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
Walked from hotel to meetings and major landmarks in Seoul. Good service and welcoming staff. Held a private breakfast for clients and this was well served and attentive. Recommend the hidden speak easy style bar downstairs!
Not much to eat. Breakfast at Four Seasons in China is even better. Could only find badly presented sausages and hot dishes, not to mention fruit. Just had a cup of coffee and toast and then left. Much better breakfast at Grand Hyatt Seoul .
Perfect place for any occasion.
Brand new building/facilities with warm and professionally trained staffs.
The outside air quality was terrible at the time of my visit but the indoor air quality was one of the best in town based on my limited experiences in Seoul hotels. Strongly recommend spa/sauna and breakfast package.
Do not recommend the Japanese restaurant on the property.
The hotel is relatively not well known to taxi drivers but navigation finds the hotel well.
As always you will never be disappointed with the Four Seasons Experience anywhere in the World. However Alejandro and his team go beyond in delivering sleek service with a warm human touch. Amazing beds, great views from the rooms. I say upgrade to the Executive Club for that extra special service and goodies. I was with my brother and niece and was pleasantly surprised how well they cater for children too. Ann on Concierge even walked us to her favourite Korean BBQ restaurant next door. Oh and the floral displays are true art pieces! All about the sense of arrival. Can’t wait to come back.
This is a true luxury hotel working to the highest standards, consistently impressing with attention to detail and focus on the guest. In the range of five star hotels, they're at the upper end of the upper end (I'm comparing with Langham, MO, Peninsula, etc).
I wouldn't hesitate to book again when passing through Seoul. This is the kind of hotel you're sad to leave -- the next place you stay just won't compare.
The staff were all unfailingly courteous. We appreciated the various treats that would show up spontaneously, from tea by the pool to cookies at bed time. Also appreciated an early check in, which is a bit help when arriving on an early flight.
Eating at the Japanese/Korean fusion restaurant was great, with genuinely novel dishes.