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“Minimal” 3 of 5 stars
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The Palace Hotel Seoul
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   160, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-804, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #74 of 440 Hotels in Seoul
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Minimal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Rooms were clean but not spacious; just enough space to walk around the bed right beside the lavatory. May ask for larger and more brighter rooms though.
Small free lobby; may use other more spacious lobbies only if order beverages!!!
The dark brown color of the hotel lobby is too boring and heavy.

Might be good for business trips but definitely not suited to families on holiday.

Room Tip: Ask for a large and bright room not facing the main road
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I really like the modern decorated room with slack finishing. The small room which was clean and comfortable but with adequate space for two person. However, this is not a room for family trip. I was staying with my brother and the moment i stepped into the room, I was very disappointed to see that the bathroom was all cladded with glass walls. There was a blind to cover the windows but a portion of it was still left opened. This has caused much inconvenience between my brother and I as we had to take turns to chill out at the lobby just so the other party can bathe. The room was also dimly lit. Having said that, this is still a very nicely designed boutique hotel for couples.

Room Tip: They might have family rooms available.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed 2 days at the hotel. Room is small but is enough for a small family stay. I suppose all rooms are with a double & single bed if you request for twin bed room. Breakfast buffet selection can be improve. Overall a pleasant stay. Location is not accessible to subway.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bali, Indonesia
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114 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed for 5 days in seoul palace, is quite impressive, although, using a very dense schedule trip. The rooms are very clean, and modern design. Only a few tiles in the bathroom there is a crack. And overall everything is ok

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Seoul Palace Hotel is a modern, well-equipped hotel in a convenient part of Seoul. The immediate neighborhood has some nice local restaurants and shops and there's a great city park just up the hill that connects to miles of walking trails. The facility itself is very clean and the staff are very friendly and efficient. The executive floors have some nice additional amenities, like breakfast, afternoon snacks, a meeting room, etc. but they are overly strict about the RULES and hours of operation. The room was adequate, with a decent desk and comfortable bed. The bathroom had all you could hope for and was very clean. One needs a GPS or guide dog to find the gym, but once you there, it is fairly well equipped with treadmills, weights and a few other machines. The room was a little on the expensive side, but otherwise it was a very nice place to stay

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Modern,comfortable hotel. Rooms are large with modern design, good size bathroom. My room was overlooking the highway but very quiet at night. Easy access to public transport.Airport bus will stop infront of the hotel lobby.

Room Tip: High floors, away from the highway.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Georgia, USA
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41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour, and it was the best of the whole bunch. With 3 people, the room was certainly too small with an extra rollaway bed in the room but would have been OK for two. The room, though, was clean and the bath was adequate.

We did not have a chance to explore the area, as we got in fairly late in the evening and had to be out early the next morning. We did not use the restaurant for breakfast, which was not included anyway. But we did have a good night's rest here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: 160, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-804, 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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 440 Hotels in Seoul
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Palace Hotel Seoul 5*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palace Seoul is a 5-minute walk from Exit No.5 .subway line 3, 7, 9 Express Bus Terminal Station. It features a fitness club, sauna and 4 dining options.Central City Shopping Mall is a 5-minute walk from The Palace Seoul while a 5-minute journey on foot brings guests to Seorae Village. Recreation options at Banpo section of Han River Park are just a 3-minute car journey away. Rooms come with both air-conditioning and heating facilities. Each room has internet access, LCD cable TV, a minibar, a Safety box, a Bathtub and a Bidet. Bathrobe and slippers are provided. The Palace Seoul has a business centre for guests to work in. Parking is available on site. The hotel also provides laundry and dry cleaning services.The Stone Plate serves Korean and international cuisine. Chinese menu can be found at Suh Goong Restaurant, Japanese dishes are available at Ta bong Restaurant and drinks are served at Two Tone Lounge. ... more   less 
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