What We Love
- French-Korean fusion at the property’s Michelin-starred restaurant
- The 86th-floor Evian Spa
- Gratis tea service (sample the hotel’s own proprietary pear and cinnamon blend) at check-in
- Diptyque toiletries in all guest bathrooms
What To Know
- The hotel can provide guests with personal shopping concierges to guide them through nearby luxe department store, Avenuel
- Guests are treated to a personalized pillow menu
- Champagne bubbles inspired the awe-inspiring crystal sculpture in the cocktail lounge
- The hotel’s Pastry Library churns out made-to-order desserts
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Stratospheric retreat inside Lotte World Tower, with a stylish spa and sky-high bar
Seoul’s glittering skyline takes on new heights at this swanky sanctuary, set on the upper stretch of a 1,820-foot high-rise. The wow factor is unmistakable in the 101st-floor lobby, where double-height ceilings and local woodwork set a polished tone. VIP treatment starts with the seamless check-in process, which can be handled from the comfort of your sprawling suite—cavernous cocoons adorned with hand-painted cherry blossoms on the walls and spacious bathrooms where even the marble tubs gaze towards a jagged and dynamic cityscape. It’s a similar view that beckons at the stylish spa (don’t miss a dip in the emerald tile-lined pool), which offers Alps-inspired treatments such as hydrotherapy and water immersion. Seeking even more privacy? The sky-top salon offering Han River vistas, bottomless tea and coffee, and a steady flow of gourmet snacks is devoted to hotel guests only. Award-winning chef Yannick Alleno masterminded the experience at STAY, the hotel’s 81st-floor French restaurant, which spotlights regional ingredients such as Gongju chestnuts, Eumseong beef, and Yeosu peninsula clams in its refined and unforgettable plates.
In the Area
As a resident of Seoul’s ritziest neighborhood, the Signiel shares its upscale surroundings with other popular city sites like the Seoul Olympic Park and Korea’s biggest underground mall. The hotel’s Lotte Tower address puts guests within easy reach of attractions including a duty-free shopping center, concert hall, and onsite indoor theme park (the world’s largest), Lotte World, complete with an ice-skating rink and aquarium. If you’ve had your fill of futuristic fun, don’t fret: you’re very close to an 8th-century Buddhist temple, Bongeunsa, where visitors can participate in an array of cultural workshops centered on everything from lantern-making to Zen meditation.
How to Get There
The Signiel Hotel is located in the Lotte World Tower, on the floors 76 to 101. Quite a distance away from downtown,especially considering the heavy Seoul traffic.
Very very impressive hotel, but comes with a steep price.
The rooms are very nice, with a fantastic view. The bathroom had ceiling high windows, quite impressive. The rainshower, however, was disappointing, not enough water pressure.
Breakfast is in the STAY restaurant. Excellent offer. Unfortunately, the restaurant is long and narrow, quite cramped and restless. Guests come and go, waiters go about their business, always pretty close to your table.
Friendly staff but some with limited English skills.
Concierge service was quite unexperienced and unprepared as far as golf booking was concerned. A hotel of this category should undoubtedly have better connections to golf courses.
All in all a very impressive hotel. But unfortunately with some minor flaws.
1. Amazing view ! Worth paying premium.
2. Great service, I'll say Signiel's service is a bit better than Shilla.
3. Free snack and drink available - again, great view of Seoul.
4. Very comfortable and clean room
1. Paid extra for breakfast, but not impressed... just so so.
2. Hard to find hotel entrance ... better sign needed
3. If the Signiel truly want to upgrade their service, they should let the customer sit down at the lounge sofa and bring tea and hot towel. And do the check in process... why not staff go to customers instead of customer stand at the counter?
Add more staff during heavy check in time, customers should be able to finish check in with in 10 minutes.
This lands firmly in 5 star luxury territory, but you are gonna pay for it. Make this a destination property as it's not terribly convenient for exploring the city. Jamsil is a bit too far out for urban exploring. The draws here are Lotte world and some big parks and green spaces. I'd say it's more of a staycation splurge than somewhere for an out-of-towner unless you are enchanted by theme parks. It has great access to running trails.
The rooms are very large, well appointed and have jaw-dropping views of the city and surrounding countryside. It's worth it just to sit and sip tea and stare out your window watching the sun go down and the city lights go up. Breakfast as noted is decadence with more things than you'll ever get a chance to eat. The room is a bit over the top but if you're staying here and spending the bucks then you might as well plunge into the fantasy. The sauna is excellent and sparsely visited for the moment. Where else in the world can you pace around nude and survey your kingdom from 80 plus stories up?
The mall attached to the hotel is a real hotbed of entertainment and activities. It's high end but has enough diversions to kill almost a full day. Again, if you can afford it then you might as well go to town!