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“Good value (but no free wifi)”
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Koreana Hotel
Ranked #80 of 504 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I recently stayed 2 nights here and the rate was less than $100 per night. A bargain in Seoul. Of course this hotel is old and the rooms certainly reflect that. However, if you don't care about luxury and just want a decent hotel in an excellent central location then I recommend it. There are hundreds of cafes and restaurants within a few minutes walk so don't stay in the hotel. Only really strong negative point is having to pay for wifi ($20 per day) which in this day and age is a disgrace and leaves most travellers unhappy.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We could quite conveniently check in the hotel. Staff was quite courteous and helpful with fluency in English. With fast wi-fi, we could communicate to our homes with skype and viber. Rooms were quite big, spacious as well as elegant. Toilets were sparkling clean. Hotel is centrally located and close to shopping place as well as royal palace. Spa was quite impressive which however, we could not use due to paucity of time. There was quite spread out breakfast; vegetarian options were however limited. Overall, We were quite satisfied with the room and services.

Room Tip: Higher floors rooms can give a good view of the surroundings.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have spent three nights at Koreana and do not regret the experience. The location is perfect, just in the heart of downtown Seoul, the service is good, my family and I liked the breakfast a lot, the staff is kind to children. Some rooms start to look a bit older than one may expect from this hotel category, anyway nothing so dramatic. The room space is not huge, however clearly enough to accommodate the given number of occupants. Also the bathroom is reasonably sized, which is often not the case in Seoul. Value for money is average, rates are not exactly on the cheap side, however, considered the location and what the hotel gives, still acceptable. I would recommend this hotel to others travelling to Seoul.

Room Tip: Stay on a high floor: nicer view and far from traffic noise
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Leonardo F
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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel since mr company's office is just in front of this hotel. I got Executive Floor which is renovated.
What I like about this hotel.
Good Service
Friendly staff

What I don't like about this hotel
They don't have enough light at bath room. A little dark.

This hotel has very nice sauna facility and guest (male only) can use this facility at discounted rates. We can enjoy three different types of sauna. They also have 3 different temperature's bath tub. If you want to refresh after long day work or walking in the town for sight-seeing or shopping, you have to go this.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
4  Thank SamSapporo
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The koreana hotel is rather well located not far from the city hall, the kshopping district and the royal palace.
It disposes of the standard facilities and the rooms are quite large. However it is getting quite used with the rooms showing signs of fatigue. The beige carpet presented many stains and the bathroom while large is poorly illuminated. The breakfast was ok with ample choice ranging from the local delicacies to the usual western items. The price was ok given the circumstances.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
3  Thank cjmfo
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Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

4 nights here. My company HQ is few blocks away. Hotel has large rooms (for Asian hotel). Staff is very friendly. My breakfast is included and the buffet gives many choices. Coffee is not strong (my only dig). They make omlettes. My advice: take Koreana limo bus from Incheon. City Hall bus route. Ticket price very reasonable. Koreana Hotel is the first stop after about 50 minute ride.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank Larry1778
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stayed two night while in Seoul. We stayed in 24th floor, good location, good hotel, nice & comfort room. Our room faced the main street. Not far away from Gwanghwamun Square & Dongwha duty free shop. The staff are very friendly, when I forgot my key (left on my room), they immediately provide me a new key. and last but not least, the breakfast is delicious, with a lot of menu.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Koreana Hotel

Address: 135, Sejong-daero | Jung-gu, Seoul 100-101, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul > Seodaemun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#51 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#55 Business Hotel in Seoul
Price Range: $74 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Koreana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 337
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 1972, Koreana Hotel. "It feels like home" That's the first thing guests say when arriving at the hotel. Koreana hotel attract visitors from both the leisure and business trip worldwide. Our motto is comfort for our customers. ... more   less 
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Koreana Hotel Seoul

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