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“A Upscale Destination Hotel to Be Seen” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Ranked #57 of 468 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Upscale Destination Hotel to Be Seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

If you are looking to go shopping and eat at hole in the wall restaurants, this is not the place for you. The moment I walked into the hotel I knew that this is more my style place and what I was looking for to wind down my Asia trip. The architecture and mood was the embodiment of the W culture. They provided extra service as a SPG member such as a suite upgrade and gift in the room. I was very happy to be pampered. This place is ultra expensive and expect to pay more than you would in the US. Lunch for three was about $180 average and a cup of coffee is about $10. I think it is cheaper to buy beer at the bar. The best deal is probably the lunch special at the Sushi restaurant. Had the famous Sunday brunch and was great and the spa was really relaxing.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank peter_vpnet
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GregF1, General Manager at Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review, November 27, 2011
Hello Peter_vpnet,
Thanks for all positive comments on your stay with us at the W Seoul and good to hear our style suits your style! We note your comments on restaurant pricing and we do benchmark ourselves against 5 Star hotels in Seoul. Glad you were able to experience our famous Sunday brunch and spa as well. We look forward seeing you back at the W Seoul.
Al the best
Greg
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

The hotel is far from the town, but they have shuttle bus on every hour to the Myeongdong area which takes about 40 min.It's is a nice place for hangouts and to chill but definately not the hotel to choose if you are planning for shopping only :-)

Welcoming experience was not as warm as expected but the lobby, bar and restaurants interiors are fantastic. In the evening, the lobby will turn into the hangout spot where you hear loud musics and people miggling around the bar.

The room is trendy and well maintain. We love the hotel but will reconsider to return as the location wasn't so ideal. From the hotel to the Incheon Airport takes about 45 min and cost about 60,000won.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Littlewormmy
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GregF1, General Manager at Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review, November 27, 2011
Hello Littlewormmy,
Appreciate the review and that you love our hotel!
We do hope we can have you come back and stay with us again and happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurants and bars so much.
With best wishes
Greg
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HK
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2011

We were here for a friend's wedding, but we also wanted to be able to see/eat outside Walkerhill. There's an infrequent shuttle which tends to get caught up in traffic every time we go out i.e takes about an hour to Myeongdong area. Good place to stay if you plan to chill at the bar/spa/casinos but not if you intend to see all that Seoul has to offer.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank auroracoralsHK
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GregF1, General Manager at Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Hello auroracoralHK,

Thanks for you comments and happy to hear you enjoyed W Seaoul as a chill out area. On shuttle buses, the service also operates every 10 minutes to local subway station and you are then able to go to many locations around Seoul in a short time.

Thanks again

Greg
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Guangzhou, China
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

W Walkerhill can still be a standard W hotel, if not worse, across all Asian W Hotels. Location is a bit inconvenient if you don't drive by yourself. Room is W-style with no happy surprise. Lobby bar is nice. Service is good.

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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Howard_Yao
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GregF1, General Manager at Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Hello Howard_Yao,

Good to have your feeedback and thank you for positive comments on our service and Woo Bar. I hope you were saying we set the standard for W's in Asia!

We do hope to welcome you back again to W Seoul for a welcome surprise.

With best wishes
Greg
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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

W Seoul is on the eastern edge of Seoul city, but is still pretty accessible thanks to regular shuttle service to the subway and bus service to Incheon airport. Location is quite lively with next door neighbors being a large casino and a Sheraton hotel. Lobby is a club-like atmosphere with stadium seating populated with luxurious sofas and people having a good time. Nice views of the river and Seoul city from across the DJ booth. Room decor is trendy like any W hotel, and service is personalized. Would definitely stay there more often because it is relaxing if you enjoy dance music and the chill-out vibe. Gym is great and buffet is just ok.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shashihg
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GregF1, General Manager at Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Hello Shashihg,

Thanks for a great review and appreciate your constructive comments on access to Walkerhil. The Korean Ailrines bus runs right to the W Hotel from Incheon airport and takes just over an hour and is only KW 15,000. Thanks also for your great comments on our design and service. I have passed on your comments on the buffet and gym to our team and please feel to conatct me directly if you have any specific feedback on these areas.

Thanks again
Greg
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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127 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2011

I love the way there is a consistency to W Hotels but they manage to put a little local vibe into their properties. This hotel has a great lobby with a great bar overlooking Seoul. The views from the hotel are beautiful. It is easy to get around from this location even if it seems somewhat remote. The hotel restaurant is also very good. Great gym, pool & spa.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Southernmell
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GregF1, General Manager at Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Hi Croeh,

Thanks for a great review on your stay with us and happy to hear you enjoyed our location, views and facilities. We have shared your comments with the team here on your experiences with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

With best wishes

Greg
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Toronto
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

The W Seoul Walkerhill is everything you would want in a W hotel. State of the art lobby, guest rooms, business center. The fitness room is particularly great -- best hotel fitness room that I have seen. The staff are amazing. The restaurants are superb. The one major drawback is the location. I felt like I was in the middle of nowhere.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stevieray99
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GregF1, General Manager at Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Dear Stevieray,
Thanks so much for commenting on your recent stay with us and we appreciated your comments that you felt we delivered a great W experience. Agree with you that our Sweat gym is outstanding and it also has a great view of the Han River.
Concerning location and transportation, you are right that we are not located in the heart of Seoul City, but do have an attractive park and tree filled location. Taxi rides are reasonably priced in Seoul and we also offer a free shuttle bus service to the nearest subway station approx. 7 minutes away and from here you can connect to almost all the popular areas of Seoul city with a very efficient and safe subway system.
We look forward to seeing you back at the W Seoul, walker hill and thanks for taking the time to comment.
Greg
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Property: Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Address: 177, Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 04963, South Korea (Formerly W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel)
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Casino Hotel in Seoul
#9 Family Hotel in Seoul
#21 Spa Hotel in Seoul
#25 Business Hotel in Seoul
#29 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#38 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vista Walkerhill Seoul - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 5*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vista Walkerhill Seoul Currently under renovation and opening anniversary is April 1. Resting cloudlike on the slope of Mount Acha overlooking the Han river, Vista Walkerhill Seoul is only 15 minutes from the bustling Gangnam financial and business district, yet a world away on 180 acres of parkland. ... more   less 
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