Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
What We Love
- The hotel's carefully curated collection of contemporary Korean art and pottery
- Charles H., a sexy speakeasy with cocktails mixed by a NoMad Hotel alum
- The convenient city-center location—where most sightseeing can be done on foot
- Indulgent facials—which take a page from the world-renowned 10-step Korean skincare regimen—at the onsite spa
What To Know
- PlayStations and Xboxes can be delivered to your room upon request
- The hotel’s “golf experience” (featuring five 3D simulations of some of the world’s most best courses) is also equipped with full-time instructors
- Beds are customizable—choose from a plush, signature or firm mattress topper
- Babysitting services can be arranged with 24 hours' notice
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
You’ll have to look past the standard hallmarks of over-the-top East Asian hospitality—ballrooms, an exclusive fitness complex, a whopping seven onsite restaurants—to get to the heart of this posh high-rise. The hotel’s more authentic side is found in its intuitive concierge services, an alluring speakeasy (where local ingredients, like black vinegar and chamoe melon, make guest appearances in cocktails), and its historic surroundings, namely the 14-century Gyeongbokgung Palace that’s just a short stroll away. Though it’s difficult not to be awed by the hotel’s stunning interiors, including an Andre Fu-designed Japanese restaurant including a 36-foot sushi counter and the sigh-inducing panoramic cityscape on display from the 9th-floor sauna (where everything from socks to swimsuits are provided free of charge).
High-tech trimmings, like iPad Minis (for requesting turndown service) and “smart” toilets with wireless remote panels can be found in each of the hotel’s 317 sun-speckled rooms. If you’ve had your fill of Seoul’s skyscrapers, opt for a suite—there are three varieties—with greener views of hilly Samcheong Park.
Choose from a stylish Milanese trattoria or a glamorous Cantonese eatery evoking 1920s Shanghai among five other dining options. Our vote’s on the high-energy sushi bar, Kioku, where Chef Kazumi Sawada (who previously ran a two-Michelin-starred spot in his native Tokyo) works culinary magic on seafood from Jeju Island.
While the Four Seasons’s convenient home in Seoul’s embassy and business hub Gwanghwamun makes it a hit amongst the global business set, the hotel also attracts culture aficionados for easy access to a number of historical sites including the aforementioned palace and the Jongmyo Shrine, a royal Confucian landmark.
How to Get There
Unfortunately my wife and I only had one night to stay in Seoul. However we were fortunate enough to use that one night and stay at the beautiful Four Seasons. Upon arrival the entire hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. They were glad to answer any questions we had in regards to the city and places to see. The room it self was gorgeous and spacious with floor to ceiling windows allowing for an incredible view. For dinner we decided to go to the Italian restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. We were on the tail end of a 3 week Asia trip so we opted for Italian instead of Korean. Food was fantastic as was the setting. Also having a free golf simulator was awesome, my wife may have another description for it.
Wonderful hotel for both business and pleasure. Great staff, terrific food, and excellent gym. The "speak easy" bar in the lower level was a real treat, the bar menu was unique and the servers were very attentive.
Simply loved the place, the welcome at the reception just bowls you over.
The room size is just huge with a beautiful view of the road, buildings and traffic below. The facilities in the room are up to date, the gymnasium is also equipped with all the latest equipment.
Would go again for sure!!