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
- 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
We stayed for four nights after a round trip through korea. Although there were some minor issues with the staff, I still rate the stay as excellent. The facilities are brand new and extremely well maintained, breakfast lavish and in every respect great. Location and so on are perfect (10 minutes by foot to the main kings palace and major shopping/ food areas). It felt like home coming back every day
We recently stayed at the Four Seasons in Seoul with three kids. The hotel is beautiful and seems that there was nothing overlooked. The breakfast in the morning was the highlight for my kids! The rooms were very spacious and done very well (my only issue was the lighting was not enough). The health club and pool were top notch. Finally the speakeasy Charlie's is not to be missed.
First time in Seoul and stayed at this hotel, love the design of the room and the staff were amazing. Try their spa when you have a chance, it is divine. I have seen the other upscale hotel and FS in my opinion is the best.
Stayed here again and it was as good as the first time if not better. Michelle at front desk was very nice but her colleagues were all good as well.
This will be our go to place whenever we are in Seoul.
The hotel is spotless, smells good, and service is top notch. Rooms are spacious and bright and airy.
Conveniently located near the SFC, city hall, myoundong and Namshan.
Great venue for medium sized business conference. May be great for large conferences as well; however, we only had about 40 attendees.
Very professional staff from refilling participants water to being ready with microphones for Q+A. The bento style lunch was also much better than what I would have expected for a conference of this size.
Rooms are first rate. Spacious, walk in bathroom, USB ports, fresh fruit on arrival, well lit, intuitive etc. Makes other so called
Five stars in the area like the Westin look like amateur hour . Westin is not even close to a five star franchise these days. Price point between Four Seasons and the Westin is not that far apart. Definitely recommend paying up a bit more to stay here.
Oh, gym was world class. Conference attendees were raving about it.