Stayed there for 6 nights in August’07. Hotel is a very solid 5 star business hotel with basically nothing to complain about.
However, there’s still ”something” missing if compared to the finest hotels in Asia, such as Peninsula Bangkok or Fullerton in Singapore. Even some other chain hotels such as Conrad or Shangri-La in Singapore have more of that magical ”something”. Please don’t misinterpret this as complaining, it really isn’t since I wasn’t even expecting them to match e.g. Peninsula. So it doesn’t quite reach 5/5 in my scale, 4.5/5 would be more suitable.
Location is not that great to see the old palaces etc since it takes 30-40min with metro to get to the city centre, but it is very conveniently located for if you want to do shopping and try different restaurants in the huge COEX mall. There is also one quite big temple within walking distance for a bit of culture :-)
Large junior suite, I would say over 50 square meters. Big LCD TV. Quite nice views from 24th floor. One problem though was the fact that room was facing 8 lane street, so some noise was always there. Great looking lobby and bar/restaurant area. Everything in the hotel from lobby to room was very clean.
Cannot say anything about food since my price didn’t include breakfast.
All in all, not just quite with to the best possible luxury hotels, but still a very good choice especially for business traveler. For romantic getaway I would likely try something else. Would I return there? Yes, certainly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Seoul, the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas is an ideal place for business travellers thanks to the hotel's proximity to KWTC, COEX, CALT, DFS, department stores and theaters. Operating with 517 spacious rooms, the hotel has completed a 10 month project of lobby, restaurants and banquet halls to look more glamorous. The new Grand Ballroom, the largest and the most updated in Korea is perfect for any event, while exquisite cuisines await you in all five hotel restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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