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“Perfect place right in the middle of Seoul”
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THE PLAZA
Ranked #24 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Seoul
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfect place right in the middle of Seoul”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We loved the location of this hotel within walking distance of so many great things to do and see in Seoul. We had a suite with a living room, amazing bedroom with all the computerized conveniences we had never had before, a fingertip away. The bathroom had a rain shower that was delighttful, along with a huge bathtub that comfortably fits two. The breakfast buffet had a lot to offer, and we lingered for a long time!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel, located directly across from the City Hall in Seoul. The decor is inventive and the view was great, although the room was small and the bed occupied most of it. Even travelling alone, I was unable to unpack my suitcase fully, as there wasn't adequate drawer and shelf space. I was travelling on business, staying on a club floor, and the club amenities were the best of the five hotels I stayed in on this trip. Breakfast was varied, the afternoon and evening snacks were nice, and the service in the club lounge was superb. Wi-fi was completely reliable and the room was set up well for a business traveller. Size notwithstanding, I would stay here again. The location is great - both for the view of the city and the mountains in the distance and for the ease of getting to other places in Seoul or just going out to walk around.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed there with friends of 4 and we loved it. The room (we occupied twinshare) was nice and modern. The staffs are helpful and friendly the location is just best. The view from our room is also great. You can just stroll to the palace, you can reach to myeongdong shopping street, lotte duty free throughthe basement (this is the best part if you travel around winter time so you dont have to worry to walk in a cold) and a lot of coffee shops around.
I would definitely go back and stay there for my next seoul trip!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I love this hotel. OK the rooms can be a tad bejou, but what you lose in size you get back in style, with gigantic standard lamps and beds positioned in the middle of the room. But best of all, you get to look out onto the grassy area in front of the magnificent town hall where something is always happening, be it a youth rock concert, and exhibition of shoes or a gathering of the cities pensioners. One morning I watched a very long que of pensioners build up in front of a stall in the grassy area in front of the Town Hall where something was being given out for free when a lady at the back of the que slipped over starting a domino effect of falling pensioners. It was worth the price of the room just for that moment. Did I laugh? Yes.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

My family of 4 stayed at this hotel between 22-26 Dec. We had 2 rooms. The rooms are rather smallish but the furniture and fittings are nice and modern. We especially like the toilet which comes with heating like those in Japan. We opted for the Club Floor and are delighted with the breakfast spread and the evening drinks. The concierge service is excellent. They helped with the booking of tours, give directions to fish market (for sashmini and great seafood) and booking of restaurants. The level of English speaking staff is high and service is fast, prompt and very polite. A very convenient hotel, right opposite City Hall station. Easy to get around either with taxi or subway. Glad that we spent Christmas at this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Auckland
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed for three nights and wished we'd stayed longer! Impeccable service, beautiful hotel, high-tech rooms with fantastic beds (club premier room), lovely club lounge with great breakfast and evening offerings, amazing Japanese restaurant (Murasaki). Truly five star. As a testament to the Plaza staff really going above and beyond, my husband picked up a bug in Seoul and we had to call the hotel's doctor. The staff were really concerned and attentive, bringing us tea, a hot water bottle etc, and after we'd left Seoul Cindy from the club lounge asked after my husband's health via email. We definitely intend to stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Our family of 10 persons stayed with The Plaza Seoul from 28 to 31 Dec 2012. We were impressed when we first arrived at the entrance of the hotel. The bell captain started greeting us and assisted us with the luggage efficiently. Even the trainees were very friendly and we felt really warm to be treated with such great service. Their service was impeccable from staff of Front Office, Concierge, Bell Captain, Telephone operator and Housekeeping. The Duty Manager made sure we were well-taken care of as well. This is indeed a highly recommended hotel with fantastic location in the city. Guestroom has a modern and contemporary design with Molton Brown toiletries.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: THE PLAZA
Address: 119 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04525, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Seoul
#9 Spa Hotel in Seoul
#15 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#16 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#16 Family Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — THE PLAZA 5*
Number of rooms: 410
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Nov. 2010, THE PLAZA, the newly renovated hotel features aesthetic interior designs, impeccable personalized customer service, and ultimate convenience for conducting international business. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Seoul, THE PLAZA is optimized for business convenience with free internet service. ... more   less 
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