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Hotel President
Ranked #142 of 504 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Hotel President (Seoul) is very conveniently located in the better part of Seoul. Taxis are plentiful and the well-staffed concierge is happy to hail one for guests. Subway also nearby. Starbucks across from hotel. Our room was fine but had also been occupied by smokers. Some stain on carpet but otherwise clean. Service good but wifi rather less so. Reliable free wifi was only available in lobby. Added bonus, one can always visit the premiere Lotte Hotel next door for better wifi and a larger more enjoyable lobby experience!
Hotel President is a nice hotel for a decent price....

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Located in the heart of the city, this hotel is value for money considering it is surrounded by other major 5 star hotels. Lotte is just next to it and the Airport transfer bus is just right in front of the hotel (save all the taxi fare and dragging your luggages!). But don't expect the room to be fantastically nice though.

Near metro, you can hop onto it and visit major places of interest and shopping malls. Do remember to check out the Duksoo Palace across the road (do note that it is close on certain days, check out the website), it is near Namdeamun market and of cos mugydo-dong too, the night market.

You can check out the day tour service as well, quite reasonably price and guides are quite good.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I stayed at the President two nights. The staff do not speak great English, which I might have expected in a fairly expensive hotel catering to foreign visitors - this lead to more than one misunderstanding. There is no free internet (frustrating when you are already paying a high rate), and my internet bill was another 10% on the room price. Breakfasts were ok, but nothing special. The rooms were a little tired and dated. Having said that, it was very clean.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank Helen R
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

In contrary to other reviews, our stay at the President Hotel is nothing but smooth... the airport bus no, 6701, is just about 50 meters away from the hotel... (it stops at Lotte Hotel) which is just beside President...very convenient... there is a valet staff at the door who helped us into the steps with our luggage (the bell boys main job seems to be is tending the left luggage facility).

We arrived early at 7.30am and despite our request during booking of early check-in, we are not facilitated, which is understandable if there was no room available, and I was told pleasantly that we should again check in at 12pm, we left our luggage and had a walk about in the neighboring City Hall and Deuksugung Palace and had a bite to eat, went back to the hotel at about 11am and they let us check in a bit early, which was amazing after having a night flight.

We stayed at 27 floor, which is very clean, very quiet, there is toiletries provided, fresh robes, although the furnitures a bit tired looking (specially the carpet), but tea (no coffee) facilities is provided, 1 bottled water everyday... theres a bath tub, but it is a bit worn out looking, so didn't bothered to have a bath and used the shower instead.

Location is great, smack in the center of the town...walking distance to the palaces (though we took taxi about W4,500), Myeongdong and Namdaemun night market for cheap knick-knacks, Lotte Mall for more top of the range brand is just in the neighbourhood....metro is about 100 meters away... Seoul Tower is not so far (though not walking distance)... many small good priced restaurants nearby....

Front desk, not overly friendly but pleasant, housekeeping when asked with adaptor, turned up within 2 minutes, the valet helped us with hailing and saying to the taxi drivers our destinations, left luggage facility is brilliant, LOCATION VERY SAFE, there is also a bank at the 2nd floor for currency exchange....only one thing, no in-room wifi, only at the lobby, rooms only have cabled internet (with extra charge) which we cannot use with our iPad and TV has only a couple of English channels.....but overall rating is superb...

If I would stay here again? Yes....

Room Tip: High Floor or the rooms facing Westin Chosun, as the one on the front tends to be a bit noisy with s...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank mumsymerdy
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel President for 2 nights for a stopover on the way to Bangkok. Let me start with the positive points. I appreciated the convenient location in the middle of the city, within walking distance to the marketplaces and shopping centers. Also, the breakfast buffet had an amazing assortment of hot and cold foods, all of which were delicious. Unfortunately, the negatives outweighed the positives here. The reason? Value, or the lack thereof. For its expensive price, we got a room that was so small it could just barely fit our suitcases and me, my two younger sisters and my mom. We had to move the mattress off the bed and put it on the floor so we could all sleep comfortably, and even then, we all kept bumping into and rolling over each other. Note that none of us are very big, either. The bathroom was also very small, and the big shocker was no shampoo, so we couldn't even wash our hair. We had thought the breakfast buffet was included, but they charged us the equivalent of $25 per person, which came out to an inexorbitant amount for our group of 10 for just one meal. Furthermore, we were never made to feel very welcome, the staff did only what they were required to do and never went out of their way for us. I don't remember being greeted or smiled at even once. I had a better experience at the Bunjongburi Hotel in Thailand, which cost a fraction of the price. In summary, I expected more from the Hotel President, and I probably will not be back.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank larabarccp
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

In Myondon area next to Lotte Hotel, which means the location is the best.
The room was clean. Amenity was poor we need to buy shampoo and linse (was not expensive though:about 5000 won) could use internet free in the room. Wifi is available only in the front area, which I could found two or three sofas.
Break fast was not bad buffet style. Same menu during my stay.
Had a party in this hotel, the buffet style one and course menu, they were good.

Good for reasonable trip.

Room Tip: Take your tooth brush, shampoo&linse and body shampoo if possible.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank sachikochi
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

I recently had 3 nights at Hotel President. Yes, the furnishings are dated and free internet is only available in the business centre (behind reception in the lobby) however, the location, cleanliness and more than adequate breakfast buffet made up for any deficincy. I was also surprised that shampoo and conditioner were not available as even cheaper hotels supply these but as I always travel with my own, just in case, this was not a bother. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished room on the upper floors.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank Barbara M
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Address: 16, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04533, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#76 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
Price Range: $97 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel President 4*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As it is located in front of ‘Seoul Square,’ the heart of Seoul, President Hotel will guarantee your successful business along with your convenience to ancient palaces and streets of financial offices, business, and shopping around it. ... more   less 
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