I stayed here for just two nights before Christmas and had spent a bit of time researching before finally deciding on the Lotte Hotel. I live in Tokyo and noticed that this hotel has a reputation as being 'dated' and 'old' by many of my Japanese here so I was a little worried at first. But thankfully , they couldn't have been more wrong.
The rooms were clean, modern and the view was beautiful, especially with the elaborate Christmas light display that was at the front of the hotel. There were petit fours and a little note welcoming us when we arrived the room which was nice. The refrigerator was handy as we had brought some wine over with us. The pillow menu was interesting with over 15 pillows to choose from including a wooden one. I didn't try any though as the pillows they provided were very comfortable, as was the bed. The only drawback about the room is I guess the suite was a little small in comparison to other hotels I have stayed at but not overly so that it was a problem.
I liked how the bathroom had a vanity counter separate from the basin area and the shower had great pressure. The bathroom amenities were good too and the bath salts were a nice touch and a lovely way to relax in the evening.
The club lounge had a pretty good selection of alcoholic beverages including wine and various types of spirits to make your own cocktails. Although on the Saturday night it was pretty busy and there was a table of three girls who were basically treating the lounge like a restaurant for dinner and had their table piled with plates of food...
When we went in for breakfast around 9:30pm on the Sunday morning it was packed and the concierge gave us a coupon for the buffet breakfast downstairs which was out of this world! Undoubtedly the best buffet breakfast I've ever been too and would put Las Vegas buffets to shame. I didn't even get to see all of the food that was on offer but they have something for everyone including all kinds of asian and western food and everything in between.
Service was always lovely, warm and given with a smile. The club lounge concierge helped to recommend a korean bbq restaurant for dinner just behind the hotel which was foreign friendly. Check out was quick and easy. The location is by far the best you will get in Seoul and this factor alone made it a great choice for us. We could walk to Myeongdong within 5 mins and the Lotte Dept. Store was right next door. Taxis out the front were always easy to catch with the help of the hotel staff.
I would have no problem staying here again and recommending it to my friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lotte Hotel Seoul, Korea's 5 star best luxury hotel, is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul's central business district near Myeongdong and features two hotels - Main Building and New Wing - boasting 1,120 guest rooms combined. Our Seoul hotel is easily accessible by public transportation. Additionally it is near the city hall and public offices, businesses and attractions for tourism such as Namdaemun market, Myeong-dong, Insa-dong, Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung. Lotte Hotel Seoul is a perfect hotel of 5 star hotels in Seoul for your tourism providing luxurious accommodation options designed by 4 world's leading design firms. Also, it is the premier luxury hotel for inviting VIP clients such as national guests as New Wing operates a three-Michelin star restaurant, Pierre Gagnaire. Lotte Hotel is also preferred by many VIPs and leaders from different countries as Korea's representative hotel holding the largest number of international events and cultural festivals. Experience ultimate comfort and unbeatable luxury in the center of Seoul. Choose Korea's best hotel, Lotte, for your exclusive stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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