I stayed at the Park Hyatt Seoul in early January 2012. This was my second stay after my earlier stay at a suite 6 years ago.
The hotel shows some age now... The arms of the chairs and edge of the round table showing some wear. However, the Park Hyatt is still the best in Gangnam and one of the best in Seoul without a doubt.
Positives: Location (right across drom COEX, World Trade Center, and Hyundai Department Store), minimalist-design rooms with probably one of the nicest bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows with electrically-controlled dual shades. The health club is small but top notch with a tiny sauna area. You can soak in a tub or run on the treadmill while looking down on Samsung-dong. The restaurant and the bars are actually quite good.
But not everything was smooth. There was a mishap during my stay. The bell boy who picked up my luggage at check-in misplaced my bags in a different room, and since I went out right after check-in and returned late at night, the same bell boy had already gone home and the hotel couldn't find my suitcases. It took them almost 3 hours at night to locate my bags and bring them during which time I couldn't even go to sleep, since I didn't have my toiletries, PJ's etc. However, the hotel moved us to a larger, deluxe room and provided complimentary breakfast for my family, which I thought was an adequate solution. I probably could've complained more and get something more, but I appreciated that they tried to placate me proactively.
If you plan on driving, the driveway is also a bit annoying... Too small for any decently-sized car to go in and out without putting shift into reverse.
A pet peeve: the lobby is on the top floor, so it's a hassle to take the elevator twice to get to your room.
Having said all that, I still liked the hotel, as it is modern and luxurious, food at the restaurant is decent, and there is a dearth of nice hotels in Seoul, especially Gangnam.
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hyatt Seoul Hotel Seoul
- Hyatt Seoul
- Seoul Hyatt