4.5
Very Good 1864 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at The Shilla Seoul, you’ll be centrally located in Seoul, convenient to Korea House and Dongdaemun Market. This 5-star hotel is close to Gyeongbok Palace and National Museum of Korea.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 464 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and body treatments. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 6 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times, and limited parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Shilla Seoul
249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, 04605 Korea

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1864 Reviews
Quality Accommodation
Reviewed 1 day ago

Very comfortable hotel, in a typically severe Korean style. Luxurious and no nonsense service. I would return. It is centrally located in the city but has a quiet park like setting. Service is prompt and does not lack for anything. Date of Travel was February, but it was a while ago, and the year is not a selection.

Excellent hotel for business trip
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are doing business with Samsung, this is the hotel that reminds you that it is part of Samsung group and that heads of state and other dignitaries stay here.

If you plan on walking around or exploring Seoul as a tourist on your own dime, there are probably better value for money options. But, if your company is footing the bill and you don't care about loyalty programs, this is the pinnacle of the hotel service experience in South Korea.

White glove service upon exiting your taxi or limo (apparently the airport shuttle doesn't stop at the hotel main entrance anymore). Concierge will do just about anything you ask them (for a fee, when required). Breakfast at the Parkview buffet is an awesome smorgasbord of Asian and Western cuisines with everything prepared fresh. Probably among the best hotel buffets in the world. Where else do 4 different staff passing by your table ask if you would like another cup of coffee?

The standard room may be considered compact, but it has a huge bathroom with a tub and shower. The linens for the bed are like a pilgrimage through the finest fields of Egyptian cotton. The technology in the room is all Samsung and everything is controllable from a button somewhere in the room.

Room service is pricey, and outstanding. I ordered a curry and it was delicious and promptly served.

Did I mention the robes - divine. Toiletries - a kit that would make Emirates business class blush. And if you need to, you can iron your clothes in your room.

Again, if you are on the Samsung rate, you also get other perks. A free ride to Suwon or other Samsung office (one way), one change of clothes per day of stay laundered for free.

There's also a gym, equipped with its own change of clothes and state-of-the-art equipment.

The Shilla benchmarked the Okura hotel in the 20th century to become a benchmark in service for the 21st century. If you have a corporate card, use it here.

Checks all the boxes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many great hotels in Seoul, it’s hard to truly rate them. Often times, it just comes down to location. Nestled in an uniquely green part of the city, the way to the Shilla hotel was really beautiful - winding through a beautiful tree lined driveway. There’s also a traditional building in the center of the compound, which was unexpected and quite interesting. It is also a big tourist attraction as it is attached to their Duty Free store, so can be crowded and chaotic in the lobby during peak hours. Nevertheless, service was great, very consistent throughout my stay. Rooms are very spacious, though a bit dated. Overall recommend, but would suggest location as key decision factor. Myeongdong is my preference, so Shilla is not usually my top choice for that reason.

Amazing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shilla is a luxurious hotel with exceptionally clean rooms, friendly staff and delicious food. We had a gala dinner organized at their Emerald ballroom and everything was amazing! The staff is very friendly and professional and helpful. The only inconvenience is the transportation. You can only access the hotel by car and although it is close to the main attractions in Seoul, it is a bit far from the markets and shopping areas

Awosome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best hotel in Korea. I was really happy with its service and the parties were nice. They hold small events and they gave us pleasure. Room condition, pool and sauna were good enough. The food in happy hour time was a little bit disappointed.