Honestly I've never stayed with a W and this was a first for us. Went for the studio suite, which is quite well-sized at 70sqm. Comes with their signature round bed covered with red sheets that W guarantees a minimum of 400 threadcount. Now i'm not sure how sensitive some are to threadcount, but once you get used to high threadcount sheets, it's very hard to move backwards too much. The studio suite also comes with a huge red tub and even a TV for viewing from the tub. I find that TV a tad small though. The Bose 35 home theatre system was great and also allows you to connect your laptop or Ipad to screen movies on the huge 50" LED TV facing you from the comfy bed. A multi-controller allows you to pretty much control most of what you need to from the bed.
The WET zone (sauna) was average, with the exterior jets giving you a nice view of the Han River. We loved the bed! And also the modern chic interior. Red bathrobes and red slippers was pretty fresh for change from the usual whites.
You might want to be warned that F&B at the restaurants and bar is not cheap. A simple dinner at Namu, which is their contemporary Japanese cuisine restaurant, set us back more than 200 USD. WooBar rocks! We loved the vibe there and the W mixologist cocktail specials!
Location wise, most will say Walkerhill is a bit isolated and not too near all the shopping malls and such. I do agree. We stayed at W Seoul Walkerhill for the purpose of staying in, which would be great if you were looking to do so too. If you are looking for a hotel to use as a base in Seoul, W might not be your best choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resting cloudlike on the slope of Mount Acha overlooking the Han river, W 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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- Also Known As:
- w Seoul Walkerhill Hotel Seoul
- w Hotel Seoul
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