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“Excellent Place to Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Hotel Seoul

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Royal Hotel Seoul
Ranked #44 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Place to Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

An excellent hotel to stay in, from desk clerk to porter, the treat you as a KING. Great meals and a warm welcome awaits you on arrival. Good Location for business and sightseeing. Hotel picks you up from any airport serving Seoul, I had no complains, whatsoever!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Seoul Royal is at the tip of Myeongdong, a major shopping district in Seoul where you can spend your entire trip in (but of course that's not advisable since there are so much to see and do in Seoul.) The best forex is just three minutes from the lobby, Twosome Coffee is right next door so the location is probably the best thing about this hotel. Other than that, everything is pretty much average-good.

The room is a little small for a twin room (with one twin bed and one double bed) but it's decent enough to stay in, especially since we were out most of the time. The wi-fi internet connection is fast, but then again, internet in South Korea is faster than the average. We had a meeting at one of the function halls in the hotel, and it was pretty good. Lunch was served buffet-style, and I do remember liking the dumplings and mochi balls a lot. I didn't get to try the breakfast 'cause we woke up late every morning we were there.

It's a little better than some of the hotels I stayed at in Myeongdong so I would probably stay here again. :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Asiana Airlines put us up at the Seoul Royal Hotel overnight in July. We had expected to go to an airport hotel so it was a bit of a surprise being bussed 1hr into Seoul to the Seoul Royal Hotel. What a lovely hotel. Our room was large and well appointed, very clean and modern. The bathroom was luxurious with great toiletries.

It seemed to be in a very interesting area in Seoul right in the middle of the city and we intend going back to Seoul next year and staying for several nights in the Seoul Royal Hotel and looking round Seoul.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is located right in the middle of a busy retail shopping district, so you can walk out the door and find almost anything you would like. The room was small, and mine had three beds in it, but they were modern, clean, and the complementary items were extensive! I wouldn't call the staff friendly as much as I would call them respectful. The food was good (they even had chocolate cereal for breakfast) and there is a gift shop with some very nice items right inside the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in Myeongdong within walking distance from the Myeongdong station and the Euljiro ji station. The room I stayed in is too small - I got it at a promotional price so you need to be sure that you are comfortable with the size of the room. The only grouse is that the air-conditioner in the room switches off automatically every hour during the night (despite my attempts to lower the room temperature) so it can get quite warm and stuffy during summer time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We think we stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, but it didn't look anything like the photo above - perhaps the many surrounding buildings sprouted up since the photo was taken. However, it was convenient to local markets and sights. We had no problem getting to or from the airport using the hotel limo, not the public limo bus. Our de luxe room was cozy, just big enough to swing a cat, quiet (except for the cathedral bells in the early morning), and everything worked - wait till you try the electric bidet! Staff were attentive and helpful. The lifts were tiny, and required queue management at peak times. Did we get value for money? Not sure. We certainly hadn't died and gone to heaven.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

My family and I stayed at Seoul Royal on our flight from Sydney to London. Flying Asiana .Coach trip from Incheon airport was scary, driver had bad attitude.But trip was well worth it . Thought I had died and gone to heaven. What a fantastic Hotel . Great Staff, good food, and a bed to die for. Keep clear of the Mini Bar in your room ,will break your bank. Would loved to have stayed longer,maybe next time. My family are still talking about the experience two months later. Can never understand when people get a top hotel like the Royal to stay in ,they still whinge

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel Seoul

Property: Royal Hotel Seoul
Address: 61, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04538, South Korea (Formerly Seoul Royal Hotel)
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Hotel Seoul 4.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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