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“Falls short of greatness” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Millennium Seoul Hilton

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Millennium Seoul Hilton
Ranked #33 of 469 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego
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29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Falls short of greatness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

This place has the ambiance of a classic old school hotel; lots of marble, big spaces , chandeliers. It has that great old school feel but has fairly large, well appointed rooms. This is a perfect combination for me personally. The breakfast buffet is ridiculous in its opulence. I could not possibly eat all of the wonderful things they offered. The service level is that 5 star, falling all over themselves to help feel that is intoxicating.

Why only 4 stars?

1. They charge $25 per day for internet. Really? $25? and it was not even very fast.

2. I like a cool room, maybe 19-20C. They do not run the AC in the winter months and turn the whole system off at night so i was unable to get the right temp. Unacceptable for the prices they are charging.

3. I called for a late check out as my flight left in the evening. I am a fairly high status HHonors member, and I get this courtesy everywhere i go. I got my late check out, 1 whole hour.

Instead fo loving my stay. I ended up feeling taken advantage of. I will not be back i know I can do better for the price,

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

from the deepest chest and from my heart I enjoyed staying at the Hilton Seoul, especially after my Emirates Airbus A380 Flight to Seoul, I rather had a very pleasant stay. The fitness center was available for 24 hours, the pool was excellent, the sauna is being shared by both man and woman and is directly next to the pool. (out of glass). Everyone was very extremely friendly, the bar and lounge had excellent cocktails and my friends rather enjoyed staying together. I did find out that most of the rooms have a mobile phone in-room that can be used by hotel guests for getting around and staying connected with friends. (receiving phone calls / SMS for free, around 700 Korean Won / Minute for local calls is also very fair).

There are two subway stations very close to the hotel, Seoul Station would be the main station that would lead you from and to the airport with the Express Train, not to mention that there is another station near the market. (exit the hotel, then turn left and go downwards until you see a Zebra-Line, cross it, walk straight into the market, than turn right and a few steps away on the left-hand-side, get downstairs into the station. There will be an ATM in the station and tickets can be bought at the vendor machine. There is one CITIC Bank ATM that accepts all major credit cards and bank cards, even Union Pay and VISA can be accepted.

Will stay there again, as it is easy to get around the city and it takes only around 10-12 minutes from the hotel (including walking from and to the station) to SINSA for example.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EricSwanson, General Manager at Millennium Seoul Hilton, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Just wanted to thank you for your recent stay here at Millennium Seoul Hilton! So glad you were able to experience our authentic Hilton hospitality. All of us at Hilton are passionate about hospitality and we hope to see you again soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great hotel. Wonderful staff, excellent doormen, desk staff and executive lounge staff! Great room with a fantastic view. We had an executive suite which I highly recommend and the executive lounge staff was completely charming and helpful. The executive lounge was the best i've seen at Hilton and the staff was incredible.
Went to the spa. I had a massage and it was really excellent. Hot towel after hot towel was applied with a vigorous rub down, it was different! Very effective and getting my body to relax and unwind (I'm an athlete, so i'm picky) I recommend the spa.
I had my nails done by an adorable woman (not an updated salon) and the lady who ran the salon did my daughters hair in a braid. Very friendly.
The pool area requires swim caps...FYI. They offer these but bring your own if you have one.

It was a great hotel and felt like a get-away.
Internet charges still feel like being charged for TV. Get it together Hilton.

