InterContinental Grand Seoul
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- 98%Business Travelers
- 98%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (6)
- InterContinental Grand SeoulMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jul 05, 2012
This is your typical Intercontinental hotel, and like most within the brand, the Seoul Parnas has great service, immaculately clean and traditionally furnished rooms and a plethora of amenities on the premises. It's a 5-10 minute walk from the Intercontinental COEX, which is simpler and caters to a business clientele. This location is the "luxury" one. However, for the price of a guest room, I was surprised that they charge 38,500 won (about $35 US) to use the sauna and fitness area, which is open from 6:00am - 11:00pm, for just one day. They also charge 25,000 won (about $22 US) for wi-fi in your room (for a 24 hour period). However, Wi-fi is free in public areas, of which there are many. There’s a cigar bar, a trendy bar/lounge, an espresso café, just to name a few of the spots to chill outside your room. The hotel is super convenient: It’s just outside of the Samseong subway station, exit 5, and is a 5 minute cab ride to Gangnam and COEX. You won’t have a particularly unique hotel experience here, but it’s a solid bet for convenience, cleanliness and service.
- InterContinental Grand SeoulMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Oct 05, 2012
Excellent service. Every time I've stayed here, I've received a complimentary upgrade. Rooms were clean, comfortable, stylish, and very large. Wish my trips had been longer than one or two nights.
- InterContinental Grand SeoulJul 11, 2012
For it's location (with another Intercontinental Hotel just a 10 minute walk the other side of COEX...) and luxury status, there are far more enticing options in the COEX area of Gangnam.
Though the service is friendly, and the hotel is of course, immaculate, I found the whole atmosphere to be a bit fussy and overdone. It's the sort of luxury hotel where you can feel the effort of the decor- there's just no ease about the place. This being said, I am always partial to a more airy, modern approach- so if decor with a heavy, flourished hand floats your boat, you'll be right at home.
The other detracting factor is that the spa and fitness services on site are not included in the price of your room, and for the price you'll be paying, that seems a bit scandalous to me. You'll pay a daily fee for usage- which you will also do for wi-fi in your room (Why it's not included in the cost of the room is a mystery to me...who ISN'T going to want wi-fi?)
For what the hotel promises in luxury, it lacks in common sense.
Very Good!420 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
- Service99% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel95% thought it was clean.
- Room90% thought rooms were spacious.
- Location83% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Food72% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Wellness/SportsWellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough. 70% of guests gave positive feedback.