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.
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Over all it’s not bad. But my stays in this property are longer ones every time. Hence I get to see more about it. Health club is of no use for business travellers due to its timing. Currently it closes at 9 pm which is impossible for a business traveller to avail .Should be made 24 hours like many other international hotels. Nothing much to complain about the food unless you are a finicky vegetarian! Never availed the spa facility myself as not any information about the spa is kept in the room for the guests to know.
Was with my family for 4 days, staffs are quite cooperative and helpful it’s a wonder place for any kind of trip as it’s located in the Centre and the hotel itself is quite and relaxing with all facilities.
We stayed here for our wedding night and were glad that we chose Imperial Palace. The front staff member who offered me to upgrade to the suite room was extremely courteous and professional. The service he provided throughout the check-in process was impressive. The front desk lady was also friendly and kept me updated on the progress of check-in in timely manner. Interior of the hotel and the room is beautiful and amenities are great as well. The hotel is located conveniently in the city of Seoul close to many restaurants and coffee shops. We would definitely stay at this hotel again when we visit Seoul next time!
Although the hotel is old I like it a lot. A yery good breakfast is served. The excellent gym has been renewed one year ago and the indorr pool is very nice.
-Fast reaction of the staff
-Very central in Gangnam
everything perfect except for the furniture that now is a bit too old.
If furniture and carpet could be replaced in some floors
the hotel could become even more fancy and attractive.
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