Room Tip: Great view of the hill.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EricSwanson, General Manager at Millennium Seoul Hilton, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the opportunity to welcome you and appreciate your business. If there is anything we can do to enhance our services please let us know. We are always listening to our Guests. Thanks again for choosing Millennium Seoul Hilton!
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honolulu, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

International travel is usually more difficult but with the help of the hotel staff this trip was much more easy. Hotel was well located and rooms were very comfortable. Would stay here again. Also casino next to the hotel was a definate bonus for this stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EricSwanson, General Manager at Millennium Seoul Hilton, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thanks for your kind comments about your recent stay with us. Hope to see you return again soon. Safe travels.
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

I've stayed at this Hotel many times and will return when I am on business or pleasure. The hotel has everything; downtown location and near the main station and very close to Namsan Mt. The casino is active and vibrant and great selection of restaurants downstairs. The pool and sauna are clean and relaxing. The staff couldn't be friendlier!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EricSwanson, General Manager at Millennium Seoul Hilton, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. All of us at Hilton are passionate about hospitality and we hope to see you again soon.
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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband and I have lived in Korea for 3 years and have visited the Millennium Seoul many times. Every time we visit the staff goes above and beyond our expectations. We usually stay here on reward points so I cannot comment on the price of the room. I can however comment on how well you will be accommodated for gold/diamond status. We have stayed at many Hilton/Conrad hotels across the world and have never been treated as nice as we are here. Every time we stay we are upgraded to the executive level which has superb views and excellent rooms. It was newly renovated so the beds are not as "Korean" hard as they used to be, although they still may seem a bit stiff to the average western traveler. The executive lounge is top notch, breakfast meets international tastes and the happy hour offers a great place to wind down after a long day in Seoul. If you are coming from Seoul station I would recommend just walking up the hill to the Hotel as the configuration of the streets make it a bit difficult for cabs to reach from outside of the station. In all, we always look forward to staying here and have never been let down.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EricSwanson, General Manager at Millennium Seoul Hilton, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Just wanted to thank you for your recent stay here at Millennium Seoul Hilton! So glad you were able to experience our authentic Hilton hospitality. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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425 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Staff well trained and friendly. Comfortable, well maintained hotel. Good breakfast with the best orange juice in the world!
It is close to Seoul Station (downhill), but this is not a very big advantage because the taxis are very cheap in Seoul.
It has casino for foreigners, for those who like.
There isn`t free WIFI in the rooms, which costs $ 22 per day.
The hotel is close to the Seoul Tower but a bit far from the palaces and other sights. It is very near the Namdaemun Market which has only very low quality products and imitations of famous brands. Don`t waste your time there.
The concierge recommended us a typical Korean food restaurant called Hamcho Ganjanggejang that was horrible. The menu was only in Korean and no one spoke English enough to explain the dishes. We ordered food we could not eat and that was very expensive!! A disaster!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Millennium Seoul Hilton
Address: 50, Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04637, 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Seoul
#12 Business Hotel in Seoul
#15 Spa Hotel in Seoul
#25 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#27 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#42 Family Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Millennium Seoul Hilton 5*
Number of rooms: 683
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Millennium Seoul Hilton, an inspiring venue for business and leisure travellers. Millennium Seoul Hilton is located at the foot of Mt. Namsan, close to the business, cultural, historic and shopping sites of Seoul. The hotel has four floors of Executive rooms, suites and lounges, as well as eight on-site restaurants offering an array of international and local cuisine. With 25,000ft²of meeting and event space, and an 8,000ft²gymnasium, swimming pool and spa complex, this hotel is the perfect place to go for a serious workout or simply to relax and wind down after work. Also, travel between Incheon Int'l airport to Millennium Seoul Hilton by using the Arex Express high speed train to Seoul Station followed by the hotel's complimentary shuttle bus is now available. Trains depart Incheon Int'l airport every 30 min. starting from 05:20 hrs to until 21:30 hrs. The total travel time is 43 min. The hotel shuttle service operates every hour on the hour from 09:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs departing from the main entrance of the hotel. At Seoul Station contact the Millennium Seoul Hilton Support desk for assistance during arrival, and at departure contact the Hotel Concierge desk for information regarding Seoul Station shuttle timings. For your convenience, Arex Express Train tickets are available for sale at the hotel's front desk. ... more   less 
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Hilton Millennium Seoul Hotel Seoul
Hilton International Seoul
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