what the hotel has to offer including $14 coffee at the cafe.

If your credit card is not Korean you will be billed in US Dolalrs unless you tell them to bill you in KWN, this was a problem for my expense report.

I had a nice view out of my room of the wall next to the building so that was not too pleasant to look at

There was 1 nice lady at the front desk who was pleasant and tried to help as much as she could but just not a business hotel

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Even though the hotel location is quite far from most attractions in Seoul, but its complimentary shuttle service seemed to make up for that. Also, the airport limousine also makes stop right at the hotel entrance door, so it's very convenient for guest coming from airport! My room has the best view of the Han river below especially at sun rise! However, room was quite small and nothing spectacular for a "luxury" hotel! Service at the hotel was only average, they could definitely be enhanced.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Nathantran
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

The hotel is located on walker hill and features very nice views on the river and the city of Seoul. It is very modern and the rooms are very nice and well sized. The service everywhere is excellent. It has a sky bar which is very nicely designed with very nice views. It also has a Duty Free shopping centre and a Casino, both of which I didn't use. The main drawback, if you want to stay close to everything is, that you will need a Taxi to get anywhere. Due to Seoul traffic it can take forever to get anywhere. To avoid the expensive taxi ride from Incheon airport it's best to take the fast train to Seoul station and get a cab from there. The total travel time is roughly the same, but you'll save quite a lot of money that way. Gimpo airport is quite a bit closer. For business travel I would not stay at this hotel again merely because of the long distance to the city. If you don't need or want to stay in the centre this is a very good hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank ralf_Stephanie
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Its difficult to be critical but also difficult to go lengths extolling its virtues. It's a very pleasant hotel, one criticism would be the high cost for everything, $41 for a buffet breakfast is just saying "you're a businessman and don't care about expenses".
I'll be shopping around next time.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank GarryPy
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The most amazing characteristic of this hotel is the view: you see the water that surrounds the city from the top of a hill! Rooms are nice, personnel is kind and smiling, a bit far from touristic area but still, you can easily reach everything by taxi (that has reasonable price). Food is also good. I must admit, I did not pay the room since I was there for business, so I do not know the quality/cost rate..

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank giadas
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Booked a summer package here through the sales team. Included a room in Douglas House, River park Pass, Dinner Buffet and breakfast.

A great deal. Pool was lots of fun and great for children, the dinner buffet was one of the best I have had in Korea. Great selection.

The only thing I had an issue with was the bed. The mattress was due for a changing and after sleeping on king sized beds, moving to a queen was a bit tight, with my wife and our young son.

Despite this small problem, I would highly recommend this package to anyone wanting a break from the city heat.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank GrazierSeoul
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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel for three nights while attending a workshop/seminar that was held its convention centre.

It was a nice stay overall, the service could not be faulted, the room was freshly refurbished, housekeeping was excellent, reception and concierge staff were very helpful and polite, morning buffet breakfast had a large variety and was of high quality. The hotel also had an outdoor jogging track which I enjoyed tremendously.

My main grouse was the location of the hotel. It was pretty far from city centre, and travel via taxi or hotel-shuttle-subway to city centre took an average of 45-60 minutes.

This hotel is good for business travellers with meetings/business on the hotel premises, but its location will deter me from staying there again when I visit Seoul on a social/leisure trip.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Chin-Pin
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Additional Information about Grand Walkerhill Seoul

Address: 177, Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 04963, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Casino Hotel in Seoul
#16 Spa Hotel in Seoul
#27 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
Price Range: $164 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Walkerhill Seoul 5*
Number of rooms: 557
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amid the picturesque Hangang River and Achasan Mountain, Grand Walkerhill Seoul is an urban destination providing guests soothing relaxation in nature, as well as banquets, entertainment, and leisure facilities accompanied by its five-star service. It features a variety of scenic attractions such as Cherry Blossom in spring; shades of trees in summer; foliage in autumn; snowy landscape in winter; and various facilities such as ‘Riverpark’, an outdoor swimming pool overlooking a panorama of the river; ‘Camping in the City’ offering unique camping experience; ‘Walkerhill Kids Club’ for children; ‘Walkerhill Library’ which is book cafe where guests can allow themselves in reading piles of books in comfort. In addition, a convention center of sizes and purposes with 8 functions room (Vista Hall, Aida, Walkerhill Theater, Cosmos Hall, Art Hall, Pine Room, and Grand Hall), which is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting & sound systems, a full-service team of professionals and in-house technicians, offers guests the best service for family gatherings, wedding, large-scale international conference, and business events. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel Seoul
Sheraton Grande Walker Hill Hotel
Sheraton Seoul
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