Imperial Palace Seoul
What We Love
- A luxurious stay in an elegant, European-style five-star hotel, breakfast includedTaking a dip in the hotel's luxurious sauna with indoor and open-air baths.
- Stepping into the magnificent lobby of the hotel; always decorated for any special occasion, it offers a perfect photo opportunity
- The intriguing nine-hole gold course on the hotel's roof.
What To Know
- Fitness center has aerobics and yoga classes, squash courts and an indoor pool
- Central location in the business district
- The outdoor pool is seasonal
- Guestrooms could use a little TLC
Step into the ritzy lobby of Imperial Palace and be wowed by gleaming marble walls, warm wood panels, twinkling lights from the eye-catching chandelier and more. The lavishly-dressed lobby is the hallmark of the five-star hotel’s European theme that never fails to impress visitors. The hotel has also won many awards: Grand Luxury Hotel of the Year Award from Luxury Travel Guide 2016, Best Business Hotel in Gangnam Award from The Korea Herald, TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and more.
Facilities and restaurants are equally grand and generous. You’ll find a traditional sauna with indoor and open-air bath, a fully equipped fitness centre that offers aerobics and yoga classes, squash courts and an indoor pool. There is also a seasonal outdoor pool and a nine-hole, rooftop golf range.
The glitzy Imperial Palace is located in Gangnam, an exclusive neighbourhood in the heart of Seoul. Here you’ll find upmarket shopping options, the must-visit COEX mall, and a slew of aesthetic clinics. More gleaming metropolis than traditional Korean town, this is where you get a peek into the lives of the cool kids of Seoul.
How to Get There
I fell in love with this grand hotel and its people. Kind, attentive and they keep the place immaculate. Did not get to explore the neighborhood but will bring my wife next time and do so. Worth every penny I paid to stay.
You can enjoy spectacular views enywhere in this hotel.
It’s located in center area of Seoul and it’s recommended visitors who want to enjoy Gang-nam life!
Foods and services are very nice too!
If you have any chances, trying Spa will be unforgettable.
Taxi travel in Seoul honestly is quite reasonable and maybe cheap. Original plan was to buy the Tube pass but getting around too complicated and cumbersome. And with the language barrier, it can at times really put you off. Every place on an easy day in about 15-20 mins taxi distance away from this hotel. However, kindly get your destinations written in Korean before you leave hotel. The taxi drivers don't speak a word of English.
the hotel is extremely beautiful with beautiful staff
however while checking in - the front desk manager was not very courteous. He was polite but more towards being Rude & Curt. Not at all warm
Other staff were professional.
It's a 5 stars hotel requiring improvements. I.e: 15 min for checking arriving 16h due to non-available rooms, a wifi net no too quick, too expensive hotel restaurants in relation with food and service quality,... In resume: not worthy. I feel there is better options in Seoul on its price.
Let me note a very good calification to concierge service. Perfect support from its staff!