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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

Comfort and efficiency
Sito_Journey

Stayed three nights and it was a comfortable and overall nice stay.

The room was elegant without being overbearing. The service by the staff was courteous, polite, efficient. The gym was large with good equipment.

I did not have time to head out for a walk or jog but the large park that the hotel is adjacent to looks like nice.

Overall a very good hotel and a nice stay.

Close to perfection !
Kinari

Just spent 3 nights at the Shilla and I was blown away by how 'well-oiled' this hotel is. This is my first stay at the property - had another property in mind initially but my Korean friend insisted that I try the Shilla for a change. Best decision taken !

The general features / services of this property are well described on their website so I won't belabour the facts but it suffice to say that it truly lives up to its long standing reputation of being one of Seoul's most iconic and famous luxury hotel.

I booked an Executive Grand Deluxe which came with access to the beautifully appointed Executive Lounge on the 23rd floor. Loved everything about the room and its bathroom - from its spaciousness to the plush towels, Morton Brown amenities, and that glorious view of Namsan. The bed and pillows are among the most comfortable I've come across and that's no mean feat considering I have tried innumerable hotels in the course of work and travels. I did struggle a while to find a way to operate the wooden blinds but eventually realised everything was controlled by a single black remote control.

The food quality and service at the lounge was impeccable - breakfast spread was generous and the gym on the 3rd floor can rival any of the best hotel gyms globally.

If there's any 'downside' it may be the massive throng of people - mainly locals who would pour into the hotel lobby on weekends but do bear in mind that this hotel is possibly one of the most coveted wedding venue in the city and that invariably comes with the usual nuances. I personally didn't mind it as it offered me a rare glimpse into local wedding practices which I found fascinating.

Lastly, the location is well-centered and within easy short walking distance to the Dongguk University stop which takes one to most key tourist sites within 3 4 - stops. Great park nearby which at this time of the year, provides a beautiful palette of yellow, red and orange foliage for one's viewing and strolling pleasure.

Overall, a great stay and one which I would highly recommend to anyone.

A nice visit if you can get past the buses of tourists
tripkey

Had some champagne and the bingsu here at The Library. It was very crowded with tourists trying to get to the on-site shopping. However, the service inside was excellent and the server spoke English well. They had live classical music first with violin and piano and then on harp. The furniture was quite run-down and *not* in a comfortable, distinguished, weathered way. A bit surprising for a property of its reputation but was a nice visit overall.